When Hyundai shows the sixth generation of the Sonata at the 2009 LA Auto Show (codenamed YF), everyone thought that this D-Segment full-size sedan would be the new insignia from the Korean automaker around the world. But finally, we were wrong. (more…)
KIA Motors renewed its commitment to sports with its sponsorship on the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament. Over the past eleven years, KIA Motors provided 1.010 vehicles for previous Australian Open tournaments, scheduled by Tennis Australia.
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According Car and Driver, a second aperture is planned for the left side, bringing the total door count up to a more conventional five. The second driver’s side door is reportedly being installed for markets like the UK, where the driver sits on the wrong other side (a similar problem to what Mini found with the Clubman). But that addition could be destined for the US market as well. (more…)
The Kia Grand Carnival has been upgraded for the 2012 model year, with a new diesel engine, revised line-up and new specifications and prices. The short wheelbase Kia Carnival S has been dropped from the local line-up, and along with it goes the 2.7-litre V6 petrol engine. (more…)