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2010 Kia Forte National Press Introduction wave two June 16th, 2009

By Kia Motors America Public Relations

The Kia Forte compact sedan national press introduction has just come to an end with wave two journalists departing Seattle. Much like wave one, media during the second leg of the event had the opportunity to experience the all-new Forte compact sedan while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest and local flavor of Seattle.


Media including MSN Autos, Road & Track, Philadelphia Inquirer and Intellichoice got an in-depth look into all aspects of the compact sedan. With the chance at more than four hours drive time, journalists were highly complimentary of the newest member to the Kia family, with particular appreciation for Forte’s spirited handling and clean, sweeping lines.

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  • HyundaiSmoke

    Why cant we get these suggestions done:

    1. Getting more and different spy shots from all over the world.

    2. Providing log of detailed technical specs for all Hyundai/KIA Cars, and engines on the market and coming down the pike.

    3. Being the leader for KIA news all over the world. The place where Magazines, Blogs, and Journals MUST come to get accurate KIA Information.

    4.You should also allow members to post KIA related articles.

    5. You should provide a timeline log of Hyundai/KIA Models and Future Models.

    6. You should provide a Log of Quality Reports from all sources around the world. Then you guys should make an average of those reports and figure out a composite score for not just Hyundai/KIA but the other brands, and then rank them.

    7. Providing explanations of the rigorous testing procedures on Hyundais/KIA.

    8. Interviewing Big Wigs like John Krafcik, etc…

    9. Providing a Detailed Comparison of Old Hyundai cars to new ones, then Comparing global comparisons to competitive offerings.

    10. Doing our own independent research studies on how to improve the brand, and what we can do to compete with the: Audi Small cars, the Lexus mid sized cars, and the BMW big cars. On KIAs end Honda, Toyota, Nissan

    11. We should also bombard the Popular Blog sites to draw attention to get more members.

    12. We should do reliablity expeditions, drive on the worst roads, show Hyundai/KIA Modifications, and cover racing circuits.

    13. We should stage our own races, even create race and rally circuits for Hyundai/KIA cars. We can turn Accents and Elantras into Premium Rally Cars like SAAB used to do with their small car products. I can see Sonatas, Azeras, and Genesises in Touring car circuits with the best of them. We can Turn KIAs into Subarus, and Mugen Spec Hondas.

    14, Why not have a Modification contest with a grand prize winner getting something? We should also have a modification log where people dress their cars up through trial and error, so those who come after them will not make the same mistakes.

    15. We should have a parts Suggestion, and Retailer log. We could even get into the business of selling parts on this site and E-Bay. We can specialize in parts that Hyundai/KIA Dealers do not sell like Blue HID lights, etc… and provide a discount.

    16. We should Form Coalitions with other Hyundai/KIA sites to provide the most superior product we can provide.

    Everything Iam saying is what Lexus/Toyota and Acura/Honda fans used to do in the last 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Unlike them with their prohibitively expensive long distance bills, mail order magazines, we have the advantage of the internet and cell phones.
    We must be interactive and it must take all of our efforts as a team here. From staff to posters. Doing this we can not only change perception about our cars, but we can be one of the principal influences on how Hyundai/KIA does business. Why not? Most of us own Hyundais and KIA anyway, shouldnt we be the drivers of the future?

  • Colin

    Hi HyundaiSmoke,

    Thanks for your advice to Kia BUZZ! We are trying the best to support the customers’ needs and we will do further!
    People’s interest and love make Kia BUZZ editorial team excited and pleasant.
    We will serve more interesting posts for the bloggers who visit Kia BUZZ.

    Thank you!