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2017 Kia K900 – Challenge the Luxury!!!

The 2017 Kia K900 is Kia’s first rear-drive full-size luxury sedan and, in size, it slots above the front-drive Cadenza and new-for-2018 Stinger.

Interior

The K900’s spacious interior provides abundant comforts—ranging from available heated and ventilated front and rear seats to available power-reclining rear seats with Air Cell Lumbar Support. From the 17-speaker surround sound Lexicon Logic 7 audio system created by GRAMMY Award-winning Harman, to the Dynamic Parking Guide System, to the hydrophobic glass that helps repel water, the K900 is packed with innovations designed to enhance your driving experience.

 A bright 9.2” screen makes it easy to use UVO, our voice-activated infotainment and telematics system. The available Surround View Monitor utilizes four externally mounted cameras to simultaneously provide real-time video of the K900’s surroundings and show an all-around, bird’s eye-like view on the 9.2” monitor. 

Design

The K900’s exterior design displays a certain amount of heft and maturity – it doesn’t attempt to appear windswept or sporty, aiming instead for a more conservative look. The Kia Design Team blended the features such as world-class wheelbase, prestige distance, sweeping shoulder line that gives the K900 its athletic bearing and confident stance. 

The available Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) works in conjunction with the full LED headlights to deliver a beam that adapts—depending on vehicle speed and turning angle. The smooth character line, extending from the front grille across the doors, highlights its elegance.

Comfort

The K900 delivers a quiet cabin and a smooth overall ride with foam-padded cabin for exceptional insulation, a high-strength steel structure and a fully-independent front and rear suspension. The available 16-way adjustable power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, a heated steering wheel and laminated the windshield and side windows to help ensure the quietest cabin possible. 

The Trimmed in soft Nappa leather and the available Power-Reclining Rear Seats recline at your whim. Also the Ventilated Rear Seats deliver a cushion of air for additional comfort you command. The full-length, tinted Panoramic Sunroof, framed by the available premium headliner, allows driver and passengers to experience soft natural light and a feeling of spaciousness. 

Performance 

Kia continues to offer the K900 in three trims with a choice of two engines such as a 311-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 and a 5.0-liter V8 that cranks out 420 horsepower. Fuel-economy figures stand at 15 mpg city, 23 highway, and 18 combined.

Safety

The 2017 K900 continues to offer full range of standard safety features, such as full-length side-curtain airbags, hill-start assist, and traction control. The Luxury V8 trim adds a surround-view monitor, while optional safety equipment includes a head-up display, advanced smart cruise control, and autonomous emergency braking. 


The available Blind-Spot Detection uses side mirror-mounted radar to help detect vehicles alongside and behind the K900. The Lane Departure Warning System uses a rear view mirror-mounted camera to read and help analyze the road ahead. 

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THE NEW KIA – SOUL EV

 

As a clean alternative fuel vehicle, the Soul EV is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in select states such as California. So, you can use HOV lanes even when you’re driving solo, which can help shorten your commute time. Many other states have similar HOV lane and toll incentives for Soul EV.

Exterior:

The Soul EV’s bold style is so distinctly Soul, you need a double take to realize it’s an EV. A closer look reveals premium features all its own, like blue-accented fog lights, exclusive front- and rear-fascia designs, and the Eco Electric badge. No grille and no exhaust pipe mean progressive, clean lines for a cleaner environment.

Headlights – Blue-accented Projector Beam Headlights give you a crisp look and clear visibility of the road. With Auto Light Control, the headlights automatically turn on or off as needed to save energy.

Wheels – The aerodynamic 16-inch Alloy Wheels are engineered to reduce road vibration and increase efficiency. Plus the Super Low Rolling Resistant (SLRR) Tires offer less drag, giving you improved driving range.

Front – The unique body-color front bumper has a sleek, new look. And no gas engine under the hood means a grille-free front end for improved aerodynamics.

Rear – It’s a departure that draws attention. It is designed as the lower fascia to be strong and sporty. And no exhaust pipe gives you a cleaner, no-emissions drive.

Interior:

Fortuitous Comfort levels– The Soul EV and iconic Soul were redesigned together to provide exceptional comfort and maximum flexibility. The Soul EV’s split-folding rear seats offer ample cargo space and a variety of storage options. And the under-floor battery means plenty of interior space for your friends. From the exclusive bio-sourced materials and available leather seating all the way down to the distinctive highlight stitching—this modern interior looks, feels, and does good.

More Spacious – With the Soul EV, you don’t have to compromise interior space or versatility. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer up to 49.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, and the hidden luggage under tray makes storing your 120-volt charging cord easy. From the ample headroom and legroom to the flexible cargo space, the Soul EV is made for hauling friends and all your gear.

