Articles about Kia Philippines

The Stinger has arrived, and it’s here to stay
We're dreamers over here at Top Gear PH. Why else would we be in this line of work, if not to live out our fantasies of being around cars?If we had to guess, we'd say that the people over
In case you’re wondering, this is what a performance sedan is all about
It only takes a few moments for me to realize I'm driving something special. The control surfaces and where your body makes contact with the car should communicate the essence of the vehicle immediately. If, as a driver, you can tell
Limited to just 800 units
Not that this concerns us, since all the Stinger units heading to our market are rear-wheel drive (RWD), but Kia has unveiled a variant of its new sports sedan that mixes all-wheel drive (AWD) stability with RWD drift-ability.It'
Well, are they?
There's a growing trend within the Philippine automotive industry that you might have noticed: Major brands injecting new life into their local lineups using more affordable Chinese-made cars.Volkswagen Philippines spearheaded the movement when it replaced its entire Philippine stable
It’s a good time to buy a car
Kia PH unveiled the Stinger performance sedan to much fanfare on the opening day of the 2019 Manila International Motor Show (MIAS), but that's not the only thing to be excited about. AC Industrials, Kia's official distributor, is taking the
Is it as comfy as it is fun?
The recent reveal of the Kia Stinger at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) was pretty big news, and for good reason: For every sarcastic "Mata-traffic lang yan sa EDSA" comment that a performance-car story gets, you get one
Will the compact-sedan segment experience a comeback?
Remember the Kia Forte? It was the Korean car manufacturer's compact offering a few years back, before the nameplate faded into obscurity and was eventually discontinued in the Philippines.It was a shame seeing the Forte go. We even went so
The wait is over
The relaunch of Kia Philippines has been nothing short of swift. Ever since the Ayala Group took over the official local distributorship, the Korean brand has been aggressive in its efforts to penetrate the car-buying market.Now, it has revealed perhaps
If our hunch is right, the show will be rather exciting
The 2019 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) kicks off on April 4. As always, we'll be live on the showroom floor to give you guys the latest about the new cars to hit our market.But before the show starts, there
Definitely worth a look
Ah, the Soluto. Upon first glance, it's a budget-friendly subcompact sedan that's decently spec'd and nicely designed-two qualities that very few, if any, locally available cars manufactured in China possess.Yes, the Soluto-just like plenty of
How the subcompact sedan plans to reinvigorate the Korean brand
Kia Philippines wants to re-establish its market presence
Backed by the financial might of the Ayala Corporation, Kia Philippines continues to re-establish its market presence with its ongoing roadshow to different parts of the country. The first provincial stop was in Cebu, and we were part of the small
The Picanto now starts at just P590,000
Apparently Kia Philippines wasn't done with bringing in just the Soluto. As part of the Korean brand's local relaunch (it's now under the Ayala Corporation), it has revamped its entire Philippine lineup.New prices, new variants and face-lifted
Looking for a budget-friendly daily driver?
After months of anticipation, Kia has finally been relaunched in the Philippine market under the Ayala Corporation subsidiary AC Industrials.To mark the occasion, the company has brought in a new, budget-friendly subcompact sedan. It's called the Soluto, and given
From the perspective of a college student
The Kia Pride was literally flying off the shelves to be used as taxicab, fleet service and the 'official' automobile for med reps, and more importantly, to transport young college students.It was a simple car that got you from point A
Let the guessing game begin
Earlier this month, we reported that the Ayala Corporation, through its subsidiary AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc. (AC Industrials), is now the distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines.The development finally ends months of uncertainty regarding the state of the Korean
After months of speculation
After months of speculation, it's finally official: The Ayala Corporation, through its subsidiary AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc., is now the official local distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines.This was confirmed in a company disclosure posted in the Philippine
It’s a different perspective
When Top Gear PH asked if I could review a car for them, I thought at first that I was being taken for a ride. My knowledge of the inner workings of a car is pretty much at par with what I
Ayala to acquire 65% of Columbian Autocar
Rumors have been swirling for months that the Ayala Group wants to acquire the local distribution rights to Kia. The company confirmed as much back in February. Now it seems that those talks are coming to fruition. Philstar reports that the conglomerate
A Korean badge with European styling
It's hard to believe that the present-day Kia Picanto shares a heritage with the Pride from decades back. That old hatchback sold well thanks to its interior space and price point, but it wasn't exactly what you'd call
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