Monday, December 22, 2014

Ssangyong starts taking pre-orders for new Tivoli crossover

Ssangyong Motor Company announced today the company has started to collect pre-orders for their upcoming Tivoli small crossover vehicle.

Set to go on sale early next year, the new Tivoli CUV is expected to have a huge impact on the brand itself and its position on the home domestic market.

Not only the Tivoli crossover is the brand's first new model in three years after the Korando C, which was unveiled in 2011, it only the second model in the fast-growing small crossover vehicle segment.

Only Renault-Samsung offers a similar car, while Hyundai and Kia have their contenders still under development.

It may take another year before Hyundai-Kia duo release their small crossovers in Korea, so this is a great opportunity for Ssangyong to steal some customers from the largest automakers in the country.

What is it like?

According to first design sketches, the Tivoli is an attractive looking CUV with 5 doors, black C-pillars and a cantilevered roof line pioneered by Land Rover.

The new crossover vehicle is well equipped and sports attractive alloy wheel design, LED rear lamps and the "smart steer" technology that provides 3 modes of steering (normal, comport and sports).

The vehicle provides a roomy cabin along with a 423 liter cargo space that will appeal to people enjoying outdoor activities.

Engines at launch are limited to two 1.6L units, in either petrol or diesel form. They are both offered with a choice of 2- or 4-wheel drive, with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

According to reports from South Korea, the Ssangyong Tivoli has a pricing tag ranging from 16.3 million won to 23.7 million won, depending on the trims.

It goes on sale in January 2015.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kia Oil Change Intervals / Coupon Codes

Kia Soul is a very popular vehicle because of its hot looks. It is among the very few cars that are actually highly reliable.

It may be among the best but you can’t escape the fact that it needs maintenance too.

Every vehicle has to be maintained properly so that it lasts long and the same holds true for Kia Soul. Changing oil is essential and you can’t ignore it at any cost.

However, that can be quite expensive. This is why it is a good idea to rely on oil change coupons!

If you need tune-ups and repairs, you won’t have any choice but to go to the local Kia Store but if you want oil change, you can go to any professional mechanic to do it for you. This implies that you have a number of options to pick from.

The factors that determine how much you will save are the place where you get it from and the type of coupon it is.

Thse guys here offer more information on Kia car oil change coupons and deals... 

Kia Dealers Offer Great Coupon Savings

When you go to a Kia dealership to buy a car, for example, you can ask them for some oil changes. They won't mind doing it for you because they want a sale.

Another thing that you could do is look online. The Internet offers many places that sell oil change coupons for you to take advantage of. Alternatively you could depend on the local paper.

Another good thing to do would be to be on the lookout for advertisements of oil change coupons while you drive through the town. To lure you, you will find that many establishments have chosen to be very open about their oil change coupon offerings.

You should try cashing in on oil change discounts if you want to save big bucks. These come with another service included in the price.

For example, you could have the pressure of your tire checked during the oil change or you could have your Kia Soul inspected completely.

Inspection might reveal the need for repairs but isn’t it good that you found lurking problems in your vehicle before they could catch you off guard and trouble you? Repairing minor problems is also inexpensive.

This is how Kia oil change coupons help you! Save lots of money immediately as well as in the future with these exceptionally beneficial oil change coupons!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Kia Forte Review

2014 Forte, from Kia Motors America’s made its first appearance at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show and the compact car is all set to enthrall the crowds with its unique features.

The small car is ready to hit the retailers in 2013. It is a replacement of the current Forte, which was a huge hit with tremendous sales since it was launched back in 2009.

The car has secured its place between the Rio sub-compact sedan and the Optima mid-size sedan, which boasts of being a best seller. Kia Forte has premium features, which are ready to surprise you.

Five passengers can comfortably be accommodated in this small car along with their belongings.

The body has been improved in many ways with it being lower, wider, and longer than its previous version. Also, passengers can expect better performance, more amenities, and more space when compared to the old Forte.

You can choose from the EX and LX levels in this car. It may be an all-new model but it is surely going to carry the same reputation of bringing premium features to its users for a completely comfortable experience.

Kia Forte engines

The LX model has a 1.8 liter engine and the EX model has a 2.0 liter standard engine. The horsepower with the base 1,8L unit is rated at 148 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 131 lb. ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm.

The EX model of the all new Kia Forte has a 173 horsepower engine at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb. ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm.


As aforementioned, the car is 1.2 inches longer, 0.2 inches wider, and 0.6 inches lower than the previous version. The wheel base if two inches longer and the front suspension is McPherson strut.

The car also comes with an improved steering feel. It offers electric power steering as opposed to the previous hydraulic system.

You can also go with the optional FlexSteer if you want so that you drive firmly. The controls include: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. Each mode requires a different steering effort.


