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KIA AMERICA AND KIA GEORGIA CONTRIBUTE $100,000 TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GEORGIA IN SUPPORT OF TORNADO RELIEF INITIATIVES

Kia America and Kia Georgia announced a joint $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross of Georgia to help those affected by recent tornadoes across Georgia, which destroyed or caused major damage to more than 500 homes in the state and affected at least a dozen team members from Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia. The donation will support the non-profit as it works to facilitate temporary shelter and support for tornado victims. In addition to the monetary donation, Kia will also collect supplies for tornado victims and disaster relief workers.
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FIVE KIA MODELS NAMED TO CARS.COM 2023 BEST VALUE NEW CARS REPORT

Five select Kia models have been named to Cars.com’s 2023 Best Value New Cars report, further cementing the brand’s leadership position in offering award-winning vehicles at an incredible value. The 2023 Rio S (with technology package), 2023 Forte LXS (with technology package), 2023 Seltos S, 2023 Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX, and 2023 Sportage Plug-In Hybrid X-Line made the report, which Cars.com says helps car shoppers who are considering their next vehicle purchase. In addition, the 2023 Rio S (with technology package) was named the winner of the New Car segment.
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THREE KIA MODELS WIN A 2023 BEST CARS FOR THE MONEY AWARD FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

A trio of Kia models have been recognized as winners in the annual 2023 Best Cars for the Money awards from U.S. News & World Report. Taking top honors this year are the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid (Best Hybrid SUV for the Money), Kia K5 (Best Midsize Car for the Money), and Kia Rio (Best Subcompact Car for the Money). Covering 12 automotive categories, the awards highlight cars and SUVs that represent the best combination of long-term value and excellent ownership experience.
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WIN-WIN: KIA EV6 AND KIA TELLURIDE NAMED TO 2023 CAR AND DRIVER 10BEST TRUCKS AND SUVS

Today, the all-electric 2023 Kia EV6 performance crossover and the rugged and refined 2023 Kia Telluride SUV were recognized as 2023 Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs. This award for the Telluride marks its fourth time on the list in four years, distinguishing Telluride as one of few vehicles to be named a 10Best Award winner for each year it has been on sale. The 2023 honor for the EV6 is the first win for a Kia electric vehicle on the highly selective 10Best Awards list.
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Kia extends Australian Open partnership to 2028

Kia Corporation has extended its support of the Australian Open to 2028, continuing the brand’s highly successful partnership with the prestigious tennis Grand Slam event that first began in 2002. At the Australian Open 2023 (“AO23”), Kia will highlight its vision for and commitment to sustainable mobility, while inspiring tennis fans through its ‘Movement inspires ideas’ brand purpose.
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Hyundai-Kia Reveals Details of ZER01NE Creative Platform Promoting Pioneering Startups at CES 2023

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have released details of the ZER01NE Creative Talent Platform, with which they will showcase innovative startups at CES 2023. The ZER01NE Platform highlights Hyundai Motor Group’s strategy of building relationships with and nurturing an ecosystem for creators and startups. The ZER01NE Pavilion will be located at Venetian Exo 1st floor Eureka Park.
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KIA AMERICA COMPLETES BEST RETAIL SALES YEAR IN COMPANY HISTORY

Kia America, which celebrated its 30th year in business in October 2022, announced best-ever December sales of 60,422 units, an increase of 11.2-percent over the previous December record set in 2016 and up 25-percent year-over-year. With the close of 2022 sales, Kia also marked its best-ever fourth quarter performance, which pushed the brand’s annual retail sales volume to 654,554, an increase of 1.7-percent compared to previous retail record in 2021
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KIA AMERICA BRINGS THE MAGIC OF THE NORTH POLE TO PATIENTS AT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Kia America is continuing to “Accelerate The Good” this holiday season by expanding its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in an effort to bring the joy and magic of the holiday season directly to St. Jude patients and families. Created by David&Goliath (D&G), Kia’s creative agency of record, the “Season of Giving Back” campaign gives children at St. Jude and their parents the gift of a virtual trip to the North Pole without ever having to leave the comfort and safety of the St. Jude campus. For the first time in the hospital’s history, the TV spot was filmed on-site at St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to airing on television, the video will be available on the St. Jude in-house television network.
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KIA AMERICA POSTS BEST-EVER NOVEMBER SALES

