Kia’s EV9 Electrifies Safety Standards: Achieving a Five-Star Symphony in Euro NCAP’s Rigorous Test Arena!

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Euro NCAP, Europe’s prominent independent safety testing organization, has bestowed the highest safety accolade upon Kia’s all-new EV9 following rigorous evaluations. The all-electric seven-seater SUV secured a pristine five-star rating, underscoring its exceptional safety credentials.

Throughout the comprehensive testing process encompassing four crucial categories, the EV9 consistently demonstrated excellence. It achieved notable scores of 84% for adult occupant protection, 88% for child occupant protection, 76% for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, and an impressive 83% in the ‘safety assist’ category, reflecting the vehicle’s robust suite of crash avoidance technologies.

Euro NCAP commended the EV9 for maintaining stability in the frontal impact test, offering commendable knee and femur protection for all occupants, regardless of size or seating positions. The SUV was recognized as a moderately benign impact partner in frontal collisions. In the side barrier test, the EV9 garnered maximum points, ensuring strong protection for critical body areas of both driver and passengers. The advanced eCall system, which promptly alerts emergency services in the event of a crash, received accolades.

The EV9 excelled in child occupant tests, safeguarding critical body areas of six- and ten-year-old passengers. Noteworthy features such as airbag flexibility and an intelligent child presence detection system were acknowledged.

Euro NCAP spotlighted the effectiveness of the EV9’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system in safety assist technology evaluations. The AEB system exhibited commendable responsiveness to other vehicles, successfully avoiding impacts in various test scenarios.

Additional safety features highlighted by Euro NCAP included the EV9’s Lane Keeping Assistant (LKA), providing gentle course corrections in lane drift situations, and a speed assistance system adept at identifying local speed limits, affording drivers the option for automatic limiter setting.

The EV9’s robust safety rating is reinforced by its high-strength Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and sturdy body structure. Coupled with an array of active driver-assist and safety features, this underscores the EV9’s commitment to delivering maximum convenience and safety on the road.

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The new 2023 Kia Soul

The new 2023 Kia Soul,
The new 2023 Kia Soul,
The new 2023 Kia Soul,

The new 2023 Kia Soul, showing up later this mid year, highlights invigorated plan components all around, an improved on arrangement, new grin instigating tones, and two choice bundles overflowing with innovation and comfort. Soul re-imagined the square shaped little vehicle portion when it was first sent off in 2009 and has advanced consistently since, speaking to clients across ages with its restless great looks, common sense, and productivity. Estimating will be declared nearer to the vehicle’s marked down date.

“The Soul characterized an entirely different section of little vehicles when it initial entered the Kia arrangement and it go on into the 2023 model year with as much tomfoolery, reasonableness and style as could be,” said Steve Center, COO and EVP, Kia America. “The essential structure remains, which is what in excess of 75,000 cheerful Soul proprietors adored such a great amount about the out of control runabout last year, addressing an almost 5 percent increment over deals in 2020. The new 2023 Soul is set to proceed with that pattern with its invigorated plan all around, cutting edge innovation and element pressed manages.”

Soul has forever been separate by its striking at this point practical plan and the 2023 model year proceeds with that custom with an all-new front sash. The new barbecue is set off with accessible LED headlights and overhauled haze lights. New Daytime Running Lamps and blinkers balance the front-end overhaul. New accessible 17-and 18-inch combination haggles overhauled back belt and taillights complete the outside improvements. A large number of strong and two-tone outside paint plans remain and are supplemented by new two-tone paint programs: Clear White with Fusion Black rooftop, and Surf Blue with a Fusion Black rooftop.

Inside, what worked best remaining parts and what has changed has improved something to be thankful for. Intelligently positioned switchgear falls promptly to-hand while the 10.25-inch (standard on everything except LX trim) touchscreen with route is a welcome expansion to the tech-forward lodge.

Working on the arrangement for 2023, the Soul is presented in LX, S, EX, GT-Line, GT-Line Tech trimlines, each including a considerable rundown of standard and accessible hardware. The X-Line and Turbo have been suspended, albeit a considerable lot of the highlights are found in the new variations. The new LX Technology Package incorporates Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCA), Rear Cross Collision Avoidance (RCCA), and 16-inch composite wheels; conveniently packaging pursued highlights in a generally exceptional proposition.

The GT-Line Technology Package raises the stakes with a wide scope of pursued elements and driver-help frameworks. A Harman/Kardon premium sound is gotten to through the 10.25-inch variety touchscreen and highlights an outer intensifier, subwoofer, and entryway mounted tweeters. Multi-shaded LED speaker lights beat in time with the tunes and the warmed front seats offer a warm hug during chilly climate drives. The GT-Line Technology Package likewise incorporates:

  Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning capability (radar + camera type)1
Highway Drive Assist2
Navigation based Smart Cruise Control
Electronic Parking Brake
Power driver seat
High-gloss interior trim
LED headlights and taillights
Cargo Cover
Dual-level cargo floor

Featuring Kia America’s obligation to somewhere safe and security, various beforehand discretionary highlights are currently standard across all trims, including:

Forward Collision Avoidance Assist-Pedestrian (FCA-Ped; camera type)1
Lane Keeping Assist + Lane Following Assist1
Driver Attention Warning1
Lane Departure Warning1
High Beam Assist
Rear Occupant Alert (door logic)

For 2023, Soul is fueled by a solitary powertrain. The effective 2.0-liter inline four chamber produces 147-strength at 6,200 rpm and sets down 132 lb.- ft-of force at 4,500 rpm through the front wheels. Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission is standard across all variations.


