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Tag archive for ‘Optima’

2013 Kia Soul ranked highest in class for compact MPV in J.D...
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The 2013 Optima, Rio and Soul – recently ranked at or near the top of their respective segments within the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

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2013 Kia Optima named ‘International Car of the Year’
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Kia Motors is proud to announce that Road & Travel Magazine has named the 2013 Kia Optima as the International Car of the Year at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Spy Shots of Kia Police Cars in New James Bond Film – ...
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The world’s most famous movie franchise – 007, James Bond – will feature the Kia Optima and Sportage on the side of the good-guys when the next installment, Skyfall, opens this autumn.

Kia’s R&D Masterminds Share Some Great News
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Kia achieved an important environmental milestone this month by having three of its newest models earn renowned certifications for their minimal impact on the environment.

The Art of the Daily Commute
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This past April we commissioned Young Geun to paint and exhibit some Kia inspired pieces at a Seoul subway station to brighten its hectic and dreary atmosphere while inspiring others to find beauty in the road often traveled.

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Kia Reveals All-New ‘K9’ Flagship Sedan for Korean Marke...
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Kia revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan — the “K9” – to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market.

Taking Things to the Next Level with a Slam Dunk

Taking Things to the Next Level with a Slam Dunk
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If you’re into basketball, you may have attempted a slam dunk at some point and realized that it’s no easy feat.

2011 Seoul Motor Show
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Hi, everyone. Today I am going to share with you what I brought back from the Seoul Motor Show last Thursday. At the Seoul Motor Show (www.motorshow.or.kr) this year, Kia introduced various concept cars and new cars (all-new Rio, all-new Picanto, etc.) which were recently showcased at international motor shows. However, the true heroes at [...]

All-new Optima’s Lamp system for enhanced safety and desig...
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We applied diverse new lamp technologies to complete the progressive, sporty look of the Optima and enhance safety during night driving. In particular, even if there are other cars that feature 4-lamp projection headlamps or LED-type fog lamps, rarely do they boast such comprehensive safety and design features like those on the Optima. The 4-lamp [...]

Theta II front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission
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The Optima is outfitted with our independently developed Theta II front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver maximum economical value and transmission efficiency. Our Theta II 6-speed automatic transmission is the first to be independently developed by a Korean company and only the third in the world to be developed by a finished carmaker. Armed [...]

The strong and sophisticated core of the All-new Optima!
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Hello! The wait for the All-new Optima, the ambitious model by Kia, is finally over! In addition to its charismatic and sleek allure, Optima boasts quality performance and diverse high-technology features.

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In other words…
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By Colin Jang Kia BUZZ Editor Hello everyone. It has been quite a long time since my last posting. Today, I will cover the all-new Optima and the next generation Picanto. We always welcome your opinions about Kia’s brand and products – regardless of the focus of our discussion. =) ▷ 2011 Kia Optima introduced [...]

K5 (known as Optima in other markets)

Showcasing K5 at the Busan Motor Show
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By Pamela A. Munoz Overseas Communication Team Kia Motors Corporation A few weeks ago, Kia Motors introduced the K5 at the Busan International Motor Show. K5 is the local name for the Kia Optima which saw its global premiere at the New York Auto Show earlier this year to rave reviews from press and public, [...]

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ORDERING BIBLE!
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By Kwon, Chil-Young Production Management Team Kia Motors Corporation Hello to all Kia BUZZ readers! This is my first posting in a while, as preparations for the production of the 2010 Optima, known as Magentis on some countries, have kept me very busy recently. I hope you’ll keep an eye out for the new Optima [...]

Ten Things to Celebrate About 2008
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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 [...]

How it all started…
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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’, [...]

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Eco Driving System
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By Hyun Jin Cho Sustainability Management Team Kia Motors Corporation As this piece is being written, oil prices are hovering around $130 per barrel.  In the face of today’s sky-high oil prices, there seem to be two main options available to drivers.  One is leaving their cars at home, which most of us don’t intend [...]