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08/03/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA SETS THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY SALES RECORD WITH BEST-EVER JULY PERFORMANCE

After outpacing the industry with the best first-half sales performance in company history, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) momentum continued in July with a record 56,311 vehicles sold. Kia is up 5.0 percent year-to-date, and the best-ever July sales total.
Kia Motors America|Sales

07/29/15 - DEFENDING MULTIPLE MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIPS, KIA RETURNS TO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE TWICE IN TWO WEEKS FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE ACTION

As defending Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Champion, Kia is building momentum heading into Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for rounds 11-12, July 31-Aug. 1. Just over halfway through the 2015 PWC season, Kia Racing has five podium finishes following back-to-back top-three results in rounds nine and 10 at Road America, and Kia currently sits third in the GTS Manufacturer Championship ahead of Nissan, Chevrolet, and Porsche, but trailing Ford and Aston Martin. Kia Racing Optima pilots, Mark Wilkins and Ben Clucas, are sixth and seventh in the GTS driver standings, respectively. Wilkins prepares for his fourth year behind the wheel of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S Optima turbo at Mid-Ohio, where he’s recorded two podiums, including a win in 2013, while teammate Ben Clucas, in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, is returning for the first time since 2011, when he drove a BMW M3 for Kinetic Motorsports.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing

07/23/15 - KIA MOTORS ENGAGES AND EMPOWERS FANS AT VIDCON 2015

In keeping with its commitment to digital innovation and passion for human creativity, Kia Motors America (KMA) is engaging and connecting with one of the largest gatherings of digital video creators at this weekend’s VidCon 2015 in Anaheim, California, which is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees. As a presenting sponsor, Kia is showcasing seven vehicles, including the Soul, Sorento and Forte models, while also elevating the fan experience through special artist “meet & greets” and chances to win prizes ranging from front row premium seating in the Kia VIP section at the Arena Stage to tickets for the coveted Fullscreen Movie Nights @ VidCon. Kia is hosting several areas throughout VidCon, each designed to celebrate digital video creation and social sharing.
VidCon|Kia partnership|sponsorship|official vehicle|Kia Motors America|Marketing|Partnerships|Sponsorships

07/22/15 - 2015 KIA SEDONA RECEIVES J.D. POWER APEAL AWARD

Arriving with a design intended to shake up the minivan segment, the stylish, multipurpose 2015 Sedona followed its debut with a record first-half sales performance and high praise from media and consumers alike. This trend continues as the Sedona has received the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award in the Minivan segment. This individual model accolade follows on the heels of Kia’s ascension in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), in which the brand placed second among all nameplates (or “brands”) and received the highest score among non-luxury nameplates. All new for the 2015 model year, the Sedona is setting a blistering sales pace with a 476-percent increase from mid-year reporting in 2014.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|2015 Sedona

07/14/15 - CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF FASHION WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY EXPANDS OPPORTUNITY FOR STYLE360

STYLE360 announces Spring/Summer 2016 dates, new logo with new title sponsor and first look at celebrity designer line up
sponsorship|partnership|Fashion Week|Style360|Events|Kia Motors America|Marketing|Sponsorships|2016 Optima

07/10/15 - KIA RACING’S GRASSROOT EFFORTS CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM COMPETITION WITH TWO CLUB RACING VICTORIES AT PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Defending Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) B-Spec National Champion, Kyle Keenan of Vancouver, Washington, continued his dominance last weekend as he piloted his No. 44 Kia Rio 5-door to a pair of wins at the SCCA Western Conference Majors at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Standing atop the podium has become an increasingly common result for both Keenan and Kia, and builds on the momentum gained in 2014 when every Kia model that raced in 2014 won a National Championship in its respective series and class: Rio 5-door in the SCCA Runoffs; Forte Koup in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Touring Car A (TCA) class; and the factory-backed Optimas in the PWC Grand Touring Sport (GTS) class.
Kia Racing

07/08/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA RAMPS UP SOUL EV INFRASTRUCTURE IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON

Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a robust charging network. Of the 20 dealers in the region, 12 will be located in Washington and eight in Oregon. In addition to each being equipped with two Level-2 chargers (40 total in the PNW region), 10 of the dealers will also be up-fitted with DC fast chargers, increasing Kia’s overall network of fast-charging stations. As an added value, select Kia dealers will allow Soul EV owners to charge their electrified urban runabout at no cost.
Environment|Kia Motors America|2016 Soul EV

07/08/15 - HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER, INC. AND MOJO MOBILITY, INC. COLLABORATE ON WIRELESS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc., a wireless power technology company, have been awarded a funding grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) program to research and develop a system capable of fast charging an electric vehicle wirelessly. Mojo Mobility is known for developing highly efficient wireless charging systems capable of transferring high power without need for precise alignment between the charger and the vehicle.
Environment|Kia Motors America|Technology|2016 Soul EV

07/08/15 - 2016 KIA SOUL EV OVERVIEW

The 2016 Soul EV marks the second year of Kia’s first mass-market zero emissions, battery electric vehicle. For 2016, the Soul EV is offered in three trims – Soul EV-e, Soul EV, Soul EV+ (plus) – up from two in 2015. Offering a long list of standard equipment at a lower price point, the Soul EV-e brings new value for those looking for a fun and funky alternative in the EV segment. The Soul EV+ continues as the range-topping trim, and is further enhanced for 2016 with the addition of the Sun & Fun Package. Additional 2016 enhancements standard across the Soul EV lineup include a charge port nozzle lock, an illuminated Aux/USB port, and two new exterior colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver.
Environment|Kia Motors America|Models|2016 Soul EV

07/08/15 - KIA K900 SETS RECORD-HIGH SCORE IN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS

Four models from Kia Motors America (KMA) were recognized as segment winners of the 2015 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), including the K900 luxury sedan, which ranked at the top of the Luxury Car category and won AutoPacific’s coveted President’s Award, given to the vehicle that achieves the highest-ever overall VSA score. This is only the third time this award has been given in the 19-year history of the VSAs. The other three Kia winners included the 2015 Cadenza, 2015 Soul (tie) and 2015 Sportage in the Large Car, Compact Car and Compact Crossover SUV categories, respectively, with the Soul scoring its second consecutive win. Kia had more category winners than any other brand and ranked third (tie) among all Popular non-premium automakers for overall brand score.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 K900|2015 Sportage|2015 Soul|2015 Cadenza
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