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Kia Best Global Brands 2014 Ranking

Kia rises nine spots on 2014’s list of 100 Best Global Brands
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After being named one of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands earlier this year, Kia Motors has jumped to number 74 on the definitive list of 100 Best Global Brands. This is nine spots ahead of last year’s ranking on the annual list put out by international brand consultancy Interbrand, which ranks the world’s most valuable brands. Moreover, Kia’s brand value has skyrocketed about 480% since 2007, after hiring Peter Schreyer as chief design officer and placing design at the core of its management philosophy.

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Google View offers an inside look at Kia in Paris
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The 2014 Paris Motor Show is still in full swing until next week, and the Kia booth has a total of 23 cars on display for all visitors to see! Not in Paris? No worries! All Kia fans can now get a Kia Virtual Tour of the Kia booth in Paris thanks to Google View. Google View allows all Kia fans to visit the Kia displays at the Paris Motor Show from the comfort of their own home, even getting a peek inside the all-new third-generation 2015 Kia Sorento, the enhanced Kia Rio and Venga models, and the revolutionary Optima T-hybrid concept and the Soul EV!

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Get a Taste of Kia with Chef Jean-Georges and Marja
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Last week we gave a quick glimpse at a power chef duo bringing new flavors to the Kia Media Lounge during the Paris Motor Show, and today we finally reveal the ultimate Kia-inspired menu! Brought to you by world-renowned Michelin 3 star-awarded Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his wife Marja Vongerichten, our new sensory branding initiative called ‘Taste of Kia’ includes dishes created under the concept of ‘approachable but luxurious.’

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Inside the Kia booth at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
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We’re finally done teasing about the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which is Europe’s last big motor show of the year, after holding a press conference and opening the Kia booth to the public. Those who got to stop by the Kia booth had a chance to see the 3rd generation Kia Sorento model, which just made its European debut, the enhanced Kia Rio and Venga models, and even the Kia Soul EV! Parisians also got a look at the prototype model of the Kia Optima featuring T-Hybrid tech.

Overseas Media get first look at 3rd generation Sorento in Paris
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We’ve been teasing this year’s Paris Motor Show over the past couple weeks, and today we had the chance to unveil the 3rd generation Sorento in Europe exclusively to the media. The Kia Media Lounge gave journalists their first look at the all-new Sorento in the metal! Today, we are sharing this special moment exclusively here on the Kia BUZZ from the moment of the unveiling to some behind-the-scenes action. Check it out!

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Previewing the Paris Motor Show: All-new Kia Sorento and more!
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Paris, we’re (almost) here! As always, the finest display of innovation and design in the automotive industry can be found at the Paris Motor Show. So you wouldn’t expect anything else from Kia in Paris this year, and we do have quite a lineup in store for the Paris Motor Show, which kicks off on October 2 for the media. From the highly-anticipated European debut of the all-new Kia Sorento\ to newly-updated versions of the popular Rio and Vengamodels, Kia’s design and tech is on full display along with the new Kia Optima T-Hybrid concept, showcasing the wide spectrum that Kia innovationcovers.

Kia Racing Wins Big at Pirelli World Challenge
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Slow and steady wins the race? Not for the Kia Racing team! After just a few years of racing, Kia Motors America has been named the winner of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), one of the biggest races in the automotive world. In 2010, Kia first teamed up with Kinetic Motorsports, a world-class racing organization based in Georgia, to start up what is now the Kia Racing team. Kia is the first Korean brand to earn the coveted title of PWC Champion.

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Kia rolls out the Re:Design project
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Kia is introducing an enhanced concept of corporate value via a new global brand communication project called ‘Re:Design.’ The ‘Re:Design’ project will move Kia’s brand communications away from the previous focus on our vehicles’ design and put more emphasis on using design to bring positive changes to car owners and their lives. To mark the beginning of the new campaign, Kia is inviting fathers and sons to share their stories through the ‘Re:Design the Drive – Father & Son Road Trip Contest’ for a chance to win a special overnight road trip with Kia.

