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Kia K5 Wins a CarBuzz Award for 2020

The Kia K5 is the sports car from Kia Motors we’ve been waiting for. In all actuality, the Kia K5 has been around for years. Remember the Kia Optima? Same car, different name, and a whole different look. We’re not sure why Kia Motors America (KMA) changed the name to what the vehicle is known as in its South Korean market, but with all the crazy wicked stunts the Kia K5 has been doing since the name change. The next generation of the Optima, the K5 has been redesigned to look like the sports car it was always meant to be, almost on par with the Kia Stinger, a luxury sports car affordable by all. Heck, the Kia K5 is just as affordable, with a starting MSRP of $23,490 (plus destination fee). The Kia K5 also just landed a place in the winner’s circle during the CarBuzz 2020 People’s Car Awards.

Who Is CarBuzz?

Although a well-known name in the industry, anyone just entering the auto market may not have heard of CarBuzz. Like the many publications and organizations out there reviewing vehicles all year long, CarBuzz informs consumers by providing them with industry news and reviews, all for free of course, to help consumers make an informed car buying decision. It can be a little overwhelming, and having all this information ready on a mobile device takes away some of the stress. Now the brand’s most powerful mid-size sedan ever with turbocharged engines, available all-wheel drive, and a technology-packed premium interior, it’s no wonder so many are heralding the new Kia K5.

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Vincentric Awards Kia Rio with Best CPO Value in America Award

In a year where just about everything has been undependable, it’s nice to know that consumers can still get where they need to go. Automobiles have really changed the world, in many ways, and in one way that many may not think about – shopping. When shopping for a car for purchase or lease, consumers are in a whole different scenario. This isn’t just a computer to do business on, or a product that you can return if it turns out you didn’t need it. It’s an important investment, and when investing thousands of dollars into something, people usually want to make sure they’re going to walk away for the better. When it comes to automobiles, a little assurance of its long-standing quality is always nice, and Vincentric did just that with its “Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America” award, going to the Kia Rio.

“The Kia Rio had a best-in-class performance in the 2021 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America Awards, helped by its low maintenance and repair costs…The Rio proved its strong CPO value by outperforming its competitors in the Subcompact segment, making it a smart choice for consumers.” – David Wurster, President of Vincentric

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Kia Releases Adventurous Editions for 2021 Kia Sorento

The new 2021 Kia Sorento has a lot to love in the next generation for this SUV. With Kia Motors highlighting the Sorento and the many new additions, there is one newcomer we haven’t seen much of. We’re talking about X-Line trims. Way back in 2019, once the new Kia Soul debuted, Kia Motors launched an ad highlighting the GT-Line, X-Line, and the EX Designer Collection. Each breed will add an assortment of features to its respective model, but some are more obvious than others. A Kia GT trim gets a high-power GT engine, whereas the EX Designer Collection adds all kinds of premium and luxury creature comforts to bring the mid-trim level EX up a notch. The X-Line has been a bit of a sleeper, adding off-road equipment like fog lights, a rounded grille, unique wheels, and a roof rail for a more rugged look. Here’s hoping the new Kia Sorento X-Line has more to offer.

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Hyundai and Kia Motors Work with NVIDIA on New AI System

Kia Motors and the Hyundai Motor Group as a whole have been working on developing and integrating the next big thing in terms of automotive technology. Alternative fuel systems have more than a decade to stand on, and self-driving cars are still in the testing rounds. Before we see mass-produced vehicles that drive themselves, perhaps putting smart devices in vehicles is the first step to take. Many vehicles have made use of Amazon’s Alexa smart device to help consumers stay connected to their vehicles, and for the past few years, Kia Motors has hinted at equipping vehicles with artificial intelligence. Now, the newest partnership between the Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA, all future Hyundai and Kia models will come equipped with a “connected car” infotainment system and AI platform.

“NVIDIA brought consumer electronic functionality and a graphics-rich user interface to infotainment systems more than a decade ago…Now, we are once again transforming these systems through the power of AI, helping Hyundai Motor Group increase safety and value, along with enhancing customer satisfaction, throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.” – Ali Kani, Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles at NVIDIA

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Kia Motors Donates Niro EV to MIT

Earlier this year (2020), Kia Motors launched a new business strategy called “Plan S”. This Plan S was supposed to help provide the outline of how Kia Motors will go on to become the next all-electric automaker. Announced in 2019, the automaker already has some EV concepts in the making, and recently revealed some new plans to help make electric vehicles more popular. Today, consumers are still holding on to their gasoline engine vehicles, wary about needing to find charging stations, but several automakers are working to make them more widespread on a global level. Kia Motors is also pushing the envelope with the recent donation by Kia Motors America of a 2020 Niro EV to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in an effort to raise awareness and increase adoption of alternative fuel and electric vehicles.

“Donating a Niro EV to MIT, one of the most revered institutions of higher learning in the country will raise the profile of alternative-use vehicles and draw attention to the important role these vehicles will play in the future of mobility…Kia is committed to a sustainable future and has invested $12 billion to develop autonomous and green technologies.” – Russell Wager, director, marketing operations, Kia Motors America

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Kia and Hyundai Join IONITY to Expand EV Charging Network

While Kia Motors has been showing off the new generation of the Kia Sorento for the 2021 model year and the insane performance skills of the 2021 Kia K5, previously known as the Kia Optima, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. Quick note – the Kia K5 is also entering a new generation of the model, hence the name change – actually, it’s the name the K5 was always known by in its country of origin, South Korea. Alright, so while the automaker has been placing the spotlight on its new models, Kia Motors and the Hyundai Motor Group (and subsidiaries), collectively known as The Group, have been working together for new technology endeavors, such as opening a new development hub for mobility tech, and cooperating with outside sources, such as joining forces with New Horizons Studio. Now, a new joint venture will help build and operate a network of high-powered EV charging stations across Europe to expand not only EV sales and popularity, but also reduce drivers’ worry about needing to find a charging station, a major drawback for first-time EV drivers. The Group and IONITY are working together to create a network that uses 100-percent renewable energy.

