Kia Optima Race Car

November 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Yep, that’s right. The Kia Optima family saloon is now having a racing career as Kia and Kinetic Motorsport prepare two cars for the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, World Challenge features world-class drivers and race-prepped versions of production vehicles from many of the world’s most popular manufacturers. The Kia Optimas will be the first Korean vehicles to compete in the series — which includes a suspenseful standing start rather than the more common rolling start — and is known for exciting door-to-door action throughout the 50-minute sprint races. World Challenge Optima SXs will compete in the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) class alongside established nameplates such as Mustang and Camaro at world-class race tracks across North [...]

2010 Kia Forte Koup R

March 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Kia Motors is offering a special performance package for the 2010 Forte Koup in Canada which gives the car a meaner sportier looks and also enhances the performance as well as handling. This package which is simply called “R” includes a bodykit which consists of new front skirt, side sills, boot lid spoiler, and a rear diffuser. All of these parts make a big difference and the car looks much better in comparison to the stock models. They also provide the car with 18-inch Europa wheels wrapped in  Yokohama S-drive tires. As for the performance, the Forte Koup gets a new sport exhaust system, Eibach suspension set, a strut bar, and an AEM performance air filter. This model is only [...]

Kia Forte Koup Grand-AM Racer

January 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm

The last thing you expect from a Kia Forte is to become a race car! Because it’s a nice and sensible family car, and despite the looks of its coupe variant, or Koup as they say, it’s a sedan underneath. And before anything, it’s a Kia with no racing pedigree whatsoever! But you gotta start somewhere! That’s why Kia America in collaboration with Kinetic Groupe have prepared two racing Koups to compete in GRAND-AM’s Street Tuner (ST) class. Despite the very appealing racing livery, the car come with the standard 2.4 liter engine and front-wheel-drive drivetrain. Now that’s not very sporty! “Consumers have come to recognise the Kia brand for attractively designed and priced vehicles that are fuel efficient and [...]

Kia Picanto Launched In Europe

December 10, 2007 at 11:58 pm

Kia launched in Europe the Picanto model, a facelift that costs between 7,000 and 10,000 euros.

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Kia Soul – Spy Photos

October 3, 2007 at 12:47 pm

The Kia Soul model, which was first shown at the Detroit Auto Show is being tested right now, and we got some spy photos to prove it.

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