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With its first model year’s vehicles finally on the road, the 2018 Kia Stinger is making a name for itself. The company’s first sports sedan has a lot going for it. Even though the Stinger is quite a bit different from the typical Kia, it still feels at home in the Kia fleet. The Stinger Engine in particular has received ample praise regarding performance and design. The Stinger’s strong performance is rooted in the twin-turbo V6.
Kia, like all automakers, is constantly updating and expanding its business. This expansion, and growing of the company, often involves expanding into new markets. Kia is currently lining up an expansion into India. The company currently does not have a manufacturing facility in India. However, Kia is on its way to remedying this.
In order for the company to successful establish a presence in India, they needed to appoint a leader with experience and drive. That’s why the company recently named Kookhyun Shim as the Managing Director and CEO of the Kia’s India operations.
Shim is certainly not a stranger to running automotive manufacturing products. He has over 30 years of experience in the field, and having held high-ranking positions in the company before, he is highly qualified for the job. One such responsibility he had was running Kia’s production in Slovakia.
Shim’s prior experience will be invaluable as the company invests in the South Asian . The country is one of the biggest auto markets in the world, so a successful, long-lasting relationship is imperative. Kia has decided to invest heavily in the country, with the final sum rising well over $1 billion.
In a quote from Business Standard, Kia Motors Corporation President Han-Woo Park said, “We recognize India as a major market with huge potential for our world-class cars. We are confident that Shim’s leadership will provide the direction we need to grow our presence in what is one of the world’s biggest new car markets.”
While the manufacturing facility in India is not yet complete, it is set to be highly successful under the watchful eye of its new Managing Director and CEO.
When you think of what would make a Car of the Year, do you picture a Kia? Even if you haven’t driven their vehicles, you’ve likely heard a lot about them. If you’ve seen the company’s commercials, you are familiar with the Kia hamsters. These critters are fun, exciting, and stylish; just like Kia’s vehicles. This is the image that Kia has gone with for years. However, their newest addition may change this.
A Sporty New Direction
While definitely still a Kia vehicle, the Kia Stinger looks quite a bit different from its companions in the Kia fleet. This is apparent at a first glance. While the Stinger retains significant Kia design elements, it is first and foremost a sports sedan. This is relatively uncharted territory for Kia. However, the company seems to be navigating the different field quite well, and response to the Stinger’s design has been positive.
Car of the Year?
This divergent vehicle has also gained Kia its first ever finalist position for the North American Car of the Year award. The announcement came at the end of November, when it was revealed that the Kia Stinger has a good chance of winning the 2018 North American Car of the Year award.
This has been a dream for the company for quite some time. In the 23 years that the award has been given, the company has never had a vehicle reach the final three. The Stinger started as a concept vehicle years ago, and now here it is reaching prominent spotlight. It remains to be seen if the vehicle will take home the top award; regardless, this an accomplishment for both Kia and the Stinger. In any case, the Kia Stinger is sure to introduce the brand to an all new audience that will soon see the automaker in a whole new light.
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What do you know about Kia? Even if you haven’t driven their vehicles, you’ve likely heard a lot about them. If you’ve seen the company’s commercials, you are familiar with the Kia hamsters. These critters are fun, exciting, and stylish; just like Kia’s vehicles. This is the image that Kia has gone with for years. However, their newest addition may change this.
What do you know about the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage? When you ask someone that question, they may talk about the affordable price, spacious interior, or easy handling that they both have. What they may not know is just how safe each of these vehicles are. Both the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage are very safe vehicles to drive.
You don’t have to just take our word for it either. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, has awarded both the Soul and the Sportage its highest possible rating, the Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). This is a highly coveted ranking, and it is only awarded to those vehicles that excel in safety. This shows that the Soul and Sportage have much more to offer than their style and affordability.
If you haven’t yet heard about the all new Kia Stinger, you should really check it out! The vehicle is a new direction for Kia, and is a true sports sedan. Though it may be a new direction for the company, it is certainly succeeding in all the right ways. The sedan drives exceptionally well, and has some significant power backing it up. Additionally, it has the thumbs-up from racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi.
If that name sounds familiar, it’s for good reasons. Fittipaldi used to dominant the track, and he has won the Formula One World Championship and Indianapolis 500 twice each. So, it’s safe to say, Fittipaldi knows his vehicles. He knows quality when he sees it, especially when it comes to high performance.
Take a different path with the 2018 Kia Sorento. This SUV leaves its competitors in the dust, and is a great choice for your next vehicle. The 2018 Kia Sorento is a combination of power, performance, and comfort.
The 2018 Sorento, and the rest of the vehicles in the Kia fleet, is why Kia has been ranked the #1 brand in overall quality.
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What’s so special about the Kia Rio? Read on to find out why this small vehicle can do big things for the thrifty auto-shopper’s budget!
Kia has long been known for its affordable, fun, and stylish vehicles. Many other automakers try to present their vehicles in this way as well. However, there is just something about Kia that makes their brand unique. They possess a style and voice that differentiates them from the rest. The company has always made a smaller, more comfortable, and eye-catching lineup.
When one thinks about Kia, luxury may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Kia has built its brand on affordable, fun, and eco-friendly vehicles. However, the company has certainly made a name for itself in a new market with its luxury vehicle, the Kia Cadenza. This sophisticated sedan is comfortable, spacious, affordable, and fun to drive. It is most certainly a Kia.
To illustrate just how luxurious the Cadenza is, and how much Kia understands the market, they compared the 2017 Cadenza with the 2017 Lexus ES350. The Cadenza not only has more horsepower, it also has a considerably more spacious interior. Learn more about the Cadenza in the video!
KIA Motors America recently announced pricing plans for the all-new 2018 KIA Rio sedan and 5-door hatchback. Not expected to hit KIA retailers until early October, the subcompact duo will be available in three trim levels LX, S and EX.
- LX starts at $13,900 (sedan)/ $14,200(5-door)
- S starts at $16,100 (sedan)/ $16,400 (5-door)
- EX trim starts at $18,400 (sedan)/ $18,700 (5-door)