9. June 2016 11:25
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Kia is [Made for You]

9. June 2016 11:25 by Administrator | 0 Comments

What’s the most important part of any Kia vehicle? Its driver and passengers. At Kia, we value the people for whom we make our cars, and we love hearing about how Kia is improving every day life for its beloved drivers. In March, we launched our Made for You testimonial videos, so we could all get to know some of our drivers a little bit better. We heard some fantastic stories, and got to know some amazing people. The best part of these video testimonials was learning more about our extended Kia family. Take Vanessa, for instance: she won a Kia Sportage through a contest, which inevitably saved her family home! She and her mother were about to lose their family home, and selling their Kia Sportage enabled them to keep their house. Vanessa was always grateful to Kia, and remains a happy, loyal Kia driver to this day! Don, his wife Amber, and their beautiful family love their Kia. Not only does it fit their lifestyle and their growing family perfectly, but they’ve experienced its safety first-hand. Don was in a scary accident, which he recalls in his video, and is grateful for Kia’s commitment to safety. After all, his family’s safety is his first priority. Brent is a Kia superfan! He’s had four different Kia vehicles, but is particularly fond of the Sedona, which he toured around in as a musician. He was impressed that the comfortable and spacious Sedona could seat his band members, as well as his precious gear. He even introduced his mother to Kia! Her favourite Kia feature? Heated seats! Check out his story below. Kia is made for people like you. We would love to keep hearing from you, so if you have a Kia story you’d like to share, or if you’d like to let us know how Kia has made a difference in your life, please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, snail mail, or carrier pigeon, and share your Kia-ism. 

5. May 2016 17:40
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Kia Soul Wins Third Consecutive Award from ALG!

5. May 2016 17:40 by Administrator | 0 Comments

Kia Canada is thrilled to announce that the Kia Soul has won its third consecutive Canadian Residual Value Award from the Automotive Lease Guide, or ALG! For over fifty years, the ALG has kept a close eye on the automotive industry on an international level, consistently testing and reporting on every aspect of the market. ALG provides the benchmark for automotive valuation, and the ALG Awards honour mainstream brands that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a four-year period. Amazingly, ALG’s values and forecasts have been within 1% of actual values for the last twenty years! 95% of the global automakers, 5 top ratings agencies and 9 of 10 top auto lenders rely on ALG's insights, so it goes without saying that objectivity and accuracy are crucial factors in its valuations.   For the third year in a row, the Kia Soul has been ranked as top pick in the Subcompact Utility Vehicle category. Soul is expected to retain a whopping 57% of its value after three years of ownership, meaning you aren’t just getting a fun, sleek vehicle with Soul, you’re also getting more bang for your buck. I guess what we’re saying is that it isn’t just a pretty face – it’s as valuable as it is stylish. The fun and funky urban hatchback is a mix of personality, utility, and affordability. Soul is instantly recognizable, with its striking features and slick design, and will turn heads everywhere you go.     Read more about the Automotive Lease Guide here : https://www.alg.com/residual-value-awards.html     Check out the Kia Soul here : http://www.kia.ca/soul?sourceid=hp-dropdown

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].  

22. December 2015 11:28
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The All-New 2016 Optima

22. December 2015 11:28 by Administrator | 0 Comments

The All-New 2016 Optima is redefining performance for you – whoever you may be. That’s because the Optima isn’t a sports sedan, a family car or a luxury car. It doesn’t fit into these tight little boxes the automotive world likes to place cars in. Instead, it brings together the best elements of all these things in one exciting package and it’s redefining the way each one performs. So whatever you look for in a car, the Optima will surely exceed your expectations. The 2016 Optima not only has new performance options in the form of 3 engine choices, it offers drivers a way to tap into what they want out of them with selectable Drive Modes. So when you want a sports sedan, select sport mode to stiffen up the steering, increase engine responsiveness, and take advantage of the sport-tuned suspension while you let the available 2.0L turbo engine push you back in your seat. But if you prefer a more leisurely, fuel-efficient commute, then eco mode is for you.

22. December 2015 11:12
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David Hearn: From K900 to Sorento

22. December 2015 11:12 by Administrator | 0 Comments

David Hearn caught Kia Canada’s attention in 2011 when he was named SCOREGolf’s Canadian Male Pro Golfer of the Year. With a return to the PGA Tour in 2011, where he’s had four solid seasons, he’s become known for a sharp short game and consistent play. Hearn was a perfect fit for the Kia brand because while being an elite-level athlete, he’s a devoted family man.     “Kia is a car that I trust personally, with the style and quality I need for both myself and my family. As much as I love golf, my family is what matters most. It is important for me to partner with a quality company like Kia”. As a proud ambassador, Hearn represents Kia on the PGA Tour, wearing the Kia logo on the chest of his golf shirt. He also represents Kia off the course – using the vehicles as his family’s daily driver. Over the past year, he’s been driving in style in the K900. He and his family were very impressed with Kia’s luxury car. With its incredibly quiet interior and powerful V8, they not only found it fun to drive, but more than deserving of its premium designation. As a family man, Hearn was looking for safety first and given the many features included, the K900 definitely stood out. He also required a practical vehicle with enough room for his family, luggage and of course, his clubs. Now, whenever he talks about Kia to friends on tour, he recommends the K900 to everyone, as he feels it stacks up with the best manufacturers in the world. Next year, Hearn will be driving the All-New 2016 Sorento. He and his family are looking forward to getting into the new model, having enjoyed another Sorento in the past. Getting back into an SUV means even more cargo space than before – which is most welcome when travelling to airports and tournaments with two kids and luggage for all. Another reason they’re looking forward to getting into the Sorento is its Dynamax All-Wheel Drive system. Not only will it provide them with the safety and comfort they need, but the capability to handle Canadian winters with ease. To hear what David Hearn had to say about his experience in Kia vehicles, check out the video below! For more information on the K900, the All-New 2016 Sorento and the rest of the Kia line-up, visit Kia.ca.