After opening pre-orders a couple of weeks ago, Kia is launching in Korea the third generation of the Morning, known in Europe as Picanto.The European version will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.Kia aims to consolidate local leadership between citycars and the 2017 sales target has been set at about 85 thousand units.
New production record for Kia in Slovakia. Last year, the Korean carmaker has indeed assembled 339,500 units at the plant in Zilina, a slight increase compared to the performance of 2015 (the factory is travelling at its full capacity).Positive trend for engine production, which grew by 5% to a record of 612,900 units.
It's just been unveiled as world premiere in Detroit and we are already talking of a motoring enrichment for the new Kia Stinger sport model.The four-door fastback, equipped with a 2.0 turbo with 255 hp and a 3.3 V6 twin-turbo engine with 365 hp, will be enriched with a 2.2 four-cylinder diesel powertrain already on Sorento and Santa Fe.
2017 will bring an authentic product offensive for Kia in Russia, a market that after years of crisis is finally recovering.
Already in the first half they will debut the Mohave SUV and the renewed Soul urban crossover, while in the second half of the year it will be the turn of the new Rio, as well as some special series.
In 2016 Kia reached the prestigious milestone of 3 million units sold globally.
Sales increased by 3.2% compared with the previous year and reached, to be precise, 3,007,976 units.
Encouraging trends in Western Europe, China, North America and Korea. In December sales down 3.3%.
Next year, Hyundai and Kia will push the accelerator particularly on expanding the already extensive range of sport utilities, particularly outside of the Korean border.The offer will be enriched with the new small SUVs for both manufacturers, while the only Kia will introduce a new Sorento variant and a mid-sized SUV in China.
New Kia Niro officially enters in the Guinness World Record in hybrid category after completing the travel through the United States from Los Angeles to New York using just over four full tanks of gasoline. This marks a record of 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers.The trip was completed by the Californian specialist Wayne Gerdes who, along with Robert...