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Kia Stinger

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative

 


The new Kia Stinger
 

Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam recently launched a powerful all-new fastback sports sedan – the KIA STINGER. It was first unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Kia’s powerful new fastback sports sedan channels the spirit of historic grand tourers – powerful, elegant vehicles capable of moving their owners in style, at speed. At every stage of development, the Stinger has been designed and engineered to be the perfect gran turismo. The car features a head-turning aesthetic, ample room to accommodate five occupants and their luggage, a stable, unruffled ride, and nimble handling with engaging, rear-biased power delivery.

In Brunei, the Stinger will be available with a choice of two engines: a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine (255 ps power output, and 353 Nm maximum torque) and a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. The 3.3-liter engine produces 370 ps with a maximum torque output of 510 Nm, and accelerates from 0-to-100 kph in 5.1 seconds – making it the fastest accelerating and most powerful car Kia has ever produced.

The Kia Stinger is available in rear-wheel drive and equipped with a range of active safety systems, an electronically-adjustable suspension system (Dynamic Stability Damping Control), and a five Drive Mode Select system.

The Stinger is the result of years of dedicated design and development work. “The Kia Stinger represents a number of firsts for Kia Motors. Not only is it the brand’s first fastback sports sedan but it is also Kia’s first truly dedicated, and the highest, performance model to date. Countless decisions regarding design and engineering were made during the car’s conception in order to generate true heart-pounding performance,” said Mr Frankie Ho, Managing Director of Grand Motors during the launch last 7 October.

Kia Stinger is a product of passion. Designed and engineered to head-turning perfection, the Stinger represents the realization of a longstanding dream for Kia’s design team. With an eye-catchingly stunning design and groundbreaking performance, the Stinger marks a turn in design direction that Kia has never taken before. World renowned Kia big names including Peter Schreyer, Gregory Guillaume and Albert Biermann have laboured over the vehicle’s conception for years and there is no doubt that the final outcome of their collaboration has brought the Kia brand to another level.

For more information, visit our showroom in Beribi or call 261 3888 Ext 241 to book for test drive. Follow us in facebook or instagram @kiabrunei to know more details about our products and upcoming promotions.

 

 


He didn’t have much impression of Kia until he test drove the Kia Stinger. He was impressed and surprised with the specs.
 


Media test drive yesterday at Roasted Sip
 

Rano’s take: Freaking awesome!!! Who would have thought this monster can come from a Kia. The design itself have created a lot of comments when I posted on my IG and I know this car is gonna be a hit. During the launch last weekend, there are already two Kia Stingers on the road and Grand Motors Sdn Bhd has open for pre-orders. The other two units will be for the showroom and also for test drive.

I had the opportunity to test drive the Kia Stinger and it has what it takes to be competitive in their segment of twin turbo cars. It feels that Kia is breaking its tradition and entering the European segment. It’s quite responsive especially with the different driving modes available. I used the comfort and sports mode of course. Oh yea, not to forget the launch control 😀

Handling was good as well on sports mode. I feel safe while speeding (within speed limits :p). Ok, the Kia Stinger is powerful and fast. It doesn’t feel fast even though I was driving at 100kph. Go for a test drive and you will know what I mean 😀 Verdict: I never thought Kia would create such a pedigree. Maybe the most impressive car I’ve come across this year alone due to the surprise factor.

 

Who will fly to Korea?

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative

 


Group photo with the Kia management and representatives from Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd and LUB Enterprise
 

Customer loyalty is an important factor in building a brand. Kia understands the importance of customer’s needs and the value of creating good rapport with them. In order to show appreciation for Kia’s loyal customers, Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam launched the 2017 Kia Customer Loyalty Program last 19 June 2017.

BSB and KB customers who serviced their car at least 3 times from the authorised workshop and spent at least B$100 for service maintenance or repairs are entitled to participate in the draw. The promotion period was from 19 June to 25 July 2017. 20 out of the 300 customers were shortlisted last 26 July 2017 at the Kia Service Centre in Lambak Kanan. The names were drawn by Haji Zainie bin Suhaili, Commercial Executive of Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd and Mr. Hendry Ang, General Manager of LUB Enterprise. The shortlisted customers will be published in Thursday’s issue of Borneo Bulletin.

