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05/18/15 - 2015 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) popular urban hatchback, the 2015 Soul, is one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 in 2015, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. This year marks the fourth consecutive time Soul has been recognized by the editors at KBB.com, and similar to last year, Kia’s fun-and-funky urban runabout ranked among the top three on the annual list, which highlights the hippest and most affordable cars on the market. Editors at Kelley Blue Book once again included the Soul for its stylish looks and tech-savvy content. With a base price of $15,190, the Soul offers flexible interior configurations and a unique exterior design with a wide array of available features at a great value.
Awards|2015 Soul

05/13/15 - KIA RACING AND HOMETOWN STAR MARK WILKINS RETURN TO CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE DOUBLEHEADER

Coming off back-to-back podium finishes in rounds five and six at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, the Kia Racing team heads north to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, for rounds seven and eight of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). Canadian citizen and hometown hero, Mark Wilkins, pilot of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, is returning to the scene of his first PWC race victory, which was half of a remarkable doubleheader sweep for Kia during 2012, the brand’s rookie season in the series.
#KiaRacing|Kia Racing

05/12/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA SUPPORTS RUN FOR THE WALL CROSS-COUNTRY MOTORCYCLE RIDE HONORING VETERANS

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a proud supporter of Run For The Wall, which recognizes all veterans who have served. The 10-day cross-country motorcycle journey is dedicated to promoting healing among veterans and their families and friends, as well as an accounting of all Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA). Riders will depart Ontario, California, May 13, via three routes for a cross-country mission that concludes at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. Kia’s support includes sponsorship of a fuel stop along all three routes as well as Sedonas to help transport supplies for the mission and for those unable to ride.
Kia Motors America|Philanthropy

05/07/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. HOST FREE HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION IN SAN FRANCISCO MAY 16-17

San Francisco’s streets are about to get safer. Kia Motors America (KMA) and the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School will bring the 501(c)(3) charity’s free advanced driver training to the Bay Area May 16-17. Registration for the lifesaving instruction at the former Alameda Point Naval Base in Alameda, California, is open now at PutOnTheBrakes.org/Schedule.
Alliances|Events|Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Philanthropy|Sponsorships

05/01/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES APRIL SALES

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced April sales of 53,282 vehicles, led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and all-new 2016 Sorento CUV, as well as the iconic Soul. Combined sales of the Sorento and Sportage crossovers are up 19.8 percent year-to-date.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models

04/29/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA TO SHARE WORLD-CLASS VEHICLES AND EXPERT CAR-BUYING KNOWLEDGE AT MOM 2.0 SUMMIT

Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to serve as Presenting Sponsor and Official Transportation Sponsor of the 2015 Mom 2.0 Summit – April 29 - May 1 – a forum intended for sharing ideas, developing creative content and highlighting programs and platforms that engage audiences, online and beyond. Among the activities, workshops and keynote speaker opportunities, Kia and its national philanthropic partner, DonorsChoose.org, will host a roundtable discussion entitled, “Finding Partnerships that Give Back: Working with Brands for Social Good,” to discuss how the two organizations have collaborated to deliver more than $5 million of badly needed educational resources to public school classrooms across the country.
Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Philanthropy|Models|2015 Optima|2016 Sorento

04/27/15 - KIA RACING SCORES BACK-TO-BACK PODIUM FINISHES IN ROUNDS FIVE AND SIX OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Kia Racing’s highly-anticipated return home to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, did not disappoint as the team scored a pair of hard-fought podium finishes in rounds five and six of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). The double podium moves Kia Racing drivers Ben Clucas, in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, and Mark Wilkins, in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, into sixth and seventh, respectively, in the GTS Driver Championship standings.
Kia Racing

04/24/15 - 2016 KIA SORENTO RECEIVES NHTSA 5-STAR SAFETY RATING

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2016 Sorento CUV has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-star overall safety rating. Built in the U.S. at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), Sorento is KMA’s best-selling CUV, having sold more than 100,000 units each of the past five years, and offers a long list of standard safety features and an expertly engineered body structure.
Kia Motors America|Safety|2016 Sorento

04/23/15 - ONE-OF-A-KIND “KING JAMES EDITION” KIA K900 GOES UP FOR AUCTION TODAY TO BENEFIT THE LEBRON JAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION

Kia Motors and its Luxury Ambassador, LeBron James, have teamed up with Charitybuzz to auction his customized Kia K900 sedan, with proceeds benefitting the Lebron James Family Foundation. Working with Celebrity Auto Group, the philanthropist and star of Kia’s Fit for a King™ ad campaign personalized the one-of-a-kind K900 that is now available for fans to bid on at Charitybuzz.com through 3 p.m. ET on May 7, 2015.
Kia Motors America|Philanthropy|2015 K900

04/22/15 - RACING OFF THE LINE: KIA RACING OPTIMAS RETURN TO BIRTHPLACE FOR ROUNDS FIVE AND SIX OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Proudly assembled on the state-of-the-art production line at nearby Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) in West Point, Georgia*, Kia Racing’s No. 36 DonorsChoose.org and No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbos return to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, just 120 miles from where they were originally built. As defending race winners from last season – and reigning GTS Class Manufacturer Champion – Kia has a proven record of success at Barber, and racing partner Kinetic Motorsports, based in Buford, Georgia, is optimistic that the homecoming for rounds five and six of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) will not disappoint.
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