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Soul EV’s collaboration with fashion photographers
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Can high fashion and eco-friendly cars go together? With Kia’s newest electric vehicle, the Soul EV, they sure can. Apart from its cutting-edge technology, Soul EV boasts stylish and spacious design identical to its gasoline counterpart, the all-new Kia Soul. In collaboration with some renowned fashion photographers, Soul EV has evolved into a high-fashion object in urban settings. Check out the coolest of the Soul EV fashion photos.

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Video: UK car owners stunned by the cost-efficiency of Soul EV
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Kia Motors revealed another surprise for customers, and it all happened at a small petrol station in London. In celebrating the launch of Kia Soul EV’s online information center in the UK, Kia rolled out a stunt targeting customers who came to fill their cars with petrol by charging them only the cost of a full charge of the Kia Soul EV instead of their actual petrol price.

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All-new Kia Sorento receives Life Cycle Assessment certificate
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It’s been described as sleek, bold and luxurious, and now you can add ‘green’ to the list. The all-new Kia Sorento has recently been recognized as the 12th Kia vehicle to receive the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certificate from TÜV Nord, the renowned international technical inspection organization. The LCA certificate is awarded exclusively to vehicles that have satisfied the demanding ISO 14040 standards, which consider the environmental impact of the vehicle throughout its whole lifespan, from the production process all the way to its decomposition. Kia cee’d and Optima are just two of our previous recipients.

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Video: All you need to know about the all-new Kia Sorento
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Kia’s premium SUV model, the all-new Sorento, made its overseas debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show earlier this year. While it wowed the crowd with its bold look at first glance, there’s lots more to discover when it comes to this exciting new generation’s wide variety of features and specs. Spencer Cho, head of Kia’s Overseas Product Marketing Team, has broken down the reasons why the all-new Sorento is poised to be the best in its class.

Car of the Year, Soul EV

Kia Soul EV, Car of the Year in Norway
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Kia Motors brought home another prestigious award, with the Kia Soul EV winning the Car of the Year title in Norway. The largest consumer information service providing organization in Norway, Dinside, has named the Kia Soul EV the best car for 2015 based on its price, space, handling, technology, and environmental friendliness.

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Kia K900 named ‘International Car of the Year’
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Kia is the defending champion of the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) award organized by Road & Travel Magazine! During the 2015 LA International Auto Show, the Kia K900, known as Quoris in some markets, was honored by Road & Travel Magazine as the most emotionally compelling vehicle for 2015. It is the first time in the award’s history that the same brand was selected for three consecutive years. Previously, we were recognized for our premium sedan, the Cadenza, and our best-selling Optima midsize sedan.

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Kia looking forward to Copa América 2015 Chile
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From June 11 to July 4 next year, football fever will engulf the South American continent once again during the 44th Copa América 2015 hosted by Chile. Kia is excited to take part in this world-class event as a platinum sponsor of the football championship for national teams within South America. After successfully sponsoring three World Cups, we are very proud to continue to bring the excitement of football at the Copa América Championship to fans all around South America.

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Kia rocks LA Motor Show with California theme
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The curtain was raised on the LA Auto Show on November 21, 2014, where Kia Motors presented thirty of its top cars, including the New Sorento, New Sedona, K900 (Quoris), and Soul EV. Kia’s booth featured four sections with each one rocking a ‘California Adventure’ theme. Ranging from dry desert to fruit-filled valley, the Kia booth attracted visitors with a variety of themes based on music, decoration, food and cars.

Kia partners with 2015 YouTube Music Awards
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Kia is excited to once again serve as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the 2015 YouTube Music Awards, in partnership with YouTube and executive producer VICE Media. During this festive event to take place in March 2015, Kia and YouTube will celebrate the emerging artists for 2015 selected by music fans from around the globe. Following the 2013 YouTube Music Awards’ success with more than 51 million total views, we can’t wait to make the 2015 event even bigger!

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Kia surprises Guangzhou with the KX3 concept
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Kia Motors and our joint venture in China, DongfengYueda Kia (DYK), is back at the 12th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, with 23 different models. But this year, Kia held a very special global premiere for a new concept car named KX3, a C-segment SUV that Kia is aimed exclusively at the Chinese market.

