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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

   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
   July 2014   52,309
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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....
DEFENDING CHAMPION KIA RACING AIMS TO REPEAT SUCCESS AT ROAD AMERICA DURING ROUNDS 9 AND 10 OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGEDEFENDING CHAMPION KIA RACING AIMS TO REPEAT SUCCESS AT ROAD AMERICA DURING ROUNDS 9 AND 10 OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

Kia Racing returns to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, scene of its doubleheader sweep during championship-winning 2014 season

◾Mark Wilkins contributed a pole position and podium finish in his No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo last season while his Kia Racing teammate captured two wins at Road America
◾Ben Clucas hopes to replicate last year's success behind the wheel of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo

IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2015 – Kia Racing is no stranger to the winner....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF TELEMUNDO'S NEW WEB SERIES 'EL MAESTRO: UNPLUGGED'

• 'El Maestro' Participants will take an Inspirational Ride in the 2015 Kia Soul to Practice Sessions and Musical Performances


IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that it has signed on as the official sponsor of TELEMUNDO's brand new web series 'El Maestro: Unplugged.' Starring Latin Grammy® winner Luis Enrique, the ten-episode web series follows three up-and-coming artists as he offers advice on how to achieve success in the music industry. L....
KIA MOTORS AMERICA POSTS LARGEST MONTHLY SALES TOTAL IN COMPANY HISTORYKIA MOTORS AMERICA POSTS LARGEST MONTHLY SALES TOTAL IN COMPANY HISTORY

• May Sales Surpass 60,000 Units for Second Straight Year;

• CUV and Minivan Momentum Drive Annual Sales Up 4.1 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced all-time best monthly sales of 62,433 vehicles in May, marking the second time Kia has surpassed 60,000 units in a single month. The historic May was led by strong performances from the Optima midsize sedan and Soul urban passenger vehicle, as well as increased demand for the Sore....
KIA AND HOMETOWN STAR MARK WILKINS RETURN TO CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE DOUBLEHEADER

Thanks to a pair of podium finishes in rounds five and six at Barber Motorsports Park, defending GTS-Class Manufacturer Champion Kia carries momentum north to Canada for rounds seven and eight of the Pirelli World Challenge

◾Toronto native Mark Wilkins drove the Kia Racing No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo to its first Pirelli World Challenge victory in 2012 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and won on the Streets of Toronto in 2014
◾Ben Clucas, pilot of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Opt....
KIA RACING SCORES BACK-TO-BACK PODIUM FINISHES IN ROUNDS FIVE AND SIX OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

Kia Racing Teammates Currently sixth and seventh in Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Class Driver Point Standings After a Pair of Hard-Fought Podium Finishes in Birmingham, Alabama
◾ Mark Wilkins earned his first podium of the 2015 season with a runner-up result in round five in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo
◾Ben Clucas, driver of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, records his second podium finish of the season in round six with a third-place finish

IRVINE, Calif., April 27, 2015[....
ONE-OF-A-KIND 'KING JAMES EDITION' KIA K900 GOES UP FOR AUCTION TODAY TO BENEFIT THE LEBRON JAMES FAMILY FOUNDATIONONE-OF-A-KIND 'KING JAMES EDITION' KIA K900 GOES UP FOR AUCTION TODAY TO BENEFIT THE LEBRON JAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION

Kia's Luxury Ambassador and Star of the Fit for a King™ Campaign Auctions Customized K900 at Charitybuzz.com Beginning Today
◾Custom Pearl Red Metallic K900 has been driven by LeBron James and displayed inside Madison Square for the NBA All-Star Game in New York City
◾Celebrity Auto Group lowered the ride height of Kia's award-winning flagship and added 22' Custom Monoblock Wheels and Pirelli® Tires, Alcantara suede headliner, customized Lexicon® Logic 7® audio system, King James logos inside ....
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