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Kia Amanti Tops Strategic Vision SmartGreenIndexSM

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the Kia Amanti topped the large car segment in the newest Strategic Vision automotive metric, the SmartGreenIndexSM (SGISM).  The SGI reflects the relationships between perceived quality plus overall value and issues including fuel economy and environmental friendliness. In

Four world premiers for Kia at Paris motor show

Seven versions of the all-new Kia Soul urban crossover passenger car will star in a special ‘Soul World’ as the new segment-busting vehicle makes its world debut at the Paris Mondial de l’Automobile from 2 October 2008. The eagerly awaited Kia Soul marks a revolutionary expansion of the Kia product line-up.  A bold statement of Kia’s determination to succeed as one of the world’s top automotive companies, Kia Soul is destined to appeal to a whole new group of European and global consumers. Alongside th

Kia bares more Soul at the BIMS

Kia Motors has put more of its Soul on show with the release of new official images of its segment-busting model at the British International Motor Show. Kia is releasing the photographs of the fun and design-conscious Soul as it also brings the three stunning SOUL concept cars to its display in London. The three SOUL concept vehicles, originally seen at the Geneva Salon de l’Automobile earlier in 2008, will feature alongside the dramatic KEE sports coupe concept, the ex-cee’d cabrio c

2009 All-New KIA Borrego

Having made its global debut earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Kia Motors America (KMA) today officially launched the 2009 Borrego midsize SUV.  Borrego is one of the first production offerings based off of the new design direction Kia continues to unveil through concept vehicles including the Kue, KND-4, Kee and KOUP.  Given a straightforward and clean look, Borrego is intended for those who enjoy an active yet uncomplicated lifestyle. Outstanding

KIA Celebrates Grand Opening Of U.S. Corporate Headquarters And State-Of-The-Art Design Center

Today, Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), was joined by local and state representatives for the grand opening ceremony of the new 21.7-acre Kia U.S. corporate campus in Irvine, Calif. The $130-million investment includes the Kia Motors America Corporate Headquarters and state-of-the-art Kia Design Center America (KDCA). "The investment in our new corporate campus reaff

Kia Motors to keep UEFA EURO 2008 on the move

Kia Motors Corporation announced today that it will deliver 265 passenger cars and provide 463 days worth of buses to ensure efficient and smooth transportation during UEFA EURO 2008™ in Austria and Switzerland, and to fulfil its requirement as official automobile of UEFA EURO 2008™.  Kia is supplying official vehicles from its wide-ranging model line-up to the EURO 2008 and seeks to boost its brand recognition through commercial displays at the event venues and A-board advertisements in the stadiums. UEFA

Kia bares it’s Soul – production car keeps original concept name

Kia Motors has confirmed its all-new segment-busting car will retain the name and spirit of the concept from which it evolved – Soul. First seen as the SOUL concept car at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a trio of concept developments then appeared at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show which gave a strong indication to the many characters the new Kia could take on. Mr Hyoung-Keun Lee, Senior Executive Vice President an

Kia Soul

Three Kia SOUL concept cars unveiled by the Kia Motors Corporation at the 78th Salon de l’Automobiles this week in Geneva, Switzerland, reveal a whole new ‘fun’ side to the Korean brand. The concept cars – SOUL Diva, SOUL Burner and SOUL Searcher – were created by Kia’s European design team led by Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Kia Motors Europe, under the guidance of Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. Following Kia’s recently established tradition, the trio of con

Kia Sports Coupe

Kia Motors Corporation has released a second ‘preview image’ of the concept car it will unveil for the first time at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 11 September. Shown in profile, the svelte Sports Coupe Concept reveals classic lines coupled with a lengthened cabin design that can accommodate four adults in comfort. Designed in Europe, under the guidance of Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the all-new 2+2 Sports Coupe Concept, whose name remains a secret at present

Kia Pro-cee’d

Kia Motors Corporation has revealed the first ‘preview image’ of its exciting new Kia Pro-cee’d three-door hatchback model which will make its World Premiere at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show on 11 September. Based closely on the earlier pro_cee’d concept car shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2006, the new production model has been developed by Kia’s design team in Europe under the direction of Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. “Longer, lower and lighter th

Kia Picanto

Kia Motors Corporation has confirmed that the newly upgraded 2007 Kia Picanto will make its world premiere at the 34th Salon Internacional del Automovil in Barcelona, Spain on 7 June. Kia’s design teams in Korea and Europe have revisited the company’s smallest car, preserved its ‘young, sporty and friendly’ spirit, and evolved the new 2007 Picanto – a car with more glamorous looks, an upgraded interior and higher quality audio equipment. Attractively refreshed and restyled to be ‘

Kia KND-4

Kia Motors Corporation is staging the world premiere of its all-new KND-4 concept car today (Thursday) at the Seoul International Motor Show. Designed to reassert Kia’s credentials as a leading brand in the 4x4 and RV vehicle sectors, the new SUV concept car projects a dynamic, powerful character and exudes a strong sense of individuality. Although clearly a ‘concept car,’ the Luminous Green, three-door, 4466mm-long KND-4 gives a bold hint at how future Kia compact SUV models might look.