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Kia supplies vehicles for FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand! May 26th, 2015

As an Official Automotive Partner of FIFA, Kia is providing 112 vehicles to support the transportation needs for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand. The U-20 World Cup is a global football completion among national teams of male players aged under 20 from all over the world. This year, the championship is being held in New Zealand from May 30th until June 20th, and in an effort to provide safe and convenient transportation, Kia is happy to provide vehicles for the LOC, FIFA officials and delegates! To mark the beginning of this exciting event, Kia Motors New Zealand and FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand officials attended a vehicle handover ceremony this past week.

 

25.05.2015 Kia/FIFA Under 20 Football World Cup VIK Handover Ceremony in Auckland. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.

Dave Beeche, CEO of FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 stated, “We’d like to thank Kia for the crucial role they play in providing the best possible vehicles to transport our people in comfort, style and safety. Kia is vital to the operational success of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. This handover ceremony is an important milestone on the lead up to the games, it signals that the LOC, FIFA, Kia and the nation are now up to speed and ready to move the event forward. It is fantastic that we can now extend this partnership and we remain hugely grateful for the support of the local Kia Motors team.”

 

25.05.2015 Kia/FIFA Under 20 Football World Cup VIK Handover Ceremony in Auckland. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.

The fleet of vehicles is comprised of various Kia models, including the all-new Sorento, all-new Grand Carnival (Sedona), Sportage and Cerato.  These vehicles will not only assist in transportation, but also be showcased for fans at the North Harbour, Wellington Regional and Christchurch stadiums. Fans attending should also look out for additional exciting programs designed to please our fans aged between 8-12 years old, such as a game-day Kia Mascot mate. Those selected will attract a stadium full of attention as they run out on the field with Wooliam, the official Kia Mascot friend. We are excited to engage with children, families and fans at this year’s tournament. Stay tuned throughout the matches and join us in wishing all participating teams good luck!

 

25.05.2015 Kia/FIFA Under 20 Football World Cup VIK Handover Ceremony in Auckland. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.