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Kia Motors Nigeria Sponsors St Saviours School 2015 ‘Funday’, Donates KIA Rio for the Grand Raffle

Group photo at the car presentation ceremony with the winner Miss Araoluwa Edun flanked by her family and the Kia team.

Group photo at the car presentation ceremony with the winner Miss Araoluwa Edun flanked by her family and the Kia team.

Kia Motors Nigeria’s collaborative stride to boost primary educational development weaved into its organisational social responsibility has continued to wax stronger in recent times. The company’s sponsorship of the 2015 St Saviours School Funday was hinged on its relentless efforts to partner with educational institutions to further strengthen the foundational learning of the future leaders in a peacefully unified society.

For over a decade now, Kia Motors Nigeria has not only been in the vanguard of revolutionizing the automobile industry in Nigeria with affordable and best in class cars, but also keyed into human capacity development programmes aimed at enhancing the country’s future in realising her objectives.

The 2015 Funday theme was tagged ‘Embracing Differences’, the event sought to bring together all differing divides either along religious belief or cultural affinity. In a welcome address by the Head teacher, St Saviours School, at the event, he espoused on the need to create a peaceful coexistence among differing beliefs. In his speech, laying emphasis on the great importance of a conducive environment for learning, he stated that “this year’s theme of ‘Embracing Differences’ is an integral element of education in the 21st century. Increasing globalization is an essential reason we all need to develop our understanding of diversity and embrace differences.

The Chief Commercial Officer, Kia Motors Nigeria, Mr Sandeep Malhotra, stated that “our partnership with the school will bring in required awareness among communities we live in and positively impact the lives of targeted group, the kids on the need to live in harmony despite their ethnic or religious differences”. According to him, Kia will continue to provide necessary support for faster and impactful implementation of our program centred on capacity development of the younger generation in the country. “We will continue to identify and spread our projects in the area of education and development of children across the country,” he noted.

The kids at the event had a fun filled day with interesting games, entertainments, and stage performances that sure raised the tempo. The whole place went agog when the biggest moment for the grand finale raffle draw was announced. There was excitement in the air as the kids are keenly interested in who wins the Kia Rio.

After much anticipation and best wishes among the kids, the ticket belonging to a 3 year old, Miss Araoluwa Edun was picked. The parents were awed and remained astonished when they were called to come for the prize. It was a moment of joy and fulfillment for the Edun Family and Kia staying true to its slogan of ‘The Power to Surprise’ sure did surprise them with a brand new Kia Rio.

Kia’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission cuts emissions, improves performance

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  • Kia launches its first seven-speed DCT in new cee’d GT Line models
  • Developed in-house at Kia’s Namyang R&D centre
  • Innovative hollow double-gear input shaft minimises loss of torque
  • Improved fuel economy and more decisive acceleration
  • New DCT will appear on other Kia models in the future

Kia has announced application of the all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) to a production model for the first time, the new Kia cee’d GT Line – which makes its global debut at the 85th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015.

Production debut – the new Kia cee’d GT Line

The new DCT will be paired with the cee’d GT Line’s 133 ps 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine. Capable of handling larger torque outputs than Kia’s existing six-speed torque converter automatic (up to 300 Nm), the DCT’s fast-shifting nature is ideally suited to the new cee’d GT Line’s sporty image.

Drivers will benefit from faster gear changes than a traditional torque converter automatic transmission, as well as lower running costs. It is anticipated that the new DCT will offer lower emissions and higher fuel economy, pending European homologation tests later in 2015. It will be made available on a wider range of Kia models in the future.

Developed in-house for greater fuel economy and acceleration

The new transmission is the first of its type from the brand, and has been developed in-house by Kia’s research and development teams at its Namyang, Korea R&D centre. More fuel efficient than Kia’s existing six-speed automatic transmission, the new DCT has been engineered with low fuel consumption and a sporty driving feel when in manual mode, and with comfort and smoothness when left in automatic mode.

Throughout its development, Kia’s R&D teams targeted a three to five per cent improvement in acceleration (0 to 100 kph) and five to seven per cent improvement to fuel efficiency, depending on model.

Innovative hollow double-gear input shaft allows quick shifts

The DCT is made up of two dry clutches, each fitted with electric motor-driven clutch actuator to improve responsiveness, and an innovative hollow double-gear input shaft. The hollow shaft itself allows the system to quickly engage even gears, while a solid shaft that runs through the middle operates odd gears. This crossed gear shifting enables continuous power delivery and more efficient packaging, two development cornerstones for the engineering teams behind the project.

