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06/22/16 | ID: 11543
06/22/16 | ID: 11543
KIA MOTORS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY FOR INITIAL QUALITY BY J.D. POWER
Having transformed into an industry leader in design, quality and technology, Kia Motors reached historic new heights today when J.D. Power recognized the brand as the highest scoring nameplate in its 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) out of all 33 makes in the U.S. Marking the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand has topped the rankings, Kia’s rise to the top was driven by segment-leading performances from the Sportage and Soul, while Rio, Forte and Sorento all ranked in the top three of their respective categories.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|Models
06/21/16 | ID: 11540
06/21/16 | ID: 11540
KIA MOTORS CELEBRATES ONLINE INNOVATION AT VIDCON 2016
Kia Motors America (KMA) – an ardent supporter of the online video community – is once again engaging and connecting with one of the largest gatherings of digital video creators at VidCon 2016 in Anaheim, California, which is expected to draw more than 21,000 attendees. As a presenting sponsor, Kia is showcasing four of the brand’s award-winning vehicles – Rio, Soul, Forte and Sorento – while also elevating the fan experience by providing a platform for influencer interactions, content creation, personal expression and social media education.
Kia Motors America|Marketing|Sponsorships
06/16/16 | ID: 11536
06/16/16 | ID: 11536
KIA MOTORS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY BRANDS IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY BY STRATEGIC VISION
Kia Motors’ hard-earned reputation for delivering world-class quality and reliability across its model line was reinforced today when Strategic Vision named Kia the highest quality brand under $26,000 (in a tie) in the research-based consultancy’s Total Quality Impact (TQI) study. Leading the way for Kia were the Sorento and Sedona, which achieved the highest TQI scores in the mid-size CUV and minivan segments (in a tie), respectively.
Awards|Kia Motors America
06/09/16 | ID: 11532
06/09/16 | ID: 11532
KIA MOTORS RANKS HIGHEST AMONG ALL POPULAR BRANDS IN 2016 AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS
Kia Motors ranked highest among all popular brands in the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) and placed fifth overall in the industry – ahead of luxury brands such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. In addition, three of Kia’s world-class vehicles – the 2016 Soul, Optima and Sedona – were named segment winners in the VSAs, which identify the most satisfying cars and automotive brands in the market.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Optima|2016 Sedona|2016 Soul
06/06/16 | ID: 11528
06/06/16 | ID: 11528
KIA OPTIMA AND SOUL NAMED AMONG THE BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2016 BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) 2016 Optima midsize sedan and 2016 Soul hatchback have been recognized by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com as among the 10 Best Family Cars of 2016. The prestigious list, which identifies top picks for safety, performance and family-friendly features, will appear in the July issue of Parents magazine (available June 14) and online at parents.com/best-family-cars.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Optima
06/02/16 | ID: 11526
06/02/16 | ID: 11526
KIA MOTORS AMERICA PROVIDES ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO THE ADVANCED POWER AND ENERGY PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. today announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to help develop and demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) advanced smart charging software algorithms. Kia will provide six Soul EVs with the shared goal of creating software algorithms for use in coordinating the charging of plug-in electric vehicles to support grid resource operation.
Environment|Kia Motors America|2016 Soul EV
06/01/16 | ID: 11524
06/01/16 | ID: 11524
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD MAY SALES
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced best-ever May sales of 62,926 units. The brand’s fourth monthly sales record within the first five months of the year was highlighted by double digit increases for the Sportage and Sorento CUVs, including the highest single month total for the Sportage in company history.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
05/26/16 | ID: 11518
05/26/16 | ID: 11518
KIA MOTORS’ MUSIC-LOVING HAMSTERS RETURN TO SHARE THE UNIFYING POWER OF MUSIC IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR THE SOUL URBAN PASSENGER VEHICLE
Beginning in movie theaters this weekend, some of the nation’s most recognizable advertising icons – Kia Motors’ music-loving hamsters – are back in a new campaign for the fun and funky Soul urban passenger vehicle with an upbeat message and a catchy new tune that transforms the classic “Dueling Banjos” (EMI Entertainment World) into an internationally-inspired anthem.