Kia Europe And Uber Announce Electric Mobility Partnership

Kia Europe And Uber Announce Electric Mobility Partnership
Kia Europe And Uber Announce Electric Mobility Partnership
Kia Europe And Uber Announce Electric Mobility Partnership

Kia Europe and Uber have announced a milestone electric mobility partnership that will accelerate the adoption of advanced zero-emission battery electric vehicles across Europe, making urban areas cleaner and quieter.

The partnership will see Kia offer its high-tech range of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) – including the e-Niro and e-Soul – to Uber drivers with special offers, making the company a leading provider of electrified vehicles to the ride hailing sector.

New mobility partnerships are part of Kia’s ground-breaking Plan S strategy, revealed earlier this year, which will see eco-friendly models take a 40% share of all Kia sales globally by the end of 2030. As part of the Plan S roadmap, Kia will realise a global annual sales target of 880,000 units for all electric vehicles and 1.6 million units for eco-friendly cars by the end of the decade.

Kia’s development focus is on popularizing BEVs – a core element of the Plan S transformation strategy – and plans to reinforce its global product line-up with the introduction of 11 new BEV models by 2026, seven of which will be developed on the advanced Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). These new models will include a range of passenger vehicles, SUVs and MPVs across several segments, each incorporating industry-leading technology for long-range real-world driving and high-speed charging.

Uber is also targeting dramatic reductions in carbon emissions, with plans to become a zero-emission mobility platform across Europe by 2030. The company has outlined ambitions to operate over 100,000 BEVs across its European platform by 2025. As part of that goal, half of all the kilometres driven by Uber drivers by 2025 in seven major European cities – Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Paris – will be undertaken in zero-emissions vehicles.

Experiencing BEVs first-hand

As part of the partnership’s wider remit, Kia and Uber will develop joint marketing and educational campaigns to further promote BEVs to Uber drivers. Kia will also offer test-drives to allow drivers to experience the brand’s all-electric zero-emissions vehicles first-hand.

With a real-world driving range of 454 kilometres (282 miles) for the 64kWh model, the Kia e-Niro combines full BEV zero-emissions functionality with practicality thanks to its sleek crossover body style. The cabin fuses a modern design with a generous and robust interior space along with cutting-edge connectivity and infotainment tech to complement the zero-tailpipe emissions powertrain. Charging the e-Niro’s lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80 percent takes only 54 minutes using a 100kW direct current (DC) fast charger.

“This exciting partnership with Uber heralds another important milestone for BEVs and sustainable zero-emissions mobility in Europe”, said Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe. “Making sure that the air is clean in congested city and town centres – as well as ensuring these spaces are quiet and free from vehicle noise pollution – is at the very top of our agenda. This important partnership with Uber is a significant step forward in realising that goal and we are very proud to be able to offer our advanced BEV range, starting with the e-Niro and e-Soul models.”

Anabel Diaz, Regional General Manager for EMEA, Uber, said: “We’re proud to be working with Kia to make sure drivers across Europe have access to best-in-class electric vehicles at an affordable price. Zero-emissions mobility is more than just an aim for us – it’s a necessity. As Europe continues to reopen, we are committed to playing our part in cleaning up urban transport, so this partnership is crucial in our efforts to advance the electrification of our platform across Europe by 2030.”

Kia and Uber will further strengthen the strategic alliance by offering high-tech BEVs in 20 European markets* as demand grows.




Kia Motors has today released the first image of the new Kia XCeed urban crossover, due to be revealed later in June 2019. Stylish, expressive and modern in design, the new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) represents a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs.

The swept-back, coupé-like appearance of the new Kia XCeed is a product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe. The combination of its elevated ride height and lower hip point give the car a sportier driving position than a traditional SUV. Its raised driving position offers a clearer view of the road ahead than a conventional family hatchback.

More emotional and dynamic in format and design than its taller rivals, the new Kia XCeed will nevertheless offer comparable levels of interior space and luggage capacity to Europe’s best-selling SUVs.

Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Motors Europe, comments: “The sporty design and demeanour of the new Kia XCeed CUV makes it more innately desirable than many taller, larger SUVs. Yet it offers this without compromising on versatility, with its intelligent packaging achieving the cabin and storage space of an SUV in a sportier body and more compact footprint.”

The new Kia XCeed will be revealed in full on 26 June.


Kia makes its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2018

Kia makes its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2018

Kia makes its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2018

Kia Motors India (KMI) will make its Indian market debut at the Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi with a new concept car. Kia will unveil the SP Concept at the New Delhi motor show on 7 February, 2018, alongside a showcase of 16 of the brand’s global models.

Inspired by Indian heritage and driven by advanced technology, the Kia SP Concept hints at the company’s plans to introduce a new SUV to the Indian market in future. Bold and stylish, the SP Concept combines sophisticated beauty, breakthrough technology, and high functionality in a small SUV form.

Alongside the global debut for the SP Concept, Kia will showcase its global range of cars at Auto Expo. Kia will exhibit its wide range of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and a range of other cars – including the exciting new Stinger sports sedan. Kia Motors is looking to replicate its global success in India, the world’s fastest growing car market.

Han-Woo Park, President of Kia Motors Corporation, commented: “All of us at Kia Motors are extremely proud to take our first steps into one of world’s largest automotive markets. And we are here to build more than just great cars. We aim to set a new standard in the Indian auto industry by providing consumers with world-class products and services, while engaging with and giving back to the local community.”

Kia’s award-winning products are now among the most popular cars on sale across the world today, gaining praise for attractive design, high-tech features, and reliability. The company’s distinctive design identity, including its hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille, runs through the brand’s entire vehicle line-up, making the brand’s cars immediately recognizable all over the world.

The SP Concept and full range of Kia cars will be on display at the Kia stand in Hall 7 of the Auto Expo.