The hollow shaft mechanism lets the DCT operate sequentially, the car anticipating the next gear that the driver is likely to need next under acceleration or braking, or jump immediately to any of its seven forward gears (and reverse). This is particularly useful under kickdown or heavy braking, allowing the driver to remain in control of the vehicle at all times.

The continuous power delivery of the DCT minimises the loss of torque and forward motion by the powertrain during gear shifts, resulting in more decisive acceleration and a smoother drive. This contributes towards the transmission’s boost to performance in all road conditions in its first application in the cee’d GT Line.

Combined with an increase in power from 128 to 133 ps, the DCT’s seven gears allow the GT Line’s diesel engine to operate at its most efficient speeds at all times. With the engine’s torque increased from 265 to 285 Nm, the new DCT is engineered to effectively manage outputs of up to 300 Nm, achieving a better balance between the engine’s improved, more effortless performance and potential for greater fuel economy.

Reduction of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) has also been a focus for the team behind the DCT’s development, with an external damper ensuring a higher level of refinement for the new transmission.

After the cee’d GT Line, which will go on sale across Europe in Q4 2015, the new seven-speed DCT will be made available on a range of other Kia models.

KIA Rio Wins the Budget Car of the Year Award

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Kia Motors Nigeria has been recognized for its zest to make new cars in Nigeria affordable to all and in recognition of this effort, its Kia Rio won the ‘Budget Car of the Year’ in the 2014 Nigeria Auto Journalist (NAJA) Award. The company received the prestigious award at the 2014 NAJA Night which was held on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

The award is in appreciation and recognition of Kia’s efforts to make its model pocket friendly to her customers by offering an affordable cutting edge automotive technology to customers in the country. The company has through its cars built trust with customers and the award is a testament to its exemplary achievement.

According to the Chief Commercial Officer, Kia Motors Nigeria, Mr. Sandeep Malhotra, “We are truly honored to receive this award. It’s indeed a recognition of our commitment to continually provide quality and affordable cars to the Nigerian market. We pride ourselves in the delivery of the best automobile technology and will not rest on our oars in exceeding the expectations of our customers.

The NAJA Awards instituted by the Guild of Motoring Journalists in Nigeria had been held for over five years to honor players in the automobile industry. Speaking at the event, a member of the organizing committee, Mr. Theodore Opara said the award is a recognition of hard work, resilience and determination of the auto companies in the industry. He further explained that the awards are as a result of objective analysis of the auto market trend and the evaluation by the stake holders on the performance of auto companies in the country. Hence, the awards are borne out of the desire for auto journalists to encourage the auto companies.

The Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan that belies its low price tag with attractive styling and a well-designed interior. The Rio boasts a thoroughly modern powertrain in addition to plenty of standard features. With a clean and elegant look highlighted by Kia’s “Tiger Nose” corporate grille, the Rio is the state-of-the-art sub-compact that’s as fun to look at as it is to drive and it’s sure to draw looks with its sculpted, aerodynamic shape.

KIA, Official Car Sponsor for the 2014 Nigerian Fashion Week

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In a move to strengthen its position as the leading automobile industry with diversified promotions for brand management and strategic alliance, KIA Motors Nigeria partners Legendary Gold Limited on her forthcoming Nigerian Fashion Week. The leading Korean automobile company in Nigeria, Kia, is growing remarkably to become automobile giant in fashion-linked activities in the country. As the official car of the 2014 Nigerian Fashion Week, KIA partners Legendary Gold to bring to the fore, renowned international and local designers from the 19th to 21st of November, 2014 to the Lagos Oriental Hotel.

The partnership is aimed at staging an elaborate cross-promotional effort, focusing on fashion for promoting, nurturing and representing the best of fashion and design talents in the country and its affiliation with the international trend. Associating with this event fits perfectly with Kia’s marketing and brand strategy, as it offers a seamless automobile experience to its customers and aim to provide the best mobility for the finest fashion design talents and other stake holders in Nigeria and promote their riveting collections by being the official car of the event.

With the triumph of each succeeding chapter and a phenomenal platform to exchange ideas and experience for designers both local and international, the Nigerian Fashion Week continues to grow exponentially every year. The 12th edition is put together by Legendary Gold Limited in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Trade & Investment, Culture & Tourism, Nigerian Export Promotion Council and the World Fashion Organization.

