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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’.
There’s a lot of excitement around the launch of the all-new Kia Sorento which goes on sale in the global market in early 2015. To provide an insider’s look at the newest model, we sat down with the Kia teams involved in the development and sales of the all-new Kia Sorento and asked them about what makes it the ideal SUV model for today’s motorists. Below are their answers and some photos taken at signature spots from around the globe.
Kia Motors Slovakia set its highest record for production in 2014 with more than 323,000 cars and 493,000 engines produced at its Zilina production facility, the sole European manufacturing plant owned by Kia Motors. That represents a 3 percent increase in car production output compared to the previous year. Thanks to the increased demand from its major markets, including Russia, United Kingdom, and Germany, the Zilina plant was able to run at full production capacity.
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.
Despite its multiple advantages, the relatively short range of EVs has been a major concern for many car buyers. In terms of range, Kia Soul EV is setting a new benchmark in its class, with a single-charge driving distance of 132 miles. Next Green Car, a group of renowned eco and green car experts based in the UK, recently conducted a real-world range test to verify Soul EV’s actual driving range. The results were even better than could be imagined!
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
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.
As the year-end holidays approach, some of you are already facing up to the bitter cold. Did you know that when it’s cold outside your cars require the most care and upkeep? Today, for a safer and merrier winter for our fans, Kia presents the most helpful tips for cold weather car maintenance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.