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05/26/16 | ID: 11518
05/26/16 | ID: 11518
KIA MOTORS’ MUSIC-LOVING HAMSTERS RETURN TO SHARE THE UNIFYING POWER OF MUSIC IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR THE SOUL URBAN PASSENGER VEHICLE
Beginning in movie theaters this weekend, some of the nation’s most recognizable advertising icons – Kia Motors’ music-loving hamsters – are back in a new campaign for the fun and funky Soul urban passenger vehicle with an upbeat message and a catchy new tune that transforms the classic “Dueling Banjos” (EMI Entertainment World) into an internationally-inspired anthem.
Advertising|Kia Motors America|Marketing|2016 Soul
05/24/16 | ID: 11516
05/24/16 | ID: 11516
2016 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) funky urban commuter, the 2016 Soul, has again been named as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. This year marks the Soul’s fifth consecutive appearance on the list, which features some of the most fun-to-drive and fun-to-own vehicles on the market. Once again, Kelley Blue Book editors chose the Soul based on its head-turning style, extensive feature content, and excellent value. With a base price of $15,900 , the Soul offers wagon-based practicality, plenty of passenger room, and a feature-rich interior.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Soul
05/12/16 | ID: 11512
05/12/16 | ID: 11512
KIA MOTORS AMERICA LAUNCHES APPLE CARPLAY® WITH UVO
Adding to the constant evolution in telematics and infotainment, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that the 2017 Sportage and 2016 Optima, when equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3 , will be offered with Apple CarPlay® compatibility when the vehicles arrive at Kia retailers during the second quarter. Additionally, customers who have previously purchased the 2017 Sportage or 2016 Optima equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3 will be provided with a downloadable update via myuvo.com that will be available beginning in the third quarter. Currently on sale, the 2017 Sorento is the first Kia vehicle to be offered with CarPlay® support and other models in the Kia lineup eligible for the CarPlay® update will be announced at a later date.
Kia Motors America|Technology|UVO
05/10/16 | ID: 11507
05/10/16 | ID: 11507
KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. EXPAND HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Due to overwhelming public interest, B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) and Kia Motors America (KMA) are expanding the Teen Pro-Active Driving School throughout Southern California in an effort to help reduce the high rate of motor vehicle accidents involving teenage drivers. In a region with approximately 750,000 potential new drivers between the ages of 16 and 20, B.R.A.K.E.S. training programs will be conducted beginning late May in Costa Mesa, Pomona, San Diego and Fontana. According to a recent study, teens who complete the B.R.A.K.E.S. program are 64 percent less likely to be involved in an accident in their first three years of driving, and 84 percent of all B.R.A.K.E.S. graduates since 2011 had no crashes.
Alliances|Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Philanthropy|Sponsorships
05/09/16 | ID: 11505
05/09/16 | ID: 11505
TROYE SIVAN TO PERFORM AS “KIA’S ONE TO WATCH” ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Billboard, dick clark productions and Kia Motors announced today that new music sensation, Troye Sivan, will perform as “Kia’s One to Watch” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Sivan joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, Fifth Harmony, The Go-Go’s, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and a collaboration with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.
Awards|Events|Kia Motors America|Marketing|2016 Optima
05/06/16 | ID: 11503
05/06/16 | ID: 11503
SECOND HONOR FOR DMT/KIA MOTORS AMERICA PARTNERSHIP
The Kia Motors America (KMA) online resource for news media has been honored as outstanding in its field with the awarding of a Gold Stevie® in the Online Press Room category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards last week.
Alliances|Awards|Events|Kia Motors America|Partnerships
05/03/16 | ID: 11492
05/03/16 | ID: 11492
KIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS BEST-EVER APRIL SALES
IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2016 – Fresh off the best first quarter in company history, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) upward trajectory continued with all-time high April sales of 56,508 units, up 6.1 percent over the same period last year. With the all-new 2017 Sportage in showrooms, sales of the compact CUV jumped 78.9 percent year-over-year while the April tally for the Forte family of compact cars increased 35.6 percent.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
04/29/16 | ID: 11491
04/29/16 | ID: 11491
2017 SORENTO OVERVIEW
The 2017 Kia Sorento, built at Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, enters its second model year as a carry-over. Kia’s best-selling CUV receives new technology such as Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® (late availability), as well as two new packages for greater flexibility – the Advanced Touring Package and the Advanced Technology Package. Under the DRIVE WiSE sub-brand, the 2017 Sorento offers a host of previously unavailable driver assistance features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Dynamic Bending Lights.
