Posts Tagged ‘Kia’

Next Generation Rio Marks Next Big Step in Kia’s Design Revolution

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
All-new Rio sketch
© Kia Motors Corp.

Seoul — The first official sketches of the next generation Kia Rio revealed today (Wednesday) show a powerful, bold design that marks “the next big step” in the company's ongoing design revolution.

Longer, lower and wider than the existing Rio, the new model is designed to inject emotional appeal into the B-segment, targeting progressive, energetic consumers in the 25-to-49 age range.

Described by Kia's Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, as ‘sporty and elegant’, the B-segment newcomer has a swept-back profile and a character line rising out of the front wheel which gives it a sense of movement and fluidity, even when stationary. Inside, new Rio will offer a feeling of quality typically associated with larger, more expensive models. (more…)

Next Generation Kia Picanto — A Design that’s Small but Grown-Up

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Next generation Picanto (front side)
© Kia Motors

Seoul — Kia Motors Corporation has released the first official photos of the next generation Picanto city car, which now offers a bolder, more mature and more self confident look.

Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase and is set to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment.

Kia's Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, said, “In profile, new Picanto features significant sculpting and a very prominent rising character line. The result is a layering of light and shadow and this breaks up the height, giving the car a more sure-footed stance.” (more…)

World Premiere for New Kia Sedan in New York

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Next generation Kia Optima (Magentis)
© Kia Motors Corp.

Seoul — The next generation Kia Optima (also known as ‘Magentis’ in some markets) will make its public world premiere at the New York International Auto Show, which opens on Friday 2 April 2010. A fresh design from the ground up, Kia's latest generation of its popular mid-size sedan is completely transformed and embodies a bold, athletic and sporty visual energy.

Longer, lower and wider than the previous generation model, the new Optima features a significantly longer wheelbase and will offer more space for people and cargo.

The next generation Optima will go on sale at Kia dealerships in the USA and in non-European markets from Fall 2010, while sales in Europe will begin in Spring 2011. (more…)

Kia Motors Debuts ‘Ray’ Plug-In Hybrid Concept in Chicago

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Kia Ray (Front)
© Kia Motors Corp.

Seoul — Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the Ray Plug-in Hybrid concept during a press conference at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, advancing the momentum of Kia Motors' global alternative fuel and powertrain research program, and its sub-brand coined “EcoDynamics,” to develop innovative fuel-stretching and emissions-cutting technologies. The most efficient Kia vehicles with significant fuel consumption and emission reductions developed under the EcoDynamics sub-brand will be identified with the EcoDynamics badge. Recently, the EcoDynamics sub-brand took a major step forward with the introduction of the Kia Borrego Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) followed by the Forte LPI Hybrid, the gasoline Kia cee'd Hybrid and the twin-turbo diesel Kia Sorento Hybrid. (more…)

World Premiere for All-New Kia Sportage at Geneva

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
All-New Sportage (Europe Spec)
© Kia Motors Corp.

Seoul — The all-new Kia Sportage crossover will mark a dramatic shift in design direction for the brand's popular SUV when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 2 March.

Embodying Kia's newfound visual dynamism, the new Sportage is a fresh, bold, athletic and sporty design that successfully blends the key features of an SUV — the commanding driving position and heightened sense of security and raised ground clearance — and envelopes them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global appeal.

Longer, lower and wider than the previous generation model, the new Sportage will offer more space (more…)