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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
04/16/18 | ID: 13855
04/16/18 | ID: 13855
KIA MOTORS AMERICA POSTS BEST-EVER MONTHLY CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE SALES TOTAL IN COMPANY HISTORY
Kia Motors America announces best-ever Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) monthly sales with 7,698 vehicles sold in March. This achievement reflects Kia’s continued commitment to enhancing the CPO program, including expanding the Quality Assurance inspection to 164 points up from a 150-point inspection. Kia’s popular Forte sedan helped drive the brand’s sales with a 20.2-percent increase.
Kia Motors America|Sales
04/16/18 | ID: 13853
04/16/18 | ID: 13853
KIA MOTORS AMERICA INTRODUCES UVO SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA TO ENABLE VOICE CONTROLS
Owners of certain Kias can now control a number of vehicle functions —such as start and stop the engine and heat or cool their cars, depending on model and model year—using simple voice commands from the comfort of their home. Called UVO Skill, the system also allows owners to lock doors, sound the horn and flash the lights, and start and stop charging their plug-in or electric vehicle whenever they choose. All that’s needed is a device with Amazon Alexa like Echo or Echo Dot and one of the following Kia vehicles with compatible UVO hardware: Niro PHEV, Soul EV , Optima PHEV and K900. UVO Skill set-up is easy via the Alexa companion app.
Kia Motors America|Technology|UVO |2017 Optima PHEV|2017 Soul EV |2018 Niro PHEV|2018 Soul EV|2018 Optima PHEV
04/10/18 | ID: 13849
04/10/18 | ID: 13849
WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM DEVELOPED ON KIA SOUL EV
Marking an important step in the future of electric vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc. (Mojo) have completed a three-year project to develop a fast-charging wireless power transfer system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs . The project, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, paves the way for the future of electric vehicles in which plugs are no longer necessary.
Kia Motors America|Technology|2018 Soul EV
04/09/18 | ID: 13851
04/09/18 | ID: 13851
Kia Motors Taps Christopher Wenk as Vice President of Government Affairs in Washington, DC Office
Christopher Wenk has been named Vice President of Government Affairs of Kia Motors Corporation Washington Office, effective April 2, 2018. In this role, Mr. Wenk will oversee Kia’s U.S. federal and state government affairs program.
Executives|Kia Motors Corporation
04/09/18 | ID: 13847
04/09/18 | ID: 13847
KIA MOTORS AMERICA RENEWS MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH B.R.A.K.E.S. TEEN DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL
Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) today announced a multi-year renewal of their partnership, coinciding with National Distracted Driving Awareness month. Working with B.R.A.K.E.S., Kia aims to reduce injuries and save lives by providing teens and their parents with the tools they need to be responsible behind the wheel. The unique program combines classroom instruction with hands-on-defensive driver training.
Kia Motors America|Partnerships|Philanthropy
04/05/18 | ID: 13846
04/05/18 | ID: 13846
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Kia Motors America Announces Organizational Change
Executives|Kia Motors America
04/03/18 | ID: 13840
04/03/18 | ID: 13840
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES MARCH SALES
Kia Motors America today announced March sales of 50,645 vehicles, a 2.5-percent increase over the same period last year. The month was highlighted by best-ever March sales of the Sportage CUV, which were up more than 41-percent over the same period last year. In addition, four other Kia models realized significant increases in sales year-over-year, including the Cadenza and Rio, which were up 75.5- and 72.3-percent, respectively, and the Soul and Sorento models, which posted 5.0- and 3.6-percent gains.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
03/28/18 | ID: 13778
03/28/18 | ID: 13778
REFRESHED 2019 KIA OPTIMA DEBUTS AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
The refreshed 2019 Kia Optima debuted at the New York International Auto Show today. Kia’s best-selling midsize sedan was unveiled with new design cues inside and out, expanded ADAS technology, a new UVO infotainment strategy and available European-inspired red and black two-tone sport leather-trimmed seats. Additional available enhancements to the Optima line include new alloy wheel choices, ambient LED interior lighting, and a new Passion Red exterior color.
Auto Shows|Events|Kia Motors America|Models|Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia|2019 Optima
03/28/18 | ID: 13777
03/28/18 | ID: 13777
FRESH-FACED 2019 SEDONA MAKES APPEARANCE AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
At the 2018 New York International Auto Show today, Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the refreshed 2019 Sedona, revealing a more refined minivan that maintains the same functional convenience with ample passenger space and cargo, albeit with more style, technology, and amenities. Wearing newly designed front and rear fascias, the Sedona now sports a similar design language utilized on some of the newer models in Kia’s lineup, while a new available rear-seat entertainment system along with other convenience features keep the Sedona’s tech roster up-to-date. In addition, the Sedona’s tried and true 3.3-liter V6 can now be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Auto Shows|Events|Kia Motors America|Models|2019 Sedona
03/28/18 | ID: 13775
03/28/18 | ID: 13775
REIMAGINED 2019 KIA K900 MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT AT NEW YORK AUTO SHOW
Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the completely redesigned Kia K900 sedan at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, establishing a new standard for luxury. The all-new second-generation model combines a dignified and sophisticated exterior design, a beautifully crafted cabin of premium materials, and performance characteristics that befit a world-class flagship sedan. Reimagined in every way, the K900 brings with it an array of new systems and safety features, making it the most technologically advanced Kia ever.
Auto Shows|Events|Kia Motors America|Models|2019 K900
03/27/18 | ID: 13801
03/27/18 | ID: 13801
EUN-HEE JI DRIVES AWAY FROM KIA CLASSIC WITH TWO NEW VEHICLES FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT VICTORY AND A HOLE-IN-ONE
Kia Motors America gave away not one, but two vehicles to Eun-Hee Ji, the winner of the ninth annual Kia Classic thanks to the dramatic hole in one shot by Ji on the 14th hole. This game changing shot increased her lead by three strokes and ultimately put her five under par, and two strokes ahead of Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas. Because of her performance, Ji took home a 2019 Kia Sorento for the hole in one and an all-new 2018 Kia Stinger for winning the tournament.
Events|Kia Motors America|LPGA Partnership
03/22/18 | ID: 13771
03/22/18 | ID: 13771
KIA CLASSIC SET TO TEE OFF ONCE AGAIN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Kia Motors America announced today that for the ninth year, the Kia Classic Golf Tournament will return to Southern California and is set to take place at the Park Aviara Golf Resort & Spa, March 22-25. Offering fans of all ages an up-close and personal experience with 93 of the top 100 players on the 2017 LPGA money list as they vie for a share of the $1.8 million purse, the family friendly event also includes activities such as junior golf clinics and player autograph sessions. A fleet of Kia vehicles will transport players around the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort grounds and the winner of the tournament will walk away with the keys to a 2018 Stinger fastback sports sedan, the highest performing vehicle in the brand’s history.
Alliances|Kia Motors America|Marketing|LPGA Partnership|Partnerships|Philanthropy
03/15/18 | ID: 13669
03/15/18 | ID: 13669
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR REFRESHED 2019 SORENTO
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the 2019 Sorento SUV. Offered in five trim levels – L, LX, EX, SX and SX-Limited, the Sorento is a compelling offer with its base MSRP of $25,9901 for the FWD L. Refined and rugged, the refreshed Sorento touts a number of visual and feature enhancements, including new front and rear fascias, which help achieve a more sophisticated appearance.
Kia Motors America|Models|2019 Sorento
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
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