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2017
     Forte
     Forte5
     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
 Base MSRP: $25,990-32,150
 NHTSA Driver's Crash Rating: 5 of 5
 

 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

   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
   March 2015   58,771
   February 2015   44,030
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2016 KIA OPTIMA AND SEDONA NAMED TO KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM 16 BEST FAMILY CARS FOR 2016 LIST2016 KIA OPTIMA AND SEDONA NAMED TO KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM 16 BEST FAMILY CARS FOR 2016 LIST

Kia's Obsessively Crafted Optima Sedan and Sedona Minivan Earn Critical Acclaim FromThe Trusted Resource®
◾All-new Optima matures into an expertly crafted sedan with two turbo engine choices and five trim levels, including the U.S.-exclusive SXL
◾Sedona minivan sports CUV-like design and offers captivating technology and advanced safety features

IRVINE, Calif., February 4, 2016 – Kia Motors America's (KMA) all-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan and 2016 Sedona minivan were both nam....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JANUARY SALESKIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD JANUARY SALES

• Double Digit Gains for Soul, Sportage and Sedona Despite Severe Winter Weather


IRVINE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – After setting an all-time annual sales record in 2015, Kia Motors America (KMA) recorded best-ever January sales of 38,305 vehicles. Kia's ninth consecutive monthly sales record was driven by sharp increases over the same period last year for the Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage CUV and Sedona minivan.

'Despite fewer selling days and record snowfall up and....
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN ADDS 'PIZZAZZ' TO KIA MOTORS' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL FOR THE ALL-NEW OPTIMA MIDSIZE SEDANCHRISTOPHER WALKEN ADDS 'PIZZAZZ' TO KIA MOTORS' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL FOR THE ALL-NEW OPTIMA MIDSIZE SEDAN

Kia is the First Brand to Utilize a New Technology Solution from Influential That Taps IBM Watson for Influencer Identification as Part of Multifaceted Marketing Campaign
◾Extended cut of 'Walken Closet' can be viewed now at YouTube.com/Kia; 60-second broadcast version will debut during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50
◾#AddPizzazz social media campaign includes partnerships with Mobile First influencer platform Influential, social media creator network Niche, and lifestyle apparel brand St....
COVETED DESIGN AWARDS FOR ALL-NEW KIA SPORTAGE AND OPTIMACOVETED DESIGN AWARDS FOR ALL-NEW KIA SPORTAGE AND OPTIMA

◾iF Design Awards for new compact SUV and mid-sized saloon
◾Kia awarded prestigious design award seven years in a row

Kia Motors has been awarded two new awards to add to its growing collection of prestigious prizes for the outstanding design of its cars. Both of the Korean brand's newest models – the Kia Sportage compact crossover and Kia Optima saloon – have received prestigious iF Design Awards, making 2016 the seventh year in succession that Kia has won this coveted prize.

The new gen....
KIA PROVIDES FIRST LOOK AT 'WALKEN CLOSET' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

Christopher Walken will add pizzazz to Kia Motors' 60-second Super Bowl commercial for the all-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan. Titled 'Walken Closet,' the new ad will continue to spotlight the next-generation Optima as the vibrant alternative for those determined not to blend in.....
RECORD EUROPEAN FULL-YEAR SALES FOR KIA MOTORS

◾384,790 cars sold, representing year-on-year growth of 8.8%
◾Continuous yearly sales growth for Kia in Europe since 2008
◾Rise in sales for best-selling Sportage and new Sorento SUV

Kia Motors Europe recorded its best-ever full year sales in 2015, according to the latest data from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association).

With 384,790 units sold in 2015*, Kia's full-year sales figures represent year-on-year growth of 8.8%, increasing from 353,719 units in 2014. The Korean b....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND B.R.A.K.E.S. HOST FREE HANDS-ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION IN ARIZONA JANUARY 16 AND 17

• No-Cost Training Program Provides Teens and Their Parents With Advanced Safe Driving Skills


IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 – Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash1. B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) and Kia Motors America (KMA) have joined together to make the highways and byways across the U.S. safer by offering free hands-on-defensive driving training. Registrat....
Kia reveals first images of all-new Niro Hybrid Utility VehicleKia reveals first images of all-new Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle

•Exclusive first images of Niro HUV illustrates sporty and versatile design
•Niro HUV world premiere set for Chicago Auto Show in February 2016
•Dedicated hybrid powertrain specifically developed for all-new model

(SEOUL) January 12, 2016 – Kia has today unveiled the first official images of the sporty and versatile Niro – an all-new Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) that's set to add a fresh dimension to the global compact SUV market.

