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Welcome to the home of inspiring movement. Here you’ll find stories that align with our ‘Why’. This is the place to keep up to date with all the ways Kia is moving progress, inspiration and innovation within South Africa and across the globe. We love sharing what we’re working on. Experience Kia is a place where you can also ‘Drive’ our new vehicles from the comfort of your chair by staying up to date with new models, reviews and innovations in the Kia garage. If you’re looking to ‘Buy’ a Kia you’ll find details and advice on all things related to your potential purchase. We’re here to help. We believe owning a Kia should be easy. If you’re an owner #MyKia is the space for you to empower yourself to move with confidence through every step of your personal journey with us.

Kia donates a Picanto for the 5th consecutive year 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...

Kia to establish its first electric PBV plant as it accelerates electrified mobility

- Kia will establish its first manufacturing facility dedicated to producing electric Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs) - Kia’s foray into the PBV sector is a...

Kia partners with The Ocean Cleanup in journey to become a ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’

 - Kia signs seven-year Global Partnership with The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation that develops and scales technologies to rid the world’s oceans of...

Kia’s partnership with Bakwena results in fewer road fatalities this Easter period

Over the most recent Easter holiday period and the subsequent long weekend, Kia South Africa lent Bakwena six vehicles to patrol the N1N4 route....

Kia EV6 has a green spirit – sustainability goes beyond the powertrain

Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle, the EV6, is spearheading new sustainability initiatives that will evolve alongside Kia’s expanding electrified line-up. Progress on sustainability was...

Kia initiates ‘purpose-built vehicle’ strategy with launch of Niro Plus

 Kia has revealed the Niro Plus, its first ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV). As a Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider, Kia is exploring diverse ways to help...

Smile Foundation

Kia believes that we can assist in making joy visible through the smiles of our nation’s children, which is why we support Smile Foundation on an annual basis. The organisation has a comprehensive healthcare vision for children living with facial conditions, and facilitates surgery for children with treatable facial anomalies.

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Seven7 Drive for Kids with Cancer

Prevention is better than cure, which is why Kia was an inaugural partner to the annual Seven7 Drive for Kids with Cancer. Every year, we drive to seven cities in South Africa in seven days, visiting seven hospitals along the way, delivering toys & essentials to kids with cancer. In doing so, we not only raise awareness on early detection of childhood cancer, but also raise funds for Cupcakes of Hope.

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RADA is a non-profit organisation committed to the eradication of society’s gravest and most pressing social ills. RADA is your place of renewal, an acronym for rape, alcohol, drug, abuse. At RADA, the focus is on self-responsibility and self-awareness, an important attribute that can redefine the way we treat others. RADA’s healing approach resonates with Kia’s values, and we annually contribute financially to assist the organisation in delivering food and other essentials to their various adopted homes, centres and projects.

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Little Eden

With Kia’s South African Head Office based in Edenvale, Johannesburg, it’s important for us to also make a difference in the community we operate in. Little Eden aims to care, enhance and develop children as well as adults with profound intellectual disability to find joy in life, despite their limitations. Little Eden provides comfort, space and time for the children and adults, and we support them on this journey by fulfilling their requirements to keep the facility running.

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Home of Hope for Girls

Aligned with Kia’s goal of bettering the lives of those most vulnerable, our support of Home of Hope for Girls in Johannesburg allows us to assist in providing a safe haven to children and teens who have survived abusive situations, predominantly linked to child sex trafficking.

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Beeld Kinderfonds

At Kia, we believe in the betterment of opportunities for our nation’s youth, and remain committed to supporting established, credible organisations that align with this goal. Our support of the Beeld Kinderfonds, which supports the basic and therapeutic needs of many homeless, orphaned and disabled children, is an investment in the future of our nation.

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Kia donates a Picanto for the 5th consecutive year to Beeld...

- 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 15 June 2022 – Kia South Africa has reasserted its commitment to helping vulnerable South Africans by donating a Kia Picanto 1.0 START to the Beeld Children’s Fund. It is the fifth consecutive year that Kia provides a vehicle, which the Fund will once again use as the grand prize in its annual fundraising raffle. The raffle is also supported by radio station Radiosondergrense (RSG 100-104fm). “As a proudly South African company, Kia South Africa firmly believes children are the future of our beautiful country. We are therefore proud to help provide opportunities for them to flourish and succeed, and thank the Beeld Children’s Fund for allowing us to affect the lives of these kids in meaningful ways,” says Gary...