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Kia Reports Record Sales Results for September

Recently, Kia Motors America (KMA) announced that the company recorded its best-September-ever sales results, with 52,468 vehicles sold in the United States during the month. This represents a 6.6 percent sales gain over September 2016 results, and records the brand's first monthly sales record of the year.

 

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The All-New 2018 Kia Rio Delivers the Dynamic Drive You've Been Looking For

At Shawnee Mission Kia, we're looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the all-new 2018 Kia Rio. Both the sedan and five-door hatchback both feature an intriguing mix of continental design, convenient technologies, safety features and fuel efficiency -- with all of this offered at a tremendous value for subcompact customers.

Kia is presenting the 2018 Rio in three trim levels: LX, S and EX. Powered by an enhanced Gamma 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine that offers improved responsiveness, better low-speed driving dynamics and improved fuel efficiency.

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The 2018 Kia Sorento SUV Earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

In the last week of August, Kia proudly announced that the 2018 Sorento SUV was named a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This award was granted to 2018 Sorento models built after May 2017 that are appointed with headlights that were recently rated "acceptable" by the IIHS.

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Kia Joins With B.R.A.K.E.S. To Offer Important Teen Defensive Driving Classes

Kia Motors America has teamed with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) in expanding the free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest to lower the number of motor vehicle crashes involving young drivers. The classes are presented in a number of major metropolitan areas, including right here in Kansas City, as the Midwest has as potential of two million new drivers that are between the ages of 16 and 20.

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Three Kia Models Wins Their Segments in the J.D. Power APEAL Study

Recently, Kia Motors America was proud to announce that the Soul, Niro and Cadenza placed first in their respective segments of the J.D. Power 2017 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Awards. Notably, Kia was the sole non-premium brand to take three segment wins, finishing in a tie with two premium brands.

  • Niro crossover hybrid led the Small SUV segment, scoring 51 points above the average
  • Kia Soul won its fifth APEAL award, taking first in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment
  • Cadenza topped a strong field in the Large Car segment
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Three Kia Models Honored with Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

In June, AutoPacific announced that three acclaimed Kia models had been named segment winners in their annual 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). These awards honor those vehicles that best suit owners' expectations and needs and are based on 54,000 survey responses.

The three Kia models that earned their segment awards are:
  • Kia Optima took home the Midsize Car category title for a second consecutive year
  • The Kia Cadenza earned top nods in the Large Car category
  • The Kia Sorento was the choice for top Compact Crossover SUV
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Kia Takes Top Spot in J.D. Power Quality Study

Recently, J.D. Power honored Kia Motors as the highest-ranking carmaker in the United States with the brand leading all manufacturers in the 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS). This marks the second consecutive year that Kia has earned the distinction, as owners reported fewer problems with their Kia vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership than all other automakers.

Kia tallied the fewest problems recorded in the study's last 20 years, leading all manufacturers with five vehicles earning segment awards:

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How Summer Heat Destroys Your Battery's Life

It's well known that extremely cold temperatures can be terrible for a car battery, but the trouble can actually have started during the dog days of summer since extremely hot temperatures can do the most damage to a car battery. Consider that if the temperature outside is approximately 90 degrees the temperature under your hood is going to be about 140 degrees. These extremely hot temperatures can evaporate your battery's fluid, which may…

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The Kia Soul is One of the Best Family Cars of 2017

Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Soul had been named to the 10 Best Family Cars of 2017 list that was compiled by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. The parenting experts and automotive authorities have teamed ton give out the awards for 10 consecutive years, assessing hundreds of vehicles in order to determine the 10 vehicles they believe best offer the value, safety, performance and family-friendly features upon which active families depend.

Buyers have a…

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KBB.com "10 Coolest Cars of 2017" List Includes the Kia Soul

Earlier this year, Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com revealed the vehicles that were named to the publication's 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list, with the Kia Soul earning a place on the roster for a sixth conxsecutive year thanks to the vehicle's special mixture of features, technology, design and value.

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