Very recently, the 12th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference was held near Hyundai’s South Korean R&D centre where the company unveiled its current and future engine and transmission line-up. The company showcased plenty of its powertrain technologies and the cheif among them were the next generation of turbocharged petrol engines that the company is currently developing. Officials from the company say that these small displacement turbocharged gasoline powertrains will be offering high performance along with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
First it was in November when Kia Picanto was first spied in India, then it was spied again during the first week of February and recently it has been caught on Chennai roads once again. This certainly is bothering many as the mystery about Kia Picanto is getting deeper than we expected. There is no clue about what Kia is planning to do but as always we can make some speculations on the series of spotting of the Picanto hatchback. Earlier it was believed that Kia was working on a facelift model of the car which itself was not convincing [Read more...]
Hyundai may not be as big as Fiat and Volkswagen but is significantly huge and owns a good share of the international market. Hyundai owns Kia, another premium brand, that has helped Hyundai reach the position it is now at. Since 2011 end the sighting of a new small car, Kia Picanto, seems to be the next interesting happening in the market. Earlier it was in November when the car was spotted first which did not gain much attention as it was believed that the same was here for its global testing and validation. But recently the car was spotted [Read more...]
Kia motors (partly owned by Hyundai Motors) is one of the popular small car maker based out of Korea. Kia cars sell across many countries including many developed western countries on the world. Kia motors has many times expressed interest to launch cars in India but it was called off due to unknown reasons. This time, it seems, Kia is finally taking some baby steps to enter Indian Automobile market with its globally popular small car, the Kia Picanto. The Picanto has been spied testing in Chennai and the car was a Left Hand Drive. It is a possibility that [Read more...]
In December 2010 we informed you about the expected plans of Kia Motors to enter the Indian Automobile market but disappointingly the firm has called off its plans. A lot of expectations were in the air but this Hyundai subsidiary did not find our market lucrative enough. For the time being the company has dropped its plans and will continue to manufacture products for developed markets such as Europe, China and U.S. We doubt why our market, which is the world’s second fastest growing one failed to attract this giant but some positivity has been shown at the company’s end [Read more...]
With the commencement of the year 2011 a number of global majors are planning to enter India of which the most awaited brands are Ferrari , Proton, Mazda, Ssangyong and a few others and newest to the list of such anticipated manufacturers is Kia which is a part of Hyundai Group. Michael Choo, Kia Motors spokesperson had stated “Kia Motors is only in the initial feasibility study stage and is contemplating whether to launch its cars in India” In fact some of the sources have informed that the company is sincerely working on its entry into our market.
With more and more adding to the list of cars to be displayed at the New York Auto Show, why should a brand miss any such opportunity to display their new cars and with the same notion in mind Kia is all set to unveil the new 2011 Kia Optima at the New York Auto Show. The car seems to be much more attractive than the older versions and probably deserves to be a flagship model. The Optima is also known as Magnetis globally and is a 4-Door Coupe/sedan and currently it is the flagship sedan for the brand.