KIA at the Johannesburg Boat Show



  • All-new Sorento and Grand Sedona spearheads KIA’s all-new lifestyle enhancing utility line-up at 2015 Johannesburg Boat Show


(JOHANNESBURG) August 13, 2015 – KIA Motors will be out in full force at the 2015 Johannesburg Boat Show, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (NASREC) this weekend, 14 to 16 August 2015, with the recently introduced KIA Sorento and KIA Grand Sedona taking pride of place on the Korean automaker’s stand.

The all-new KIA Sorento, launched at the end of June, has been extremely well-received in the month since its launch, and will lead the way as KIA’s flagship SUV. On display will be a range-topping seven-seat Sorento 2.2 CRDi SX AWD, as well as the modified Seven7 KIA Sorento 2.4 LS – the entry-level, front-wheel drive Sorento that travelled nearly 7 000km to  conquer seven southern African countries in just seven days, including the revered Sani Pass that connects South Africa to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.


Joining the two Sorento’s on display is KIA’s all-new Grand Sedona in seven-seat 2.2 CRDi SXL trim. Introduced to the market a mere fortnight ago, the Grand Sedona has already made a massive impact with its eye-catching exterior design, high quality interior and above-average versatility and practicality, and is well regarded as the ultimate family vehicle.


“With the recent launch of the all-new Grand Sedona, the last model in the KIA line-up to receive the Peter Schreyer design treatment, we are excited to present our entire award-winning line-up to visitors of the Johannesburg Boat Show,” says David Sieff, Marketing Director for KIA Motors South Africa. “Blessed with great weather and one of the most beautiful countries in the world, our range of vehicles are lifestyle enablers. From the Soul and Sportage to the all-new Sorento and Grand Sedona, there’s a KIA to complement your needs and lifestyle.”


To emphasise the versatility of KIA’s line-up, the sporty KIA Cerato Koup will round off the brand’s display at the Johannesburg Boat Show this weekend. With its sleek coupe body style and turbocharged1,6-litre GDI engine, which develops a healthy 152 kW of power, the Cerato Koup is as much an urban cruiser as a road trip hero, thanks to its smooth power delivery, full seating for four and excellent rear legroom.


In addition, the entire KIA line-up will also be available for test drive purposes thanks to the innovative KIA on Tour fleet’s attendance. From the spunky Picanto and stylish Rio, the class-leading Cerato and Cerato Koup, to the awesome KIA Soul, KIA Sportage, the all-new KIA Sorento and all-new KIA Grand Sedona, visitors to the Johannesburg Boat Show can experience KIA’s award-winning model line-up – and the brand’s ‘Power to Surprise’ – for themselves.


The Johannesburg Boat Show takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (NASREC) from Friday, 14 August 2015, to Sunday, 16 August. Gates open at 09:00, and tickets are available at the gate.