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Kia Soul and Hamsters

By Seung-Jew Kim Assistant Manager, Overseas Communication Team Hello Kia Buzzers! Let me present to you a new advertisement of the Soul from Kia Motors America — a 60-second, in-cinema ad targeted at Gen Y consumers.  Check out the music and the visual effects!  By the way, the effects works are done by Framestore London, [...]

Introducing the Kia N°3

By Seung Hwan Lee Kia BUZZ Editor Hello everyone.  Today I would like to share with you some of our new videos of Kia’s all new concept car unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show – the Kia N°3. Play the clips below for driving scenes and exterior and interior details of the Kia N°3.  [...]

Postscript from 2009 Kia Amateur Australian Open World Final

By Andre vd Biji 2009 KAAO world final mixed double winner *Editor’s note: As the major sponsor of the Australian Open, Kia organizes the Kia Amateur Australian Open across the world, a tournament for amateur tennis players worldwide, providing a unique opportunity for distributors and dealers to interact with their customers. Playing in the 2009 [...]

New images of the Kia N° 3 Concept Car

By Seung Hwan Lee Kia BUZZ Editor The 79th Salon International de l’Auto which opens in Geneva is just a week away! It’s about time we released new images of the all-new MPV concept, the Kia N° 3 Concept Car, in train of the first release. Check out the new images below and make sure [...]


Happy Move program happily moved Slovakia

By KMS Public Relations Team By Seung-il Kim, Vice President &Head of Car Development Center 3 Hello from the Public Relations team at Kia Motors Slovakia! We are so pleased that we could welcome the young Korean chefs to our country and would like to share our observations and impressions of the program with all [...]


Chicago Auto Show press conference

By Kia Motors America PR Team On Wednesday, February 11, Kia Motors America (KMA) hosted more than 400 attendees at its Chicago Blues-inspired press conference during the 2009 Chicago Auto Show (CAS).  Top-tier journalists from outlets including the Chicago Sun-Times, MSN Autos,, Ward’s Communications, Automotive News, Automobile Magazine, AutoPacific, Inc. and Oakland Press were [...]


Kicking off the launch of the New Cerato in Oman

By Soon Nam Lee Director, Overseas Marketing Group, Kia Motors Corporation Forecasts point to a sharp drop in automobile demand this year with the continuing worldwide economic slump. Meanwhile, thanks to swift advances in IT, the rapid emergence of new media based on two-way communication has been changing the face of the media environment which [...]

Being an Australian Open Ball Kids

By June Young Oh 2009 Australian Open Ball Kids *Editor’s Note:  June Young Oh is one of the Ball Kids for the Australian Open 2009.  He just finished the Ball Kids program and sent us his postscript. The day, January 4th, started out like any other Sunday. But I was excited, because it was the first [...]


Today’s car is not the car of yesterday

By Chil-Young Kwon Production Management Team Kia Motors Corporation Greetings to all Kia Buzz readers and I wish you all the best for the New Year. Until I started working at Kia Motors, I thought many things were a simple process. For example, let’s take the job of placing an improved muffler on a car [...]


Kia and Rafael Nadal

By Ki Myo Kim Overseas Promotion Team Kia Motors Corporation The Australian Open kicked off on January 19 (Monday). While most of us associate January with cold weather, it is now summer in Melbourne, with the long-awaited Grand Slam tournament adding to the heat. Matches will be played in five categories: men’s singles, women’s singles, [...]


Waiting for the Australian Open

By Ki Myo Kim Overseas Promotion Team Kia Motors Corporation 2009 is finally here, and the Australian Open, one of four grand slam tennis tournaments, will be held from January 19 (Monday) to February 1 (Sunday), 2009. The Australian Open, the first grand slam event of the year, will take place for two weeks in [...]

Ten Things to Celebrate About 2008

By Soon-Nam Lee Director, Overseas Marketing Group, Kia Motors Corporation Reading the business pages this time of year does not lend itself to Christmas cheer and optimism for 2009.  2008 was by no means perfect for Kia and there’s a lot we still have to improve on but I’d like to share with Kia family and friends my [...]


Kia Exclusive Report: Spotted!

By Kia BUZZ editorial team This just in, folks… Santa Claus was spotted this Christmas Eve taking a joy ride in his brand new Christmas Soul. It turns out the urban crossover is more than just for city driving. It looks like he left his reindeer at home for this quick spin around Kia headquarters [...]


The power of labor-management harmony

By Yun Tae Kim Assistant Manager, Labor Relations Planning Team A warm breeze is sweeping through labor-management relations at Kia Motors. Many Kia employees and customers abroad may harbor some concerns that labor relations at Kia Motors are marred by conflict and struggle. Well, that has been true to a certain extent, but there may [...]

Committing to a safe, efficient environment

By Pamela Muñoz International PR Assistant Manager Kia Motors launched volume production at its Zilina, Slovakia plant in December 2006 and quickly realized that it had underestimated the potential of its state-of-the-art facilities.  Less than two years later, Kia Motors Slovakia (KMS) has exceeded expectations and reached its 300,000th vehicle production goal. These accomplishments do [...]


For a distinctive design…

By Seon Ho Youn Executive Vice President Kia Design Center Work begins on creating the first design concept. Sketches reveal a somewhat familiar design. Something new… new… “No, it’s not new at all,” I keep repeating over and over in my head. I want to capture the sexiness and confidence of the model wearing a [...]

Colors of Soul

By Kia Design Center While work progressed on developing the interior color scheme, consumer opinions were collected via Kia websites and focus groups in Korea and abroad. The purpose was to identify consumers’ color preferences using the Soul concept car. During a one-month period, 23,000 people took part in the survey. The responses varied depending [...]


Interior innovation

By Kia Design Center Innovation is one of the key qualities that designers at the Kia Design Center constantly seek.  Their focus on innovative design has been reflected on some of the interior features of the Soul. Sound volume reflecting speaker lamp A standout feature in Soul’s interior is sound-sensitive mood lighting. Mood lighting had [...]

Highlights of Soul exterior design

By Kia Design Center Just like a backpack Soul’s rear hatch is designed and shaped like a backpack to appeal to the young. This idea first appeared in the early sketches of the concept car. But in the course of making the production version, there were issues related to the trunk layout and noise, and [...]

How it all started…

By Kia Design Center From concept sketch to Soul…… Soul originates from the concept car KND-3 (SOUL) which premiered at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show. The open feel exuding from Soul’s A-pillar can be traced back to KCD-2 (Mesa) which showcased at the same trade fair in the previous year. Themes around ‘utility’ and ‘music’, [...]