Annual Urban Wheel Award Presented to Kia’s Luxury Flagship
- With world-class design, craftsmanship and materials, K900 touted for its understated elegance
- 420-horsepower1 rear-wheel-drive premium luxury sedan redefines Kia brand and consumer expectations
DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2015 – In conjunction with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Decisive Magazine named the 2015 Kia K900 sedan as the “2015 Urban Car of the Year” at its 19th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) ceremony, the “Official Multicultural Event” of NAIAS. Combining world-class features, premium amenities, and impressive performance – all at a tremendous value – the K900 elevates the Kia brand to new levels of refinement and elegance.
“Since arriving in the U.S. market 20 years ago, the Kia brand has always challenged convention and redefined the notion of what value is,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Kia Motors America (KMA). “To be recognized by Decisive Magazine and the Urban Wheel Awards jurors for the Urban Car of the Year Award is an indication that our first foray into the premium luxury segment has the right combination of design, craftsmanship, technology – and value – to be a winner.”
UWA juror Les Jackson proclaimed the K900 as having an “understated elegance that speaks of the owner being a savvy, trendy professional.” Taking practicality and style into account, the UWA panel evaluated dozens of new cars for 2015 in a variety of urban settings to determine the winners in each segment: Urban Car of the Year, Urban Truck of the Year, and Urban Green Vehicle of the Year.
About Urban Wheel Awards
The Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) has become a global marketing initiative that promotes diversity awareness in all segments of the auto industry. Every year UWA serves as a networking event for hundreds of media, businesses, politicians, celebrities, and community and trade organizations during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), as well as promoting participation during the auto show’s showcase of activities. For more information visit www.UrbanWheelAwards.com
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona minivan, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States. Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.
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1 With use of premium gasoline.
** 2015 K900 V8 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.
*** 2015 Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.