Naza Group has move further forward and become more active in Malaysia Automotive sector by introducing more kia latest competitive cars which is made by Koreans into Malaysia Market with the latets launch of Kia Forte 1.6 and Kia Forte 2.0 with the upcoming launch of other 4 kia Models which is Kia Sorento 2010, new Kia Sportage 2010, New Kia Soul and New Kia Forte Coupe. Read full news from Btimes below.
NAZA KIA LAUNCH NEW KIA SPORTAGE, SORENTO, SOUL & FORTE COUPE NEXT YEAR
The Naza group, through Naza Kia Sdn Bhd, will launch four Kia models next year as it seeks to double sales volume to 26,000 units, its chief said.
Two of the models will be replacements of the Sportage and Sorento multi-purpose vehicles, Naza group joint executive chairman SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin said yesterday after the launch of the Kia Forte in Kuala Lumpur.
The other two will be the all-new Kia Soul and a Forte coupe model.
“Next year will be an active year when we will go on to launch various new models in different segments,” he said.
Nasarudin expects 23 per cent of the group’s sales next year to come from the Forte, which Naza’s senior officials said represents the new design DNA of present and future Kia cars.
“We are optimistic of achieving 6,000-unit sales of the Forte in 2010, taking 11 per cent of the non-national B and C segments.”
Nasarudin added that the new Kia Forte Malaysia, locally assembled at Naza’s manufacturing plant in Gurun, Kedah, could be exported to Brunei, Thailand and Indonesia.
However, the group will need to discuss the matter with its principal Kia Motors Corp in addition to considering the supply constraints in the local market.
The B segment refers to sedans such as the Toyota Vios and Honda City, while the C segment includes the Honda Civic, Nissan Sylphy and Mitsubishi Lancer.
Nasarudin said the group has seen much success with the C segment in particular, having sold close to 34,000 units of the Spectra since 2001.
“The C segment is among the strongest segments in the automotive industry, and we believe the kia Forte in malaysia will position itself as a major player in this segment,” he added.
The Naza Forte comes in three trims with two engine options: 1.6-litre EX, 1.6-litre SX and flagship 2.0 Forte. The forte 1.6 -litre EX sells at RM75,800; 1.6-litre SX, RM81,800; and 2.0 Forte, RM93,800.
Features include auto-darkening rear view mirror, climate control air-conditioner and increased audio connectivity with USB and iPod.
The 2.0 Forte has an MDPS (motor driven power steering) system, six airbags and a premium leather package.