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Kia again donates a Picanto to Beeld Children's Fund to raise money for vulnerable South Africans
  • A Kia Picanto 1.0 Start will once again be the grand prize in the fund's annual raffle
  • Since its inception in 1977, the fund has helped more than 200,000 children 21 Jun 2022 Read more

  • Kia wins 2022 Red Dot Award for 'EV6 Unplugged Ground'
    • 'Best of the Best' title for Kia's brand cultural space in the 'Interior Architecture and Interior Design' category
    • Seoul-based complex a place for people to experience the EV6 firsthand in fun and imaginative ways
    • Kia EV6 also claims two Red Dot 'Best of the Best' and 'Innovative Products' awards
     1 Apr 2022 Read more

    Kia EV6 triumphs in 2022 Red Dot Design Awards
    • Kia EV6 electric crossover takes overall victory in prestigious Red Dot Awards with 'Best of the Best' title
    • The 2022 European Car of the Year champion also claims the Red Dot 'Innovative Products' award
    • Since 2009, Kia has celebrated 27 successes in the renowned international design competition
     22 Mar 2022 Read more

    Hyundai Motor Group's Luc Donckerwolke named World Car Person of the Year 2022
    • CCO of Kia Corporation's parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, honoured with prestigious award.
    • World Car Person of the Year celebrates significant annual automotive contributions.
    • Kia's advanced EV6 recognised by jury panel.
     25 Feb 2022 Read more

    All-new Kia Sportage wins class category in Women's World Car of the Year awardsThe all-new Kia Sportage has won the 'Family SUV' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) awards. A highly respected team of 56 female motoring journalists from 40 countries spanning five continents reviewed the most prominent family-friendly SUVs to launch internationally during 2021, with the Sportage drawing praise across multiple areas to win the coveted award. 22 Feb 2022 Read more

    The all-new Niro embodies Kia's commitment to a sustainable futureKia has today revealed the all-new Niro, a next-generation state-of-the-art model that further demonstrates the company's rapid progress in becoming a global sustainable mobility solutions provider. An integral part of Kia's growing eco-friendly model line-up, the next-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up to meet the complex and varied needs of today's sustainability conscious consumers. 18 Jan 2022 Read more

    Kia EV6 and Carnival win prestigious 2021 Good Design Awards
  • Awards recognise Kia's commitment to 'superior design, innovation and unparalleled function'
  • This year's launch of Kia's acclaimed new design philosophy 'Opposites United' takes inspiration from nature and humanity
  • Kia Carnival MPV to go on sale in South Africa in two weeks 12 Jan 2022 Read more

  • All-new Kia Carens makes its global debutKia Corporation have launched the Carens during a world premiere event in India. The recreational vehicle (RV) is another global product from Kia that brings the sophistication of a family mover and the sportiness of an SUV in one compelling package. 20 Dec 2021 Read more

    Kia once again partners with Bakwena to boost road safety this holiday season
    • Kia lends six patrol vehicles to Bakwena to monitor the N1 and N4 highways.
    • Two Pegas, two Sonets and a Sorento and Grand Sedona will ensure motorists are assisted on their holiday journeys.
    • This is the 10th year that parent company Motus is involved with the Bakwena project.
     17 Dec 2021 Read more

    Kia reveals official sketches of Carens - a bold, premium and sophisticated recreational vehicleThe Kia Carens embodies the company's acclaimed design philosophy, 'Opposites United'. Bold and adventurous exterior design is matched with an elegant and premium cabin, making the Carens an ideal fit for modern families. 13 Dec 2021 Read more

    Kia EV6 named 'Crossover of the Year' at 2021 TopGear.com Awards- The judges were enamoured with the EV6's range, style and dynamic performance
    - EV6 offers buyers a choice of different battery packs and drivetrain configurations perfectly suited to various needs
     6 Dec 2021 Read more

    Kia EV6 shortlisted for 2022 European Car of the Year
  • Kia EV6 nominated for European Car of the Year after just one month on sale
  • 528km all-electric range, outstanding performance and ultra-fast charging redefine electric mobility
  • Kia has made it to the ECOTY shortlist for the fourth time in Europe 3 Dec 2021 Read more

  • Begin your SUV life with the all-new Kia Sonet
  • Bold and distinctive design reflects Kia's powerful design DNA, for spirited and young-at-heart customers
  • Two trim levels and two drivetrain options to serve various customer needs
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard throughout the range 13 May 2021 Read more

  • 'Movement that inspires' - Kia presents its new brand purpose and future strategy
    • New brand strategy and future ambitions revealed in digital showcase
    • Corporate name changed from 'Kia Motors' to 'Kia'
    • Company puts its 'Plan S' long-term strategy into action to create sustainable mobility solutions for customers
    • Seven new dedicated electric vehicles to launch by 2027
    • Kia turns to recyclable materials and renewable energy for more sustainable manufacturing
    • Kia's first dedicated BEV and new design philosophy to be revealed soon
     20 Jan 2021 Read more

    Uniting for safer roads: Kia Motors and Motus partners with Bakwena for festive road safety campaign
    • Rio, Seltos and Sportage to assist in patrolling popular holiday route
     10 Dec 2020 Read more

