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03/27/15 - 2015 KIA SOUL EV NAMED “BEST VALUE IN AMERICA” AWARD WINNER BY VINCENTRIC

The 2015 Kia Soul EV has been honored as a 2015 Vincentric “Best Value in America” award winner in the Electric/Plug-in Hybrid category. Vincentric is a leading source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within the automotive industry.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 Soul EV

03/26/15 - KIA RACING CHARGES INTO THE STREETS OF ST. PETERSBURG FOR ROUNDS THREE AND FOUR OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

Having successfully launched its defense of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship with a podium and a top-five finish during the season opener at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, Kia Racing charges into St. Petersburg, Florida, for rounds three and four knowing that the only street circuit on the 2015 PWC schedule poses a unique set of challenges – especially for the only front-wheel-drive cars in the field. But extensive off-season development work, concentrating on the handling and braking capabilities of the No. 36 and No. 38 turbocharged Optimas, combined with four consecutive years of racing experience on St. Pete’s narrow streets, has the team feeling good about the trip to Florida.
Kia Racing

03/25/15 - ALL-NEW 2016 KIA OPTIMA MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

The all-new 2016 Kia Optima mid-size sedan will make its global debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show
#KiaOptima #NYIAS|Auto Shows|Kia Motors America

03/25/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA EXPANDS SOUL EV AVAILABILITY TO FIVE ADDITIONAL STATES

Following the successful launch of the Soul EV late last year in California, Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce it is expanding availability of its fullycharged urban runabout into five new states: Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Electric vehicle demand has been growing in these states, and consumers there have expressed a lot of interest in Soul EV. And with more than 1,8001 charging stations combined, the robust EV infrastructure within these markets makes battery-powered travel convenient and an increasingly appealing choice for consumers. Within each state, select Kia retailers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV, and customers will have access to charging stations installed at these facilities. The Soul EV-authorized Kia dealership locations will be announced closer to the Soul EV’s on-sale date in the expansion states later this year. Additional markets are set to come online in 2016.
Environment|Kia Motors America|2015 Soul EV

03/24/15 - SIXTH ANNUAL KIA CLASSIC RETURNS TO AVIARA GOLF CLUB MARCH 26-29

Kia Motors America (KMA) is pleased to once again serve as the title sponsor of the sixth annual Kia Classic, which tees off this Thursday at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California. Returning champion Anna Nordqvist will defend her title against a competitive field of 144 golfers all vying for their share of the tournament’s $1.7 million purse. Play concludes on Sunday, March 29, and the winner will receive $255,000 and the keys to a brand new Kia K900 luxury sedan – the Official Vehicle of the LPGA.
Kia Motors America|LPGA Partnership

03/12/15 - 2015 KIA K900 AND SOUL NAMED AMONG BEST CARS FOR FAMILIES BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has honored the K900 flagship sedan and the 2015 Soul urban passenger vehicle with “Best Cars for Families” awards in the Luxury Large Car and Hatchback categories, respectively. U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007, and the awards continue each vehicle’s string of recent accolades from respected organizations such as Robb Report, Cars.com and Kelly Blue Book.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2015 K900|2015 Soul

03/12/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA CONTRIBUTES $75,000 TO THE HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

IRVINE, Calif., March 12 2015 – As part of a new partnership, Kia Motors America (KMA) is donating $75,000 to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to award 16 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each to eligible students attending a HACU-member institution. Established in 1986, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success, and its member institutions in the U.S. are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students.
Kia Motors America|Philanthropy

03/10/15 - KIA RACING STARTS PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE GTS-CLASS TITLE DEFENSE ATOP PODIUM IN SEASON OPENER AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

Kia Racing’s defense of the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship got off to a strong start with second and fifth-place finishes during the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season-opening weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Kia Racing newcomer Ben Clucas, pilot of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, followed up a top-five finish in Saturday’s round one with his first-career PWC podium in Sunday’s rain-soaked round two, while teammate Mark Wilkins in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo scored a pair of hard-fought top-ten finishes during the challenging weekend. In addition, Kinetic Motorsports’ privateer Kia Forte Koup program, which claimed the Touring Car A (TC-A) class Manufacturer Championship for Kia last year, also started the season off in fine style, scoring two podium finishes, including a win for Jason Wolfe – last year’s Touring Car A (TC-A) Driver Champion and Rookie of the Year.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing

03/05/15 - KIA RACING POISED TO DEFEND MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIP AS 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENS AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

Following a historic 2014 performance in which Kia became the first Korean automaker to win the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship, earning 13 podiums, including five wins, during the 16-race season, Kia Racing and its partner Kinetic Motorsports start their title defense this weekend at the 2015 season opener at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, March 7-8. The familiar red-and-white Kia sedans sport a striking new livery for 2015, but inside the cockpit, driver Mark Wilkins returns for his fourth season behind the wheel of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo. Wilkins is joined by British newcomer Ben Clucas, who makes his Kia Racing and PWC debut in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo in the Lone Star State.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing
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