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Kia South Africa welcomes Paul Turnbull as CEO
Kia South Africa today welcomes Paul Turnbull as CEO. The leadership change was announced by Osman Arbee, CEO of Motus Holdings, in April and comes into effect as of today as part of a broader set of leadership changes with the group. Turnbull joins Kia from Hyundai Automotive South Africa and succeeds Gary Scott, who held the position of CEO at Kia since 1 July 2017 and who has been appointed Chief Digital Officer of Motus Holdings. 2 Jul 2024 Read more

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos
  • Bold new look for Kia’s popular family crossover
  • Redesigned interior brings new levels of sophistication to the Seltos range
  • New powertrain and transmission options give customers greater choice
  • Repositioned line-up packs a value punch in the crossover segment
 19 Apr 2024 Read more

Double win for Kia at the inaugural
TopGear South Africa Awards
  • Inaugural awards, presented in partnership with WesBank, honoured remarkable cars and the individuals and companies behind them
  • Kia Sportage continues its winning streak as Top Gear South Africa’s ‘Family SUV of the Year’
  • Stylish, spacious and frugal Kia Carnival honoured as the ‘MPV of the Year’ 18 Dec 2023 Read more

  • Kia South Africa launches 'Test Drive for Good' campaign over Heritage Day weekend in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Mass test drive event across all Kia dealerships in KwaZulu-Natal set to benefit several disadvantaged communities across the province
  • Kia will donate R100 per completed test drive to Gift of the Givers 19 Sep 2023 Read more

  • Kia The Glen takes top honours in the 2023 Kia Dealer of the Year Awards
  • Kia Dealer of the Year Awards recognise and reward dealerships excelling in sales, after sales and service operations
  • Inspiration awards highlight stellar individual achievements 5 Sep 2023 Read more

  • Kia EV9 wins Luxury category in German Car of the Year 2024 Awards
  • EV9 follows in the footsteps of Kia's first dedicated BEV, the EV6
  • EV9 chosen as winner by a panel of 27 trade journalists from a pool of nine competing models 1 Sep 2023 Read more

  • Kia donates R70,000 towards the RADA MiPad project to empower more girls in Women's Month
    Kia South Africa has donated R70,000 to its longstanding CSI beneficiary, RADA, in support of its MiPad project in Women's Month. The MiPad project distributes sustainable, reusable sanitary pads to young women who often stay at home when they are menstruating because they do not have access to, or in many cases, the means to buy sanitary wear. Simultaneously, it aims to create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of young girls by promoting their self-esteem and sense of equality. 29 Aug 2023 Read more

    Kia Niro and Kia EV6 GT named as top 3 finalists in 2023 World Car Awards
  • The Kia Niro selected as finalist for World Car of the Year
  • The Kia EV6 GT named as a finalist for World Performance Car
  • Winners to be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April 9 Mar 2023 Read more

  • Kia remains top brand in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
  • Three Kia models capture segment awards, including new Sportage
  • Mass market Kia vehicles reported to have fewest problems after three years of ownership
  • Substantial award bolsters the brand's strong track record in J.D. Power study 15 Feb 2023 Read more

  • Kia South Africa embarks on focused drive to include more women in its retail network
  • Accelerated drive to include more women in variety of positions across business functions
  • Large-scale recruitment of female sales executives in retail network 7 Feb 2023 Read more

  • Kia South Africa welcomes Toni Herbst as PR, communications and events manager
    Kia South Africa is proud to welcome Toni Herbst to the brand as its new PR, commucations and events Manager, effective 1 February 2023. She will report to Kia's head of marketing, Christo Valentyn, and look after Kia South Africa's public relations, communications and event activities, including press relations, new vehicle launches and test drive events. 2 Feb 2023 Read more

    Kia South Africa launches road trip anthem campaign
    For the past 24 years, Kia South Africa has been a part of the unique journeys that see South Africans moving across the country. Whether it is travelling to visit family during the festive season, the daily school run or a trip to the grocery store, our daily commutes are always inspired by the people we're with, the places we explore, and the memories made along the way. 9 Jan 2023 Read more

    #BizTrends2023: Key trends in the automotive industry for 2023
    January sees thousands of journalists, enthusiasts and industry representatives descend into Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It's a fascinating event where technology-based visions of the future is presented and admired and has always had a strong representation from the automotive industry. This year is no exception, with a myriad of future mobility solutions on display. 9 Jan 2023 Read more

    2022 Seven7 Drive raises more than R60,000 for Cupcakes of Hope in aid of childhood cancer
  • Annual Seven7 Drive completes seven-day adventure across South Africa in aid of childhood cancer awareness
  • New fundraising initiatives raise a total of R60,700 for Cupcake of Hope 28 Sep 2022 Read more

  • Kia Edenvale takes top honours in the 2022 Kia Dealer of the Year Awards
  • Kia Dealer of the Year Awards recognise and reward dealerships excelling in sales, after sales and service operations
  • Inspiration awards highlight stellar individual achievements 13 Sep 2022 Read more

  • Start living with the new Kia Sonet turbo
  • New 1.0 T-GDi EX and EX+ derivatives supplement popular 1.5 LX and EX models
  • Flagship EX+ trim level adds myriad luxury, convenience and safety items
  • Turbocharged petrol engine boasts effortless performance 11 Jul 2022 Read more

  • Kia again donates a Picanto to Beeld Children's Fund to raise money for vulnerable South Africans
  • A Kia Picanto 1.0 Start will once again be the grand prize in the fund's annual raffle
  • Since its inception in 1977, the fund has helped more than 200,000 children 21 Jun 2022 Read more

  • Kia wins 2022 Red Dot Award for 'EV6 Unplugged Ground'
    • 'Best of the Best' title for Kia's brand cultural space in the 'Interior Architecture and Interior Design' category
    • Seoul-based complex a place for people to experience the EV6 firsthand in fun and imaginative ways
    • Kia EV6 also claims two Red Dot 'Best of the Best' and 'Innovative Products' awards
     1 Apr 2022 Read more

    Kia EV6 triumphs in 2022 Red Dot Design Awards
    • Kia EV6 electric crossover takes overall victory in prestigious Red Dot Awards with 'Best of the Best' title
    • The 2022 European Car of the Year champion also claims the Red Dot 'Innovative Products' award
    • Since 2009, Kia has celebrated 27 successes in the renowned international design competition
     22 Mar 2022 Read more

    Hyundai Motor Group's Luc Donckerwolke named World Car Person of the Year 2022
    • CCO of Kia Corporation's parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, honoured with prestigious award.
    • World Car Person of the Year celebrates significant annual automotive contributions.
    • Kia's advanced EV6 recognised by jury panel.
     25 Feb 2022 Read more

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