2012 KIA SOUL NAMED A “TOP TAILGATING CAR FOR 2012” BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM
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IRVINE, Calif., Aug 23, 2012 – With football deteriorate about prepared to kickoff, a 2012 Kia Soul has combined another fame to a already swarming collection by being named to a “10 Best Tailgating Cars of 2012” list by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, a heading provider of new and used automobile information. Lauded for a load room, storage zones and top-of-the-line audio system, a Soul is an ideal automobile for shuttling friends, family and food to a track and back. Kia’s renouned civic newcomer automobile has been on utterly a run while football teams toiled by training camp, being named a shred personality in a new J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) and nabbing a tip mark on KBB.com’s “10 Best Back-to-School Cars in 2012” list.
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“Being named to a ‘Top Tailgating Cars’ list by KBB.com speaks to a Soul’s functionality and flexibility and a eye-catching styling, and flashing orator lights assistance tailgate organizers and their guest make an sense in track parking lots for a wide-variety of amicable activities,” pronounced Michael Sprague, executive clamp president, selling communications, Kia Motors America. “With a ample interior, vast load space, well-developed sound complement and IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ status, Soul drivers can feel protected and secure on their approach to and from a diversion this season.”
Editors from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com weigh scarcely all new vehicles on a highway any year, and they comparison a 10 offerings they felt best met a needs and wants of tailgaters to emanate this year’s list of a Best Tailgating Cars.
“Hamsters. Dancing Hamsters. The promotion summary couldn’t be clearer: a Kia Soul is here to stone a party,” pronounced Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial executive and executive marketplace researcher for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “With 19 cubic feet of load room and an discretionary 350-watt Infinity audio complement featuring orator surrounds that peep in sync with a music, we consider a Soul is one of a 10 Best Tailgating Cars accessible this year.”
For some-more information about KBB.com’s “Top 10 Tailgating Cars For 2012,” revisit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-tailgating-vehicles-2012/.
Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is 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 quality2 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking3. 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 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.4 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.
*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 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated
2 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study.
3 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis.
4 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Jul 2007 and Jul 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.