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Top 5 Kia-Buzz Posts for Spring & Summer 2012
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It’s been a great year for us and we’ve had many special moments and milestones that took place during the spring and summer of 2012.As fall approaches, we wanted to share a quick recap of some of the most read and popular Kia-Buzz posts during the first half of the year.

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.

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Racing Street Legal Kias on the Unforgiving Rally Roads of Peru
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Alvaro Brandes is a Kia sponsored Peruvian rally driver and he has been pushing both the Kia Cerato (Forte) and Rio through championship victories on some of the toughest rally terrain on earth.

Completely New Platform for Upgraded Sorento
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When the new upgraded Kia Sorento CUV goes on sale later this year in most markets, it will incorporate significant changes which include a completely new platform, enhanced powertrains for better fuel economy with lower emissions, improved ride, handling and refinement, additional convenience and safety features, plus a fresh, new look for the exterior.

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7 Summer Car Care Tips
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This summer has been a scorcher in certain regions of the globe, and many of you know tough weather conditions can be harsh on automobiles, so Kia-Buzz wants to give its readers 7 tips on how to maintain your cars during the grueling summer season.


From the Past to Future – A Look at Kia Box Shaped Cars
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We’re going to highlight how box shaped cars have appeared in incredibly stylish, strangely questionable and forms that are everything in between throughout Kia’s design timeline.

Explore All Things Sportage with this New App
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If you’re a past, current or potential Kia Sportage owner who enjoys exploring car info interactively then you’ll love our new Kia Sportage iPad app.


Kia takes three Automotive Brand Contest Design Awards in 2012
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Kia has won three design awards in the Automotive Brand Contest 2012, the latest of a series of honours for our design team headed by Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.

Kia Becomes First Korean Brand to Race at Indianapolis Speedway
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Kia made auto-racing history over this past weekend when its pair of Infinity Audio-backed Forte Koups became the first Korean cars ever to race at the famous Indianapolis Speedway in its 103-year history.

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All-new Cerato (Forte) Images Released
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Featuring futuristic and dynamic styling, the all-new Cerato features a sleeker profile, LED front and rear lamps and a chrome-finished beltline.

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Kia’s All-new Kia Carens to Premiere at Paris Show
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With a completely fresh, sleek, cab-forward design, lower roofline, longer wheelbase, larger wheels (up to 18-inch) and chrome beltline accent, the new Carens has been conceived around the theme ‘responsive space’.

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.


Design Sketches of the All-new Cerato (Forte) Revealed
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Kia will introduce the next generation Cerato compact sedan later this year in its home market of Korea under a new name – ‘K3’ (domestic market only).


Kia Luxury Flagship Sedan to be Named ‘Kia Quoris’ for Export Markets
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Back in May we launched our rear-wheel drive, all-new flagship sedan the K9 in South Korea, and we’re pleased to announce its export market name will be ‘Quoris’ when it goes on sale overseas from the fourth quarter of 2012.

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A Glimpse into the Hush-Hush World of Automotive Proving Grounds
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We’re going to introduce some of our most notable ‘proving grounds, ’ where Kia tests its cars against extreme and unpredictable driving and road conditions.


Experience Award Winning Cars via Awarding Winning Apps
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Kia has recently received the highly sought-after “best of the best” award in the communication design category from the Red Dot Design Awards, one of the largest and most-acclaimed international design competitions.


Kia helps six children ‘Make-A-Wish’ at UEFA EURO 2012™
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Kia Motors has invited six ‘wish’ children to serve as official match ball carriers during the matches in Poland and Ukraine where they will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver the official match ball onto the pitch during Europe’s largest football competition.


Big Improvements and Upgrades for the Kia Sorento
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Our hugely successful Sorento CUV will receive a host of significant improvements when the new upgraded model goes on sale later this year in most markets.


[Updated] Kia Dubstep World Final at UEFA EURO 2012
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The historic and dynamic city of Warsaw, Poland was bustling with excitement last week for the opening match and official start of UEFA EURO 2012™, Europe’s most highly anticipated football (soccer) event.


Rafael Nadal wins 2012 French Open
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Congratulations to our tennis superstar and Kia global brand ambassador Rafael Nadal on his big win at 2012 French Open.