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Football Fever at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
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For Kia, football fever didn’t end with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in July. After supporting this year’s World Cup as an official sponsor, this month Kia turned to Canada to sponsor and support the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with transportation vehicles and various marketing events including the Kia Mascot Friends initiative.

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Explore the Kia Soul EV: free iPad app
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Everything you need to know about the Kia Soul EV, right at your fingertips! Kia’s latest free iPad app for the Kia Soul EV lets users check out all the distinct features of the Soul EV through a digital interface, with interactive photo galleries and several videos.

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Kia builds new school in Malawi
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As a global automaker, Kia is always seeking opportunities to grow with local communities and firmly believes in the value of corporate social responsibility (CSR). For Kia, this just means giving back to the community—which is why Kia launched the ‘Green Light Project’ back in 2012 for communities in Africa, which help build facilities, such as new schools, that aim to provide improved access to health care and education by supporting the sustained growth of the community.

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[Official Photos] First look at the all-new Kia Sorento
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Today, we give you a first look at the official photos of the all-new Kia Sorento. The all-new Kia Sorento, Kia’s best-selling SUV, gets a fresh look for 2015. Check out the official photos!

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Peek inside the interior of the all-new Sorento
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Following last week’s sneak peek video of the 3rd generation Kia Sorento, we present to you another look at the latest Sorento model, but this time a peek at the interior. The latest version of Kia’s best-selling SUV gets an upgraded interior, focusing on luxury with a modern, wrap-around dashboard.

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The coolest customized Kia Souls
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What’s better than a Kia Soul? A customized Kia Soul. Some of Korea’s best automotive technicians are currently competing to produce the best customized Kia Soul. As part of the Tuning King Korea competition, three automotive technician crews, Dexcrew, Pico Sound, and Chang’s Custom, have been customizing the Kia Soul with specific design directions and specs in mind.

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Kia celebrates 3 million units in China
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Congratulations to Kia Motors in China! Together with our Chinese joint venture partner, Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors, we hit 3 million units for cumulative on July 24. This is quite an accomplishment as Kia has hit 3 million unit production in just over 10 years since entering into one of the fastest-growing automobile markets back in 2002.

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VIDEO: Sneak peek at the all-new Kia Sorento
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We have yet another surprise for you! Check out this teaser video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the design of Kia’s all-new third generation Kia Sorento. The latest version of Kia’s best-selling SUV will be showcased at the end of August in Korea, then make its global motor show premiere on October 2 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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Eat Your Kimchi’s Top 5 Places in Seoul, Korea
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Earlier this month, we met up with Simon and Martina Stawski of Eat Your Kimchi and hitched a ride in the Eat Your Kimchi Soul for an interview. But this time, we had a chance to ride around the city again to visit some of Eat Your Kimchi’s top 5 favorite places in Seoul while acquiring some useful travel tips. They picked their top 5 favorite spots and let us come along for the drive in the Eat Your Kimchi Soul. Follow along for our exclusive Eat Your Kimchi tour of Seoul!

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Kia’s sustainability mag receives international recognition
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Kia knows a thing or two about being a brand that practices sustainability, especially in the areas of staying green and fulfilling our corporate social duties, in addition to exploring and implementing new technology in our vehicles. Fittingly, the Kia Motors Sustainability Magazine 2014, ‘MOVE,’ has received the Platinum Award in its category (Sustainability Report), for the Vision Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The Vision Awards, hosted by the California-based League of American Communications Professionals (LACP), are recognized as the one of the most prestigious international annual report competitions in the world.

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Kia’s top 4 concept car line-up: GT, Niro, KND-7, GT4 Stinger
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Today, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge the creativity and innovation in car design, and what better way to do so than with Kia’s top 4 concept cars? Over the years, Kia has introduced concept cars that are experimental, fun, and sporty, but most of all—innovative. So we picked out the top 4 of Kia’s recent concept cars—the must-sees that have proved to the public and the automotive industry exactly what innovation is all about. Check out the vehicle specs and debut stories of our top 4 concepts.

