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08/24/15 - KIA RACING SCORES THRILLING PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE VICTORY AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Kia Racing scored a hard-fought victory and notched another podium finish during rounds 13 and 14 of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season at Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) in Tooele, Utah, this past weekend. Starting from the pole for round 13 on Saturday, Kia Racing pilot Mark Wilkins, in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, battled nose-to-tail with Jack Baldwin’s No. 73 Porsche Cayman for most of the thrilling 50-minute contest. Through careful management of tire wear, Wilkins was able to hold off Baldwin to take the checkered flag – the first win of the 2015 season for defending PWC Grand Touring Sport (GTS) class Manufacturer Champion Kia.
Kia Motors America|Kia Racing

08/21/15 - KIA RACING PREPARES FOR BACK-TO-BACK PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE EVENTS AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK AND SONOMA RACEWAY

As the grueling 18-race Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season heads into its final rounds, the Buford, Georgia-based Kia Racing team faces a challenging West Coast swing for rounds 13 and 14 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, August 21-23 and rounds 15 and 16 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, just four days later. On top of the logistical difficulties of operating 2,000 miles away from their home base for back-to-back races, the vast differences between the two road courses pose an additional challenge to the team. In addition to considering variables related to track lengths and configurations, the engineers must also factor in Miller’s 4,400-foot elevation and the “atmospheric correction” required by PWC rules for Kia’s turbocharged Optimas.
Kia Racing

08/20/15 - KIA CADENZA EARNS AUTOPACIFIC’S 2015 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD IN LARGE CAR CATEGORY

The premium and stylish Kia Cadenza sedan has earned AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in the Large Car category (tie). AutoPacific’s IVA is based on over 66,000 surveys completed by new-car owners in the first half of 2015 and recognizes products that most closely meet buyer requirements and expectations. Based on the responses from vehicle owners, the survey encompasses the vehicle’s ride and handling, driver’s seat comfort, interior storage, safety features, engine power and acceleration, and technology.
Awards|2015 Cadenza

08/17/15 - KIA FORTE KOUP PRIVATEER PROGRAM SCORES BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE

Defending Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Touring Car A (TCA) Class Driver Champion and Ohio-native Jason Wolfe, pilot of the No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup fielded by Kinetic Motorsports, scored back-to-back wins at his home track in rounds 10 and 11 of the 18-race PWC season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this past weekend. The 2014 PWC TCA Rookie of the Year earned pole position and led both races from start to finish, retaking the lead in the 2015 TCA Driver Championship standings. Only a broken halfshaft in Saturday’s round 12 prevented him from making a clean sweep of the weekend.
Kia Racing

08/12/15 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF OREGON’S 2015 PLUG & PINOT CELEBRATION

To celebrate the Soul EV’s highly anticipated arrival and sales commencement in Oregon, Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the 2015 Plug & Pinot celebration, kicking off with an evening reception Thursday, August 13, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Jacobsen Salt Co. in downtown Portland. As much a celebration of the Soul EV as it is a culinary festival, Plug & Pinot highlights Oregon’s easily accessible EV byways by promoting eco-tourism and the region’s highly respected wine country. Tickets for the reception are just $15 (free to those who register for a Soul EV test drive/ride experience at plugandpinot.com) and include hors d’oeuvres and live soul music by Speaker Minds and Will West & The Friendly Strangers. KMA will have six Soul EVs available to experience during the evening’s festivities, and guests are encouraged to interact with the onsite product specialists who can provide detailed information in a relaxed environment.
Kia Motors America|Models|2016 Soul EV

08/06/15 - 2016 KIA SOUL OVERVIEW

The extremely popular Soul ups its “wow” factor for the 2016 model year with a host of new style and convenience features, some of which actually debuted on the K900 luxury sedan. In addition, owners can further express their unique individualism through a new Designer Collection that plays up the Soul’s fun-loving attitude with a two-tone paint scheme.
Kia Motors America|Models|2016 Soul

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
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