KIA unveils a new prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show: the Proceed Concept, which was designed completely in Europe and anticipates the features that will be present in the new generation of its compact, the Cee’d.The body design is brand new, a new way to see the typical two-volume compact, but longer, in a style similar to the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake, a car in which the Koreans have managed to combine a stylish and practical design with current features like the ‘tiger nose’ grille and the ‘island’ -shaped hood made in the new KIA Stinger, enhanced by a panoramic glass roof. The aspect of the profile offers the view of a low, long and dynamic model that does not have the central pillar B, so access to the rear seats will be simpler. The Proceed Concept reinterprets the courtesy light function with the proposed ‘Luminline’ illuminating the glazed surface when the owner approaches the vehicle and highlights the entire side design.The six-spoke, 20-inch aluminum wheels and the exclusive new ‘Lava’ color paint enhance elegance by highlighting all the folds of the body with a special shine, combining black, chrome-plated silver and red enamel.The KIA neither confirms nor denies, but only suggests that this new proposal could advance a new model in the future line of c3 corvette cover, which will begin to arrive next year with the five-door version.This is reflected in the words of Gregory Guillaume, chief designer of KIA Motors Europe, when he said that “many Europeans are looking for sports alternatives to a three-door body, we are starting to think of another version for the Cee’d family” .
2017 – KIA RIO
The KIA Rio is completely renovated in its fourth generation, and was presented before its official debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Korean hatchback of the segment B has dimensions larger than its predecessor, presenting an inter-axle distance that grew 10 mm and a length 15 mm greater.The new KIA Rio was developed by the design centers that KIA has distributed in three different continents, in Korea, the United States and Germany. With its eye on the European and American markets, it should measure forces with strong competitors within segment B. The available space in the trunk is 325 liters, which can be enlarged by bouncing the rear seat backrests.In its fourth generation, the Rio is wider than in the previous, while in terms of design stands out for the ‘nose of tiger’ grille that characterizes the latest models of the KIA. In addition, it has a longer hood and a shorter rear boss.It features daytime running lights with U-shaped LEDs, while LED taillamps feature a design already seen in other brand new models. Your body will be available in eight colors, plus various designs for alloy wheels that are offered in sizes from 15 to 17 inches.In the interior stands out its sports design panel and the varied options available for the tapestry, which even includes a red synthetic leather. Among the elements that make up the equipment, we can highlight six airbags, autonomous braking system with pedestrian detection and track maintenance, among others.In addition, it has an infotainment system with a touch screen of 7.0 inches, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, integrated navigation, real-time traffic information, USB in the front and rear seats, etc.The line of engines includes gasoline and diesel options. Among the diesel blocks, the three-cylinder T-GDI and 1.0 liter versions in both 100 and 120 hp, and in both cases with a torque of 172 Nm, as well as a 1.4-liter in versions of 70 or 89 hp. Regarding gasoline engines, Rio 2017 will offer the MPI in versions of 1.25 liters with 83 hp and 1.4 liters with 91 hp.The new KIA Rio will initially only be available with manual transmission. The smaller engines will be associated with one of five speeds and the most powerful ones to one of six ratios. Its arrival in the market will be in the first quarter of 2017.
2017 – KIA SOUL TURBO
Not long ago there was the aesthetic renewal of the KIA Soul and now the Korean crossover has just received a major update to the American market, thanks to the incorporation of the new turbocharged GDI 1.6-liter engine, making it the most powerful version of Soul so far .The new KIA Soul 2017 is renowned for its revamped front, which includes new optical headlamps and fog lights, plus some rear improvements, new body colors and new designs for alloy wheels, which in the case of the turbocharged version are of 18 inches.The new turbocharged engine offers an additional 40 hp compared to the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 160 hp engine. The new 200-hp turbo engine announces a combined cycle power consumption of 11.9 km / l and is coupled only to an automatic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.In terms of exterior design, the KIA Soul Turbo adds the aforementioned 18-inch alloy wheels, exterior trim in red, chrome grille and chrome exhaust exhaust. The device features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, button-down, 8.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and optionally a hi-fi sound system signed by Harman Kardon. In addition, it offers object detection in the blind spot and cross-traffic alert.
2017 – KIA SPORTAGE
Awarded worldwide, Sportage arrives in the Brazilian market with more items of comfort and safety. The new model has gained more attractive design and ‘seductive strength’, more sportiness and dynamism.