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Kia Soul and GT4 Stinger nab design awards
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When it comes to design, Kia is reaching new heights, and we are being recognized for our innovation. The GT4 Stinger and 2014 Kia Soul once again proved their car design prowess, especially after the Industrial Designers Society of America awarded Kia with a pair of prestigious design awards. The GT4 Stinger concept and the 2014 Kia Soul earned Silver and Bronze honors, respectively, in the transportation category of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

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Class Act: Kia K900 goes to Maestro Zubin Mehta
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Kia not only believes in the power of sports like this past World Cup, but also in the spirit of the arts that can bring people together. And to show our support and appreciation for the arts, we decided to give back to one of our fans in the best way we know, with our flagship sedan, the Kia K900, also known as the Kia Quoris in some markets. What better way to celebrate classical music than with the classy K900? We handed over the 2015 K900 to Mr. Zubin Mehta at his home in Los Angeles, California as a sign of appreciation for Mr. Mehta’s love for Kia.

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Surprise! The Kia World Cup round-up
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When it comes to sports, Kia takes things pretty seriously. As the official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, we had the chance to celebrate this mega sporting event with football fans from all over the world in Rio this year. Over the past month, there were indeed many surprises in Rio, as superstar teams went head-to-head for the title of best football team in the world. As the football festivities slowly come to an end, we wanted to take a look back on the variety of Kia-sponsored events held for our fans, tied together with the underlying theme of ‘Surprises Make Surprises.’

Soul EV and Carnival to feature first-ever Kia trademark sound
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Kia is getting its very own sound. Fittingly, the new Kia trademark sound is called, ‘The Rise of Surprise,’ showing Kia’s commitment to its brand slogan of ‘The Power to Surprise.’ Drivers will hear the trademark sound when they start and stop their vehicles, in addition to various warning alerts. The first vehicles to feature the Kia sound will be the Kia Soul EV, Kia’s first full-electric model for overseas markets, and the all-new Carnival MPV (known as the Sedona in some markets).

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Meet the Eatyourkimchi Soul!
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The Eat Your Kimchi team is a Korea-based YouTube/blogger duo made up of the quirky couple, Simon and Martina Stawski. Anyone who has searched for anything about K-pop or Korean culture on the internet has probably come across their blog or videos, which show the eccentric duo exploring Korea and the rest of the world. Kia has helped the couple expand their adventures by providing them with a customized Kia Soul two years ago, which is now their main mode of transportation during their adventures in Korea. The Kia Buzz team met up with Eat Your Kimchi in Seoul to find out more about these adventures in the Eatyourkimchi Mobile, also known as the Eatyourkimchi Soul (#EYKSoul)!

Kia Soul Android Auto

Kia Soul drives Google’s Android Auto
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Android Auto made its debut at the Google I/O Conference last week, bringing us one step closer to Android being available to you wherever you go. We talked about connected cars and UVO technology just a couple weeks ago, and this represents yet another exciting new development in “smart cars.” The Kia Soul got a chance to take Android Auto for a test drive! (Video below) Android Auto will offer just what its name suggests: easy access to any Android app from the dashboard of your vehicle, so you no longer have to dangerously drive and check your phone at the same time. Just check it from the dash of your Kia.

K900 iPad app

Explore K900 specs with free iPad app
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It’s finally summer, and heading to your local dealership for a test drive in the sweltering heat doesn’t exactly sound ideal. But now, within the comfort of your own home, you can enjoy a test drive of all the Kia K900 (also known as the Kia Quoris in some markets) specs straight from your iPad—for free!

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Kia named one of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands again
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Kia Motors has been a rising star among the global automotive brands in terms of environmental friendliness, most recently ranking 35th out of 50 global brands in international brand consultancy, Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands. Kia is one of ten automotive brands that made the top 50, and it has been climbing Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands ranks since 2012.

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Watch the latest Kia brand film – We Make Surprises
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What kind of brand is Kia? This is one of the first questions that any company asks itself when setting out to define its brand image. The answer for Kia came from the concept of ‘surprise.’ And our conclusion was simple: Kia simply wants to help customers re-discover the element of surprise in their daily lives.