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Tag : Kia

Kia instigates Niro Hybrid and PHEV safety recall

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Kia has instigated a voluntary recall of 5,020 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models due to possible overheating in an electrical relay.

Kia and Hyundai EVs to get smartphone performance control tech

2 months ago / 0 comments

Future Kia and Hyundai vehicles will feature technology which allows drivers to adjust seven major performance features through their smartphones.

Electric cars helping hybrid sales, finds Kia UK

3 months ago / 0 comments

Kia UK’s president and CEO, Paul Philpott, has said the new e-Niro has attracted mostly new customers to the brand and increased hybrid sales.

e-Niro building strong EV customer base for Kia

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Kia’s e-Niro electric SUV is still proving popular with potential customers and helping to build the brand’s EV presence despite having sold out of this year’s … Read More »

Demand outstripping supply for Kia e-Niro EV

4 months ago / 0 comments

All 900 allocated UK units of the new Kia e-Niro electric car have all-but been sold in less than a month, according to the carmaker but … Read More »

Kia study reveals fleets ready for EV tipping point

4 months ago / 0 comments

Demand for electric vehicles is reaching a tipping point for fleets, according to a new study by Kia.

Pod Point chosen to complement Kia’s growing EV line-up

5 months ago / 0 comments

Kia Motors UK has chosen Pod Point as official homecharge provider to complement its growing range of electric powered plug-in vehicles.

Kia adds a touch of luxury to 2019 Optima Sportswagen PHEV

6 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has updated the Optima Sportswagen plug-in hybrid for 2019 adding a new premium grade.

SUV future for diesel Kia models

6 months 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

6 months 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 »

First Drive: Kia e-Niro

7 months ago / 0 comments

Conventional styling and more boot space are key e-Niro attractions, reckons Martyn Collins.

Road test: Kia Sportage

7 months ago / 0 comments

There are some notable new diesel options behind Kia’s refreshed best-seller, explains Alex Grant.

Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar-charging tech

8 months 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Kia Picanto X-Line

10 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s top-spec Picanto hopes to tempt drivers out of compact SUVs, explains Alex Grant.

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

11 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

11 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 »

Road Test: Kia Niro PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Smart thinking from Kia, but the plug-in Niro has stiff competition on the way. By Alex Grant.

‘Mild Hybrid’ Kia Sportage due later this year

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

First Drive: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi GT-Line S

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia’s big SUV gets a new look and keener drive – has it worked? Martyn Collins isn’t sure.

Sportier new Kia Ceed to launch in Q2

1 year 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 »

First Drive: Kia Stinger

1 year ago / 0 comments

Does the Stinger signify that Kia’s aspirations are overly ambitious? Not at all, says Craig Thomas. Image is everything, the marketers tell us, and that’s certainly … Read More »

Kia confirms 16 electrified vehicles by 2025

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Kia Stonic

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Stonic gives Kia a conventional sub-Sportage crossover, at last, explains Alex Grant.

Hyundai reveals first of all-new petrol and diesel range

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »