7 Press Releases
08/14/12 ID: 3931
2013 KIA SOUL
The vehicle that helped usher in Kia Motors America's (KMA) complete design-led transformation and one of the brand's best-selling vehicles, the 2013 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle returns to the lineupwith its refreshingly unique style, fun-to-drive performance and myriad standard comfort and convenience features. Refreshed in 2012 with technology, powertrain and design enhancements, Soul bringsspirited performance and impressive fuel efficiency of up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway1 to its segment. A consumer and critical favorite since hitting the scene in 2009, Soul has garnered many prestigious awards, including being named to MSN Autos' 2012 "10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000." It was also recognized by NADAguides as one of the "Most Versatile 2012 New Cars Under $20K" and by Consumers Digest as a 2012 "Best Buy."
06/18/12 ID: 5215
CREATIVE ICON MAKES KIA DISTINCTIVE BY DESIGN
Some must have considered whether Peter Schreyer had lost the ability to think rationally. There could be no other explanation as to why the Design Chief of Volkswagen and Audi would depart the studios he’d helped make famous for Kia Motors Corporation (KMC). Back in 2006, Kia was still making in-roads into many of the markets Schreyer’s former employer had dominated for decades. Schreyer, however, saw the potential in Kia and welcomed the challenge he’d been offered: Completely redefine the image of the Kia brand through the power of design.
03/07/13 ID: 5553
READER’S DIGEST NAMES KIA SOUL “BEST CAR DEAL UNDER $15,000”
Kia Motors America (KMA) has been one of the fastest-growing car companies in the United States over the last five years , and its top-selling urban passenger vehicle, the Soul, adds another award to the collection after being named one of the “Best Car Deals Under $15,000” by Reader’s Digest. Announced in the March issue of Reader’s Digest, five cars were awarded this distinction with the Soul standing out for its innovative design and technological advancements.
03/14/13 ID: 5614
EDMUNDS.COM NAMES KIA SOUL TO LIST OF TOP TEN CARS FOR PET SAFETY
Kia Motors America (KMA) has been one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S. over the last five years, and its top-selling urban passenger vehicle, the Soul, was recently named to Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 best vehicles for pet safety. Edmunds.com selected 10 cars that offer the most comfort and safety for Fido or Fifi at a great price. With a base MSRP of just $14,400 , it’s easy to see why the editors of Edmunds.com found the 2013 Soul so appealing.
06/19/13 ID: 6394
KIA RECEIVES TOP-10 RANKING FOR INITIAL QUALITY IN 2013 J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES STUDY
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 Initial Quality Study (IQS) has ranked the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage as leaders in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle and Sub-Compact CUV segments, respectively. And, for the first time, Kia ranks among the automotive industry’s top 10 nameplates for initial quality. The 2013 Soul ranked first in the Compact MPV segment for the second consecutive year, and the Sportage tied for the highest ranking in the Sub-Compact CUV category.
06/20/13 ID: 6396
KELLEY BLUE BOOK’s KBB.COM NAMES 2013 KIA SOUL TO LIST OF COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) top-selling urban passenger vehicle, the 2013 Soul, was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com list of the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. Chosen by the site’s editors, the 2013 Soul was celebrated for its fun and bold design, high-tech offerings and roominess.
10/31/13 ID: 7536
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA-FUELED LIVE MUSIC AND COMEDY EVENT AS PART OF EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS
In a new kind of awards show powered by fans, Kia Motors and YouTube have partnered to bring some of the biggest names in music to enthusiasts around the world. The inaugural YouTube Music Awards (#YTMA), Presented by Kia, is a global event culminating in a live show on New York City’s Pier 36 on Sunday, Nov. 3, where people worldwide will have access to concerts staged around the world. The show will start at 6 p.m. ET and can be accessed at www.youtube.com/musicawards. Starting at 5 a.m. ET before the awards ceremony, streamed concert events held at global venues from Seoul and Moscow to London and Brazil will commence. Performances and collaborations between a variety of artists, from some of the biggest names in music, including Arcade Fire, to a collection of the most-viewed YouTube stars, including Lindsey Stirling, will take place. Fans can vote on their favorite artists in six categories by visiting www.youtube.com/musicawards right up until the start of the show.