Kia teases new EV3: compact electric SUV combining EV accessibility and robust design
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The teaser images showcase the bold, geometric and robust aspects of the EV3’s exterior design while highlighting its dynamic styling. These qualities are emphasised by the boxy rear fenders and tailgate, as well as the EV3’s signature Star Map lighting, which imbue the vehicle with a strong, futuristic identity. The EV3’s design stems from the same principles used to sculpt Kia's flagship EV9 SUV. Kia’s globally acclaimed ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy is the foundation for continuity throughout the brand’s model range and gives the freedom for each vehicle to express its unique charact ..read more
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Kia EV9 secures double win at the 2024 World Car Awards
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Kia collects prestigious 2024 World Car of the Year and 2024 World Electric Vehicle titles EV9 earns Kia its fourth and fifth wins at the World Car Awards since 2020 The 2024 EV9 delivers modern refinement and all-electric capability The 2024 Kia EV9 has achieved a remarkable dual victory at the 2024 World Car Awards. Revealed during a live announcement at the World Car Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show, the EV9 secured prestigious titles for both World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle. Selected by a jury of 100 distinguished automotive journalists representing 29 countries ..read more
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Kia EV9 named UK Car of the Year 2024
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Kia EV9 has been crowned ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’ The EV9 also wins the ‘Large Crossover’ category Awards voted for by a panel of 30 of the UK’s top journalists working across automotive, business and tech publications The Kia EV9 has been named ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’. The Awards celebrate the best new vehicles available to UK customers today across eight categories. The UK Car of the Year jury is made up of 30 journalists working across the UK on automotive, business and tech publications. Eligible cars for the awards must have been launched within the past 12 months. In addition to wi ..read more
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First Kia EV5 arrives in New Zealand ahead of mid-year launch
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The first example of the new Kia EV5, the smaller sibling of the multi award-winning EV9, has landed in New Zealand The vehicle will be used for local testing and evaluation Mid-year launch anticipated for the new, fully electric addition to the Kia portfolio   The first example of the latest addition to the Kia new model portfolio, the new EV5, has landed in New Zealand for local testing and evaluation ahead of its anticipated launch in the middle of the year.   More than 20 Research and Development engineers from seven different departments from Kia Head Office are participating ..read more
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The Great Ocean Cleanup - removing plastic from the Ocean
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Kia partner, The Ocean Cleanup, delivers record 55-ton ocean plastic haul   Kia global partner, The Ocean Cleanup, sets a new record for the amount of plastic reclaimed from the world’s oceans 55 tons of ocean plastic delivered to Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada Plastics will be recycled; proportion to be used in future Kia models under multi-year partnership Catch delivered to shore from 1.6-million-square kilometer Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) by The Ocean Cleanup’s System 002 The Ocean Cleanup announces scale-up to largest-ever System 03 in ongoing mission to remove 90% of fl ..read more
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Kia takes a bold step towards scalable sustainability with its flagship EV9
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Kia has a long history of integrating sustainable materials into its products, starting with the use of bioplastic and sugar cane bio-fibre in the 2014 Soul EV. Kia has continued to pursue sustainability in its products, with the current range of plant-based components and use of recycled PET and discarded fishing nets in the production of its fabrics and carpets. Now, as a step towards achieving the brand’s aim of carbon neutrality across its operations by 2045, Kia has announced further details of its overarching Design Sustainability Strategy. The initiative aims to accomplish sustainabilit ..read more
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Iconic Kia Stinger immortalised with exclusive Tribute Edition
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“When Kia Stinger launched locally in 2018, it gave the traditional rear-wheel drive competition a real shake up. It was the new kid on the block, but one which came with incredible credentials right from the outset,” said Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald. “It had power, performance, technology and absolutely looked the part. It had features and specification more akin to a prestigious European touring sedan. It developed a cult following, attracting new buyers to the brand with every model update. “And now, in a last hurrah, we’re incredibly excited to reveal details of the ..read more
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Kia hailed Best Manufacturer at prestigious 2023 Autocar Awards
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The world’s oldest car magazine recognised Kia’s achievements at a special ceremony at Silverstone, the home of British Motor Racing, where the awards were presented by the highly influential publication. Kia’s receipt of the coveted Autocar ‘Best Manufacturer’ title follows a consistent run of accolades recognising the brand’s ongoing commitment to innovative design and the provision of customer-centric sustainable mobility solutions, exemplified by the March reveal of its all-electric EV9 SUV flagship model, which will reach markets later this year. Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar, commented ..read more
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Kia EV6 GT crowned 2023 World Performance Car
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Announced at an awards ceremony during the New York International Auto Show, the recognition came from a jury of 100 distinguished international automotive journalists representing 32 countries. Having evaluated a broad range of vehicles from around the world, the judges’ recognition of Kia’s vehicles serves as further validation of the brand’s dedication to producing innovative mobility solutions that benefit society, in line with its ‘Movement That Inspires’ mindset. Speaking of the award, President and CEO of Kia Corporation Ho Sung Song said: “To be recognised in this way by the World Car ..read more
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Kia EV9 Reshapes SUV User Experience with Superior Design and Technology
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Based on the game-changing Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9 ensures athletic performance, complemented by a targeted all-electric range over 541 km, according to the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP). Ultra-fast 800-volt charging capability enables the EV9 battery pack to be replenished with sufficient charge to power the vehicle for 239 km in approximately 15 minutes . Numerous technological breakthroughs include the Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) system, available in the Kia EV9 GT-line in the future, enabling conditional Level 3 autonomous driving in sele ..read more
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