Advertising|Kia Motors America|Marketing|2016 Soul
05/24/16 | ID: 11516
05/24/16 | ID: 11516
2016 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) funky urban commuter, the 2016 Soul, has again been named as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. This year marks the Soul’s fifth consecutive appearance on the list, which features some of the most fun-to-drive and fun-to-own vehicles on the market. Once again, Kelley Blue Book editors chose the Soul based on its head-turning style, extensive feature content, and excellent value. With a base price of $15,900 , the Soul offers wagon-based practicality, plenty of passenger room, and a feature-rich interior.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Soul
05/12/16 | ID: 11512
05/12/16 | ID: 11512
KIA MOTORS AMERICA LAUNCHES APPLE CARPLAY® WITH UVO
Adding to the constant evolution in telematics and infotainment, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that the 2017 Sportage and 2016 Optima, when equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3 , will be offered with Apple CarPlay® compatibility when the vehicles arrive at Kia retailers during the second quarter. Additionally, customers who have previously purchased the 2017 Sportage or 2016 Optima equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3 will be provided with a downloadable update via myuvo.com that will be available beginning in the third quarter. Currently on sale, the 2017 Sorento is the first Kia vehicle to be offered with CarPlay® support and other models in the Kia lineup eligible for the CarPlay® update will be announced at a later date.
Kia Motors America|Technology|UVO
05/10/16 | ID: 11507
05/10/16 | ID: 11507
KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. EXPAND HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Due to overwhelming public interest, B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) and Kia Motors America (KMA) are expanding the Teen Pro-Active Driving School throughout Southern California in an effort to help reduce the high rate of motor vehicle accidents involving teenage drivers. In a region with approximately 750,000 potential new drivers between the ages of 16 and 20, B.R.A.K.E.S. training programs will be conducted beginning late May in Costa Mesa, Pomona, San Diego and Fontana. According to a recent study, teens who complete the B.R.A.K.E.S. program are 64 percent less likely to be involved in an accident in their first three years of driving, and 84 percent of all B.R.A.K.E.S. graduates since 2011 had no crashes.
Alliances|Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Philanthropy|Sponsorships
05/09/16 | ID: 11505
05/09/16 | ID: 11505
TROYE SIVAN TO PERFORM AS “KIA’S ONE TO WATCH” ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Billboard, dick clark productions and Kia Motors announced today that new music sensation, Troye Sivan, will perform as “Kia’s One to Watch” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Sivan joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, Fifth Harmony, The Go-Go’s, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and a collaboration with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.
Awards|Events|Kia Motors America|Marketing|2016 Optima
05/06/16 | ID: 11503
05/06/16 | ID: 11503
SECOND HONOR FOR DMT/KIA MOTORS AMERICA PARTNERSHIP
The Kia Motors America (KMA) online resource for news media has been honored as outstanding in its field with the awarding of a Gold Stevie® in the Online Press Room category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards last week.
Alliances|Awards|Events|Kia Motors America|Partnerships
05/03/16 | ID: 11492
05/03/16 | ID: 11492
KIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS BEST-EVER APRIL SALES
IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2016 – Fresh off the best first quarter in company history, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) upward trajectory continued with all-time high April sales of 56,508 units, up 6.1 percent over the same period last year. With the all-new 2017 Sportage in showrooms, sales of the compact CUV jumped 78.9 percent year-over-year while the April tally for the Forte family of compact cars increased 35.6 percent.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
04/29/16 | ID: 11491
04/29/16 | ID: 11491
2017 SORENTO OVERVIEW
The 2017 Kia Sorento, built at Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, enters its second model year as a carry-over. Kia’s best-selling CUV receives new technology such as Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® (late availability), as well as two new packages for greater flexibility – the Advanced Touring Package and the Advanced Technology Package. The 2017 Sorento offers a host of previously unavailable driver assistance features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Dynamic Bending Lights.
Kia Motors America|Models|2017 Sorento
04/27/16 | ID: 11461
04/27/16 | ID: 11461
KIA MOTORS RETURNS TO MOM 2.0 SUMMIT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Kia Motors America (KMA) returns this week as Presenting Sponsor and Official Transportation Sponsor of the Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif., a forum intended for sharing ideas, developing creative digital content and highlighting unique programs and platforms that engage audiences, online and beyond. As a Southern California-based company, KMA looks to foster an open dialogue and build relationships with digital influencers while providing content creation opportunities featuring the brand’s world-class vehicles – many of which were designed in Orange County – and several national and local philanthropic partnerships representing Kia’s expanding corporate social responsibility efforts.
Events|Kia Motors America
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