Tag archive for ‘Kia Soul’
Continuing its winning streak, Kia has been recognized by the prestigious 2015 Red Dot design awards. This year, Kia is honored with two Red Dots for the Soul EV and all-new Sorento in recognition of their outstanding product design and exceptional details. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Red Dot Awards is one of the most highly-respected international design competitions in the world. Since 2009, a total of 13 Kia models have been honored.
When choosing a car for your family, safety and comfort are usually your top concerns, and Kia recognizes that. Recently, U.S. News & World Report named K900 (Quoris) and Kia Soul the “Best Cars for Families” in the Luxury Large Car and Hatchback categories. The prestigious award takes various aspects into consideration. Kia is praised with the highest composite score in two different categories, showing just how much the Kia cares for what’s important.
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.
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.
Kia Motors is interacting with our global fans across a range of social media channels. Instagram is no exception. It has been a year since we started sharing photos and videos and interacting with our followers on this popular channel. Check out the top posts from Kia Motors Worldwide Instagram and discover all the different sides of our brand, including the cute pets, amateur photography and behind-the-scenes outtakes from brand events.
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.
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.
New year is just around the corner. It has been a truly great year, with lots of exciting moments for Kia. From the lively international auto show scenes to the unveiling of new vehicle models, Kia BUZZ has captured the very best of Kia for our global fans. For the 2014 year in review, here we present the top five blog posts most loved by our fans.
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.
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.
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.
As the number of electric vehicles continues to increase all over the world, Kia has also been making greener moves in the automotive industry, especially with the imminent launch of sales of the 2015 Soul EV—Kia’s first ever all-electric, zero-emissions car for the global market. More Kia retailers and sales offices will soon be outfitted with fast-charging stations for the new Soul EV, supporting our ongoing green efforts as one of the 50 Best Global Green Brands in the world.
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.
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!
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).
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)!
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.
Earlier this year, as a lead-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, World Cup official sponsor Kia and host FIFA teamed up for the “Power of Football” contest which kicked off today with the match between host country Brazil and Croatia. Our mission was simple: to find a story that demonstrated how football could inspire a local community. And what we found was more than just a touching football story in time for the 2014 World Cup, but a true example of inspiration that brought about a surprising change to a small town located on an island country off the coast of South America.