Kia Motors America Announces Kia Classic Winner to Receive New Range-Topping Optima Limited

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by in Kia Canada


All-New Kia Performance Awards to Honor Outstanding Achievements of Ladies of Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Players

  • Kia Motors is a Official Automotive Partner of a LPGA

  • Four recipients of end-of-the-year Kia Performance Awards to accept Optima Limited
  • IRVINE, Calif., Mar 2, 2012 – The third annual Kia Classic, from Mar 19-25, is attracting a clever margin of LPGA players who will contest for a $1.7 million purse with a personality holding home a first-place check for $255,000 and one of a initial range-topping 2012 Optima Limited midsize sedans to hurl off a prolongation line during Kia’s U.S. production plant in West Point, Georgia.

    “Kia is one of a fastest flourishing automobile brands in a U.S., and sports selling initiatives such as a impasse with a LPGA have significantly lifted recognition and care for a code and a vehicles,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “We are gratified to offer an extended esteem package for a personality of this year’s Kia Classic. The Optima Limited is Kia’s many polished and prerogative product gift to date, and we are vehement to showcase a automobile to golf fans during a Kia Classic and prerogative some of a tour’s best players for their superb performances.”

    In further to a Kia Classic winner, Kia will respect a superb achievements of LPGA players this deteriorate by presenting a winners of a Kia Performance Award with an Optima Limited. The awards, that will be presented during a CME Group Titleholders eventuality in November, include:

    • Kia Power Drive Awarded to a actor with a longest normal pushing distance
    • Kia Drive to a Top Awarded to a actor with a many Top 10 finishes
    • Kia Most Compelling Performance Recognizing a actor with well-developed performances via a year; this endowment is selected by fans by an online opinion
    • Kia Community Assist Recognizing a actor who creates well-developed contributions to gift organizations or village programs

    Following clever event-attendance and TV-ratings expansion in a tournament’s second year, Kia sealed on as a “Official Automaker of a LPGA.” Kia also serves as a “Official Tournament Vehicle” of 8 LPGA events.

    New 2012 Optima Limited
    Produced during Kia’s U.S. production plant in West Point, Georgia1, a new 2012 Optima Limited is encouraged by a 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine delivering a class-leading 274 horsepower2 and achieving 22/34 mpg3 (city/hwy). Offered exclusively in Ebony Black, Snow White Pearl and Titanium Metallic extraneous colors, a Optima Limited is versed with sporty red front stop calipers and singly designed 18-inch chrome wheels. Other premium-level facilities embody LED daytime using lights, chrome-accented back spoiler and reduce doorway sills. Interior appointments and amenities embody abounding timber trim, high-grade Nappa leather seats, a breathtaking sunroof and an Infinity®4 audio system.

    Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
    Kia Motors is a one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality5 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking6. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and retailer jobs and builds a company’s dual best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan7. Kia’s value and technology-laden 2012 indication year lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

    About a LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
    The LPGA is a world’s heading veteran golf classification for women. Founded in 1950, a organisation celebrates a opposite and storied membership with some-more than 1,700 members representing 29 opposite countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, teach and perform by showcasing a really best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals contest opposite a globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (TCP) directly impact a diversion by teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA Futures Tour serves as a central developmental debate of a LPGA, consistently producing a tube of talent prepared for a universe stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow a LPGA on a radio home, Golf Channel, and on a web via:,,, and

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a website For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 The Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are fabricated in a United States from U.S. and globally-sourced parts
    2 Class-leading horsepower explain formed on comparison of midsize sedans with (standard or available) engines as of Jan 2012
    3 EPA fuel economy estimates 22 mpg/city and 34 mpg/hwy for 2012 Optima SX. Actual mileage will vary.
    4 Infinity® is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
    5 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study
    6 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis
    7 The Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built during KMMG

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