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11/24/23 ID: 21544
Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chair Euisun Chung Named ‘Industry Leader’ in 2023 Automotive News All−Stars Awards
Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) Executive Chair Euisun Chung was announced today as the winner of the Industry Leader category in the 2023 Automotive News All-Stars awards.
10/05/23 ID: 21261
KIA TO ADOPT NORTH AMERICAN CHARGING STANDARD IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2024
Kia America announced that its electric vehicle customers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Starting from Q4 2024, Kia plans to build the North American Charging Standard (NACS) port into new electric vehicles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to enable EV owners to use a significantly greater number of high-speed chargers than currently available to them. Further, the company expects to make available *CCS1-to-NACS (Combined Charging System) adapters to enable nearly all Kia EVs to charge on Tesla’s network. Adapters are expected to be made available through Kia dealers starting in Q1 2025.
10/04/23 ID: 21259
KIA AMERICA ANNOUNCES RESERVATION PROGRAM FOR ALL-NEW, ALL-ELECTRIC 2024 EV9 THREE-ROW SUV
With the highly anticipated all-new 2024 Kia EV9 expected to arrive in showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2023, Kia America today announced the opportunity for customers to make a reservation request for the three-row all-electric SUV. Expected to begin on October 16th at 10am PST, customers can visit Kia.com to configure and make a reservation request for an EV9 with a $750 fully refundable payment placed with participating Kia dealers. EV9 vehicles included in the reservation program include:
09/27/23 ID: 21253
ALL-NEW 2024 KIA EV9 STARTS AT $54,900(1)
Kia America announced today the base price for the all-new 2024 Kia EV9, Kia’s first three-row SUV EV. Starting at just $54,9001 (excluding destination), the EV9 Light RWD will come standard with DC fast-charging capability, roomy accommodations for up to seven passengers, full SynTex leather-trimmed seating, 19-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with heating and ventilation all powered by a seamless permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 215 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
09/01/23 ID: 21097
The Kia EV9 Wins Luxury Category in German Car of the Year 2024 Awards
After making its debut in the five-meter class, Kia immediately won over the 27-member jury of the ‘German Car of the Year 2024’ (GCOTY) award. The three-row Kia EV9 electric SUV, has been selected within the “Luxury” category for the German Car of the Year 2024 competition, encompassing all models with a base price exceeding 70,000 Euro. The Kia EV9 emerged as the victorious choice against eight other competing models in its category.
08/30/23 ID: 21093
Hyundai Motor Group Partners with Korea Zinc on Value Chain for EV Business
Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced today the signing of an MOU with Korea Zinc. The Group will cooperate with Korea Zinc, Korea's leading non-ferrous metal smelting company, in a comprehensive collaboration across the nickel value chain.
08/28/23 ID: 21078
Kia partner, The Ocean Cleanup, delivers record 55-ton ocean plastic haul
Kia plans to use recycled plastic from a 55-ton haul recently reclaimed from the Pacific Ocean in its new EV models. The record-breaking amount of plastic reclaimed by Kia's global partner, The Ocean Cleanup, marks the next phase in a seven-year global partnership agreed in April 2022 as part of Kia’s transformation into a leading sustainable mobility solutions provider.
07/26/23 ID: 20900
Seven Automakers Unite to Create a Leading High-Powered Charging Network Across North America
Seven of the world’s leading automakers – BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Group, Stellantis NV – are creating a joint venture to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in North America, by making EV charging more convenient, accessible and reliable.
07/12/23 ID: 20791
Kia Georgia Plans Expansion to Accommodate EV9 Production
Kia Georgia’s West Point assembly plant is undergoing a transformation that will allow for the assembly of the all-electric 2024 EV9 three-row SUV in the second quarter of 2024. This over $200 million expansion will create nearly 200 additional jobs in Troup County with EV9 joining the Telluride, Sorento and Sportage SUVs and the K5 mid-size sedan as the fifth model to be assembled at Kia Georgia.
06/21/23 ID: 20753
KIA AMERICA IS ONLY AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY IN THE US NAMED TO THE 2023 TIME100 LIST OF MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES
Today, Kia entered the exclusive TIME100 Most Influential Companies list, highlighting companies making an extraordinary impact around the world.
06/14/23 ID: 20747
2023 KIA TELLURIDE NAMED “FAVORITE FAMILY VEHICLE” AT MIDWEST AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATION’S SPRING RALLY
The 2023 Kia Telluride was crowned “Favorite Family Vehicle” during the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s (MAMA) annual Spring Rally. Over 100 automotive journalists descended upon Elkhart Lake’s Road America in Wisconsin for the Spring Rally, where they evaluated nearly 90 vehicles on a variety of driving courses before voting for their favorites across seven categories.
06/01/23 ID: 20695
KIA AMERICA’S GROWTH CONTINUES WITH TENTH STRAIGHT YEAR-OVER-YEAR MONTHLY SALES INCREASES
Fast-growing Kia America continues its hot streak as the brand posted total May sales of 71,497 units, marking the second-highest monthly sales total in company history and the tenth consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. Sales of retail units in May totaled 65,197, marking an increase of 21-percent year-over-year, with combined sales increasing by 23-percent. Several models posting double- and even triple-digit sales increases, including: Seltos (+171-percent); Stinger (+102-percent); Carnival (+80-percent); Soul (+45-percent); Telluride (+35-percent); Sportage (+24-percent) and Sorento (+13-percent). May sales were driven by Kia’s lineup of capable SUVs, which increased 35-percent year-over-year and accounted for 74-percent of the brand’s total volume. The Sportage, Telluride and Seltos models also set best-ever May sales records, up 17-, 29- and 39-percent, respectively, over each model’s previous record-setting May performances set in 2021. In addition, Seltos set an all-time monthly sales record with sales up 15-percent over the previous best-ever monthly sales performance set by the model in March 2021. Sales of Kia’s electrified models set a new May record – posting a 33-percent increase over May 2022 – and a new any-month record up by 4-percent over the previous record which was set just last month. Sales of the all-electric Kia EV6 also set a new May sales record, increasing 7-percent over May 2022. In addition, overall sales of the model increased 80-percent over last month thanks in part to a marketing campaign and competitive lease program.
05/26/23 ID: 20690
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution to Establish Battery Cell Manufacturing Joint Venture in the U.S.
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution (LGES) announced an EV battery cell manufacturing joint venture in the U.S. today.
05/11/23 ID: 20645
Kia and Kakao Mobility Collaborate for Innovation in Mobility Services with Purpose-Built Vehicles
Kia Corporation and Kakao Mobility, South Korea’s leading mobility as a service (MaaS) platform service company, today announced a collaboration to develop purpose-built vehicles (PBVs) optimized for ride-hailing and new mobility services linked to PBVs.
04/25/23 ID: 20501
Hyundai Motor Group and SK On to Establish EV Battery Cell Production Joint Venture in US
Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) today announced its plans to set up an electric vehicle (EV) battery cell production joint venture in the US with partner SK On.