2021 Kia Sportage 5th generation

Fifth generation Kia Sportage revealed – to be locally-assembled in 2022?

Kia Corporation’s popular Sportage model enters its fifth generation with a new design philosophy called ‘Opposites United’. The first official images released show a departure from previous designs with the SUV gaining a more dynamic image. According to Karim Habib, Kia’s Senior Vice-President and Head of Global Design Centre, the new Sportage isn’t just one […]

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First images of 5th generation Kia Sportage which will debut in July

Kia Motors will soon be launching a new generation of the Sportage, one of its older SUV models which dates back to the early 1990s. The new model will make its debut in South Korea in July, followed by launches in other markets in the months after that. ‘Opposites United’ The brand’s most popular SUV […]

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Bermaz Auto takes over Kia business in Malaysia, with local assembly to commence in 2022.

After Naza’s swift termination of its involvement with the Kia and Peugeot brands during the last quarter of 2020, the market was curious to see who would take over the brands. By December, one part of the question was answered when Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) was announced as  the new distributor for the […]

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2021 Kia EV6

EV6 spearheads Kia’s transition into the new era of electrification

Kia’s big push into the EV market and the first part of its transition to the new era of electrification starts this year with the launch of the EV6, the Korean carmaker’s first model that uses the Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). To go on sale from the middle […]

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Toyota returned to the top of the global sales chart in 2020

With motor vehicle production and sales so vast and widespread around the planet, getting an accurate tally of total numbers is not easy. However, it is generally agreed that the Volkswagen Group has been the leader since 2017. Last year, the company it displaced 5 years ago – Toyota Motor Corporation  – overtook the German […]

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Kia to move away from traditional manufacturing-driven business model

Earlier this month, Kia unveiled its new corporate logo with the new brand slogan of ‘Movement that inspires’. This slogan replaces ‘The Power to Surprise’ which has been in use since 2005 (although the US also had a new slogan in 2019 – ‘Give It Everything’). With the new slogan also comes a new strategy […]

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Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP

Hyundai Motor Group unveils Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)

While still improving and innovating its technologies for models with internal combustion engines, the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is also investing substantially in battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology. Such vehicles will grow in numbers in coming years and HMG has been developing core technologies for them. One of these is the new Electric-Global Modular Platform […]

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Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA develop advanced connected car platform for all models

Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA have developed the NVIDIA DRIVE ‘connected car’ platform which will be incorporated across all new models from the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands from 2022 onwards. The technical cooperation with NVIDIA, a well known name in the computer industry, will enable Hyundai Motor Group to develop high-performance ‘connected car’ computing […]

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Naza Kia Red Cube showroom in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, has shut down

The Kia Red Cube outlet along the Federal Highway in Petaling Jaya, Selangor is no longer operating, according to a news report by our friends over at DSF. They have also learnt that it is to be taken over by a brand from China soon. Before Naza Kia took over the building, it was a […]

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