For a die hard car dude, such as yours truly, the image to the left is about as close to 'car porn' as it gets while still being accepable to view at work! Although I dont typically fancy the German road machines, being full Itallian and all, the 911 is one of those icons that pretty much every teenage boy has had a poster of on the wall at one point in thier youth! Seeing this picture just took me back to when I was a lad so I simply had to post it, theres some stuff about the new hybrid race version blah blah blah... All I know is this is an awesome pic! To read the real info click here!
Recently Kia Motors Corporation hosted a group of approximately 20 journalists, selected by PR reps at Kia Motors France, Kia Motors America and Kia Canada Inc., who arrived in Seoul last week to test drive Kia Soul in its home environment. It was, to say the least, a little crazy. Most seasoned journalists have driven in big cities, congested traffic, narrow streets, torrential rains and foreign lands. But very rarely do they get to combine all of these challenges in a one-and-a-half-day test drive! Here’s a link to Kia Motors Facebook page for more photos of Soul in Seoul: http://www.facebook.com/Kiamotorsworldwide#!/album.php?aid=178009&id=362744887557&ref=mf
And you can read more over at KiaBUZZ.
Its been a tough few years for most of us and the folks at Car and Driver along with the editors of the Autos section at Yahoo thought it would be great to put together a list of the most AFFORDABLE vehicles to own. Keeping in mind the old saying that a 'good deal' is more than a number, they also factored in stuff like fuel costs and insurance to get a full view of overall ownership costs. Of the ten vehicles take a wild guess at who posted THREE entries!?! Yes my friends, our brand Kia! Its a well put together article, see the full thing HERE.
As the economic downturn makes an upward swing the recently dormant styling designers are back at the drawing tables. Now that Kia's great looks have caught up with the incredible quality and sales are increasing in leaps and bounds, Kia can aggressively expand into new market segments. The picture here shows our up coming entry into the coupe arena; all I have to say is the long reigning Accord coupe bes be lookin out! This is one hot looking coupe and now that its been conformed I cant wait to get it this fall! Get a look at a couple more pics over at Woodys site here.
Yesterday my good friend Jung Woo-Chul posted a real cool article on the Kia Buzz site about Kia's commitment to great sound reproduction, ie rockin stereos! Ok, Mr. Woo-Chul isnt as much my 'good friend' as much as just an awesome guy who has the best job around; he is a research engineer with the Multimedia Evaluation Team. He actually gets to listen to stereos all day! Here is what an engineer says about a stereo; "Using psychoacoustic and signal processing techniques, the system can play frequencies beyond the speakers’ range. The result is a powerful bass sound you would get with a subwoofer. This is how the system works. Dynamic compression boosts low-pitched sounds that are difficult to hear without distortion. Harmonics that cannot be played by speakers are added using missing fundamental technology to create a virtual bass sound. With our attention to technology, in addition to design, Kia is finding ways to enhance the joy of driving.
And this is how is sounds in normal folks language; "A powerful bass system is essential to maximizing your listening pleasure. (!) I like this guy!
Read the rest here: Kia-BUZZ/Sound
Pictured here is my new home, Allstar Kia of San Bernardino! Opened May 1st in the San Bernardino Auto Center, we are helping to rebuild the Inland Empire; one Kia at a time! Stay tuned faithful friends for more as I get settled and find my way around here... ;)
My regular friends may have noticed, some even complained(!), that its been a lil quite around here lately. If you listened closely though you could hear a sound, if ever so slight but gaining in strength over the last week... yup, the winds of change are brewing.... yup, AGAIN! Fear not faithfull followers, all is well. However, I will be moving the site to a new address soon so please check back frequently so I dont lose anyone. I have worked real darn hard over the last year growing my flock of fans and I sure dont wanna lose any of ya now! Stay tuned for more details...
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