Art


Posts filtered by tags: Kia[x]


 

Kia Seeks World Domination

Kia, no longer content to occupy the second tier among carmakers, yesterday held a virtual press conference to announce their plans for world domination. Dropping Motors America from their name was the first indicator, as the company now known as just Kia moves forward. We reported the other day on Kia’s new logo, a bold […] The post Kia Seeks World Domination appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Global, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Kia, Korean, Branding, Kia Motors America, News Blog, World Domination, Dropping Motors America


Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer

The Kia Carnival will arrive on our shores sometime this summer as a 2022 model, according to a story this morning from Autoblog. As we posted back in June, Kia is positioning it as a grand utility vehicle (GUV), lest you think it’s merely another minivan. How or why a stigma is attached to minivans […] The post Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Minivan, Vans, News Blog, Kia Carnival, Conventional Drivetrain, Gas Engine, Kia Carnival Sails


Kia Reveals its New Logo

Kia revealed its new logo and brand slogan while you were asleep last night, signifying the Korean automaker’s ambitions to become a leader in the industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. Kia developed the new logo to resemble a handwritten signature, a striking departure from the oval used since its inception in […] The post Kia Reveals its New Logo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Design, Media, Imessage, Advertising, Global, Sales, Events, Korea, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Kia, Korean, Branding, New Logo, News Blog


2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan

The vehicle you see here may bear the name of a minivan, but Kia Motors affectionately (and perhaps optimistically) refers to it as a “Grand Utility Vehicle.” Appearing in South Korea on Wednesday wearing next-generation duds, the Carnival —aka the North American-market Sedona — apparently wants to be mistaken for an SUV. The brand’s designers […] The post 2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Design, Autos, Kia, Don, Sedona, Kia Motors, Kia Sedona, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


It’s Official: The Kia Telluride Is the Early ’90s Maxima

Awards mean damn little around here, as most “official” accolades foisted upon various models carry as much weight as a gnat. The GM X-body once boasted a well-stocked trophy case. And that’s the way it remains, for now and forever, though the recipient of the most recent big-ticket award deserves mention, if only because it […] The post It’s Official: The Kia Telluride Is the Early ’90s Maxima appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Awards, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Telluride, Kia Telluride, News Blog


Bold but Busy: 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed

Kia Motors has revealed the next-generation Sorento ahead of its global debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, providing a better look at the midsize crossover than the spy shots that recently emerged from Korea. Compared to the current-gen model, which delights in its approachable blandness, the new Sorento aims for a brawnier look. Recent […] The post Bold but Busy: 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Geneva Motor Show, Kia Motors, Kia Sorento, Sorento, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Crossovers, 2021 Kia Sorento


A Halo With Value: EV Range-topper Carves Out New Role for Kia

A lofty, high-performance electric vehicle currently headed down the Kia product pipeline is, like all EVs, something of a gamble. For the mainstream Korean automaker, it’s also a departure. Heralded by last year’s striking Imagine concept, the upcoming coupe-like crossover will clearly be a way for Kia designers to make a name for themselves — […] The post A Halo With Value: EV Range-topper Carves Out New Role for Kia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Kia, Imagine, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Kia Imagine


Presenting the Upcoming Ford Sorento…

Alright, stop yer squawking. Different people see different things in a vehicle’s styling and it all amounts to a pile of nothing, but it’s hard to look at these leaked shots of the 2021 Kia Sorento and not think about the folks in Dearborn. Photos posted by Instagram user onecar.1 appear to show the next-generation […] The post Presenting the Upcoming Ford Sorento… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Instagram, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Spy Photos, Kia Sorento, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, 2021 Kia Sorento, Dearborn Photos


2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please

A decade — isn’t that hard to believe? — after the debut of the radically styled third-generation Kia Optima, the automaker has another salvo waiting to launch against midsize boredom. Trailing its equally daring 2020 Hyundai Sonata sibling by a model year, the revamped 2021 Optima ditches the downgraded clothes that appeared in its closet […] The post 2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, Optima, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, 2021 Kia Optima


Perhaps Thankfully, Kia’s Upcoming Optima Won’t Go the Sonata Route

You have to give Hyundai Motor Group credit — it’s certainly not shy when it comes to design. It hasn’t been for a while, and the 2011 Sonata can attest to that. After Hyundai toned things down for the follow-up generation, the brand realized its mistake: to get noticed alongside Camry and Accord, you needed to […] The post Perhaps Thankfully, Kia’s Upcoming Optima Won’t Go the Sonata Route appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Hyundai, Kia, Kia Optima, Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, Optima, Product Planning


Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […] The post Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Concept Vehicles, Upcoming Vehicles, Kia SP Signature


Shanghai Auto Show in Pictures - #ABDZinShanghai

Shanghai Auto Show in Pictures - #ABDZinShanghai AoiroStudioApr 25, 2019 Still getting back into the regular schedule here in Canada and still fighting that jetlag from traveling back from China. This is an honor for me to share this first of many upcoming articles about my experience at the Shanghai Auto Show this year. It has been an incredible journey for us on ABDZ and would love to share some pictures I took at the Shanghai Auto Show. I am still working ...
Tags: Design, China, Canada, Nissan, Kia, Citroën, Shanghai Auto Show, ABDZ, Geely Autos Imagine Concept, Mitsubishi Dongfeng Motor Renault EZ ULTIMO Nissan


