Kia GT4 Stinger Proves a Point in Detroit

by Kia in the News on January 13, 2014

 

KiaStinger-ckBold and aggressive design has been a Kia calling card for years now, and those efforts have culminated in the debut of the Kia GT4 Stinger concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Just keep in mind that the Stinger’s stunning appearance isn’t even the highlight of the vehicle, at least according to Tom Kearns, chief of the Kia Design Center America: “Driving enjoyment was the number one priority in designing the GT4 Stinger. It’s an authentic 2+2 sports car that can turn heads as a daily driver while also being right at home on the track. It’s about purity, simplicity and timelessness. The GT4 Stinger is a throwback to days when driving a car was a visceral experience that wasn’t muted by electronic gimmickry.”

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Kia has done it again: For the second time in a row, one of the company’s sleek new sedans has been named International Car of the Year, with the 2014 Kia Cadenza most recently earning the honor. It was presented as part of the 18th annual Road & Travel Magazine automotive awards at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Said Courtney Caldwell, editor-in-chief of Road & Travel: “The Kia Cadenza wins in this category for a variety of reasons, including Kia’s remarkable effort to emerge in the entry-lux category. Overall, the car is beautiful and affordable, making upscale style and performance attainable to mid-America. We applaud Kia’s rapid rise from underdog to unbelievable!”

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2014 Kia Soul Captures 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA

by Kia in the News on December 20, 2013

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Not only is the redesigned 2014 Kia Soul funkier than ever, it’s also safer than ever. That’s the considered opinion of the NHTSA safety experts, who recently honored the new Soul with its first 5-star Overall Vehicle Score in the agency’s New Car Assessment Program. Specific grades for the 2014 Kia Soul included five stars for occupant protection in frontal- and side-crash scenarios, as well as four stars for rollover protection.

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Cars.com Commends 2014 Kia Forte as No. 1 Compact Sedan

by Kia in the News on December 13, 2013

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Saying that it “breaks the mold with its head-turning styling outside and an interior full of affordable creature comforts,” Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of Cars.com, recently announced that the 2014 Kia Forte was his website’s Best New Compact Sedan of the Year.

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2014 Kia Soul Gets Ready for the ‘Red Zone’

by Kia in the News on December 6, 2013

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Football fans already know that the action always heats up in the “Red Zone,” and soon drivers of the 2014 Kia Soul will be able to find out for themselves. All it will take is a quick trip to the Kia store for a spin in the latest special-edition Soul. That new Red Zone model will reach dealerships early next year as the first limited-production variant since the Soul was redesigned and, as was the case with past Soul special editions, will be strictly limited to 2,000 units.

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2014 Kia Forte Is up to the Challenge for Cars.com

by Kia in the News on November 12, 2013

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A panel of experts from Cars.com, USA Today and MotorWeek—with help from an in-market consumer—recently ranked the 2014 Kia Forte as their favorite compact sedan priced under $20,000.

“The Forte truly stood out against the competition,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com’s editor-in-chief. “Between its dynamic exterior styling, impressive standard features for the price and excellent ride and handling, the 2014 Forte is a well-rounded car that checks off all the boxes of the perfect, affordable compact sedan.”

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2014 Kia Soul YouTube Edition Premieres Ahead of Music Awards

by Kia in the News on October 31, 2013

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One part mobile video studio, complete with high-def recording technologies, and one part ultimate viewing lounge, with 10 iPad Minis, the 2014 Kia Soul YouTube Edition was recently introduced as one of the stars of the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. The customized Kia also wears a nifty matte-white finish with red accents to match the website’s color scheme and will present the “Soul-Live” concert in New York the day before the awards show.

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2014 Kia Soul Scores Second Straight Active Lifestyle Award

by Kia in the News on October 24, 2013

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The annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle Awards are a bit different from the usual automotive honors, so it makes sense they recognized a car that’s itself a bit different from the usual automotive offerings. That brings us to the brand-new 2014 Kia Soul, which just earned this year’s Active Lifestyle Vehicle Award in the Urban category. It’s the same award taken home by the 2013 Kia Soul last year, but the ability to satisfy active owners actually is one of the few things the two Souls have in common.

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All-electric Kia Soul Set for 2014 Debut

by Kia in the News on October 3, 2013

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After having been recognized as one of the “50 Best Global Green Brands” of the year in a recent study by Interbrand, Kia is now looking to grow its green cred even further with its first electric vehicle for U.S. owners: the Kia Soul EV. Details about the vehicle are few and far between at this time, but the brand says the Kia Soul EV will debut during an upcoming U.S. auto show with enhanced aerodynamics and exclusive design cues, along with a powertrain that delivers “gas-free driving and zero emissions.”

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2014 Kia Sorento Features 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

by Kia in the News on September 25, 2013

25wddOne of the very few compact crossovers to offer a third row of seating, the 2014 Kia Sorento now boasts another advantage: The recently redesigned Sorento has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA safety testing for front, side and rollover crash scenarios. In fact, the award-winning vehicle received “outstanding” results in the first two facets of testing, backed by a “superior” mark in the latter.

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