3. September 2015 17:04
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Made for Redefining Performance: The 2016 Optima is Almost Here!

3. September 2015 17:04 by Administrator | 0 Comments

The arrival of the 2016 Optima is just around the corner! We’re thrilled and we think you will be too.

Since its inception in 2011, the Optima has always offered  remarkable performance however, the all-new 2016 Optima is geared towards redefining performance.  Its three available Gas Direct Injection (GDI) engines include the 2.4L GDI, the 1.6L turbocharged GDI and the 2.0L turbocharged GDI that output both power and agility in spades.  Still, performance is about more than just horsepower — for the 2016 Optima, it’s about being a top performer in all aspects of driving.

For the all-new Optima, performance also means providing incredible comfort and control. It means offering you modern technology that integrates seamlessly into your life. It means giving you smart safety systems that react to your environment in real time.

It’s no wonder it received a glowing review at the 2015 New York Auto Show

We think you’ll love what the all-new 2016 Optima has to offer. We’ll share more about it as we get closer to its release! To learn more about the 2016 Optima, visit kia.ca/Optima

22. July 2015 15:35
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J.D. Power thinks the 2015 Kia Sedona is APEAL-ing. We agree!

22. July 2015 15:35 by Administrator | 0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Kia Sedona has won the APEAL award in the J.D. Power Minivan segment. APEAL stands for: A Pretty Extraordinary Automotive League (just kidding) but it might as well! The study in fact looks at Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) of a particular vehicle. 

Historically with our brand, the APEAL award has usually been associated with the Kia Soul which, before this year had won the award three consecutive years in a row in the Compact Multi-Purpose vehicle segment. However, this year it’s the Sedona’s turn in the spotlight.

When designing the Sedona, Kia wanted to put families first. The Smart-Power Liftgate, dual panoramic sunroofs, and unparalleled safety features helped achieve this task. The Sedona reinvents what a minivan should be: not only safe and reliable but premium, luxurious, and built with cutting edge design.

As the Kia brand continues to grow and improve, we are both overjoyed and humbled by the recognition our vehicles are getting. Along with the J.D Power IQS awards we received for the Kia Soul and the Kia Sorento, this has been one of the best years yet!

We are movin’ on up- and we can’t wait to share the ride with all of you! 

17. June 2015 11:47
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Kia achieves highest ranking yet in 2015 JD Power Initial Quality Study

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Kia is back and stronger than ever with an impressive year in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS).  Recently, a historic milestone was reached when J.D. Power recognized Kia as highest ranked among non-luxury brands and the second-highest scoring nameplate industry-wide. Kia’s IQS score improved by 20 points since 2014 moving up four spots to second, behind Porsche and ahead of Jaguar, making it the second-highest tally among 33 automotive brands! 

In this year’s Initial Quality Study (IQS), the Soul once again made its way back to the top of the “Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle” segment while the Sorento claimed its title as the “Top Midsize SUV.” Additionally, the Rio, Optima, Cadenza, Sportage and Sedona also ranked in the top three of their respective segments!

One of the most crucial forms of research within the automotive industry is based on the measurement of product performance and reviews. From calculating safety ratings to horsepower, vehicle features, fuel economy and cargo capacity, prospective buyers are given an idea of just how much a vehicle has to offer. Information services like J.D. Power and Associates specialize in capturing, measuring and analyzing the sentiments of millions of consumers who already own the product of mention. By capturing these insights, their goal is to represent the voice of the customer to ultimately drive improvement in a wide range of products and services. In the end, these third party groups will empirically recognize the brands that stand out as the top performers in their categories.

Among the variety of metrics analysed by J.D. Power, the most prestigious report is the Initial Quality Study (IQS). This study examines owner-reported problems occurring within the first 90 days of owning a new vehicle such as breakdowns, malfunctions or user friendliness of the vehicle features. Once compiled, a score is allotted to every competing vehicle. In the 2015 study, a total of 244 vehicle models were ranked based on the responses of over 84,000 U.S. new-vehicle owners!

Throughout time, Kia has steadily climbed J.D. Power’s annual IQS rankings. After the Soul was ranked number one in the “Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle” segment in 2012, Kia made the list of “Top 10” in 2013, with the Soul and Sportage taking top honours in their respective segments. In 2014, Kia jumped all the way to sixth place in the industry, with top honours going to the impressive Cadenza and a back-to-back win for the Sportage.

It is a truly special time to be a Kia owner and prospective buyer as the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study leaves no doubt that the brand is building quality world-class vehicles. Thanks to the voice of its customers, Kia has been able to consistently improve its score in the IQS study to further strengthen the “Power to Surprise” and delight customers everywhere. With an obsessive focus on quality and a ‘zero-defect’ mindset, no one should be surprised to see Kia and its innovative lineup at the top of the list in the years ahead!

5. June 2015 13:39
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The Official FIFA Automotive Partner from 2007 to 2022

5. June 2015 13:39 by Administrator | 0 Comments

Since 2007, FIFA and Kia have worked together to bring the excitement of the world’s greatest game to soccer fans all over the world.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, takes place from June 6th to July 5th at venues in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and MonctonThe games are sure to be unforgettable, but there’s even more fun in store for fans off of the field.

During the Ottawa and Montreal matches, Kia is proud to host Fan Zones where fans of the sport can engage with interactive soccer activities to receive prizes, premium giveaways, photo opportunities, and more!


In addition to the pre-game Fan Zones, Kia is inviting 6 young soccer stars and their teams to walk with Shuéme, the official FIFA Women’s World Cup mascot, to her pitch

To bring our soccer nation together, Kia has organized various mobile pop up screening parties during the games of Team Canada. Visitors get to sit in bean bag chairs, enjoy a cold beverage, watch the game on a big screen TV and enter for a chance to win  prizes. Additionally, by bringing their ‘game face’, fans can also participate in a chance  to win a trip to the final match in Vancouver!

On top of all this excitement, Kia is offering online ticket giveaways to select FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, as well as providing game-day coverage for the fans that want to keep tabs on what’s going on.

There’s plenty to be excited about as we share in this journey with FIFA Women’s World Cup. We’re thrilled to be a part of it now and for years to come!

4. June 2015 15:21
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Kia is bringing six lucky young soccer stars and their teams to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

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As an official partner of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ , we’re thrilled that the big tournament is just about two weeks away. But there’s someone who might be more excited than we are. We’ll give you a hint: she’s covered in feathers from head to cleat.

Shuéme, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ Great White Owl mascot, first flew onto the scene in 2014. Here she is making her debut, fittingly, at the Canadian Museum of Nature.


Shuéme is looking for an exceptional, young soccer player to join her on the pitch during halftime at games in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Think about it: a finals match, the world stage, and the experience of a lifetime.

Do you know a young soccer star between eight and sixteen who would love the opportunity? Tell us their storyAnd since there’s no “I” in “soccer” (or “football”, for that matter), all their teammates will also be there to share in the experience. Birds of a feather flock together, after all.