Total Items: 51
02/04/16 | ID: 11158
02/04/16 | ID: 11158
2016 KIA OPTIMA AND SEDONA NAMED TO KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM 16 BEST FAMILY CARS FOR 2016 LIST
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan and 2016 Sedona minivan were both named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 16 Best Family Cars for 2016 list. The recent winner of KBB.com’s 2016 Best Buy Award, the Optima was touted by editors for being stylish, feature-packed and family friendly. Meanwhile, the Sedona minivan was praised for style and function, a modern interior, impressive available safety features and overall value.
Awards|2016 Optima|2016 Sedona
11/20/15 | ID: 10949
11/20/15 | ID: 10949
KIA OPTIMA AND SEDONA WIN HISPANIC MOTOR PRESS AWARDS®
On the heels of recent honors from Kelley Blue Book® and J.D. Power®, the 2016 Kia Optima and Sedona continue to accumulate awards and accolades with both being named amongst best cars of the year for Hispanic families by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards®. The all-new 2016 Kia Optima topped the Family Sedan category, while the 2016 Sedona was named the best minivan of the year.
Auto Shows|Awards|Kia Motors America
11/18/15 | ID: 10931
11/18/15 | ID: 10931
ALL-NEW 2016 KIA OPTIMA AND SORENTO WIN ‘INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS
In conjunction with the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has named the 2016 Kia Optima as its International Car of the Year. RTM jurors praised the all-new edition of Kia’s perennial best-seller for its aggressive design, long list of available features, impressive powertrain options and great value. RTM also named the 2016 Sorento its International SUV of the Year. The Sorento garnered acclaim for its combination of premium interior amenities, extensive safety features and all-wheel drive capability. Together, the awards propelled Kia to an extraordinary fourth consecutive win of the prestigious ICOTY brand award. The ICOTY jurors honored Kia’s K900 luxury sedan in 2015, the Cadenza premium sedan in 2014, and the previous-generation Optima in 2013.
Auto Shows|Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Sorento|2016 Optima
11/12/15 | ID: 10909
11/12/15 | ID: 10909
2016 KIA OPTIMA EARNS KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM BEST BUY AWARD
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) passionately designed and obsessively crafted all-new 2016 Optima is the Best Buy of the Year among midsize cars according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. With an extensive yearlong data collection process, vehicle testing and evaluation of 2016 model-year vehicles, Kelley Blue Book narrowed the list of 49 Best Buy Award Finalists down to an elite group of 12 winners.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Optima
10/22/15 | ID: 10797
10/22/15 | ID: 10797
KIA SOUL WINS ACTIVE LIFESTYLE VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) fun, funky and functional urban passenger vehicle, the 2016 Soul, was named a winner at the 12th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) of the Year awards held recently in Chandler, Arizona. For the fourth consecutive year, a panel of local media and athletes rated the Soul best in the Urban category.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Soul
09/21/15 | ID: 10586
09/21/15 | ID: 10586
KIA SEDONA DUBBED ‘ULTIMATE MINIVAN’ BY CARS.COM AND MOTORWEEK
The all-new 2015 Kia Sedona was recently named by Cars.com as the winner in its Ultimate Minivan Challenge, a multi-day comparison test that brought together experts from Cars.com and PBS’ MotorWeek to conduct a detailed analysis on a competitive set of fully-loaded minivans. The results combined professional assessments with real-world opinions from car shoppers currently in the market for a new vehicle in the minivan segment.
Models|2015 Sedona
09/15/15 | ID: 10583
09/15/15 | ID: 10583
KIA RACING FORTE KOUP PRIVATEER PROGRAM EARNS SECOND-STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON FINALE AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
Reigning 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Touring Car A (TCA) Driver Champion, Jason Wolfe, piloting the No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kinetic Motorsports Kia Forte Koup, scored two race wins and a podium finish in the final three rounds of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS) in Monterey, California, to successfully defend his title. Wolfe’s outstanding performance and consistent execution throughout the season resulted in 11 podiums, including eight wins, during the 18-race PWC TCA schedule, earning Kia Racing its seventh professional motorsport championship since 2010.
Kia Racing
09/15/15 | ID: 10582
09/15/15 | ID: 10582
KIA RACING FORTE KOUP PRIVATEER PROGRAM EARNS SECOND-STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON FINALE AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
KIA RACING FORTE KOUP PRIVATEER PROGRAM EARNS SECOND-STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON FINALE AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
Kia Racing|Action|Exterior|Front 3/4
08/20/15 | ID: 10544
08/20/15 | ID: 10544
KIA CADENZA EARNS AUTOPACIFIC’S 2015 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD IN LARGE CAR CATEGORY
The premium and stylish Kia Cadenza sedan has earned AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in the Large Car category (tie). AutoPacific’s IVA is based on over 66,000 surveys completed by new-car owners in the first half of 2015 and recognizes products that most closely meet buyer requirements and expectations. Based on the responses from vehicle owners, the survey encompasses the vehicle’s ride and handling, driver’s seat comfort, interior storage, safety features, engine power and acceleration, and technology.
Awards|2015 Cadenza
07/22/15 | ID: 10452
07/22/15 | ID: 10452
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 | ID: 10432
07/08/15 | ID: 10432
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 | ID: 10119
04/16/15 | ID: 10119
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 | ID: 10056
03/27/15 | ID: 10056
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 | ID: 10027
03/12/15 | ID: 10027
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 | ID: 10004
02/26/15 | ID: 10004
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 | ID: 9892
02/12/15 | ID: 9892
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
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