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Kia Korea Open produces another tennis star
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Kia is known for our love of sports, and this year alone we’ve sponsored the World Cup, the World Extreme Games, and most recently the Kia Korea Open, which is part of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour. The 9-day international tournament, lasting from September 13-21, brought together 200 female tennis players from 33 countries. Big-name tennis stars like Maria Kirilenko of Russia and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland competed on the court for the title of Kia Korea Open champion.

New charging stations in Europe and US for the Soul EV
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As the number of electric vehicles continues to increase all over the world, Kia has also been making greener moves in the automotive industry, especially with the imminent launch of sales of the 2015 Soul EV—Kia’s first ever all-electric, zero-emissions car for the global market. More Kia retailers and sales offices will soon be outfitted with fast-charging stations for the new Soul EV, supporting our ongoing green efforts as one of the 50 Best Global Green Brands in the world.

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Show us your Kia rocking your city #KiaYourCity
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In appreciation of all of our global fans, Kia has been running a series on its official worldwide Facebook page called #KiaYourCity featuring Kia vehicles captured in some of the world’s most beautiful cities. The response has been remarkable, with fan photos pouring in from around the globe showing Kia rocking cities everywhere. In this dedicated BUZZ post, we would like to express our gratitude to our fans and offer you a virtual world tour through photos shared by Kia owners on our digital channels.

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5 green driving tips: staying fuel-efficient
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Interested in keeping the environment clean? Or how about saving some extra cash? Here are five green driving tips you can follow to do your part and save some money at the same time.

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Kia at the 2014 Moscow International Motor Show
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From Geneva to New York to Beijing, Kia has been busy this year with appearances at all of the world’s greatest motor shows. This time, we hit Russia! From August 29th to September 7th, Kia is presenting its latest in innovation and style at the 2014 Moscow International Automobile Salon. The MIAS is the hottest motor show in Russia, both in terms of size and the level of attention it attracts. There, Kia will be showcasing the Kia Quoris and Soul EV models, and organizers expect that Kia will attract more than 1 million attendants to the Crocus Expo during the exhibition period.

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Ultimate upper-class SUV: the new Sorento
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On August 28, after over 10 years since Kia‘s best-selling SUV first hit the global markets, Korea got the first real look at the third-generation Sorento, which is setting the standard for the ultimate upper-class SUV. The all-new Sorento, which was officially unveiled to the media in Seoul, features more muscular, rounded shoulders at the rear.

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Ad: Soul EV does “geek chic”
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So what does “geek chic” really look like? Kia Motors America uses the Soul hamsters to show you that smart is indeed the new sexy. As a fun way to introduce the new 2015 Soul EV, KMA brings back the Soul hamsters in its latest Soul EV TV ad, featuring Maroon 5’s new song, “Animals.” This is part of KMA’s “Fully Charged” campaign for the 2015 Soul EV, set to go on sale later this year in America.

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Football Fever at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
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For Kia, football fever didn’t end with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in July. After supporting this year’s World Cup as an official sponsor, this month Kia turned to Canada to sponsor and support the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with transportation vehicles and various marketing events including the Kia Mascot Friends initiative.

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Explore the Kia Soul EV: free iPad app
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Everything you need to know about the Kia Soul EV, right at your fingertips! Kia’s latest free iPad app for the Kia Soul EV lets users check out all the distinct features of the Soul EV through a digital interface, with interactive photo galleries and several videos.

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Kia builds new school in Malawi
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As a global automaker, Kia is always seeking opportunities to grow with local communities and firmly believes in the value of corporate social responsibility (CSR). For Kia, this just means giving back to the community—which is why Kia launched the ‘Green Light Project’ back in 2012 for communities in Africa, which help build facilities, such as new schools, that aim to provide improved access to health care and education by supporting the sustained growth of the community.

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[Official Photos] First look at the all-new Kia Sorento
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Today, we give you a first look at the official photos of the all-new Kia Sorento. The all-new Kia Sorento, Kia’s best-selling SUV, gets a fresh look for 2015. Check out the official photos!

3rd Generation Kia Sorento Interior Rendering

Peek inside the interior of the all-new Sorento
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Following last week’s sneak peek video of the 3rd generation Kia Sorento, we present to you another look at the latest Sorento model, but this time a peek at the interior. The latest version of Kia’s best-selling SUV gets an upgraded interior, focusing on luxury with a modern, wrap-around dashboard.