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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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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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2017 Kia Picanto Revealed!!!

Overview

The third-generation Picanto will be presented in European specification at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this coming March. Kia has unveiled the third-generation Picanto city car to take on the new Holden Spark. Now in its third generation, the Picanto has adopted more sporty styling inspired by Kia’s potent Ceed GT and Pro Ceed GT models. 

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The profile borrows much from the larger Rio, with a simple and subtle look, while the rear of the new Picanto will build on its predecessor’s hooked tail-light design. In GT-Line form, the 2017 Kia Picanto boasts a sporty chromatic identity and a body kit inspired by hot hatchbacks.

Interior

The interior exhibits a vibrant design dominated by oval-shaped outer air vents, a neatly integrated touchscreen-based infotainment system, and two-tone part-leather seats. Leather (or perhaps synthetic hide) adorns much of the furnishings including seats, steering wheel, door arm rests and gear gaiter complete with red flashes or stitching.

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The interior changes are headlined by a new young audience-targeting central touchscreen which appears to offer access to a number of services including navigation, while the surrounding hardware has been modernized with a symmetrical look and digital control panel.

Styling

The main changes will mostly be seen up front where the firm’s latest signature ‘tiger’ grille will be found flanked by new headlight clusters with bold LED daytime running lights. Regarding technology and safety, the highlights come in the form of a more rigid chassis and body, Torque Vectoring Brake Based , Autonomous Emergency Brake, and a knee airbag for the driver. 

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The theme continues into the cabin, where the Picanto will feature a Rio-like ‘floating’ look for its main display screen – still a popular trend across the market. The Picanto has a 15mm longer wheelbase compared with the current model.The GT Line model features a bright red trim piece from almost every angle.

Engine

The replacement Picanto is expected to use heavily revised versions of the existing 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol engines. Kia’s excellent 1.0-litre turbocharged, three-cylinder engine used in the Cee’d may also be a possibility, but whether Kia decides to fit the 98hp variant into the Picanto is yet to be confirmed.

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Power for the new Kia Picanto is likely to come from the same 65bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 85bhp 1.25-litre four-cylinder engines, while low emissions and strong fuel economy will give the newcomer a fighting chance in the hard-fought city car class.

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Overview of 2017 Optima Hybrid!!!!

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid sits in the middle of Kia’s Optima sedan range, bracketed by the standard gasoline Optima and the more battery-reliant Optima PHEV

Interior

The Optima Hybrid offers a spacious, well-appointed cabin filled with premium features, like available heated and ventilated front seats. The personalized comfort of a driver’s seat with up to 12 ways to dial into position. The ergonomically-designed center console that provides clean lines and a sense of spaciousness. 

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The 2017 Optima Hybrid is meticulously crafted with comfort-focused features for all passengers. Plus, exceptional aerodynamics, noise-reducing insulation, and improved body stiffness offer a quiet, relaxing ride. Available split-folding rear seats provide generous cargo space and a variety of storage options.

Exterior

An exterior so striking, you’ll change your perception of hybrid. Behind every clean line, every stunning detail, is future-forward thinking that combines enhanced aerodynamics with breathtaking visual appeal. Its seamlessly integrated active air flap and smooth, aerodynamic shape help maximize fuel economy, proving that design can be both effective and expressive.

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One look is all it takes to recognize the bold, iconic design of Optima—with modern touches that make it uniquely Optima Hybrid. The Plug-in Hybrid’s wheelbase and overall length have been increased by almost half an inch, but its exterior will now sport unique trim pieces and badges and special alloy wheels.

Technology

Advanced technology doesn’t end with a sophisticated hybrid powertrain. The Optima Hybrid is loaded with available leading-edge innovations, like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and UVO eServices, to make your driving experience more convenient than ever. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available, as is an upgraded AVN 4.0 satellite navigation system.

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Available Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) does more than help you maintain a constant speed. Using radar-based technology, ASCC will automatically slow down or accelerate your Optima Hybrid. And the Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) alerts you when its radars detect a foreseeable impact with an object ahead.

Performance

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid’s new 2.0-liter GDI “Nu” engine, paired with the updated battery pack, delivers 154 hp, for a combined total of 193 hp from the hybrid drivetrain. The Optima Hybrid comes packed with enhancements designed to stretch your fuel even further.

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The vibrant supervision cluster displays all you need to know at a glance—and with crisp Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) LCD clarity. Track your battery charge, MPG, driving style, and much more.

Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, its highest score of five stars in all crash test results. The Optima Hybrid’s Iso-Structure construction is so strong, it’s made of 53% advanced high-strength steel.

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Every Optima Hybrid comes standard with active safety systems that work automatically during harsh road conditions and certain emergencies. So that you can be ready for the unexpected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 Kia Forte Koup – Designed to Captive!!!

