Sure, just about any car with a roof can protect you from the outside weather. But few can make you forget about it quite like a Kia. With so many available comfort features like dual and tri-zone climate controls, heated steering wheels, heated and cooled seats, heated mirrors and more, you’ll start looking at Canadian winters very differently.
The Green Light Project acts on one of Kia’s flagship global social contribution initiatives: to pursue the growth of individuals and empower the self-sufficiency of the community. This project has been a massive success in many underprivileged regions like Tanzania, where Kia has provided over 2000 students with better access to education and health care by constructing facilities and providing safe and reliable transportation to them. Every year, Kia looks to grow these kind of initiatives and invite more of their employees to participate on a wider scale.
On July 28th, 2016 Kia sold its 750,000th vehicle in Canada. It was a Sportage in Owen Sound, in case you were wondering.
Concept cars and prototypes are traditionally crafted out of clay before being produced. Everything from body panels and light fixtures to full interior dashboards. In the last ten years alone, Kia has won over 60 design awards that can be traced back to this process.
Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer, was named Automobile Magazine’s “2012 Automotive Man of the Year” as well as one of Top Gear Magazine’s “Men of the Year”.
The name “Kia” is derived from the Chinese characters Ki, meaning to “arise or come up out of” and A, referring to Asia. When put together, you can see that Kia means to “arise or come up out of Asia”. Although Kia has risen from Asia, specifically Korea, you can find a network of distributors and dealers covering 172 countries around the world.
In 2016, Kia ranked highest on J.D. Power’s initial quality study amongst all manufacturers. This marked the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand has achieved this ranking. In addition, J.D. Power named the 2016 Sportage the highest ranked Small SUV in initial quality in the U.S. and the 2016 Soul the highest ranked compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in initial Quality in the U.S., two years in a row.
You can find Kia a network of vehicle distributors and dealers covering 172 countries around the world.
Kia has developed and implemented Adaptive Front Lighting Systems throughout the vehicle lineup that use High-Intensity Discharge (HID) or LED headlights to project a beam that responds to vehicle steering angle and road pitch for better vision. It’s just one of the ways your drives are made safer.
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In June of 2013, Kia entered Interbrand’s list of 50 Best Global Green Brands, where it’s remained ever since.
With chassis made of advanced high strength steel and advanced safety systems like available autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning, Kia has always kept safety at the forefront of vehicle designs. This focus has led to numerous 5-Star Safety Ratings and Top Safety Picks over the years.
Whether you’re looking for a family car, crossover or green car, you’ll find that Kia has won multiple Car of the Year awards in these categories and many others – over 130 times.
The Kia Sportage and Sorento use proximity technology to let you access the trunk. All you need to do is stand behind the liftgate with the smart key in your pocket or purse and in mere seconds the available Smart power liftgate will effortlessly open on its own.
Green technology is top priority when it comes to Kia vehicles and the manufacturing of them. In fact, it’s the focus of their first Latin American plant recently opened in Mexico. With the help of 100% LED lighting, advanced air purification systems and next-gen technologies that minimize waste and increase the use of friendly materials, it’s one of the most environmentally friendly plants in the world.
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