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All new Kia Sportage to premiere at Geneva motor show All new Kia Sportage to premiere at Geneva motor show

The all-new Kia Sportage 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, heightened sense of security and raised ground clearance - and envelopes them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global...

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Kia courtesy fleet to keep 2010 Australian Open on the move Kia courtesy fleet to keep 2010 Australian Open on the move

Kia Motors today presented a fleet of 101 specially equipped courtesy vehicles to Tennis Australia for use in transporting players, officials and media during the 2010 Australian Open tennis tournament, internationally recognised as Australia's premier sporting event. The Kia courtesy fleet was officially presented to Mr. Steve Wood, CEO of Tennis Australia, by Mr. MK Kim, President and CEO of Kia Motors Australia, in a ceremony at Melbourne Park, the venue for the Australian Open tournament.

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2010 Kia Forte Koup Introduced 2010 Kia Forte Koup Introduced

With performance-inspired, aggressive and sleek styling, Kia Motors America (KMA) today globally debuted the 2010 Kia Forte Koup production vehicle during a press conference at the 2009 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Joining the Forte family in the KMA lineup, the company’s first-ever two-door coupe embodies the brand’s current bold design direction first seen on the concept version of the Soul urban passenger vehicle in 2006. “On the heel of the introductions of the Soul and...

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Video: 2009 Kia Sorento Commercial Video: 2009 Kia Sorento Commercial

Longer and lower, the 2010 Kia Sorento brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV. With its longer front overhang, wedge profile, crisply defined greenhouse and accentuated wheelarch volumes, Kia’s new CUV looks thoroughly modern and sporty. The 4.7-metre long new Sorento moves vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication.

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2009 Kia Soul Launched - (Australia) 2009 Kia Soul Launched - (Australia)

The eagerly awaited all-new Kia SOUL marks a revolutionary expansion of the Kia product line-up and redefines the personality of cars, with Generation Y and the young-at-heart firmly in its sights. SOUL presents consumers with such a broad selection of styling, comfort and equipment choices, that it redefines the concept of freedom and individuality and creates a new category for the young and young-at-heart. It's a brand new urban car packed full of liberating ideas - a car that...

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Kia KND-5 Concept Car Unveiled Kia KND-5 Concept Car Unveiled

Kia Motors has taken the wraps off its KND-5 concept car. Kia released the first official images of the near-luxury sedan concept car, code-named KND-5, ahead of its debut at the Seoul Motor Show 2009 which opens to the press on April 2. Kia KND-5 boasts a dynamic and balanced appearance that reflects the style of the near-luxury sedan VG (code name) which is scheduled to debut in Korea in late 2009. VG will be Kia’s first near-luxury sedan and complete the automaker’s passenger car...

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2010 Kia Sorento, In-Detail 2010 Kia Sorento, In-Detail

Futuristic styling and new technologies make a ‘stand-out’ vehicle The original Kia Sorento was a ‘landmark’ vehicle which took the Korean brand into a whole new section of the automotive market all around the world. Introduced in 2002, it marked a huge step for Kia, challenging many established 4x4 and SUV brands and starting the process of changing public perception of Kia as a ‘maker of small cars.’ Sorento earned widespread media and public acclaim for its innovative styling,...

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2009 Kia Aero Soul 2009 Kia Aero Soul

In a dramatic move aimed at delivering environmental benefits without expensive technology Kia has revealed its new Aero-Soul concept that reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions with a simple and low-cost system called Air Propulsion and Retardation Installation Line. Although unveiled on the company’s stylish and fun cross-over Soul the patented system can be easily extended to all the company’s vehicles and will even be available as a bolt-on accessory for vehicles already in use....

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Kia Forte LPI Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled Kia Forte LPI Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled

Kia Motors has introduced its new environmental brand ‘Eco Dynamics' and an LPI Hybrid based on its Korean market Forte saloon as part of its commitment to the development of earth-positive vehicles. The Eco Dynamics brand was unveiled at Kia Motors' domestic sales headquarters in Apkujeong-dong, Seoul, along with the company's blueprint for developing low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles. The new brand communicates Kia's unique strategy and vision for vehicles with a reduced...

