8. September 2016 10:59
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The accolades just keep rolling in

8. September 2016 10:59 by Administrator | 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, J.D. Power’s U.S. Initial Quality Study honoured the iconic Soul with the highest ranking in its segment. Moreover, the Sportage also ranked highest among small SUVs, as it continues to impress drivers the world over.    The stylish Sportage’s crossover also scored big points with a recent Red Dot award for Product Design, one of the most prestigious international product design competitions. The new Sportage isn’t the only vehicle to receive a coveted ‘Red Dot’, the Optima sedan did as well. In fact, the Kia Optima was bestowed with a ‘Best of the Best’ award, the competition’s highest distinction, for which only the most ground-breaking designs in a category are eligible.   Finally, reinforcing Kia’s ongoing commitment to safety and continuous improvement, the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage also earned a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 Optima and Sportage also received a Top Safety Pick Plus, while the Sedona and Soul received an equally impressive Top Safety Pick.    From compact to crossover, every Kia is built with precision engineering, outstanding performance, innovative features, and advanced safety systems. Kia is committed to producing exceptional vehicles with superb quality and reliability to suit your driving need, and we will continueto deliver an extraordinary combination of design, quality and safety for years to come. Experience our award-winning line-up for yourself by booking a test drive at kia.ca, or by visiting your local Kia dealer.  

15. July 2016 16:20
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SPORTAGE SAFETY STORY

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In April of 2016, Jessica Lewis-Michaud of Sherbrooke, QC, had an unbelievable and life-changing experience. Jessica recounted the day their Kia Sportage saved their lives on Facebook when she shared this post with us. “I got in a bad car accident with my Kia sportage 2016, as you can see my car is a total loss, but my passenger and I (and the baby I carry) are all fine, nothing broken, no open wounds, no internal bleeding. Just bruises and a rubbing burn due to the belt being right on my skin. I give this Kia car a 5 stars for the security, if it wasn’t for the air bags we could of been way more injured and I could have lost the baby.” It’s reasons like this that we put such a relentless and significant focus on the safety of our vehicles. We’ve heard many other incredible stories just like Jessica’s where drivers and their families have walked away, injury free, from collisions in their Kia vehicles and it makes it all worthwhile.  We are very proud to be able to say that the Kia Sportage (link to: www.kia.ca/sportage) has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, has won a Red Dot Award for its design and has even been named the Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality by J.D. Power. But nothing makes us more proud than knowing we’ve helped protect and even save the lives of our drivers and their family members.

17. March 2016 16:21
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The 2016 Sorento: Capable quality

17. March 2016 16:21 by Administrator | 0 Comments

    Since its launch, the 2016 Sorento has attracted the attention of auto industry professionals and drivers alike. For us, it’s no surprise that the available features in this midsized SUV have appealed to such a broad range of fans. After all, it was made for life’s adventures – whatever yours may be. But all of this attention isn’t due to simply including features like an available advanced Dynamax All-Wheel Drive system or any of the advanced safety features, it’s due to the quality and performance of them.   For instance, it’s the little things, like how the available auto-levelling Xenon HID headlights flow with the sleek lines and sculpted contours of the Sorento that garnered it the iF Design (link to:http://ifworlddesignguide.com/search?q=sorento#/page/entry/151841-kia-sorento) and Red Dot Design Awards (link to: http://red-dot.de/pd/online-exhibition/work/?lang=en&code=27-01738-2015&y=2015&c=166&a=0). Or how the use of Ultra High-Strength Steel throughout its structure contributed to it becoming an IIHS Top Safety Pick (link to: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/kia/sorento-4-door-suv/2016) and an NHTSA Five Star Safety Pick (link to: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Vehicle-Detail?vehicleId=10023).         The Sorento doesn’t just look the part, it acts it. All the design, features, technology, safety, and performance you want in an SUV is there. What makes it such a standout performer is that you can get all of these premium features without the premium price. This puts the Sorento into a category of its own, where it’s been able to top some of the biggest, most sought after names in the industry in quality rankings – like it did in 2015 when JD Power named it the highest ranked midsized SUV in Initial Quality (link to: http://canada.jdpower.com/microsites/kia/home). Then just a few months ago, Automotive Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) named the 2016 Sorento the Best New SUV/CUV (link to: http://www.ajac.ca/web/) in the $35,000 - $60,000 segment, which is quite a feat considering the competition it was up against.   If you’re in the market for a new SUV, then there’s no doubt you’re also looking for one with great reviews to go along with impressive accolades. When it comes to reviews, most look to Consumer Reports for their clear, honest and unbiased product testing. Now, based on their most recent testing, we’re asking you to do the same. Whether you’re a current owner or future buyer, you have to see how 2016 Sorento ranked based on its performance, reliability, consumer satisfaction and safety on the Consumer Reports site [LINK TO: http://www.consumerreports.org/cars/best-cars-top-picks-2016/]. You can also find out what they loved about the engine, interior and crash test results by reading their full report [LINK TO: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/kia-sorento.htm].     For more information about the 2016 Sorento and its full list of exciting available features that were made for your life’s adventures, visit Kia.ca/Sorento [LINK TO: www.kia.ca/sorento].  

4. November 2015 13:29
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The 2016 Sedona: Safety First

4. November 2015 13:29 by Administrator | 0 Comments

The all-new 2016 Sedona features beautifully crafted, luxurious features like the available Nappa leather wrapped, reclining, heated rear seats with leg rests and available tri-zone automatic climate control. Which is why you’d never want to see it in any dire situations, like dangling from a crane for example. But sometimes to prove a point, you need to go to extreme lengths – or heights. You see, in the case of the Sedona, these luxurious features weren’t the first thing on our engineers’ minds – the families who will be driving it were. So before thinking of how many cup holders should be included and what seating material families would enjoy, they instead thought of how we can make this the safest possible vehicle for families to enjoy. Safety starts from the ground up. With the Sedona, that means using 52% advanced high-strength steel throughout the body to provide front and roof reinforcement as well as front and side impact dispersion to ensure your family’s protection in the event of a collision. Working with this rigid structure is an advanced system of front-impact airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. But to prevent a collision from occurring is a long list of active safety systems like the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, the Traction Control System (TCS), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and many more advanced systems that gives you assured command of the road. Now, of course seeing all of this hard work being dropped 41 feet from a crane would be an utter shame. But to demonstrate how all of this focus on safety has paid off and why the Sedona is so deserving of a Top Safety Pick by IIHS and a 5-Star Safety Rating by NHTSA, we did just that in a new kind of crash test video and we’d love for you to see the results below.   Learn more about the all-new 2016 Sedona and all of its safety features at www.kia.ca/Sedona  

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!