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07/22/15 - 2015 KIA SEDONA RECEIVES J.D. POWER APEAL AWARD

Arriving with a design intended to shake up the minivan segment, the stylish, multipurpose 2015 Sedona followed its debut with a record first-half sales performance and high praise from media and consumers alike. This trend continues as the Sedona has received the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award in the Minivan segment. This individual model accolade follows on the heels of Kia’s ascension in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), in which the brand placed second among all nameplates (or “brands”) and received the highest score among non-luxury nameplates. All new for the 2015 model year, the Sedona is setting a blistering sales pace with a 476-percent increase from mid-year reporting in 2014.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|2015 Sedona

07/08/15 - KIA K900 SETS RECORD-HIGH SCORE IN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS

Four models from Kia Motors America (KMA) were recognized as segment winners of the 2015 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), including the K900 luxury sedan, which ranked at the top of the Luxury Car category and won AutoPacific’s coveted President’s Award, given to the vehicle that achieves the highest-ever overall VSA score. This is only the third time this award has been given in the 19-year history of the VSAs. The other three Kia winners included the 2015 Cadenza, 2015 Soul (tie) and 2015 Sportage in the Large Car, Compact Car and Compact Crossover SUV categories, respectively, with the Soul scoring its second consecutive win. Kia had more category winners than any other brand and ranked third (tie) among all Popular non-premium automakers for overall brand score.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 K900|2015 Sportage|2015 Soul|2015 Cadenza

04/16/15 - 2015 KIA SEDONA NAMED TO WARD’S 10 BEST INTERIORS LIST

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2015 Sedona has earned a spot on the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list. The Sedona was recognized by the editors for its impressive interior style, comfort, and overall execution, including the available second-row “First-Class” lounge seating.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 Sedona

03/27/15 - 2015 KIA SOUL EV NAMED “BEST VALUE IN AMERICA” AWARD WINNER BY VINCENTRIC

The 2015 Kia Soul EV has been honored as a 2015 Vincentric “Best Value in America” award winner in the Electric/Plug-in Hybrid category. Vincentric is a leading source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within the automotive industry.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 Soul EV

03/12/15 - 2015 KIA K900 AND SOUL NAMED AMONG BEST CARS FOR FAMILIES BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has honored the K900 flagship sedan and the 2015 Soul urban passenger vehicle with “Best Cars for Families” awards in the Luxury Large Car and Hatchback categories, respectively. U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007, and the awards continue each vehicle’s string of recent accolades from respected organizations such as Robb Report, Cars.com and Kelly Blue Book.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 K900|2015 Soul

02/26/15 - KIA SPORTAGE RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL SUVS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY

J.D. Power 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Sportage as the leader in the Small SUV category, marking the first-ever VDS award in the brand’s history. The industry-wide study examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2012 model year). Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100). Thus, a lower score reflects a higher long-term quality level. The Sportage ranked first in a field of seven contenders with a score of 129 PP100. This latest recognition for Sportage follows the model’s two consecutive J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) awards in 2013 and 2014.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|2012 Sportage|2015 Sportage

02/12/15 - KIA SOUL EV WINS 2015 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Kia’s hip urban crossover and first all-electric zero emissions vehicle, the Soul EV, has been named the Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle in MotorWeek’s 34th annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. MotorWeek, which airs on 92 percent of PBS stations nationwide, analyzes trends, new products and new technology to produce a list of winners that can be used as a car-buying guide by the show’s viewers. Admired for its practicality and fun design, editors at MotorWeek appreciated the roomy interior and cargo space of the Soul EV, which offers more rear seat leg room than other key EV competitors.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 Soul EV

01/21/15 - KIA SOUL - WINNER OF A 2015 MOST POPULAR ON EDMUNDS.COM AWARD

Edmunds.com has named the Kia Soul to its annual list of the most popular vehicles on the well-known car-buying site. With more than 18 million unique visitors a month, Edmunds.com honored the fun and funky Kia Soul in the subcompact segment for the 2nd consecutive year.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 Soul

01/12/15 - K900 WINS 2015 URBAN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM DECISIVE MAGAZINE

In conjunction with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Decisive Magazine named the 2015 Kia K900 sedan as the “2015 Urban Car of the Year” at its 19th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) ceremony, the “Official Multicultural Event” of NAIAS. Combining world-class features, premium amenities, and impressive performance – all at a tremendous value – the K900 elevates the Kia brand to new levels of refinement and elegance.
Auto Shows|Awards|2015 K900

11/20/14 - 2015 KIA K900 NAMED ‘INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR’

In conjunction with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has named the 2015 Kia K900 as its International Car of the Year. The K900’s stunning design combined with luxurious amenities, impressive performance and great value propelled the Kia brand to an unprecedented third consecutive win of the prestigious ICOTY award. The ICOTY jurors honored Kia’s Cadenza premium sedan last year and the best-selling Optima midsize sedan in 2012.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 K900
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