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

17. June 2015 11:47 by Administrator | 0 Comments

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 Moncton. The 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!

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

72 Normal 0 false false false EN-CA KO X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Cambria","serif";} 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: 72 Normal 0 false false false EN-CA KO X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Cambria","serif";} 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.