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2017
     Cadenza
     Forte
     Forte5
     Niro
     Sportage
2016
 Cadenza
 Base MSRP: $32,990-44,090
 

 Forte
 Base MSRP: $15,990-19,990
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 4 of 5
 

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

 Forte Koup Mud Bogger
 

 Forte5
 Base MSRP: $18,090-21,990
 

 K900
 Base MSRP: $54,500-59,900
 

 Optima
 Base MSRP: $218,401-35,790
 

 Optima Hybrid
 

 Optima Hybrid
 Base MSRP: $25,990-32,150
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Optima Plug-In Hybrid
 

 Optima Sportswagon
 

 Rio
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 4 of 5
 

 Rio 5-Door
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 4 of 5
 

 Sedona
 Base MSRP: $26,400-39,900
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Sorento
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Soul
 Base MSRP: $15,690-21,090
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Soul EV
 Base MSRP: $31,950-35,950
 

 Sportage
 Base MSRP: $22,150-31,490
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 Telluride Concept
 

2015
     Ballast Point Sedona SX Limited
     Cadenza
     Forte
     Forte Koup
     Forte Koup Mud Bogger
     Forte5
     High-Performance K900
     K900
     Novo Concept
     Optima
     Optima A1A Concept
     Optima Hybrid
     PacWest Adventure Sorento
     Photo Safari Sedona
     Pirelli World Challenge GTS Optima
     Rio
     Rio 5-Door
     Sedona
     Sorento
     Soul
     Soul EV
     Sportage
     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
   2011-2017

Monthly Sales Volume

   March 2016   58,279
   February 2016   49,737
   January 2016   38,305
   December 2015   54,241
   November 2015   45,553
   October 2015   50,044
   September 2015   49,820
   August 2015   58,897
   July 2015   56,311
   June 2015   54,137
   May 2015   62,433
   April 2015   53,282
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KIA TOPS J.D.POWER RANKINGS – FIRST VOLUME BRAND TO DO SO IN 27 YEARSKIA TOPS J.D.POWER RANKINGS – FIRST VOLUME BRAND TO DO SO IN 27 YEARS

◾Kia first of 33 brands in J.D.Power Initial Quality Study
◾First time a non-premium brand has topped survey
◾All-new Sportage and Soul both top their segments

Kia has made automotive history today with the announcement that J.D. Power has recognized the brand as the highest scoring nameplate in its 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) out of all 33 makes in the U.S.

Marking the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand has topped the rankings, Kia's rise to the top was driven by segm....
KIA MOTORS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY FOR INITIAL QUALITY BY J.D. POWERKIA MOTORS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY FOR INITIAL QUALITY BY J.D. POWER

◾Fast-Growing Korean Automaker is First Non-Premium Brand to Top the Initial Quality Study Rankings in 27 Years
◾Kia owners report fewer issues with their vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership than all other car and truck brands in the U.S.
◾Sportage (Small SUV) and Soul (Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle) recognized as best-in-segment; three additional models ranked among the top three in their respective categories

IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2016 – Having transformed into an ind....
KIA MOTORS VOLUNTARILY ISSUES PRECAUTIONARY RECALL ON SOUL MODELS

◾Fault on current generation Kia Soul steering gear assembly leads Kia to voluntarily issue a precautionary recall
◾All affected vehicles will be repaired at no expense to owners

Kia Motors UK Ltd is voluntarily recalling all Soul and Soul EV vehicles produced between 18 January 2014 and 30 September 2015, as a precautionary measure. This is due to a potential fault which, in extreme circumstances, could cause the steering to fail.

Through ongoing monitoring of field data, Kia Motors has ....
KIA MOTORS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY BRANDS IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY BY STRATEGIC VISIONKIA MOTORS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY BRANDS IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY BY STRATEGIC VISION

◾Sorento CUV and Sedona Minivan Named Total Quality Impact Winners in Respective Segments
◾Strategic Vision's Total Quality Impact is the automotive industry's most complete measure of the quality of a new vehicle
◾Kia owners praise their vehicles' stylish design, innovative features and outstanding craftsmanship

IRVINE, Calif., June 16, 2016 – Kia Motors' hard-earned reputation for delivering world-class quality and reliability across its model line was reinforced today when Strateg....
KIA MOTORS MEXICO BEATS ITS 2016 MARKET SHARE TARGET IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS

◾Kia reaches 3.1 per cent market share in Mexico with year to date sales of 18,280
◾Korean automaker aims to reach five per cent market share by 2020
◾Majority of cars are built locally at new Kia plant in Nuevo Leòn, Mexico

Kia Motors Mexico has captured 3.1 per cent of the domestic automotive market according to figures released by the Mexican Automobile Dealer Association (AMDA) and the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA), thereby exceeding its 2016 year-end market share targe....
KIA MOTORS RANKS HIGHEST AMONG ALL POPULAR BRANDS IN 2016 AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDSKIA MOTORS RANKS HIGHEST AMONG ALL POPULAR BRANDS IN 2016 AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS

◾Three Kia Models Named the Most Satisfying Cars in their Segments
◾Funky Soul urban passenger vehicle tops all compact cars for third straight year
◾Optima named Best In Class Mid-Size Car; Sedona wins minivan category

