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Kia Motors Unveils Four New Rides At New York International Auto Show

  • Vehicles showcase several all-new powertrains, including Kia Motors first-ever turbocharged engine

    NEW YORK, Apr 1, 2010 Building on movement determined in 2009 with 3 new products, record U.S. marketplace share and a opening of Kia Motors initial automotive public plant on U.S. soil1, Kia Motors America (KMA) currently denounced 4 all-new vehicles during a press discussion during a New York International Auto Show: a 2011 Optima midsize sedan, Forte five-door compact, and a Sportage and Sorento SX compress CUVs. Following a successful launches of a Soul, Forte and Forte Koup, Kia Motors choice of New York introductions continue a brands design-led mutation and any mix new and constrained pattern traits with a latest record and preference comforts while delivering fit and fun-to-drive opening characteristics.

    Arriving in showrooms in early fall, a next-generation Optima advances Kia Motors design-led mutation with totally new and overwhelming pattern characteristics, highlighted by a energetic and streamlined form that conveys magnificence and jaunty certainty from each angle. The all-new Optimas 3 new powertrains including a brands first-ever turbo and hybrid (available subsequent year) in a U.S. broach class-leading2 energy and fuel economy while a sedans atmospheric cabin is given with a latest record comforts and oppulance amenities. Keeping in line with a stylish and unsentimental Forte compress sedan and first-for-Kia Forte Koup, a Forte five-door adds another appealing choice to a Forte family. The all-new Kia Sportage compress CUV pays loyalty to a pattern birthright in a sleeker and some-more robust package and also will occupy a turbo option, while a new SX package for a renouned 2011 Sorento CUV provides a some-more assertive coming trim for a initial automobile built during Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), a initial production plant on U.S. dirt for Kia Motors.

    We have been compelling a Kia code expansion over a past few years and corroborated it adult with thespian gains in peculiarity and value while adding world-class pattern each step of a way, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, marketing, KMA. Kias new launch cycle has now delivered 8 new products in reduction than dual years, this aggressiveness is zero brief of extraordinary and speaks to a flourishing energy of a code in a U.S. and globally.

    The all-new 2011 Optima projects a high-performance picture with a singular conformation and neat position that builds on Kia Motors truth of formulating high peculiarity and energetic vehicles that elicit passion. Longer, wider and reduce than before, Optimas coupe-like form is extended by a unconditional chrome arc that flows from a A by C pillars, a particular pattern pattern that visually lowers a automobile serve and enhances a proportions. Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX, a 2011 Optima offers a far-reaching array of preference and oppulance as good as considerable record comforts like UVO powered by Microsoft3, an modernized in-car communications and party complement with rear-view camera, AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio complement with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities and 3 months nominal service4, auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks for joining with with 3 all-new and fuel-efficient engines, a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine or a 2.4-liter hybrid (available late 2010).

    Forte five-door builds on a renouned Forte compress sedan and confidant Forte Koup by contracting another unsentimental nonetheless complicated iteration of a platform. Lower and resolutely set on a haunches, Forte five-door carries with it all a amenities of a Forte line and introduces a new front grille, amalgamate wheels, reduce valence design, core console, paddle shifters, push-button start and navigation in serve to a pretended fifth doorway for a graphic coming and conscious practicality. Forte five-door is accessible with dual fit engines 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter and a new six-speed primer or involuntary transmission.

    The all-new 2011 Kia Sportage compress CUV exudes civic travel participation with a ability for around-town utility. Longer, wider and reduce than a prior model, a all-new pattern successfully retains a pivotal comforts that done a second-generation Kia Sportage so renouned a autocratic pushing position, heightened clarity of confidence and absolute highway presence. The new Sportages athleticism is reinforced by a fashionable windscreen angle, that sweeps seamlessly into a low roofline. The full-sectioned physique is tangible by a spearing shoulder line via a length of a car, and together with a lowered body, offers a graphic clarity of pointing while a inexhaustible C post gives a clarity of reduction and balance. Available in two-wheel and all-wheel expostulate configurations, a new Sportage will offer a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder GDI turbo powerplant nearing shortly after launch. The all-new Sportage comforts gentle seating for 5 and all a latest in customary Kia technology, including MP3 capability, satellite radio, Bluetooth5 wireless technology, and UVO powered by Microsoft hands-free infotainment and accessible with HD Radio. The new, lighter unibody construction pays dividends in doing and fuel efficiency.

    The all-new Sorento has exceeded expectations given going on sale in early Jan and is apropos KMAs best-selling vehicle, and now a new SX trim adds an edgier opinion and comes customary with a horde of luxury, preference and record comforts throughout. Offering a some-more robust stance, Sorento SX dons singular front and back fascias to communicate additional management while combined chrome to a empty outlet, LED tail lamps and redesigned 18-inch amalgamate wheels with a hyper china paint finish boost a lush extraneous appeal. Driver and passengers will advantage from Dual Flow Damper (DFD) startle absorbers, leather-trimmed and exhilarated front seats, electrochromatic counterpart with Homelink6 and a voice-activated navigation complement with fill-in camera, customary Infinity7 audio approximate sound complement with 10 speakers, breathtaking sunroof, seating for 7 and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with best-in-class horsepower8.

    Competitive Warranty

    The 2011 Optima, Forte five-door, Sportage and Sorento are lonesome by Kias guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple guaranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a automobile coverage.

    Kia Motors America in 2010

    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 brands continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. With 3 new automobile introductions and several other pivotal initiatives designed for 2010, Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and with new record such as a UVO powered by Microsoft modernized hands-free in-car communication and party complement (to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. commencement in summer 2010). The launch of a all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, a central automobile of a NBA and a initial automobile to be fabricated during Kias initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, serve enhances a lineup, and is now in dealerships.

    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 670 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever. 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.

    Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are built in a U.S. with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

    2 Based on comparison of 2011 midsize sedan segment.

    3 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.

    4 SIRIUS, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and a subsidiaries. SIRIUS Radio requires a subscription, sole alone after 3-month hearing subscription enclosed with automobile purchase. Prices and programming are supposing by SIRIUS and are theme to change. Subscriptions governed by SIRIUS Terms Conditions accessible during SIRIUS Radio U.S. use accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years of age in a 48 constant United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).

    5 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.

    6 HomeLink is a purebred heading of Johnson Controls, Inc.

    7 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

    8 Based on accessible information.

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