Posts by this Author: Tim Ferreira

KIA STINGER NAMED AS BEST OF THE YEAR IN MOTORWEEK 2018 DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Hot-blooded Gran Turismo Also Takes Top Honor in Best Sport Sedan Category

  • Stinger lauded for bringing innovation and value to the market
  • MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards examine vehicles from a buyer’s point of view

IRVINE, Calif., February 9, 2018 – The Kia Stinger has been named as Best of the Year in MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards, the top honor given amongst the 14-category program.  The accolade is just the latest in a long…

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

Soul’s Fun and Funky Personality Recognized Once Again on KBB.com’s Top-10 list

  • Stylish urban runabout keeps things cool thanks to being “fun-to-drive and fun to own”
  • Soul appears on KBB.com’s annual list for the 6th year in a row

IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2017 – 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…

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KIA MOTORS RETURNS TO MOM 2.0 SUMMIT FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Automaker to Showcase Growing Line of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles at the Sold-Out Conference for Online and On-Air Content Creators

  • More than 800 leading bloggers, entrepreneurs and marketers expected to test-drive and create unique content with four award-winning Kia models
  • As part of the brand’s ongoing support of digital influencer communities, Kia will serve as the Host Sponsor of the 2017 Iris Awards ceremony which honors standout content creators and platforms in the parent media space
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2017 KIA CADENZA ACHIEVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

2017 Cadenza

 

Advanced Driver Assistance Features Earn Second-Generation Cadenza Prestigious Safety Award

IRVINE, Calif., April 25, 2017 – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its highest designation possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2017 Kia Cadenza, when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. Defined by its luxurious refinements, expressive styling, advanced technology and refined powertrain, the Cadenza joins a growing number of Kia vehicles that have earned the TSP+ rating.  

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HYUNDAI TUCSON FUEL CELL DRIVERS ACCUMULATE MORE THAN TWO MILLION ZERO-EMISSION MILES BY EARTH DAY 2017

Hyundai Fuel Cell clean H2O emissions effectively replaced approximately 760 Tons of CO2 emissions compared with gasoline CUVs of similar size and capability


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 21, 2017 – In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have again surpassed an important threshold, accumulating more than two million miles on the roads and highways of both Southern and Northern California.

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Motor Mondays: ?Turbo power takes on Kia Soul critics

Kia Soul still rules while other small boxes like Nissan Cube and Scion xB fade into history. In fact with 145,748 units sold in 2016, it is Kia’s best-seller.

 

That said, I’ve heard plenty of complaints, mostly from auto reviewers, about Soul’s humdrum driving experience. It’s never been sporty, but I’ve always liked the Soul for its fun personality, unique looks and practicality.

 

So to widen its appeal for 2017, Kia brings turbo power to its Exclaim model. That still doesn’t make Soul a sporty ride, but does raise the fun factor – especially…

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2017 Kia Soul is a lot of car staring at $16,100

The Kia Soul was originally introduced in 2010 and it was the perfect car for its time. Fuel prices, recession recovery, and small stylish boxy cars were all the rage for millennials without money and seniors soon to be retiring. Kia keeps up that money saving big value trend with the 2017 Kia Soul.

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