Kia Motors America Looks to a Future during 2010 SEMA Show With a Variety of Concept and Production-Intent Vehicles

Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 by in Kia Canada


Kia Will Return to GRAND-AM Road Racing in 2011

  • Two new Soul Special Edition1 concepts spirit during destiny civic newcomer car variations
  • Success of initial automobile racing deteriorate in a U.S. inspires a Forte Koup Type R Concept

LAS VEGAS, Nov 2, 2010 – Arriving during a gateway to a 2010-2011 automobile uncover season, Kia Motors America (KMA) is prepared to hurl during a 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas with a different and attention-grabbing lineup of judgment and production-intent vehicles to serve showcase Kia’s eye-catching new era of vehicles. Additionally, following a success final year of a initial highway racing deteriorate in a U.S., including 6 tip 10 finishes, KMA reliable a skeleton to debate a Kia Forte Koup in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in 2011, and denounced a performance-inspired Kia Koup Type R Concept, built by Kinetic Motorsports. Amid a activity and DJ-spun tunes during KMA’s SEMA Show arrangement (#10803), uncover goers also are arcane to a hide preview of dual all-new Soul Special Edition judgment vehicles grown with prolongation intent, while KMA also has teamed with conform and lifestyle repository Antenna for a second uninterrupted year to emanate “The Duel,” dual tradition Sportage CUVs that denote a witty and veteran aspects of a car with a closet full of character options.

“Customization creates adult a fabric of a SEMA Show and Kia’s design-led code mutation has paved a approach for us to showcase clever, design-inspired vehicles that are prolongation capable,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling communications, KMA. “Two some-more singular book Soul car concepts will artfully demonstrate a personalization options and fun accessible to consumers and tuners in a nearby destiny while a initial year during a foe lane served as a impulse for a sparkling Koup Type R Concept.”

Soul White Tiger Concept

Building on a success and consumer seductiveness in a 4 special book Souls introduced over a past year, a Soul White Tiger Concept is a predecessor to one of dual all-new Soul special book models designed for 2011. A multiple of value, reserve and record with abundant customary equipment, a 2011 Soul White Tiger takes pattern cues from this year’s Asian Lunar year animal a Tiger and dramatically combines an all-white extraneous with one-of-a-kind tiger-themed graphics and a resisting jet black leather interior.

Soul White Tiger Concept builds off of a Soul+ (plus) indication with haze lamps, physique colored bumpers, foe spoiler, black buffer vents, behind fender cat scratch appliqu, amalgamate fuel doorway and comforts white-finish 18-inch amalgamate wheels to finish a fluent look. On a inside, a Soul White Tiger will captivate a passengers with a push-button start, black leather seating surfaces and exhilarated front seats. A leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift doorknob and sport-styled building mats with resisting stitching and bright damage plates supplement to a Soul White Tiger’s assertive personality. The Soul White Tiger will be nearing in Kia sell showrooms in a entrance weeks.

Soul Hamstar Concept

After 3 million views online and a launch of their possess “Hamstar” attire line, a hip and music-loving hamsters from Kia’s award-winning Soul ad debate are creation their participation famous during SEMA with a Molten Red Soul judgment car featuring tradition Hamstar pattern and interior appointments. The Hamstar Soul Concept stands out from a throng with a tradition red and black tone scheme, highlighted by a “star” striking with a signature Hamstar book heading on a hood and off-black matte finish stripes on a civic newcomer vehicle’s sides that are suggestive of selected warm-up pants. The extraneous is dressed with black shimmer and discriminating aluminum foe wheels for additional opinion and a all black interior includes red/black foe cloth chair materials with black chenille stars merged to a behind side of a front headrests. Special Hamstar foe building mats and a rubberized Hamstar badge emanate an additional warn pattern element.

