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2014-07-30 16:21:34

Mark Wilkins' Win in Toronto Keeps Kia atop Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Standings IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh from victory, the Kia Racing team heads to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for rounds 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). Canadian-native and Kia Racing driver Mark Wilkins, piloting the No. 38 B.R.AK.E.S. Optima turbo, landed his second win of the 16-race season in his hometown of Toronto just two weeks ago...

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...

2014-06-03 12:23:28

May Sales Surpass 60,000 Units in a Single Month for the First Time; Record-Setting Performances by Optima and Soul; Annual Sales Up 8.8 Percent IRVINE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) is celebrating its 20(th) anniversary in the U.S., and the brand's momentum reached historic new heights in May with an all-time best monthly sales total of 60,087, a 14.8-percent increase over the same period in 2013 and the first time KMA has achieved more than 60,000...

2014-04-23 16:20:53

Automaker Donates Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. IRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized as one of the "50 Best Global Green Brands" by Interbrand, Kia Motors is celebrating Earth Week by highlighting its commitment to environmental sustainability in the United States, including important local partnerships with The Ecology Center and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC), as well as marking the arrival...

2014-04-22 08:21:56

Cars.com Analyzes "Green" Vehicle Sales Surrounding Earth Day CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country celebrates Earth Day, Cars.com reviews fluctuations in hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) sales. The company found hybrid sales are down 15.9 percent year-over-year, while electric vehicle sales are up 21.8 percent year-over-year. "EVs are in the very early stages of becoming mainstream, and the nearly 22 percent increase from last year, compared to an essentially...

2014-03-26 16:20:39

Kenosha area drivers among early adopters of new Kia Sorento, Optima Hybrid KENOSHA, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drivers in the Kenosha, Wis. and Gurnee Ill. area who are interested in being among the first to experience some of the newest offerings from Kia Motor Company will be able to do so at Palmen Kia in the coming months, with new models like the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan and 2015 Kia Sorento crossover arriving at the dealership this spring. (Photo:...

2014-03-20 12:22:10

Nic Jonsson and Mark Wilkins To Pilot Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Class No. 36 and No. 38 Turbocharged Optimas In Kia's Third Season of Pirelli World Challenge Competition IRVINE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off an impressive sophomore season in which Kia finished second in the Manufacturer's Championship and Kia Racing pilot Mark Wilkins took third in the Driver standings, Kia Motors America (KMA) and its racing partner Kinetic Motorsports today announced their...

2014-03-03 16:20:36

Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New K900 Flagship Sedan to Begin Arriving in Showrooms Soon IRVINE, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported February sales of 41,218 vehicles, led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and the totally transformed Soul, with 11,226 and 10,584 units sold, respectively. February also saw the continuation of the marketing campaign to introduce the all-new 2015 K900(1) flagship sedan as well as the largest showcase...

2014-02-06 12:20:18

Kia's Stylish Hybrid Mid-size Sedan Returns with Improved Aerodynamic Design and Technological Enhancements CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan as one of three eco-friendly Kia vehicles introduced at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its award-winning gas-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year. Debuting with its own exclusive...

2014-02-06 12:20:13

Kia's First Mass Market Electric Vehicle Makes World Debut in the Windy City CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Set to the sounds of soulful electrified blues music, Kia Motors America (KMA) today hosted the global unveiling of the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia's first all-electric, zero-emissions car sold in the U.S. and expands the brand's line of environmentally conscious vehicles....


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