Kia has just introduced the “GT Line” line for the Cee’d, which will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to the more sporty look, the Cee’d GT Line stands out by introducing the new 1.0 T-GDi engine (with turbo and direct injection) and a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.The new three-cylinder engine produces 120 hp and 172 Nm of torque, benefiting from the Start-Stop technology and is also standard with a six-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine has also been improved in the GT Line version, with an increase of power for the 133 hp and torque for the 285 Nm (of the previous 128 hp and 265 Nm, respectively). The engine can be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT), replacing the automatic transmission with six-speed torque converter. After the debut of the DCT transmission in the GT Line model, it will be used by other models of the line.Available in all versions of the Cee’d, the GT line evolves the style line of the Kia, with differences in the level of the bumpers, front grille and double exit of escapes. The wagon has a small diffuser in addition to the exhaust ports. Also new are the side skirts, the LED flashlights at the rear and the 17-inch wheels.Inside, they improved materials for a sportier look, inspired by current GT models. Highlighting the seat covers in white, gray and black with gray stitches, as well as the various “GT” logos scattered throughout the interior. The steering wheel is leather-trimmed, while the pedals are made of aluminum for a sportier look. The panel is equipped with a new ignition button with aluminum appearance, lighting for the doors, USB and auxiliary and new chrome elements in the ventilation outlets and buttons of the electric windows. The new Kia Cee’d GT Line reaches the European market in the honda s2000 car cover.
2016 – KIA OPTIMA GT
With the launch of the Kia pro_cee’d GT in 2013, the Korean brand made it clear that its intention in the market was to win over some of the public seeking high-performance line models. After the arrival of the first sports compact, Kia now takes advantage of the Frankfurt Motor Show to present the Kia Optima GT, its second sporty model.Aesthetically we found some differences between the conventional Kia Optima and the GT, which features specific bumpers, the rear with diffuser and dual exhaust, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels. The Optima is an elegant sedan of 4,850 mm in length, and therefore its aesthetic is more discreet than that of the pro_cee’d GT, focused on a different audience.In terms of interior, Kia did not publish images or give details, but it is logical to imagine an interior very similar to the rest of the versions, with a series of more sportive components such as the steering wheel, the pedals and the seats, accompanied by details that highlight the sporty spirit of the Korean sedan.The engine chosen for the Kia Optima GT was the 2.0-liter T-GDI four-cylinder block, which with turbo and direct gasoline injection develops 245 horsepower and 353 Nm of maximum torque. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is completed in 7.4 seconds, while the top speed is 240 km / h. The Kia Optima GT announces an average consumption of 12.2 km / l. The transmission is automatic six-speed and the traction is front.At the chassis level, the Kia Optima GT will feature a number of specific features, such as a new controlled suspension, a larger brake system and an electric assisted steering.Further details, such as equipment and prices, will be revealed when the Kia Optima GT is near the start of its commercialization. The version will reach the market in 2016, although the Kia Optima in its non-sport versions will arrive later this year of 2015. Later also will be added to the line the body still unknown, inspired by the prototype Sportspace presented in the last Hall of Geneva.
2016 – KIA OPTIMA HYBRID
After recently introducing the new generation of Optima, Kia unveiled the new hybrid version of the sedan for the Korean market. The hybrid gasoline model, known in the local market as K5, does not differ much from the conventional one. Highlight the active radiator grille, modified bumpers and specific 16- and 17-inch wheels.Underneath the hood is the naturally aspirated 2.0 GDI gasoline engine with 156 hp and 189 Nm of torque, running in conjunction with an electric motor of 52 hp and 205 Nm. The six-speed automatic transmission has been specially designed and manufactured for hybrids. The new hybrid system is copied from the ‘brother’ Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.The new Optima Hybrid is expected to hit other global markets next year. The Optima line is expected to grow soon after the release of a version with a car body.
2016 – KIA PRO_CEE’D GT
The renewal of the South Korean model line presents aesthetic changes and new engines. Will be available on the European market in July
Kia has revealed the Cee’d facelift that will go on sale in the market from July. The renovation includes the five-door, three-door and wagon versions with visual changes, specifically the larger front and rear bumper with chrome trim, a new grille with mesh pattern and new LED taillights. It also has new wheels of 16 and 17 inches.Inside, Kia reports that it has reduced noise and vibration levels. It also features chrome trim on the dashboard, exhaust vents and top of the instrumentation, plus a glossy black zone on the center console and chrome plated door handles, shift knob and climate control controls.The infotainment system software has also been upgraded to include the new Kia Connected Services, which allows you to access traffic information and speed alerts in real time. Among the safety features highlighted are the parking assistance system update, blind spot warning and speed limit information.As for the mechanics, highlight the new 1.0 petrol engine ecoTurbo three-cylinder, already presented in GT Line earlier this year. Developed in Namyang, South Korea, the engine has 100 hp and 120 hp versions, both with 172 Nm of maximum torque. Among the gasoline options is the 1.6 GDI with 128 hp and the 1.4 MPI with 100 hp. Among the diesel engines featured is the 1.6-liter CRDi with 110 hp – which announces 94 g / km of CO2 emissions – and for a new, more powerful version of the same block which now has 136 hp and 285 Nm instead of 128 hp and 265 Nm.Kia also shows the seven-speed dual clutch transmission – replacing the automatic six – in the most powerful diesel version, allowing CO2 emissions of 109 g / km. All engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The 1.6 GDI can be coupled to a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Kia also announced that it has introduced changes in suspension and steering, as well as changes in the Cee’d chassis and torque vectoring system.The top-of-the-line Cee’d GT version also features modifications. Highlight the new flat bottom flywheel and the aluminum start & stop button. It also has a module that amplifies the sound of the engine to the interior when pressed the button GT Mode in the steering wheel. The engine will be a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 204 hp and 265 Nm, with a new turbo, which allows to increase the air pressure, thus increasing responsiveness and torque at low regimen. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is done in 7.6 seconds.
