Kia KCD1 Slice Concept (2003)

Kia KCD1 Slice Concept (2003)
Kia Sorento (2003)

Kia Sorento (2003)
Kia KCV4 Mojave Concept (2004)

Kia KCV4 Mojave Concept (2004)
Kia Opirus (2005)


Kia Opirus

Kia Opirus is the new pinnacle of the Kia range. It represents a significant new move for Kia Motors as the company introduces a top-of-the-range passenger car onto the international market for the very first time. Opirus will head the Korean brand´s renewed challenge to penetrate new markets around the globe.

In Europe, Kia Opirus provides a major step for Kia into sectors of the market previously unexplored by the brand. Opirus will move the brand´s image further away from its outdated perception as merely a maker of inexpensive, high volume, family cars. Never before has a Korean car offered customers such a comprehensive range of sophisticated safety and driving technologies. Neve7r before has a Kia product set out to create such an imposing presence on the roads of Europe.

Distinctively styled in-house in Korea, but with numerous European design cues in mind, Kia adopted a refined ´Neo-Classical´ theme for the creation of its new flagship model. Elegant lines, with well-balanced proportions give the five-metre, five-seater sedan timeless exterior styling to envelope and protect the luxurious comfort and innovative technologies within.

Kia Opirus features ABS (anti-lock brakes), BAS (emergency brake assist), EBD (electronic brake force distribution), TCS (traction control system), ESP (electronic stability program) and ECS (electronically controlled suspension) - all as standard equipment.

Combining great comfort with a full range of sophisticated cutting-edge technologies, Opirus is designed to be a pleasure to drive, and to be driven in. The breadth and quality of Kia Opirus´ comfort, convenience and technology features reflect Kia´s ambition for its new model to become a top-of-the-range competitor to Europe´s established premium brands. Opirus demonstrates that Kia´s reputation for providing a great deal of car at a real value price, is not restricted to its higher volume family models.

Kia Sorento (2005)


Kia Sorento

The award-winning five-passenger Sorento combines power, utility and style with a new standard for value in the midsize segment. The versatile vehicle is loaded with comfort and convenience features, provides capable on- and off-road performance and - like all Kias - is backed by one of the industry's best warranties.

Representing much more than comfort and convenience, the Sorento has also achieved the federal government's highest safety rating of five stars for both front and rear side impact crash tests administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

New for 2006, a new alloy wheel replaces the steel wheel previously offered on all LX models. An electronically controlled five-speed Sportmatic™ transmission replaced Sorento's four-speed automatic for the 2005 model year.

The Sportmatic™ complements the five-speed manual transmission offered on the Sport Package. Besides the transmission, the Sport Package also includes side step bars, fog lights, alloy wheels, roof rack, leather-wrapped steering wheel and keyless remote control. The Sport Package is available with LX trim for both two- and four-wheel-drive models.

At 179.8 inches long and 74.2 (EX) inches wide, the five-passenger Sorento is equipped with a powerful DOHC, 24-valve, 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 192-horsepower. The engine develops 217 lb.-ft. of torque at a low 3,000 rpm.

The Sorento is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel-drive configurations. In the two-wheel-drive version, power is directed to the rear wheels, while the 4WD offering includes a part-time or a Torque-on-Demand™ automatic full-time four-wheel-drive system, depending upon the trim level. The part-time four-wheel-drive system engages with the turn of a knob for convenient shift-on-the-fly operation and has a transfer case equipped with a low range for the most challenging off-road situations.

Kia Amanti (2006)


Kia Amanti

For 2006, the Kia Amanti continues with the unique combination of luxury, style and performance and value that helped it earn the 2005 J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Award in the mid-size sedan segment. The Amanti has impressed many since its introduction two years ago, and Kia continues to enhance its flagship sedan.

The most significant refinement to the 2006 Amanti is the addition of several luxury appointments as standard equipment, including leather seats, heated front seats, auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink® system and power sunroof. Also new for 2006 is the available Infinity Package, which includes an Infinity 225-watt AM/FM/Cass/6-disc in-dash CD changer with nine speakers including a subwoofer, two-position memory setting for the driver's seat and outside mirrors, and a four-inch monitor, which displays trip computer information, outside temperature and digital clock.

Kia broke the mold with the Amanti when it was first introduced two years ago.

To ensure that it stood out from the crowd, Kia designers focused on the Amanti's style and character both inside and out. This same philosophy holds true today. From its unique design featuring a European-influenced grille and scalloped hood to its elegantly appointed interior, the Amanti's "Neo-Classical" design cues exude a confidence and a personality that truly set it apart from the competition.

The front-wheel drive Amanti offers sophisticated technology, an impressive array of standard features and a strong V6 engine. Mated to a smooth-operating five-speed Sportmatic™ transmission, the 3.5-liter, DOHC 24-valve V6 develops 200 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 220 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm. The Amanti delivers EPA fuel economy ratings of 17 city / 25 highway.

Kia Multi-S Concept (2006)


Kia Multi-S Concept

Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled its Multi-S concept vehicle for the first time in North America at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show. Aimed directly at individuals seeking a car with character and young families with active children, the Multi-S is designed to satisfy the interlocking trends of crossover vehicles and upscale leisure SUVs. The "S" in Multi-S stands for Sporty, Spacious and Smart, which altogether define the new concept.

