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2018 Kia Ray Facelift Unveiled In South Korea 13
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Ray, Kia Videos, Korea, video on 12 13th, 2017

Following a preview earlier this month, Kia has officially unveiled the updated Ray in South Korea.

Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted model has a new front fascia with a revised grille, circular fog lights, and restyled headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The Ray has also been equipped with a modified rear bumper, updated taillights, and new 15-inch alloy wheels. A variety of customization options will be available including contrasting colors for the roof, grille, mirror caps, and tailgate appliqué.

The interior largely carries over but drivers will find a new three-spoke steering wheel, a revised gear knob, and additional metallic accents. The Ray also offers a seven-inch infotainment system as well as an assortment of options such as mood lighting and color contrasting floor mats.

Speaking of options, the Ray will be available with a pet-friendly package that includes a removable cage, a rear seat cover, and a “fence” that separates the first and second row. Customers can also order a new “trendy” trim which adds faux leather seats with a heated front row.

Kia declined to give detailed performance specifications but the car can be ordered with an improved 1.0-liter petrol engine that produces up to 78 PS (57 kW).

Pricing starts at 13.15 million won ($12,098) while a van variant will also be available for as little as 12.1 million won ($11,132).


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Updated Kia Ray Teased Before Launch Later This Month 8
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Kia, Kia Ray, Korea, Reports on 12 8th, 2017

Kia has released a pair of teaser images showcasing the next-generation Ray city car, set to premiere before the end of 2017.

These images were shared on Facebook by Hyundai and reveal a comprehensive makeover that’s sure to freshen-up the rather bland five-door, currently sold in South Korea.

Up front, the new Ray will adopt a split front grille design as well as circular fog lights on either side of the front bumper. Also visible are projector headlights and LED daytime running lights. Elsewhere, we can see a set of intriguing black and silver wheels, a floating roof design and refined taillights.

Unbeknownst to many, the current Kia Ray was actually the firm’s first production battery electric vehicle and is sold with a 67 hp electric motor and 16.4 kWh battery providing roughly 86 miles (138 km) of charge. Offered alongside the electric variant is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder in both petrol and petrol/LPG guises.

It remains to be seen if the new car will be sold with these same powertrains but we’ll find out son enough.