Kia Leads All Brands with a 2018 TSP or TSP+ Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento, bringing to Kia the highest number of vehicles with either a 2018 Top Safety Pick (TSP) or Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating among all brands. Continue reading

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Kia Among First Group of Beta Partners to Use AR for Messenger Platform

Kia Motors America recently unveiled an augmented reality (AR) experience for Facebook Messenger at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. Continue reading

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Kia Stinger GT Name to Wards 10 Best Interiors

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT fastback sport sedan recently was named one of Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2018.  The list recognizes outstanding achievement in aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, material use, fit-and-finish and user-friendly technology.  Continue reading

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Start Your Compatible Kia and adjust the Climate Control from Inside Your Home or Office

 

Owners of certain Kias can now control a number of vehicle functions —such as start and stop the engine and heat or cool their cars, depending on model and model year—using simple voice commands from the comfort of their home. Called UVO Skill, the system also allows owners to lock doors, sound the horn and flash the lights, and start and stop charging their plug-in or electric vehicle whenever they choose. All that’s needed is a device with Amazon Alexa like Echo or Echo Dot and one of the following Kia vehicles with compatible UVO hardware: Niro PHEV, Soul EV, Optima PHEV and K900. UVO Skill set-up is easy via the Alexa companion app.

“We constantly strive to find new ways to make our vehicles more user-friendly,” says Orth Hedrick, vice president, planning & strategy, Kia Motors America. “The UVO Skill for Alexa makes it easier and more convenient for owners of compatible Kias to use their vehicles. The UVO Skill is one more enhanced feature that reflects Kia’s forward-thinking spirit.”

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