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Kia Soul by Jeff Banks

A unique Kia Soul is specially designed by Jeff Banks for fashion retailer Matalan. A huge promotion - ‘Unwrap a car for Christmas’ will run from November 16th to 24th December in more than 200 Matalan stores around the country. Jeff Banks used Kia Soul Samba, which is painted in bright Tornado Red. He added new red alloy wheels, racing seats and an in-car cinema system, complementing its existing sound system with red LED mood lighting. There are also Jeff Banks’ crest features on the r

Kia Motors Corporation released Cadenza saloon

The luxury sedan from Kia - Cadenza will make its first debut at motor shows in the Middle East, towards the end of the year. This is the production version of VG concept car. Cadenza is designed to deliver better driving experience, good safety and own style to the customers. The strange name comes from Italian musical term, which is used to describe an elaborate, ornamental flourish for a concerto or aria. Obviously, Kia didn't picked the perfect name for their executive saloon. At first glance, Kia Cadenza i

2011 KIA Sorento CUV

KIA Motors presents the all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, which proudly marks another step in the brand’s design and vehicle lineup transformation. Adopting the new Kia signature design cues, the all-new 2011 Sorento is the first vehicle to roll off the line at Kia Motors’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia. 2011 KIA Sorento CUV has a new dynamic and attractive look. More longer and roomier than the previous-generation Sorento, the redesigned seven passengers vehicle i

Venga is the Kia's third consecutive debut for the Frankfurt Motor Show

Venga is the name of the latest Kia premium B-segment contender, which will go on sale in Europe later this year and in the UK early in 2010. Kia Venga will debut at this years Frankfurt Motor Show and it is based on the Kia’s ‘No 3’ concept shown at Geneva in March. The Venga model is designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the 4,068 mm long Kia Venga features an unusually long wheelbase for its class of 2,615 mm – and a 1600

The new Kia cee'd shows her real face before Frankfurt

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show is the place where the new Kia cee’d will show her re-engineered and restyled face publicly for the first time. A new ECO-dynamics model will be added to the range of Kia’s top-selling model in Europe. The new cee'd is the latest version of the company’s signature grille – an evolvi

‘Stand-out’ styling for all-new Kia Sorento

Modern, powerful styling with a clear dynamic look differentiates the all-new seven-seater Kia Sorento that makes its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. New Sorento is longer and lower than the current model and incorporates Kia’s new design DNA into its ‘stand-out’ looks, while featuring a much more spacious and luxurious cabin. The 4,685 mm long SUV is also significantly sleeker than the previous model with an aerodynamic drag figure of Cd 0.38 – down from 0.43. The most popular

Kia VG - Official Renderings

Kia Motors officially released the first renderings of its new premium saloon which will go on sale in Korea by the end of the year. The new model comes from a Kia concept shown at the Seoul Motor Show earlier this year and it is code named VG. The new Kia VG is about to replace the Opirus model in Korea, America and Europe. “VG clearly demonstrates the next stage in Kia’s design evolution and showcases our new design principle of ‘sophistication by simplicity’.  The exterior is a se

The New Kia cee’d - First images revealed

Kia Motors has today released the first pictures of new cee’d, revealing a much improved and updated look including the new ‘family face’ of the brand. This mid-life change unusually includes sheet metal changes to the bonnet plus alterations to the bumper, grille and light clusters.There have been some enhancements to the interior too in terms of specification and design including a more intuitive centre console and upgraded audio system including Bluetooth connectivity. Paul Philpott, Managing Director K

Kia America launches the All-New 2010 Forte Koup

With performance-inspired, aggressive and sleek styling, the all-new 2010 Forte Koup joins the Kia Motors America (KMA) lineup later this summer as the company’s first-ever two-door coupe. Following the recently launched Forte compact sedan, Forte Koup embodies the brand’s design-led evolution and raises the comfort, convenience, performance and standard safety feature expectations in the segment “As the dramatic two-door sibling of our flagship model, and the first coupe in company history, Forte Koup is

KIA Soul’ster Awarded 2009 Concept Truck Of The Year

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the open-air Soul’ster Concept, which made its debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, was named the 2009 Concept Truck of the Year during the 2009 North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn

Kia Soul awarded 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating

The all-new Kia Soul urban crossover has been awarded a 5-Star safety rating (the maximum score) in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results. The Soul’s safety ratings* – with scores of 87% for Adult Occupant Protection, 86% for Child Protection and 86% for Safety Assist equipment – place the Kia among the safest B-Segment sized family cars. “The latest Euro NCAP result is a major landmark achievement for Kia. This is a superb follow-up to the 5-Star Euro NCAP rating achieved by the Kia cee’d in 2007**.

2010 Kia Forte Compact Sedan Hits the Streets of U.S.

Following the successful launch of the all-new, widely acclaimed 2010 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle in Miami earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) today launched the all-new 2010 Kia Forte compact sedan in Seattle. The Emerald City, known for its innovation and creativity, provides the perfect backdrop for For