Kia K9 Design Explained by Peter Schreyer – Video

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The Kia K9 will be the Korean automaker’s flagship luxury sedan, flaunting design lines from Peter Schreyer who has undoubtedly helped transform Kia’s modern day lineup. Schreyer, who is widely known for his design contributions to the Audi TT model, became the chief design officer at Kia Motors in 2006. Kia’s automobiles haven’t looked the… Continue Reading...

Kia Design Boss Peter Schreyer Picks His LA Auto Show Favorites

Kia Design Boss Peter Schreyer Picks His LA Auto Show Favorites
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Kia design boss Peter Schreyer took Automotive News reporter Ryan Beene on a tour of the Los Angeles Auto Show, outlining his favorite designs of the show floor. The big winners for Schreyer were the Range Rover Evoque (“If it wasn’t labeled a Range Rover, you’d recognize it as one”), the Porsche 911 and the… Continue Reading...

Kia GT May Not Get Turbo V6

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Kia GT May Not Get Turbo V6
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Kia‘s heart-stoppingly cool GT concept was was powered by a 3.3L turbo V6 packing 400 horsepower – but the production version might not get such an exotic powertrain. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia styling boss Peter Schreyer said that “I think done in the right way, with a smaller engine or hybrid technology, it would work,”… Continue Reading...

Kia Designs Win Big in New Automotive Brand Contest

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Kia Designs Win Big in New Automotive Brand Contest
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Kia Motors is one of the big winners at the first ever Automotive Brand Contest which was organized by the German Design Council. The judge panel declared Kia Motors the worthy winner in four categories. Three kia models were picked as winners for the exterior category, including the compact Sportage SUV, the forthcoming Rio (on… Continue Reading...

Kia Looking To Offer A Sporty Roadster, Won’t Be The First Time

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Kia Looking To Offer A Sporty Roadster, Won’t Be The First Time
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One of the rising stars of the automotive industry has got to be Kia. The Korean automaker’s beautiful designs combined with good powertrains and affordable pricing has got the attention of many customers and hence their sales numbers are continually climbing. While their current line-up has sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, crossovers and even a sporty little… Continue Reading...

Kia Optima Coupe Under Consideration, Optima Wagon Gets Green Light for Europe

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Kia Optima Coupe Under Consideration, Optima Wagon Gets Green Light for Europe
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Kia will build a wagon version of the newly unveiled Optima sedan for the European market and is considering a Coupe. In an interview with the U.K.’s AutoCar, top Kia designer Peter Schreyer confirmed the wagon (or Estate as its likely to be called in Europe) and hinted at a coupe. “I would love to… Continue Reading...

2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

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2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut
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Kia has just released a selection of photos of the all-new 2011 Optima (known as the Magentis in some markets), ahead of the car’s world premiere at the New York Auto Show. Simply put, it’s stunning, looking like a more premium German model with a touch of Ford Taurus muscle. This new model is longer,… Continue Reading...

Report: Kia Considering Genesis Coupe Twin

Report: Kia Considering Genesis Coupe Twin
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Kia is considering getting into the entry-level rear-drive sports car game with a new model that would likely be based on the architecture of the Genesis Coupe from sister company Hyundai. In an interview with the U.K.’s AutoCar, Kia design boss Peter Schreyer said while the model isn’t in the company’s product plan for the… Continue Reading...

Report: Kia K9 Concept Design Sketch Gives First Look at Genesis Sedan Sister Car

Report: Kia K9 Concept Design Sketch Gives First Look at Genesis Sedan Sister Car
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During a design conference last week in Seoul, Korea, Kia’s top designer showed the above sketch which is believed to be the company’s first full-fledged entry into the rear-drive luxury segment. Referred to as K9, this sketch is thought to foreshadow a concept car that will eventually make its way to production, based on the… Continue Reading...

Report: Kia Cadenza Debuts in Korea as Successor to Amanti

Report: Kia Cadenza Debuts in Korea as Successor to Amanti
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Just unveiled in its domestic market of South Korea, the all-new Kia Cadenza is set to be introduced throughout several markets in the months to come, including in the U.S. where it will replace the Amanti. Contrary to speculation the car does not ride on the Genesis sedan’s rear-drive architecture (sigh…) but rather on an… Continue Reading...