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Kia Motors Boasts New Safety Features on 2021 Kia Sorento

Kia Motors is always finding ways to talk up its new vehicles – that much is clear with the new Kia K5 sports car. With stunt after stunt, Kia has shown off the performance of the K5 with multiple ad sports as a part of its news marketing campaign, and tagline, “Give It Everything”. We all love a good sports car, but there is another vehicle that Kia is starting to boast about. Just like the K5, another vehicle is entering the next generation of its lifetime – the Kia Sorento, returning brand new for 2021. There are so many highlights about the new Sorento, and the powertrain options for the Sorento that Kia detailed are just the beginning. The Sorento also comes with a suite of safety features to back up all that power.

It’s been around for a few years now, and Kia has been slowly adding it into the next model year of every vehicle in the lineup. Known as the Kia Drive Wise Package, consumers get a lot when they opt-in for or get this package standard with their vehicle. The Drive Wise Package adds Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Lane Change Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Kia’s Driver Attention Alert (DAA), High Beam Assist, Electronic Parking Brake, and Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers. It’s a great collection of low-level to high-level technology to improve the safety as well as the performance of a vehicle.

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Hyundai Motor Group Holds Fifth Mobility Innovators Forum

2020 has been quite the year for the economy. Many industries have taken quite the hit, but some are starting to bounce back. One industry, the automotive industry, is looking for new ways to bring the economy back but also their sales. One of those ways is to partner up with technology groups and startups to share ideas and resources so that they can meet shared goals. One of those goals is a world of personal mobility – many automakers are looking towards an ecosystem of mobility, like the concepts envisioned during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (2020 CES), Kia Motors and Hyundai had a very creative vision for the future of mobility. At the end of October 2020, Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) will be hosting the fifth Mobility Innovators Forum (MIF) to discuss the human-centered mobility reality.

The fifth MIF will be virtually hosted by Hyundai CRADLE Silicon Valley from October 29 to 30, and will be expanding last year’s discussion on taking the steps needed to make personal mobility the next age of the auto industry. It seems like every few years, the automotive industry is looking for something different or new to move not only the industry but the consumer forward – alternative fuel types, self-driving vehicles, augmented reality, virtual assistants, and eventually aircraft hailing and purpose-built-vehicle types – it’s becoming a crazy and interesting world. This year, speakers will be hosting in-depth discussions on the benefits and challenges of creating an impactful yet successful business that makes use of all of these technologies.

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Kia K5 Has Another Stunt Showing Off Performance

Kia Motors may be talking up the next-generation new 2021 Kia Sorento recently, but don’t be fooled. The spotlight is still on the Kia K5, previously known as the Kia Optima, entering a new generation in 2021. With a starting MSRP of $24,455 (plus destination fee) for the base LX model, the 2021 Kia K5 is being set up as the new sports car by the Korean automaker. It’s a little, what’s the word – it stings a bit. The Kia Stinger received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 model year, the first sports car to come from Kia Motors during the design shift, and the Kia Stinger won many awards. It will still hold a special place in our hearts, but all eyes are on the Kia K5, and every couple of weeks, Kia has the K5 performing another daring stunt.

The latest stunt to come from the Kia sports car is part of a multi-layered creative marketing campaign put together to put the Kia K5 front and center whenever possible. Over the summer, the Kia K5 performed the Triple Threat Event on live television, directed by Darrin Prescott, action unit director on some of Hollywood’s most action-packed films including Baby Driver, Ford Vs. Ferrari, Drive, John Wick, Black Panther, and The Bourne Ultimatum. Hosted by professional driver Collete Davis and actor Jeremy Ray Valdez, stunt drivers Sean Graham and father-daughter stunt driving duo Jalil Jay and Brionna Lynch showed off the Kia K5 with a simultaneous jump off of two ramps and a sick u-turn.

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Kia Motors and HMG Open New Development Hub for Mobility Tech

Running a successful business takes a lot of knowledge, experience, and strategy. Knowing when to cut your losses and when to expand are two very important decisions that can make or break a company, especially in this economy. As we all try to move forward, every industry will find its struggles, but the auto industry has been like a train – full speed ahead! New concepts, technology, and new partnerships have been popping up everywhere. With many names in the auto industry working towards a mobility ecosystem where anyone anywhere can get access to public or private transportation, Kia Motors and the Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) celebrate the groundbreaking announcement of the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS), a center focused on the automotive group’s future mobility research and development.

“HMGICS is a major step forward for Hyundai Motor. The facility is the first of its kind in the world. It will pave the way for more Korean companies to invest here, partner with local suppliers and SMEs, and collaborate with our universities and research institutes…Singapore’s goal is to have all our vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040, in line with our Paris Agreement commitments. We hope this will open up new growth areas for our economy, and create exciting jobs for Singaporeans.” – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

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