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].  

23. December 2015 10:39
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Introducing The All-New 2017 Sportage

23. December 2015 10:39 by Administrator | 0 Comments

It’s almost here! You may have heard about the All-New 2017 Sportage: the compact SUV that’s been stirring the automotive industry at shows across the globe. But soon, you too will be able to join in the excitement of experiencing our bold new design for yourself. Outside, you’ll find attractive available features like the 19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, quad LED fog lights, LED lightbar taillights and adaptive HID headlights that change with the angle of the steering wheel. There’s also an available Smart power liftgate that opens all on its own when you’re standing at the rear of the vehicle with the Smart key fob! While it’s true that a few glances will be all it takes to fall in love with the all-new 2017 Sportage, it’s when you’re behind the wheel that the real excitement begins. Once in the captain’s seat, you’ll be spoilt with comfort thanks to the available 10-way adjustable seat that’s heated and cooled; the available dual-zone climate control and even an available heated steering wheel. You’ll also have all the technology you could dream of at the command of your touch and your voice. The 2017 Sportage comes available with an 8-inch touchscreen that includes voice-activated navigation, Bluetooth capability and Android Auto. Keeping with the theme of making everything wireless, the Sportage also has an available wireless charging pad for smartphones! For the adventurer in all of us, the power and fuel-efficiency of the available 241-horse, 2.0L turbocharged GDI engine lets you choose just how quickly you’ll arrive at your destination. When paired with the available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, you’ll have the capability to handle all conditions and just about any terrain along the way.  The new Sportage lets you manage all of that power confidently with a host of advanced safety features that help you stay on track. Available features include Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and an Autonomous Emergency Braking system that helps you react faster for unanticipated slow downs. The list of features is nearly endless in the 2017 Sportage, which is why you have to check out Kia.ca for even more exciting and innovative changes we’ve made to turn our 4th generation Sportage into our best one yet. Although reading about it is one thing, we urge you to see the Sportage for yourself at the upcoming Canadian auto shows and experience it when it hits showroom floors early 2016!

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.