2016 – KIA RIO HATCH
– The modifications prioritize the aesthetics of the model, aligning with the European version
Kia unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show the 2016 line of compact Rio, in the Hatch and Sedan body versions. The South Korean brand promoted a discreet facelift in the model sold in the North American market, so as to bring it in tune with the car marketed in Europe. Thus, some aesthetic upgrades are visible, including two new body colors (blue and yellow), chrome trim front grille, new fog light frame, black piano interior trim on the audio system and auxiliary controls, among others .Three versions of equipment are available: LX, EX and the top-of-the-line SX, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, suspension with sport set-up, leather-wrapped steering wheel, reverse camera, integrated navigator with upgraded software, leather, electric sunroof and button start.
In terms of powertrain, the Kia Rio did not have changes, maintaining the block of 1.6 liters of gas of 138 cv of power and 167 Nm of torque. In the Sedan, the standard shift is the six-speed manual, and the six-speed automatic, always with front-wheel drive, in the Hatch.
2016 – KIA RIO SEDAN
– The modifications prioritize the aesthetics of the model, aligning with the European version
Kia unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show the 2016 line of compact Rio, in the Hatch and Sedan body versions. The South Korean brand promoted a discreet facelift in the model sold in the North American market, so as to bring it in tune with the car marketed in Europe. Thus, some aesthetic upgrades are visible, including two new body colors (blue and yellow), chrome trim front grille, new fog light frame, black piano interior trim on the audio system and auxiliary controls, among others .Three versions of equipment are available: LX, EX and the top-of-the-line SX, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, suspension with sport set-up, leather-wrapped steering wheel, reverse camera, integrated navigator with upgraded software, leather, electric sunroof and button start. In terms of powertrain, the Kia Rio did not have changes, maintaining the block of 1.6 liters of gas of 138 cv of power and 167 Nm of torque. In the Sedan, the standard shift is the six-speed manual, and the six-speed automatic, always with front-wheel drive, in the Hatch.
2016 – KIA SEMA SHOW
KIA presented its vision of the future with four new concepts at the SEMA Show 2016: the Niro Triathlon, the Sedona School of Rock, the Sorento Ski Gondola and the Soul First Class.According to the Korean manufacturer, the car of the future, in addition to being 100% autonomous, will be a vehicle designed for the lifestyles of each driver, from sports to entertainment, to business.”The SEMA Show gives us the opportunity to introduce the cars that can be part of the day-to-day life of a future in which autonomous mobility will be ubiquitous,” said KIA Motors of America COO Michael Sprague.The stand-alone Niro Triathlon has an interior designed to allow its occupants to relax and ‘charge the battery’ after a hard day’s work. Designed and built by LGE-CTS Motorsports, the Niro Triathlon does not have the D-pillar to accommodate a small bed and space to accommodate a bike and a computer.On the back, a laser safety light that illuminates the road so that the driver-cyclist can monitor their speed, time and distance with the help of a tablet, while the Niro keeps pace.The School of Rock Sedona has a mobile recording studio and does not include the B-pillar, the steering wheel and the shift lever. This allows a greater space for the artist-conductor to be able to work at ease and record the next musical successes. In the ceiling, space to store guitars, basses and other instruments.In relation to the KIA Sorento Ski Gondola, the idea was to design a car prepared for the most inhospitable climates of winter, able to reach the top of a mountain, but with fun. The Dominator Rubber Tracks are perhaps the best proof of this, since they replace the usual tires.As for the Soul First Class, the KIA thought of the model as a stand-alone with rear seats, without steering wheel and various luxury accessories designed to optimize work and rest. Counting as the contribution of LUX Motorwerks, this prototype features a 40-inch Samsung LED TV connected to a Mac mini and premium audio speakers. Outside, PPG Lux Blue finish, redesigned top and bottom grilles, LED headlamps and 19-inch Rotiform Monoblock CCV wheels.