Monday, 18 June 2018 08:41

Plug-and-play Kia

First came Kia Motors New Zealand’s launch of the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models in March, and now the company reports strong interest in the all-electric Niro EV recently unveiled in Korea.

Published in Motoring
Friday, 11 March 2016 13:55

Bang-up SUV just what they want

As the top selling model for Kia Motors, the arrival of the 2016 Sportage SUV is timely considering New Zealand's current love affair with this type of vehicle.

Published in Motoring
Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

Triple design awards for car maker

Kia has scored a triple triumph in one of the oldest design competitions in the world.

Published in Motoring
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:22

Car maker’s branding soars

KOREAN CAR maker Kia claims a 480% jump in the value of its brand in seven years because of its R&D and marketing spend.

The ‘100 Best Global Brands 2014’ list values Kia at US$5.4b, up from US$929m in 2007.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:02

Compact SUV tops customer survey

THE UPDATED Kia Sportage is reported by the New Zealand distributor to have topped its class in a survey on owner satisfaction by influential JD Power automotive consultants, Germany.

Published in Machinery & Products

THE KIA Niro, a concept car unveiled at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, has ‘butterfly’ doors and an “almost counter-4x4 image”, the company says.

Published in Machinery & Products
Monday, 10 June 2013 09:33

Kia eyes grand slam

KIA MOTORS plans to launch five new models – perhaps even seven – this year.

Published in Machinery & Products
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:29

Four-door sedan in a class of its own

THE NEW Kia Cerato sedan, newly arrived in New Zealand, is larger than the outgoing model and is said to be the biggest compact sedan in its class, the company says.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 22 February 2013 15:19

Sporty new Kia concept vehicle

KIA WILL next month show a new concept vehicle at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:42

Lighter by far in a Kia

KIA MOTORS is working on making its cars 10% lighter by 2015, to bring many motoring benefits and savings, the company says.

Published in Machinery & Products
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