The Nigeria Fashion Week is the biggest fashion event in Nigeria with reputable national and international partners and collaborators. It has been a huge platform for manufacturers of garments, fabrics, fashion accessories, hair and beauty products to display their outstanding capabilities. Annually, it brings stakeholders in the fashion, beauty and hair industries together with the goal of creating a vibrant market by linking manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and the end users.

KIA Motors Nigeria has always believed in creating incredible experiences around its brand and this association will further her positioning of being the most practical and vibrant automobile company in Nigeria. “Being the official Car for the 12th edition of the Nigerian Fashion Week, we look forward to a range of opportunities for collaboration with many a talented designers associated with this prestigious event”, said Mr Sandeep Malhotra, the Chief Commercial Officer, Kia Motors Nigeria.

“Through this association, KIA Motors Nigeria aims to provide the best mobility for the finest fashion design talents and other stake holders in Nigeria and promote their riveting collections by being the official car of the event” Continued by Mr. Sandeep.

The nexus between automobile and fashion is profound as great designers and great automakers alike know that innovation isn’t simply a matter of keeping with trend, nor is leadership simply a matter of heading in a linear direction. True innovation has immediate impact and lasting value. It opens minds to possibilities and that is true of Kia’s strides in the automobile industry in the world over.

KIA Partners Diamond Bank on Auto Loan Scheme for EMI as low as N37,000.

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In a bid to make owning a new car easy, accessible and affordable for all, Kia Motors Nigeria partners Diamond Bank to offer an unbeatable auto loan scheme to potential customers starting from as low as N37,000 monthly payment plan. The auto finance scheme is premised on the success of the previous partnership that paved way for many a people to own a Kia of their choice.

In the mix of various auto loan schemes presented to the publics, Kia Motors Nigeria partnership with Diamond bank offers a unique yet outstanding auto loan scheme. The partnership is aimed at giving an auto financing experience that is simplified and significantly enhanced for the customer.

According to the Chief Commercial Officer of Kia Motors Nigeria, Mr. Sandeep Malhotra, “the key motive behind this partnership is to bring car enthusiasts under the fold. This partnership will phase out tedious loan processing with flexible repayment plans, hassle-free documentation and quick processing to suit customers’ needs and most importantly give the best payment plan option starting from N37,000 monthly repayment plan”.

Kia Motors Nigeria has remained the leading automobile company in the country to offer seamless auto finance schemes to her discerning customers with flexible payment options. In view of this, the recently signed partnership agreement with Diamond bank allows customers to get a new Kia car with 20% equity contribution.

With this collaboration, customers gets free vehicle registration, fixed repayment plan, no management fee, no commitment fee and a free smart phone on every purchase. “We’ve also worked out flexible payment plan options to enable our customers get any Kia car of their choice” said, Sandeep.

The scheme starts from the 14th of November through the end on the 31st of December, 2014. This partnership will pave way for both new and existing customers of the KIA brand to own a new vehicle of their choice in celebrating the yuletide period. With this scheme, customers can own a Rio or Picanto from as low as N37,000 fixed monthly repayment plan or Cerato, Optima and Sportage from as low as N57,000, N86,000 and N97,000 respectively.

KIA Motors Nigeria Patrners FCMB on Auto Loan Finance Scheme

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KIA Motors Nigeria prides itself on its deep understanding of customers’ needs across the country and has continuously aligned itself with their aspirations by making its vehicles affordable and accessible. Keying into this, the company has sealed an alliance with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to offer an auto loan to teeming customers.

More often than not, KIA Motors Nigeria has revolutionized the way people buy automobiles in Nigeria. For a decade, KIA Motors Nigeria has ensured discerning consumers in Nigeria have access to the Worlds latest and best automotive technology. As one stop shops for the best in automotive technology, KIA has ensured “The Power to Surprise” slogan holds true every single day.

With this collaboration, KIA Motors Nigeria and FCMB are looking forward to developing financing options that will help customers own KIA brand from as low as N47,400 monthly repayment plan. The customers are presented with flexible payment plan options, free insurance, FCMB goody bag, and free vehicle registration. Weaved into this auto finance scheme is the standard 5 year warranty on all KIA vehicles.

The new alliance with FCMB is an integral pillar of KIA’s business strategy to make it possible for the public to own a KIA brand with the best auto financing schemes. Speaking at the media launch, the Deputy Marketing Manager, KIA Motors Nigeria, Peter Ayewoh said ‘the alliance with FCMB has gone through a rigorous perusal aiming at giving the very best in auto financing scheme to customers. He further stated that the scheme will be able to strengthen KIA’s foothold in the country and consolidate its leadership position in the automobile retail industry.

