Archive for the ‘Kia’ Category

Super Bowl XLVIII ad watch

In case you’ve missed it there’s a big game of football on tonight. And we don’t mean the Man City v Chelsea game either. It’s American football and, of course, it’s the Super Bowl. That means all the big wig advertising agencies have been locked away in rooms for months trying to come up with […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 1

The Geneva Motor Show is still underway over in Europe and while we’re sure almost all of our readers would love to be there we’re doing the best we can to bring you a little closer to the action. Here is the first installment of over 250 pictures from the show, from Alfa Romeo to […]

Would you ditch your GTI for a pro_cee’d GT?

// Posted in Kia

Let’s forget for a moment that this stupidly named Kia pro_cee’d GT is powered by a comparatively meek 150kW 1.6 litre turbo diesel, on looks alone, could you see yourself ditching your Golf GTI (or similar hot hatch) for this rather snazzy looking Kia? The three-door pro_cee’d GT and its mate, the five-door cee’d GT, […]

AIMS 2012 gallery: Best of the rest

To close out our 2012 Australian International Motor Show coverage we bring you the highlights and lowlights from the rest of the manufacturers on show. Our top three highlights: Ford Evos concept—stunning lines Kia Track’ster—actually very, very cool Subaru BRZ by Possum Bourne Motorsport—track cred for the BRZ Our top three lowlights Holden Malibu—return to […]

New vehicle sales report – June 2012

Not content with May’s sales figures—an all-time record for that month—Australian car buyers have now set a new record for any month, registering 112,566 vehicle sales in June. That’s a staggering increase of 16,409 sales compared to June 2011. Year-to-date sales total 547,854 vehicles and you’d suggest that means Australia will once again top one […]

New vehicle sales report – April 2012

A total of 79,097 new vehicles were sold in April, official VFACTS numbers show. That’s an increase of 6.6% (4,833 sales) compared to same month last year. While the demand for SUVs continues (27.6% of all monthly sales) there is an increasing trend for diesel powered SUVs, up 56% on the same month in 2011. […]

New vehicle sales report – March 2012

Figures from the FCAI reveal 97,616 new vehicles were sold in March. Comfortably the best month of the year to date, it’s also a 3.9% increase on numbers from March 2011. Seems we’ve still not come to our senses and continue to buy SUVs at a rate of knots. “SUVs continue to dominate Australian car […]

Chicago 2012: Kia Track’ster Concept

If ever you wanted an example of how Kia has transformed itself from makers of awkward looking crap boxes to stylish models with genuine desirability then this new Kia Track’ster Concept is it. Really, that first-gen Rio, what were they thinking? Clearly, today’s thinking is much better and while there’ll no doubt be a few […]

Super Bowl XLVI ad: The one with Adriana Lima

// Posted in Kia, Video

Kia has taken a leaf from the Jeremy Clarkson book of advertising for its Big Game Day Super Bowl XVLI television commercial. There’s loud music, Motley Crüe no less, explosions and, of course, Adriana Lima. Making sure they got bang for buck with the supermodel they have also upload a five hour video showcasing Lima’s […]