The Kia Forte is a front-wheel drive compact that comes in four-door sedan and five-door hatchback versions. The Forte sedan offers an appealing design with a dramatically curved roofline. The Forte coupe—or Koup, in Kia-speak—is sportier and more elegant than other Fortes; it’s also well equipped and surprisingly refined

Interior and Exterior

Interior styling is simple and tasteful but subtly sporty. The rear seats fold almost flat for cargo space. Cubby storage space is sufficient, including a bin beneath a sliding screen, ahead of the gearshift lever. Both the glovebox and the console bin are adequate in size.

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Exterior styling adds to the Forte’s appeal. From a more robust front end to the flow of the roofline to the distinctly eye-catching available HID headlights, it’s a head turner—even standing still.

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Comfort

Performance is nothing without Comfort. That’s why the cockpit of the Forte Koup  is designed with seats that give you all-round support and comfort while you’re putting the car through its paces. An intuitive array of instruments is ready for you, while a 6-speed manual or available Sportmatic automatic transmission gets you to set the wheels in motion.

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There is an available power sunroof which makes your enjoyment at the Forte Koup is even more refreshing. When you’re ready for it you can be driving in the open air with the push of a button.

Technology

The Forte Koup features a multimedia interface to keep you connected to what matters. An available voice-activated navigation system gets you to your destinations safely. And the Microsoft-powered UVO infotainment gives you voice-activated, hands free control of the Forte Koup’s audio and multimedia features. It also let you make calls on your smart phone with your hands are on the wheel.

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Safety

Power is meaningless if your safety is compromised. That’s why Forte Koup’s body is fitted with ultra-high-strength steel reinforcements that provide added support in the event of an accident. Standard Anti-lock brakes with a Brake Assist System apply maximum braking force if rapid brake movements are detected.

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2016 Kia Rio

The 2016 Kia Rio is now in its fifth year and comes with some exciting interior and exterior updates. Kia has redesigned the front end along with interior trim and material updates. Here are 2016 Kia Rio specs and features.

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Styling

Kia has installed a new front and rear fascias that make the car look fresh, lower, wider and sportier. The new tiger nose grille makes the car look aggressive. Inside, Kia has improved the quality of the material that will give you a premium feel. The cabin is quiet and roomy and the cargo space is adequate.

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Engine

  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, Produce 138 hp
  • EPA rating 31 mpg combined

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Transmission

Six-speed automatic transmission.

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Features

  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Tachometer
  • External temperature display
  • Electric power steering
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
  • USB connection

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2016 Kia Forte

2016 Kia Forte comes with lots of new features and style. Kia has updated both the inside and outside in this new model. Let’s have a look on 2016 Kia Forte specs and features.

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Styling

Kia Forte has two versions, a two-door Forte Koup and five-door hatchback both look very pleasant. In this model, Forte gained a little bit of width and length. Inside, Forte feels sporty, straightforward and simple. You will find high-grade plastic in the cabin. The cabin is roomy and the cargo is adequate.

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Engine

The 2016 Forte comes with two engine variants

  • 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, Produce 145 hp
  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, Produce 173 hp
  • EPA rating 31 mpg combined

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Transmission

Six-speed automatic transmission.

Features

  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Remote keyless power door locks
  • 1 one-touch power windows
  • External temperature display
  • Electric power steering
  • Air conditioning
  • Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
  • USB connection

 

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2016 Kia Soul Specs and Features

The 2016 Soul has a distinctive look and a well-laid interior. It has received a handful of updates this year. Now let’s see 2016 Kia Soul specs and features –

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Styling

The 2016 Kia Soul has a boxy look which is kind of cute and it will make stand out from the crowd. Inside of the Soul is stylish according to many reviewers and you will find top notch material and many useful features. The car feels very roomy both in the front and rear; it has also the most spacious cargo in its class.

 

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Engine

2016 Kia soul comes with two engine variants –

  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder, produces 130 hp and 118 pound-feet of torque
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder, produces 164 hp and 151 pound-feet of torque

Transmission

1.6-litre engine has 6-speed manual transmission and the 2.0-litre engine has 6-speed automatic transmission.

Features

  • USB port
  • six-speaker audio system
  • satellite radio and Bluetooth
  • Kia’s UVO infotainment system
  • 3-inch touch-screen audio display
  • navigation with an 8-inch touch screen
  • a rearview camera
  • HD Radio
  • push-button start
  • a panoramic sunroof
  • automatic climate control
  • forward collision warning and lane departure warning
  • heated front and rear seats and heated steering wheel

 

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DRIVE CHANGE … KIA Is!

  • If you read this blog regularly, as you should, you’ll be aware of our KIA DRIVE CHANGE challenge initiative we are showcasing with our friends at The Ottawa Food Bank
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