Grand draw will be on the 28th of July 2017, 10:00 AM at the Kia Service Centre in Lambak. Shortlisted customers will be informed through the contact numbers given. They must present their Brunei I/C on the day of the draw. Two lucky winners will stand a chance to win a 5-day tour in Korea which includes airfare, hotel accommodations and a cultural experience tour in the Korean Folk Village, Royal Palace & Insadong. Tour at the Hwaseong Plant and Hyundai Steel Plant are also arranged for them to get a complete feel and experience of Kia’s hospitality in its home country, Korea.

 

 


Mr. Hendry Ang, General Manager of LUB Enterprise drawing 10 names for the shortlisted customer
 


Around 300 customers entered the lucky draw competition
 


One of the authorized workshop for Kia at Lambak at Bandar
 

Kia On Tour & Test Drive

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, lifestyle

 

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Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the country is inviting you to a world of dynamic driving and more through the 2017 Kia On Tour & Test Drive. The first leg of this year-long event will be from 10 – 14 May at The Mall, Gadong and the test drive event on 14 May at the SEAMEO-VOCTECH Regional Centre from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

Kia On Tour & Test Drive is on its 4th year now of bringing Kia vehicles closer to its market. This nationwide tour will commence from May until October 2017. Kia will be visiting different districts in Brunei Darussalam – Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Kuala Belait. Customers will have the chance to explore Kia’s fun-to-drive vehicles and experience a dynamic driving adventure. Exclusive Kia Smartphone Speaker will be given to those who will test drive during the tour.

The 2017 Kia on Tour & Test Drive is part of the larger global roadshow project initiated by Kia Motors Corporation in Korea to enable the population in its network of dealers covering countries in the US, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and the Pacific to see, feel and experience Kia. It is part of Kia’s global commitment to surpass customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.

 

 

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Check out the Kia on Tour at the Mall from today till Sunday. Image courtesy of Mantuka.com
 

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It’s open to public from 10am to 10pm at The Mall
 

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Kia Smartphone Speaker (minus the phone hehe) will be given to those who will test drive during the tour
 

The all-new Kia Rio

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, lifestyle

 

 

 


Frankie Ho, Managing Director of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, Hj Shaiful Rizal bin Pehin Dato Dr Haji Ahmad, Executive Director of Grand Motors, Jacqueline Koh, Kia Sales Manager, Precious Casao, Marketing Manager of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd and Hj Shaiful Rizal bin Pehin Dato Dr Haji Ahmad, Executive Director of Grand Motors posing with the all-new Kia Rio
 

Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam reveals the all-new, 4th generation Kia Rio. It was first revealed in Paris at the 2016 Mondial de I’Automobile. Earlier this morning, the Kia Rio was launched at the showroom at Grand Motors.

So what’s new with the Kia Rio?

It has a new design of course, defined by straight lines and smooth surfacing, giving the car a distinctive, confident new look.

It has a progressive exterior design. At the front, the Rio wears the latest evolution of Kia’s tiger-nose grille, now thinner in height and wider across the front of the car. Integrated bi-function projection headlamps – again, thinner and more sculpted than those of is predecessor – project a new U-shaped LED light signature. Changes to the front of the car, including moving the fog lamps’ position outwards within the front bumper, are designed to add greater visual width for a more stable overall look. The new Rio grows by 5mm in width, further adding to this effect.

The rear section of the Rio is now more upright, with a near-vertical rear windscreen and a shorter overhang. It also features a new arrow-shaped LED light signature. Like the wider-looking “face” of the car, the rear design of the new Rio gives it a stronger overall appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

As for the cabin, it has been redefined, featuring sculptural forms and a more ergonomic layout than previous models.You will see the straight lines running the width of the dashboard characterize the shape of the interior, giving the cabin a wider appearance and increasing the sense of space for occupants. The dashboard is now angled towards the driver with a high resolution touchscreen to power the Rip’s audio and new connectivity systems.

The all-new Rio will offer buyers class-leading practicality and safety technology, the latest connectivity features and more assured and engaging ride and handling characteristics.

Did you know that the Kia Rio is Korean manufacturer’s global best-selling model with more than 473,000 sold around the world in 2015 alone? Awesome!!! Do check out the new Kia Rio at their showroom.

