Kia Canada Announces Pricing for All-New 2020 Kia Telluride SUV

  • Largest Kia ever is a versatile seven or eight seater SUV that provides all the comfort and technology needed for Canadian families looking to explore in style
  • Loaded with safety and convenience technologies to keep life’s most precious
    cargo safe and comfortable through all driving conditions
  • All-Wheel Drive, “Terrain” modes and a potent 3.8-litre GDI V6 delivering 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque enable Telluride to tackle Canada’s more rugged trips

(TORONTO) March 20, 2019: Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) today announced pricing for the 2020 Kia Telluride that will arrive in dealerships this month, ushering in a great new option for Canadian families that work hard and deserve the best of technology, features and style for their active lives. Offered in one engine and three trim levels (EX, SX and SX Limited), the new Kia Telluride will feature a starting MSRP of $44,995.

“Telluride is the ultimate solution for active families that deserve the latest technologies and features all wrapped in a gorgeous interior and exterior design,” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. “Starting at just $44,995 and coming from the brand that continues to lead the industry in quality, the all-new Kia Telluride is here to raise the bar in the SUV segment.”

The MSRP for the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride will be as follows, with further details attached:

  • 2020 Kia Telluride EX AWD: $44,995
  • 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD: $49,995
  • 2020 Kia Telluride SX Limited AWD: $53,995 (arriving later this Spring)

For more information on the Kia Telluride, please visit Kia Canada’s media site at KiaMedia.ca.

About Kia Canada Inc.

Kia Canada Inc. (KCI), established in 1999 and celebrating 20 years in Canada, is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) based in Seoul, South Korea. Kia’s full line of award-winning vehicles offers world-class quality and customer satisfaction through a network of 193 dealers nationwide. The company employs 170 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters, various locations across Canada and at its regional office in Montreal, Quebec. Kia’s brand slogan “The Power to Surprise” represents the company’s global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation. From compact to crossover to industry leading EV’s, every Kia delivers an extraordinary combination of precision engineering, outstanding performance, innovative features, and advanced safety systems. Having sold close to one million vehicles, popular Canadian models include Soul, Sportage, Sorento, Forte – winner of 2019 AJAC Best Small Car and Stinger – winner 2019 AJAC Car of the Year. To learn more about the Kia advantage, visit kia.ca or Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Mark James
Corporate Communications Manager
Kia Canada Inc.
T: 905-755-6251; E: mjames@kia.ca

Imagine by Kia: a new all-electric concept car revealed

5 March 2019 – Kia Motors has revealed its new all-electric concept car, ‘Imagine by Kia’, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.

“Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer. We believe that there’s absolutely no reason why that should change simply because the car is electric,” says Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe. “That’s why our all-electric concept is designed to not only get your pulse racing, but to also signpost our holistic and emotional approach to electrification.”

“Today’s drivers understandably have many questions about electric cars. They’re concerned about range, the recharging network, and whether electric cars will still be dynamic and engaging to drive. So, when we first started thinking about this concept and imagining what its role would be, we knew that the best way to answer those questions and address those concerns was by approaching electrification purely from an emotional point of view.”

This human-centric attitude is perfectly aligned with Kia’s attitude on automotive design, as Guillaume explains. “When they talk about their electric cars, many carmakers promote the same rational and empirical data-driven messages as they do with their internal combustion engined cars, such as range, economy and performance criteria.”

“Kia prides itself on its power to surprise, which is why we wanted to move away from the rational and focus on the emotional, and embrace a warmer and more human approach to electrification. After all, electricity is found within every atom, it’s the energy that flows within us and around us on our planet. Harnessing its potential has propelled us forward from one innovation to the next,” says Guillaume.

A visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of electrification, Imagine by Kia is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car. Unlike the award-winning e-Niro electric crossover, which is based on the existing architecture of the hybrid-powered Niro, Imagine by Kia is underpinned by a low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain.

Coherently drawing together elements of a muscular sports utility vehicle, a sleek and athletic family saloon, and a versatile and spacious crossover, Imagine by Kia is intentionally designed to not sit within the industry’s predefined vehicle categories.

“It’s a large C-segment car – the vehicle size that’s incredibly popular in Europe – but the only things it holds on to are Kia’s brand values,” explains Guillaume. “It hints at something familiar, but is something entirely new. I think of it as a category-buster, and a disruptor – it’s familiar and understood but at the same time progressive and new.”

