Archive for the ‘KIA’ Category

2010 Kia Forte Koup: It’s One Hot and Affordable Car!

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

If there is one thing that I have learned from writing this blog, it is that you really need to look at the prices of the cars that you buy … and really look at the style of the car and the brand that you are going to be purchasing.  For example, the 2010 Kia Forte Koup is one car that I absolutely fell in love with … not only for the price but also the overall style of it.  This particular car is going to be one of the freshest faces for the Kia family and I have to say that I love that!

The overall style of the 2010 Kia Forte Koup is definitely interesting and fresh.  I love the tires, the body kit and the fact that it is two doors.  Inside, the car is going to be completely different than most other cars – the entire design on the inside is brand new and you are going to have to wait to see it!

The 2010 Kia Forte Koup will be available by the end of August the beginning of September and that is so exciting!  So watch out for it … you’ll love it at first glance, I promise!

KND 5 from Kia Takes a Bow at the Seoul Motor Show

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Kia takes the wraps off the next elegant, almost luxury class sedan during the Seouil Motor Show. The concept that may be in production version soon is called KND-5 or better known by insiders as the VG.

The KND-5 at first glance looks like a version of the HyundaiAzera and has similarities with the BMW 7-series. The KND-5 will be on sale in South Korea latter part of 2009 and will be rolling down the US dealerships after.

The KND-5 completes the fleet of Kia as the near luxury sedan with its siblings,like the Lotze or Amanti, classified as midsized sedans.

The VG strikes a nice stance with its very elegant lines from front to end. It will blast the road with its LED headlamps like the other luxury sedan competitors in the market today.

The grille of the concept car remains true to its symbolism of the tigers roar for continued countenance. The designers also installed twenty inch wheels to further refine the look of the new member of the Kia line up.

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2010 KIA Forte: KIA’s First Stylish Compact

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Kia introduces its new compact car, the 2010 Kia Forte at the Chicago Auto Show. The tasteful compact vehicle is a first for Kia, with its remarkably flared front fenders, distinct shoulder lines, bad-ass headlights, and a smoother body frame. This new design is the work of Kia Cars chief design officer Peter Schreyer.

The 2010 Kia Forte will be available in three options: LX, EX, and the SX model. The LX and EX models comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has 156 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque, available in a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission.

There is a talk that a fuel-efficient model will soon be offered—a five-speed automatic transmission with an electric power train. This electric model is said to be good at producing 36 mpg on highways.

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Kia Borrego FCEV Boasts to Be an Efficient Road Trekker

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Korean automaker, Kia, revealed its latest fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) system at the Los Angeles Auto Show held last November 2008. Earlier FCEVs were constructed into Sportage sport ute, which is relatively smaller compared to the larger Borrego, which Kia chose to use for its latest technology.

Remarkable advantages and improvements as compared to the previous system were noted. These include the added 47 hp—boosting fuel-cell performance to 154 hp—and a new 450-volt super capacitor, adding another 134 hp. The super capacitor increases the system’s driving range and allows the model to jumpstart in subzero temperatures, making it a green car that can be used all year round.

The new Borrego FCEV has a maximum speed of 100 mph. The Korean automaker boasts of a top of the line system efficiency of 62 percent, which is equivalent to a collective EPA rating of 54 mpg. Borrego can be equipped with two or three hydrogen tanks with a top range of approximately 426 miles.

Kia ensures that that even for its size, the new Borrego FCEV models remain lightweight by using aluminum die casted body components. It weighs in at 4,960 pounds and has 0-60 mph time of 12.8 seconds.

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