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07/29/14 - 2014 KIA SOUL RECEIVES J.D. POWER APEAL AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Coming off its best-ever first-half sales performance in company history, the fun and funky 2014 Soul has received the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award for the third straight year in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment. All new for the 2014 model year, the Soul sold an individual nameplate record 74,999 units in the first half of 2014.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2014 Soul

07/17/14 - Kia receives IDEA Silver for the sleekly sculpted GT4 Stinger concept car

Kia receives IDEA Silver for the sleekly sculpted GT4 Stinger concept car
Concept Vehicles|Kia Motors America|Models|Exterior|Exterior Detail|Front 3/4|GT4 Stinger

07/17/14 - KIA MOTORS’ GT4 STINGER CONCEPT AND 2014 SOUL EARN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Kia Motors has built a reputation for world-class design over the last several years, and recently, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has added to the Korean brand’s renown with a pair of prestigious design awards. Kia received International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the transportation category for both the GT4 Stinger concept vehicle and 2014 Soul, earning Silver and Bronze honors, respectively. Kia received a Bronze IDEA in 2012 for the Kia Rio sub-compact vehicle design.
Concept Vehicles|Kia Motors America|2014 Soul|GT4 Stinger

07/17/14 - Kia receives IDEA Bronze for the distinctively hip 2014 Soul

Kia receives IDEA Bronze for the distinctively hip 2014 Soul
Kia Motors America|Models|Exterior|Exterior Detail|Front 3/4|2014 Soul

07/02/14 - KIA TOPS MAINSTREAM BRANDS IN STRATEGIC VISION’S TOTAL QUALITY INDEX STUDY

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) two most popular vehicles, the 2014 Optima and 2014 Soul, were ranked at the top of their respective segments in Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index Study. Kia’s youthful, stylish and well-built vehicles earned the brand the highest Total Quality score of all mainstream brands in this year’s annual study. The Soul captured the best score in the small multi-function car segment for the second year in a row. Analysts at Strategic Vision look for brands and products that are innovative, bold and smart. Customers’ perceptions of quality also play a major role in overall scores for brands and vehicles.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|2014 Optima|2014 Soul

06/27/14 - 2014 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) popular urban hatchback, the 2014 Soul, is one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 in 2014, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Soul ranked third out of ten on KBB.com’s annual list highlighting the hippest and most affordable cars on the market. Editors at Kelley Blue Book added the Soul to their list for its stylish looks and tech-savvy content. With a base price of $14,700 , the Soul offers a unique and funky design with a wide array of available features at a great value.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2014 Soul

06/19/14 - 2014 KIA OPTIMA AND SOUL RECEIVE AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS

Kia’s two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. market were recently acknowledged by AutoPacific with Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) for 2014. The midsize Optima sedan won the Best-In-Class Mid-Size Car award for the second consecutive year, while the ultra-popular Soul urban passenger vehicle won Best-In-Class Compact Car segment for the first time. Both Optima and Soul set all-time monthly sales records in May with 16,843 and 15,606 units sold, respectively. The 18th annual AutoPacific VSA studied new-car buying results from over 92,000 consumers.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2014 Optima|2014 Soul

06/18/14 - KIA RANKS SIXTH AMONG AUTOMAKERS IN 2014 J.D. POWER INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS) has ranked the Kia Sportage and Kia Cadenza as leaders in the Small SUV and Large Car segments, respectively. Furthermore, Kia has moved up four positions over last year’s IQS ranking and now stands at number six (in a tie) in the automotive industry for initial quality out of a field of 32 car brands. The 2014 Sportage ranked first (in a tie) in the Small SUV segment for the second consecutive year, and the Cadenza ranked highest in the prestigious Large Car category, recognized by IQS for its first U.S. model year.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality

04/11/14 - WARDSAUTO NAMES 2014 KIA SOUL TO LIST OF “10 BEST INTERIORS”

The 2014 Soul, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) compact car sales leader, has gained further recognition for its iconic design by being named to WardsAuto’s list of “10 Best Interiors of 2014.” Kia’s fun-to-drive urban utility vehicle impressed WardsAuto editors by combining a refined interior design, high-quality materials, premium features, cutting-edge technology and value in the compact-car segment.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2014 Soul

12/20/13 - 2014 KIA SOUL EARNS NHTSA 5-STAR SAFETY RATING

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) popular urban passenger vehicle, the all-new 2014 Soul, has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety rating. With its extensive list of standard safety features and use of high-tensile steel, Soul earned five stars in the frontal and side impact tests and four stars in the roll-over test. Starting at $14,700 , the Soul offers families fun and funky design with loads of available features at a great value.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Safety|2014 Soul
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