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Kia introduces Korea’s first production electric vehicle

Posted: January 6, 2012 at 8:32 am   /   Cars, Kia Global, News

-      Kia Ray EV marks beginning of new era in Korean motoring –      EV assembled on same production lines as regular models –      Range up to 139 km (86 miles) with fast-charging in 25 minutes –      Unique EV navigation system locates closest recharging stations –      2,500 units to be produced in 2012 for use by […]

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Kia Picanto and Peter Schreyer win Top Gear Magazine Awards

Posted: November 30, 2011 at 10:25 am   /   Kia Global, News

(SEOUL) November 30, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation is delighted that the all-new Kia Picanto and its Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, have received honors in the BBC Top Gear Magazine annual awards announced today.  The Picanto has been named ‘Bargain of the Year’ and Schreyer was selected as one of the ‘Men of the Year’ in the special […]

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Kia Motors releases images of new compact production vehicle for Korean market

Posted: November 9, 2011 at 5:44 am   /   Cars, Kia Global, News

  SEOUL) November 9, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation today released the first official images of its all-new Kia Ray compact vehicle, which will be sold exclusively in the company’s home market of Korea.

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Kia GT – the new rear-wheel drive concept car

Posted: September 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm   /   Cars, Concept Cars, Kia Global, News

Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction.  This four-door sports sedan with a rear-wheel drive layout – a Kia first – marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit.

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Kia Optima Hybrid sets new Guinness World Record® for fuel economy

Posted: September 14, 2011 at 9:03 am   /   Cars, General, Kia Global, News

September 13, 2011 — Kia Motors is one of the automotive industry’s current fuel economy leaders and today the brand is celebrating the setting of a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle, while driving through all 48 adjoining U.S. states.

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Kia awarded three environmental certificates by TÜV Nord

Posted: August 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm   /   Kia Global, News

Kia Motors Corporation has been awarded three environmental certificates by TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, in recognition of the strong eco-credentials of its three newest models.

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Wayne Gerdes (Hypermiling expert and owner of CleanMPG.com) readies for a Guinness World Record fuel economy challenge in a Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia gears up for fuel economy record attempt

Posted: August 29, 2011 at 9:28 am   /   Cars, General, Kia Global, News

(SEOUL) August 26, 2011 — Two motorists are preparing to drive a 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid into the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records this week as they aim to set a new record for lowest fuel consumption (in a gasoline hybrid car) while driving through all 48 adjoining states of America.

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Kia Concept Car Frankfurt 2011 (2)

Kia to unveil four-door sports sedan concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Posted: August 19, 2011 at 8:50 am   /   Cars, Concept Cars, General, Kia Global, News

(SEOUL) August 19, 2011 — Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction. This rear-wheel drive four-door sports sedan marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit.

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Scorpion FC win the Kia Champ into the Arena tournament in Argentina

SCORPIONS FC CROWNED CHAMPIONS AT THE KIA CHAMP INTO THE ARENA TOURNAMENT IN ARGENTINA

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 6:54 am   /   General, Kia Global, News

(BEUNOS AIRES) 23 July 2011.  The international KIA Champ into the Arena competition is an annual 5-a-side amateur soccer tournament held in many countries across the world. Various KIA distributors take part in this event, and encourage local amateur soccer teams to enrol themselves into the tournament. As soccer is entrenched in KIA’s global sporting […]

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Champ Into the Arena winners Scorpions FC pictured here with Kia Motors South Africa CEO Ray Levin

Kia Sponsors Copa America 2011

Posted: July 19, 2011 at 10:48 am   /   General, Kia Global, News

The association of Kia’s image with the soccer world reached a peak last year in South Africa, where it sponsored the World Cup. That was only the beginning. Kia hopes to be one step closer to South American fans through football, one of the world’s most beloved sports.

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