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2017 KIA Niro sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle

Posted: December 19, 2016 at 10:41 am   /   Awards, Latest News

Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 KIA Niro officially received a Guinness World Record® title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car). The new record-setting mark is an incredible 76.6 mpg (3,07-litres/100km). “We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth […]

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Celebrating 10 years of production in Europe

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm   /   Latest News

December is an occasion for many celebrations and Kia Motors has one more to add to the list: this month marks Kia’s tenth anniversary of production in Europe! Since first opening the doors of the Zilina manufacturing plant in Slovakia on December 7, 2006, Kia has forged a strong and complementary relationship with the region. The […]

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Trial By Fire: Extreme weather testing the All-New Sportage

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 10:55 am   /   Cars, Latest News

At one of the hottest places on Earth, a fleet of Kia vehicles made an appearance for the ultimate test. At Death Valley, in eastern California in the U.S., the all-new Sportage underwent the final stages its development with the most extreme and rigorous vehicle testing implemented by the company yet.   This ‘Hot Test’ was […]

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Sportage conquers Sub-Sahara Africa in aid of child cancer awareness

Posted: November 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm   /   Featured, Latest News

While the all-new KIA Sportage is still an unfamiliar sight to many, it has already become synonymous with good cheer at paediatric hospitals in South Africa and its six neighbouring states following the successful completion of the second annual Seven7 Campaign, which saw two overland specialists travel nearly 7 000 km in seven days across […]

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KIA sets the record for The World’s Longest Test Drive with the all-new Sportage

Posted: October 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm   /   Featured, General, Latest News, News

Powered by the all-new KIA Sportage, which was officially launched in South Africa on 21 October 2016, KIA Motors South Africa has officially set the record for the World’s Longest Test Drive Relay, announced by RecordSetter in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 October 2016. The team, together with 520 test drivers selected from more than […]

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Made to Wow: The all-new fourth-generation KIA Sportage

Posted: October 25, 2016 at 11:01 am   /   Cars, Featured, Latest News

New design and advanced technologies for fourth generation of KIA’s bestselling compact SUV Modern layout and greater refinement for the new high quality cabin Greater passenger comfort with more space and less noise The safest Sportage yet, with a stronger body and new active safety tech New convenience features include wireless smartphone charging   Having […]

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GoPro joins KIA and RecordSetter on The World’s Longest Test Drive

Posted: October 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm   /   Latest News, News

KIA South Africa announces GoPro as an additional partner to join in on what will be The World’s Longest Test Drive, set to kick off this week from Durban on 14 October 2016, and end in Cape Point on 20 October 2016. Over the course of last week, KIA South Africa has listed a number […]

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KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The World’s Longest Test Drive gives wings to education

Posted: October 11, 2016 at 11:55 am   /   Featured, Latest News

As final preparations are made for The World’s Longest Test Drive, which kicks off in Durban this Friday, 14 October 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is proud to announce yet another important partnership for their record-setting launch of the all-new KIA Sportage. Joining the adventure is leading education and stationery manufacturers, Butterfly Products, who will […]

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Adding a European flavour to The World’s Longest Test Drive with vida e caffè

Posted: October 11, 2016 at 11:04 am   /   Latest News, News

As KIA and RecordSetter set off on their official attempt to set the world record for The World’s Longest Test Drive, the team today announces an exciting partner to the journey. Adding a distinctive European flavour to The World’s Longest Test Drive, vida e caffè will be fuelling the crew and participants over their 7-day […]

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KIA introduces its first front-wheel drive eight-speed automatic transmission

Posted: September 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm   /   Latest News

Advanced transmission developed in-house for front-wheel drive models Intelligent packaging ensures lighter weight and similar dimensions as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission 143 new patents filed throughout development of advanced transmission Eight-speed FWD automatic transmission to debut in 2017 Kia Cadenza KIA Motors has revealed details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered […]

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