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2016
     Rio
     Rio 5-Door
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
 
 

 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
     Optima Hybrid
     West Coast Customs 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

   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
   July 2014   52,309
   June 2014   50,644
   May 2014   60,087
   April 2014   53,676
   March 2014   54,777
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KIA MOTORS AMERICA'S FEBRUARY SALES UP 6.8 PERCENTKIA MOTORS AMERICA'S FEBRUARY SALES UP 6.8 PERCENT

• Sedona Sales Up Five Times Over Same Period Last Year;

• Annual Sales Up 5.2 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., March 3, 2015
– Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported February sales of 44,030 vehicles, up 6.8 percent over the same period last year. Kia's strong start in 2015 continues to be led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan, iconic Soul, and the all-new 2016 Sorento – which is now in showrooms nationwide – with 11,584, 9,965 and 8,518 units sold, respectively.

'Desp....
KIA RACING PRIVATEER EFFORT EXPANDS TO THREE FULL-SEASON KIA FORTE KOUP ENTRIES IN TOURING CAR FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASONKIA RACING PRIVATEER EFFORT EXPANDS TO THREE FULL-SEASON KIA FORTE KOUP ENTRIES IN TOURING CAR FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON

2014 Rookie of the Year and defending Touring Car A (TC-A) Driver Champion Jason Wolfe returns for his second season with Kinetic Motorsports to pilot No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup
•Wolfe's phenomenal rookie season helped Kia win the 2014 TC-A Manufacturer Championship and earned Kinetic Motorsports the Team of the Year award
•Kinetic Motorsports newcomers Kris Wright and Samantha Tan make Pirelli World Challenge debuts in Kia Forte Koups

Irvine, Calif., February 27....
KIA RACING PRIVATEER EFFORT EXPANDS TO THREE FULL-SEASON KIA FORTE KOUP ENTRIES IN 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGEKIA RACING PRIVATEER EFFORT EXPANDS TO THREE FULL-SEASON KIA FORTE KOUP ENTRIES IN 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

2014 Rookie of the Year and defending Touring Car A (TC-A) Driver Champion Jason Wolfe returns for his second season with Kinetic Motorsports to pilot No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup
◾Wolfe's phenomenal rookie season helped Kia win the 2014 TC-A Manufacturer Championship and earned Kinetic Motorsports the Team of the Year award
◾Kinetic Motorsports newcomers Kris Wright and Samantha Tan make Pirelli World Challenge debuts in Kia Forte Koups

Irvine, Calif., February 27....
KIA SPORTAGE RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL SUVS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY

KIA SPORTAGE RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL SUVS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY

Top Honor Reinforces Brand's Continued Commitment to Craftsmanship
◾Dynamic and capable crossover earns Kia's first-ever Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) award
◾Sportage's VDS award follows two consecutive Initial Quality Study (IQS) awards for the model in 2013 and 2014

IRVINE, Calif., February 26, 2015– J.D. Power 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Sportage a....
KIA RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINEUP FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASONKIA RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINEUP FOR 2015 PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON

◾Mark Wilkins returns for his third season with Kia Racing to pilot No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Optima turbo; experienced newcomer Ben Clucas to pilot No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo
◾Mark Wilkins finished third in Grand Touring Sport (GTS) driver standings two-straight years, and helped Kia win the 2014 GTS Manufacturer Championship
◾British racer, Ben Clucas, rejoins Kinetic Motorsports to make Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) debut in No. 36 Optima turbo
....
KIA TO BRING ELECTRIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE TRAIL'STER TO CHICAGOKIA TO BRING ELECTRIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE TRAIL'STER TO CHICAGO

Aligning form and function to conceive a uniquely compelling vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America will take the wraps off the rugged Trail'ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. With its bold design, fully retractable canvas roof and smartly integrated rear electric all-wheel drive system, the turbocharged Trail'ster takes Kia's iconic Soul to a new level of expression, efficiency and capability.

The Kia Trail'ster concept will be unveiled a....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JANUARY SALESKIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JANUARY SALES

• Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New 2016 Sorento CUV Now in Showrooms


