Kia Optima Named Autobytel 2012 Sedan of a Year

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Kia’s midsize sedan heralded for design, technology, performance

  • 2012 Optima famous as “setting a bar” in a 4-door sedan category

  • Optima fame kicks off 2012 with a bang
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 – Following a year in that Kia Motors America (KMA) viewed some-more automobile awards and accolades than ever before, a brand’s stylish Optima mid-size sedan kicked a New Year off in high rigging by being named “2012 Sedan of a Year” by Autobytel. Recognized by a automotive investigate website’s editors as “setting a bar” in a sedan category, a Optima took tip honors opposite tough foe with a head-turning design, ample interior and superb fuel economy.

    “Since a introduction, a Optima has been attracting new business to a code with a right change of performance, complicated amenities and fuel economy that consumers are looking for,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling and communications, KMA. “The mid-size sedan shred is some-more rival than ever, and Autobytel’s approval of a Optima continues to keep Kia’s movement going into 2012.”

    Autobytel is an automotive investigate website providing consumers with a information they need to squeeze new and used cars. Over their 75 years of sum experience, Autobytel editors have driven hundreds of vehicles and have selected a 2012 Sedan of a Year formed on a Optima’s game-changing marketplace potential, advances in pattern and altogether opening and potency options.

    About a 2012 Optima
    The 2012 Kia Optima stands detached from a throng with a head-turning design, fun-to-drive performance, complicated amenities and prolonged list of customary reserve features. Kia’s second U.S.-built1 automobile offers drivers cutting-edge technologies, including a customary eight-speaker Infinity®2 audio system, HD Radio™3, and Kia’s UVO powered by Microsoft®4 voice-activated infotainment and communications complement with a starting MSRP of $19,5005.

    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 quality6 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking7. 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 sedan8. 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 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 Assembled in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts. Optima Hybrid will not be built in a USA.
    2 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
    3 HD Radio and a HD, HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are exclusive trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
    4 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
    5 Starting prices are manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP), MSRP excludes $750 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
    6 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study
    7 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis
    8 Optima Hybrid is not built during KMMG

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