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The Kia Sorento evolution story, an on-going journey to exce...

Now available in most markets, the 3rd generation Sorento has been well received by customers and auto communities worldwide and has already won several major awards including the Red Dot design award, iF design award and the highest five-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP. Originally developed as Kia’s first crossover SUV model, the first generation Sorento exploded onto the automotive scene in 2002. Before we walk down memory lane and see how it has evolved into an ideal SUV for today’s motorists, let’s take a look at the Sorento of yesterday and today.

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Kia Trail’ster concept revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto S...

It’s here. Trail’ster, the electric all-wheel drive concept based on the Kia Soul. At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia Motors America finally took the wraps off the boldly designed compact CUV. Trail’ster is more efficient and weighs less than the traditional powertrain Soul, and takes the brand’s iconic urban passenger car to the next level with its bold design, smartly integrated e-AWD system, and robust 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

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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.

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Kia insiders explain why the all-new Sorento is #SoIDEAL

There’s a lot of excitement around the launch of the all-new Kia Sorento which goes on sale in the global market in early 2015. To provide an insider’s look at the newest model, we sat down with the Kia teams involved in the development and sales of the all-new Kia Sorento and asked them about what makes it the ideal SUV model for today’s motorists. Below are their answers and some photos taken at signature spots from around the globe.

Kia X-Car Wolverine

Video: Kia X-Car behind the scenes

To celebrate the Australian Open 2015, Kia is presenting to the world the Kia X-Car, based on Kia’s all-new Sorento premium SUV. The Kia X-Car was inspired by Wolverine who fights the evil Sentinels with his invincible Adamantium claws in the latest X-Men series, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Watch the Kia X-Car “making of” film for a glimpse behind the scenes and an interview with the design team.

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All-new Kia Sorento receives Life Cycle Assessment certifica...

It’s been described as sleek, bold and luxurious, and now you can add ‘green’ to the list. The all-new Kia Sorento has recently been recognized as the 12th Kia vehicle to receive the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certificate from TÜV Nord, the renowned international technical inspection organization. The LCA certificate is awarded exclusively to vehicles that have satisfied the demanding ISO 14040 standards, which consider the environmental impact of the vehicle throughout its whole lifespan, from the production process all the way to its decomposition. Kia cee’d and Optima are just two of our previous recipients.

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Video: All you need to know about the all-new Kia Sorento

Kia’s premium SUV model, the all-new Sorento, made its overseas debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show earlier this year. While it wowed the crowd with its bold look at first glance, there’s lots more to discover when it comes to this exciting new generation’s wide variety of features and specs. Spencer Cho, head of Kia’s Overseas Product Marketing Team, has broken down the reasons why the all-new Sorento is poised to be the best in its class.

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Kia surprises Guangzhou with the KX3 concept

Kia Motors and our joint venture in China, DongfengYueda Kia (DYK), is back at the 12th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, with 23 different models. But this year, Kia held a very special global premiere for a new concept car named KX3, a C-segment SUV that Kia is aimed exclusively at the Chinese market.

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All-new Sportage Design Development Story-Interior

By Ralph Kluge, design manager Jung Hyun Cho, designer Kia Design Center Designing for an international brand like Kia is exciting and challenging at the same time. Not only do we designers have to think years ahead into the future, but we also create products that will be understood and appreciated on different continents, by [...]

Kia Mohave Star Launch

By Andrey Matveev, PR Team Leader Kia Motors Russia There are things on the earth and phenomena that everyone wants to see at least once in his/her life. Among them, no doubt, is a spacecraft launch. To visit the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome, and actually see the astronauts, who, in a few hours would be in [...]

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Fun lighting technology of Soul

By John Shim Research & Development Planning Team Hello everyone. I’m John Shim of the R&D Planning Team. This is my first posting on Kia Buzz. Kia unveiled the production version of Soul at the Paris Motor Show last week. I’m sure many of you have already read about Soul on Kia Buzz. With its [...]

Search rate for Rondo skyrocketed 3600%?

By Jay Ryu Assistant Manager, Overseas Product Marketing Team Rondo (also known as Carens) is more than a traditional MPV. It is a CUV that can seat up to seven passengers developed to answer the needs of a family-friendly recreation vehicle in the sporty style of a SUV. Interest in the multifunctional Rondo has spiked [...]

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Mohave makes Russian debut at 12th Moscow International Auto...

By Michael ChooInternational PR Deputy General Manager Kia Motors Corporation The new Kia Mohave SUV (known as ‘Borrego’ in some markets) was shown for this first time in the Russian market yesterday at the 12th Moscow International Automobile Exhibition. Having made its official world premiere at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit [...]

The Final Word – Kia Borrego NPI

By Amy Taylor Public Relations Manager, Kia Motors America The KMA PR team is back in Irvine, Calif. now and the feedback from attendees and the media coverage has been positive and plentiful since our return.  Click on the links below to read the reviews and check out the full event recap video at the [...]

Casting a Line at the Borrego NPI

By Amy Taylor Public Relations Manager, Kia Motors America The first wave of journalists hit the road this morning and quite a few made their way to Fish Lake in Lake Wenatchee State Park.  Thanks to Borrego’s Homelink with compass navigation system, everyone made it safely to the lake.  Once there, they jumped into rowboats [...]


By Jun Seok Park Sales Promotion Team Hello, my name is Jun-Seok Park. I am a member of the Sales Promotion Team, and I am responsible for sales planning and promotion of SUVs and MPVs Today I would like to share with you one in a series of short films we created a while back [...]

The Borrego

Design elements of the new ‘Borrego’

By Peter Schreyer Chief Design Officer Kia Motors Corporation The most exciting moment for me as a designer is to get the first reactions on our new developed products, like now for the Borrego. The Borrego will be our key to entering the traditional full-size SUV segment and a strong statement of Kia´s intent to [...]

First look: Kia’s all-new SUV

By Michael Choo International PR Manager Here is the first full vehicle image of Kia’s 7-passenger SUV. Derived from the Mesa concept vehicle and larger than our popular Sorento model, this vehicle’s third row seating is designed to comfortably accommodate adults. This yet-to-be-named SUV code named the ‘HM’ will be available as a 2009 model [...]