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05/17/13 - SOUL RANKED HIGHEST IN ITS SEGMENT IN STRATEGIC VISION’S TOTAL QUALITY INDEX STUDY
Kia Motors America (KMA) has been one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S. over the last five years , and its edgy urban passenger vehicle, the Soul – a key factor in that growth – was recently named to Strategic Vision’s 2013 list of Total Quality Vehicles. The list, compiled after consulting with new car buyers, reveals the fierce competition between brands to improve quality and win customer loyalty. The Soul was chosen by consumers as the leader in the small multi-function segment after receiving the highest Total Quality Index® (TVI) score.
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04/16/13 - WARDSAUTO NAMES ALL-NEW 2014 KIA FORTE TO LIST OF “10 BEST INTERIORS”
Kia Motors America (KMA), one of the fastest growing car companies in the last five years , has garnered yet another accolade with the all-new Kia Forte being named to WardsAuto’s list of “10 Best Interiors of 2013.” The stylish Forte stood out for combining premium features, high-quality materials and a sophisticated design at the lowest base price in the compact-car segment.
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03/14/13 - EDMUNDS.COM NAMES KIA SOUL TO LIST OF TOP TEN CARS FOR PET SAFETY
Kia Motors America (KMA) has been one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S. over the last five years, and its top-selling urban passenger vehicle, the Soul, was recently named to Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 best vehicles for pet safety. Edmunds.com selected 10 cars that offer the most comfort and safety for Fido or Fifi at a great price. With a base MSRP of just $14,400 , it’s easy to see why the editors of Edmunds.com found the 2013 Soul so appealing.
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03/07/13 - READER’S DIGEST NAMES KIA SOUL “BEST CAR DEAL UNDER $15,000”
Kia Motors America (KMA) has been one of the fastest-growing car companies in the United States over the last five years , and its top-selling urban passenger vehicle, the Soul, adds another award to the collection after being named one of the “Best Car Deals Under $15,000” by Reader’s Digest. Announced in the March issue of Reader’s Digest, five cars were awarded this distinction with the Soul standing out for its innovative design and technological advancements.
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02/19/13 - 2013 KIA SPORTAGE GIVEN “BEST BET” DISTINCTION BY THE CAR BOOK
With its impressive list of safety features, dynamic styling and advanced technology, the 2013 Sportage has been named a “Best Bet” by The Car Book 2013.
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02/08/13 - 2013 KIA RIO WINS MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SUBCOMPACT CAR
Kia Motors America (KMA) has been honored with a MotorWeek Best Subcompact Car Drivers’ Choice Award for the 2013 Rio at the Chicago Auto Show. MotorWeek, one of television’s longest-running and most respected automotive programs, recognized the sporty Rio for its impressive styling, practicality and tremendous value.
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01/15/13 - 2013 KIA OPTIMA NAMED ‘INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR’
Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce that Road & Travel Magazine has named the 2013 Kia Optima as the International Car of the Year at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Completely redesigned for the 2011 model year, the Optima’s stunning design combined with modern amenities and impressive value propelled the mid-size sedan to becoming the top-selling Kia vehicle in 2012.
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12/07/12 - NEW CAR BUYERS RANK THE KIA SORENTO AND SPORTAGE AS THE BEST VALUE IN THEIR SEGMENTS IN NEWLY RELEASED CONSUMER SURVEY
Kia Motors America (KMA) is one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S., and its two popular crossover utility vehicles have acquired an impressive collection of awards and accolades from industry observers. This week, the brand’s two CUVs received a different type of recognition when Strategic Vision revealed that new car buyers identified the 2013 Sorento and 2013 Sportage as the number one ranked vehicles in Total Value in the Medium and Small SUV segments, respectively, in the research firm’s latest Total Value Index® (TVI) study.
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12/06/12 - CONSUMER GUIDE® NAMES 2013 KIA SORENTO TO COVETED “BEST BUY” LIST
Kia Motors America (KMA), one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S., has been honored by having its best-selling CUV, the U.S.-built Sorento, named to Consumer Guide’s® annual “Best Buy” list. Consumer Guide® makes its selections by evaluating vehicles on all aspects of a consumer’s real-world driving and ownership experience. The Sorento was selected for having a number of outstanding key attributes in the Midsize SUV category.
08/23/12 - 2012 KIA SOUL NAMED A "TOP TAILGATING CAR FOR 2012" BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM
With football season about ready to kickoff, the 2012 Kia Soul has added another accolade to its already crowded collection by being named to the "10 Best Tailgating Cars of 2012" list by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, a leading provider of new and used car information. Lauded for its cargo room, storage zones and top-of-the-line audio system, the Soul is an ideal vehicle for shuttling friends, family and food to the stadium and back. Kia's popular urban passenger vehicle has been on quite a run while football teams toiled through training camp, being named a segment winner in the recent J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) and nabbing the top spot on KBB.com's "10 Best Back-to-School Cars in 2012" list.
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