Performance:

  • It’s a thrilling and responsive drive with 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque. Smooth designed an electric motor for quiet efficiency and engineered a state-of-the-art regenerative braking system that helps recharge the battery. The result is satisfying EV performance with maximized range and assured handling.
  • The Soul EV’s electric motor offers 109 horsepower.
  • It’s unique, multi-layer magnet design provides quiet, smooth-power performance. And its lightweight design helps deliver swift acceleration for an exciting and efficient drive.
  • Every part of the Soul EV is designed with efficiency in mind even braking.
  • Every time you decelerate or go downhill, the regenerative braking system recovers kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost. That energy goes straight to recharging the battery.
  • With an electric drivetrain, there’s no revving up or switching gears. The Soul EV’s electric motor delivers 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque, giving you immediate responsiveness and smooth, dynamic acceleration the moment you put your foot on the pedal.

Safety:

Kia is committed to helping you stay safe on the road. Featuring smart passive safety systems, like a reinforced structure and advanced airbags, the Soul EV is designed to help deliver added protection. So you can drive with peace of mind.

Airbags – Featuring dual front, front-seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags. Plus high-tech sensors to help control airbag inflation.

Structure – The Soul EV’s front and rear crumple zones help absorb and dissipate the energy from an impact. Side-impact steel beams reinforce the doors to help absorb impact energy and deflect side-impact force.

Seat Belts – Complete with over-the-lap and shoulder straps, each seat in the Soul EV includes 3-point seat belts to help secure you and your passengers during an impact. And front seat-belt pretensions are made to tighten up the slack on seat belts to help keep occupants restrained during certain collisions.

Child-Safe – Securely and conveniently install a child seat with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. Plus, rear child-safety door locks allow you to turn off the interior door-opening mechanism, preventing passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside.

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2017 Kia Sedona Overview

The 2017 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive models in the minivan class, and it has an upscale cabin and top-tier safety scores. 

Interior

With top-notch materials, ergonomic controls, and an exceptionally quiet cabin, the 2017 Sedona has a pleasant interior to keep you and your family comfortable while on the go.The Sedona’s front row features an SUV-inspired center console for ample storage, while available second-row heated seats and multiple power outlets take comfort to a new level.

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The available Dual Sunroofs are engineered for personalized comfort. The available Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control features driver, front-passenger, and rear zone temperature settings.Heated Front Seats offer three heating levels to warm you up. 

Exterior

The Sedona was redesigned from every angle to give you luxury in every row. The available Power-Sliding Anti-Pinch Doors stop when built-in sensors detect an object in the way. The available 19-inch Chrome Wheels fill the wheel wells for an aggressive stance and striking first impression.

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Performance

The Sedona is equipped with 3.3-liter Lambda-II Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V6 engine that packs 248 lb.-ft. of torque to take on the road. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic. It has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a 6-cylinder engine that offers an impressive 276 horsepower. 
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Engineered with Amplitude Selected Dampers (ASD), added rear strut reinforcement, and an all-new high-strength chassis to improve handling and dynamics, the Sedona is confidence behind the wheel. 

Safety

The 2017 Sedona comes with anti-lock disc brakes, stability control and six airbags. The body is made of over 50% high-strength steel and patented technologies that provide outstanding durability. The Sedona’s advanced active systems work automatically to give you more controlled, precise handling even in unpredictable driving conditions.

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The additional features include Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and the Traction Control System (TCS) that lets you focus on enjoying the drive. 

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Kia Stinger – Drive Wise Technologies

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Offering luxurious amenities and unexpected features have become part of Kia’s DNA and the Stinger continues that tradition.

The car is apparently going to be available with two turbocharged engines. One of them being a 3 liter twinturbo V6 with 365 bhp, which should make it go from 0-100 in the 5 seconds market and have a top speed of 269 kph.

DRIVEWISE TECHNOLOGY:

Driver Attention Alert (DAA)

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Multiple Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) seamlessly work together to enhance the driving experience. Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in more injuries and even deaths. A Kia first is the new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system to help combat distracted or drowsy driving.  The system monitors a number of inputs from the vehicle and the driver and will sound a warning chime and display a graphic in the instrument binnacle that it’s time to take a break from driving if it senses the driver’s attention level has been significantly reduced.