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Review: The New 2009 Kia Cerato - The Verdict Review: The New 2009 Kia Cerato - The Verdict

We test drive the Kia Cerato and tell you what we think. The new Kia Cerato (pronounced 'Charato' in those clever new TV commercials) is the perfect choice for people seeking a modern, well-engineered and more efficient car to reduce their ownership costs without compromising quality, safety or reliability. In my opinion, don't judge this car by your perceptions of the badge, Kia is a new company, new designers, new stylish products attracting new customers. Competitor's beware.

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2009 Kia Soul, for Young Buyers - (Australia) 2009 Kia Soul, for Young Buyers - (Australia)

To celebrate the Australian premiere of the all-new Kia Soul at the Melbourne International Motor Show, Kia Motors Australia will be displaying five different interpretations of its latest model in a special interactive 'Soul Zone' on the Kia stand. The eagerly awaited Soul marks a revolutionary expansion of the Kia product line-up and redefines the personality of cars, with Generation Y and the young-at-heart firmly in its sights. Soul presents consumers with such a broad selection of...

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Kia MPV Concept Cars at Geneva Kia MPV Concept Cars at Geneva

Kia will be displaying an all-new MPV concept, a range of Idle Stop & Go cars and an innovative hybrid at the 79th Salon International de l'Auto which opens in Geneva on 3 March. There will be a total of 18 vehicles on the Kia stand [Stand 5231, Hall 5] including three models making their first appearance in Switzerland - the Kia Soul, upgraded 2009 Kia Sportage compact SUV and upgraded, new-look 2009 Kia Magentis sedan (also known as 'Optima' in some markets).

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2009 Kia Grand Carnival CRDi Launched - (Australia) 2009 Kia Grand Carnival CRDi Launched - (Australia)

The Kia Grand Carnival, a major part of Australia's best selling people mover range for the past five years, has been made even better with the release at this year's Melbourne International Motor Show of a diesel variant. The new 2.9-litre turbo-diesel VQ Grand Carnival CRDi complements the existing 3.8-litre V6 petrol VQ variants which have been so popular with Australian people mover buyers since 2006. The diesel Grand Carnival boasts 136kW of power @ 3,800 rpm and 343Nm of torque from...

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Kia No 3 Concept Car Kia No 3 Concept Car

Keeping up its reputation for showing concepts that lead to reality, Kia is playing the numbers game at the Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva next week with the debut of the all-new No 3 concept. Carving a new niche in the small-car market the No 3 delivers flexibility and fun creating a beautiful car that is also great to drive – and even better will be great to be seen in! The concept features a unique extended windscreen and panoramic glass roof with a diagonal supporting bar and an...

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2010 Kia Forte Debut 2010 Kia Forte Debut

On the heels of announcing the widely acclaimed, all-new Kia Soul, Kia Motors America (KMA) today introduced the all-new 2010 Kia Forte (pronounced for-tay) compact sedan at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Forte blends Kia’s exciting new design direction under the tutelage of Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer, with a multitude of standard features. The 2010 Kia Forte will go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2009. “Kia Motors’ product line is rapidly...

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Kia MPV Concept Car Kia MPV Concept Car

The star of Kia’s display at the 2009 Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva at the beginning of March will redefine the mini MPV segment bringing style and cool to what is currently a bland segment of the new car market. Due to be unveiled to the world’s press on Tuesday March 3 the concept of a forthcoming all-new model from Kia will feature a dramatic glass-roof treatment and will provide astounding spaciousness in a compact package.

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2009 Kia Cerato Details - (Australia) 2009 Kia Cerato Details - (Australia)

Modern and dynamic styling under the guidance of world-renowned Kia global design chief Peter Schreyer, class-leading power, class-leading 4.5 stars Green Vehicle rating, six airbags standard in every model, iPod® compatible audio system, European-standard ride and handling, 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty for private buyers, great value and a low entry price - the all-new Kia Cerato has it all. Many commentators believe that, more than ever, new car buyers want vehicles that reflect...

