Kia K9 South Korea Luxury Sedan – Kia K9 finally marketed in South Korea. The model is the flagship Kia is ready to challenge the reliability of the BMW 7 Series, ranging from the size, design, addressed to the segment that is established by the social status of A + +.

Kia offers two options K9 with V6 engine and priced at 53.9 million won begins to 86.4 million won (USD 439 million – USD 703.7 million) per unit. After South Korea, Kia says ready to release the K9 in several key countries, the United States and Canada in the last quarter of 2012.

“K9 is the first rear-wheel sedan we launched more than a decade. As well as setting new standards of design, new technology and the best driving experience of Kia,” said Soon-Nam Lee, Director of Overseas Marketing Group Kia, quoted by Carscoop, on Wednesday (2 / 5/2012).

K9 was developed from the Hyundai Genesis sedan and Equs. Dimensions are fairly large, length 5.090 mm, width 1.900 mm, height 1.490 mm and 3.045 mm axle distance.

Head of Kia design, Peter Schreyer explained, K9 designs offer something simple yet elegant and proportionate. “Harmonization of the dimensions obtained from the sporty character and figure alteltis,” beber Peter.

Two petrol engines are offered only differ in capacity, the 3.3-liter V6, 300 PS and 333 PS 3.8-liter. Both are mated with 8-speed automatic transmission to move power to the rear axle.

Comfort is more stable because the car is equipped with air suspension. The driver can select from four modes: Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow, to obtain the damping suspension, steering, engine and transmission. Performance of the car can be adapted to different paths.


Active and passive safety features that are included in K9 fairly complete: adaptive LED lights, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), radar-based Blind-Spot Detection (BSD) and the Around-View Monitor (AVM) with four cameras.

Other equipment, LCD monitors Thin Film Transistor (TFT) 12.3-inch, head-up display (HUD) dual 9.2-inch monitor for rear passengers 0.17-speaker Lexicon (Harman), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) that could regulate speed of the car in front.

Not to forget, a special VIP package, heated seats and air vents that can lay, and the footrest next to the driver’s seat can be folded when not in use.

Kia Soul New Model – KIA, the Korean car manufacturer, presents the latest appearance of Soul. When viewed from the data, there is an increase in specification, design the cabin, and the addition of the driving system.
The latest model mini SUV has a choice of 1.6 liter engine with a gasoline-fueled power 140 hp and a diesel version that produces 128 hp. For the European market, the machines will be paired with a choice of 6 speed manual transmission and automatic. With EcoDynamic additional packages that include start-stop technology and management alternator will cut emissions of CO2 emissions to 125 grams per km for diesel and 139 grams per mile of gasoline.
Changes to the exterior look including prolonged nose from 4.120mm to 15mm. In addition, the design of air intake is wider and the foglamps form a rather large so as to create a different appearance.
In fact, now uses the rim diameter of 18 inches so it looks more handsome and trendy. Similarly, lever door handles and side mirrors. Just as the New Sportage, Soul uses LED daylight lamp. LED light clusters front and rear is only available to the highest variance. While changes to the rear bumper looks at the inset panels and relocation foglamp.
Changing cabin space of the center console, LCD-type circular heater controls and application of new materials in some sectors. For the variant of the top, available instrument cluster and key hole is coated with a multi-metal paint. Luxury SUV facelift on the production of this can be enjoyed in the UK market in October, while prices will reportedly further.

Kia All-New Picanto – War in the segment sub-compact city car or more exciting. Because the All-New Kia Picanto launched today. Even the day after tomorrow, appears more products in the same segment, as well as the new total, the All-New Daihatsu Sirion.

Currently, the city car segment, competing brands such as Chery QQ, the Chevrolet Spark, Geely Panda, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto 1.1 liter engine, Nissan March, the Proton Savvy, Suzuki Karimun, and the Suzuki Splash. In January-May 2011, retail sales in this segment has reached 11 912 units or 3.4 percent (348,939 units) of total vehicle sales in Indonesia, or 4.9 percent when compared to passenger cars totaled 239,833 units.

Two variants

All-New Kia Picanto or the Picanto 2nd generation in two variants marketed in Indonesia. First, with 5-speed manual transmission and is sold at Rp 125 million (on the road, in Jakarta). Prices are up about USD 8 million compared to generation-1 that uses a 1.1 liter engine. Second, the All-New Picanto automatic transmission, 4-acceleration, which removed at Rp 139 million (also on the road).

All-New Picanto using a machine with greater capacity than before, ie 1248 cc. The engine was producing power 87 rpm with torque of 12.3 PS@6.000 kg-m@4.000 rpm.

In terms of appearance, the All-New Picanto more dynamic and sportier than the previous version. For technology, there are other changes made to the power steering is now driven by electric motors (hydraulic old version) called the Motor Drive Power Steering (MDPS).

From the dimensions, the All-New Picanto 60 mm longer than the previous version. The second distance 15 mm wheelbase increase. This car has a length of 3596 mm, width 1595 mm, height 1480 mm and 2385 mm wheelbase.

For fuel consumption, Kia claims that the All-New Picanto spent 1 liter of petrol for a distance of 23.3 km outside the city and 14.9 km per liter in the city.

“We had orders to open next July 7 at the official launch in Gandaria City, Jakarta. At that time, the buyer can get the unit quickly. Later, depending on conditions. However, a maximum of one month,” said Hartanto Sukmono, Sales Director of PT Kia Mobil Indonesia , about the pivot.

Since it was assembled in Indonesia, Hartanto, do not worry about the supply. Hence also, Kia Mobil Indonesia set a target and hope to sell All-New Picanto 4,000 units until the end of this year. Added, the competitiveness of All-New Picanto than any other brand competitors at a competitive price. Meanwhile, to ensure product quality, Kia gives 5-year warranty or 150,000 km mileage.

It added that the inclusion of the latest models of Kia’s global product to Indonesia as of this quickly. “The launch of the first in the Geneva Motor Show in early March, is now marketed in Indonesia. In ASEAN, Indonesia is the first country to market the All-New Picanto,” added Hartanto.

KIA OPTIMA Hybrid – What’s in the booth at the 19th KIA Mobil Indonesia International Motor Show 2011 this time? Various all-new variant is present here, starting from version Picanto until Sportage. This time, KIA theme is “KIA EcoDynamic Technological Innovation for Sustainability of the Earth” by emphasizing the exhaust gas emission factors and the level of fuel efficiency and alternative energy in each variant.

“That is, although the innovation of technology, MCH care about the environment,” said Marketing Director of PT KIA Mobil Indonesia Hartanto Sukmono the launch of the Kia booth in the arena JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, yesterday. Hence, the Kia Optima Hybrid concept car brought as a concrete manifestation. Optima first introduced in Los Angeles late last year using the full parallel hybrid system.

Optima Hybrid has two sources of propulsion, fusion 2.4-liter gasoline engine and electric motor using a hi-voltage batteries so that when accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour can be reached in 9.2 seconds with a maximum speed of 195 km / hour.

Hartanto added, the overall concept of eco-friendly KIA affect KIA booth design this time. However, MCH still consider young people’s tastes as the largest consumers. “We are very concerned about young people and young consumers as part of Kia’s largest customer is young,” he said.