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Kia 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ TV commercial
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ is just three weeks away, and as the top football players from all over the world get ready to play their hearts out in Brazil, Kia is also getting prepared for all the festivities.

Road to Rio
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If you haven‘t noticed, we‘re very excited about this summer… As an Official Partner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, Kia will be hosting a variety of events leading up to this mega sporting event celebrating football all over the world. We couldn‘t be more excited to partner with FIFA World Cup Brazil™, especially because of the rich football history embedded within the culture of many South American countries. So we thought, why not journey through the continent to ready ourselves for the international football event?

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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Kia BUZZ Looks Back at the Year 2012
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Today on BUZZ, we’d like to recap some of these momentous milestones and share with you what got us moving in the year 2012. Let’s take a look.

2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show
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It was another exciting appearance for Kia at the Los Angeles Auto Show where the upgraded Kia Sorento and all-new Kia Forte (Cerato) premiered. Today on Kia-Buzz, we’re jumping onto the show floor to take a look at Kia’s presence at this year’s event.

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359 passenger cars will keep UEFA EURO 2012™ moving
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Kia is supplying numerous design-acclaimed models as official tournament vehicles, such as the All-new cee’d, Rio and Sportage, which are among the top selling models in Europe.

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Kia Egypt Family Day event & test drive
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In an entertaining family atmosphere, the Egyptian International trading & agencies company – EIT (Kia’s sole agent in Egypt) – invited Kia customers and their families to experience the international “Kia on Tour 2010” family event. The day-long event took place at the Arabella Country Club in New Cairo which provided a fascinating and entertaining atmosphere for the whole day.

‘New Look’ Rio and Picanto for 2010
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By Michael Choo Deputy General Manager, Overseas Communication Team The design revolution at Kia Motors continues. On the heels of the successful introduction of all-new vehicles such as the Soul, Cerato (Forte) and Cerato (Forte) Koup, images of the 2010 model year Rio and Picanto – Kia’s two popular subcompact offerings – have been circulating [...]

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On the Autobahn with my Kia Rio
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By Pamela Muñoz, Assistant manager International PR, Overseas Communication Having lived in Korea for many years, it now surprises me to visit countries where Kia vehicles are not conspicuously present on everyday roads. In Korea, Kia has about 30% of the domestic market place with its broad range of product line-up, all of which are [...]

KMA shows off stylized concept vehicles during 2008 SEMA sho...
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By Amy Corsinita Kia Motors America Amid a flurry of activity at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas, Kia Motors went extreme in Sin City with its in-booth activities and tricked-out concept vehicles.  Appealing to aftermarket fanatics and concept car enthusiasts alike with accessorized Soul Burner, Rio5 and KOUP concept vehicles [...]

Colors of Soul
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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 [...]

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Interior innovation
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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 [...]

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’, [...]

Soul week (Editor’s note)
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By Seung Hwan Lee Kia BUZZ Editor Good news, everyone!  Starting Thursday, October 23rd, a series of postings on the Soul’s design development history will be posted until Wednesday, October 29th.  The postings will reflect on how designers found their inspiration for the crossover’s exterior and interior designs, innovative features and colors.  To close the [...]

Lip Dub Kia
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By Luis Miguel Rojo Y Pinto Head of Marketing and Communication Kia Motors France Hello, my name is Luis Miguel Rojo Y Pinto. I am the Head of Marketing and Communication at Kia Motors France. I’m very happy to meet you all here in “Kia-Buzz”, as a Kia Family. Kia Brand’s claim “The power to [...]

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Kia Motors Azerbaijan caught a fever! Olympic fever, that is...
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By Vugar Isgandarov Head of PR, Marketing and Advertising Department Kia Motors Azerbaijan Kia Motors Azerbaijan has always contributed to the prosperity and development of sports in Azerbaijan.  We have repeatedly sponsored different kinds of sports tournaments and rewarded winners with prizes and cars. Kia Motors couldn’t stand on the sidelines when it came to [...]

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Philippine International Motor Show
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By Renato G. Velasquez Manager, Marketing Services Department Columbian Autocar Corporation Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the sole distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, joined the 2nd Philippine International Motor Show on August 21-24, 2008, at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila.  Sixteen other powerful global auto brands also participated represented by the Chamber [...]

Search rate for Rondo skyrocketed 3600%?
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By Jay Ryu Assistant Manager, Overseas Product Marketing Team Rondo (also known as Carens) is more than a traditional MPV. It is a CUV that can seat up to seven passengers developed to answer the needs of a family-friendly recreation vehicle in the sporty style of a SUV. Interest in the multifunctional Rondo has spiked [...]

Jammin’ with Peter Schreyer
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By Michael Choo International PR Deputy General Manager For those of you who may be curious about what our Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, enjoys to do during his downtime when working in Korea, I hope you enjoy these photos. Here is Peter playing the bass, a childhood pastime of his, at a local live [...]

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A parade of customized cars – SEMA SHOW 2007
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By Jun Young Park Research Associate Trend Research Team How many different looks can one car create? The answer to that question can be found at the SEMA Show. I attended the show a few weeks ago as part of my research. It is held every fall in Las Vegas and is the world’s largest [...]