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The new generation of KIA Rio, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, is set to make its debut in the United States. This week KIA released details of the versions and also the images, highlighting the new sedan, hitherto unheard of in Western markets.Showing the same innovations already seen in the hatch, the sedan was bigger in length and wheelbase compared to its predecessor, making it one of the most spacious models in its segment.The new KIA Rio will be sold in the United States in three versions (LX, S, EX), all equipped with the 131 hp 1.6 GDI engine and 161 Nm of maximum torque, which is a reduction from the previous generation model ( 139 hp and 167 Nm) for fuel economy. The transmission can be either manual or automatic, both 6-speed.More refined, the interior has become more spacious and quiet thanks to improved sound insulation and reduced engine vibration. Well equipped, Rio can receive in the top version items such as the multimedia system with 7.0-inch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice recognition. In terms of safety, stand out for the autonomous emergency braking offer, one of those responsible for the compact have reached the maximum score in the IIHS tests.The debut of the new KIA Rio 2018 in the United States will be at the beginning of next year, with prices being announced in the second half of 2017 honda fit car cover..


The new generation of KIA Rio Sedan has just opened in Russia. The Russian sedan is different from the KIA Rio Sedan it debuted this year at the New York Hall, as it is based on the KIA K2 Sedan Chinese, albeit with some slight exterior modifications.In relation to the KIA K2 was modified the front with some changes in the grid, the headlights and bumper, while in the rear the lanterns received a new luminous signature. The interior was also subject to revision, since it was updated with a new infotainment system with touch screen, new trims and upholstery of better quality.In terms of its dimensions, the new generation of the KIA Rio Sedan has a wheelbase 30 millimeters greater than the previous one, which allowed a better interior space.Its equipment includes multiple airbags, ESP, ABS brakes, TPMS, ERA-GLONASS emergency communication system, 6.0-inch touch screen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, integrated navigation, trip computer, automatic climate control, heated seats , leather upholstery, rear view camera, keyless access, button start, multifunction steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, etc.The initial offer of engines includes two petrol options, a 1.4-liter block with 100 hp and a 1.6-liter with 124 hp. They can be associated with a manual or automatic transmission, in both cases of six speeds.


KIA continues to bet on SUVs and Crossovers as a way to continue its international expansion. All this without losing sight of everything that is related to sustainable mobility.

Last week KIA Stonic concentrated a large part of the brand’s attention to having started its marketing in Europe. The new urban crossover is not available beyond the Old Continent, at least for now.For markets where the latest releases from the Korean manufacturer have not yet made a presence, there is a very interesting news. This is the new KIA Rio X-Line, which now comes to the Russian dealers, following the same concept shown by the brand with the  KIA Picanto X-Line  during the last Frankfurt Motor Show 2017, an alternative more champion and able to face the paths off the asphalt.Based on the current KIA Rio (in Russia), the X-Line version transforms the compact into a crossover thanks to all visual modifications made. Firstly, a readjustment suspension which considerably increases the height of the body relative to the ground. On the other hand, we have all the exterior protections that cover the front and the rear, besides the sides and wheel arches.In addition, in the case of the front and the rear, an additional protection has been installed to cover the lower parts of the vehicle and that has a finish imitating the aluminum. Other details such as the longitudinal roof bars and the double exhaust outlet put ‘the olive in the cake’ of all the modifications and differentiating elements that can be found outside the KIA Rio X-Line.In terms of interior, the changes were minimal compared to the base model. Despite this, KIA took advantage of and chose a specific padding for this X-Line version. Apart from the tapestry and various small details, there is not much to look out for inside.The line will be very complete, being able to opt for some of these levels of finishing: Comfort, Luxe, Prestige AV and Premium. Depending on the finish selected you can come with a more or less complete equipment. Some of the most prominent elements are: the rear view camera, climate control, navigator, USB & Bluetooth connection and navigation system with a screen of considerable dimensions.In mechanical terms, the line of engines of the KIA Rio X-Line will be composed of two options. Both available with manual or automatic transmission, the two six-speed. On the one hand there is a 1.4 liter DOHC engine of 100 hp and 135 Nm, while on the other hand there is a 1.6 liter DOHC engine with 123 hp and 150 Nm. Unfortunately, there is no information of the type of traction in these two versions.The new KIA Rio X-Line is being manufactured in Russia and its marketing has already started in that country. It is available from 724,900 rubles, about 40,000 reais at current exchange rates. The difference compared to the conventional KIA Rio is considerable, especially in the more equipped versions.