 

 


During the launch today, Grand Motors had some activities for the public such as hanna
 


There was also a pancake station
 


The crowd earlier this morning
 


Only for today that when you take a selfie and post on social media, you will get a portable speaker
 

 

Md Rafiuddin won a Kia Carnival

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in automative, Social News

 


Hj Mohammad @ Hj Ali Bin Hj Puting on behalf of his son receiving the mock key of the Kia Carnival earlier this morning
 

Kia marks its 20th anniversary in Brunei Darussalam through its promotion entitled “Kia’s 20th Anniversary”. 20 lucky customers out of almost 400 participants were shortlisted today, 9 January 2016 at their showroom in Beribi. These customers purchased Kia vehicles from 1 September to 31 December 2016. Each of them will bring home a prize on the grand draw slated in Friday, 13 January 2017 (today).

The prizes to be won are Apple products, Samsung gadgets, LG appliances, Harman/Kardon speakers, a trip for two to Seoul, South Korea and a brand new 8-seater KIA GRAND CARNIVAL 2.2L SX (A) CRDi.

Friday the 13th is a lucky day indeed for Md Rafiuddin Bin Hj Mohammad represented by his father Hj Mohammad @ Hj Ali Bin Hj Puting – he just won a brand new KIA GRAND CARNIVAL. Md Rafiuddin recently bought a Cerato last month at Kia Motors.

Present during the shortlisting were finance representatives –Hj Mohd Ali Hj Metussin, sales manager from Baiduri Finance Berhad and Asharul bin Norshahari Kamaluddin, assistant marketing and public relations manager from BIBD AT-Tamwil Berhad.

 


 

 


The top 20 winners for the Kia 20th Anniversary draw
 


He is one happy man and also for his son
 


2nd place winner who still won an awesome prize
 


The 20th consolation place. Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 watch by Tang Tong Kwong
 

 


Hj Abd Razak won an Apple Air Pad
 


Ainul Hafizah won BND 1,000 cash prize as a replacement for the discontinued Note 7
 


My former classmate Firdaus bin Pehin Dato Hj Abdullah won an Apple iPhone 6s Plus
 


Another iPhone winner
 


A winner for the Apple Macbook Pro 13”
 

 


All smiles from the grand winner
 

 

Kia Optima handed to ITBE

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in Social News

 


Group photo with IBTE and Kia management and the Kia Optima
 

Kia Motors Corporation through its distributor in Brunei Darussalam, Grand Motors Sdn Bhd handed over a brand new Kia Optima to IBTE School of Energy and Engineering Central Mechanical Campus last 28 September 2016. This brand new Kia Optima will serve as a training vehicle for the students of IBTE Pusat Latihan Mekanik so they will have a better understanding of the features and the technologies of the car. By providing this vehicle, the students will also be trained and prepared for actual work in the future.

“The Kia Optima represents Kia’s thrust towards groundbreaking design and technology. With its turnover to IBTE, we are hopeful that future generations of technicians will learn more about today’s technology and be able to apply this knowledge in the pursuit of their career paths” said Mr. Frankie Ho, Grand Motors’ Managing Director during the ceremony.

Present during the handing over ceremony were Dr. Sheikh Lukman Bin Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Principal of IBTE, Mr. Steve Lee, President of Kia Motors Corporation – Asia Regional Headquarters and the management of Grand Motors Sdn Bhd – Mr. Frankie Ho, Managing Director and Hj Shaiful Rizal Bin Pehin Dato Dr. Hj Ahmad, Executive.

 

 


Dr. Sheikh Lukman Bin Sheikh Abdul Hamid delivering his remarks
 


Mr. Steve Lee, President of Kia Motors Corporation – Asia Regional Headquarters, had a short remarks before the hand over
 


Mr. Steve Lee, President of Kia Motors Corporation – Asia Regional Headquarters (2nd from right) handing over the Kia Optima to Dr. Sheikh Lukman Bin Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Principal of IBTE (2nd from left) as Mr. Frankie Ho, Grand Motors’ Managing Director and Hj Shaiful Rizal Bin Pehin Dato Dr. Hj Ahmad, Executive looked on
 

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