IRVINE, Calif., June 9, 2016 – Kia Motors ranked highest among all popular brands in the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) and placed fifth overall in the industry – ahead of luxury brands such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. In addition, th....
KIA OPTIMA AND SOUL NAMED AMONG THE BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2016 BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COMKIA OPTIMA AND SOUL NAMED AMONG THE BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2016 BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM

◾Kia is One of Just Two Brands to Place Multiple Vehicles on the Go-to-List for Families Considering a New Car Purchase
◾All-new Optima earns the title of 'Best Sedan' with its combination of European-inspired design, dramatically improved driving dynamics and outstanding value
◾The fun and funky Soul urban passenger vehicle is recognized as the 'Best Budget Vehicle'

IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2016 – Kia Motors America's (KMA) 2016 Optima midsize sedan and 2016 Soul hatchback have been ....
KIA PROVIDES ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO THE ADVANCED POWER AND ENERGY PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINEKIA PROVIDES ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO THE ADVANCED POWER AND ENERGY PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

• Six Soul EVs Will Be Used to Help Develop and Demonstrate

• Vehicle-to-Grid Smart Charging Software Algorithms


IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2016 – Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. today announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to help develop and demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) advanced smart charging software algorithms. Kia will provide six Soul....
KIA MOTORS' MUSIC-LOVING HAMSTERS RETURN TO SHARE THE UNIFYING POWER OF MUSIC IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR THE SOULKIA MOTORS' MUSIC-LOVING HAMSTERS RETURN TO SHARE THE UNIFYING POWER OF MUSIC IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR THE SOUL

Multi-Platform 'The World Needs More Soul' Effort Set to Unique Track Featuring Nathaniel Rateliff and German EDM Duo BUNT.
◾60-second 'Soul Jam' spot will debut on more than 34,000 movie screens on Friday, May 27; extended cut available now at YouTube.com/Kia
◾Kia's most ambitious hamster commercial production to date brings together 30 different music instruments representing more than 20 cultures from around the world

IRVINE, Calif., May 26, 2016 – Beginning in movie theate....
2016 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM2016 KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM

◾Fun-loving Soul's 'Cool Factor' Recognized Once Again on KBB.com's Top-10 list
◾Stylish urban runabout keeps its cool thanks to high-tech offerings and cutting edge design
◾Soul appears on KBB.com's annual list for the 5th year in a row

IRVINE, Calif., May 19, 2016
– Kia Motors America's (KMA) funky urban commuter, the 2016 Soul, has again been named as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. This year marks the Soul's fifth consecutive appe....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. EXPAND HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAKIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. EXPAND HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

◾Free Advanced Driving School for Teens Expands to Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties
◾ Teens who complete the B.R.A.K.E.S. program are 64 percent less likely to be involved in an accident in their first three years of driving1
◾Interested teens and parents can learn more about upcoming events in Costa Mesa, Fontana, Pomona and San Diego and register for a session by visiting PutOnTheBrakes.org/shop

IRVINE, Calif., May 10, 2016
– Due to overwhelming public int....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS BEST-EVER APRIL SALESKIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS BEST-EVER APRIL SALES

• Surges in Compact Car and CUV Demand Push Year-to-Date Sales Up 4.3 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2016 – Fresh off the best first quarter in company history, Kia Motors America's (KMA) upward trajectory continued with all-time high April sales of 56,508 units, up 6.1 percent over the same period last year. With the all-new 2017 Sportage in showrooms, sales of the compact CUV jumped 78.9 percent year-over-year while the April tally for the Forte family of compact cars increas....
KIA CELEBRATES 750,000 CAR SOLD IN THE UK

◾In its 25 year in the UK Kia has sold 750,000 cars
◾Customer Peter Holland collected his Sportage GT-Line from Draycotts
◾Draycotts of Sutton in Ashfield also celebrating 25 years as a Kia Dealer

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is celebrating selling its 750,000 car in the UK since the brand first started trading here in 1991. Established in South Korea in 1944 Kia sold just under 1,800 cars in that first year in the UK, a figure that it now sells on average every two weeks across its 188 strong deale....
KIA MOTORS RETURNS TO MOM 2.0 SUMMIT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEARKIA MOTORS RETURNS TO MOM 2.0 SUMMIT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

Fast-Growing Automaker to Share World-Class Products and Discuss Trends at the Sold-Out Professional Conference for Influencers Who Create Content Online and On-Air
◾Over 700 leading bloggers, entrepreneurs and marketers can test-drive and create unique content with five of Kia's award-winning vehicles
◾Kia's Kimberley Gardiner will share insights regarding content creation and social media partnerships in a panel discussion titled 'A Candid Conversation about Collaborative Campaign Dev....
ALL-NEW 2017 KIA SPORTAGE RECEIVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETYALL-NEW 2017 KIA SPORTAGE RECEIVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

• 2017 Sportage Earns Prestigious Safety Award Under New, More Rigorous IIHS Requirements


IRVINE, Calif., April 7, 2016 – Demonstrating Kia Motors' ongoing commitment to safety and continuous improvement, the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage has earned the highest designation possible – Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) – from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention. The rating reflects top scores in each of five crashworthiness ....
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