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2014-07-21 20:20:36

Wilkins Pilots the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima Turbo to Back-To-Back Top-Five Finishes in Toronto to Extend Kia's Lead in Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship IRVINE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toronto, Ontario, native and Kia Racing pilot Mark Wilkins showed championship-caliber grit and tenacity this weekend as he scored two top-five finishes in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, including his second win of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC)...

2014-07-16 08:20:34

Toronto Native Mark Wilkins and Teammate Nic Jonsson Aim to Extend Kia's Lead in Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship Following Double Victory at Road America IRVINE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off back-to-back triumphs at Road America in rounds seven and eight, the Kia Racing team is en route to Toronto to do battle north of the border in yet another Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) doubleheader weekend for rounds nine and ten of the 16-race season....

2014-07-02 08:20:33

Kia Soul and Optima Score Highest in Their Segments and Enhance Overall Brand Strength IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America's (KMA) two most popular vehicles, the 2014 Optima and 2014 Soul, were ranked at the top of their respective segments in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index Study. Kia's youthful, stylish and well-built vehicles earned the brand the highest Total Quality score of all mainstream brands in this year's annual study. The Soul...

2014-07-01 12:21:58

Year-to-Date Sales of 297,413 Units Up 7.2 Percent Over 2013 IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its highest-ever J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) ranking - sixth among all automakers - Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced June sales of 50,644 units, contributing to the company's best-ever first-half performance with 297,413 vehicles sold thus far in 2014. With Kia's year-to-date sales up 7.2 percent, the brand's aggressive new product cadence...

2014-06-30 08:22:12

Irvine-Based Automaker Joins with Orange County's Largest Non-Profit Arts Organization to Showcase All-New K900 Flagship Luxury Sedan IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrons visiting the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will experience a new side of luxury as Kia Motors America (KMA) proudly introduces the all-new K900 rear drive luxury sedan(1) in collaboration with the Center, which presents a wide variety of the most significant national and international...

2014-06-27 08:20:27

Kia's Totally Transformed Urban Passenger Vehicle is fun-to-drive and fun-to-own IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America's (KMA) popular urban hatchback, the 2014 Soul, is one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 in 2014, according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Soul ranked third out of ten on KBB.com's annual list highlighting the hippest and most affordable cars on the market. Editors at Kelley Blue Book added the Soul to their list for its stylish...

2014-06-25 23:16:17

Bobby Likis, host of nationally syndicated, award-winning, car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic," completed his intensive, week-long test drive of a 2015 Kia K900. Full commentary with drive footage in high-definition video is posted on Likis's YouTube. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Bobby Likis, host of nationally syndicated car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic," completed his intensive, week-long test drive of a 2015 Kia K900. Full commentary with drive footage in...

2014-06-23 16:21:00

Nic Jonsson and Mark Wilkins First and Second, Separated by One Point in Driver Championship Chase ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Racing's doubleheader debut at Road America this weekend turned into a double victory as Nic Jonsson scored back-to-back wins in rounds seven and eight of the 16-race 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season. Jonsson and Kia Racing teammate Mark Wilkins finished one-two in round seven at the 4.048-mile road course on Friday....

2014-06-19 23:12:29

ProMax Unlimited has completed a two-way integration with Kia and has been approved as a Certified Lead Management Provider. Davenport, IA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Dealer Marketing Services, Inc., the makers of ProMax Unlimited today announced their approval by Kia Motors America (KMA) as a Certified Lead Management Provider. This certification enables Kia dealers to manage their inbound leads through ProMax’s award-winning Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Internet Lead...

2014-06-19 08:21:50

U.S.-built* Optima Midsize Sedan Wins Award for Second Consecutive Year while Soul Urban Utility Earns Honor for First Time IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia's two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. market were recently acknowledged by AutoPacific with Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) for 2014. The midsize Optima sedan won the Best-In-Class Mid-Size Car award for the second consecutive year, while the ultra-popular Soul urban passenger vehicle won Best-In-Class...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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