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Meet the UEFA EURO 2016™ Mascot with Kia!
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The official mascot for the UEFA EURO 2016 TM, sponsored by Kia has been revealed. The half-boy, half-hero mascot, who has the magic power to fly around the globe and connect people through the power of football, will appear at key events for the UEFA EURO 2016TM Tournament and meet football fans from around the globe. He will be featured with Kia Sportage, the best-selling CUV model in France.

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Facts you didn’t know about Kia Soul EV
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In 2014, Kia introduced the Soul EV, the brand’s first-ever electric vehicle for overseas markets based on the second-generation iconic Soul urban crossover. With its fresher appearance and ultra-low operating costs, the Soul EV boasts an 81.4 kW electric motor, producing 285 Nm of torque, and a high-capacity 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. On a single charge, Kia Soul EV can travel up to 212 km (131 miles), and it comes with industry-leading warranties in its major sales markets (a comprehensive 7-Year, 150,000 km warranty in Europe and 10 year/100,000 mile warranty in US). With sales now getting underway in overseas markets, here are some fun facts about Soul EV you may not have known.

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5 tips for a successful road trip
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Kia is no stranger to exciting road trips. Just recently, we launched the Father and Son Road Trip project to encourage fathers and sons to share their stories with us and win a special overnight road trip. Today, we are putting together a list of tips for a great road trip for our fans. If you are planning a road trip in the near future or if you’ve always wanted to go on a road trip but were unsure where to begin, here are some tips to help you get started.

RAY dressup

Kia Ray gets a festive makeover
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The Kia Ray, a vehicle that is only marketed in Kia’s home country of Korea, recently had a chance to play dress-up with some Ray drivers and fans that got a firsthand look at unique and personalized Ray vehicles on display at the second annual Ray Dress-Up Festival in Korea!

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Kia Racing takes over 2014 SEMA
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Kia Motors America had a fun display this year at the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas, bringing the sights and sounds of the race track to the Kia booth. Kia celebrated its second title-winning season at the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge with the “A Day at the Races” 2014 SEMA display commemorating the company’s racing success. The booth embraced the tastier side of trackside festivities, with a modified Sedona serving up handcrafted Ballast Point brews, and a festive Soul EV, outfitted with iconic finishes from the classic ice cream truck serving up Smitten Ice Cream.

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GT RIDE app wins at Red Dot
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Kia’s GT RIDE smartphone app is not just a fun car game for your phone, but also one of the most well-designed. The app was recently awarded the prestigious Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ design award in the Communication Design category. The Kia GT RIDE app, available to download for free on both Apple and Android devices, lets users design their own unique race track by moving their smartphone through the air and using its motion sensors to plot a route. Users can then race on their own GT RIDE circuits, steering a Kia pro_cee’d GT around the course and setting their own race times. Read on for more about the GT RIDE app!

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Learn more: Kia’s Green Light Project
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As a global automaker, Kia always looks for chances to help make the world a better place, and Kia’s Green Light Project is just one of the ways in which Kia is giving back to local communities. As one of Kia’s leading corporate social responsibility projects, the Green Light Project provides children in underprivileged regions of the world with the resources to move forward—whether it is through schools, community facilities, or transportation. Read on to find out more about the different ways Kia contributes to the greater world.

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Kia Soul named Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year!
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What better way to enjoy a more active lifestyle than with a car that suits that lifestyle? Take the 2015 Kia Soul for instance, which was recently named the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year, for the third time in a row, at the 11th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards. The 2015 Kia Soul is a fun and funky urban passenger vehicle that is perfectly suited to a fun and funky urban lifestyle.

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Design story: third generation Sorento
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The all-new third-generation Kia Sorento has clearly been making waves in the automotive world after it was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The third-generation Kia Sorento is much more than just an upgraded SUV; it’s more of a luxury SUV. The latest Sorento was designed as a collaborative effort among Kia’s design teams in Korea, the United States and Europe. The end product? An SUV you just can’t take your eyes off of. Taking design cues from architectural structures, the all-new Sorento is both luxurious and sophisticated, the two design concepts that were the focus for both the exterior and interior.

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LeBron James “rolling around” in his K900 as a Kia luxury ambassador
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Kia, the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA, welcomed yet another high-profile brand ambassador on board when ten-time NBA All-Star LeBron James signed a multi-year partnership with Kia Motors America (KMA) to represent the K900, also known as Quoris in some markets. As a renowned car enthusiast, James reached out to Kia to gain some firsthand experience with the brand’s flagship sedan. His personal experience with the Kia K900 directly led to the Kia endorsement deal with the most popular athlete in the U.S.