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2009 Kia cee'd Idle Stop & Go Models Offer Fuel Savings 2009 Kia cee'd Idle Stop & Go Models Offer Fuel Savings

Kia Motors Corporation has announced that full scale production of the six new Kia cee'd ISG (Idle Stop & Go) models, which offer up to 15% fuel savings in city driving, is now underway at its facility in Zilina (Slovakia), with deliveries to customers across Europe scheduled to begin during the next two months. Made in Europe, the C-segment cee'd ISG cars are the first Kia production models to benefit from the Korean Corporation's continuing and massive investment in eco-friendly...

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Kia Soulster Concept Car Kia Soulster Concept Car

Bringing a sunny beach feeling into Cobo Center on a cold day in January, Kia Motors America (KMA) arrives at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the Kia Soulster open-air concept, a variation of the highly anticipated Soul, arriving at Kia Motors retailers this spring. With young buyers’ budgets in mind, the Soulster is an efficient front-drive car based on the production model Soul, recently introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. “Kia Soulster delivers...

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2009 Kia Soul Concept Car Teaser 2009 Kia Soul Concept Car Teaser

Kia Motors will unveil a new take on the Soul at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. The all-new concept based on the recently revealed and eagerly anticipated Soul urban crossover passenger car is more than just a re-packaging treatment, as it will demonstrate the flexibility of the original Soul design first shown at the 2006 NAIAS. Soul is due to go on sale in the UK from March 1 2009. Full range details, specification and prices are yet to...

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Review: 2008 Kia Rondo7 LX, A Weekend with my Family Review: 2008 Kia Rondo7 LX, A Weekend with my Family

We were lucky enough to get a second go in the Rondo7, Kia’s affordable and popular people mover. Kia has always been popular in the MPV segment, over six years ago Kia introduced the Carnival, an 8 seater people mover sub $30K. And nowadays Kia has surprised us again introducing a 7 seater people mover sub $25K, yes under $25,000 for the entry level model. This means for families with more than the average 2.2 kids who want more passenger room don’t have to settle for second best and buy used,...

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2010 Kia Borrego FCEV 2010 Kia Borrego FCEV

Kia Motors Corporation’s (KMC) Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) program takes a major technological step forward today with the global unveiling of the all-new Kia Borrego FCEV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Numerous innovations including a higher output 154 horsepower fuel cell and a new 450-volts Supercapacitor give the Borrego FCEV higher performance, a greatly extended driving range and cold-weather starting capability to operate in sub-zero temperatures.

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2010 Kia Soul In Detail 2010 Kia Soul In Detail

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the North American debut of the all-new and highly anticipated Soul passenger vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Designed in Southern California, the Soul is the newest product offering to join the company’s ever-expanding line-up, following the introduction of the all-new Borrego midsize SUV earlier this year. Soul’s bold and edgy design is indicative of the new Kia design theme, with more package and styling combinations than any previous Kia...

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Review: 2008 Kia Sorento 2.5L Turbo Diesel, A Soft Roader Capable of Off Roading Review: 2008 Kia Sorento 2.5L Turbo Diesel, A Soft Roader Capable of Off Roading

We’ve just spent a week driving Kia’s Sorento medium sized 4x4 powered by a new 2.5L Turbo Diesel engine. But before we tell you about the soft leather seats in the luxury trimmed EX-L model, let’s see where this vehicle fits into the Australian automotive landscape. As Australian buyers continue to move away from the traditional large sedan, more of us are attracted to the all round talents of a 4WD, or Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) as they are often referred as. So much that in motoring...

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New 2009 Kia Cerato Sedan - (Global) New 2009 Kia Cerato Sedan - (Global)

Headlining the Kia stand at this year's Australian International Motor Show is a preview of the new and very stylish Kia Cerato sedan, due for release to the Australian market early in 2009.

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Review: 2008 Kia Rondo 7 EX-L, The Multi Purpose Vehicle Review: 2008 Kia Rondo 7 EX-L, The Multi Purpose Vehicle

After a six year absence in Australia Kia has returned to the compact Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segment with the all new Rondo7. The model range kicks off from an extremely attractive $24,990, ensuring the Rondo is by far the cheapest seven seater on the market. Heck, even the top of the range EX-L automatic we’re testing, with luxuries such as leather seats, sunroof and climate control air-conditioning, is priced at only $31,990. On paper it certainly looks like it offers great value for...