The 4th generation of the Kia Sportage arrives this week to the Brazilian market packed with comfort and safety items, capable of surpassing the previous model and supplanting its main competitors of the category. Also for its entirely renewed design that positions the new model with more sophistication, sportiness and dynamism.The projections of Kia Motors Corporation for the new Sportage are encouraging. While the South Korean brand sold 554 thousand units of the first generation (from 1996 to 2002), 842 thousand units of the 2nd generation (2004-2009) and the 3rd generation, just over 1.6 million vehicles (between 2009 and 2015 ), the automaker expects to exceed the mark of 3 million units with the 4th generation in the average period of 5 years.”Certainly, the new Sportage will be another success for Kia Motors around the world. In Brazil, starting with the 3rd generation, Sportage has always been our flagship, “said José Luiz Gandini, president of Kia Motors do Brasil. “For the good reception of the 4th generation, in the pre-sale phase, I am sure it will be our main product for a long time. We should market about 400 units per month. Unfortunately we are still limited to the maximum quota of 4,800 units / year, without the 30 percentage points in the IPI, which makes it difficult for us to increase volumes “, he argues.Four pillars support Kia Motors’ commitment to the Sportage’s new positioning in premium SUV models, starting with leading trends in design, improved vehicle safety, new options – slope assistance, fog lights in LED, blind spot detector, traffic assistant, driving mode selector, among others – and substantial changes in its structural dimensions.Winner of the 2016 Reddot Award and the 2016 iF Design Awards in terms of dimensions, the Sportage gained a further 40 mm in length (4,480 mm), a further 30 mm in height (1,655 mm), 30 mm (2,670 mm) in the distance between axles and maintained the width of 1,855 mm, compared to the measurements of the previous model. As a result, in addition to providing more comfort to all vehicle occupants, its trunk volume rose from 740 liters to 868 liters. With the new measures, the Sportage came to have CX (Aerodynamic coefficient) of 0.33, before the 0.35 of the previous model.On the front, Sportage’s 4th generation has won a new optical set, with iconic and circular LED daytime running lights, low and high lights with halogen lamps and light from arrows. As for the dynamic fog lamps, two different models for the LX and EX versions. While the first receives a halogen lamp, the second version won four LED bulbs. On the rear, the Sportage 2017 has won more sophisticated lanterns and a side-deflector spoiler, which reduces air resistance and thus improves fuel efficiency. Still in the rear optical assembly, in the version LX the lanterns are of halogen lamps and in the SX lamps in LED. Kia Motors also extended its exterior mirrors.Still on the outside of the compact SUV, the Sportage features 17-inch alloy wheels and 19-inch wheels at the top of the line, giving the vehicle more sporting appeal.
Comfort and convenience – The Sportage’s fourth generation has been completely revamped, starting with the dashboard that favors the driver of the vehicle. And because of the increased wheelbase, it prioritizes the comfort of all passengers. The driver’s seat, for example, now has 10 setting positions (in the passenger seat, 8). In the rear seat, also 8 adjustment positions, from 23º to 39º (in the previous Sportage, from 23º to 28º).In the LX version, the Sportage comes standard with items like manual air-conditioning; automatic pilot; key-type penknife with door locking and opening of doors and trunk in the distance; center console with armrest extended by 49 mm; holders and cup holders; lighting in the trunk; radio CD / MP3 player, bluetooth with kia_sportage 2 steering wheel control, auxiliary input and USB; sound system with four speakers and two tweeters; ignition immobilizer system; central locking of doors and trunk; electric windows on the four doors and rear camera.Already in the EX version, the model has digital air conditioning with independent front control Dual Zone; driver’s seat with electric + lumbar adjustment and ten variation options; Start & Stop button for engine start by Smart Key recognition; integrated on-board computer; autopilot with steering wheel controls; paddle shift; seat leather trim, steering wheel, gear shift lever and side door panels; rear spoiler; LED daytime running light and others. The top-of-the-line version also has double panoramic electric sunroof enlarged by another 20 cm2.
Powertrain – In addition to its striking and attractive design, the Sportage excels in performance. It is available with 2.0 liter engine, DOHC, 16 valves with dual CVVT. Fueled with ethanol, the engine delivers 167 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and torque of 198 Nm at 4,700 rpm. With gasoline, it reaches 156 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and torque of 185 Nm at 4,700 rpm.In the Brazilian market, the model can be found in two versions, all with automatic transmission of six speeds with option of sequential and autoadaptive changes. Progressive electrical direction was maintained.The long body and wheelbase – 4,480 and 2,670 mm respectively – ensure that Sportage occupants enjoy a spacious cabin. The volumetric capacity of cargo varies from 868 liters with the rear seats occupied to 1,770 liters with the rear seats folded.
Safety – Kia has invested heavily in research and development programs to enhance the active and passive safety of its vehicles and offers the highest levels of occupant protection.To ensure that the Kia compact SUV is a safe and rewarding experience for all occupants, Sportage offers customers state-of-the-art safety systems and standard equipment such as Drive-by-Wire electronic throttle; automatic ignition of headlights sensitive to light; front airbags for driver and front passenger; side impact protection bars at the four ports and programmed deformation zone; active front headrests; dual disc brakes ventilated at the front and solid at the rear with ABS and EBD; and approach sensors on the rear bumper.
In the top-of-the-line version of the EX, the Sportage also features side and curtain airbags, climb assist (HAC), traffic assistant (ATCM), electronic stability control (ESC), downhill braking control ), traction control (TCS), brake assist system (BAS) and blind spot detector (BSD).In the 4th generation of Sportage, however, the most significant advance in vehicle safety was the 33 percentage point increase in the use of advanced high strength steel in the construction of its body, going from 18% to 51% of the total steel employed. Because of these changes, the new Sportage has earned five stars in Euro NCAP, five stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA and maximum safety score in the IIHS – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.The two versions of Sportage 2017 arrive in the Brazilian market with final consumer prices of R $ 109,990.00 (LX) and R $ 134,990.00 (EX). The Sportage is guaranteed five years or 100,000 km, one of the largest offered in the country.