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2016
     Optima
     Rio
     Rio 5-Door
     Sorento
2015
 Ballast Point Sedona SX Limited
 

 Cadenza
 Base MSRP: $34,900-43,800
 

 Forte
 Base MSRP: $15,890-19,390
 

 Forte Koup
 Base MSRP: $18,590-21,590
 

 Forte5
 Base MSRP: $19,690-21,890
 

 High-Performance K900
 

 K900
 
 

 Novo Concept
 

 Optima
 Base MSRP: $21,650-35,500
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Optima Hybrid
 Base MSRP: $25,995-31,995
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Pirelli World Challenge GTS Optima
 

 Rio
 Base MSRP: $13,900-18,040
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 4 of 5
 

 Rio 5-Door
 Base MSRP: $13,990-18,240
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 4 of 5
 

 Sedona
 Base MSRP: $25,900-39,700
 

 Sorento
 Base MSRP: $24,300-41,700
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Soul
 Base MSRP: $15,100-20,700
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Soul EV
 Base MSRP: $33,700-35,700
 

 Sportage
 Base MSRP: $21,750-29,600
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Sportspace Concept
 

 Trail’ster Concept
 

2014
     Cadenza
     Forte
     Forte 5-door
     Forte Koup
     GT4 Stinger Concept
     K900
     Karting Sedona
     Optima
     Optima Hybrid
     Rio
     Rio 5-Door
     Sedona
     Smitten Soul EV
     Sorento
     Soul
     Soul
     Soul EV
     Soul Red Zone Edition
     Sportage
2013
     Batman-Inspired Optima Concept
     Carens
     Ceed
     Cross GT Concept
     CUB Concept
     Cyborg-Inspired Forte
     Flash-Inspired Forte Koup
     Forte
     Forte 5-Door
     Forte Koup
     Green Lantern-Inspired Soul
     K9
     Niro Concept
     Optima
     Optima Superman-Inspired
     Provo Concept
     pro_ceed GT
     pro_cee’d
     Rio
     Rio 5-Door
     Rio Aquaman
     Sorento
     Soul
     Sportage
     Wonder Woman Sportage
2012
     Forte
     Forte 5 Door
     Forte Koup
     Grand VQ-R
     GT Concept
     K9
     Optima
     West Coast Customs Optima Hybrid
     Optima Hybrid
     Picanto
     Ray
     Rio
     Rio 3-Door
     Rio5
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Soul
     Sportage
     Trackster Concept
2011
     Carens
     Forte
     Forte Five-Door
     K2
     KV7 Concept
     Magentis
     Naimo Concept
     Optima
     Optima Hybrid
     Optima Turbo SX
     Picanto
     Rio
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Soul
     Sportage
2010
     Ceed
     Forte
     Forte Koup
     Forte Koup GRAND-AM KONI Challenge
     Ignition Soul
     Pop Concept
     Ray PHEV Concept
     Rio
     Rondo
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Soul
     Soul APRIL System
     Soul Safety Car
     Sportage
     Venga
     Venga EV Concept
2009
     Amanti
     Borrego
     Borrego Limited SEMA Concept
     ceed Hybrid
     KND-5 Concept
     No 3 Concept MPV
     Optima
     Rio
     Rondo
     Soulster Concept
     Spectra
     Spectra5
     Sportage
2008
     Amanti
     Kee Coupe Concept
     KOUP Concept
     MPLA Rio5 Concept
     pro_Cee'd
     Rio
     Rio5
     Rondo
     Rondo SX
     Soul Burner Concept
     Spectra
     Spectra5
2007
     Amanti
     Carens
     Cee'd Concept
     ex_cee'd Convertible Concept
     KND-4 Concept
     Kue Concept
     Optima
     pro_Cee'd Concept
     Rio
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Spectra
     Sportage
     Sports Coupe Concept
2006
     Carens Concept
     KCD-II Concept
     Multi-S Crossover
     Optima
     Rio
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Soul
     Spectra
     Sportage
2005
     Amanti
     KCV4 Mojave Concept
     Optima
     Rio
     Rio Cinco
     Rio5 Red Rocket
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Spectra
     Sportage
     Sportage Solid Gold
2004
     Amanti
     Cerato Green Concept
     Optima
     Rio
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Spectra
     Spectra Green Scream
     Sport Concept
     Sportage FCEV Concept
2003
     KCD-I Slice Concept
     KCV-III Concept
     Opirus
     Optima
     Rio
     Sedona
     Sorento
2002
     Optima
     Rio
     Sephia
     Sportage
2001
     Rio
     Sephia II
2000
     Spectra
1999
     Sephia
     Sportage
1997
     Elan


