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07/30/14 - KIA RACING CARRIES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD TO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE FOR ROUNDS 11 AND 12 OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

Fresh from victory, the Kia Racing team heads to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for rounds 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). Canadian-native and Kia Racing driver Mark Wilkins, piloting the No. 38 B.R.AK.E.S. Optima turbo, landed his second win of the 16-race season in his hometown of Toronto just two weeks ago and earned his fifth podium for 2014 during the doubleheader event. With 11 podiums, including five victories, so far this season, Kia continues to lead the Manufacturer Championship, ahead of Ford, Porsche, Chevrolet, Nissan and Aston Martin. Wilkins’ impressive record has moved him to the top of the Driver Championship, while teammate Nic Jönsson, pilot of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima, ranks third among all Grand Touring Sport (GTS) contenders.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing|Models

07/30/14 - 2015 CADENZA

The 2015 Cadenza premium sedan continues to redefine the Kia brand with a number of enhancements designed to offer more luxury, technology and convenience for the new model year. Available in two trim levels, Premium and Limited, the Cadenza builds off the success it earned in 2014, when it was named the “International Car of the Year” by Road and Travel Magazine, by continuing to offer responsive and engaging driving dynamics and undeniable value wrapped in an eye-catching European-inspired design.
Kia Motors America|Models|2015 Cadenza

07/29/14 - 2014 KIA SOUL RECEIVES J.D. POWER APEAL AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Coming off its best-ever first-half sales performance in company history, the fun and funky 2014 Soul has received the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award for the third straight year in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment. All new for the 2014 model year, the Soul sold an individual nameplate record 74,999 units in the first half of 2014.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2014 Soul

07/23/14 - 2015 Soul

Completely redesigned for 2014, the iconic Soul now enters the 2015 model year with select enhancements focused on increasing the hot-selling urban utility vehicle’s fun factor. The signature Soul design is instantly recognizable yet thoroughly fresh. Honoring Soul owners’ fierce individualism, three unique trim levels remain available: Base, Plus and Exclaim.
Kia Motors America|Models|2015 Soul

07/21/14 - TORONTO-NATIVE MARK WILKINS SCORES THRILLING VICTORY FOR KIA RACING ON HOME TURF IN ROUND 10 OF THE PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

Toronto, Ontario, native and Kia Racing pilot Mark Wilkins showed championship-caliber grit and tenacity this weekend as he scored two top-five finishes in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, including his second win of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season. Wilkins’ ability to overcome on-track adversity and keep a cool head in the midst of fierce battles during the doubleheader weekend landed him a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s round nine and the top step of the podium for round 10 on Sunday. Kia’s lead in the Manufacturer’s Championship increased to seven points, ahead of Ford, Porsche, Chevrolet, Nissan and Aston Martin. The victory marked Wilkins’ first-career win at his home track and put him back atop the Driver Championship standing.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing|Models

07/17/14 - KIA MOTORS’ GT4 STINGER CONCEPT AND 2014 SOUL EARN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Kia Motors has built a reputation for world-class design over the last several years, and recently, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has added to the Korean brand’s renown with a pair of prestigious design awards. Kia received International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the transportation category for both the GT4 Stinger concept vehicle and 2014 Soul, earning Silver and Bronze honors, respectively. Kia received a Bronze IDEA in 2012 for the Kia Rio sub-compact vehicle design.
Concept Vehicles|Kia Motors America|2014 Soul|GT4 Stinger

07/16/14 - KIA RACING HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER TO THE STREETS OF TORONTO FOR ROUNDS NINE AND TEN OF THE PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

Coming off back-to-back triumphs at Road America in rounds seven and eight, the Kia Racing team is en route to Toronto to do battle north of the border in yet another Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) doubleheader weekend for rounds nine and ten of the 16-race season. Kia Racing drivers Nic Jönsson and Mark Wilkins are leading the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) pack, ranking first and second, respectively, separated by only one point. Meanwhile, Kia holds the top spot in the Manufacturer title chase, ahead of Ford, Porsche, Chevy, Nissan, and Aston Martin. Success comes at a price, however, as an extra 50 pounds of weight will be added to the Optimas for this weekend’s races, along with other technical changes made by series officials.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing|Models

07/02/14 - KIA TOPS MAINSTREAM BRANDS IN STRATEGIC VISION’S TOTAL QUALITY INDEX STUDY

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) two most popular vehicles, the 2014 Optima and 2014 Soul, were ranked at the top of their respective segments in Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index Study. Kia’s youthful, stylish and well-built vehicles earned the brand the highest Total Quality score of all mainstream brands in this year’s annual study. The Soul captured the best score in the small multi-function car segment for the second year in a row. Analysts at Strategic Vision look for brands and products that are innovative, bold and smart. Customers’ perceptions of quality also play a major role in overall scores for brands and vehicles.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|2014 Optima|2014 Soul

07/01/14 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES BEST FIRST-HALF SALES PERFORMANCE IN COMPANY HISTORY

On the heels of its highest-ever J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) ranking – sixth among all automakers – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced June sales of 50,644 units, contributing to the company’s best-ever first-half performance with 297,413 vehicles sold thus far in 2014. With Kia’s year-to-date sales up 7.2 percent, the brand’s aggressive new product cadence continues in the third quarter with the scheduled launches of the all-new Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle and Soul EV.
Kia Motors America|Sales

06/30/14 - KIA MOTORS BECOMES OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER OF SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Patrons visiting Segerstrom Center for the Arts will experience a new side of luxury as Kia Motors America (KMA) proudly introduces the all-new K900 rear drive luxury sedan in collaboration with the Center, which presents a wide variety of the most significant national and international productions of national Broadway tours, music, dance, jazz, cabaret, family entertainment, special events and many free public performances to the people of Southern California on multiple stages. As Official Automotive Partner, Kia has built three custom K900 displays that will reside on Segerstrom Center for the Art’s campus. Kia also will provide a complimentary vehicle to aid in transporting teaching artists and the Center’s community education staff to events throughout the year. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is the largest provider of arts education programs on the West Coast, touching the lives of nearly 320,000 young people and families each year.
Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Models|2015 K900
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