We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece


Always Leave ’em Wanting More

By now, you’ve probably read all about Matt’s adventures in fashion, but the unexpected reveal of Kia’s upcoming Telluride SUV during New York City’s Fashion Week has me reeling. And it shouldn’t. It shouldn’t, because alluring concept vehicle morph into far less savory production vehicles all the time. Or, in the case of Buick and […] The post Always Leave ’em Wanting More appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, New York City, Autos, Kia, SUVs, Matt, Kia Telluride, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles


Gussied Up 2020 Kia Telluride Debuts for New York Fashion Week

Two years after the concept’s debut in Detroit, the “production” 2020 Kia Telluride appeared during New York City’s Fashion Week festivities this past weekend. Fashion is not a subject this author is particularly familiar with. While I know that a button-up and suit jacket serves me better than an oversized Space Jam t-shirt, the reasons […] The post Gussied Up 2020 Kia Telluride Debuts for New York Fashion Week appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fashion, Texas, Design, New York City, Autos, Crossovers, Detroit, Kia, SUVs, Telluride, New York Fashion Week, Kia Telluride, News Blog, Product Planning, Three-row Crossover, Future Models


For What It’s Worth, a Kia K900 Front Corner Collision Will Cost You Dearly

There’s a good reason why insurance premiums are rising like your author’s blood pressure while scanning his Twitter feed, and it’s not just because providers really, really like making money. (They do, of course.) Average repair bills in the U.S. rose by about a third in the past three years, mainly due to the proliferation […] The post For What It’s Worth, a Kia K900 Front Corner Collision Will Cost You Dearly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Safety, Insurance, Quality, Repair, Autos, Kia, News Blog, Product Planning, Kia K900, Kia K900 Front Corner Collision Will Cost


Kia Proceeds With Five-door Shooting Brake, Leaves North America Longing

Kia is readying the unveiling of its Proceed for European buyers later this month, taking great strides to ensure it matches the concept version. While the Ceed five-door already exists, the Proceed is a full-blown wagon. However, it’ll probably spend the majority of its time referred to as an “estate car” or “shooting brake,” since […] The post Kia Proceeds With Five-door Shooting Brake, Leaves North America Longing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Design, Autos, North America, Kia, Wagons, Kia Motors, Debuts, Hot Hatches, News Blog, Automotive Design, Station Wagons, Sport Wagons, Kai Cee’d, Kia Cee'd, Kia Proceed


This couple converted an old school bus into a stunning tiny home

When couple Kai and Julie went to grab a cup of coffee in Berlin, their home city, they had no idea how that beverage break would change their lives. The couple saw an old school bus offered for sale and decided it would be ideal to transform it into a tiny home on wheels. They’d been mulling tiny home options for a while, but the aspect of being able to change locations at will was paramount. Kai and Julie also agreed that cooking and comfortable sleeping were high priorities. Free-flowing ai...
Tags: Design, Youtube, Berlin, Kia, Julie, Kai


2019 Kia Sportage Kicks Off with New Design Tweaks and Fresh Mild-Hybrid Diesel Engine

The South-Korean based manufacturer Kia has been working on a new range of mild-hybrid engines for quite some time now, engines that would make its model range more fuel-efficient and more powerful as well. One particular model to receive such mild-hybrid engine is the brand-new 2019 Kia Sportage Mild-Hybrid, which is now coming with a diesel engine paired to a high-voltage battery pack, all part of the company`s new EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain. The powertrain comprises a fre...
Tags: Design, Engine, Autos, Kia, Volt, Sportage, Kia Sportage Mild Hybrid, 2019 Kia Sportage Mild-Hybrid, Mild-Hybrid diesel


2019 Kia Rio GT-Line Kicks Off with Enhanced Looks and New Interior

With just one month ahead the most important auto event of the year taking place in Geneva, plenty of carmakers are already making final preparations before revealing their latest models or prototypes. Some of them are on final testing stages, others have already released the first clues and teaser images with their upcoming cars. Kia is on a full swing with plenty of new surprises to reveal this year, including at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. One of them is the all-new 2019 Kia Rio GT, now reve...
Tags: Design, Auto Shows, Autos, Geneva, Kia, Rio, Interior, Motor Exclusive Auto Industry News, New Interior, 2018 Geneva Motor Show, 2019 Kia Rio Sorento GT-Line, GT-Line range


Genesis Motors Boss Pays No Attention to the Kia Stinger

“It’s all about how you bring across to the customer that they don’t feel they are driving or seeing the same car.” — Manfred Fitzgerald, Genesis Motors Senior Vice President The 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Genesis G70 are platform partners, two new sporty and luxurious four-doors from the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. The timing of […] The post Genesis Motors Boss Pays No Attention to the Kia Stinger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Industry, Luxury, Autos, Hyundai, Kia, Luxury Brands, Genesis, Manfred Fitzgerald, News Blog, Future Vehicles, U.S. auto sales, Premium Brands, Genesis G70, Kia Stinger, Genesis Motors