Since the third generation of the KIA Sorento hit the market just over two years ago, the Korean brand’s SUV remained unchanged. A situation that changes now, at least in your local market. The new Sorento has just been released in South Korea. A light but very interesting update with which it updates this particular model.The vast majority of changes focus on the exterior and interior aesthetic part. It was sought to accentuate its more elegant side, while in the interior the feeling of quality and luxury increased considerably. If we take a more precise look at the front, we notice that new Full LED headlights with daytime running lights come on and the flashing light position has been modified.The grid has also been revised and puts itself in line with the latest KIA releases. On the other hand, the antinebline headlights have been renovated and now use LED technology. If we pay special attention to the rear, in addition to a new light signature of the LED taillights, new traits will appear that will be present depending on the configured version.Both bumpers have been redesigned and two new visible exhaust outlets with chrome finish have been added. In addition to a new exterior color, new design 19-inch alloy wheels can be installed.Inside comes a new heated steering wheel, the latest version of the infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, trim in a ‘Piano Black’ finish and a new design shift lever. Leather seats with heating and ventilation can now also be configured.In terms of safety there are also important advances, as the new KIA Sorento 2018 will have a full complement of driving assistance systems. Adaptive cruise control, driver alert functions, blind spot warning and track maintenance will be some of them.In the Korean market the mechanical supply passes through two diesel engines and one gasoline. On the one hand comes a 2.0 engine of 186 hp and 402 Nm, as well as a 2.2 of 202 hp and 441 Nm of maximum torque. Those who prefer the gasoline option will have the 2.0 T-GDi 240 hp and 353 Nm engine. It can be configured with front or full wheel drive.The new KIA Sorento is already on sale in South Korea with an exit price of almost 28 million won (78,500 reals). It can be set up in five or seven places.


After being upgraded in Korea, KIA’s most important SUV is also being renewed in Europe. The KIA Sorento 2018 will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 which will be celebrated in a few days, where it will arrive completely recycled with changes in exterior design, inside, in the equipment and even in its mechanics, with a new automatic transmission.Externally, the KIA Sorento 2018 is renowned for its refined front, which includes new headlights, a new grille and bumper, while the rear features a new signature for the rear taillights, as well as new exterior colors and new wheel designs of alloy of 17 to 19 inches, according to the versions. They are discrete but sufficient changes to renew the image of this model so important to the Korean brand.In relation to the interior, the update is related to improvements in materials and finishes, with the purpose of increasing perceived quality. Now it has a greater amount of elements covered with soft plastics, in addition to debuting a redesigned steering wheel, new dashboard, 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, new automatic climate control, etc.On the other hand, the equipment will be enriched with the arrival of a new high-fidelity sound system signed by Harman Kardon, optional upholstery in light gray or brown leather, plus some new driving aids such as the warning of involuntary change Fatigue Detector, Full LED Lights, SmartBeam, etc.

New KIA Sorento GT-Line 2018

Also for the first time in the European market will be available the level of finish GT-Line, which adds a more sporty touch to the set. This finish benefits from some unique aesthetic features such as specifically designed bumpers, unique design antinebline headlights with four-point LED light, red brake calipers, chrome exhaust output, 19-inch alloy wheels , firmer suspension, etc.On the inside, the KIA Sorento GT-Line 2018 also adds black upholstered seats with gray seams, chrome interior package, aluminum pedals, rear shifter fins, GT-Line logos, etc.Regarding the mechanical offer, the KIA Sorento 2018 will not receive modifications in the line of engines, although it launches a new automatic transmission of eight speeds, that will be combined only with the diesel engine 2.2 CRD that develops 200 cv of power. In addition, it includes a selector of four driving modes (Eco, Comfort and Sport), which allow to save fuel and also improve its performance.


The Kia Stinger GT Atlantica landed in the United States with some traits of European and Korean specifications, and arrives designed to honor the different global teams that helped develop the vehicle. Only 500 copies of this special model will be manufactured.”We recognize that Stinger is something special and we wanted to celebrate the 2019 model / year with a standout version,” said OrtHedrick, Product Planning VP of KIA Motors America.”The Stinger is a proven sport sedan with much of its development taking place on the traditional Nürburgring circuit in Germany. The Atlantica edition has a more European touch while being distinguished by the exclusivity and features that KIA did not offer before in the US market, “concluded Hedrick.Much of Stinger’s development work took place in Germany, and in tribute to the roots of car development, the Kia Stinger GT Atlantica will feature the same 19-inch alloy wheels as the European model.The Stinger emblem on the back cover originates from the Korean specification model. Along with a unique color of blue paint, there are also special emblems on the sides of the vehicle, close to the front fenders.Inside it features a unique Brown Nappa Espresso leather upholstery and black lining. This special model will be equipped with a wireless charger for mobile devices, the Surround View Monitor and heated rear seats, as well as a special emblem on the front center console.

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