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Alternative powertrain cars – facts and misconceptions

Posted: January 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm   /   General, Owner's Circle

Internationally, more and more consumers are turning to alternative powertrain cars such as the beloved Kia Optima Hybrid to go green, but there seems to be a lack of understanding about eco-friendly cars in general. Here are a number of misconceptions about eco-friendly cars and the facts that set them straight.    Short-lived batteries Contrary to popular belief, batteries […]

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Spy Shots of Kia Police Cars in New James Bond Film – Skyfall

Posted: August 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm   /   Cars, General, Kia Global, News

The world’s most famous movie franchise – 007, James Bond – will feature the Kia Optima and Sportage on the side of the good-guys when the next installment, Skyfall, opens this autumn. During filming in London sharp-eyed Kia owners spotted both models on-set dressed as British Police cars. In one shot, Daniel Craig as Bond […]

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A Glimpse into the Hush-Hush World of Automotive Proving Grounds

Posted: July 16, 2012 at 9:31 am   /   Cars, General, Kia Global

Car manufacturers often boast that vehicles can handle all sorts of driving conditions. These circumstances may range from strange weather, crazy terrain, bumpy roads, and even certain types of collisions. Have you ever wondered how the people who put your car together know precisely what it will stand up to? Did they drive it through […]

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We’re now on our third instalment of “Then and Now”, a Kia-Buzz series that takes you through a brief, yet informative history of Kia cars that have undergone amazing design shifts in relatively short periods of time.

Posted: July 4, 2012 at 8:07 am   /   Cars, General, Owner's Circle

We’re now on our third installment of “Then and Now”, a Kia-Buzz series that takes you through a brief, yet informative history of Kia cars that have undergone amazing design shifts in relatively short periods of time.The star of this edition is the Kia Optima, whose astonishingly rapid transformation has captivated drivers and auto enthusiasts […]

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Guinness Certification

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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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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