The Forte LX model has 195/65R-15 tires. However, you can optionally choose 205/55R-16 tires mounted on 16-inch alloy wheels if you wish.

The EX model has the 55 series too. In this model the optional tires are on 17-inch alloy wheels. They are 215/45-17 tires.

You can find more about the 2014 Kia Forte here:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2014 Kia Forte Unveiled in Chicago

Being one of the most attractive cars in the compact car segment, the all new Forte 5-door hatchback offers a choice of two engines.
The base 2,0L four-cylinder engine boasts 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque, while the more potent 1,6L T-GDI (turbocharged) unit generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both engines feature gasoline direct injection technology, however, the latter also utilizes a turbocharger and double overhead cams with dual continuously variable valve for improved performance!

The 1,6L T-GDI engine is only available on the SX trim.
The 2014 Forte SX is all about performance! It boasts stiffer suspension, 18-inch alloy-wheels and an option of a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. The latter also features steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

Find detailed engine specs here.
Styling-wise, the all-new Forte SX 5-door hosts a plethora of styling tweaks that differ it from its 4-door sibling model.
Those include dual chrome exhaust tips, LED daytime running lights up front and rear, aggressive front fascia with larger air openings and black gloss grille inserts.
The 2014 Kia Forte 5-door made its official public premiere at the Chicago Auto Show where it gained positive response fromt the automotive media and visitors.
Kia says the model will go on sale in the USA and Canada during the third quarter of 2013. Pricing and fuel mileage details will be released closer to its release date.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hyundai HCD-14 concept car to debut at 2013 NAIAS

Hyundai to debut a brand-new concept car at the upcoming 2013 NAIAS!

Hyundai Motor America has released the very first teaser shot of their all-new HCD_14 concept car.

The unnamed luxury concept car previews Hyundai's next generation luxury sedan that is supposed to hit the U.S. market sometime in 2014.

Many believe the HCD-14 concept vehicle hints at the 2014 Hyundai Genesis sedan which will be a breakthrough model for the South Korean carmaker in the luxury car segment.

It remains to be seen whether Hyundai succeeds to break the "German luxury" car stronghold in the USA, but one fact is definite, the carmaker's been on a roll and they have been releasing more and more attractive and technically advanced vehicles over the past couple of years.

The new Hyundai HCD-14 will incorporate Hyundai's latest design DNA and will feature a 4-door coupe like styling! Many industry experts compare the carmaker's upcoming concept vehicle with Audi A7 luxury sedan.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hyundai Veloster Convertible Concept

Hyundai Motor America takes the wraps off its Veloster Convertible Coupe Concept, which features a dual-function retractable roof!

Penned by Hyundai's North American design studio, the Veloster C3 (which stands for Convertible 3-door) Roll Top represents the automaker's vision of an affordable drop-top sports car.

The white painted show car incorporates a cleverly designed dual-function power-retractable roof which can be slid either back or forward to make some more room for taller gadgets such as surfing boards or kayaks.
Styling-wise, the Veloster C3 Roll Top greatly resembles the new Veloster Turbo sports car.

The concept car features a bold hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts, 18-inch rubber and wheels, free flowing circular exhaust pipes and diffuser vents in the lower rear fascia.

Under the hood, the Veloster C3 concept uses a well-known 1,6L turbo-charged GDI four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower.

The unit features a twin-scroll turbocharger that when combined with the GDI system, results in instantaneous power delivery.

When Hyundai designers worked on their latest concept car, they were inspired by the proverb "A rolling stone gathers no moss".

"The all-new Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top offers the "no strings attached" freedom of a roll top convertible and customizable utility that fits an everyday to a play day dual lifestyle," said Chris Chapman, Hyundai's N.A. chief designer. [Source: Hyundai Motor America]

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kia plans to release 51 new models

Kia Motors Corporation plans to release up to 51 new models by 2016!

The South Korean carmaker is planning to unveil as many as 51 different models with front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel drive and AWD options.

The first to arrive will be the new Kia hot-hatch, which will be based on the new Pro_cee'd. The all-new Kia Pro_cee'd GT will feature Hyundai's 1,6L turbo engine.

Next year, a 7-seat Carens MPV will join the European range of Kia cars, while later in the year, the company will also release a brand-new Soul crossover.

Kia's offerings are thought to include the next-generation Sorento crossover, a small convertible sports car that could and the next-generation Optima sedan, which is set to arrive in late 2015.

Kia is also looking to add a small crossover vehicle to the range, as well as introducing a GT concept based rear-wheel-drive mid-size sedan.

The carmaker will invest more than 2,5 billion $ to develop all these new models in 2013! [Source:]

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