News: KIA TO LAUNCH STYLISH NEW CEED CROSSOVER

Kia have shared with MotorMartin recently how, from the very beginning of Ceed development 15 years ago, they have taken an open-minded approach to potential body styles. Many have been considered, and, in creating the all-new Ceed range, Kia have … Continue reading News: KIA TO LAUNCH STYLISH NEW CEED CROSSOVER

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News: KIA KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE WITH SPECIAL EDITION STONIC ‘MIXX’ AND PICANTO ‘WAVE’

Kia impressed with their versatile Stonic and sprightly Picanto last year so news of a couple of special editions bubbling to the surface in January is sure to be of interest to many of you out there. The following is … Continue reading News: KIA KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE WITH SPECIAL EDITION STONIC ‘MIXX’ AND PICANTO ‘WAVE’

Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

And now we get to the Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0, a car that Kia expect to inject some youthful vim and vigour to their venerable city Car. Styling wise the ‘GT-Line’ is extremely successful from any angle you choose to mention. The newly highlighted and chrome surround front grille offers an aggressive new slant, as do the sports front and rear bumpers and side sills. There’s also the 16-inch alloy wheels, a sporting dual exhaust, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate, bi-function projection headlamp units, front fog lights, LED daytime running lamps and rear lights whilst a chrome belt … Continue reading Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

News: KIA MAKES ITS INDIAN DEBUT AT AUTO EXPO 2018

Exciting news has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Kia Motors India (KMI) made its Indian market debut at the Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi with their new concept car exclusive to India. Kia unveiled the SP Concept at the New Delhi Motor Show on 7 February, 2018, alongside a showcase of 16 of the brand’s global models. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that, inspired by Indian heritage and driven by advanced technology, the Kia SP Concept hints at the company’s plans to introduce a new SUV to the Indian market in future. Bold and … Continue reading News: KIA MAKES ITS INDIAN DEBUT AT AUTO EXPO 2018

News: FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

Kia have shared with the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, the first images of the new Rio GT-Line, ahead of its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Rio, Kia say, is the latest model to be available in GT-Line specification, following the recent introduction of Sportage, Picanto and Sorento GT-Line models. The following information regarding the Kia Rio GT-Line has been reproduced in full. Enjoy: Broadening the appeal of Kia’s global bestselling B-segment hatchback, the new Rio GT-Line boasts versatility, a responsive turbocharged engine and engaging handling with a sporty look inside … Continue reading News: FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

News: PICANTO LINE-UP EXPANDS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF X-LINE EDITION

Following its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the latest addition to the Picanto range, the All-New Picanto X-Line went on sale on 9 January 2018 at Kia showrooms. The ‘X-Line’ variant, Kia say, further broadens the appeal of their city car, with styling that draws inspiration from the company’s SUV model lines, including the Stonic, Sportage and Sorento. Kia UK have shared the following information for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership, enjoy: Prices start at £12,595 for the ‘X-Line’ equipped with the 1.25-litre petrol engine and five-speed manual gearbox, with a four-speed automatic transmission available for an … Continue reading News: PICANTO LINE-UP EXPANDS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF X-LINE EDITION

News: FIVE-STAR SAFETY FOR NEW KIA STINGER AND STONIC

It what can only be more good news for the ever impressive Kia, their new Kia Stinger gran turismo and Kia Stonic compact crossover have been awarded the highest-possible collision safety ratings by Euro NCAP. Both vehicles, Kia say, achieved the full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with every Stinger model qualifying for the rating, and all Stonic models fitted with Kia’s Advanced Driver Assistance Pack.* Kia have explained to MotorMartin the independent safety testing organisation awarded the Stinger 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 81 per cent for child occupant protection, 78 per cent for pedestrian protection, and … Continue reading News: FIVE-STAR SAFETY FOR NEW KIA STINGER AND STONIC