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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.
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.
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.
Kia Motors is excited to be back with a new Super Bowl commercial, this time featuring Pierce Brosnan parodying his role as James Bond. This is the 6th consecutive year we have placed creative advertising in one of the most watched American television broadcasts of the year. Find out for yourself what type of the ‘Perfect Getaway’ mission Pierce has taken on with the all-new Sorento armed with more luxurious amenities and refinement.
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.