Intelligently reinterpreting Kia’s iconic ‘tiger nose’ grille, Imagine by Kia features a bold new illuminated ‘tiger mask’ that encircles the main LED headlamp units. Separated by horizontal ‘eyelids’, the dipped and main beam units are housed with a single block of clear acrylic glass, creating the effect of piercing eyes floating free of visible support. This striking ‘tiger mask’ creates a distinctive and recognisable lighting motif that instantly marks this out as a Kia for the 21st Century.

“The inspiration for the ‘tiger mask’ was to create the look and feel of the headlamps being suspended within a transparent block of glass,” explains Guillaume. “This identifiable lighting signature could potentially be deployed as a unifying design element across Kia’s future electric vehicle range.”

The human approach to the design is encapsulated by the ruches adorning its front air-curtain and flanks. Each impulse ripple has a different length and is positioned at a different angle to the next so that light falling on the car’s flanks constantly creates the impression of movement.

“There’s a great sense of tension and purity in the car’s tautly-drawn sheetmetal and the crisp shoulder-line crease that runs around the entire car. I wanted to introduce an element to create a rippling effect in the metal, much like the shockwaves you would see if you threw a stone into a perfectly still mountain lake,” Guillaume says.

The paintwork is a further example of warmth and approachability. Six hand-applied layers of chrome-effect silver paint are covered in a tanned bronze tint that looks warm and inviting to the touch. Highly sensitive to changing light conditions, the depth and sheen further enhances the concept’s curves and contours.

A single sheet of glass is used for both the windscreen and roof, flowing from the base of the A-pillar and over the cabin to create a vast sky-window, before tapering into a double-bubble over the rear passenger compartment. The rakishness of the car’s high shoulders and narrow glasshouse are further enhanced by an illuminated dynamic streak that draws the eye from the A-pillar into the C-pillar, ending with an integrated lateral turn signal.

The front turn signals, located high up on the sharp-edged bonnet, feature illuminated glowing elements that appear to float in fins of clear acrylic glass. The rear lights are equally compelling. The turn signals are housed within deep-set tunnels to create a three-dimensional effect, with the looped lights extending outwards as they grow in size. Horizontal wrap-around brake light strips create a visual link with the Kia Stinger.

The lighting systems play a key role in underlining the concept car’s friendliness and accessibility. “The flush-fitting Kia script on the front of the concept lights up and glows as the driver approaches the car, followed by the illuminated tiger mask – a welcoming gesture to the driver at the start of the journey,” explains Guillaume.

Even the wheels contribute to the visual relationship that the car has with the movement of light. Each of the 22-inch alloy wheels has four flush inserts of transparent acrylic glass, polished at the front and diamond cross-cut at the back, to reflect and refract the light, much like a cut diamond would, as the wheels move. The wheels themselves are shod with bespoke Goodyear 255/35 R22 Intelligrip EV concept tyres.*

Guillaume and his design team also focused a great deal of their attention on the vehicle’s aerodynamics, ensuring the car sliced as cleanly as possible through the air to reduce turbulence and extend its range.

“The front air curtain; the way the double-skin bonnet channels air through the nose, up and over the front screen and roof; the double skinned C-pillar that creates an air spoiler; the completely enclosed underbody; the wind-cheating ‘wingcams’ and the hard-edged break-away around the car’s rear – all these features collectively boost aerodynamic efficiency and reduce turbulence and drag,” Guillaume explains.

“We wanted the interior to have a twinkle in its eye, to be full of surprising and delightful touches that amuse, engage and attract both driver and passenger alike,” explains Ralph Kluge, Kia Motors Europe’s general manager of interior design.

The layout of the powertrain created a chassis architecture that is distinctly different to that of a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. It’s a layout that Guillaume and his team fully exploited to maximise cabin space and create an airy and spacious interior – and one with a wry sense of humour, too.

21 individual ultra high-resolution screens curve their synchronised way across the top of the dashboard in a layout that’s at the same time both casual and co-ordinated. It takes just a single glance to understand what Kluge means. “These 21 incredibly thin screens are a humorous and irreverent riposte to the on-going competition between some automotive manufacturers to see who can produce the car with the biggest screen,” says Kluge.

They may form a striking sculptural feature that neatly ties in with the rippling and light-reflecting exterior design motifs, but this screen-wall is also highly functional. It effectively creates a single unified display from the driver’s point of view, without the ever-increasing bulk and rigidity of traditional in-car displays – a fresh and witty approach on how to move away from traditional fixed screens.

