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Tag archive for ‘Peter Schreyer’


The all-new Optima: Perfected with fully-advanced and dynami...

Just last week, we finally took the wraps off the next generation Optima. To continue commanding worldwide attention, Kia designers sought to evolve the previous model into an innovative and modern vehicle. The all-new Optima still carries the signature personality of its predecessor, while surprising us with a number of enhancements inside and out. Discover more about the design inspirations and evolution of the all-new Optima through an interview with the Kia Design Team below.

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Seoul Motor Show 2015: The Novo concept, and much more

The world premiere of the all-new Optima at the New York International Auto Show just got wrapped up, but Kia continues to bring surprises wherever it goes. This time, we are back on our home turf for the Seoul Motor Show where we unveiled the Kia Novo concept for the very first time. Featuring coupé-inspired styling and a minimalist, driver-focused cabin, the Kia Novo’s bold looks captivated the huge crowd gathered to see the latest from Kia.

Kia Sorento iF Design Award 2015 (4)

iF Design Award honors the all-new Kia Sorento

Outstanding design has been Kia’s signature brand value since the hiring of Peter Schreyer as our Chief Design Officer in 2006. Today, we have been honored with yet another prestigious iF Design Award for our flagship SUV, all-new Sorento, marking Kia’s seventh iF Design Award. The all-new Sorento has been recognized for its stylish and practical design features along with its high level of innovation.

Kia Best Global Brands 2014 Ranking

Kia rises nine spots on 2014’s list of 100 Best Global Bra...

After being named one of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands earlier this year, Kia Motors has jumped to number 74 on the definitive list of 100 Best Global Brands. This is nine spots ahead of last year’s ranking on the annual list put out by international brand consultancy Interbrand, which ranks the world’s most valuable brands. Moreover, Kia’s brand value has skyrocketed about 480% since 2007, after hiring Peter Schreyer as chief design officer and placing design at the core of its management philosophy.

Kia Top Concept Cars

Kia’s top 4 concept car line-up: GT, Niro, KND-7, GT4 Stin...

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.


Kia Soul and GT4 Stinger nab design awards

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).


Paris Motor Show Design Comments on the all-new Carens

New and sleek design changes of Carens caught the attention of the press and spectators at the motor show, but which features have exactly changed? Let’s find out from Kia’s Chief Designer Officer Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume, Kia’s Chief Designer-Europe.

Quoris Comfort 10

Experience the New Luxury from Kia Quoris

With V6 power and an eight-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire technology, Kia’s first modern rear-wheel drive vehicle will drive the Kia brand into what is an entirely new segment of the global market for the company.


Kia takes three Automotive Brand Contest Design Awards in 20...

Kia has won three design awards in the Automotive Brand Contest 2012, the latest of a series of honours for our design team headed by Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.


The Kia Rio Then and Now – A Design Evolution

Today on Kia Buzz, we’re going to outline the design evolution of the Kia Rio and how it went from an ordinary subcompact to a top selling vehicle that has won multiple prestigious design awards.

Kia Picanto and Peter Schreyer win Top Gear Magazine awards

Kia Picanto and Peter Schreyer win Top Gear Magazine awards

We recently shared how Peter Schreyer was named “Man of the Year” by Automobile Magazine. Now he has also been named as one of the “Men of the Year” in the special awards issue of Top Gear Magazine.

Peter Schreyer

Peter Schreyer, Man of the Year!

The man who is at the forefront of Kia’s design movement has been unanimously selected as 2012’s “Man of the Year” by Automobile Magazine and is none other than our chief design officer, Peter Schreyer.

Designing the Future: History of Kia Motors

Kia Motors is living history of the automobile industry in Korea.

2011 Seoul Motor Show

Hi, everyone. Today I am going to share with you what I brought back from the Seoul Motor Show last Thursday. At the Seoul Motor Show ( this year, Kia introduced various concept cars and new cars (all-new Rio, all-new Picanto, etc.) which were recently showcased at international motor shows. However, the true heroes at [...]

Top honors for Kia Motors at red dot design awards

Kia Motors has been awarded top honors in two categories at this year’s red dot product design competition in Germany. The competition’s jury of respected international design experts bestowed coveted red dot awards on the Kia Sportage compact CUV and Kia Optima sedan. The judges also paid a special tribute to the new mid-size Kia [...]

Soul in Seoul-1

Driving Around for Soul in Seoul

By Pamela A. Munoz Overseas Communication Team Kia Motors Corporation A little crazy… you could probably best describe our Soul in Seoul press tour with those words. Most seasoned journalists have driven in big cities, congested traffic, narrow streets, torrential rains and foreign lands. But very rarely do we combine all of these challenges in [...]

Super Bowl Sorento TV Commercial

The Passion to be the global best

By Hyoung-Keun (hank) Lee President Kia Motors Corporation Hello bloggers. It’s great to write you all again (after my last post in September 2009). Kia Motors has pursued globalization and strived to raise our profile on the world stage for the last decade. Expansion started with our Chinese plant in 2002, then we built a [...]

Kia's family look

What’s your 「Love Mark」?

By Ken Kim, ph.D. Senior Vice President Business Strategy Hi everyone, I’m Ken Kim and I head the Business Strategy Office at Kia Motors. It’s a thrill for me to be able to speak to bloggers around the world through Kia BUZZ. Recently I came across an interesting study. Students at Stanford University were asked [...]

First images of All-new Kia Sportage!

Please click on this link(Click here: All-new Sportage) to download high-resolution images

10th Dubai International Motor Show

Showcasing the Cadenza in the ‘City of Gold’

By Michael Choo Deputy General Manager Overseas Communication Team The Middle East was Kia’s fastest growing sales region in 2008 and has tallied over a 35% rise in sales through November 2009. So as the financial, trade and leisure Mecca of the region, Dubai was the perfect setting for the Kia Cadenza Exclusive Preview Event [...]

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