Kia Vehicles by Year
   1997-2000
   2001-2010
   2011-2016

Monthly Sales Volume

   July 2015   56,311
   June 2015   54,137
   May 2015   62,433
   April 2015   53,282
   March 2015   58,771
   February 2015   44,030
   January 2015   38,299
   December 2014   45,587
   November 2014   44,936
   October 2014   44,694
   September 2014   40,628
   August 2014   54,667
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KIA RACING SCORES THRILLING PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE VICTORY AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARKKIA RACING SCORES THRILLING PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE VICTORY AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Mark Wilkins Starts the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima Turbo From Pole Position and Leads Flag-to-Flag in Round 13 on Saturday
◾ With dramatic drag race to the checkered flag, Kia Racing teammate Ben Clucas scores podium finish behind the wheel of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo in round 14 on Sunday
◾Jason Wolfe, pilot of the No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup, sweeps the Touring Car A (TCA) weekend with three wins for the Kinetic Motorsports privateer program

IRVINE, Cal....
KIA RACING PREPARES FOR BACK-TO-BACK PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE EVENTS AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK AND SONOMA RACEWAY

Engineers, Crew and Drivers of Kinetic Motorsports Team are Put to the Test During Tough West Coast Swing
◾2,700-mile journey covers two tracks and four races within one week
◾4,400-foot elevation of Miller Motorsports Park adds another dimension to careful preparation of Kia Racing's championship-winning turbocharged Optimas

IRVINE, Calif., August 21, 2015 – As the grueling 18-race Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season heads into its final rounds, the Buford, Georgia-based Kia Rac....
KIA CADENZA EARNS AUTOPACIFIC'S 2015 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD IN LARGE CAR CATEGORYKIA CADENZA EARNS AUTOPACIFIC'S 2015 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD IN LARGE CAR CATEGORY

Advanced Technology, Safety Features and World-Class Styling Continue to Earn Cadenza Critical Acclaim
◾AutoPacific's Ideal Vehicle Award recognizes product designs that most completely fulfill buyers' needs and expectations
◾Cadenza adds to its Vehicle Satisfaction Award earlier this year with an Ideal Vehicle Award for the Large Car category

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015
– The premium and stylish Kia Cadenza sedan has earned AutoPacific's 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in th....
KIA FORTE KOUP PRIVATEER PROGRAM SCORES BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE

Defending class champion Jason Wolfe, pilot of the No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup, wins rounds 10 and 11 of the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
◾Jason Wolfe's victories propel him back to the top of the Touring Car A (TCA) Driver Championship standings with six races remaining
◾Kinetic Motorsports teammate Kris Wright, in the No. 34 Wright Automotive Kia Forte Koup, earns a pair of top-five finishes and moves to fifth in Driver Champions....
2016 KIA SOUL OVERVIEW2016 KIA SOUL OVERVIEW

◾Soul Adds Style and Convenience with Two New Packages
◾Forward Collision Warning1 and Lane Departure Warning1 systems round out a new Premium package
◾Soul gets extra dose of style thanks to new Designer Collection that dresses it up with a two-tone paint scheme and other unique elements

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015 – The extremely popular Soul ups its 'wow' factor for the 2016 model year with a host of new style and convenience features, some of which actually debuted on the K900 l....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA SETS THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY SALES RECORD WITH BEST-EVER JULY PERFORMANCEKIA MOTORS AMERICA SETS THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY SALES RECORD WITH BEST-EVER JULY PERFORMANCE

• Year-To-Date Sales Up 7.7 Percent;

• Forte Compacts Up 41 Percent in July


IRVINE, Calif., August 3, 2015 – After outpacing the industry with the best first-half sales performance in company history, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued in July with a record 56,311 vehicles sold. Kia is up 5.0 percent year-to-date, and the best-ever July sales total came in a month that saw:
◾The K900 earn the highest-ever overall score in AutoPacific's® Vehicle Satisfaction A....
DEFENDING MULTIPLE MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIPS, KIA RETURNS TO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE TWICE IN TWO WEEKSDEFENDING MULTIPLE MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIPS, KIA RETURNS TO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE TWICE IN TWO WEEKS

◾Kia Racing Grand Touring Sport (GTS) teammates Mark Wilkins (No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima) and Ben Clucas (No. 36 DonorsChoose.Org Optima) take to the track July 31-Aug. 1 looking to build on recent podium finishes at Road America
◾Defending Touring Car A (TCA) class Driver Champion, Rookie of the Year, and Ohio-native Jason Wolfe, in the No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup, looks to extend points lead at his home track Aug. 13-15
◾Every Kia model that raced in 2014 won a National Cha....
KIA MOTORS ENGAGES AND EMPOWERS FANS AT VIDCON 2015