Forward Collision Assistance (FCA)

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A collision avoidance system is an automobile safety system designed to reduce the severity of a collision. It uses radar (all-weather) and sometimes laser (LIDAR) and camera (employing image recognition) to detect an imminent crash. GPS sensors can detect fixed dangers such as approaching stop signs through a location database. Once the detection is done, these systems either provide a warning to the driver when there is an imminent collision or take action autonomously without any driver input, by Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Collision avoidance by braking is appropriate at low vehicle speeds (e.g. below 50 km/h), while collision avoidance by steering is appropriate at higher vehicle speeds. Cars with collision avoidance may also be equipped with adaptive cruise control, and use the same forward-looking sensors.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

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The Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS) is an assistance system and does not relieve the driver from his/her responsibility to safely operate the vehicle at any time. The driver still has to adapt his/her driving behaviour to his/her personal driving capabilities, to the legal requirements and to the overall road and traffic conditions. AEBS is not designed to drive the vehicle autonomously. For further information, please refer to the owner’s manual.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

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Rear cross traffic alert is designed to warn you of cars that are entering your backing path. You may not be able to see these cars as quickly as your rear cross traffic alert system can on a road or in a parking lot. Sensors around the rear of the car detect vehicles approaching from the left and right. A warning tone and flashing light on the mirrors or dashboard alert the driver to stop. These systems only work when you are backing straight out of a space or driveway. They don’t work in angled parking spots.

Lane Keep Assist (LKA)

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It actively monitors the vehicle’s intended lane and will alert the driver with an audible warning along with providing steering input to help maintain the vehicle’s position.

Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)

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A radar sensor at the front of the car monitors the gap between the vehicle ahead. The system automatically applies the brakes to maintain a Pre-determined ‘safe’ distance and will even bring the vehicle to a complete stop, if necessary. The system will initiate take-off when car ahead moves on. Set and maintain a constant speed, and simply step on the brake or accelerator when you want to disengage.

Kia’s Perfect Coupe

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2017 Kia Rondo Review!

Interior

Kia Rondo is available as a five- or seven-seater. There are plenty of soft-touch materials around the cabin, and the seats (front and back) are well bolstered all around and comfortable, even after lengthy stints behind the wheel. 

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The available LCD supervision cluster provides driver with an intuitive way to receive important vehicle information including open doors, turn-by-turn navigation (if equipped), rear cross traffic alert, as well as user settable menus and much more. The best grip is a warm grip. Go glove free when the cold weather hits with the Rondo’s available heated steering wheel. 

Exterior

The new Kia Rondo offers alloy wheels ranging up to 18 inches in diameter, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The world seems like a pretty big place when you look up. As it turns out, the Rondo feels the same when that view pours in through the available panoramic sunroof.

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Engine

The new Rondo comes available with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines. Both variants are powered exclusively by a 122kW/213Nm 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine, mated to a six-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission. The new Rondo is fitted with the 7-speed DCT, which improves performance and fuel economy. There will no longer be a diesel option either.

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Safety

The Rondo also gets an extensive suite of all the usual active and passive safety kit including six airbags, vehicle stability management and even hill-start assist. Standard across the range are rear parking sensors, rear-view camera, and cruise control with speed limiter.

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The driving position is very car-like, meaning it has a lower centre of gravity than any SUV, but still offers a slightly higher driving position than a regular sedan or hatchback.

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Family Friendly Cars

Many family buyers may be interested in SUVs and MPVs, but the traditional large family car continues to make an excellent case for itself. Each one of our selection is available with a wide range of engines, allowing you to prioritize economy, performance or a combination of the two.

Mazda6 Tourer

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  • If you’re looking for a stylish, practical, good-to-drive and cheap-to run family estate, then you can’t go far wrong with the Mazda6.
  • The Mazda6 is one of the best handling cars on this list.
  • Mazda’s engineers have perfectly balanced the 6’s suspension, so it offers a great deal of driver involvement with little body lean, yet still manages to insulate you from potholes and poor road surfaces well.
  • The Mazda6 Tourer is also comfortable, well equipped and – while looks are subjective – a distinctively handsome car.
  • recommended 2.2-litre diesel, which returns an excellent 67.3mpg, yet is powerful enough to get the Mazda6 from 0-62mph in just 9.3 seconds.
  • Standard equipment levels are high, too, with all models featuring air-conditioning and cruise control, and with a large centrally mounted infotainment screen to control systems such as the DAB radio and Bluetooth.

Kia Optima saloon

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  • The Kia Optima comes with plenty of equipment and the company’s excellent seven-year warranty, while the recently introduced hybrid model improves economy, emissions and overall appeal significantly.
  • The Optima is a handsome and generously equipped car and, while it was previously only available with a 1.7-litre diesel engine, the recent addition of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version brings the Optima out of the ‘also-ran’ category.
  • The Optima hybrid attracts a Benefit-in-Kind rate of just 7%, making it seriously appealing to the company-car drivers it’s (realistically) aimed at; fuel economy is also a strong point, as the hybrid Optima returns a (claimed) 176.6mpg.
  • Inside, the Optima has a well-designed dashboard and standard sat nav is a welcome feature.
  • The entry-level Optima 2 has a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a reversing camera and DAB radio, as well as a leather steering wheel and gearlever, alloy wheels, air-conditioning and all-round electric windows.

