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2014-09-29 14:17

NEED A TOUR? Kia's new Sorento will be one of the 23 cars available to view virtually at the 2014 Paris auto show. Image: NewsMarket

Kia to launch full virtual tour of Paris Motor Show stand

  • Online virtual tour for 23-car stand
  • Google View of Kia's latest models
  • General information for each car
  • New Sorento launch at Paris show

SEOUL, South Korea - Kia fans will be able to experience the brand's all-new Sorento and all its other models remotely with a virtual tour of Kia's 72m-long Paris motor show stand due to go live on October 4 2014.

The Kia Virtual Tour will be the first ever created by a car manufacturer, and will be visible on the Google Maps community site, 'Views', where users publish their photos and panoramas.


Kia says the virtual tour of the Paris show stand will let users navigate around the 23 Kia cars on display at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, and even take a closer look inside each of the cars.

Users will have information on each car at their disposal as they tour the display, with key features just a click away. Content will be translated for the majority of Kia's most popular European markets, and images and descriptions of the cars will be instantly shareable by users via social media sites.

The new Sorento SUV will make its European premiere at the 2014 Paris auto show, and this will be the first chance that media and customers will get to see the car. For those unable to attend the show, a full 360° overview of the cars exterior and interior will be available online via the Google View function.

The automaker says its will also be exhibiting its innovative new diesel-electric hybrid powertrain technology, demonstrated for the first time in the handsome Optima T-Hybrid sedan show car.


Kia Motors Europe's marketing vice-president said: "Motor shows are some of the most important events in our calendar for introducing our latest models to media and the general public, and the virtual tour will open up our incredible Paris motor show stand to even greater numbers.

"Paris is the first place in Europe that people will get to see the new Sorento, but this time even those unable to attend the event will be able to get a first impression of the car and Kia's entire range of new and innovative products."

The show will be open to the public on October 4, and the Kia Virtual Tour will be available from October 9 - visit the Kia show stand here.

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