The styling of the Niro was led by Kia's design ce....
KIA OPTIMA BREAKS THE MIDSIZE SEDAN MOLD IN EXPANDED MARKETING CAMPAIGNKIA OPTIMA BREAKS THE MIDSIZE SEDAN MOLD IN EXPANDED MARKETING CAMPAIGN

◾Next Generation Optima is the Vibrant Alternative for Those Determined Not to Blend In
◾Christopher Walken provides the voice-over for 'Middle C' and 'Cookie Cutter' spots

IRVINE, Calif., January 11, 2016
– With its European sport-sedan design, advanced technology and sophisticated interior, the all-new 2016 Kia Optima defies ordinary in the midsize sedan segment whose hallmarks are basic, boring and uninspiring. And now, the next phase of Kia Motors America's (KMA) marketing campaig....
KIA MOTORS INTRODUCES NEW ‘DRIVE WISE' SUB-BRAND FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGIESKIA MOTORS INTRODUCES NEW ‘DRIVE WISE' SUB-BRAND FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGIES

◾Kia 'DRIVE WISE' encompasses future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
◾DRIVE WISE intelligent safety technologies exhibited at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
◾U.S. state of Nevada grants license to Kia to test autonomous Kia Soul EV on public roads
◾Introduction of partially-autonomous driving technologies by 2020, with arrival of fully-autonomous vehicles targeted by 2030

(SEOUL) January 6, 2015
– Kia Motors has today introduced the launch of a new sub-brand, 'DRIVE ....
RECORD DECEMBER POWERS KIA MOTORS AMERICA TO BEST-EVER ANNUAL SALES TOTALRECORD DECEMBER POWERS KIA MOTORS AMERICA TO BEST-EVER ANNUAL SALES TOTAL

• Year-Over-Year Sales Up 7.9 Percent as Kia Surpasses 600,000 Units for the First Time


IRVINE, Calif., January 5, 2016 – On the strength of eight consecutive monthly sales records – including December – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced all-time best annual sales of 625,818 vehicles in 2015, up 7.9 percent year-over-year. The record-setting December total of 54,241 vehicles increased 19 percent over the same period last year and pushed Kia over the 600,000-unit mark ....
LEBRON JAMES TELLS 'THE TRUTH' ABOUT DRIVING HIS KIA K900 LUXURY SEDANLEBRON JAMES TELLS 'THE TRUTH' ABOUT DRIVING HIS KIA K900 LUXURY SEDAN

11-Time NBA All-Star Responds To Real Tweets in New Ad Campaign

◾First of three spots from 'The Truth' campaign will begin airing on TV tonight and can be viewed at Kia.com and YouTube.com/Kia
◾Multiplatform campaign will run through the remainder of basketball season and includes television, digital and social media elements

IRVINE, Calif., December 3, 2015 – Last year, when LeBron James Tweeted 'Rolling around in my K900. Love this car!!' and later stated he w....
KIA AND DONORSCHOOSE.ORG 'FLASH FUND' CLASSROOM PROJECTS IN HIGH-NEED SCHOOLS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

• Teacher Appreciation Road Tour to Deliver Nearly $500,000 in Resources to Schools With Greatest Need
• Together, Kia and DonorsChoose.org have helped more than 1.5 million students nationwide, delivering more than $7 million in much-needed resources to public schools across America since 2012
• DonorsChoose.org Road Tour coming to San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 4, 2015 – This Holiday Season, Kia Motors America (KMA) and DonorsChoose.org – the innovative....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA RECORDS BEST NOVEMBER IN COMPANY HISTORY AND SELLS SIX MILLIONTH VEHICLE IN THE U.S.

• Seventh Consecutive Monthly Sales Record Pushes Year-To-Date Sales Up 6.9 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., December 1, 2015 – Propelled by the sale of its six millionth vehicle in the U.S. since arriving in 1994, Kia Motors America's (KMA) year-long momentum continued with best-ever November sales of 45,553 vehicles, a 1.4-percent increase over the same period last year. The brand's seventh straight monthly sales record was led by the Optima and Soul, with 13,048 and 10,045 units sold,....
ALL-NEW 2016 KIA OPTIMA AND SORENTO WIN ‘INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR' AWARDSALL-NEW 2016 KIA OPTIMA AND SORENTO WIN ‘INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR' AWARDS

Kia Brand Wins Road & Travel Magazine's International Car of the Year (ICOTY) Awards for Fourth Consecutive Year
◾Optima claims the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) award for second time in four years
◾Sorento wins International SUV of the year award for the first time

IRVINE, Calif., November 18, 2015 – In conjunction with the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has named the 2016 Kia Optima as its International Car of the Year. RTM jurors praised th....
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