“It’s an immersive display delivering information on the car’s climate control, birds-eye navigation, drive and media systems. The screens will also display a raft of Kia concepts from years gone by to create an emotional link between past, present and future,” says Kluge. “With this arresting combination of artistry and information we’re drawing on memories of our past in a car that’s heading straight into our future.”

The cabin’s sense of light-heartedness is underpinned by the striking shockwave design of the four leather and silk-covered seats. “We wanted to create a polarity between how the chairs look and feel. Their diamond cross-cut shells look slim and lightweight but they are actually incredibly strong and robust,” adds Kluge, “and when you sit in them, you discover that the seats are very comfortable and supportive.”

The cabin’s airy atmosphere is further enhanced by the floating centre console that, like a wing, hovers independently above the low and flat floor. The doors – rear-hinged at the back for greater access – are swathed in a metallic fabric and leather, visually splitting the cabin into two distinct upper and lower levels. “The goal was to create an interior that felt de-cluttered rather than de-contented,” says Kluge. “This approach is also reflected in the tactile sculpted steering wheel and the pedals that are recessed when the car is stationary.”

The versatility of the all-electric architecture has not only enabled the Kia design team to create this open and spacious interior for passengers, but also for their luggage. Imagine by Kia boasts two capacious loadbays: a ‘frunk’ front trunk and a traditional rear storage area accessed through the glass hatch.

“As you all know, Kia prides itself on our power to surprise, and it’s this unorthodox approach that fired our collective imagination, moving us away from the rational, to embrace a warmer and more human approach to electrification,” says Guillaume.

“We imagined designing an all-electric car that not only answered consumer concerns around range, performance, recharging networks and driving dynamism, but one that also gave you goose bumps when you looked at it, and made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you drove it.

“We imagined a future where engaging and dynamic cars like this were an integral part of our transport requirements. So it will come as no surprise then that we have named our new concept ‘Imagine by Kia’. And its message is clear,” says Guillaume. “It’s time to free your imagination, to stop wondering and to start driving!”

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About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca – www.facebook.com/kiacanada ) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 188 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 160 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, including a state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia’s brand slogan “The Power to Surprise” represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

For more information about Kia Canada and our products, please visit our Media Centre at KiaMedia.ca or contact:

Mark James
Corporate Communications Manager
Kia Canada Inc.
T: 905-755-6251
E: mjames@kia.ca

2020 Kia Telluride

Versatile new 8-seater SUV provides all the comfort and technology needed for Canadian families looking to explore in style.

Explore Possibilities Technology Brings.

Take your family on board

  • One touch walk-in sliding seats
  • 6 USB ports
  • Driver Talk
  • Quiet Mode
  • Wind-free Roof Vent

Enjoy the ride

  • 10.25” multimedia interface with integrated navigation
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Autosmartphone integration2,3
  • Drive/Terrain Mode

Drive Safely

  • Highway Drive Assist (HDA)4
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)4
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)4
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)5
  • Blind View Monitor4

Kia Forte and Kia Stinger are Canada’s Best Small Car and Best Large Car for 2019

Montreal, QC – January 17, 2019 – At a presentation today in Montreal, the Kia Forte has been named Best Small Car in Canada for 2019 and the Kia Stinger has been named Best Large Car in Canada for 2019, winning their respective categories as part of the judging for AJAC’s Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year and qualifying them both for the overall awards to be named in February.

Bringing home both mainstream car awards is a huge accomplishment for the brand and a testament to the award-winning design and quality investments that Kia has, and continues to put into its entire lineup of vehicles. For Canadians that have not yet considered a Kia, the awards are yet another reason to look at the brand with the ‘Power to Surprise.’ Both vehicles will be on display at this year’s Canadian auto shows and are currently available in dealerships across the country.

“We’re grateful to all of AJAC’s voting journalists for recognizing the Forte and Stinger as the best cars in their categories” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada. “Kia is focused on bringing safe, high-quality vehicles that look great and fit the lives of Canadians so it is a wonderful honour to see that so that many of Canada’s top automotive experts believe that our cars are hitting the target above some great competition in the market.”

Winning their respective categories also means that both the Kia Forte and Kia Stinger are two of five contenders for the AJAC Canadian Car of the Year award that will be presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 14.

“It’s a great achievement for a vehicle to win one of AJAC’s coveted Canadian Car of the Year awards, but it’s exceptional for the same automaker to make two award-winning vehicles in the same year,” said Mark Richardson, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. “Congratulations to Kia for the well-deserved success of the Stinger and Forte.”