"Like the Soul concept we recently unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the Multi-S is further evidence of Kia's cutting-edge future design direction," said Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of KMA. "Multi-S has near-production technological features and fit-and-finish refinement that will move Kia further up the brand ladder."

Sporty, Spacious and Smart

The Multi-S melds crossover vehicle thinking with refined exterior lines and soft features that tone down the ruggedness associated with a utility vehicle. It is a perfect combination for young families who require practicality, comfort and safety but still desire upscale looks and a refined interior for nights out on the town or trips to the mall with friends.

Sporty

Powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, the Multi-S responds quickly to driver input and is fun to drive. Its sporty stance is revealed by an appealing, unique frame planted firmly at the corners on 19-inch alloy wheels with slotted disc brakes that tuck snugly into curvaceous fender flares.

Kia Optima (2006)


Kia Optima

Kia Motors America (KMA) first unveiled the all-new 2006.5 Kia Optima mid-size sedan at the North American International Auto Show in January 2006. The latest step in the complete regeneration of the Kia product line-up over the past three years, the all-new Optima combines distinctive styling with a longer wheelbase, a wider track, increased horsepower, better fuel economy and dramatically improved driving dynamics for enhanced performance and passenger comfort.

With six standard airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags, the all-new Optima continues Kia's commitment to offering the highest level of standard safety features in all of its vehicles. Meanwhile, the Optima's longer wheelbase and increased width provide more interior volume (104.2-cubic feet) than most mid-size sedans, including segment leaders such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima 1.

"The new Optima is the latest example of Kia's unique ability to deliver stylish, fun-to-drive vehicles that provide a high level of comfort, convenience and safety at a reasonable price," said Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America, Inc. "The original Optima sedan was a value leader in the segment, and the significant improvements in performance and handling and generous passenger space are sure to attract new consumers to the Kia brand."

The 2006.5 Optima is the latest in a long line of new product introductions from Kia. In the past three years Kia has aggressively expanded its product offerings to include new products such as the all-new Sedona minivan, Rio and Rio5 subcompacts, the Sportage compact SUV, the Spectra sedan and Spectra5 five-door, the Sorento mid-size SUV and the Amanti large premium sedan.

Kia Rio (2006)


Kia Rio

When the Kia Rio first went on-sale in August 2000, it arrived under the premise that low-cost cars did not have to be dull. Reliable and affordable, the subcompact sedan spent much of its first four years as the lowest priced new vehicle in the U.S. and was the company's best-selling nameplate in 2001, helping Kia grow in the U.S. market.

Now, the all-new 2006 Rio sedan and Rio5 five-door are raising the bar in the entry level segment by offering class-leading horsepower and interior volume, and six standard airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags. New from the ground up, the Rio and Rio5's longer wheelbase and increased width and height contribute to a best-in-class 92.2 cubic feet of passenger room and both body styles feature a long list of standard equipment that are sure to increase their appeal in the U.S. market.

In fact, the all-new Rio was named "Most Improved New Vehicle for 2006" by the editors of the respected automotive web site www.Autobytel.com.

Building on the success of the Spectra compact sedan and Spectra5 five-door, the 2006 Rio and Rio5 are the company's latest vehicles designed specifically to attract a broader spectrum of American consumers to the Kia brand. In the past three years, Kia has aggressively expanded its product offerings to include new products such as the second-generation Sportage compact SUV, the Sorento mid-size SUV, the Sedona minivan and the Amanti large premium sedan.

The all-new Rio is available in three variations: Base and LX four-door sedan models as well as the Rio5 SX five-door.

Kia Rio5 (2006)


Kia Rio5

When the Kia Rio first went on-sale in August 2000, it arrived under the premise that low-cost cars did not have to be dull. Reliable and affordable, the subcompact sedan spent much of its first four years as the lowest priced new vehicle in the U.S. and was the company's best-selling nameplate in 2001, helping Kia grow in the U.S. market.

Now, the all-new 2006 Rio sedan and Rio5 five-door are raising the bar in the entry level segment by offering class-leading horsepower and interior volume, and six standard airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags. New from the ground up, the Rio and Rio5's longer wheelbase and increased width and height contribute to a best-in-class 92.2 cubic feet of passenger room and both body styles feature a long list of standard equipment that are sure to increase their appeal in the U.S. market.

In fact, the all-new Rio was named "Most Improved New Vehicle for 2006" by the editors of the respected automotive web site www.Autobytel.com.

Building on the success of the Spectra compact sedan and Spectra5 five-door, the 2006 Rio and Rio5 are the company's latest vehicles designed specifically to attract a broader spectrum of American consumers to the Kia brand. In the past three years, Kia has aggressively expanded its product offerings to include new products such as the second-generation Sportage compact SUV, the Sorento mid-size SUV, the Sedona minivan and the Amanti large premium sedan.

The all-new Rio is available in three variations: Base and LX four-door sedan models as well as the Rio5 SX five-door.