IRVINE, Calif., February 3, 2015 – Kia Motors America's (KMA) record-setting momentum carried into 2015 with best-ever January sales of 38,299 vehicles, up 3.5 percent over the same period last year. Kia's strong start was led by the U.S.-built* Optima and the iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle, and coincided with the arrival of the more capable and refined third generation of the popular U.S.-built* Soren....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA TO REVEAL CONCEPT AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOWKIA MOTORS AMERICA TO REVEAL CONCEPT AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Kia Motors America will unveil an advanced and capable electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. This bold off-roader was conceived by Kia's California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape. Intended to enable a wide array of outdoor activities from skiing and snowboarding, to camping, hiking and mountain biking, this rugged runabout captures the essence of adventuring at higher elevations with the promise of surefoo....
PIERCE BROSNAN MAKES THE 'PERFECT GETAWAY' IN THE ALL-NEW 2016 SORENTO DURING KIA MOTORS' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALPIERCE BROSNAN MAKES THE 'PERFECT GETAWAY' IN THE ALL-NEW 2016 SORENTO DURING KIA MOTORS' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

◾Multifaceted Campaign Introduces the Premium Utility Experience of Kia's Most Capable and Refined CUV Ever
◾'Perfect Getaway' premieres online today with an extended cut available at Kia.com/Sorento, followed by in-cinema on January 30 and the broadcast debut in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIX
◾ Charging over snowy terrain on the way to a remote mountaintop cabin, the 60-second spot replaces the usual action movie mayhem with the new Sorento's capability to handle any adventure-seeker's ....
KIA SOUL - WINNER OF A 2015 MOST POPULAR ON EDMUNDS.COM AWARDKIA SOUL - WINNER OF A 2015 MOST POPULAR ON EDMUNDS.COM AWARD

◾Iconic Urban Subcompact Impresses with Design and Value
◾2nd-generation Soul is recognized as having high car-shopper consideration
◾Kia's hot urban hatch sales surpassed 100K units for the third-consecutive year

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2015 – Edmunds.com has named the Kia Soul to its annual list of the most popular vehicles on the well-known car-buying site. With more than 18 million unique visitors a month, Edmunds.com honored the fun and funky Kia Soul in the subcompact segmen....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA BEGINS NEW ERA IN U.S. AFTER TWO DECADES OF GROWTH AND MATURATIONKIA MOTORS AMERICA BEGINS NEW ERA IN U.S. AFTER TWO DECADES OF GROWTH AND MATURATION

Rapid Brand Transformation Results from Consistent, Large-Scale Investment and Focus on Product Quality and the Ownership Experience
◾Aggressive rollout of award-winning new products, high-profile marketing initiatives and championship-winning motorsports program lead brand to another record-setting year
◾Kia posts all-time annual sales record of 580,234 in 2014, third consecutive year of more than 500,000 sales
◾8th largest auto brand in the U.S. by sales volume carries tremendous mom....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA POSTS BEST-EVER FULL-YEAR SALES IN 2014

• Annual Sales Up 8.4 Percent as Kia Surpasses Half a Million Vehicles for Third Straight Year; Optima Achieves All-time Single Nameplate Sales Record


IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) capped a record-setting year with best-ever December sales of 45,587 vehicles – up 35.6 percent over the same period in 2013 – and the highest annual sales total in company history of 580,234 vehicles, up 8.4 percent year-over-year and 4.0 percent over the previous record set....
NBA ALL-STAR BLAKE GRIFFIN STARS AS A WILD WEST LAWMAN, A GLADIATOR AND A FIGHTER PILOT IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR KIANBA ALL-STAR BLAKE GRIFFIN STARS AS A WILD WEST LAWMAN, A GLADIATOR AND A FIGHTER PILOT IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR KIA

'Showdown' is First in a Series of 60- and 30-Second Ads Debuting on Network and Cable and Can Be Viewed Today Here

• Series of spots titled 'Blake Griffin in, The Optima' set to run throughout the 2014-2015 NBA season
• Multiplatform campaign includes online, television and social media elements

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2014 – NBA All-Star Blake Griffin and his comedic talents are back in a starring role in a series of new television commercials for Kia's best-selling Optima midsi....
#GIVINGTUESDAY MARKS THE START OF ANNUAL KIA AMERICA AND DONORSCHOOSE.ORG CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE

• Double Your Impact Program to Deliver Over $1 Million in School Supplies and Educational Resources to High-Need Schools Across the Country

• For the third straight year, Kia will match contributions from 'citizen philanthropists' to eligible projects available at www.donorschoose.org/Kia

• Ongoing charitable partnership has impacted more than one million public school students and delivered more than $5 million in much-needed resources to classrooms in all 50 states since 2012

Irvi....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER SALESKIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER SALES

• Annual Sales Surpass 500,000 Units for Third Straight Year; Year-to-Date Sales Up 6.6 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced November sales of 44,936 units, pushing the fast-moving brand beyond the 500,000-unit mark for the third consecutive year and on pace for an all-time annual sales record. November sales were led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and the iconic Soul with 12,707 and 9,146 vehicles sold, respectively, as new p....
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