2012 Kia Awards… So Far

1 Jun

2012 Kia Optima SX

It’s been a gloriously busy year for Kia and it’s not even half over!  In the first 5 months of 2012 Kia took home ten prestigious awards, nine of which went to the Korean automaker’s products (the eleventh, a so-called “Effie”,  honored a Kia advertisement featuring NBA superstar Blake Griffin leaping over a Kia Optima).  A lot has been said over the past few years about the Kia brand’s skyrocketing quality.  And, as this list proves, the world is taking notice. So, as we proudly acknowledge the kudos thus far, we look forward to still more kudos during the second half of 2012!

May 2012:

– Kia Motors America wines Bronze “Effie” at the 2012 North American Effie Awards

– Kia Vehicles Honored with “Top Scoring Car Awards of 2012” from Total Car Score

– Total Car Score names 2012 Kia Forte to “Top Cars for College Grads” list

– 2012 Kia Sportage recognized by USAA as “Best Value” for second consecutive year

– Kia places more vehicles on NADAguides’ “Most Versatile 2012 New Cars Under 20K” list than any other automaker

April 2012

– 2012 Kia Rio named to “Best Cars for Teens” List by VroomGirls.com

February 2012

– 2012 Kia Sorento named to “10 Best Family Cars of 2012” list by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com

– Kia Rio and Optima named “Best Subcompact and Family Sedans” by Motorweek

– Kia Optima earns Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “2012 Best New Car Value” award

January 2012

– Kia Optima named Autobytel “2012 Sedan of the Year”

– To read more about each award visit:  http://www.kia.com/#/press/

To watch the Blake Griffin commercial visit:  http://butlerkia.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/nba%e2%80%99s-blake-griffin-leaps-over-a-kia-optima-for-successful-slam-dunk/