22 Press Releases
08/02/18 ID: 13989
RIO AND STINGER NAMED SEGMENT WINNERS IN J.D. POWER 2018 AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, EXECUTION, AND LAYOUT (APEAL) STUDY
Following the launch of the 2018 Rio and highly anticipated 2018 Stinger, Kia Motors America (KMA) has earned two more J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards for its stylish subcompact and its powerful fastback sports sedan. The double win helped increase Kia’s overall score by eight points since last year, while also securing the brand’s spot among the top 10 non-premium nameplates. The announcement follows Kia Motors being named the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for the fourth consecutive year, with the Rio also capturing a win in the small car segment.
05/02/18 ID: 13883
KIA MOTORS SELECTED AS BETA PARTNER TO INTEGRATE AUGMENTED REALITY WITHIN MESSENGER EXPERIENCE
Kia Motors America (KMA) recently unveiled an augmented reality (AR) experience for Facebook Messenger at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. Kia is the only automaker selected by Facebook to participate in the initial launch of AR for the Messenger Platform following the auto maker’s long-term success of its Kia Bot for Messenger initiatives, which began in November of 2016 with the launch of “Niro Bot” for the Niro hybrid crossover model. The launch of its second-generation digital assistant, “Kian”, in November 2017, featured the full Kia model line-up and has logged more than one million messages.
05/01/18 ID: 13881
KIA MOTORS AMERICA IS OFFICIAL VEHICLE PROVIDER OF “ONE LAP OF AMERICA” 2018
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that the company will act as the Official Vehicle provider of the 35th Annual “One Lap of America” race, which starts Saturday, May 5, in South Bend, Indiana, and travels 3,716 miles across 12 states before returning to South Bend on Saturday, May 12.
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.
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.
03/06/18 ID: 13531
2018 KIA STINGER OVERVIEW
Ushering in a new dynamic era for Kia Motors, the all-new 2018 Stinger is the culmination of a years-long journey fueled by the company’s bold and adventurous spirit. A five-passenger sportback poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers, the Stinger is the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history and is backed by Kia’s industry-leading warranty . Offered in five trim levels (Stinger, Premium, GT, GT1, GT2), the Stinger went on sale in the U.S. late last year.
02/23/18 ID: 13521
KIA MOTORS’ “STINGER EXPERIENCE” TEST DRIVE EVENTS PUT CONSUMERS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE HIGHEST PERFORMING VEHICLE IN COMPANY HISTORY
Over the last month the all-new Kia Stinger has been named “Vehicle of the Year” by Roadshow by CNET, “Best of the Year” by MotorWeek, and urged people to “Feel Something Again – a State of Mind” in in Kia Motors’ Super Bowl ad. Now, Kia is ready to show consumers and enthusiasts what all the hype is about with the performance-oriented “Stinger Experience” test drive events in select cities nationwide. Accompanied by professional driving instructors, Stinger Experience participants will take on several dynamic challenges in the Stinger GT, as well as in the Audi A5, BMW 640i Gran Coupe and Porsche Panamera, through various dynamic exercises, including a 0-60 MPH acceleration run, cornering tests and a slalom course.
02/09/18 ID: 13516
KIA STINGER NAMED AS BEST OF THE YEAR IN MOTORWEEK 2018 DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Kia Stinger has been named as Best of the Year in MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards, the top honor given amongst the 14-category program. The accolade is just the latest in a long string of acknowledgments for Stinger, which went on sale late last year and is redefining a staid sport sedan segment previously occupied by more expensive offerings from Germany. The awards, now in their 36th year, recognize vehicles for bringing innovation and value to the car-buying public.
01/25/18 ID: 13495
KIA TEASES 2018 STINGER SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL
Two Kia Stingers. An abandoned racetrack. And two eternally youthful legends who have logged seat time in some of the most powerful and exotic cars in the world. One is two-time Formula One and Indianapolis 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi. The other is…
12/14/17 ID: 13342
ALL-NEW 2018 KIA STINGER NAMED TO WARDS 10 BEST ENGINES LIST
Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2018 Stinger has been named to Wards 10 Best Engines list. The performance-oriented GT trim’s 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 was selected among a field of 32 powertrains for its exceptional power delivery, responsiveness and refinement. The list focuses on engines that are new to the market or have been significantly improved over the previous year. WardsAuto editors conduct evaluations based on several criteria, including horsepower, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise characteristics. This is the 24th year for the competition.
01/16/18 ID: 13487
KIA STINGER WINS ROADSHOW BY CNET SHIFT AWARD FOR 2018 VEHICLE OF THE YEAR
Roadshow by CNET today announced Stinger as its 2018 Shift Award Vehicle of the Year. Besting stiff competition from Honda and Audi, the Stinger was lauded by the Roadshow by CNET editorial staff as being not just a class benchmark, but also a vehicle that is driving the industry toward a smarter, more sustainable and entertaining future. The Shift Award Vehicle of the Year is Roadshow by CNET’s top award category.
12/05/17 ID: 13315
KIA MOTORS OPENING INTERACTIVE “STINGER SALONS” ACROSS THE U.S. TO SHOWCASE THE MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VEHICLE IN COMPANY HISTORY
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Kia Motors America (KMA) is celebrating the arrival of the highest-performance vehicle the brand has ever delivered – the all-new 2018 Stinger – by opening showcases in retail centers across the country. “Stinger Salons” are currently open in Bethesda, Maryland; Skokie, Illinois; and White Plains, New York; with additional locations scheduled to debut soon in California, Georgia and Texas.
11/30/17 ID: 13306
KIA STINGER NAMED FINALIST FOR 2018 NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Designed in Frankfurt and developed on the Nürburgring, the all-new Kia Stinger fastback sport sedan was named as one of three finalists for the 2018 North American Car of the Year.
11/16/17 ID: 13175
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2018 STINGER PRICING
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the highly anticipated all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sport sedan. Expected to arrive in Kia dealers in December , the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history will be offered in five trim levels – Stinger, Stinger Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2.
11/14/17 ID: 13146
2018 KIA STINGER OVERVIEW
Ushering in a new dynamic era for Kia Motors, the all-new 2018 Stinger is the culmination of a years-long journey fueled by the company’s bold and adventurous spirit. A five-passenger sportback poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers, the Stinger promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history and is backed by Kia’s industry-leading warranty. Offered in five trim levels (Stinger, Premium, GT, GT1, GT2) and luxurious accommodations, the Stinger is planned to go on sale in the U.S. in December . Final pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch date.