Kia Niro named Canadian green utility vehicle of the year

Kia Niro Ajac

(TORONTO) April 5, 2018 – Kia Canada is proud to accept the 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year for the 2018 Kia Niro, presented by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Vancouver International Auto Show last week.

“We’d like to thank the members of AJAC for their diligent testing and are extremely proud to accept this award and to be recognized by so many of the country’s top automotive journalists,” said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and COO, Kia Canada Inc. “This award helps to demonstrate that Kia is a brand focused on both providing fun and exciting vehicles that meet the needs of Canadian drivers, and delivering innovative technologies to help the environment and future generations.”

Roomy, versatile, and fuel-efficient, the 2018 Kia Niro joined the lineup last year as a capable crossover-hybrid and already has a number of awards to its name. This fall, Kia will introduce a new plug-in version of the vehicle that will add even more fuel efficiency while maintaining the same great style and functionality. Over the winter, a pure electric EV version of the Niro will also come to Canada with extended range even more advanced technology.

Stylish Safety of the 2018 Sorento

Vehicle designers are constantly striving to improve the way we drive on the road. From self-driving cars to rear-view cameras, the goal is to make driving less stressful and far easier. The 2018 Kia Sorento is no exception and has a plethora of safety features that will make any driver speechless.

 

Let There Be Light

 

Driving at night can be hazardous to both drivers and others on the road. The Sorento is has customized its lighting system to adjust in low and high traffic areas. For low traffic areas with poor visibility, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers Dynamic Bending light technology in its High-Intensity Discharge headlights, which increases your field of vision by allowing you to see light at different angles on the road. In high traffic areas, the headlights automatically dim, keeping drivers from constantly having to remember to switch between high beams and low beams at night.

Safe Distances

 

Another safety feature of the Sorento involves auto detection for both front, the sides, and the rear of the vehicle. When using its Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) feature, the vehicle uses radar to automatically detect distance and ensure that you are not following a vehicle too closely. The vehicle also features an audio and visual Lane Departure Warning System. Finally, this Kia is also equipped with a Rear Parking Assist System with sensors that detect when objects are too close. So you’re covered on all sides.

 

Wonder Windows

 

Anyone with small children can appreciate this feature. It’s true that today, most cars come standard with automatic windows. But how many cars can boast of having a feature that stops a window in mid-motion when an object is detected in close proximity? In the case of the newest Sorento, it is a safety feature that can console anyone afraid of getting arms or fingers caught.

 

The 2018 Kia Sorento is designed with stylish safety in mind for everyone. Visit Bessada Kia to experience these innovations for yourself.

3 Things to Know About the Kia Sportage

There are a number of great features in the new 2018 Kia Sportage available at your local Bessada Kia. In fact we encourage you to come on down to the dealership and take a look for yourself. Our friendly staff would be happy to answer your questions and walk you through this latest model, including three great features we think you may want to know about.

Great Style

 

Three models are available with the new Kia. Color options include seven to ten exterior choices depending on your model type, and two to three interior options. With sleek lines and either chrome or gloss black finishing, you can find a model to fit your style. Models come with a center armrest that includes space for storage and a cup holder, glove box illumination, and a sunglasses holder for your convenience.

 

Build for Performance

 

The new Kia Sportage is built for performance. At 6,000 rpm Models can reach 181hp with 175 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Front wheel drive comes standard with an option to include all-wheel drive for those who travel over rough terrain. The Kia Sportage also has the capacity to tow 2,000 lbs when trailer brakes are in use.

 

Safety Features

 

Safety is important to everyone at Kia from the designers to sales representatives. That’s why we’re proud to announce that the new Sportage has earned the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The tested car was equipped with the front crash prevention system which is an option on all models. Safety features also include airbags, a roll over sensor, 3-point seatbelts, and front and rear crumple zones designed to take damage while keeping you safe.

With style, performance and safety features the 2018 Kia Sportage can be a great car for anyone. We hope you’re as excited about this new vehicle as we are, and our friendly dealership staff can help answer your questions about this car. We can even schedule a test drive if you’d like to see what it feels like to get behind the wheel.

What Makes the 2018 Kia Stinger a Great Car Choice?

If you’re ready to purchase a new vehicle, you’re probably looking for recommendations based on the quality, features, and overall appearance of the different cars on the market. The 2018 Kia Stinger is a popular choice for several reasons. It has a lot to offer to those who are interested in driving around in a budget-friendly sedan.