Kia Motors America|Models|2017 Sorento
04/27/16 | ID: 11461
04/27/16 | ID: 11461
KIA MOTORS RETURNS TO MOM 2.0 SUMMIT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Kia Motors America (KMA) returns this week as Presenting Sponsor and Official Transportation Sponsor of the Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif., a forum intended for sharing ideas, developing creative digital content and highlighting unique programs and platforms that engage audiences, online and beyond. As a Southern California-based company, KMA looks to foster an open dialogue and build relationships with digital influencers while providing content creation opportunities featuring the brand’s world-class vehicles – many of which were designed in Orange County – and several national and local philanthropic partnerships representing Kia’s expanding corporate social responsibility efforts.
Events|Kia Motors America
04/11/16 | ID: 11459
04/11/16 | ID: 11459
ALL-NEW 2017 KIA SPORTAGE RECEIVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
Demonstrating Kia Motors’ ongoing commitment to safety and continuous improvement, the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage has earned the highest designation possible – Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) – from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention. The rating reflects top scores in each of five crashworthiness tests as well as the integration of driver assistance technologies to aid in crash prevention.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality|Safety
04/04/16 | ID: 11457
04/04/16 | ID: 11457
KIA MOTORS AMERICA LAUNCHES UVO LUXURY SERVICES IN 2016 K900
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the next iteration of the company's innovative UVO infotainment and telematics system, known as UVO Luxury Services. Exclusive to the 2016 K900, UVO Luxury Services includes premium features and functions, such as local search by Google®, remote vehicle command and control and a dealership appointment system, all powered by LTE connectivity.
Kia Motors America|Technology|UVO |UVO eServices|2016 K900
04/01/16 | ID: 11455
04/01/16 | ID: 11455
STRONG MARCH PROPELS KIA MOTORS AMERICA TO BEST-EVER FIRST QUARTER SALES
With March sales of 58,279 units – including best-ever single month sales for the Forte line of compact cars – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced a new first quarter record of 146,321 vehicles. The historic January-March performance saw the Forte, Sportage and Sedona nameplates post double digit gains over the same period last year.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
03/30/16 | ID: 11452
03/30/16 | ID: 11452
ALL-NEW 2016 KIA OPTIMA RECEIVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) best-selling nameplate, the all-new 2016 Optima, has earned the highest designation possible – Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) – from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention. The rating reflects top scores in each of five crashworthiness tests as well as the integration of active safety technology to aid in crash prevention. The 2016 Optima earned “good” crashworthiness ratings and a superior rating for the optional front-crash prevention system.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Safety|2016 Optima
03/29/16 | ID: 11448
03/29/16 | ID: 11448
KIA MOTORS PRODUCES TWO MILLIONTH VEHICLE IN THE U.S.
Today, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated as the plant’s two millionth vehicle – a white 2016 Sorento SXL – rolled off the assembly line in West Point, Georgia.
US Manufacturing|Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia
03/28/16 | ID: 11446
03/28/16 | ID: 11446
KIA SEDONA NAMED ‘MUST TEST DRIVE’ VEHICLE FOR 2016 BY AUTOTRADER
In the midst of the New York International Auto Show, the 2016 Kia Sedona has been named one of Autotrader’s Must Test Drive Vehicles for 2016. The prestigious list is a uniquely consumer-focused showcase that highlights the top vehicles shoppers should test drive before deciding what to purchase. The recognized vehicles are chosen based on a diverse set of criteria outlined by Autotrader’s editorial experts, who log thousands of miles test driving the latest cars, trucks and SUVS on the road each year.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2016 Sedona
03/24/16 | ID: 11444
03/24/16 | ID: 11444
KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. TEEN PRO-ACTIVE DRIVING SCHOOL EXTEND MULTIYEAR PARTNERSHIP
To accelerate the education of teen drivers and their parents on safe driving practices, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced an expanded partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a non-profit organization that provides free, hands-on defensive driving workshops in cities nationwide. The multiyear partnership is expected to double the number of teens and parents that receive the life-saving training. B.R.A.K.E.S. will use an expanded fleet of vehicles provided by Kia and increase the number of classes offered.
Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Philanthropy|Sponsorships
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