 

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2017 Kia Sportage First Drive!!!

The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on. It refuses to blend in with the compact crossover crowd.

Interior

The new Sportage gets a more luxurious interior and a suite of (optional) technology.Softer touch materials that look like leather are littered throughout the cabin. Kia increased the amount of noise reduction material in the wheel wells and inside the cabin.

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The appearance of space is also enhanced by the new panoramic glass sunroof which is over four inches longer than the old model. Both heated and ventilated seats with three stages of operation provide the driver and passenger with extra comfort.

Design

Style has always been second nature to the Sportage. The “tiger-nose” grille – a hallmark of Schreyer – was moved up to accommodate the “ice-cube” fog lamps, while the headlights sweep back along the sides of the car.

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The main thing to note is that the bumpers have been smoothed into the front end so smoothly that it looks like there’s no bumper there at all. Throw in the big 19-inch wheels and the new Sportage is a handsome beast.

Performance

Kia offers a choice between two four-cylinder powertrains on the 2017 Sportage. The Sportage LX and EX have a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Sportage SX has a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 240 hp (237 hp in AWD versions) and 260 lb-ft. Both of these engines have been better tuned for fuel economy and mid-range performance.

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Safety

Extensive use of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) combined with an extremely well-reinforced chassis design and the trusted hot-stamping process has given birth to the safest and quietest Sportage to date. The 2017 Sportage is a completely redesigned model, and crash tests have proven it a good protector.

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Available advanced safety technology features include BSD (Blind Spot Detection), AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking), RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) and LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System)

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The New Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover with Driver Assist Technology

The New Kia Niro and Get in.!!!!!

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Now you are sitting in a powerful crossover that is also eco-friendly, reliable, rich with technology and fun to drive. A crossover with a hybrid spirit. You can do great things if you have the right idea. That’s exactly the case with the new Kia Niro. Combining its crossover-inspired silhouette with low emissions, the Niro delivers class-leading fuel economy in the compact crossover segment, as well as a unique driving experience: relaxing and yet energising.

Introduction to the ultimate technology by Kia

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The Niro is the no-compromise vehicle. Thoughtfully designed to combine the benefits of the crossover and hybrid worlds. It’s the high-style, high-MPG adventure vehicle made for the no-compromise driver. Unlike hybrids with continuous variable transmissions (CVT) and comes with a highly responsive, smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission (DCT) gives the Niro a fun-to-drive

Continuous variable transmissions (CVT).          

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A CVT is a lesser-known alternative to conventional automatic transmissions. You operate it just like a regular one — slide the shift lever from “P” to “D” and off you go. Continuously variable transmission technology doesn’t have gears at all; rather, it’s like having one magical gear that’s variable across all driving situations. That’s why you don’t feel shifts from one gear to the next like in a normal car. All you’ll notice is changes in engine speed, or RPM: higher for acceleration, lower for cruising.

Dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

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It is smooth as an automatic transmission and offers a better fuel efficiency. DCT is in fact two independent manual transmission controlled by a computer. In conventional manual transmission, there is not a continuous flow of power from the engine to the wheels. Instead, power delivery changes from on to off to on during gearshift, causing a phenomenon known as shift shock. In a DCT, however, the clutches operate independently. One clutch controls the odd gears (first, third, fifth and reverse), while the other controls the even gears (second, fourth and sixth) which allows in continuous flow of engine power and with no shift shock.

Thanks to its hybrid-optimizing powertrain, the Niro achieves superior fuel economy and range for its segment. And its refined exterior styling, with sculpted lines and an aerodynamic shape, sets the Niro apart from the rest.

Explore the Niro App

The Niro App lets you explore Kia’s first-ever hybrid crossover up close. Discover 360-degree views. Watch virtual reality movies. Even explore color and wheel options with customization tools. The best part is, you do it all right from your

They also have the the crossover that speaks to you. Get your answer straight from NiroBot, Kia’s brand-new chatbot for Facebook Messenger. NiroBot offers real-time responses complete with full-screen photo galleries, dealer locator information, and multimedia stories. Go ahead, ask away

Connection between Niro and motorist      

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You know you’re in no ordinary crossover when you can wirelessly charge your smartphone while it plays your favorite song, through the in-car display, on a Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System. And that’s just the beginning. The Niro is packed with high-tech innovations that keep you charged up and connected. With UVO, Kia’s free infotainment system, you can send and receive texts, access your favorite apps, and connect to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto all through the Niro’s built-in 7 or 8 color touchscreen display. Plus, voice-activated technology gives you ultimate convenience with both hands on the wheel.

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There is one more feature called my Car Zone, the smarter way to keep track of your Niro. This lets you set speed limits, curfews, and boundaries of where it can go.

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