Kia Vehicles Honored with "Top Scoring Car Awards of 2012" from Total Car Score

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Industry-Wide Vehicle Assessment Website Honors a Soul Urban Passenger Vehicle in a Economy Segment While a Sorento CUV Places High Among Midsize Utilities

  • 2012 Kia Soul famous for a atmospheric seats, tech-savvy facilities and customization options

  • 2012 Kia Sorento lauded for charity a prolonged list of customary equipment, well-configured third-row chair and cavernous load space
  • IRVINE, Calif., May 23, 2012 – Total Car Score (, one of a many extensive automotive ranking and comparison websites, has named a 2012 Kia Soul as a “Top Scoring 2012 Economy Car,” and a 2012 Kia Sorento as one of a “Top Scoring 2012 Midsize SUVs and Crossovers.” The initial Total Car Score awards commend adult to dual models in any automotive category. The Soul civic newcomer vehicle, that viewed poignant enhancements for a 2012 indication year, warranted high regard for a palliate of entry, abounding headroom, customary Bluetooth®1 and USB connectivity and a accumulation of colors and interior fabrics offered. The Sorento Kia’s best-selling automobile in a U.S. in 2010 and 2011 outranked a peers with accessible third-row seating, a extensive array of customary equipment, accessible UVO powered by Microsoft®2 voice-activated infotainment complement and atmospheric load capacity.


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    “The recognition of a Soul and Sorento have contributed to Kia’s arise to turn a fastest flourishing automobile association in a U.S.3 over a final 5 years, and being named to Total Car Score’s ‘Top Scoring Cars for 2012’ list illustrates a strength of both of these offerings in their particular segments,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling and communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Both vehicles move a singular set of attributes from standout styling and extensive apparatus wrapping to upmarket amenities and are emblematic of a Kia brand’s success as a whole.”

    “Brands like Kia are lifting patron expectations opposite each automobile segment,” pronounced Karl Brauer, arch executive officer and editor-in-chief of Total Car Score. “The Soul and Sorento have warranted industry-wide honour for their peculiarity and value, as reflected in their high Total Car Scores.”

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    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 quality4 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking5. 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 dual of a company’s best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan.* 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, 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 and LPGA. 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

    About Total Car Score
    Total Car Score is an automotive investigate and comparison website that establishes a new industry-wide customary for ranking each car, truck, outpost and crossover on a market. evaluates and ranks cars according to an total measure formed on a many devoted automotive authorities available. The site also facilities strange content, reviews and insights from a maestro automotive broadcasting and information team. For some-more information, greatfully go to

    * The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
    1 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners. A concordant Bluetooth wireless record enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
    2 Microsoft is a purebred trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
    3 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Apr 2007 and Apr 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.
    4 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study
    5 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis

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