8. December 2014 15:33
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Kia - Among the Best of AJAC’s TestFest

8. December 2014 15:33 by Administrator | 0 Comments

New vehicles have a lot to prove at the 2015 Canadian Car of the Year Awards’ TestFest. Especially when those behind the wheel are the industry’s toughest critics: automotive journalists.

The AJAC’s rigorous evaluation process is based on back-to-back testing in a real-world setting to ensure the results have relevance for consumers. Every member of a test team compares each vehicle in its class – back-to-back, on the same roads and in the same conditions – to ensure a fair evaluation.

After conducting their annual test drive of new vehicles in Niagara Falls in late October, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has determined that 2015 will be an excellent year for Kia, as the brand has taken top honours with its first ever all-electric vehicle in its very first year of production.

On December 2nd, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was announced the winner of the Best New City Car category.

This continues a winning streak for Kia, having won the 2014 AJAC award for Best New Family Car Under $30,000 with the 2014 Kia Soul, and the Best New SUV ($35,000 - $60,000) with the 2014 Kia Sorento.

With the Soul EV, Kia was able to make the award-winning Soul even more eco-friendly without sacrificing interior space or versatility. The new Soul EV boasts a comfortable interior with certain components crafted from bio-based antibacterial materials. This earned the Soul EV the first-ever UL Environmental validation in the automotive sector. And the Soul EV’s engine is no less remarkable, with a 360V electric motor that can instantly produce 210 lb-ft. of torque, capable of traveling a combined city/highway distance of up to 149 km on a single charge. With the Soul EV, Kia made sure to do it right by exploring every avenue of going green.

This new electric vehicle is a testament to Kia’s “Power To Surprise”. With so many firsts involved in the production and release of the Soul EV, this is clearly, for Kia and their legions of fans and drivers, a cause for celebration.

6. June 2014 16:18
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Official Automotive Partner of FIFA World Cup™

6. June 2014 16:18 by Administrator | 0 Comments

Are you getting into the FIFA World Cup™ spirit?  At Kia, we can’t wait! As the official automotive partner of the event we are thrilled to be able to showcase our Kia vehicles and work closely with such a great organization. 

We started our partnership with the FIFA World Cup™ organization in 2007 and plan to work together all the way to 2022 as the official automotive partner. Kia’s role involves the supply of official vehicles from our diverse vehicle line-up.  Some of the key models that will be on hand will be the Soul and the Rio.

Excitement about our partnership has been shared the world over and that being said, fans can expect to see a series of fun and exciting initiatives – some of which may include specialty FIFA World Cup™ custom vehicles.We will also be supporting various events in major cities across the country called, ‘Fan Zones’. These designated spots will be in place to help fire up the soccer spirit in all fans while allowing them to interact with Kia while at these events.

Kia has always been a proud supporter of soccer and we aim to continue this tradition.  With soccer being one of the top ten sports played and watched in Canada, we are constantly striving to strengthen our commitment to this enduring sport. As proud partners with all three MLS teams in Canada (Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact). We also promote athlete development through training at the Kia TFC Training Grounds. 

Though we may not be sure which teams are going to end up in the final match in this year’s FIFA World Cup™, we are sure it is going to be a great game, and Kia feels privileged to be offering our solid lineup of vehicles to help out.

20. May 2014 15:01
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Say Goodbye To Compromise And Hello To Forte

20. May 2014 15:01 by Administrator | 0 Comments

When it comes to Kia cars, we build for the long haul, but we also want to ensure you get all the features you want without compromising.  Forte vehicles are the best of both worlds providing you with technical upgrades and stylish finishes that are the envy of the industry.  Don’t take our word for it, visiting our Kia Canada Facebook page showcases a loyal and vibrant fan community who love their Kia’s (https://www.facebook.com/kiacanada).  So when it came time to introduce the Forte Family to the public, we thought long and hard as to what features and options will best fill the needs of our fans.

