KIA MOTORS AMERICA WINS INTELLICHOICE’S CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED CAR AWARDS BEST POPULAR PROGRAM FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned Program (CPO) Recognized for Industry-Leading Warranty and Financing Incentives
- IntelliChoice CPO Car Awards help consumers identify true costs and best values
- Industry’s only independent report card rates manufacturer-backed programs in nine key areas
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 — Kia Motors America's (KMA) Certified Pre-Owned program has been named IntelliChoice’s Best Popular Program for the third consecutive year. The independent report card rates nine essential components to help consumers identify true costs and best values.
“The IntelliChoice Best Popular Program award is further proof that Kia’s industry-leading warranty coupled with a thorough 150-point Quality Assurance inspection by certified Kia technicians provides consumers piece of mind when buying a pre-owned vehicle,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America.
IntelliChoice evaluates 25 manufacturer-backed programs and segments the brands into two different categories–Premium and Popular–which reflect the overall market position and price range of their vehicles. This year’s study included 12 Premium brands and 13 Popular brands. Nine key components are analyzed including extended manufacturer warranties, used car ownership costs, inspection process comprehensiveness, and special financing incentives.
“As the popularity of CPO increases with consumers, each OEM continues to improve their CPO program to meet the demands of a competitive marketplace. Kia’s efforts of continued refinement to keep their CPO program a few steps ahead of the pack has been acknowledged, resulting in a third consecutive IntelliChoice CPO award,” Eric Anderson Director of Data Products, IntelliChoice.
KMA’s CPO program, administered by JM&A Group, accepts only Kia vehicles that are five years or newer with fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer, and every vehicle undergoes a meticulous 150-point Quality Assurance inspection by certified Kia technicians. CPO vehicles also come with a 10-year /100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty1 and 12-month /12,000 mile-Platinum Coverage2. Whether it’s the midsize Optima sedan, iconic Soul or the Sorento SUV that drivers dream of, customers get a great price matched with superb quality, bypassing the stress, risk and uncertainty that typically comes with buying a previously owned vehicle.
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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IntelliChoice, part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group, is the market leader in automotive ownership cost and car value analysis. Founded in 1986, IntelliChoice is committed to empowering consumers to make better purchase decisions by providing independent and essential automotive information and tools. Through the motortrend.com website, consumers can research, compare, and price new cars and the cost of ownership. Motor Trend Automotive Group is an operating division of TEN: A Discovery Communications Company, the largest automotive media company in the world.
About TEN: A Discovery Communications Company
TEN: A Discovery Communications Company is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing Velocity network and TEN’s entire automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social and live event portfolio, including MOTOR TREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a cumulative reach of more than 131 million, the company encompasses Velocity’s #1 TV network for automotive superfans, MOTOR TREND’s #1 automotive YouTube Channel, and Motor Trend OnDemand, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service.
About JM&A Group
JM&A Group, a leader in the F&I industry for nearly 40 years, serves more than 3,800 automotive dealerships nationwide. Comprised of Jim Moran & Associates, Inc. (JM&A), Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc. (FWS), Fidelity Insurance Agency, and Courtesy Insurance Company, it provides a variety of products and services such as F&I training and consulting, vehicle protection plans, used vehicle certification programs, pre-paid maintenance plans and GAP programs. Additionally, the company has a dedicated sales force of 300+ associates who support process implementation for dealer operations and digital sales strategies. JM&A Group is a division of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. a diversified automotive corporation headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla. JM Family is ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies” and ranked on FORTUNE®’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the 19th consecutive year. For more information about JM&A Group’s products and services, contact us at 1-800-553-7146 or visit us online at www.jmagroup.com.
* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 The Kia CPO 10-year/100,000-mile limited warranty program begins on the original in-service date of vehicle and odometer mile “0.” The limited warranty program includes the remainder of roadside assistance, powertrain coverage and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (Basic). See retailer for details or go to kia.com.
2 Platinum Coverage begins on the vehicle purchase date and odometer reading on purchase date. Platinum Coverage is limited; for exact coverages, exclusions and limitations, please review CPO contract or see retailer for details.