06/13/18 ID: 13913

Kia’s CPO Program Continually Lauded by Industry Experts

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2018 – Kia Motors America announced the extension of the brand’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) and Branded Product Program with the JM&A Group.  The multi-year extension comes on the heels of recent program milestones, including:         

  • 11 consecutive years of sales growth
  • Over one million CPO units and F&I Products sold since 2007
  • IntelliChoice “Best Popular CPO Program” for three straight years
  • Named one of Autotrader’s “Best CPO Programs for 2018”

 “Offering one of the best CPO warranties in the industry has helped Kia attract new consumers to the brand and we provide our dealers with the best possible F&I products and training in the industry,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America.  “This allows us to ensure the needs of Kia customers will be met and our relationship with JM&A Group has been an integral part of this program’s success.”

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 requires a meticulous 164-point Quality Assurance inspection by certified Kia technicians. CPO vehicles also come with a 10-year /100,000-mile limited powertrain 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.

“We are honored to continue our relationship with Kia and serve as a strategic partner for the growth and success of their dealers,” said Forrest Heathcott, president, JM&A Group. “As we enter our second 40 years serving this dynamic and ever-changing industry, we are energized to be continuing with the progressive and forward-thinking Kia team and their outstanding dealers and customers.”

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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About JM&A Group

JM&A Group, a leader in the F&I industry for more than 40 years, serves more than 3,700 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 nearly 750 associates, including 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 20th 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

* 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

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.

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