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Kia Motors Heralds Four World Premieres - (France) Kia Motors Heralds Four World Premieres - (France)

To celebrate the world premiere of the all-new Kia Soul urban crossover passenger car at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2008, Kia Motors Corporation will be displaying seven examples of its latest model in a special 'Soul World' zone throughout the 18-day event.

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2010 Kia Ceed 1.6L Hybrid - (Global) 2010 Kia Ceed 1.6L Hybrid - (Global)

The 1.6L petrol engine has a 15kW (20bhp) electric motor mounted on the engine’s crankshaft which is used to increase power and provide regenerative braking.

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New 2009 Kia Soul - (Global) New 2009 Kia Soul - (Global)

Kia Motors Corporation has confirmed that its all-new Kia Soul urban crossover passenger car will go on sale around the world early next year with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel* engine with manual or automatic transmission (all depending on individual market needs).

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Review: 2008 Kia K2900 Truck Review: 2008 Kia K2900 Truck

We’ve just spent a week drinking from oversized coffee mug, wearing a singlet and little shorts driving Australia’s least expensive light truck and come to the conclusion that if you’re a concreter, a builder who needs to move more than a basic tool box, a fruit’n’vegetable stall operator or even a budding florist, then keep reading.

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New 2008 Kia Carnival Sports Pack - (Australia) New 2008 Kia Carnival Sports Pack - (Australia)

Australia's most affordable people-mover, the Kia Carnival, is now available for a limited time with up to $5,400 worth of extra equipment at no extra cost to put you even further ahead of the competition.

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New Kia Sorento Limited Edition Pack - (Australia) New Kia Sorento Limited Edition Pack - (Australia)

Kia's popular Sorento mid-sized SUV, including the sought-after 2.5-litre CRDi models, is now available for a limited time with $3,400 worth of extra equipment that makes Sorento perfect for your next trip, whether it's circumnavigating the world or just going away for the weekend.

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Review: 2008 Kia Sportage EX CRDi Review: 2008 Kia Sportage EX CRDi

Waking up early on a Sunday morning is not something I look forward to… Test driving a car for all it’s got is a different story. With a warm cup of coffee in my hand and a new set of keys, I found myself jumping into a Kia Sportage EX CRDi.

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New Kia Soul Details - (Global) New Kia Soul Details - (Global)

Kia has confirmed the Soul for production and will be sold globally. Kia says, the most powerful engine will be a 2-litre gasoline unit. A smaller capacity 1.6-litre gasoline engine will be offered in most countries, alongside a 1.6-litre diesel engine featuring a VGT (variable geometry turbocharger). Both the 1.6-litre, four cylinder, 16-valve DOHC power units are based closely on engines fitted to the European-built, Kia cee'd.

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2009 All-New Kia Borrego - (USA) 2009 All-New Kia Borrego - (USA)

Having made its global debut earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Kia Motors America (KMA) today officially launched the 2009 Borrego midsize SUV. Borrego is one of the first production offerings based off of the new design direction Kia continues to unveil through concept vehicles including the Kue, KND-4, Kee and KOUP. Given a straightforward and clean look, Borrego is intended for those who enjoy an active yet uncomplicated lifestyle.

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The New Kia Forte Sport Sedan - (Global) The New Kia Forte Sport Sedan - (Global)

With styling evident from the 2007 Kia Koup concept, the car is the work of Design Director Peter Schreyer, who previously worked at Audi for 25 years and created the award winning original Audi TT. The car is due to be revealed in Korea on the 21st of August before going on sale shortly after in other markets. In America it will replace the current Spectra and within a couple of months of going on sale the 2 door Coupe variant should join it.

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New Kia Soul production model will retain concept's name - (Global) New Kia Soul production model will retain concept's name - (Global)

Kia Motors Corporation has confirmed that its all-new production model will retain the spirit and name of the SOUL concept cars shown earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and the first SOUL concept debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. As well as confirming the name, Kia has released the first official photograph of the production car, which will be called the 'Kia Soul'.

