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Kia Telluride concept makes world debut at North American International auto show in Detroit 

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2016 - Glimpsing a future that is grounded in reality but not bound by the present, Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled a cutting-edge vision for a full-size SUV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).  The Telluride, a striking three-row, seven-passenger, luxury SUV concept features a modern and upright shape, muscular stance, and state-of-the-art technology to care for its occupants. Click here to read more.

Kia reveals first images of all-new Niro Hybrid Utility vehicle 

(SEOUL) January 12, 2016 - Kia has today unveiled the first official images of the sporty and versatile Niro - an all-new Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) that's set to add a fresh dimension to the global compact SUV market. The styling of the Niro was led by Kia's design centers in California, USA and Namyang, Korea and incorporates the practicality and aesthetic allure of a compact SUV, with a sleek, aerodynamic body and subtly sculptured surfaces. Click here to read more.

Kia Motors to introduce first autonomous driving technologies by 2020 

Kia Motors has announced significant investment into the development of new autonomous driving technologies. By 2020, Kia plans to introduce a range of partially-autonomous driving technologies to its model line-up, and is aiming to bring its first fully-autonomous car to market by 2030. Click here to read more.

Kia to launch all-new Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle 

Kia has announced its plans to introduce an all-new low emissions vehicle to its growing model line-up. The Niro - labeled a Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) - represents a new concept from the Korean car brand, and marks the development of Kia's first dedicated eco-car platform. Click here to read more.

2016 Kia Optima earns KBB Best Buy Award 

Kia Motors America's (KMA) passionately designed and obsessively crafted all-new 2016 Optima is the Best Buy of the Year among midsize cars according to Kelley Blue Book's With an extensive yearlong data collection process, vehicle testing and evaluation of 2016 model-year vehicles, Kelley Blue Book narrowed the list of 49 Best Buy Award Finalists down to an elite group of 12 winners. Click here to read more.

Kia Motors expands Soul EV availability in the United States 

Following the successful US launch of the Soul EV last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce it is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland.  Click here to read more.

Kia Soul wins Active Lifestyle of the Year award 

Kia Motors' fun, funky and functional urban passenger vehicle, the 2016 Soul, was named a winner at the 12th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) of the Year awards held recently in Chandler, Arizona, USA. For the fourth consecutive year, a panel of local media and athletes rated the Soul best in the Urban category. Click here to read more.

Death Valley hot weather test for all-new Kia Sportage  

Kia Motors has revealed details of the intensive hot weather development tests for the all-new Kia Sportage - as part of the most extreme and rigorous vehicle testing program ever devised by the company. The all-new Sportage made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show earlier this month, and will go on sale globally in the first quarter of 2016. Click here to read more.

Kia Sedona (Grand Carnival) dubbed 'Ultimate Minivan' by and Motorweek 

The all-new 2015 Kia Sedona (also known as 'Grand Carnival' in some markets) was recently named by as the winner in its Ultimate Minivan Challenge, a multi-day comparison test that brought together experts from and PBS' MotorWeek to conduct a detailed analysis on a competitive set of fully-loaded minivans. The results combined professional assessments with real-world opinions from car shoppers currently in the market for a new vehicle in the minivan segment. Click here to read more.

Soul EV wins Best Small Family Car in the UK's Annual AutoVolt Magazine awards

Kia's first all-electric car for the global market, the Soul EV, has been awarded 'Best Small Family Car' by the UK's AutoVolt in its annual awards. The Soul EV finished ahead of competing finalists to win the award which included the Nissan LEAF and the Volkwagen e-Golf. Click here to read more.

Kia Cadenza earns AutoPacific's 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award in Large Car category

The premium and stylish Kia Cadenza sedan has earned AutoPacific's 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in the Large Car category (tie). AutoPacific's IVA is based on over 66,000 surveys completed by new-car owners in the first half of 2015 and recognizes products that most closely meet buyer requirements and expectations. Click here to read more.

2015 Kia Sedona (Grand Carnival) receives J.D. Power APEAL award

Arriving with a new design intended to shake up the minivan segment, the stylish, multipurpose 2015 Sedona (known as 'Grand Carnival' in some markets) followed its debut in the U.S. with a record first-half sales performance and high praise from media and consumers alike. This trend continues as the Sedona has received the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award in the Minivan segment. Click here to read more.

