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08/13/19 | ID: 15268
08/13/19 | ID: 15268
KIA FORTE AND CADENZA WIN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS
Kia Motors America (KMA) celebrates a double Autopacific win, as the 2019 Forte sedan and the 2019 Cadenza have been named segment winners in the 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). The Forte outranked some of the segment’s toughest rivals in the compact car segment, while the Cadenza beat out industry stalwarts in the large car category.
Awards|Kia Motors America|Models|2019 Forte|2019 Cadenza
08/12/19 | ID: 15265
08/12/19 | ID: 15265
KIA MOTORS AMERICA LAUNCHES REDESIGNED KIA.COM
Kia Motors America (KMA) today introduced a completely redesigned customer web site, www.Kia.com, which has been updated to provide consumers with a new and easier way to navigate their online experience. The site, which provides both model-specific and historical brand information, is segmented to make it easier for consumers to find the exact Kia vehicle they’re looking for based not only on model category such as sedan or crossover, but also on individual feature preferences such as leather seat trims or all-wheel drive. The comprehensive redesign, which started in December 2017, is the result of more than 18-months’ worth of concepting, customer research and consumer testing on the site’s functionality, design and usability.
Advertising|Kia Motors America|Marketing|Technology|Models|Other
08/01/19 | ID: 15249
08/01/19 | ID: 15249
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES JULY SALES
Kia Motors America today announced July sales of 53,405 vehicles, led by the Forte with 9,172 units sold, representing a 22-percent increase in sales of the model as compared to July 2018. The Rio and Sportage models also saw double-digit sales gains over the same period last year with 23- and 22-percent increases, respectively. In addition, the popular Telluride SUV maintains its status as one of the fastest-selling models on the market with demand continuing to far exceed supply.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
07/30/19 | ID: 15245
07/30/19 | ID: 15245
KIA FORTE NAMED SEGMENT WINNER IN J.D. POWER 2019 AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, EXECUTION, AND LAYOUT (APEAL) STUDY
One of Kia Motors America’s (KMA) best-selling models – the Forte compact sedan – has earned a J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award. The announcement comes on the heels of Kia being named the highest ranked mass market brand in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for the fifth consecutive year, with the Forte recognized for its segment-topping performance in the compact car segment.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2019 Forte
07/25/19 | ID: 15195
07/25/19 | ID: 15195
KIA HAS THE MOST VEHICLES WITH TOP SAFETY PICK AND TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATINGS FROM INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
Kia has more vehicles with Top Safety Pick (TSP) and Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) ratings than any other brand. The new distinction was achieved when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded Top Safety Pick to the new 2020 Kia Telluride, which received “Good” ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests and an “Acceptable” rating for headlights.
Awards|Design|Kia Motors America|US Manufacturing|Safety|Models
07/18/19 | ID: 15193
07/18/19 | ID: 15193
KIA MOTORS AMERICA APPOINTS RUSSELL WAGER TO NEWLY CREATED POSITION
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that Russell Wager has joined the company in the newly created role of director, marketing operations. The former vice president of marketing for Mazda North America Operations will oversee all advertising, media, partnerships and experiential marketing activities.
Executives|Kia Motors America|Marketing
07/02/19 | ID: 15190
07/02/19 | ID: 15190
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES JUNE SALES
Kia Motors America today announced June sales of 56,801 vehicles, led by the Optima midsize sedan, with 11,090 units sold. Year-to-date sales for the brand are up 3.8- percent over the same period last year.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
07/02/19 | ID: 15189
07/02/19 | ID: 15189
2020 KIA SOUL EARNS 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS STATUS FROM INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
The completely redesigned 2020 Kia Soul has earned Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The TSP+ designation was awarded to Soul models equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist systems and LED headlights . On the heels of the Stinger’s recent TSP+ rating, the Soul’s new accolade increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus ratings to 11 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2020 Soul
06/19/19 | ID: 15187
06/19/19 | ID: 15187
KIA MOTORS RANKED HIGHEST MASS MARKET BRAND FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN J.D. POWER U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDY
For the fifth consecutive year, Kia was named the number one non-luxury automotive brand today by J.D. Power in the 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 70 problems per 100 vehicles, a two-point improvement over last year’s results. Kia’s continued success in IQS was led by having four models – Rio, Forte, Sportage and Soul -- included among the top 10 vehicles in the industry, the most of any brand. In addition, Kia had segment-topping performances from Rio (Small Car), Forte (Compact Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan).
