All-new third-generation Rondo will attract a new group of consumers to
World premiere for all-new pro_cee'd and European premiere for 2.0-litre
Optima Hybrid sedan, upgraded Sorento SUV
SEOUL, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Kia will reveal its all-new Rondo compact
Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) for the first time at the Paris Motor Show
on September 27th.
Completely new from the ground up, the new Rondo is designed and
engineered to meet the needs of modern, dynamic families. Built on an
all-new platform, it delivers stylish, spacious practicality, with
sleek aerodynamics, a cab-forward design, long wheelbase and up to
"The new Rondo builds on the family-friendly versatility and
functionality of its predecessor, and features more athletic and
visually dynamic design," says Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO,
Kia Motors Corporation. "This marks a dramatic shift forward for our
MPV contender and brings the model in line with Kia's distinctive
current design direction."
Appealing to families with an active lifestyle who don't want to
compromise between style and practicality, Kia is confident that the
all-new third-generation Rondo will attract a new group of consumers to
Kia showrooms around the world.
Alongside the new Rondo on the Kia stand will be the all-new pro_cee'd,
also making its world premiere. They are joined by two models making
their European debuts in Paris - the new 2.0-litre Optima Hybrid sedan
promising a unique blend of performance and economy, and the upgraded
Sorento SUV with an all-new 2.4-litre 192 ps GDI engine option.
To watch the live feed of the Kia Motors press conference at the 2012
Paris Motor show, please visit www.kiamotors.com. The live feed will commence at 17:30 on September 27th Central
Kia Motors Corporation (www.kiamotors.com) - a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart - was founded in
1944 and is Korea's oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 2.5
million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 15 manufacturing and
assembly operations in ten countries which are then sold and serviced
through a network of distributors and dealers covering 149 countries.
Kia today has over 47,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of
US$39 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an
official automotive partner of FIFA - the governing body of the FIFA
World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan - "The Power to
Surprise" - represents the company's global commitment to surprise he
world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a
subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999
and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the
Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 176 dealers
nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 163 people in its Mississauga,
Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia's
brand slogan -- "The Power to Surprise" -- represents the company's
global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting &
inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
For further information:
Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations and Events Coordinator