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Tag : Kia

SUV future for diesel Kia models

6 days ago / 0 comments

Kia may have big plans for electric cars but diesel will still have a role in those sectors where it’s best served.

New-gen battery tech to provide 300-mile range in next Kia EV

1 week ago / 0 comments

Kia has confirmed its next major electric vehicle (EV), due circa 2020, will offer a range in excess of 300 miles and will likely be equipped … Read More »

Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar-charging tech

1 month ago / 0 comments

Solar-charging technology that could increase fuel efficiency and range and cut CO2 is to make its way into new Kia and Hyundai cars.

First Drive: Kia Sorento GT-Line

2 months ago / 0 comments

The sportiest Sorento makes the most of the flagship’s latest technology, explains Alex Grant.

Q&A: Albert Biermann, Kia executive VP for vehicle testing

5 months ago / 0 comments

Driver appeal isn’t dead: for Kia, it’s centre stage for the next generation of products. And Albert Biermann, the 30-year ex-BMW employee tasked with making that … Read More »

Kia hints at pricing for electric Niro SUV

5 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has launched the Niro EV in its home market, hinting that the 280-mile electric SUV will be priced at around £33,000 when it comes to … Read More »

‘Mild Hybrid’ Kia Sportage due later this year

7 months ago / 0 comments

Kia will launch an updated Sportage SUV in the second half of 2018, debuting its first mild-hybrid diesel drivetrain ahead of the roll-out in other models … Read More »

Road Test: Kia Stinger GT S

8 months ago / 2 comments

Kia’s 365bhp flagship is a turning point beyond its modest sales expectations, says Alex Grant. SECTOR Compact Executive PRICE £40,495 FUEL 28.5mpg CO2 225g/km Confidence; it’s … Read More »

Kia names new COO as Cole moves to new role

8 months ago / 0 comments

Kia Motors Europe has appointed Emilio Herrera as its new chief operating officer as Michael Cole departs to take on a new role within Kia.

Sportier new Kia Ceed to launch in Q2

10 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s third-generation Ceed will break cover at the Geneva Motor Show in March, revealed as a five-door hatch and a new body style, likely to be … Read More »

Kia confirms 16 electrified vehicles by 2025

11 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has outlined plans to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025, including new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, as well as an all-new hydrogen fuel-cell … Read More »

Kia to launch long range Niro EV

11 months ago / 0 comments

Kia Motors has confirmed the new Niro EV will have a “substantially larger range” than the competing Hyundai Ioniq.

Hyundai reveals first of all-new petrol and diesel range

1 year ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has revealed the first of a new generation of petrol and diesel engines, claiming conventional powertrains will still have a strong market … Read More »

Kia unveils new European models

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia has today unveiled the new production Kia Stonic compact SUV, Picanto X-Line, upgraded Sorento and Proceed Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

Facelifted Kia Sorento introduces new tech

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia is introducing new driver assistance and connectivity technologies, as well as a GT Line variant for its facelifted Sorento, which goes on sale later this … Read More »

Carmakers launch scrappage schemes in time for plate change

1 year ago / 0 comments

Car groups including Renault-Nissan, VW and Kia have become the latest manufacturers to launch scrappage schemes intended to tempt buyers to new, less-polluting vehicles. 

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 30 August

1 year ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet…

Kia hints new concept indicates next-gen cee’d

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia are set to unveil a new concept car at the 2017 IAA in Frankfurt on 12 September that could indicate what the next-generation cue’s model may look like…

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

2 years ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet from the last week… MBO at Aston Barclay brings multi-million pound investment Aston Barclay has secured a multi-million pound investment from … Read More »

Kia Stonic sets sights on Nissan Juke

2 years ago / 1 comments

Kia is to launch a compact crossover later this year, dubbed Stonic and providing a rival to the Nissan Juke.

Road Test: Kia Picanto

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kia’s third-generation city car has its sights set on the Volkswagen Up, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco

2 years ago / 0 comments

Good to drive, well equipped and keenly priced – there’s little to complain about in the revised Sportage, says Julian Kirk.

First Drive: Kia Rio

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Rio feels suitably tailored to European tastes considering its global roots, says Alex Grant.

Kia debuts two plug-in hybrid models

2 years ago / 1 comments

Kia will add two new plug-in hybrid models to its line-up later this year, both offering sub-50g/km CO2 emissions.

Kia teams up with KeeResources for online comparator tool

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet drivers and managers can now compare specification and running costs for Kia models and their competitors using independent KeeResources’ data.

Kia confirms diesel Stinger sports saloon for Europe

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kia will equip the Stinger, its rear-wheel drive sports saloon, with a 2.2-litre diesel engine when it launches in Europe at the end of this year.

New Kia Picanto to bring bolder styling and increased space

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kia has published the first images of the third-generation Picanto, which will bring more dynamic styling and extra cabin and cargo space.

First Drive: Kia Optima PHEV

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kia’s first plug-in hybrid is certainly capable, but it’s in a tough class. Alex Grant explains.

Driverless cars to account for half of UK new car market in 25 years’ time

2 years ago / 0 comments

Autonomous cars will transform motoring in the UK over the next few decades, a new report finds.

First Drive: Kia Optima Sportswagon

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kia’s first large estate car is a much-needed move into the mainstream, reckons Alex Grant.