As a Presenting Sponsor for the Third Consecutive Year, Kia is Creating Enhanced Fan Experiences and Showcasing Sorento, Soul and Forte Models
• The Kia Lounge allows fans to interact with talent, experience an animated photo booth, participate in a trivia game show and have an inside look at VidCon from the eyes of a well-known YouTube star
• Kia Arena Concert Series artist lineup includes Chester See, Tessa Violet, Dave Days, Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers, Madilyn Bailey, We Th....
2015 KIA SEDONA RECEIVES J.D. POWER APEAL AWARD2015 KIA SEDONA RECEIVES J.D. POWER APEAL AWARD

◾All-new Sedona scores highest in Minivan segment amid record-setting sales year
◾Kia's combination of sporty CUV-like design, advanced safety features and technology scores big with customers

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2015
– Arriving with a design intended to shake up the minivan segment, the stylish, multipurpose 2015 Sedona followed its debut with a record first-half sales performance and high praise from media and consumers alike. This trend continues as the Sedona has received th....
KIA RACING'S GRASSROOT EFFORTS CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM COMPETITION WITH TWO CLUB RACING VICTORIES IN PORTLANDKIA RACING'S GRASSROOT EFFORTS CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM COMPETITION WITH TWO CLUB RACING VICTORIES IN PORTLAND

Defending Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) B-Spec National Champion, Kyle Keenan, Scores Back-to-Back Wins in his No. 44 Kia Rio

◾Kyle Keenan's Kia Rio bested two Mazda2s at the SCCA Western Conference Majors Tour at Portland International Raceway (PIR)
◾Kia continues to prove its durability and reliability on the race track after every Kia model that competed in 2014 won a National Championship in its respective class

IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2015 – Defending Sports Car Cl....
KIA K900 SETS RECORD-HIGH SCORE IN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDSKIA K900 SETS RECORD-HIGH SCORE IN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS

Four Kia Vehicles Receive Top Honors in their Segments
◾Kia's Luxury flagship becomes only third model ever to win rare President's Award
◾Cadenza, Soul (tie) and Sportage are recognized as winners in their individual classes
◾Kia ranks third (tie) overall among Popular non-premium brands

IRVINE, Calif., July 8, 2015 – Four models from Kia Motors America (KMA) were recognized as segment winners of the 2015 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), including the K900 luxu....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA RAMPS UP SOUL EV INFRASTRUCTURE IN WASHINGTON AND OREGONKIA MOTORS AMERICA RAMPS UP SOUL EV INFRASTRUCTURE IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON

◾Soul EV coming to a total of 20 dealers in the Pacific Northwest; 12 in Washington1 and eight in Oregon2
◾Kia increases fast-charger network in the region with 10 new chargers

IRVINE, Calif., July 8, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a robust charging network. Of the 20 dealers in the region, 12 will be located in Washington ....
KIA MOTORS RENEWS ITS SUPPORT OF PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTERKIA MOTORS RENEWS ITS SUPPORT OF PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER

KIA MOTORS RENEWS ITS SUPPORT OF PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER AND DONATES AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE TO INCREASE FUNDRAISING AT SEPTEMBER GALA

Brand New Kia Soul EV Will Go To The Highest Bidder in the Live Auction

Laguna Beach, Calif., July 7, 2015 – Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) today announced Kia Motors America (KMA) has renewed its sponsorship of the non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare and ocean education, and also will be donating a new Kia Soul EV....
KIA RACING SCORES BACK-TO-BACK PODIUM FINISHES DURING ROUNDS NINE AND TEN OF THE PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE AT ROAD AMERICAKIA RACING SCORES BACK-TO-BACK PODIUM FINISHES DURING ROUNDS NINE AND TEN OF THE PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE AT ROAD AMERICA

Tire management proves key as teammates Ben Clucas (No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo) and Mark Wilkins (No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo) earn valuable championship points

◾Mark Wilkins' dramatic last-lap pass in round nine on Saturday secured his third-place finish – his second podium of the year
◾Ben Clucas' opportunistic overtake in round ten put him in second place and earned him his third podium of the 2015 season

IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2015 – Reigning Pirelli Wor....
RECORD JUNE SALES PROPEL KIA MOTORS AMERICA TO BEST FIRST-HALF PERFORMANCE IN COMPANY HISTORY

• Kia Surpasses 300,000 Units in Six Months for First Time; Year-To-Date Sales Up 4.6 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2015 – After setting an all-time monthly sales record in May, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued with best-ever June sales of 54,137 vehicles, capping off the greatest first-half performance in company history. With more than 300,000 vehicles sold in six months, Kia is up 4.6 percent year-to-date. Sales of the Sedona minivan, which was completely redes....
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