The Executive Director, Lagos and South West, FCMB, Mr. Olufemi Bakre explained that the partnership was borne out of an alliance between the two institutions.
He further said: “FCMB has been a well acclaimed industry leader in consumer loan offering and this finance scheme is a viable alliance aimed at furthering the frontiers of delivering an exceptional customer experience”.

By unifying its efforts towards delivering quality automobile technology and making it affordable to esteemed customers with the partnership with FCMB, KIA will be able to provide its uniquely built vehicles via the auto financing loan to the customers of FCMB and other teeming publics.

Rooted in the stylishly sophisticated technology and affordability of its products, KIA is profoundly committed to realizing advanced technology capable of emerging as the best auto manufacturing company in the world over. By mobilizing its proven strengths in the domain of auto manufacturing, KIA will continue to supply quality vehicles to align with the aspirations of customers and exceed their expectations.

First Kia Rio Made-in-Nigeria for ONLY 1.98M

Minister of State, FCT, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide, takes a Test Drive, deemed KIA Rio the “Peoples car”.

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KIA motors Nigeria unveiled its Made-in-Nigeria vehicles at the ongoing Abuja International Auto Fair at the Eagle Square in Abuja in a grand style, delivering to its brand slogan of “The Power to Surprise”. Fulfilling the promise made to the Nigerian enthusiasts and patrons that Made-in-Nigeria KIA will be available before the end of the year, KIA motors Nigeria delivered to its promise through platform of The Abuja International Auto Fair, it’s Made-in-Nigeria vehicles.

The Made-in-Nigeria KIA vehicles, which included the Rio, Cerato and Optima were unveiled by the Honorable Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide, (representing the Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo) who also had a test drive of the Made-in-Nigeria OPTIMA at an Open-to-the-Public unveiling in the Eagle Square during the Abuja Motor fair opening ceremony on Thursday, 23rd October 2014.

Sitting ministers are generally chauffeured pretty much everywhere, so it was both spontaneous and auspicious when Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide stepped into the red Made-in-Nigeria Optima and took a test drive within the Eagle Square in the company of the Chief Commercial Officer of KIA Motors Nigeria, Mr. Sandeep Malhotra, along with the Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions, Mr. Ifeanyi Agu and the Deputy Director of the National Automotive Council, Mr. P. B. Salau (representing the Director General of the National Automotive council). At the unveiling, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide expressed her delight and congratulated KIA Motors Nigeria for the made-in-Nigeria cars stating that they are “Very, Very good cars” and also adjudged Kia Rio, as “the People’s Car”.

Upon exiting the car after the test drive, the Minister said “Wow, Beautiful ride, Very smooth…..this is a Great Car” and she was thrilled with admiration for the KIA SOUL by saying the model is “incredibly built to compliment the youth and the women”. The flagship model of Kia, The Quoris also caught the flair of the minister when she was shown around the luxury sedan by Mr. Sandeep Malhotra. Other dignitaries at the event also took a spin of the made-in-Nigeria KIA vehicles.

The stylish compact Rio, Cerato and Optima with thoroughly contemporary and distinctive styling, coupled with maximum versatility and cutting-edge safety and convenience features are truly innovative cars created keeping in mind the demands of modern living, while also adding a dash of spice to life. Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide remarked that the made-in-Nigeria KIA brands are elegant and are at the vanguard of the transformation agenda of The President Mr Goodluck Jonathan. She further stated that the impressive stride of KIA Motors Nigeria in producing its Made-in-Nigeria vehicles will earn the company a lion’s share in the country.

KIA staying true to its commitments offers full style and curvaceous elegance that perfectly captures the glamour of the present. KIA’s stylish, award-winning cars are engineered and designed to be an expression of individuality. Loaded with smart technologies, generous levels of convenience and safety equipment, they are as dependable and practical as they are desirable and distinctive.

As an impeccable force in the automobile industry in Nigeria and the number one Korean brand in the country, KIA offers the best in world class vehicles that have always exceeded the expectations of customers and provide the best value for money. The core strength of the KIA vehicles is the undeniable satisfaction customers get from buying the brand.

VISION 21 Magazine – September Edition

Check out the brand new September edition of the Vision 21 Magazine – Kia’s very own in-house journal with the hottest news on Kia! This issue contains

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