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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...

2014-06-03 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...

2014-05-01 16:21:03

K900 Flagship Sedan Sales Grow as Vehicles Continue Arriving in Select Showrooms IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Kia Motors America (KMA) celebrating its 20(th) anniversary, the company's first-quarter momentum continued into April with record sales of 53,676 vehicles, a 12.9-percent increase over the same month in 2013. Record monthly sales were led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan with 14,589 units sold, while the Soul urban passenger vehicle...

2014-04-14 12:21:31

Completely Redesigned Midsize Multi-purpose Vehicle Raises the Bar in the Segment with Innovative Technology, Style and Added Safety Features NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Set against the backdrop of one of the world's premier urban playgrounds, Kia Motors America (KMA) today took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle in New York City. As the final chapter in Kia's design-led transformation story - which began in 2009 and has seen a...

2014-04-09 12:29:07

Kia Triumphs Over Top Competitors for the KBB.com Honor IRVINE, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com) today announced Kia Motors America (KMA) is a 2014 Brand Image Award winner for the "Best Value Brand" - the first time Kia has won the coveted award by KBB.com, the leading provider of new and used car information. Kia received high marks for its impressive lineup of stylish and fuel-efficient vehicles, specifically Optima, Rio, Soul and Forte,...

2014-04-01 12:24:57

Optima and Soul Nameplates Achieve Record Monthly Sales; All-New K900 Flagship Sedan Begins to Arrive in Select Showrooms IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported March sales of 54,777 vehicles, a 11.5-percent increase over the same period in 2013 and led by record monthly sales of the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan the and Soul, with 16,310 and 13,992 units sold, respectively. Included in the second-best March total in company...

2014-03-27 08:24:38

Kia's Sporty Two-Door Honored in the Compact Coupe Category IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Kia Forte Koup has been honored as a 2014 Vincentric "Best Value in America" award winner in the Compact Coupe segment. Vincentric is a leading source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within the automotive industry. "The all-new 2014 Forte Koup being named 'Best Value in America' in the Compact Coupe category by Vincentric emphasizes Kia's commitment to...

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...

2014-02-03 16:21:01

Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New K900 Flagship Sedan Arrives in Showrooms this Spring IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported record January sales of 37,011 vehicles, led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and the totally transformed Soul, with 9,979 and 8,092 units sold, respectively. After delivering seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles in 2013, the brand's aggressive new product cadence continues this year as...

2014-01-13 16:20:27

High-Powered Sports Car Focused on Connection Between Driver and Machine Makes World Debut at 2014 North American International Auto Show DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearkening back to the glory days of purebred, affordable sports cars, Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the brand's most aggressive concept car ever when wraps came off the GT4 Stinger at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Kia's eye-catching design language moves in a bold new...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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