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2012-07-05 02:20:10

IRVINE, Calif., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exhibiting highly sculpted, sloping shoulder lines and wedge-shaped exteriors, the 2012 Kia Rio subcompact has achieved top honors from exclusive design award competitions in the U.S. and Germany, including the brand's first IDEA Design Award in the Transportation category and a highly coveted Red Dot Design award. The IDEA Award is a top design award organized by the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) and recognizes designs that affect...

2012-06-06 02:20:12

IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have named the 2012 Kia Optima midsize sedan and Kia Sorento crossover utility to the publications' "Best Family Cars of 2012" list. The accolade recognizes vehicles focusing on reliability, safety and affordability as top priorities, with the Optima and Sorento's "Top Safety Pick" designations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) playing a key factor in being named as two of only 15 vehicles to...

2012-06-01 06:20:47

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a diverse line-up of fuel-efficient, stylish and fun-to-drive vehicles that is attracting more new customers to its showrooms, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued with best-ever May sales of 51,771 units, a 7.4-percent increase over the same period last year. Year-to-date sales are up 18.7 percent, and May also saw the sale of Kia's four millionth vehicle in the U.S. (since entering the market in 1994) and extended...

2012-03-26 02:20:08

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ-GS: ARGN), the global market leader and a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced today that its proprietary Climate Control Seat® (CCS®) system is currently being offered as an option in the 2012 Kia K9 Cadenza, the company's flagship sedan sold in Korea. The heated and cooled seat system option is offered for both the front and rear seats. Amerigon President and...

2012-02-29 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning Kia Sorento is again in the limelight, this time being named to Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com coveted "10 Best Family Cars of 2012" list. The ultra-popular CUV enjoys this accolade for a second year in a row. Lauded for its outstanding drivability, functionality, refinement and comfort, the Sorento has defined a number of milestones for Kia, including becoming the first model in the product line to surpass 100,000 sales in a...

2012-02-07 18:20:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized by the editors at Kiplinger's Personal Finance as a 2012 Best New Car Value, the Kia Optima has been ranked "Best in Class" in the $25,000-$30,000 sedan category. Kiplinger's editors sort through hundreds of contenders to reveal the best values in its annual buyer's guide. Winners are selected in 12 categories for Best in Class, Best New model, Best Resale and Most Fuel Efficient. Within the categories, each vehicle is ranked by...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) named James Hope national manager of product public relations today, reporting to director of public relations, Scott McKee. In his position, Hope will develop vehicle communication strategy and oversee new model introductions, auto shows, national and regional media events and press fleet operations. Hope, who worked for KMA earlier in his career, brings more than 17 years of corporate communications and public...

2011-11-16 16:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) is the fastest growing car company in the U.S.(1), and the brand, which has recently undergone a design-led transformation, continued to turn heads today at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the North American introduction of the striking Kia GT concept vehicle during the show. The forward-looking Kia GT concept - originally shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show - signals the company's distinctive new design direction with...

2011-10-17 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global information services company Experian recently released a report regarding automotive brands with the highest loyalty, with Kia Motors America (KMA) landing on top with 47.9 percent. Experian also reported that the Forte compact sedan received the highest loyalty ranking of any vehicle with 67.7 percent, while the popular Soul urban passenger vehicle and Forte Koup two-door landed not far behind with 59.3 percent and 56.4...

2011-09-27 07:30:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner supplies transmission components, including friction plates and roller one-way clutches, for Hyundai's new 8-speed automatic rear-wheel drive transmission. Designed and assembled by Hyundai POWERTECH, the company's performance and R&D group, the new high-performance transmission features a multi-step design with a wide gear span. The transmission will drive the recently launched 4.6-liter Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Genesis and...