Hyundai's first long-range EV arrives next year

Hyundai has been pretty quiet on its electric car plans, with the exception of its recently introduced Ioniq models. But now the automaker has confirmed it will introduce new extended-range electric cars within the next few years. The first will be a 242-mile-range SUV, followed by a sedan with a 310-mile-range. It had already been rumored that the new Hyundai Kona SUV would get a fully electric version, but now Hyundai has confirmed it. The small Kona SUV will get an electric version sometime...
Tags: Design, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Tucson Fuel Cell, Kona, Hyundai Kona SUV, Tesla Model S Hyundai


Melissa McCarthy is hilarious as a luckless eco-warrior in Kia's Superbowl ad

When she isn't lampooning White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, Melissa McCarthy is off saving the planet—or at least trying to. In a 60-second spot that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, the actress is at the height of her physical-comedy game as her eco-hero character gamely zips around in her Kia Niro to rally for the whales, tthe rhinos, and the icecaps, often to hapless—and hysterical—effect. McCarthy's watercraft is capsized by a breaching whale. A lumbe...
Tags: Comedy, Design, News, White House, Environment, Environmentalism, Kia, Environmental Activism, Mccarthy, Melissa Mccarthy, Bonnie Tyler, SUPERBOWL, Kia Niro, Sean Spicer


New law requires all electric and hybrid vehicles to make noise by 2019

The days of having an electric car suddenly appear out of nowhere next to you will soon be gone, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) just finalized its “Quiet Car” rule – a law designed to make sure pedestrians don’t get hurt by near-silent electric cars they can’t hear coming. As of 2019, electric vehicles will have to make enough noise at low speeds to let you know they’re coming. A 2012 analysis by Slate magazine revealed that at speeds below 35 miles per hour, hy...
Tags: Design, News, Safety, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Quiet, Silent, Nissan, Kia, Hybrid Vehicles, Electric Cars, Electric Car, Cnet, Nhtsa, Slate, NHSTA


incredible maps of the world

1. Anaximander World Map, 6th Century BC Photo: Public Domain Anaximander was a Greek philosopher who lived in the 6th Century BC and was arguably the founder of cartography. His map is probably the first of the known world. Anaximander’s world was very different than ours: it included only the Mediterranean Sea and three major landmasses: Europe, Asia and Libya, which represents modern-day North Africa. Most importantly, it gave future cartographers something to build on and encouraged trade...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, Maps, London, China, Africa, Amsterdam, Libya, Greenland, Kia, Indian Ocean, All, John Snow


Her Name Was Rio, and She Looks Bigger Than Before

Kia Motors has pulled the wraps off of its next-generation Rio subcompact ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut later this month, revealing a newfound love of straight lines that couldn’t be more different from the bulbous previous generation. A longer, flatter hood, longer wheelbase, high beltline and upright C-pillar aim to make the 2017 […] The post Her Name Was Rio, and She Looks Bigger Than Before appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Production, Paris, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Kia Motors, Kia Rio, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Hatchbacks


The Once-Lowly Kia Rio Comes Into its Own

  The next-generation Kia Rio will receive styling to match its confidence as the brand’s best-selling vehicle. The automaker released design renderings of the looming 2017 Rio today, in advance of the model’s world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on September 29. The sad sedans that once populated the back of used car lots […] The post The Once-Lowly Kia Rio Comes Into its Own appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Sales, Paris, Autos, Kia, Kia Rio, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


A first-timer’s guide to visiting Petra

Despite the name, Al Khazneh, or the Treasury, was actually used as a tomb, like most of the other carved structures in Petra. Its facade is 128 feet tall and exhibits many Greek-influenced design features, along with sculptures of various deities and mythical figures. Photo: Scott Sporleder If Christ the Redeemer is the most underwhelming experience of the seven world wonders, then visiting Petra must be the opposite. This “rose-red city half as old as time” was hewn from sandstone thousands...
Tags: Theatre, US, Help, Tips, Treasury, Jordan, Kia, Guide, Skyscanner, Petra, Visiting, All, Crowne Plaza, Amman, Peter, Laura


Spied: 2018 Kia GT, Now With Normal Doors

Kia’s rear-drive premium sedan is looking pretty production ready in these spy photos. The teasing has now gone on for five years, ever since the GT concept bowed in Frankfurt in 2011. The vehicle photographed near Kia’s southern California headquarters stays true to the concept’s general proportions, though the clamshell (“suicide”) doors are, not surprisingly, […] The post Spied: 2018 Kia GT, Now With Normal Doors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, California, Industry, Frankfurt, Luxury, Autos, Kia, Platforms, Spy Photos, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Kia GT, Product Planning, Genesis G70



Filters
November - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
December - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
January - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031