It’s Affordable

 

When shopping around for a new vehicle, most drivers are paying close attention to the cost. They want to find something that is listed at a reasonable price, but they want to make sure they’re spending that money on something that is going to run reliably. Not only does the Kia Stinger run smoothly, it doesn’t cost as much as the competition, making it a great bargain vehicle.

 

It’s Spacious

 

It may be a sedan but that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough space for each passenger to sit comfortably. This version of the Kia is known for its spacious and adjustable seating options that provide passengers with plenty of leg room. Passengers can sit comfortably instead of dealing with their knees hitting the driver’s seat.

 

It Comes With Convenient Safety Features

 

Driving a vehicle that is going to keep you safe is essential. Some vehicles come equipped with better safety features than others. The Kia Stinger comes equipped with full-length side airbags, cornering brake control, traction control systems, and child safety locks that would prevent young children from easily opening the doors while driving. If you have children, you know how important this feature is because you wouldn’t want your child to unexpectedly grab at the door handle and open it on you.

 

The Kia Stinger is a great vehicle worth purchasing if you want to drive something that is safe, affordable, and quite spacious. Here at Bessada Kia, you can look at our inventory and get a feel for the Stinger firsthand by going for a test drive.

Choosing a Hybrid SUV

When you are looking for a hybrid SUV, you are probably looking for a vehicle which can hold your whole family, have excellent mileage and be aesthetically pleasing. The 2018 Kia Niro can meet all those needs and we can help you get into the right financing plan for your new Niro. One of the best uses of a hybrid SUV is carpooling, followed closely by road-tripping because these vehicles can really save you money on fuel.

 

Size

 

A hybrid SUV is usually on the smaller side of SUVs because hybrids do not necessarily have the pulling power of a larger vehicle. This isn’t to say that the Niro doesn’t have the get-up-and-go that you expect because hybrid engines are improving every year. Bessada Kia can help you find the right size and engine type for your SUV needs, and even help you get the package features and colors that you want. Despite the smaller size of this SUV, the Niro offers a bit more leg room for the rear seat and a slightly smaller cargo area. This makes for an ideal carpool vehicle with excellent gas mileage and a professional aesthetic.

 

Specs

 

Most hybrids will have similar specs in that they use a combination of gasoline and electricity as fuel, the Niro is no different. It has a couple of different engine sizes that you can choose from with the trim packages as well as push-button start and other features. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to go over the different trim packages and specifications with you to find the best fit for your needs.

 

When you are looking for a hybrid SUV, it is a good idea to keep the 2018 Kia Niro in mind. When you come down to the lot we can show you all the features which make this the right size SUV with the right specifications to fit your needs. We can even help you get the right financing you need for your situation and ride.

2018 Kia Cadenza

A Dynamic Duo In One Sedan

 

Kia Motors is being recognized as a strong contender among car purchasers as a popular choice with models suited to all types of drivers. In particular, the 2018 Cadenza draws interest for its family friendly features. If you’re looking to swap out your SUV for a well-appointed sedan, consider the benefits of a Cadenza model.

 

Roomy and Functional

 

The Cadenza is a highly serviceable, yet affordable executive sedan with numerous options making it stand out among its competitors in its category. Both front and rear seats are not only comfortable with leg room to spare, but also offer a range of adjustments for maximum comfort. Seats can even be heated and ventilated. The trunk is roomy enough to accommodate golf bags when entertaining clients during the workweek and children’s playtime gear for the weekend.

 

Dependability With Safety

 

Kia has a solid reputation for safety, and the Cadenza combines this with reliability which is another important feature in a family vehicle. The innovative auto features a rear camera in addition to a blind spot detector. Both handy when handling tight parking spaces and lane merges. In addition, the Cadenza’s lane change assist and lane departure warning features further assist drivers with tricky merge maneuvers.

 

Suitable Family Features

 

Adding to the benefits of Cadenza’s safety features are some family friendly features which young families would love. Among them are connectors for children’s car seats located in the auto’s rear seats. Kia has made these easy to access and convenient to use.

 

 

The 2018 Cadenza offers the duality of a roomy, yet elegant sedan coupled with safety, reliability and family friendly fixtures. Combining functional roominess with innovative technology and a sleek design make this Kia model an ideal vehicle. Experience the Cadenza for yourself and talk with the team at Besseda Kia and you’ll likely agree it would make an excellent choice for your lifestyle.