KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES MAY SALES

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced May sales of 58,507 vehicles, led by the popular Forte family of compact cars with an all-time monthly high of 11,801 units, up 19-percent over May 2016.

2017 KIA OPTIMA RECEIVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

Kia Motors America’s (KMA) top-selling sedan, the 2017 Optima, has earned the highest designation possible – Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) – from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after March 2017 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights with High Beam Assist. The rating reflects top scores in each of five crashworthiness tests as well as the integration of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for crash prevention and new headlamp testing standards which were introduced this year. Aside from earning “good” crashworthiness ratings and a superior rating for the optional front-crash prevention system, the 2017 Optima achieved a “good” rating in IIHS headlamp testing.

[Autocar] Peter Schreyer wins Sturmey Award at Autocar Awards

“To the observer, Schreyer seems nowadays to have supreme authority over the direction of Kia design, devising unmistakable profiles for the Sportage and Optima models, plus the elegant and instantly recognisable ‘tiger nose’ grille, which goes on every car.”

2017 KIA SOUL FEATURED ON KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM 10 COOLEST CARS UNDER $18,000 LIST

Kia Motors America’s funky urban commuter, the 2017 Soul, has again been named as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 in 2017, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. This year marks the sixth consecutive time the Soul has been selected for the list, which features some of the most fun-to-drive and fun-to-own vehicles on the market. Once again, Kelley Blue Book editors chose the Soul for its unique combination of technology, design, feature content, and excellent value. With a base MSRP price of $16,100 , the Soul offers crossover practicality, plenty of passenger room, and a feature-rich interior.

HYUNDAI SANTA FE RECOGNIZED FOR USED CAR VALUE AND DRIVER EXPERIENCE BY CARGURUS

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 24, 2017 – The 2013 to 2016 model years of Hyundai’s Santa Fe have been named best used car for the Full-size Crossover/SUV in CarGurus’ first annual Best Used Car Awards. The award recognizes the best recent-year used models across seven categories and takes into account things like long-term value retention and driver satisfaction.

VELOSTER ONE OF THE ‘COOLEST CARS UNDER $18K’ ACCORDING TO KELLEY BLUE BOOK

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 23, 2017 – In another recognition of its delivering both value and fun for drivers in the compact category, Hyundai’s 2017 Veloster has been honored by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com with inclusion in its annual ‘10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000’ list. As one of Kelley Blue Book’s longest running lists, the recognition highlights dynamic vehicles that remain affordable to a wide array of consumers.