Post archive for ‘Design & Technology’
We have yet another surprise for you! Check out this teaser video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the design of Kia’s all-new third generation Kia Sorento. The latest version of Kia’s best-selling SUV will be showcased at the end of August in Korea, then make its global motor show premiere on October 2 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Today, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge the creativity and innovation in car design, and what better way to do so than with Kia’s top 4 concept cars? Over the years, Kia has introduced concept cars that are experimental, fun, and sporty, but most of all—innovative. So we picked out the top 4 of Kia’s recent concept cars—the must-sees that have proved to the public and the automotive industry exactly what innovation is all about. Check out the vehicle specs and debut stories of our top 4 concepts.
When it comes to design, Kia is reaching new heights, and we are being recognized for our innovation. The GT4 Stinger and 2014 Kia Soul once again proved their car design prowess, especially after the Industrial Designers Society of America awarded Kia with a pair of prestigious design awards. The GT4 Stinger concept and the 2014 Kia Soul earned Silver and Bronze honors, respectively, in the transportation category of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Kia is getting its very own sound. Fittingly, the new Kia trademark sound is called, ‘The Rise of Surprise,’ showing Kia’s commitment to its brand slogan of ‘The Power to Surprise.’ Drivers will hear the trademark sound when they start and stop their vehicles, in addition to various warning alerts. The first vehicles to feature the Kia sound will be the Kia Soul EV, Kia’s first full-electric model for overseas markets, and the all-new Carnival MPV (known as the Sedona in some markets).
Android Auto made its debut at the Google I/O Conference last week, bringing us one step closer to Android being available to you wherever you go. We talked about connected cars and UVO technology just a couple weeks ago, and this represents yet another exciting new development in “smart cars.” The Kia Soul got a chance to take Android Auto for a test drive! (Video below) Android Auto will offer just what its name suggests: easy access to any Android app from the dashboard of your vehicle, so you no longer have to dangerously drive and check your phone at the same time. Just check it from the dash of your Kia.
Connected cars, vehicles equipped with Internet or wireless data network access, are giving more options to more drivers, who are now able to share information with other devices both inside and outside of the vehicle. And as automotive technology continues to advance, drivers can do so much more with their cars that help make every-day life more convenient, especially with the many connected car applications on the market that may be downloaded to your mobile phone or directly to the vehicle.
We all know that the earth is hurting. In light of Earth Day this week, we look to spotlight Kia’s efforts to build a greener planet, starting with our vehicles. We‘ve been hearing about global warming for over a decade, along with how our daily lifestyles contribute to mounting environmental problems, and motor companies have been making increased efforts to be part of the change and lessen the world‘s carbon footprint.
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? Click to find out!
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.
Check out Kia in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 84th Salon International de I’Automobile, also known as the Geneva Motor Show.
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!
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
. 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.
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.
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.
We’d like to introduce you to a campaign we’ve been pushing on our Facebook page and Twitter account called “#Makesure.”