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New Kia Rondo 7 delivers seven seats with SUV versatility New Kia Rondo 7 delivers seven seats with SUV versatility

Modern and dynamic styling, seven seats standard in every model, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) standard in every model, European-standard ride and handling, the versatility and seating positions of an SUV, flexible seating arrangements, 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty for private buyers, great value and a low entry price - the all-new Kia Rondo 7 is a car without equal in the Australian car market.

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Kia KOUP Concept illustrates shape and evolution of future models Kia KOUP Concept illustrates shape and evolution of future models

Combining youthful exuberance with a sporty and sleek design, the KOUP concept debuted by Kia Motors Corporation at the 2008 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) illustrates the shape and evolution of future Kia models, with a simple yet bold and aggressive exterior complemented by a realistic and sleek interior design.

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New Kia K2900 CRDi - New Age Workhorse New Kia K2900 CRDi - New Age Workhorse

The new Kia K2900 CRDi follows in the footsteps of the venerable but successful K2700 light truck that has served so many tradespeople with different needs right across Australia.

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Kia SOUL Concepts And eco_cee'd Duo Star In Geneva Kia SOUL Concepts And eco_cee'd Duo Star In Geneva

Three Kia SOUL concepts unveiled by Kia Motors Corporation at the 78th Salon de l'Automobiles today in Geneva reveal a whole new 'fun' side to the Korean brand. Also on display in Switzerland are two 'eco-cee'd' concept cars, the mind-changing Kia pro_cee'd and upgraded Kia Picanto small car.

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Kia Rondo7 - The Urban Recreation Vehicle Kia Rondo7 - The Urban Recreation Vehicle

The Kia stand at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show will also offer Melbourne audiences the first chance to see the forthcoming Rondo7, an 'Urban Recreation Vehicle' targeted firmly at a new segment gaining traction in the Australian car market - the 'crossover'.

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Kia Picanto Sports - Sporty, Fuel-Efficient Fun For Urban Lifestyles Kia Picanto Sports - Sporty, Fuel-Efficient Fun For Urban Lifestyles

Rising fuel costs, heavier traffic, fewer and smaller parking spaces, cheap air travel that negates the need for long road trips - these are all great reasons why the Kia Picanto might be the ideal car for urban lifestyles.

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Three SOUL Concepts To Reveal 'Fun' Side Of Kia Three SOUL Concepts To Reveal 'Fun' Side Of Kia

Three new SOUL concept cars to be unveiled by Kia at the Geneva Motor Show on 4 March will reveal a whole new 'fun' side to the Korean brand. The trio are closely related to a forthcoming production model which will defy classification, instead encouraging Kia customers to build an emotional bond with their new car.

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Kia To Preview Rondo - The Urban Recreation Vehicle Kia To Preview Rondo - The Urban Recreation Vehicle

Kia is previewing the forthcoming Rondo at the Brisbane International Motor Show in response to a new segment dawning in the Australian car market - the 'crossover'.

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Kia Motors Introduces All-New Borrego SUV Kia Motors Introduces All-New Borrego SUV

Kia Motors Corporation has announced the world debut of the all-new Borrego midsize SUV (to be known as "Mohave" in some markets) at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, further bolstering its ever growing product line-up.

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Kia plans to market 'eco' versions of cee'd models for Europe - (Europe) Kia plans to market 'eco' versions of cee'd models for Europe - (Europe)

Kia Motors has confirmed that it will add 'eco' versions of the Kia cee'd model to its product line-up early in 2009. Based on the green-performance eco_cee'd concept car first shown at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, the new 'eco' versions of Kia cee'd will achieve better fuel consumption, with fewer emissions, while still delivering a lively, spirited driving experience.

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Explore The 'Kia Diesel Experience' At AIMS 2007 - (Australia) Explore The 'Kia Diesel Experience' At AIMS 2007 - (Australia)

Both the 2.5-litre Sorento CRDi engine and the 2.0-litre Sportage CRDi engine feature common rail direct injection (CRDi) by Bosch and high performance variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) technology from Garrett to deliver class-leading power and torque. The Sportage also features an exhaust particulate filter made by world-leading exhaust filter manufacturer Engelhard.

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Kia Rondo - The Urban Recreation Vehicle - Previews At AIMS 2007 - (Australia) Kia Rondo - The Urban Recreation Vehicle - Previews At AIMS 2007 - (Australia)

Kia is previewing the forthcoming Rondo at the 2007 Australian International Motor Show in response to a new segment dawning in the Australian car market - the "crossover".

