Kia

Kia: Keeping a promise

When the Kia brand was relaunched last January under the Ayala aegis, newly-appointed president Manny Aligada did not reveal a sales growth target for the year. Instead, Aligada made a commitment to steer Kia to a growth…

With new ASC, Hyundai, Kia hybrids to shift quicker, smoother

THIS new system can monitor gear shifts 500 times per second. It reduces shift times by 30%. It’s called the Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. Hyundai Motor Group, counting in Kia, late last week announced it…

Kia tops mass market category of J.D. Power ranking

FOUR Kia models were ranked among the top 10 best-performing vehicles listed in a US quality study. Kia was named the number one non-luxury automotive brand in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) released…

What safety rating did the Kia Stinger top?

THE 2019 Kia Stinger’s available forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection system and LED headlights earned a “Superior” rating in tests, earning the model the highest safety rating given by a well-recognized agency. Naming the Stinger as…

Self-driving Hyundais, Kias may arrive sooner than expected

BOTH Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors are accelerating their initiatives related to autonomous vehicle technologies through a new investment on Aurora, a firm developing self-driving systems for cars. The Seoul-based carmakers bared this in a statement, but…

KIA Sportage GT Line: Euro X Korean mashup

KIA is on a roll. With the brand's stewardship under the Ayala Automotive Group, prospects have improved massively with the brand. …

Redefining the basics: Kia Soluto 1.4 LX AT

There’s an interesting trend that’s going on in the sub-compact sedan segment of late, and it’s about the apparent step-up in the overall packaging of these supposedly “basic” cars. …

New Karga to carry Kia in commercial vehicle segment

KIA Motors’ rebirth in the Philippines under the Ayala Automotive Group has seen the Korean brand launch new (or upgraded) cars and SUVs this year. Now, Kia adds a commercial vehicle to its local lineup. Recently introduced…

New York Auto Show 2019: Newest concepts on display

At the New York International Auto Show this week, Kia and Genesis unveiled two urban-friendly electric concept models.…

Kia PH relaunched under Ayala group

The Kia brand was relaunched in the Philippines at an “unboxing” event on January 30, 2019, taking the next step in expanding its market presence after over two decades in the country. Kia Philippines now operates under…