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The Boston Globe Names a Kia Optima One of a Top Drives for 2012


Stylish Mid-size Sedan Hailed As “First-Class”

  • Award-winning Optima famous for atmospheric interior and fun-to-drive performance

  • Optima was recently combined to a prolongation line during Kia Motors’ prolongation trickery in West Point, Georgia
  • IRVINE, Calif, Dec 23, 2011 – The critically acclaimed, U.S.-built, Kia Optima combined another fame to a prize box this week when it was named to The Boston Globe’s annual Top Ten Drives List for 2012, violence out some-more than 100 cars and trucks. Optima’s world-class pattern and record comforts tender editors who dubbed a Optima a “first-class, five-passenger, mid-sized sedan” with a “surprisingly atmospheric interior,” and appreciated a accessible exhilarated steering circle during a cold New England winter months.

    “With a absolute multiple of world-class design, modernized technology, turbocharged opening and superb value, a Optima has been branch heads given nearing in showrooms in Jan and direct has outpaced supply all year,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling and communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Kia is a fastest flourishing automobile association in a U.S.1 and earning a mark on The Boston Globe’s Top Ten Drives List adds to a rare movement streamer into 2012.”

    The Boston Globe 2012 Top Ten Drives List spans a far-reaching operation of vehicles and prices in all segments, though they all underline pivotal core traits such as glorious performance, peculiarity construction, excellent sum and plain value.

    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.-built2 car offers drivers cutting-edge technologies, including a customary eight-speaker Infinity®3 audio system, HD Radio™4, and Kia’s UVO powered by Microsoft®5 voice-activated infotainment and communications complement with a starting MSRP of $19,5006.

    Design-Led Transformation and Product Line
    Kia Motors has undergone 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 code expansion by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and new technology. Kia’s joining to a U.S. marketplace is represented by a U.S.-based prolongation comforts in West Point, Georgia KMMG that is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and retailer jobs and combined a critically-acclaimed Optima midsize sedan7 to a prolongation line in September. Kia’s indication year 2012 car line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, 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 (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 745 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing 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 technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full car lineup is accessible during a website For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 Based on comparison of 12-month sell sales from Sep 2007 to Sep 2011 of all U.S. automotive brands and 5-year normal sales growth.
    2 Assembled in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts. Optima Hybrid will not be built in a USA
    3 Infinity® is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
    4 HD Radio™ and a HD, HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are exclusive trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation
    5 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
    6 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.
    7 Optima Hybrid will not be built during KMMG.

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