Kia Motors America|Quality
06/05/19 | ID: 15162
06/05/19 | ID: 15162
2019 KIA STINGER NAMED A TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS BY INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2019 Kia Stinger fastback sedan when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and LED headlights . The Stinger’s TSP+ rating increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus ratings to 10.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2019 Stinger
06/03/19 | ID: 15154
06/03/19 | ID: 15154
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES MAY SALES
Kia Motors America today announced May sales of 60,062 vehicles, up 4.7-percent over the same period last year. May sales were led by the Soul with 10,713 units. In addition, sales of the all-new Telluride SUV climbed for the third straight month to a new high of 6,273 units.
Kia Motors America|Sales|Models
05/29/19 | ID: 15144
05/29/19 | ID: 15144
KIA’S CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED PROGRAM NAMED TO AUTOTRADER’S BEST PROGRAMS FOR 2019 LIST
For the second consecutive year, Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned Program has been named one of Autotrader’s 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Programs. The list recognizes the standout programs car shoppers should consider when buying pre-owned.
Awards|Kia Motors America
05/23/19 | ID: 15141
05/23/19 | ID: 15141
KIA MOTORS AMERICA TEAMS UP WITH SIRIUSXM TO PROVIDE THE ULTIMATE EDM MUSIC FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
Kia Motors America today announced the ultimate EDM music festival experience – the Kia Soul Station Powered by SiriusXM. This immersive activation is designed to provide festival goers with an unforgettable experience and help them refuel their souls in a fun, refreshing way. The activation will feature amazing music, one-of-a-kind glam rooms and a beautifully designed space that promotes the 2020 Kia Soul and SiriusXM. The Kia Soul Station will be a part of three of the most popular EDM Music Festivals this Summer: the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, FL, May 25-26; the Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, June 7-9; and the Electric Zoo Music Festival in New York City, August 30 – September 1.
Events|Kia Motors America|Marketing|Partnerships|Sponsorships|2020 Soul
05/15/19 | ID: 15139
05/15/19 | ID: 15139
ALL-NEW KIA TELLURIDE WINS SUV CATEGORY AT INAUGURAL TEXAS OFF-ROAD INVITATIONAL
The all-new Kia Telluride won first place in the SUV category at the first-ever Texas Off-Road Invitational held by the Texas Motor Press Association. More than 30 truck and sport-utility media evaluated the all-new mid-size SUV at General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville, Texas. After comparing it to more than a dozen other SUVS, many of them legendary off-roaders and luxury utility vehicles, the Telluride was voted best.
Awards|Kia Motors America|2020 Telluride
05/14/19 | ID: 15135
05/14/19 | ID: 15135
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP PARTNERS WITH RIMAC TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE EVS
Hyundai Motor Group and Rimac Automobili (Rimac) have announced a strategic partnership aimed to strengthen the Group’s efforts to lead the high-performance electrified vehicle market and enhance its status as a game changer in Clean Mobility.
Historical|Kia Motors Corporation|Partnerships
05/10/19 | ID: 15132
05/10/19 | ID: 15132
KIA TELLURIDE PICKS UP AWARD AT ANNUAL NORTHWEST AUTOMOTIVE PRESS ASSOCIATION’S “MUDFEST”
After two days of driving more than 20 vehicles through a mix of on-road handling and off-road courses at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Wash., member journalists of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) named the Telluride as the “Mid- and Full-Size CUV” category winner at the association’s 25th annual Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event, also known as “Mudfest.”
Awards|Kia Motors America|2020 Telluride
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