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Kia at 2013 Bucharest Auto Show

Kia presented at 2013 Bucharest Auto Show Kia cee’d DSL 1.6 6MT CITY, cee’d sportywagon GSL 1.4 6MT BEST GT cee’d 1.6 GDI, GDI procee’d 1.6 GT 6MT GSL 1.4 COMFORT Rio Rio 1.2 GSL CLASSIC 4DR 6MT, Sorento 2.2 DSL EXECUTIVE 6MT, Optima 1.7 DSL ​​EXECUTIVE 6MT, Sportage 2.0 DSL STYLE.

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At SAB & Accessories 2013 you can see cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles, hybrid and electric cars, motorcycles, bicycles, auto parts and accessories, moto and velo, audio and navigation systems, equipment for service stations and car washes, auto and moto tuning, media, leasing and insurance companies!

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Kia Comes Strong With Great News!

What have our beloved Korean cars been up to this week? I am very excited to see what is up with Kia, since this is going to be the star of the day. Always ready to surprise its fans with plenty of great news and interesting concepts and let us not forget about the stunt pulled by Kia and Hyundai in the whole lawsuit business. It has to make up for that by one mean or another, right? Anyway, Kia has prepared three wonderful news that will make our weekend.   1. You know that last week we have talked about the K3 model that is supposed to go on business and we were all pulling for it to have a long and happy life. Apparently, its magic has already began since on November 10th, Kia Motors has announced that the cumulative pre-order sales have already reached 20,034 units. A fabulous number if you take into consideration that the statistics for this year were targeted at 19,000 units. Kia Motors also declared that those who are interested in ordering a car here, have to wait a month to receive the K3 after signing the contract because of some problems in orders. All we can say is “way to go Kia K3″! May all your future models have the same success.

2. Second on the list is the Ray of hope that we came across some time ago. Kia developed a new model for the Korean Domestic Market with a new version for the 2013 lineup. Its name is Kia Ray GTO and has a small 1-liter, turbocharged Kappa engine  that produces 106 hp and 14 kgm of torque. This little guy is combined with  a CVT transmission and there are even some models that go equipped with ISG idling system, leaving the Ray with a fuel consumption of only 5.37 l/100 km. Besides being so economical in traffic, it also has LED front position lamps, rear LED combination lamps and a 60/40 folding rear bench. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

 

3. And last but not least, Kia is bragging with their Head of Design,  Peter Schreyer who left Audi and Volkswagen in order to seal the deal with the Korean auto manufacturer. Apparently now Ferdinand Piëch, Volkswagen’s  Head of the Supervisory Board and Chairman has simply stated that “We should not have let him go.” This coming from a German, it is pretty tough and kind of suggest a defeat. But I am sure they will find someone else. Not as good as  Schreyer, but close. Who knows what many talents will be born afterwards!    This is pretty much all the news that we have managed to gather this week about Kia and its amazing new models. We do hope that for the future, Kia and the other Korean car manufacturers will be able to expand their work and come up with more and more updates. Due to the recession and other financial problems I expected things to be a little rougher but tradition remains important for brands that have managed to create a name. We wish everyone a successful last month and hopefully until the end of the year we will be able to have access to other models too. Have a nice weekend!

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Updates on the 2012 SEMA Auto Show!

Hello! Again this fascinating week is coming to an end (I know it’s just Thursday but I want to see the glass full). As promised, today we come with the hottest news that rocked the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.

Let’s see what are specialties that will make our day!

Hyundai Elantra GT- as you can read in a previous post, this Hyundai collaborated with Bisimoto for a super boost. Did it turn out to be a good choice? Well, some say that the results are not as impressive as they were expected, but the 1.8-liter engine managed to be upgraded to a 320-lph fuel pump. Next to this, this brave car is controlled by an AEM Series 2 EMS, a JNF roll cage, 18-inch wheels, while on the interior we have new racing seats and harnesses. Pretty interesting!

 

If Hyundai did not manage to impress me with the Elantra, he did a better job with the Velocity Veloster and the RE:MIX Veloster. The first one is beautifully built as a track beast that includes lovely features.  These are the full roll cage and Sparco racing seats, a Bilstein suspension system, Brembo big brake upgrade, 275 series Kumho tires and 9-inch HRE wheels. Not to mention that the guys at Cosworth that handled this project brought it 400-hp for the 1.6 liter engine. Not bad at all!

As for the second Hyundai, the surprises have also kicked in. The RE:MIX edition impressed the audience with its great body kit that involved projector headlights with LED accents, LED taillights and foglights, and of course, 18-inch Dark Alloy Wheels. Inside things are even prettier featuring a leather steering wheel, a shift knob, push-button ignition and a 450 watt audio system with a fabulous 8-inch subwoofer. Let the music roll! The best news is that we already know the price. For the manual transmission is $19,900, while for the automatic is $21,150.

