SEMA 2017 | Kia goes big on aftermarket modifications

Fittingly for something revealed on October 31st, Kia brought something big and orange, with more cutouts than a hastily carved pumpkin, to SEMA 2017. Was it more trick than treat, though?  In previous years at SEMA, Kia has brought along novel creations like the craft ale-dispensing Sedona in 2014, or a chop-top Optima in 2015. However,…

News | Detroit 2017 | Kia Stinger GT

How do you ensure you get attention on the first day of the 2017 North American International Auto Show? Launch a stunning new sports saloon the night before. It certainly worked for Kia and the bold new Stinger. We’ve covered the Korean brands of Kia and Hyundai on ESM quite a lot. Their commitment to continuous improvement and rapid development, interesting…

Friday Photo – Kia at SEMA 2014

It’s that time of year again where the American aftermarket industry dishes serves up its craziest offerings at the annual Special Equipment Manufacturers Association event in Los Angeles. This year, Kia America has gone all out with a number of concepts, but our favourite is the one below: Yes, that’s a Sedona fitted with a…

New Kia cee’d GT – Two more doors, but still packing 201 bhp.

Kia’s pro_cee’d GT caused somewhat of a stir when it was launched last year, combining hot-hatch ideology alongside the Korean firm’s traditional values. With the five-door cee’d GT added to the lineup, is this the performance hatchback that you really can rely on? EngageSportMode traditionally has a rule that you should aways pick the three-door variant when available…

SEMA 2013 – The wild and wonderful

Held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show brings together the USA’s billion dollar aftermarket tuning and performance industry for one week. The show is a chance for companies from across the globe to show off their wares, but is also seized upon by car manufactures to show off their own creations. We’ve picked out…