Kia America announced best-ever November sales of 56,703 units, an 8-percent increase over the previous November sales record set in 2016, and a 25.1-percent improvement year-over-year. For the second consecutive month, sales were led by the Sportage family of SUVs, which were up 144-percent over the same period a year ago. Sales of Kia’s electrified models – which have posted double or triple-digit gains in the past five months – also contributed to the record-breaking performance with a 133-percent year-over-year increase.
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KIA AMERICA HERALDS START OF 2023 CELEBRATION WITH NATIONWIDE TOUR OF ICONIC TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR’S EVE NUMERALS

Kia America kicked off an early start to celebrating the arrival of 2023 with a nationwide tour of the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals that will illuminate New York City’s Times Square on December 31, when the Ball Drops and the New Year begins. Yesterday, the 2023 Numerals departed the Kia Forum in Los Angeles and began a coast-to-coast road trip designed to bring the excitement and anticipation of the New Year to people across the country. The Numerals are being towed by a 2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro, and along the 2,795 mile journey, the 2023 Numerals will stop in exciting locations in conjunction with special holiday events to help share the anticipation.
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KIA AMERICA DROPS LATEST DIGITAL COLLECTIBLE AS PART OF “LEGENDS OF THE DRIVEWAY” CAMPAIGN FOR THE NEW TELLURIDE

Kia America is continuing its foray into web3, which incorporates concepts such as decentralization, blockchain technologies, and token-based economics, with its “Legends of the Driveway” NFT collection in light of “Giving Tuesday” on November 29.  The project is designed to help drive fundraising for MobilizeGreen, a national nonprofit that has engaged more than 2,500 young people of color in paid “green” and STEM-focused career-pathway internships in collaboration with government agency partners since 2014.
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KIA AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD OCTOBER SALES

Kia America announced record October sales of 58,276 units, a 3.9-percent increase over the previous October sales record set in 2020, and an 11.9-percent improvement year-over-year. Led by the Sportage family of SUVs, including the Sportage HEV and PHEV models, which were up 118-percent over the same period a year ago, October sales were also boosted by a 101-percent year-over-year increase for Kia’s electrified models. In addition, four Kia models posted double-digit sales increases, including: Seltos SUV (37-percent), Forte (19-percent), Sorento (18-percent), and Niro (16-percent ).
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KIA AMERICA ANNOUNCES BEST-EVER THIRD QUARTER SALES

Kia America announced best-ever September sales of 56,270 units, leading to the highest third quarter performance in company history. These record-breaking performances are fresh on the heels of record August sales achieved by the brand. September highlights include a strong performance from Kia’s stable of capable SUVs with year-over-year sales increases for Sportage (+88%); Sorento (+79%) and Seltos (+37%).
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KIA AMERICA POSTS BEST-EVER AUGUST SALES

Kia America announced best-ever August sales of 66,089 units, marking a 22-percent increase year-over-year. Kia’s SUVs continue to shine with the Sportage as Kia’s top-selling model for the fifth consecutive month with 12,986 units sold, representing a 59-percent increase year-over-year. Sales of the Sorento SUV increased by 114-percent year-over-year; and sales of the current generation Telluride continued strong increasing 18-percent year-over-year and just months before the highly anticipated 2023 version arrives in dealers. In addition, August sales of Kia’s all-electric and hybrid models increased an astonishing 151-percent year-over-year.
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KIA AMERICA ANNOUNCES JULY SALES

Led by the all-new Sportage SUV, Kia America today announced overall July sales of 62,449 units. Available in gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, the Sportage SUV posted record July sales of 11,985 units and continued its four-month run of selling more than 10,000 units per month. Sales of the Sorento SUV, which is also available in gas, HEV and PHEV configurations, increased 65-percent year-over-year. Overall, sales of Kia’s electric and hybrid models increased 86-percent year-over-year.
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BEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES FOR ALL-NEW KIA SPORTAGE IN JUNE

Kia America today announced June sales of 65,142 units, an increase of 12-percent month-over-month. The all-new Sportage SUV posted all-time record monthly sales total of 14,153 units. June also marked the third consecutive month that sales of the Sportage SUV exceeded 10,000 units contributing to record high SUV ratio of overall sales of 71-percent. In addition, Kia captured its largest share of market ever beating the previous high achieved in July 2021.
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