Bold new exterior design for next-generation Kia Sportage

Kia Motors has revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, featuring an attractive new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015. Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive design, with the vehicle's designers creating a sense of power and agility from every angle. Click here to read more.

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center and Mojo Mobility collaborate on wireless electric vehicle charging system

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc., a wireless power technology company, have been awarded a funding grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies(VT) program to research and develop a system capable of fast charging an electric vehicle wirelessly.Click here to read more.

Kia K900 (Quoris) sets record-high score in AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Four models from Kia Motors America (KMA) were recognized as segment winners of the 2015 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), including the K900 (known as 'Quoris' in some markets) luxury sedan, which ranked at the top of the Luxury Car category and won AutoPacific's coveted President's Award, given to the vehicle that achieves the highest-ever overall VSA score.Click here to read more.

Kia Motors earns best-ever ranking in 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

With more units in operation in the U.S. than ever before, Kia Motors reached another historic milestone in June when J.D. Power recognized the brand as the second-highest scoring nameplate industry-wide in its 2015 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Click here to read more.

100% electric Kia Soul EV wins another award

Kia Motors has picked up further international recognition for its Kia Soul EV, with the latest accolade arriving from France via the prestigious Prix Auto Environement MAAF 2015 Awards. The Kia Soul EV, the company's first 100% electric urban crossover, won in the 'Alternative Energy City Car' category. Click here to read more.

All-new Kia Sorento receives NHTSA 5-Star safety rating

Kia Motors America's (KMA) all-new 2016 Sorento CUV has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 5-star overall safety rating.* Built in the U.S. at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG)**, Sorento is KMA's best-selling CUV, having sold more than 100,000 units each of the past five years... Click here to read more.

Rafael Nadal and Kia double up for another five years

Kia Motors has announced that tennis superstar Rafael ('Rafa') Nadal has committed to continuing his role as the Korean automaker's global brand ambassador for another five years. The Spanish tennis sensation and former #1 ranked player in the world, who has won 14 Grand Slam tournaments throughout his career, has acted as the global brand ambassador for Kia since 2006. Click here to read more.

KIA, Community and the NBA

KIA doesn't just help drivers get from Point A to Point B by putting them in safe,  reliable and high quality made vehicles - from sedans to SUVs - but the  automaker also has taken an active role in community service and in recognizing  those that follow suit, as well. For  instance, KIA has been an NBA Cares partner since the 2010-11 season. Click here to read more.

Luxury Add-ons for the 2014 KIA Soul

The  KIA Soul was launched in 2009 as an "urban hatchback." This boxy vehicle is  smallish, gets excellent gas mileage, comes with a low price tag and has what  many call an "interesting" look. However, this car has developed a following  and the 2014 model has launched with a few new standard features and a host of  available options that you can choose to add. For those who want to get the  most they can out of their Soul, the "Whole Shebang" package... Click here to read more.

All Electric KIA Soul

According to KIA Motors, the KIA Soul EV, an all-electric vehicle with a host of  impressive features, will hit the market overseas during the latter part of 2014. The KIA Soul EV is the company's first zero-emissions, electrically-driven family car to be marketed and sold outside of Korea. Click here to read more.

The new 2014 KIAs Are Here!

This time of year is when car manufacturers introduce new models, and the 2014 KIA lineup is sure to turn heads and start conversations. If you've been thinking about a new car, consider one of these high quality, well-appointed new models from Kia.  Click here to read the full article.

Go Further in a New 2014 KIA

KIA continues to delight buyers with a lineup of cars that are both stylish and affordable. The 2014 model year lineup has a couple of changes that should have buyers enthused about a new KIA. Whether you are looking for a small subcompact car for your daily commute, or a larger crossover SUV or minivan to haul the family around, KIA has something for every need and every budget.  Click here to read the full article.

KIA: Design Means Everything

Those three words sum up KIA's design philosophy. And after all, design is the first thing consumers notice when they see a car - and you know what they say about first impressions. Yes, when it comes to cars, it's often the exterior of the vehicle that catches the eye of the driver. And, while the old adage is that it's the interior that keeps them, if not for the design there wouldn't even be a chance. Click here to read the full article.


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