Everything about Kia

Added: 24 May 2021

Everything about Kia

Kia Motors Corporation, commonly known as Kia, is a South Korean multinational car manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. It is South Korea's second-largest automobile manufacturer.


Kia History Explained

Kia began in December 1944 as Kyongsang Precision Industry, a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts. Eventually producing Korea's first domestic bicycle the Samchully, in 1951. In 1952, Kyongsang Precision Industry changed its name to Kia Industries.



Where are Kia built?

Kia Motors currently has 14 manufacturing facilities in eight countries, the United States, Slovakia, China, India, Japan, Mexico, and Vietnam. With research centres in South Korea, the US, Japan, and Germany.

What Kia models are currently available?

The Picanto

Available from £11,000

If the city makes you feel young and alive, and you are eager to explore new places, you have found a soul mate in the new Kia Picanto. It may be compact, but it is roomy inside, and it is full of big ideas. When pulling onto a fashionable street, the Kia Picanto immediately becomes part of the scene, with striking curves and colours that pop, it makes a statement that catches the eye and wins the heart!



The Rio

Available from £13,650

Whether you choose the all-new Kia Rio for its great aesthetics or for its practicality, the Rio offers pure enjoyment to anyone with a deep passion for driving. Designed to make life on the road a pleasure, up to five people can ride in comfort with plenty of room to stretch thanks to a longer wheelbase, while automatic air conditioning simply adds to the experience.

The Stonic

Available from £18,450

The Kia Stonic is a crossover full of substance. Its sharp horizontal lines contrast with smooth design, refusing to blend into the background with its distinctive look. Its enthusiastic drive and enhanced responsiveness propel you with excitement into your journey. Additional comfort and innovative features take the stress away from urban life and help you concentrate on the moments that matter.



The Ceed

Available from £19,705

Carrying over the sporty, emotional design character of the Stinger, the Ceed conveys a more self-confident new look – one that is both emotive and precise in its execution.


The Ceed Sportswagon

Available from £20,405

All Kia Ceed models boast plenty of hi-tech features, and the Kia Ceed Sportswagon is no different. Originally known as the Kia Ceed SW, the Sportswagon is a great car that has all the space you would imagine from an estate car, but with the flair of a Kia.


The XCeed

Available from £21,055

Now there is a car for those who always look for excitement and love to explore the boundaries of what is possible: The All-New Kia XCeed is a stylish crossover car for active urbanites. With its sporty crossover design, the XCeed is built to cross limits effortlessly, making your pursuit of the next adventure an infinite thrill after the next.



The Sportage

Available from £23,810

The All-New Sportage has a distinctive, innovative design and truly striking features. The urban-friendly and sleek Crossover is exhilarating. Building on the success of its predecessor, the Kia Sportage car boasts a fleet of integral safety features, along with a fantastic specification, a sleek and aerodynamic body, a superior quality cabin.



The Proceed

Available from £25,080

With dynamic styling combined with practicality, the Kia ProCeed takes all the positives from the Ceed family's excellent reputation, while having its own unique personality and stand-alone attraction.

Made with flair, passion and ingenuity - quality engineering places the Kia ProCeed amongst the best in its class. With a compelling list of standard specifications, three trim levels, as well as powerful yet fuel-efficient engines, it is easy to see why the Ceed range has won so many accolades.

The Niro Self-Charging Hybrid

Available from £25,155

Introducing the Kia Niro Self-Charging Hybrid. Crossover by design, hybrid by nature. Eco-friendly, reliable, rich with technology and fun to drive.

With this car you will experience the top qualities of a modern crossover: compact exterior, roomy and refined interior, blended with the best talents of a true hybrid, highly efficient engine with great fuel economy and low emissions.

The Ceed Sportswagon PHEV

Available from £28,040

The Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV, a plug-In hybrid that combines the best of both worlds – a dynamic, eye-catching design with a spacious and practical interior together with all the advantages of modern eco-friendly electric power. The Ceed Sportswagon PHEV has a 1.6 GDi Petrol engine and an 8.9kWh lithium-ion powered electric motor, and thanks to Kia’s advanced electrified powertrain, which balances smooth transmission from petrol to electric, you can now enjoy a greener journey in pure comfort.

The XCeed PHEV

Available from £28,405

Meet the Kia XCeed PHEV, a plug-in hybrid that combines the best of both worlds – a sporty compact crossover hatchback with all the advantages of modern eco-friendly electric power. The XCeed PHEV, just like its counterpart the Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid has a 1.6 GDi Petrol engine and an 8.9kWh lithium-ion powered electric motor. And thanks to Kia’s advanced electrified powertrain, which balances smooth transmission from petrol to electric, you can now enjoy a greener journey in comfort and style.
As you would expect of a modern hybrid the XCeed PHEV employs regenerative braking to harvest kinetic energy that recharges your car’s battery while coasting or braking, and which also features an ingenious ‘Coasting Guide’ that analyses your route to let you know just when to lift off the accelerator pedal – You will enjoy the convenience of easy charging from a standard household power socket or at any public charging station. At a dedicated charging station, you can recharge the battery to 100% capacity in approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
When driving, and with just the flick of the H/EV (Hybrid/Electric Vehicle) switch you can select either EV or Hybrid mode. The EV mode, ideal for urban driving, uses only the electric motor for a zero-fuel, emission-free journey with an impressive driving range of 37 miles. When there’s no longer sufficient battery capacity the system switches automatically over to Hybrid mode - This mode operates both energy sources, the petrol engine and the electric motor simultaneously to power the car.