Saying goodbye to compromise really said it all - With the Forte Family you don’t need to compromise, you get everything you could possibly want at a price you can afford.  When filming our new Forte television spots

(which can be seen on Kia Canada’s YouTube channel don’t forget to subscribe https://www.youtube.com/user/KiaCanada) we told the story of how people continuously compromise in many areas of their lives.  The commercials showcase this point and hammer home how the all-new Kia Forte ensures that owners of this dynamic vehicle get everything they need and more.

The Forte Koup:

The Kia Forte Koup is a great sports coupe for the car enthusiast.  This car hugs the road while priding itself on its powerful stance.  On this vehicle you’ll find Kia’s signature grille, standard 17-inch alloy wheels and frameless doors.  Power-folding side mirrors along with LED halo fog lights set this vehicle apart.  The 173-horsepower gasoline direct injection (GDI) and four cylinder engine gives you the assurance you need to explore new horizons.

The Forte:

This is a sporty sedan that is suitable for anyone looking to combine great technology and spacious comfort.  This vehicle also comes equipped with state of the art lighting options including high intensity discharge (HID) headlights and LED light bar technology taillights on the SX model.

The Forte 5:

This fun car gives you all the perks you could ever want in a vehicle.  It’s the perfect blend of style, practicality and fun.  If you’re looking for a mix between the Forte Koup and the Forte sedan this is your vehicle.  Futuristic machine-finished 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels provide a powerful visual statement.  Cargo space of 657 litres are available in the back of this vehicle’s large rear hatch and standard fold-down rear seatbacks. It’s the perfect fit for a fun ride with great space for all the practical things in your life.

19. September 2013 17:13
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Drive Change with Kia

19. September 2013 17:13 by Administrator | 0 Comments

Drive Change is about making a difference in our communities, no matter how big or small and is an integral part of Kia Canada’s identity.

In 2010 Kia held its first annual Drive Change initiative by helping to build a community garden for the Gilder Drive Living Community, a Toronto community housing project. Since then we’ve worked hard to make Drive Change bigger and better every year through various activities across Canada, whether it’s a fundraising initiative, a community activity such as restoring a playground, or simply raising awareness to an important cause like safe driving.

This year’s Drive Change was our most successful yet. To kick it off, we couldn’t have been happier to have had Michael “Pinball” Clemons as our honoured guest speaker at the Corporate Partners Summit. 

We also had some familiar faces return, including Rick Campanelli of Entertainment Tonight Canada, who also recorded some web videos for Kia involving Drive Change tips. 

So what can you do to Drive Change? Well, first know that you don’t need to do something big to create a positive impact in your community. Even small acts of kindness can snowball and turn into significant changes. You can also start now by supporting Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and take the pledge to drive sober at www.mapofhope.ca.

Want other ideas on how to Drive Change? Go to our Drive Change website and get inspired by individuals and organizations who are driving change everywhere.

www.drivechangewithkia.ca

 

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18. September 2013 11:44
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Parts and Service

18. September 2013 11:44 by Administrator | 0 Comments

Eating right, exercising and regular check-ups ensure our optimal health. Some people don’t consider that their car needs similar attention in order to ensure its optimal operating condition.

While basic things like scheduled oil changes are obviously critical, one overlooked area of car maintenance are your tires. Under inflating them can cause poor or delayed braking, poor steering and poor acceleration as well as expedited wear. Similarly, over inflating can make them ride on the centre portion of the tire tread causing a harsh ride and uneven wear.

Take a peek at Kia’s tire education newsletter to learn more about tire safety:

http://www.kia.ca/newsletter/mar13/tireeducation_eng/

Another important part of looking after your car is getting your Kia serviced at a Kia dealership. Why? Simple. Kia dealers know Kia cars. With years of knowledge on how Kia cars operate, the service department at your Kia dealership will ensure your car is working the way it should be.