Total Items: 52
07/02/19 | ID: 15189
07/02/19 | ID: 15189
2020 KIA SOUL EARNS 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS STATUS FROM INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
The completely redesigned 2020 Kia Soul has earned Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The TSP+ designation was awarded to Soul models equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist systems and LED headlights . On the heels of the Stinger’s recent TSP+ rating, the Soul’s new accolade increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus ratings to 11 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2020 Soul
06/19/19 | ID: 15187
06/19/19 | ID: 15187
KIA MOTORS RANKED HIGHEST MASS MARKET BRAND FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN J.D. POWER U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDY
For the fifth consecutive year, Kia was named the number one non-luxury automotive brand today by J.D. Power in the 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 70 problems per 100 vehicles, a two-point improvement over last year’s results. Kia’s continued success in IQS was led by having four models – Rio, Forte, Sportage and Soul -- included among the top 10 vehicles in the industry, the most of any brand. In addition, Kia had segment-topping performances from Rio (Small Car), Forte (Compact Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan).
Kia Motors America|Quality
06/05/19 | ID: 15162
06/05/19 | ID: 15162
2019 KIA STINGER NAMED A TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS BY INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2019 Kia Stinger fastback sedan when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and LED headlights . The Stinger’s TSP+ rating increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus ratings to 10.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2019 Stinger
05/29/19 | ID: 15144
05/29/19 | ID: 15144
KIA’S CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED PROGRAM NAMED TO AUTOTRADER’S BEST PROGRAMS FOR 2019 LIST
For the second consecutive year, Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned Program has been named one of Autotrader’s 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Programs. The list recognizes the standout programs car shoppers should consider when buying pre-owned.
Awards|Kia Motors America
05/15/19 | ID: 15139
05/15/19 | ID: 15139
ALL-NEW KIA TELLURIDE WINS SUV CATEGORY AT INAUGURAL TEXAS OFF-ROAD INVITATIONAL
The all-new Kia Telluride won first place in the SUV category at the first-ever Texas Off-Road Invitational held by the Texas Motor Press Association. More than 30 truck and sport-utility media evaluated the all-new mid-size SUV at General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville, Texas. After comparing it to more than a dozen other SUVS, many of them legendary off-roaders and luxury utility vehicles, the Telluride was voted best.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2020 Telluride
05/10/19 | ID: 15132
05/10/19 | ID: 15132
KIA TELLURIDE PICKS UP AWARD AT ANNUAL NORTHWEST AUTOMOTIVE PRESS ASSOCIATION’S “MUDFEST”
After two days of driving more than 20 vehicles through a mix of on-road handling and off-road courses at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Wash., member journalists of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) named the Telluride as the “Mid- and Full-Size CUV” category winner at the association’s 25th annual Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event, also known as “Mudfest.”
Awards|Kia Motors America|2020 Telluride
04/30/19 | ID: 15126
04/30/19 | ID: 15126
KIA TELLURIDE NAMED “CUV OF TEXAS” BY THE TEXAS AUTO WRITERS ASSOCIATION
After two days of driving and evaluations, journalist members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride “CUV of Texas” as well as the “Mid-Size CUV” category winner at the association’s recent Auto Roundup event. The results were based on the assessments of the 44 journalist members of TAWA who attended the event and evaluated 29 vehicles across a wide variety of criteria.
Awards|Kia Motors America|US Manufacturing|2020 Telluride
04/18/19 | ID: 15115
04/18/19 | ID: 15115
NIRO EV NAMED CAR OF THE YEAR BY POPULAR MECHANICS
Kia Motors America (KMA) is pleased to announce that the Niro EV was selected “Car of the Year” by Popular Mechanics magazine.
Awards|Events|Kia Motors America|Models|2019 Niro EV
04/15/19 | ID: 15079
04/15/19 | ID: 15079
NIRO PHEV RECEIVES GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 2019 BEST NEW CAR AWARD
The 2019 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid received Good Housekeeping’s 2019 Best New Car Award in the Hybrid category, marking the first time a Kia has earned the accolade from the esteemed publication.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2019 Niro PHEV
04/15/19 | ID: 15076
04/15/19 | ID: 15076
KIA STINGER RECEIVES FIRST-EVER J.D. POWER ENGINEERING AWARD FOR HIGHEST RATED ALL-NEW VEHICLE
After ushering in a dynamic new era for Kia Motors, the 2018 Stinger sportback has been awarded the first-ever J.D. Power Engineering Award for Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle. Based on combined consumer evaluations included in the J.D. Power Initial Quality SM and APEALSM Studies, Kia is the first OEM to be recognized by J.D. Power for delivering the highest-rated new entry into the market for a model year.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models
02/07/19 | ID: 14974
02/07/19 | ID: 14974
2019 FORTE NAMED BEST SMALL CAR BY MOTORWEEK
Kia Motors America (KMA) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Forte has won a 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for “Best Small Car.”
Awards|Kia Motors America|2019 Forte
12/06/18 | ID: 14828
12/06/18 | ID: 14828
RIO AND SOUL NAMED BEST BUY WINNERS BY CONSUMER GUIDE AUTOMOTIVE
Kia Motors America (KMA) is pleased to announce that the Rio and Soul have been named 2019 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award winners.
2019 Soul|2019 Rio
11/12/18 | ID: 14636
11/12/18 | ID: 14636
2019 KIA FORTE WINS SOUTHWEST LIFESTYLE VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Shortly after its launch this past summer, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2019 Forte is being lauded for its exceptional value when named a winner at the first Southwest Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards held recently at the Bondurant Racing School outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Local media in attendance rated the Forte “Best Value” in the car category after real-world evaluations, while the all-new compact sedan wowed them with its Stinger-inspired design and improved driving dynamics.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2019 Forte
10/15/18 | ID: 14436
10/15/18 | ID: 14436
2018 KIA RIO RECEIVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2018 Kia Rio sedan when equipped with optional Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and LED headlights on vehicles built after June 2018. Thanks to the “Superior” rating given to the AEB system, and the “Good” rating given to the optional LED headlights, the 2018 Rio becomes the first vehicle in the IIHS minicar segment to achieve the TSP+ designation.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Safety
08/02/18 | ID: 13989
08/02/18 | ID: 13989
RIO AND STINGER NAMED SEGMENT WINNERS IN J.D. POWER 2018 AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, EXECUTION, AND LAYOUT (APEAL) STUDY
Following the launch of the 2018 Rio and highly anticipated 2018 Stinger, Kia Motors America (KMA) has earned two more J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards for its stylish subcompact and its powerful fastback sports sedan. The double win helped increase Kia’s overall score by eight points since last year, while also securing the brand’s spot among the top 10 non-premium nameplates. The announcement follows Kia Motors being named the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for the fourth consecutive year, with the Rio also capturing a win in the small car segment.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2018 Stinger|2018 Rio
06/20/18 | ID: 13967
06/20/18 | ID: 13967
KIA MOTORS IS THE HIGHEST RANKED MASS MARKET BRAND IN J.D. POWER’S INITIAL QUALITY STUDY FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles. Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed second and the Forte (Compact Car) placed third in their respective segments.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality
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