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Rigorous test and development regime for KIA Stinger

Posted: June 26, 2017 at 10:30 am   /   Cars, Featured, Technical

Each prototype subjected to 480-lap, 10,000 km Nürburgring validation program Designers and engineers collaborate to refine aerodynamic efficiency Testing and tuning work sees development of high-performance braking system, powerful engines and eight-speed transmission Stinger goes on sale globally during Q4 2017   (NüRBURGRING) June 26, 2017 – The KIA Stinger is entering the final stages […]

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Indicators & warning lights: understanding your Kia’s dashboard

Posted: May 24, 2017 at 9:55 am   /   Cars, Latest News, Owner's Circle, Technical

Your car’s dashboard is a hub of vital information to assist you while you drive. The instrument cluster – located right behind the steering wheel – is especially helpful when you are on the road. Complexly wired but simply presented, the car’s control panel is designed to indicate signs of trouble.   Those who have […]

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KIA cuts environmental impact of car manufacturing

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 9:14 am   /   Featured, General, Kia Global, Technical

KIA Motors Corporation has made significant progress in reducing the environmental impact of its production facilities, according to the company’s annual ‘MOVE’ sustainability report.   The Korean car manufacturer’s ongoing efforts to introduce more environmentally sustainable production methods have, over the past 12 months, resulted in lower greenhouse gas emissions levels, less waste and reduced […]

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Petrol or Diesel – Which engine is right for you?

Posted: November 10, 2015 at 6:33 am   /   Latest News, Owner's Circle, Technical

Diesel or Petrol, which one is right for you? Insight on the characteristics of each engine: http://bit.ly/1WK4DOsIf headlamps are the ‘eyes’ of the car, the engine can only be described as its ‘heart.’ The choice of an engine is an especially important decision for anyone in the market for a new car. The type of […]

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Crash like never before: Grand Sedona “Vertical Street” test

Posted: September 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm   /   Cars, Featured, Latest News, Technical, TVC, Video

  Kia recently conducted a new type of vehicle crash test on its  Grand Sedona minivan (Sedona), which received the maximum 5-star safety rating from NHTSA. Instead of a traditional crash test against a stationary wall, we went vertical, reproducing the test by dropping the car from up high! Watch as the Grand Sedona gets dropped 12.6 meters, […]

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KIA’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission cuts emissions, improves performance

Posted: February 26, 2015 at 10:40 am   /   Cars, Latest News, News, Technical

KIA has announced application of the all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) to a production model for the first time, the new KIA cee’d GT Line – which makes its global debut at the 85th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015. Production debut – the new KIA cee’d GT Line The new […]

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Parts availability: The key to success

Posted: November 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm   /   Cars, General, Technical

From importing and retailing two model ranges through 12 dealerships in 1998, to eight complete model ranges sold through 70 dealerships, KIA Motors has seen dramatic growth and expansion in its sixteen years of doing business in South Africa. With stellar sales across all the KIA model ranges, the KIA brand makes up a notable […]

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Staying Sustainable

Posted: June 6, 2014 at 6:56 am   /   Kia Global, News, Technical

People are noticing how much effort Kia puts into staying green and sustainable. Recently, Kia, along with its sister company Hyundai, was named the greenest automaker in the U.S. in an annual ranking of the eight top-selling automakers made by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), an independent nonprofit organisation. The rankings are based on […]

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Kia Motors shows next-generation technology at Geneva Motor Show

Posted: March 6, 2014 at 11:51 am   /   Concept Cars, General, Kia Global, News, Technical

-       European debuts for new Kia Soul EV and GT4 Stinger concept car –       New hybrid powertrain technology and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on display –       Enhanced Sportage and upgraded Optima Hybrid also shown –       All-new pedelec Kia Electric Bicycle promises up to 40 km range The new Kia Soul EV made its European debut at […]

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Kia shocks the Motor City with rear-drive GT4 Stinger Concept

Posted: January 14, 2014 at 8:43 am   /   Cars, Concept Cars, News, Technical

High-powered sports car focused on connection between driver and machine makes world debut at 2014 North American International Auto Show 2+2 seating configuration, 315 turbocharged horsepower and six-speed manual transmission make GT4 Stinger a true enthusiast’s machine GT4 Stinger was conceived by the “gearheads” in Kia’s Irvine, Calif., design studio, birthplace of iconic concept vehicles […]

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