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03/05/15 - KIA RACING POISED TO DEFEND MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIP AS 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENS AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

Following a historic 2014 performance in which Kia became the first Korean automaker to win the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship, earning 13 podiums, including five wins, during the 16-race season, Kia Racing and its partner Kinetic Motorsports start their title defense this weekend at the 2015 season opener at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, March 7-8. The familiar red-and-white Kia sedans sport a striking new livery for 2015, but inside the cockpit, driver Mark Wilkins returns for his fourth season behind the wheel of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo. Wilkins is joined by British newcomer Ben Clucas, who makes his Kia Racing and PWC debut in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo in the Lone Star State.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing

03/03/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA’S FEBRUARY SALES UP 6.8 PERCENT

Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported February sales of 44,030 vehicles, up 6.8 percent over the same period last year. Kia’s strong start in 2015 continues to be led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan, iconic Soul, and the all-new 2016 Sorento – which is now in showrooms nationwide – with 11,584, 9,965 and 8,518 units sold, respectively.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models

02/27/15 - KIA RACING PRIVATEER EFFORT EXPANDS TO THREE FULL-SEASON KIA FORTE KOUP ENTRIES IN TOURING CAR FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON

Building upon an ultra-successful 2014 privateer program, Kia Motors America (KMA) and its racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, today announced an expanded effort with a trio of Touring Car A (TC-A) class Kia Forte Koups expected to contest the entire 2015 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season. Kinetic’s 2014 campaign, which consisted of a full-season entry for rookie Jason Wolfe and a second entry for select races, won the PWC TC-A Manufacturer Championship for Kia, the Driver Championship and Rookie of the Year award for Wolfe, and the Team of the Year award for the Buford, Georgia-based outfit. Defending champion Wolfe will be joined by 20-year-old Kris Wright and 17-year-old Samantha Tan, who will pilot the No. 34 and 38 Kia Forte Koups, respectively, when the 2015 TC-A season begins at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, March 6-8.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing

02/26/15 - 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 - 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

02/12/15 - 2016 RIO 5-DOOR DEBUTS AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Chicago’s gleaming skyline and indie rock music were the backdrops today as Kia Motors America (KMA) pulled the wraps off the 2016 Rio Sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. Making its global debut alongside the previously introduced Rio 5-Door (Paris, 2014), these two modern and dynamic subcompacts are the entry points into KMA’s ever-expanding lineup of award-winning cars and CUVs. Refreshed inside and out for the 2016 model year, the pair offer sporty European design cues and generous interior accommodations while providing fuel efficiency. Both Sedan and 5-Door are expected to go on sale in the first quarter.
Auto Shows|Kia Motors America|2016 Rio 5-Door

02/12/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA STORMS INTO CHICAGO WITH ELECTRIC ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE TRAIL’STER CONCEPT

Aligning form and function to conceive a uniquely compelling vehicle for the city-dweller-turned-outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America (KMA) today took the wraps off the boldly designed Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the brand’s iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle, the turbocharged Trail’ster – with its Polar Pearl Snowdrift/Terra Bronze Metallic paint scheme, roll-top canvas roof and armored aluminum skid plates – captures the essence of an advanced and capable CUV intended for those looking to escape their urban environs in search of higher-elevation playgrounds where snow, mud, streams and trails abound. Efficient and lightweight, the Trail’ster is ideal for transporting adventurers and their gear. With its rugged, functional and upscale approach to an active mountain-focused lifestyle, Trail’ster was dreamt up at Kia’s California design studio, birthplace of the unforgettable Track’ster and GT4 Stinger.
Auto Shows|Concept Vehicles|Design|Kia Motors America|Trail’ster

02/12/15 - 2016 RIO SEDAN DEBUTS AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Chicago’s gleaming skyline and indie rock music were the backdrops today as Kia Motors America (KMA) pulled the wraps off the 2016 Rio Sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. Making its global debut alongside the previously introduced Rio 5-Door (Paris, 2014), these two modern and dynamic subcompacts are the entry points into KMA’s ever-expanding lineup of award-winning cars and CUVs.
Auto Shows|Events|Kia Motors America|2016 Rio

02/05/15 - Kia to Bring Electric All-Wheel Drive Trail’ster to Chicago

Aligning form and function to conceive a uniquely compelling vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America will take the wraps off the rugged Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. With its bold design, fully retractable canvas roof and smartly integrated rear electric all-wheel drive system, the turbocharged Trail’ster takes Kia’s iconic Soul to a new level of expression, efficiency and capability. The Kia Trail’ster concept will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 12, at 9 a.m. CT.
Auto Shows|Concept Vehicles|Design|Kia Motors America

02/05/15 - KIA RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINEUP FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON

Following a historic 2014 season in which Kia claimed the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship, today Kia Motors America (KMA) and its racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, announced the 2015 driver line-up that will defend that title during the upcoming PWC season. Canadian Mark Wilkins, who finished third in the GTS Driver Championship in each of the last two years, returns to pilot the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, while experienced British racer, Ben Clucas, reunites with Kinetic Motorsports to make his PWC debut behind the wheel of the No. 36 Kia Racing DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo when the new season begins at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, March 7-8, 2015.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing
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