    Introducing the city-smart new Kia Picanto Runner
    • Compact and cost-effective urban delivery vehicle with all the driver comforts of a traditional Picanto
    • Practical space and a 350kg payload
    • Unlimited kilometre warranty and standard Kia Fleet Care Package
     3 Jul 2020 Read more

    Kia Motors donates 6 vehicles to SANZAF in support of food relief and welfare services
  • Kia donates three K2700 light commercial vehicles and three Picantos
  • K2700 to assist in delivering food to vulnerable communities during Covid-19 lockdown
  • K2700 canopies sponsored by Beekman Canopies
  • Picantos to assist welfare workers to reach communities with urgent need of support 8 May 2020 Read more

  • Kia Soul EV and Telluride win 2020 World Car Awards
    • Kia Telluride SUV crowned World Car of the Year
    • Kia Soul EV electric crossover named World Urban Car
     14 Apr 2020 Read more

    The power to help: KIA Motors South Africa to assist customers with service, maintenance and warranty concerns
  • Peace of mind that service and maintenance plans, as well as manufacturer warranty, is not impacted by Covid-19 lockdown 9 Apr 2020 Read more

  • Kia reveals first images of next-generation Sorento
    • The concept of 'refined boldness' inspired Kia's designers
    • More confident, mature and desirable exterior design
    • Attractive, upscale cabin with premium material quality
    • Progressive connectivity, driver assist and infotainment technologies
    • Public debut at 2020 Geneva International Motor Show
     19 Feb 2020 Read more

    More reasons to get in. Meet the 2020 KIA Picanto
    • Local Picanto line-up revised for 2020
    • More specification and value, from START to SMART
    • Increased safety features on entry-level models
    • Unlimited kilometre/five-year warranty
    • Standard two-year/30,000km service plan
     5 Feb 2020 Read more

    Kia Motors appoints Karim Habib as Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Centre
    • Habib will oversee design of new vehicles and devise future design direction for Kia Motors
    • To be based at Kia's Design Centre in Namyang, Korea from October
    • Brings over twenty years' premium brand design experience
    • Appointment to continue the growth of Kia's design success
     12 Sep 2019 Read more

    KIA Motors South Africa announces inaugural KIA SA Beach Tennis Nationals tournament
  • Badplaas set to host first-ever national beach tennis championship
  • Regional play-offs to commence in April 5 Apr 2019 Read more

  • 'Boundless for All': KIA Motors presents vision for future mobility at CES 2018KIA Motors presented its future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Under its new 'Boundless for all' vision, KIA will bring a future in which opportunities for mobility and transportation are limitless. To broaden horizons with its mobility services, KIA is also demonstrating a range of new technologies as part of its new 'ACE' strategy to make its cars more Autonomous, Connected and Eco/Electric. 12 Jan 2018 Read more

    KIA Motors appoints Oleg Son as new Head of KIA Design ChinaKIA Motors has appointed prominent car designer Oleg Son, 56, as Head of KIA Design China - leading the brand's design activities in China and strengthening its design capability in the rapidly expanding Chinese market. 17 Oct 2017 Read more

    KIA Motors constantly increases global brand valueKIA Motors has been ranked among the highest valued brands in the world once again, according to Interbrand's 2017 ‘Best Global Brands' report. 16 Oct 2017 Read more

    KIA Picanto announced as finalist in the 2018 South African Car of the Year competitionThe South African Guild of Motoring Journalists' (SAGMJ) has nominated the KIA Picanto as a finalist in the 2018 South African Car of the Year competition. 13 Oct 2017 Read more

    Pierre Leclercq named new Head of Styling at KIA MotorsKIA Motors has named Pierre Leclercq as its new Head of Styling, based at KIA's design headquarters in Namyang, Korea. 12 Oct 2017 Read more

    KIA tops J.D. Power's Initial Quality nameplate ranking for second straight yearJ.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS) recognises KIA Motors as the highest-ranking nameplate for the second year in a row. 11 Oct 2017 Read more

    Surprise meets paixão with KIA and Vida e CaffèAdding a European flavour to The World's Longest Test Drive with Vida e Caffè 5 Oct 2016 Read more

    KIA partners with RecordSetter for The World's Longest Test Drive in OctoberMore than 30,000 people register to participate 29 Sep 2016 Read more

    KIA Motors backs creation of community auto mechanic training centres in Ethiopia and KenyaKIA Motors Corporation recently held two ceremonies to mark the start of construction on a pair of new community-run auto mechanic training centres in Ethiopia and Kenya. 21 Jun 2016 Read more

    Two more 'Red Dots' for KIAKIA Motors has once again reinforced its reputation for the highest design standards, picking up two prizes at the 2016 'Red Dot Awards' for Product Design. 20 Jun 2016 Read more

    Shape the way you want to pay: Kia Motors launches innovative new FlexiFinance program- Easier than ever before to join the award-winning Kia family
    - FlexiFinance offers low and flexible deposits, the option to fix your interest rate and a guaranteed future value
     15 Feb 2016 Read more