The Niro PHEV

Available from £29,695

The Niro range consists of 4 models - the '2', '3' and range topping '4' models are Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and the All-New '3 PHEV' is our Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The Kia Niro (pictured on the left) is a game-changing hybrid Crossover that proves you really can have it all. A sustainable, fuel-efficient hybrid, with the style, technology and versatility of a Crossover. It is the ultimate choice for those who care about the environment – and care just as much about driving pleasure.
The New Niro PHEV (pictured left) combines the versatility of an SUV with the efficiency of an eco-vehicle. To enhance the aerodynamics of this model it comes as standard with the 16" alloy wheel with plastic wheel cover as pictured which results in a lower CO2 and therefore more competitive fuel economy.



The Soul EV

Available from £32,445

The all-new Kia Soul EV is proof that a fully electric vehicle can combine character and excitement while also making greener driving truly inviting - Featuring stunning interior design with the latest in-car technology including Kia’s innovative Head-Up-Display, together with an advanced electric powertrain that delivers a range of up to 280 miles on a single full charge.
The smart Soul EV adapts to your driving style. Choose from ‘Normal’ mode offering the full driving experience, ‘Eco’ mode to maximize the cars full range or the ‘Sport’ mode with its increased motor response to maximise the dynamic feel of the car.



The e-Niro

Available from £32,845

The All-New Kia e-Niro marks a new, exciting chapter of electric mobility. It adds heaps of style and excitement to eco-friendly driving.
Offering up to 282 miles range and fast charging abilities, it marks a major step in electric powertrain technology. As a true crossover, it pairs advanced technology and comfort with a spacious 451-litre boot.



The Sorento

Available from £39,110

BE READY TO DO WHAT YOU WERE MADE FOR
For those who know to trust their instincts and follow their heart, the new Kia Sorento is the uncompromising answer. With its powerful Hybrid powertrain option, the spacious 7-seater SUV offers the comfort and confidence to go out there and act – come what may.



The Kia EV6

Available from £40,895

The EV6, Kia's first dedicated EV built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)

First applied to the EV6, Kia’s new electric-global modular platform (E-GMP) enables diverse number of interior layouts thanks to the flat floor. Despite the EV6’s compact exterior dimensions, its 2.9m wheelbase results in a cabin space like many mid to large SUVs. That means more interior room for you and your passengers to enjoy.

The Sorento PHEV

Available from £42,495

Zero-emission driving whenever you need to. Ecological and economical, in the city and beyond: The combined petrol and electric capabilities of the advanced plug-in hybrid system give you the flexibility to drive longer distances, all while reducing CO2 emissions and your overall running costs. Regenerative braking technology even recharges your battery while coasting or braking, maximising efficiency and driving range.

The Stinger

Available from £42,655

Introducing the Kia Stinger. Kia’s GT Concept Car come to life as a true Grand Touring vehicle, complete with rear- or all-wheel drive, luxury amenities, and head-turning design. Unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show and on sale later this year, the Kia Stinger is more than a fastback sports sedan. It is Kia redefined.

Chapelhouse is proud to have 3 Kia Dealerships across the North West. You’ll find us in St Helens, Southport and Warrington.


You can find out more information on the new range of Kia cars on our website.

Chapelhouse Motor Group is a family-run business with car dealerships located across the northwest of England. We are proud to be main dealers of Kia, Suzuki & MG.
We specialise in providing New Cars including Motability Vehicles and quality Approved Used Cars & Used Vans, with each showroom, open seven days a week for sales. Our service centres are also authorised by main brands for approved repairs and a range of services. Chapelhouse St Helens and our Peugeot Repairers as well as Chapelhouse Vauxhall Southport. Are authorised Repairers with servicing, repairs, MOT Testing & parts available at each dealership every day apart from Sunday.

Founded by a local businessman, we are proud to call ourselves a household name across the Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Lancashire regions. We have state-of-the-art branches conveniently located in Southport, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan, Preston and most recently Blackburn and Bolton. Find your nearest Chapelhouse Dealership here.
Chapel House Motor Co Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 668178. We are a Credit Broker, not a Lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders.
We typically receive a fixed commission calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow, for introducing you to a lender. This does not affect the interest charged on the agreement, all of which are set by the lender. Our Manufacturer supporting finance partners also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and financial support for our training and marketing.
Registered address: Chapelhouse Motor Co Ltd, 603 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, SOUTHPORT, Merseyside, PR8 3NG. Tel: 01704 574126
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