Tag Archives: Kia

Concept Cars

Kia GT Concept Vehicle Signals a New Design Direction

Kia has turned heads this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the North American introduction of the striking Kia GT concept vehicle during the show. The forward-looking Kia GT concept — originally shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show — signals the company’s distinctive new design direction with graceful yet confident styling and is the first rear-wheel-drive concept in Kia’s history.

Sleek and muscular, the Kia GT four-door sports sedan concept was created by Kia’s European design team under the watchful eye of Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer. The new concept allowed Kia to explore exciting new visual paths, including a unique interpretation of the Kia-family tabbed grille with a carbon-fiber insert to match the front and rear fascias and side sills. read more »

Passenger Cars

2012 Kia Rio 5 Door Hatchback Makes its Debut

With all-new ISG technology, class-leading horsepower and fuel economy of up to 40 miles per gallon (mpg), the all-new 2012 Rio 5-door hatchback officially debuted today in Texas Hill Country. Set to join the Kia  lineup in the coming weeks and be joined by its sedan sibling later this year, the Rio 5-door offers world-class design to style- and environmentally conscious consumers along with class-leading fuel efficiency, cutting-edge technology and fun-to-drive performance. Unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the sub-compact is the latest introduction in Kia’s aggressive transformation, which has resulted in record sales and market share growth since the launch of the Soul in 2009. read more »

Passenger Cars

2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Priced Under $14,000

Kia Motors today announced pricing for the all-new and completely redesigned 2012 Rio 5-door subcompact hatchback beginning at an impressive $13,600 MSRP, while the Rio 5-door A/T starts at $14,700 – both lower than the previous generation.

The top-of-the-line, sporty SX trim starts under$18,000 and offers a plethora of consumer-friendly and upscale features, including stunning 17-inch alloy wheels and class-exclusive LED headlamp and tail light accents, a sport-tuned suspension with larger front brakes, projection headlamps, twin chrome exhaust tips, fog lamps, as well as standard UVO powered by Microsoft voice-activated infotainment system (expected to be available this fall) with a 4.3-inch color touch screen and rear camera display.   read more »