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09/02/14 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA RAMPS UP DC FAST CHARGING NETWORK IN PREPARATION FOR ARRIVAL OF 2015 SOUL EV

Kia Motors America (KMA) is kicking off the implementation of a robust charging network in advance of the Soul EV going on sale in California during the third quarter of this year.
Environment|Technology|UVO eServices|Models|2015 Soul EV

02/06/14 - SOUL EV LIGHTS UP 2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Set to the sounds of soulful electrified blues music, Kia Motors America (KMA) today hosted the global unveiling of the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions car sold in the U.S. and expands the brand’s line of environmentally conscious vehicles. The Soul EV joined the refreshed 2014 Optima Hybrid on stage along with the Niro hybrid concept, illustrating Kia’s intent to lead the industry in providing technologically advanced vehicles that also reduce our dependency on non-renewable resources. Kia’s eco-friendly commitment was further underscored when Underwriters Laboratory (UL) honored the Soul EV with the organization’s first automotive environmental validation for its integration of more than 20 bio-friendly materials.
Auto Shows|Events|Kia Motors America|Models|2015 Soul EV

02/06/14 - 2014 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID UNVEILED AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan as one of three eco-friendly Kia vehicles introduced at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its award-winning gas-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year. Debuting with its own exclusive enhancements, including front and rear fascia updates designed to increase aerodynamic efficiency, new wheel designs, and unique grille and lighting elements, the 2014 Optima Hybrid improves upon its predecessor, which was named one of the “Top 11 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans for 2013” by Edmunds.com.
Auto Shows|Events|Kia Motors America|Models|2014 Optima Hybrid

02/03/14 - Kia Soul EV earns world automotive industry’s first UL Environment Validation for Bio-based Organic Carbon Content

Kia Motors Corporation has announced that the company’s new Soul EV (electric vehicle), which will have its world premiere at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show starting later this week, has achieved UL Environment validation for bio-based organic carbon content for 10% of its interior materials. UL Environment is the environmental business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global independent safety science company.
Environment|Kia Motors Corporation|2015 Soul EV

02/03/14 - Kia Soul EV earns world automotive industry’s first UL Environment Validation for Bio-based Organic Carbon Content

Kia Soul EV earns world automotive industry’s first UL Environment Validation for Bio-based Organic Carbon Content
Environment|Kia Motors Corporation|Other|2015 Soul EV

11/11/13 - ALL-ELECTRIC KIA SOUL UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR U.S. MARKET

Kia Motors has confirmed the development of an all-electric version of the Kia Soul, scheduled to go on sale in 2014. The ‘Kia Soul EV’ will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle marketed outside of Korea.
Kia Motors America|Models

10/01/13 - KIA MOTORS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN THE UNITED STATES

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2013 – At the media launch of the all-new 2014 Soul, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced plans to offer an all-electric version of the company’s iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle in select markets in 2014. Already one of KMA’s best-selling vehicles, an all-electric variant is a natural extension of the Soul’s urban-friendly place in the brand’s lineup of award-winning vehicles. More details about the Soul EV’s powertrain, range/MPGe, packaging and go-to-market strategy will be announced at an upcoming major U.S. auto show.
Events|Kia Motors America|2014 Soul

06/12/13 - KIA MOTORS ENTERS INTERBRAND’S LIST OF 50 BEST GLOBAL GREEN BRANDS 2013

Kia Motors has been named 37th in Interbrand’s list of the 50 Best Global Green Brands 2013, a debut for the Korean car manufacturer in the annual ranking of sustainability and environmental performance of the world’s 100 most valuable brands. Interbrand assesses businesses based on market perception and the actual environmental performance of the company and its products and services.
Awards|Kia Motors Corporation

03/22/13 - 2013 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID

Since its debut, the Optima mid-size sedan has garnered awards and accolades for Kia Motors America (KMA) in recognition of its design, performance and value. In 2011, the Optima Hybrid introduced a new level of efficiency to the brand’s most popular name plate. Now, KMA is pleased to announce the arrival of its updated 2013 Optima Hybrid, featuring a more performance-driven and fuel-efficient powertrain as well as more cargo space and premium features. Value continues to be a strong selling point for the Hybrid with the LX starting at an MSRP of $25,900 and the fully loaded EX at an MSRP of $31,950 .
Kia Motors America|2013 Optima Hybrid

09/10/12 - SPECIAL-EDITION 2013 RIO 5-DOOR SX M/T ARRIVES IN LIMITED QUANTITY

Until now, driving enthusiasts couldn't get their hands on the Rio they were most eager to own--that's about to change. The 2013 Rio 5-door SX is now offered with a 6-speed manual transmission (M/T). Arriving in dealerships in limited quantity with a MSRP of just $17,9004, the Rio SX M/T is a fun-to-drive subcompact that satisfies enthusiasts' desires for a more engaging drive experience without sacrificing the comfort and convenience offered by the subcompact model's highest trim level. The Rio SX M/T is inspired by Kia's championship winning motorsports efforts and the recently-introduced Rio B-spec race car. Enthusiasts should get in line now as less than 500 Rio SX M/Ts will be initially offered for sale during the 2013 model year.
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