And last, but definitely not least on the list is the Kia group that fights with the evil to make the world a better place. For the project “We Can Be Heroes” Kia choose five of its best models to bring to life five of the best superheroes.

 

Therefore, Forte Koup was designed to be like Flash: fast, painted in yellow and orange,  with 20-inch wheels, 2 big subwoofers and the Flash logo on the hood.

Next on the line is Rio or Aquaman Rio that features a green and gold paint job, Aquaman’s metallic belt,  green leather, suede and a comic strip on the rear window. Rio is followed by Soul that receives the role of the Green Lantern that as you probably figured out received a green and black paint job. In addition to this, it also brought in some green mirror-chrome tint on the windows and a lower figure combined with more aggressive look.

And to end the magical circle, Forte five door plays the Cyborg role and adds to its beauty a large hood scoop, a lower body kit and a silver paint job. I almost forgot about the fifth element that was already revealed as a teaser in New York : the Batman force themed by Optima.

That’s it folks. Not a lot of last minute news but definitely interesting and pretty fascinating. These cars deserve to be appreciated by fine experts like you. Enjoy!

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Fresh News Before the 2012 SEMA Auto Show!

Hello guys, another week has passed and we are dying to get a good week-end sleep. At least this is how I feel with these stressful days that I have been having. But, there is no time to lose when it comes to new and interesting news. The 2012 SEMA Auto Show is right around the corner and I told you I will be back with some new and exciting info about the best Korean cars that will make their debut here.

And you know I never lie. So, since last week we had to take care of models like Ark Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec Track Edition, ARK Veloster “Alpine” or Veloster Velocity Concept, this week we will see what Kia Forte Koup, Kia Soul and Hyundai Elantra GT have to say for themselves.

Before I start, all I want to point out is that Kia has absolutely done itself this year. The models presented at the show are beyond fantastic and feature some serious superpowers. But I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here we go!

 

Kia Forte Koup comes as a follow-up to the “Kia Optima Batman-ed” and its presence has been confirmed at the 2012 SEMA  Auto Show. The first thing that catches the eye is the striking yellow lightning bolt that stands on the hood in a majestic way. Inspired by the Justice League cars, this Kia is in collaboration with DC Comics that created a famous group of cars (“We Can Be Heroes”) to  raise awareness about hunger in the Horn of Africa. This one will be accompanied by other three Kias: Aquaman, Cyborg, and Green Lantern.

Next comes Kia Soul that completes the group of the fighters against poverty and sufferance. A bit taken from a comic book, this Kia has chosen green to be its hypnotizing color. For now, we don’t know much about its features but what we can tell from the pictures is that this Kia brings a custom front bumper, blacked out head lights and surprisingly, or not, Green Lantern logos on the wheels and fog lights. Together with the rest of the gals, they will make quite the impression.

 

And last but not least is the Hyundai Elantra GT. This was tuned by the great Bisimoto Engineering and enriched up to 600 hp and a complete custom turbo kit. The additions are pretty impressive and many consider this a very good opportunity. Among all, the Bisimoto executive who declared “when the Elantra GT was introduced by Hyundai, we knew it would be a perfect platform for us to showcase our tuning prowess. With our experience in forced induction and small-displacement engines, we focused on raw horsepower with this SEMA concept. We think the final product is a great example of just what can be achieved with turbocharging and engine tuning in the present day.”

And this is true if you come to consider the fact that this Elantra now has a progress suspension with a set of coilovers , amazing sway bar and 18×8.5-inch Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge wheels. And the wonders don’t stop here. Extreme Dimensions also pitched in with some changes for additional hood and aero upgrades.

 

I bet the visitors of the 2012 SEMA Auto Show will have quite a good time at this show and will see some wonderful concepts. Way to go! I will keep you posted! Have a great weekend!

 

2011 Kia Forte EX

2011 Kia Forte EX

The 2011 Kia Forte EX can be an adequate compact auto with regard to relation to its price. It’s affordable, superior about gas, comfortable for several guests, and it has a lot of area to support nearly just about any activity you are able to dream upwards. Simply don’t anticipate this particular vehicle with “wow” us when inside.

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Handling typically is nimble plus rather zippy, and also yet the actual Specialty continues to be comfortable for longer forces also. Aiding within this particular section are a bunch of modestly low profile tires alongside 15-inchers found on the $17,395 EX model, while 16s are available as an alternative. Continue reading