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2010 Kia Forte Koup Recognized as a “Best in Show” for 2009 New York Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the all-new 2010 Kia Forte Koup, unveiled just last week during the 2009 New York International Auto Show, has been chosen by the editors at MSN Autos as a “Best in Show” pick. Vehicles that made the list offered impressive style, value and overall potential to help move the automotive industry forward. “As the New York Auto Show offers a number of concept and production introductions, we are plea

Kia Forte Koup 2010

Kia Motors America has unveiled the all-new Koup at the New York International Auto Show today.  The company’s first ever two-door coupe epitomises the brand’s bold new design direction. “Hot on the heels of the Soul and Forte four-door, Forte Koup represents the next exciting step in the transformation of Kia design and offers a blend of sporty and emotional appeal,” said Michael Sprague, Vice President of Marketing, Kia Motors America (KMA). “We believe our new design evoluti

Kia debuts all-new Sorento at Seoul Motor Show

Kia has taken the wraps off its Sorento – the landmark vehicle that took the Korean brand onto the world stage – at the Seoul Motor Show. Longer and lower, the Sorento brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV.  With its longer front overhang, wedge profile, crisply defined greenhouse and accentuated wheelarch volumes, Kia’s CUV looks thoroughly modern and sporty. The 4.7-metre long Sorento moves vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication.

Kia Motors introduces Eco Dynamics brand and LPI Hybrid for Korean market

Kia Motors has introduced its new environmental brand ‘Eco Dynamics’ and an LPI Hybrid based on its Korean market Forte saloon as part of its commitment to the development of earth-positive vehicles. The Eco Dynamics brand was unveiled at Kia Motors’ domestic sales headquarters in Apkujeong-dong, Seoul, along with the company’s blueprint for developing low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles. The new brand communicates Kia’s unique

Kia wins a 2009 ‘red dot’ Design Award

Kia’s stylish and fun urban cross-over car, the Soul, has become the first Korean car ever to receive the prestigious recognition of a design award from the world renowned ‘red dot’ awards at the 2009 product design competition held in Germany. With more than 3,230 entries from 49 countries in 17 different categories, the newly-launched Kia Soul was selected from the ‘Automobile Transport and Caravan’ section to receive this design accolade. Welcoming the announcement of the ‘red dot’ award, Kia

Kia Sells Its Soul

Soul. It's something that even dictionaries find hard to describe, but anyone who's 'got soul' knows what it means. Likewise, the new Kia Soul – the latest small car from one of the world's most energetic and vibrant car companies – is hard to categorise, for it fits into none of the motor industry's neat pigeon holes. But one look at it and anyone who's 'got soul' will understand. Soul has got soul and it hits Kia showrooms from March 1. Emotional. Iconic. Self-confident. Bold. Lifestyl

it’s a magic number for kia! the no 3 concept makes its debut at geneva

It’s a magic number for Kia! The No 3 concept makes its debut at Geneva

Keeping up its reputation for showing concepts that lead to reality, Kia is playing the numbers game at the Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva next week with the debut of the all-new No 3 concept. Carving a new niche in the small-car market the No 3 delivers flexibility and fun creating a beautiful car that is also great to drive – and even better will be great to be seen in! The concept features a unique extended windscreen and panoramic

2010 Kia Forte

On the heels of announcing the widely acclaimed, all-new Kia Soul, Kia Motors America (KMA) today introduced the all-new 2010 Kia Forte (pronounced for-tay) compact sedan at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Forte blends Kia’s exciting new design direction under the tutelage of Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer, with a multitude of standard features. The 2010 Kia Forte will go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2009. “Kia Motors’ product line is rapidl

soul’ster brings sunshine to wintry detroit

Soul’Ster Brings Sunshine To Wintry Detroit

Kia Motors is bringing a sunny beach feeling to the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on a cold Detroit winter day with the arrival of the Kia Soul’ster open-air concept, a variation of the highly anticipated Kia Soul urban crossover. With young-at-heart buyers’ budgets in mind, the Soul’ster is an efficient front-drive car based on the Kia Soul production model, which made its world debut at the 2008 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris in October and is another example of Kia’s increas

Kia Sportage makes it three in a row in Planet 4x4 Awards

The Kia Sportage has been chosen as the ‘Value for Money Champion’ for the third year in a row in the Planet 4x4 2008 Awards. The European built 4x4 has seen a number of improvements since it won last year’s award.  Production of the 2008 Sportage moved from Seoul to Kia’s groundbreaking Slovakian plant an

KIA Motors Unveils Next Generation Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Kia Motors Corporation’s (KMC) Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) program takes a major technological step forward today with the global unveiling of the all-new Kia Borrego FCEV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Numerous innovations including a higher output 154 horsepower fuel cell and a new 450-volts Supercapacitor give the Borrego FCEV higher performance, a greatly extended driving range and cold-weather starting capability to o

KIA Motors America Shows Off Stylized Concept Vehicles During 2008 SEMA Show

Ready to rave at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Kia Motors America (KMA) goes extreme in Sin City with its in-booth activities and tricked-out concept vehicles for the 2008 SEMA Show. Appealing to aftermarket fanatics and concept car enthusiasts alike, KMA dials in the DJ-spun tunes for a sweet showing of the following concepts: * Soul Burner, designed with a hardcore attitude meant for those who live freely and enjoy life – one of three S