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Post archive for ‘Design & Technology’

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All-New Kia Soul ready to take on Europe
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The All-New Kia Soul is now ready to roll out in Europe! We were careful to keep the design DNA of the original Soul, while improving and enhancing various vehicle features to present an improved Soul. So what’s so new about it? Check out this video featuring Wolfgang Sailer (Product Manager, Kia Motors Europe) as [...]

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Roads less traveled: vehicle testing in the Mojave Desert
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About 100 miles north of Los Angeles, in the Mojave Desert, sit the final testing grounds, where every Kia vehicle must receive the stamp of approval before mass production. At the Hyundai-Kia California Proving Grounds, located in California City, stretching over an area of about 4,300 acres, our next-generation vehicles are tested to their absolute [...]

Hello from Geneva!
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Check out Kia in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 84th Salon International de I’Automobile, also known as the Geneva Motor Show.

The world’s toughest auto boot camp – Kia weathers the e...
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Kia’s engineers have been testing the Kia Soul EV in Swedish Lapland, a little more than an hour’s drive from the Arctic Circle, where temperatures can fall as low as -35°C. Take a look at what extremes the Soul EV went through!

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Kia electrifies the Windy City
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Kia’s theme for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was “eco-friendliness.“ The 2015 Kia Soul EV, Kia’s first mass market electric vehicle, made its grand debut at the CAS. Check out all the details!

It’s here. The Kia GT4 Stinger.
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Fans and car enthusiasts all around look forward to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), because every year you get a glimpse into the motoring industry’s Magic 8 Ball, a sneak peek of the future. As an innovator, Kia always strives to bring the best to every feature. This was clearly on display at [...]

From Point A to B: connecting the dots between The Driver an...
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Current motoring trends are all about connectivity—connecting drivers to vehicles, vehicles to the surroundings and vehicles to other vehicles. As the world moves beyond the smartphone to the smart car, we look forward to a car that is able to not only understand a driver’s needs, but also his or her wants. Kia’s aim is [...]

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Redesigned Optima: Raising Customer Satisfaction
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Following up on the behind story of the refreshed Optima, we were able to get hold of an interview with Mr. Ji-Hoon Han, Manager of the Overseas Product Marketing Team at Kia.

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Inside story of the newly designed Optima
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Completely redesigned in 2011, the Optima’s stunning styling has captured the attention of people around the world. The Optima is considered to have played a crucial role in positioning Kia as a leading brand in the industry, and its design prowess is evidenced by winning the 2011 red dot ‘best of the best’ title.

Kia Buzz reminisces about past concept cars – Part 1: KCV ...
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. Let’s go back in time and take a closer look into Kia’s love affair with concept cars. We are going to start this trip down memory lane with our KCV concept series and work our way up.

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Dramatic new concept from Kia to debut at Frankfurt Motor Sh...
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Playful but gutsy, sturdy yet impish – Kia’s dramatic new European concept to be unveiled at the IAA in Frankfurt on 10 September hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity.

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Want to know more about Kia? There’s an award winning app ...
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Last Wednesday marked the five year anniversary of the Apple App Store, and it’s amazing to see how much the role of apps has changed, especially for brands.

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Kia Motors Facebook #Makesure Campaign
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We’d like to introduce you to a campaign we’ve been pushing on our Facebook page and Twitter account called “#Makesure.”

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Go EcoDynamics! – Mohave FCEV – Part 3 of 3
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Kia Motors started R&D on fuel cell technology in 1988. With the successful certification of our low-temperature (-20˚C) startup technology, we managed to overcome what was considered a major hurdle in FCEV commercialization.

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Go EcoDynamics! – The Ray EV – Part 2 of 3
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EVs run solely on electric energy supplied by a high-voltage battery. It takes around six hours to charge the battery at a general charging station and 25 minutes at a high-speed charging station.

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Go EcoDynamics! – The Optima Hybrid – Part 1 of 3
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Kia Motors is continuously researching for ways to make our vehicles more energy efficient thereby minimizing vehicles’ harmful effects on the earth.

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Meet the Kia cee’d Family – Designed, Built and Sold in ...
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The Kia cee’d family offers a host of attractive and alluring benefits covering design, technology and safety.

The all-new Kia Carens – Not your average MPV
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The all-new Kia Carens (known as Rondo in some markets) is ready to shake up the compact MPV segment.

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A Closer Look at the Kia Quoris
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Take a closer look at Kia Quoris and learn about the luxurious features rare in its class.

Kia unveils all-new Soul at New York Auto Show
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The Big Apple, perhaps America’s most iconic metropolis, played host to the global unveiling of Kia Motors’ most iconic people mover, the all-new 2014 Soul urban utility vehicle, at the 113th New York International Auto Show.