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Kia Premieres Three All-New Models At Frankfurt - (Global) Kia Premieres Three All-New Models At Frankfurt - (Global)

The introduction of the new three-door Kia pro_cee'd, making its world premiere at Frankfurt, marks a major expansion of the popular Kia cee'd family of cars and brings more style and more sportiness to the C-segment in Europe. Despite its lowered, sportier appearance, pro_cee'd provides generous legroom front and rear, and luggage capacity is a class-leading 340 litres, with the rear seats upright.

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Kee Concept Heralds 'New Look' For The Future Of Kia - (Global) Kee Concept Heralds 'New Look' For The Future Of Kia - (Global)

Uncluttered, pure and timeless in execution yet modern, effective and usable in purpose, Kee represents a new ethos for Kia and is not simply a flight of design fancy. With Kee the entire design team is laying open its mind and its heart. This car stands as a clear indication of Kia's design philosophy, an indication of how Kia wishes to be viewed - exciting, appealing, creative, aspirational, with products that are beautiful and yet functional, purposeful and realistic.

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Kia cee'd Wins 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating - (Europe) Kia cee'd Wins 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating - (Europe)

The Kia cee'd - designed and built in Europe to meet the needs of European consumers - has been awarded a 5-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results published today.

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New Kia Sportage - Ready For Action - (Australia) New Kia Sportage - Ready For Action - (Australia)

The new Kia Sportage range launched today continues Kia Motors Australia's revamped SUV strategy of more choice in engines and equipment than ever before, while still delivering quality, safety and value in SUVs that have always appealed to Australian buyers.

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Engines And Transmissions - (Australia) Engines And Transmissions - (Australia)

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine powering the new Sportage LX model is the same engine that is used in the Cerato, Kia's entrant in the small car segment.

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Details - (Australia) Details - (Australia)

The new Sportage range offers a range of active and passive safety features as standard, with additional safety features available at extra cost should buyers desire.

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Standard Equipment - (Australia) Standard Equipment - (Australia)

Kia is renowned for offering great value but the new Sportage range also offers an outstanding and complete package of standard specification in all three models.

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New Kia Sorento CRDi And 3.3 V6 'Help You Go Further Than You Thought Possible' - (Australia) New Kia Sorento CRDi And 3.3 V6 'Help You Go Further Than You Thought Possible' - (Australia)

The new Kia Sorento range epitomises Kia Motors Australia's revamped SUV strategy by offering more choice in engines and equipment than ever before, while still delivering quality, safety and value. It's all aimed at enabling Sorento owners to go further than they thought was possible ... to where the fun really begins.

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Engines - (Australia) Engines - (Australia)

New Sorento offers a choice of two engines across the range - 2.5-litre CRDi turbo-diesel or 3.3-litre petrol V6 - that will appeal to different users for different reasons.

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Transmissions - (Australia) Transmissions - (Australia)

The base model LX CRDi with 2.5-litre turbo-diesel is the only model in the range available with a five-speed manual transmission. A five-speed tiptronic-style automatic transmission with sequential shifting is optional on the LX CRDi but standard on all other CRDi and 3.3-litre petrol engine Sorento models.

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Towing - (Australia) Towing - (Australia)

Both CRDi and 3.3 V6 Sorento models have a class-leading 2,800kg braked towing capacity (750kg unbraked), unchanged from the previous 3.8-litre Sorento. That's between 12 percent and 64 percent greater towing capacity than its competitors and that means capacity to tow a bigger boat or caravan or horse float.

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Economy and Efficiency - (Australia) Economy and Efficiency - (Australia)

Both new Sorento engines offer impressive fuel economy and environmental efficiency for a 4WD vehicle.

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Safety - (Australia) Safety - (Australia)

With a four-star Euro-NCAP crash-test rating, a five-star rating from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a "Good' ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the USA, Sorento clearly demonstrates that it provides excellent occupant protection.

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Chassis - (Australia) Chassis - (Australia)

The Sorento continues to be built around a sturdy ladder-frame chassis that can stand up to heavy-duty off-roading better than rivals built on monocoque principles.

