Total Items: 54
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
05/29/18 | ID: 13897
05/29/18 | ID: 13897
2018 KIA SOUL NAMED TO KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $20,000 LIST
On the heels of Soul sales crossing the one million threshold in the United States since going on sale in 2009, Kia’s funky urban passenger vehicle has been named to Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars list for the seventh year in a row. Soul continues to stand out from the crowd with a unique combination of style, versatility and a long list of standard features.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2018 Soul
05/25/18 | ID: 13894
05/25/18 | ID: 13894
KIA MOTORS AMERICA’S CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED PROGRAM NAMED TO AUTOTRADER’S BEST PROGRAMS FOR 2018 LIST
Kia Motors America's (KMA) Certified Pre-Owned Program has been named to Autotrader’s 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Programs for 2018. The list recognizes the standout programs car shoppers should consider when buying pre-owned.
Awards|Kia Motors America
05/21/18 | ID: 13891
05/21/18 | ID: 13891
KIA RANKED AS ONE OF 2018’S MOST TRUSTED AUTOMOTIVE BRANDS BY AMCI GLOBAL
For the second year in a row, Kia has been acknowledged as one of the most trusted non-luxury automotive brands in the annual Trusted Automotive Brands Study (TABS) conducted by AMCI Global. Trust is one of the key factors leading to brand loyalty and a customer’s decision to repurchase that brand’s products. Now in its second year, TABS again shows that trust accounts for more than 50 percent of a consumer’s decision to recommend or repurchase a vehicle from an automotive brand.
Awards|Kia Motors America
05/15/18 | ID: 13887
05/15/18 | ID: 13887
KIA LEADS ALL BRANDS WITH EIGHT VEHICLES WITH EITHER A 2018 TSP OR TSP+ RATING
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento, bringing to Kia the highest number of vehicles with either a 2018 Top Safety Pick (TSP) or Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating among all brands. Kia’s best-selling SUV received good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests and “Good”-rated headlights when equipped with optional autonomous emergency braking and LED headlights.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Safety|2018 Sorento|2018 Optima|2018 Sportage|2018 Soul|2018 Sedona|2018 Forte |2019 Sorento|2018 Cadenza
04/26/18 | ID: 13873
04/26/18 | ID: 13873
KIA STINGER GT NAMED TO WARDS 10 BEST INTERIORS FOR 2018 LIST
The 2018 Kia Stinger GT fastback sport sedan recently was named one of Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2018. The list recognizes outstanding achievement in aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, material use, fit-and-finish and user-friendly technology. The honor comes on the heels of Stinger GT’s 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 being named to Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2018. Stinger continues to redefine the sport sedan segment previously occupied by more expensive offerings from Germany.
Awards|Concept Vehicles|Design|Kia Motors America|2018 Stinger
03/14/18 | ID: 13667
03/14/18 | ID: 13667
KIA CADENZA NAMED BEST LARGE CAR FOR FAMILIES BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
The 2018 Cadenza has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for winning the Best Large Car for Families award, marking the second consecutive year Kia’s premium sedan has taken home the honor. The Cadenza checked off all the boxes during the evaluation process, as vehicles were scored on their safety, seating and cargo volume, reliability and the availability of family friendly features.
Awards|Kia Motors America
03/12/18 | ID: 13665
03/12/18 | ID: 13665
KIA STINGER NAMED TO AUTOTRADER’S 2018 10 BEST CAR INTERIORS UNDER $50,000
The 2018 Kia Stinger recently was named one of Autotrader’s 10 Best Car Interiors under $50,000 for 2018. The honor is just the latest accolade in a long string of acknowledgments for Stinger as it continues to redefine the sport sedan segment previously occupied by much more expensive offerings from Germany. Taking into account the amount of time today’s drivers spend in their vehicles, Autotrader’s list aims to help shoppers go beyond the sheet metal and selects cars that make transit more enjoyable through thoughtfully laid out, comfortable and spacious interiors.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2018 Stinger
02/14/18 | ID: 13518
02/14/18 | ID: 13518
KIA RIO RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL CARS IN 2018 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
The J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Rio as the leader in the Small Car category. The industrywide study examines problems reported during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2015 model year). Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100). Thus, a lower score suggests a higher long-term quality level. The Rio ranked highest, with a score of 103 PP100.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Quality
02/09/18 | ID: 13516
02/09/18 | ID: 13516
KIA STINGER NAMED AS BEST OF THE YEAR IN MOTORWEEK 2018 DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Kia Stinger has been named as Best of the Year in MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards, the top honor given amongst the 14-category program. The accolade is just the latest in a long string of acknowledgments for Stinger, which went on sale late last year and is redefining a staid sport sedan segment previously occupied by more expensive offerings from Germany. The awards, now in their 36th year, recognize vehicles for bringing innovation and value to the car-buying public.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2018 Stinger
02/06/18 | ID: 13509
02/06/18 | ID: 13509
KIA SOUL AND SORENTO HONORED WITH BEST CARS FOR THE MONEY AWARD FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
The 2018 Kia Soul and Sorento were announced as winners of two of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for the Money awards. The awards recognize vehicles across 14 categories that represent the best combination of quality and value. Soul was honored with the Best Compact Car for the Money and Sorento claimed the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money.
Awards|Kia Motors America
01/31/18 | ID: 13500
01/31/18 | ID: 13500
KIA NIRO WINS GREEN CAR JOURNAL’S 2018 GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR™
Recognizing environmental achievement in the auto industry, the Kia Niro has been named Green Car Journal’s 2018 Green SUV of the Year™. Since the Niro went on sale early last year, it has been a popular choice for consumers seeking a hybrid offering crossover utility and great looks. The Niro beat out crossover/SUV finalists from Chevrolet, Mini, Mazda, and Volvo for the coveted award.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2018 Niro
01/16/18 | ID: 13487
01/16/18 | ID: 13487
KIA STINGER WINS ROADSHOW BY CNET SHIFT AWARD FOR 2018 VEHICLE OF THE YEAR
Roadshow by CNET today announced Stinger as its 2018 Shift Award Vehicle of the Year. Besting stiff competition from Honda and Audi, the Stinger was lauded by the Roadshow by CNET editorial staff as being not just a class benchmark, but also a vehicle that is driving the industry toward a smarter, more sustainable and entertaining future. The Shift Award Vehicle of the Year is Roadshow by CNET’s top award category.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2018 Stinger
12/14/17 | ID: 13342
12/14/17 | ID: 13342
ALL-NEW 2018 KIA STINGER NAMED TO WARDS 10 BEST ENGINES LIST
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2018 Stinger has been named to Wards 10 Best Engines list. The performance-oriented GT trim’s 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 was selected among a field of 32 powertrains for its exceptional power delivery, responsiveness and refinement. The list focuses on engines that are new to the market or have been significantly improved over the previous year. WardsAuto editors conduct evaluations based on several criteria, including horsepower, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise characteristics. This is the 24th year for the competition.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2018 Stinger
12/11/17 | ID: 13337
12/11/17 | ID: 13337
2018 KIA RIO WINS HISPANIC MOTOR PRESS FOUNDATION AWARD
The all-new 2018 Kia Rio was named among the 10 Best vehicles for Hispanic families by the Hispanic Motor Press Foundation, taking top honors in the subcompact car category. The Rio’s outstanding combination of fuel efficiency, innovative technology, fun-to-drive character and value helped it win high marks from the Hispanic Motor Press judges.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2018 Rio
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