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Staying sustainable
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People are noticing how much effort Kia puts into staying green and sustainable. Recently, Kia, along with its sister company Hyundai, was named the greenest automaker in the U.S. in an annual ranking of the eight top-selling automakers made by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), an independent nonprofit organization. The rankings are based on carbon and smog-forming emissions from each automaker’s vehicles, and we came out on top because of the green technologies incorporated in our vehicles that reduce environmental impact. This recognition follows Kia’s entry onto Interbrand’s list of “50 Best Global Green Brands 2013” in 37th place.

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Make-A-Wish come true
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This month, Kia surprised five young football fans with the chance not only to attend but to stand on the field during the matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. In addition to donating US$100,000 to the Make-A-Wish International® foundation, Kia invited five wish children to become Kia Mascot Friends and accompany the official World Cup mascot—Fuleco the Armadillo—onto the pitch at half-time starting with a group stage match on June 23rd and through a semi-final match scheduled for July 8th.

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Global sales hit 30 million!
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Kia announced that its cumulative global sales have exceeded 30 million vehicles since Kia produced Korea‘s first three-wheeled vans, the K-360, 52 years ago in 1962. Have a hard time wrapping your head around what 30 million cars looks like? If 30 million Kia Optimas (also known as the K5) were lined up bumper-to-bumper it would span some 40,000 kilometers, equivalent to 3.6 times the circumference of the earth.

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5 tips for getting your car ready for summer
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You’re not the only one in a rush to get your body ready for summer. Your car also needs to get ready for the heat. Check out our five practical tips to help you get your car ready for the summer.

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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.

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Happy International Day of Families!
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Celebrating Mother’s Day this past weekend gave us a chance to show appreciation for our mothers and reflect on the importance of families. Today is International Day of Families, and to commemorate, we decided to feature some of our own extended #KiaFamily. A special thanks to all our fans from all over the world who shared photos of their Kia with their families—and of course, to the family pets, too, for posing so adorably! Check out some of the featured photos!

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Touring South Korea’s best with the Kia Sorento
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The beautiful country of South Korea is where Kia’s headquarters lie, and as one of the country’s auto manufacturers, we’re always looking for a chance to showcase the beauty that lies within South Korea. So we were thrilled to have the opportunity to invite journalists from Italy for a visit! Kia invited Franco Gionco and Laura Seber from Motorcube Italy for a chance to experience the best of Korea firsthand with the help of the Kia Sorento, which proved to be the best tour guide for their trip.

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Fuel for the future—Green Light Project
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When it comes to driving, we all know that green means “go”. Unfortunately for some, in life, the light is red—not because of their own inabilities, but because of the surrounding environment. In an effort to give more people the ability to “go”, Kia has invested in the ‘Green Light Project,’ an ongoing social outreach project first started in 2012 that helps communities in Africa by providing facilities and support for sustained growth.

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?

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Leaving a Greener Footprint
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We all know that the earth is hurting. In light of Earth Day this week, we look to spotlight Kia’s efforts to build a greener planet, starting with our vehicles. We‘ve been hearing about global warming for over a decade, along with how our daily lifestyles contribute to mounting environmental problems, and motor companies have been making increased efforts to be part of the change and lessen the world‘s carbon footprint.

Born for Beijing
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Specifically tailored for the Chinese market, the K4 concept car was finally unveiled in Beijing, at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. What’s even more exciting is the news that the K4 concept car will come to life, as Kia plans production versions of the sedan to go on sale in the second half of this year, focused on targeting drivers with families.

Kia grooves to NYC vibes
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Held at New York City‘s Jacob Javits Convention Center every spring, the New York International Auto Show is always a fun time for auto fans all around. Kia Motors America (KMA) brought along the newest member of our family, the 2015 Kia Sedona, to prove that a minivan can actually be… cool.

#WorldCup Fever!
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Kia believes in bringing people together, and what better way than through sports? Sporting events are always a source of great excitement and a grand display of friendly competition. Fan loyalty is particularly intense when the competition goes global.

All-new 2015 Kia Sedona makes world debut at 2014 New York International Auto Show
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Surprise, surprise! The all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle we’ve been hinting at is the Kia Sedona! The all-new 2015 Sedona midsize Multi-Purpose Vehicle (also known as the Kia Carnival in some markets) will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, which starts April 18!

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All-New Kia Soul ready to take on Europe
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The All-New Kia Soul is now ready to roll out in Europe! We were careful to keep the design DNA of the original Soul, while improving and enhancing various vehicle features to present an improved Soul. So what’s so new about it? Click to find out!

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Roads less traveled: vehicle testing in the Mojave Desert
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About 100 miles north of Los Angeles, in the Mojave Desert, sit the final testing grounds, where every Kia vehicle must receive the stamp of approval before mass production.

The best from behind-the-scenes in Geneva
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It was a whirlwind couple of weeks with Kia in Geneva, where we got to finally greet our European fans with the Soul EV, the GT4 Stinger concept car, and showcase the latest Kia technologies during the Geneva Motor Show. While the Soul EV was in the spotlight, plenty of other Kia cars and Kia’s [...]

Hello from Geneva!
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Check out Kia in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 84th Salon International de I’Automobile, also known as the Geneva Motor Show.

Fans get lucky in Australia (with kangaroos!)
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Kia had the privilege of being a part of the Australian Open again this past January as the long-running Major Sponsor, and in light of this mega sports event, we wanted to help connect tennis fans around the globe by inviting them Down Under to experience tennis fever for themselves through our Kia Lucky Drive [...]

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Making connections: the creators of The Korean Car Blog
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The most fascinating thing about the Internet is its sheer volume of information. It’s as if a virtual big bang created a universe of everything you’d ever want or need to know. And that universe, of course, is inhabited by intelligent life and like-minded others, congregating in the far corners of the blogosphere, social networks, [...]