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Exterior - (Australia) Exterior - (Australia)

With more than 700,000 sold around the world since the Sorento was first launched in 2002, it clearly has styling cues that appeal to a wide cross-section of buyers.

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Interior - (Australia) Interior - (Australia)

There was little need to improve on the practicality and design of the Sorento's cabin, although some minor changes have improved the comfort and appearance of the interior.

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Standard Equipment - (Australia) Standard Equipment - (Australia)

Kia is renowned for offering great value but the new Sorento range also offers an outstanding and complete package of standard specification in all three models.

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Exciting Kia Pro-cee'd Three-Door Model Revealed - (Europe) Exciting Kia Pro-cee'd Three-Door Model Revealed - (Europe)

Kia Motors Corporation has revealed the first 'preview image' of its exciting new Kia Pro-cee'd three-door hatchback model, scheduled to make its world premiere at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show on 11 September.

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Kia To Reveal Sports Coupe Concept Car At Frankfurt Show - (Europe) Kia To Reveal Sports Coupe Concept Car At Frankfurt Show - (Europe)

Kia Motors Corporation has confirmed that the company's all-new sports coupe concept car will make its world premiere at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show on 11 September.

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Kia Carnival And Sorento Earn Crash Rating Praise From US Insurance Institute For Highway Safety - (USA) Kia Carnival And Sorento Earn Crash Rating Praise From US Insurance Institute For Highway Safety -...

Kia continues to build its global reputation for delivering quality and safety with strong value, this time receiving high praise - a 'Good' rating - from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) of the US for the performance in rear impact collisions of the Kia Carnival people mover (known in the US as the Sedona) and the Sorento mid-size SUV.

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Kia Reveals Three Exciting Models At Geneva Show - (Europe) Kia Reveals Three Exciting Models At Geneva Show - (Europe)

Kia Motors Corporation unveiled three exciting vehicles at the 77th Salon de l'Automobiles, which opens yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland. One of Europe's most prestigious motor shows, Geneva is a fitting venue for the world premiere of the all-new Kia ex_ceed cabrio concept, the launch of the production-ready stylish Kia cee'd Sporty Wagon and the first appearance in Europe of the innovative Kia Rio Hybrid.

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Opposites To Attract For Kia At 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show - (Australia) Opposites To Attract For Kia At 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show - (Australia)

Kia Motors Australia believes that two new models unveiled at the Melbourne International Motor Show today, at opposite ends of the company's model range, will attract new customers to the Kia brand.

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World Premiere For All-New Kia Ex_Cee'd Cabrio Concept - (Europe) World Premiere For All-New Kia Ex_Cee'd Cabrio Concept - (Europe)

Kia's exciting all-new ex_cee'd cabrio concept car will make its world premiere at the 77th Salon de l'Automobiles in Geneva, Switzerland on 6 March. The styling of the ex_cee'd cabrio is the work of new Kia Design Chief, Peter Schreyer and gives a first indication of the future direction the look of Kia-brand vehicles will be taking under his guidance.

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Kia Cee'd Sporty Wagon Model Range Set For Geneva Debut - (Europe) Kia Cee'd Sporty Wagon Model Range Set For Geneva Debut - (Europe)

The all-new Kia cee'd Sporty Wagon will make its world premiere at the 77th Salon de l'Automobiles in Geneva on 6 March, in production-ready form with a unique extended tailgate for maximum accessibility to the luggage area.

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Kia Previews Sorento Turbodiesel SUV At Brisbane Motor Show - (Australia) Kia Previews Sorento Turbodiesel SUV At Brisbane Motor Show - (Australia)

Visitors to the Kia stand at this year's Brisbane International Motor Show will be the first in Australia to preview the forthcoming Sorento CRDi 2.5-litre turbodiesel, Kia's mid-sized diesel SUV that's due to hit Australian streets towards the end of the second quarter of 2007.

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Kia Unveils Kue Concept At North American International Auto Show - (USA) Kia Unveils Kue Concept At North American International Auto Show - (USA)

Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the all-new Kia Kue crossover concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The occasion also marked the official public debut in North America for Peter Schreyer, new global design chief of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC).

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