A loyal game-changer for a Kia brand, a Soul was a initial car launched underneath KMA’s ongoing design-led mutation and kicked off a many assertive new car launch cycle in a automotive industry, that continues by 2011. The 2010 Soul has warranted a prize box full of prestigious awards and accolades given a launch, including earning a 2009 and 2010 “Top Safety Pick” from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), being a target of a “Best Family Cars for 2010” nomination by and Parents Magazine, famous as “Best Hatchback of 2010” by, achieving 2009 “Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” standing from Kelley Blue Book’s, being named to a 2010 Ward’s AutoWorld “Interior of a Year” list, and being named one of a “Most Exciting Cars of 2010” by

Forte Koup Type R Concept

Inspired by a fad and foe Kia gifted in a initial deteriorate of racing in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, and with an eye on destiny prolongation car applications, a Kia Forte Koup Type R Concept quietly showcases a opening possibilities Kia’s initial two-door coupe provides. Developed by Kinetic Motorsports, who built and campaigns Kia’s Forte Koup foe cars, a Type R comforts dramatically extended extraneous panels that elaborate a existent physique lines, including a front fenders, rocker panels and behind perform panels. The Forte Koup Type R rolls on BBS RG 18-inch fake aluminum amalgamate wheels and racing-inspired tires and cessation components. Inside, a Forte Koup Type R’s mutated interior offers ergonomic improvements for a driver, while tradition seat/door treatments and reserve restraints simulate a sporty nature. A brief chuck change pack with Kinetic rigging change doorknob and CO inlay complements a dampened combination fiber front purchase to raise a pushing experience.

Kia Forte Hybrid Concept

Proving that a compress hybrid sedan can be anything though boring, a Kia Forte Hybrid Concept demonstrates styling options for those looking for an choice to a paltry hybrid ride. Created by Kinetic Motorsports, a Hybrid Concept combines a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine fueled by liquefied petroleum gas (propane) and lithium polymer battery with accentuated pattern characteristics, including physique row enhancements and a lowered stance, to emanate a one-of-a-kind celebrity for a environmentally-friendly sedan. The Kia Forte Hybrid Concept is accentuated by expel aluminum amalgamate wheels and low-rolling insurgency tires for softened fuel economy and reduced highway noise. On a inside, interior row treatments underline tradition enhancements, while a 1200 watt Infinity2 audio complement will perform passengers.

“The Duel” Custom Kia Sportages by Antenna Magazine

Proving a 2011 Kia Sportage compress CUV can be both all business and all pleasure, KMA has again teamed with conform and lifestyle magazine, Antenna, showcasing dual tradition Sportage concepts, combined by Antenna, in “The Duel.” One of a customized Sportages is directed during a recreational fan and a other toward a on-the-go veteran with cold gadgets, technologies, comforts and materials to entirely interest to all sides of a bland male.

The matte red “Play” Sportage judgment presents a fun, active side of a bland masculine with a car ideally designed to pursue his personal interests. With new 20-inch MRR HR4 wheels, a tradition Yakima roof shelve given with a red and black Cannondale QuikFX Bike with singular bike pedals and seat, drivers are means to stay active even during a moment’s notice. An iPod Touch was molded into a core console for easy entrance to today’s latest news and music, while a load area was remade into a tailgater’s dream with a custom-painted locker, motorized immaculate steel barbeque griddle and 22-inch LCD television.

For a tech-savvy veteran on-the-go, a lead blue “Work” Sportage judgment is a ideal car for business. With a full closet and sauce hire propitious easily within Sportage’s atmospheric load area, a veteran masculine has a choice of adult to dual suits, 5 shirts and 5 belts for any work situation4 .

Design-Led Transformation and Product Line

Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brand’s continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and new record such as a soon-to-come UVO powered by Microsoft5 in-car hands-free party system. The launches of a 2011 Sorento CUV, a initial car to be assembled* during Kia’s initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, a energetic 2011 Sportage compress CUV, worldly 2011 Optima midsize sedan and versatile Forte 5-door hatchback serve raise a lineup.

Kia’s indication year 2011 car line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) 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 725 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best perform of sales ever in 2010. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

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1 Special Edition Soul vehicles will have singular accessibility while reserve last. Vehicles will not be accessible in all regions. See dealers for details
2 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
3 iPod Touch is a purebred heading of Apple, Inc.
4 The specifically designed Sportages customized by Antenna are not accessible as decorated during any Kia dealers. Use counsel when customizing any vehicles since reserve risks might be combined and a car guaranty might be voided.
5 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
* Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.
** All other heading and product or use names are a skill of their particular owners.

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