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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

08/29/14 - KIA RACING MAINTAINS PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD FOLLOWING TOP-FIVE FINISHES AT SONOMA RACEWAY DOUBLEHEADER

Kia Racing showcased championship-caliber grit and determination in rounds 13 and 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Sonoma Raceway, keeping Kia atop the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship with a pair of hard-fought, top-five finishes. With only two races remaining in the 16-race PWC season, Kia currently leads the title fight by an eight-point margin. Among rivals Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, Nissan and Aston Martin, only Kia and Ford are mathematically still in the hunt. Meanwhile, Kia Racing pilot Mark Wilkins’ pair of fourth-place finishes at Sonoma set up a dramatic three-way battle for the GTS Driver Championship among Kia’s Wilkins, Lawson Aschenbach (Camaro) and Jack Baldwin (Porsche), which will be decided at the season finale doubleheader at Miller Motorsports Park September 12-13.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing|2015 Sedona

08/22/14 - 2015 KIA RIO SEDAN

Kia Motors America’s 2015 Rio continues to offer spirited road manners, tremendous value and cutting-edge features. The award-winning subcompact offers an abundance of standard amenities, safety features and outstanding interior space. A combination of world-class styling and advanced technologies make the Rio line-up an exceptional value.
Kia Motors America|Models|2015 Rio

08/22/14 - 2015 KIA RIO 5-DOOR

Kia Motors America’s 2015 Rio 5-door continues to offer spirited road manners, tremendous value and cutting-edge features. The award-winning subcompact includes an abundance of standard amenities, safety features and outstanding interior space. A combination of world-class styling and advanced technologies make the Rio line-up an exceptional value.
Kia Motors America|Models|2015 Rio 5-Door

08/21/14 - KIA MOTORS’ ICONIC HAMSTERS TURN SCIENCE LAB INTO HOTBED OF INNOVATION IN CAMPAIGN FOR THE BRAND’S FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE – THE SOUL EV

Since bursting on the scene in 2009 as “a new way to roll,” the funky Soul urban passenger vehicle – and an accompanying trio of music-loving hamsters – has become a genuine phenomenon, with U.S. sales of the iconic people mover increasing every year. Now, with “geek chic” newly added to the dictionary, the latest installment of Kia Motors America’s (KMA) award-winning ad campaign finds the hamsters inhabiting a high-tech, high-energy laboratory and unleashing their inner mad scientists to create the most innovative and eco-friendly Soul yet. Set to the infectious beat of Maroon5’s never-before-heard song “Animals,” sparks fly and jaws drop when a surge of electricity leads to the discovery of a furry new friend and the all-electric, zero emissions 2015 Soul EV. As part of the multi-platform “Fully Charged” campaign, Kia.com is exclusively offering 200,000 free downloads of “Animals” before its release on iTunes® .
Kia Motors America|Kia Motors Corporation|Models|2015 Soul EV

08/21/14 - KIA RACING HOLDS PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD HEADING TO SONOMA RACEWAY FOR PENULTIMATE DOUBLEHEADER RACE WEEKEND

Coming off back-to-back podium finishes during rounds 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Kia Racing takes its championship lead to the picturesque vineyards of northern California for rounds 13 and 14 in the penultimate weekend at Sonoma Raceway. With only four races remaining in the 16-race PWC season, Kia currently leads the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship by a nine-point margin, ahead of rivals Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, Nissan and Aston Martin. Kia Racing’s Mark Wilkins, driver of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, leads the GTS Driver Championship by 143 points, while teammate Nic Jönsson, pilot of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima, is currently second.
Kia Racing

08/19/14 - 2015 KIA SPORTAGE

For 2015, the Kia Sportage continues to offer an impressive feature set, robust performance and modern styling. Recently recognized for the second consecutive year as the top-ranked small CUV in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (in a tie), the Sportage carries over from a year of updates, including notable exterior revisions and a variety of comfort and convenience enhancements. The Sportage is offered in three trim levels– LX, EX and SX– and offers two powertrains: a 2.4L GDI I4 (LX and EX) and a 2.0L Turbo GDI (SX).
Kia Motors America|Models|2015 Sportage

08/08/14 - 2014 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF 10 BEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL CARS BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM

Coming off a record-breaking sales performance in the first half of 2014, the Kia Soul has been named to the list of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. All new for the 2014 model year, the Soul sold an individual nameplate record 74,999 units in the first half of 2014 and continues on pace for a record sales year. KBB.com editors praised the Soul for its affordability, practicality, style, features and personality.
Awards|Kia Motors America

08/05/14 - KIA RACING EXTENDS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD FOLLOWING PODIUM PERFORMANCES IN ROUNDS 11 AND 12 AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE

Kia Racing scored back-to-back podium finishes during the team’s latest outing for rounds 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. With only four races remaining in the 16-race PWC season, Kia extended its lead in the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship to nine points, ahead of rivals Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, Nissan and Aston Martin. Scoring third-and fourth-place finishes, Mark Wilkins, driver of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, widened his lead in the GTS Driver Championship to 143 points, while teammate Nic Jönsson, pilot of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima, moved up one spot to second in the title chase following his double-podium weekend.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing

08/01/14 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JULY SALES

Coming off the best first half sales performance in company history, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced record July sales of 52,309 units, a 6.7 percent increase over the same period last year. After launching seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles in 2013, Kia’s year-to-date sales are up 7.2 percent, and the brand’s aggressive new product cadence will continue this quarter with the scheduled launches of the all-new Sedona and Soul EV. Since arriving in 2009, U.S. sales of the iconic Soul have exceeded the 500,000 unit mark, and the wildly popular urban passenger vehicle recently topped the Compact MPV segment in the J.D. Power APEAL Study for the third straight year.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
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