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IRVINE, Calif., December 21, 2018 — Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce that a total of eight Kia models were included in the 2019 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Awards, making it one of the top three brands to rack up the most safety awards following tougher IIHS requirements for 2019. The all-new 2019 Forte, which just went on-sale this past summer, is one of the five models to earn a Top Safety Pick Plus award – the IIHS’s highest designation possible – when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Orth Hedrick, Director of Car Planning and Telematics for KMA said “We are honored to receive so many IIHS saftety awards across our lineup, especially considering these designations are much harder to achieve in 2019.”
Vehicles are now required to earn a “Good” rating in the passenger-side small overlap test versus an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating for the 2018 award. The test also requires a vehicle earn “Good” ratings in all other crashworthiness tests and a an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention, as well as a “Good” rating in headlight testing.
Kia IIHS Top Safety Pick modles are the 2019 Forte, 2019 Niro, 2019 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), 2019 Optima, and 2019 Sorento when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlight.
The 2019 Rio, 2019 Soul, and 2019 Cadenza were top safety pick models for the passenger-side test when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Andy Freels, President of Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. said that “Safety is a top priority for our vehicles.
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February is here and Kia has some incentive offers that you are sure to love. Kia Motors Finance has 0% financing for 75 months on Forte, Optima, Sportage, and Sorento. You can choose to defer your first payment for 90 days! If you are already a KIA Finance customer, you could qualify the owner loyalty upgrade.
Secondly, Kia has some outstanding rebate offers available. $3000 rebate on the 2018 Kia Sorento, $2000 rebate on the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Kia Forte, and $2500 rebate on the 2018 Kia Optima. Kia Motors Finance also has a tremendous offer for those of you who like to keep a new vehicle. The KMF Retail Balloon Program puts you in the driver’s seat for your entire ownership, giving you an upfront guaranteed trade value at loan term, and allowing you to trade every 36 months. To top this off, payments are normally less than a regular retail purchase. Ask one of our consultants for all of the details.
Now is the best time ever to purchase a new Kia and J.D. Power for the second year in a row named Kia has the #1 brand in the 2017 Initial Quality Survey.
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2018 Kia Cadenza Vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza
You can’t fake elegance. It’s a feeling, a sense of something composed and timeless happening in front of you.
Sophistication and elegance are tough qualities to nail. Getting it right requires narrowly placing a design on the microscopic border between under-designed and bland, or overdesigned and ostentatious. For years, very few manufacturers had the key to this combination. Luxury cars made by the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Bentley were renowned for their understated and composed designs.
Many badges and brand names compete to make a case for being elegant, but it’s the ones that don’t make a bunch of noise about their sophisticated design credentials which often make the best case for it. Such is the Kia Cadenza.
Redesigned with a bold and composed exterior for the 2017 model year, the Kia Cadenza is back offering luxury, performance and elegance that competes with luxury German brands without a similar price tag. Let’s look at what Kia has changed on their flagship executive sedan.
2018 Kia Cadenza New Features
Many of the luxury-performance features on the 2017 Kia Cadenza carry over. The biggest change is the addition of a panoramic sunroof and interior LED lighting as a standard feature on the V6 luxury package. Both features remain included on the Technology and Limited trim levels as standard.
Besides that, the 2018 model sees Perimeter Approach Lighting included as a standard feature on the Technology and Limited trim levels, and an available feature on Premium. This feature provides lighting underneath side mirrors that allows you to see the ground in front of your door as you approach.
19” alloy wheels, which were available on the 2017 Kia Cadenza Technology trim level, are now standard on Technology.
Need a refresh on the devilish specs that are carrying-over from the 2017 Cadenza? We’ve got you covered. The 2017 Kia Cadenza enjoys the thrill and performance of a powerful 3.3L V6 engine that outputs as cool 290 horsepower and 253 lb-ft. of torque.
Despite these confident performance numbers and a naturally-aspirated V6, the Cadenza gives drivers an impressive fuel economy. EPA-estimated economy sees the Cadenza earn 20 MPG city, 28 MPG highway and 23 MPG combined.
The engine is mated to a smooth and precise electronically-controlled, 8-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® and Smart Shift & Drive. Braking is accomplished by the Cadenza’s 4-wheel disc with anti-lock braking system (ABS) with 12.6-inch front rotors and 11.8-inch rear rotors.
We couldn’t be more excited about the latest Cadenza. The Cadenza shows that superior design can be accessible and doesn’t exclusively belong to any badge. While competitors are busy rehashing old aesthetics and adding overdesigned elements that will be dated in a few years, Kia has built the Cadenza with timeless elegance and performance to match.
For more information on the 2018 Kia Cadenza or schedule your test drive at Mark Martin Kia , contact us today!