Posts by this Author: Angel Lewis

2016 Kia Forte5

Kia’s Hot Hatch Combines European-Influenced Styling and Performance with Five-door Convenience and Practicality

  •  Improved packaging and a broad array of technology enhances the value of the Forte5
  • Sporty SX model features 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower
2016 Forte5

IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2015 – Carrying over into 2016, the Forte5’s stunning European-inspired hatchback design continues to deliver a wealth of technology, safety and performance features in the five-door version of its award-winning sedan sibling.

Previously available in two trim levels, the 2016 Forte5 is now offered in three trims – LX, EX and SX – with two different engine choices…

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World-Class Craftsmanship Makes Sedona a Champion Among Competitors in Minivan Challenge 

  • Kia’s multi-purpose hauler recognized for superior ride and quiet cabin
  • Innovative features elevate Sedona to stand out in its class

2015 Sedona SX Limited

IRVINE, Calif., September 21, 2015 – The all-new 2015 Kia Sedona was recently named by as the winner in its Ultimate Minivan Challenge, a multi-day comparison test that brought together experts from and PBS’ MotorWeek to conduct a detailed analysis on a competitive set of fully-loaded minivans. The results combined professional assessments with real-world opinions from car shoppers currently in the market for a new…

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Mark Wilkins Starts the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima Turbo From Pole Position and Leads Flag-to-Flag in Round 13 on Saturday

  •  With dramatic drag race to the checkered flag, Kia Racing teammate Ben Clucas scores podium finish behind the wheel of the No. 36 Optima turbo in round 14 on Sunday
  • Jason Wolfe, pilot of the No. 36 Richard Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup, sweeps the Touring Car A (TCA) weekend with three wins for the Kinetic Motorsports privateer program

IRVINE, Calif., August 24, 2015 –Kia Racing scored a hard-fought victory and notched another…

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Kia Motors Renews Its Support Of Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Kia Motors Renews Its Support Of Pacific Marine Mammal Center And Donates An Electric Vehicle To Increase Fundraising At September Gala

Brand New Kia Soul EV Will Go To The Highest Bidder in the Live Auction

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) today announced Kia Motors America (KMA) has renewed its sponsorship of the non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare and ocean education, and also will be donating a new Kia Soul EV. In the third year of the partnership, KMA supports the Center's efforts and environmental messaging in a multitude of ways…

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Award-Winning Multi-Purpose Vehicle Continues to Offer Maximum Flexibility Combined with Host of Premium Amenities and Advanced Safety Features

  • 2016 Sedona transcends conventional minivan design and supports elevated Kia ownership experience
  • With a long list of standard safety and convenience features, the refined multi-purpose vehicle makes a great road trip companion

IRVINE, Calif., June 11, 2015 – Entering its second model year with limited changes, the 2016 Kia Sedona has something for everyone, continuing to offer a fresh take on the minivan segment and raising the bar in terms of design, amenities and value.  The 2016 Sedona offers seven- and eight-passenger seating…

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Award-winning Forte Sedan Offers Sleek European Styling and Cutting-edge Technology

  • New packaging enhances Forte’s value in highly competitive compact sedan segment
  • Forte sedan comes in two trim levels with two engine options

IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2015 – The award-winning Forte is a carryover for 2016 with updated packaging and enhancements that further sets it apart in a very competitive compact sedan segment.

Available in LX and EX variants, both trims offer customers a long list of standard and optional features.  The LX model comes standard with steering wheel-mounted audio controls1, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio2, and Bluetooth® wireless technology…

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Defending Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) B-Spec National Champion, Kyle Keenan, Scores Back-to-Back Wins in his No. 44 Kia Rio

  • Kyle Keenan's Kia Rio bested two Mazda2s at the SCCA Western Conference Majors Tour at Portland International Raceway (PIR)
  • Kia continues to prove its durability and reliability on the race track after every Kia model…
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2016 Kia Optima will roll out with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

CNET 2016 Kia Optima Preview

"NEW YORK -- Hot on the heels of the Kia Sportspace concept that we saw in Geneva, the 2016 Kia Optima that debuted at the New York auto show today.... The Optima will be available in five trim levels when it reaches dealerships in late 2015.

Smartphone toting drivers will be happy to learn that the 2016 Optima is will be the first Kia vehicle to feature 
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration... Plug an Android Lollipop or iOS 8 device into the fast-charge USB port and the UVO interface is replaced with a car-specific version…
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Defending Champion Kia Racing Aims To Repeat Success


IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Racing is no stranger to the winner's podium at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, having scored a pair of victories last season with then teammates Mark Wilkins and Nic Jönsson.  That weekend's triumph paved the way for Kia to win the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Class Manufacturer Championship.  This year, the team returns to America's National Park of Speed looking for a repeat of last season's success but also looking to make up ground in the title chase. Defending champion Kia sits…

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Kia Soul, not only stylish but safe

Review: 2015 Kia Soul helps to preserve souls, and sanity
BY CHRISTIAN WARDLAW / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:20 AM

"You never know what lies around the next curve, and that's why buying a safe car matters. 

A fellow dad that I've gotten to know through our kids' school understands the importance of choosing a vehicle with excellent crash ­test ratings better than many people. He's a police…
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