Post archive for ‘Events, Motor Shows & Awards’
The 85th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva (Geneva Motor Show) is underway, and Kia has a lot to present during this prestigious exhibition. From the world premiere of the SPORTSPACE concept to the new cee’d GT Line, the latest powertrain technologies, and the European debut of the enhanced Picanto, Kia has the full package ready for the show. Here we bring you a first look at the new Kia SPORTSPACE concept unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show press conference.
Who are the artists to watch on YouTube in 2015? The most reliable source, of course, is none other than the 2015 YouTube Music Awards (YTMA) presented by Kia. We have been celebrating our sponsorship of the event with the special REDISCOVERED and the Shhhow music video series, and we are pleased to finally announce the winners of the 2015 YTMA chosen by YouTube users all around the world. Kia is excited to be a part of this meaningful event which supports the video-sharing platform as a place to introduce new music and for artists and fans to truly connect and experience music together. Check out the list of winners below in the video from the official YouTube Music Awards channel!
The Chicago Auto Show has come to a close but it definitely left behind a big splash in the auto industry. Kia took part in the largest auto show in the U.S. with 15 Kia models including the Trail’ster, the refreshed Rio, the all-new Sorento and the all-new Sedona (Grand Carnival). Among these outstanding models, the newly introduced Trail’ster, an electric AWD concept vehicle based on the Kia Soul, was easily the center of most attention. Find out what major auto media outlets had to say about the bold and powerful electric AWD concept.
Kia’s first all-electric zero emissions vehicle for global markets, Soul EV, has been named the Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle at the MotorWeek’s 34th annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. Each year MotorWeek produces a list of winners for different car categories after analyzing industry trends, new products, and technologies, to provide car buyers with a reliable source of information. MotorWeek editors noticed the Soul EV’s roomy interior and cargo space, on top of its best-in-class range, in picking it as the best eco-friendly vehicle.
It’s here. Trail’ster, the electric all-wheel drive concept based on the Kia Soul. At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia Motors America finally took the wraps off the boldly designed compact CUV. Trail’ster is more efficient and weighs less than the traditional powertrain Soul, and takes the brand’s iconic urban passenger car to the next level with its bold design, smartly integrated e-AWD system, and robust 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
Excitement over the 2015 YouTube Music Awards continues as Kia presents another episode of the REDISCOVERED campaign. After having Matthew Koma cover Smokey Robinson’s “The Tracks of My Tears”, Kia went out in search of other talented young musicians to cover a legendary song from the past, and found American indie pop band MisterWives in New York City. They accepted the challenge to cover the song “Out of Touch” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall & Oates.
Another clue concerning Kia’s newest concept vehicle was recently discovered. The world premiere of a new concept vehicle, the Trail’ster, has given every auto enthusiast a reason to look forward to the Chicago Auto Show this year. This electric all-wheel drive concept model was conceived for city dwellers who dream of outdoor adventures. Indeed, its bold design, fully retractable canvas roof, and smartly integrated rear electric all-wheel drive system is the talk of the town.
The new Kia Soul continues to be recognized for its iconic design and popularity – this time in Moscow, Russia, where the ceremony for the prestigious Golden Klaxon automotive award was held. Golden Klaxon is one of Russia’s top 3 automotive awards and highly influential among car owners. Of more than 130 automobile models taking part in the competition, Kia Soul came out on top in the best compact SUV category.
Outstanding design has been Kia’s signature brand value since the hiring of Peter Schreyer as our Chief Design Officer in 2006. Today, we have been honored with yet another prestigious iF Design Award for our flagship SUV, all-new Sorento, marking Kia’s seventh iF Design Award. The all-new Sorento has been recognized for its stylish and practical design features along with its high level of innovation.
It’s a wrap! Novak Djokovic took home his fifth crown from the Australian Open after an intense final match against Andy Murray. As the major sponsor of Australian Open 2015, Kia enjoyed taking part in the tournament and watching the competition between the world’s best tennis players. Although all the matches are over, the excitement over the winners and great matches is still in the air. Check out the highlights from on and off of the tennis court from the 2015 tournament!
Chicago Auto Show 2015 is right around the corner and is sure to be a special one for Kia Motors. That is where we plan to unveil our newest concept, an advanced and capable electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle that was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape. Kia BUZZ is offering a small sneak peek before its unveiling on February 12 on the Kia stand at the Chicago Auto Show.
Shhh…it’s a surprise! Building on the enthusiasm created by our partnership with the YouTube Music Awards (YTMA), Kia is excited to present the second episode of The Shhhow with Clean Bandit. The Shhhow, a series of music performances that occur outside of traditional venues, is designed to delight music fans with great music created at the spur of the moment. This time, electronic group Clean Bandit from the UK surprised their biggest fans at a warehouse located in East London which was totally transformed into a surreal world for their newest album, ‘New Eyes’.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), is the first chance of the year to catch a glimpse of what’s ahead for the international automotive industry. Amid the excitement sit 25 of Kia’s finest vehicles, including the all-new Sorento, the all-new Sedona (Grand Carnival), the enhanced K900 (Quoris), and the Cadenza. The Kia Soul Red Zone is another highlight of the Kia booth, with its chic black body and 18-inch alloy wheels grabbing everyone’s attention.
To celebrate the Australian Open 2015, Kia is presenting to the world the Kia X-Car, based on Kia’s all-new Sorento premium SUV. The Kia X-Car was inspired by Wolverine who fights the evil Sentinels with his invincible Adamantium claws in the latest X-Men series, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Watch the Kia X-Car “making of” film for a glimpse behind the scenes and an interview with the design team.
Adding to the excitement of Kia’s sponsorship of the 2015 YouTube Music Awards, we are presenting to music fans across the world the REDISCOVERED series. The REDISCOVERED campaign involves Kia collaborations with the talented artists of today who step outside of their genres and cover a classic song from the past. Watch as emerging American musician Matthew Koma covers Smokey Robinson’s legendary ‘The Tracks of My Tears’.
If you are a fan of X-Men series produced by Marvel, look out for the Australian Open 2015. As the major sponsor of the Australian Open, held in Melbourne, Australia every January, Kia is teaming up with the X-Men heroes and tennis superstar Rafael Nadal to wow tennis fans all over the globe. We collaborated with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to produce the Kia X-Car, an X-Men inspired all-new Kia Sorento, the third generation of the brand’s best-selling SUV. Watch the video below to see the Kia X-Men dream team take on the evil Sentinels who are threatening the Australian Open 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.