Tag Archive: kia

Dec 15

2017 Kia Niro Sets Guinness World Record Title For Lowest Fuel Consumption By A Hybrid Vehicle

Kia Nero, Road-Test.orgNew kind of crossover boasts a number of firsts for Kia, including a new, dedicated eco-car platform and a unique hybrid system

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 – Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 Kia Niro officially received a Guinness World Record® title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car).  The new record-setting mark is an incredible 76.6 mpg (3.07 L/100 km).

“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “We set out to build a vehicle that offers real-world utility, great looks and fantastic mileage, and setting the Guinness World Record® title confirms our achievement.” Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 24

Road Test Special: Kia Open the Doors For An Exclusive Look At Cars And The Kia/Toronto FC Academy

Iain Shankland,  Toronto FC, KIA Canada, Road-Test.org

2013 KIA Soul /Toronto FC

Text: Iain Shankland
Images: Kia Canada / Iain Shankland

Recently I was invited to a special event at the Kia Toronto FC Academy training ground in Downsview – a suburb of Toronto. KIA were showing a select number of journalists’ an insider view of the $21 million training facility along with some new or upgraded Kia vehicles for 2014.

Kia is scheduled to have 47 new or completely redesigned models between 2014 and 2017. Along with a first-look at the newly redesigned Forte 5 and Soul, we also got a look at the mid-cycle refresh of the popular Optima. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 29

Kia unveils all-new 2014 Soul at New York Auto Show

2014 Kia Soul, Road-Test.org

(NEW YORK) March 27, 2013 – The Big Apple, perhaps America’s most iconic metropolis, is playing host to the global unveiling of Kia Motors’ most iconic people mover, the all-new 2014 Soul urban utility vehicle, at the 113th New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The signature Soul design is instantly recognizable yet thoroughly fresh, with more than a passing nod to the cutting-edge Track’ster concept that was unveiled last year.


Riding on a new chassis that is stiffer, longer and wider, the all-new Soul has grown up without losing its edge, allowing for more passenger and cargo room while reducing Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) levels.

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Jan 25

2011 KIA SPORTAGE SX provides 2.0L Turbo! (274 horsepower / 269 pound-feet of torque?)

Sportage SX provides debut of 2.0L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) producing power of a V6, while achieving outstanding fuel economy of a four-cylinder.
Starting at $36,995, the 2011 Kia Sportage SX exudes value for Canadians

MONTREAL, Jan. 13 /CNW/ – The all-new, completely redesigned 2011 Sportage lineup will be extended in late winter at Canadian dealer showrooms with the arrival of the all-new SX trim that features the all-new 2.0L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) producing the power of a V6, while achieving the fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine. Starting at $36,995, the Sportage SX also offers additional standard equipment and design that distinguishes the Sportage even further from any other vehicle in the segment or on the road.

The all new Sportage SX showcases Kia’s remarkable styling, and offers enhanced driving performance, as well as an upscale and contemporary interior with an impressive array of standard technological features. “The addition of the SX package to the all-new 2011 Sportage further enhances our positive momentum on the vehicle while introducing a whole new dimension to both design and power including exception fuel economy”, said Robert Staffieri, Marketing Director of Kia Canada Inc. “The Sportage SX completes our powertrain offering for Canadians and the 2.0L Turbo GDI provides a high level of world-class technology. The Sportage is the first vehicle in Canada to debut this all-new flagship engine.”

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