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2017 Kia Forte Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating From Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2017 Kia Forte built after March 2017 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and high intensity discharge (HID) headlights with Dynamic Bending Light. This top safety award came right on the heels of the Forte being named highest-rated compact car in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), which measures consumer satisfaction and the least number of issues in the first 90 days of ownership.1

“Kia Forte is one of our most popular and best-selling vehicles,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning KMA. “The new distinction of TSP+ rating from the highly-respected IIHS reconfirms the high priority we place on safety for our customers and why Forte remains a favorite in the compact sedan class.”

To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS testing parameters require each vehicle to earn “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints – as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in headlight testing.

Kia Motors America Posts Largest Six-month Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales Total In Company History

Kia Motors America’s combined Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales in April, May and June reached new heights with a best-ever quarterly total of 20,346 units, capping the best six-month CPO result in company history.

Autodata’s1 June CPO retail sales report confirms that when it comes to pre-owned vehicles, Kia continues to outpace the industry with an overall 7.8-percent increase year-over-year.

“Kia is enjoying a terrific year for Certified Pre-owned vehicle sales. Kia has gained market share and is outperforming some of its big-name competitors. As its off-lease vehicles return to the market, Kia is in a strong position to maintain its momentum,” said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for Cox Automotive’s Autotrader.

Administered by JM&A Group, Kia’s CPO program accepts only Kia vehicles that are five years or newer with fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer and every vehicle undergoes a meticulous 150-point Quality Assurance inspection by certified Kia technicians. CPO vehicles also come with a 10-year /100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty2 and 12-month /12,000 mile-Platinum Coverage3. Whether it’s the midsize Optima sedan, iconic Soul or the Sorento SUV that drivers dream of, customers get a great price matched with superb quality, bypassing the stress, risk and uncertainty that typically comes with buying a previously owned vehicle.

Wonder Woman-Inspired Kia Sportage Lassos New York

Kia Motors America (KMA) has teamed up with DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine to build a head-turning Kia Sportage inspired by Wonder Woman’s power, inspiration and sense of equality. Unveiled today in conjunction with the 2013 New York International Auto Show, this uniquely customized Sportage signals the continuation of a 10-month, eight vehicle partnership between Kia and DC Entertainment based on the iconic characters that make up the Justice League – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. An eighth and final vehicle will be an amalgamation of all seven Super Heroes in one. Influenced by the artistry of comic book visionary, Jim Lee, the Justice League-inspired Kia vehicles serve as a force for good in the world by raising awareness for DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign, a relief effort to bring help and hope to people affected by the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa (

Kia Motors America Introduces Refreshed 2014 Optima at New York International Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA), one of America’s fastest-growing car companies over the last five years , unveiled a significantly updated version of its best-selling Optima mid-size sedan today at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Just three years ago, Kia turned the automotive world on its head when the Peter Schreyer-penned Optima mid-size sedan was unveiled at the 2010 NYIAS. Since that time, Optima has become Kia’s sales leader, selling more than 150,000 units last year and gaining worldwide acclaim for its European-inspired design and fun-to-drive performance. The 2014 Optima, built in the U.S.* at Kia’s West Point, Ga., facility (KMMG), arrives with updated front and rear fascias, retaining the vehicle’s dynamic and sporty proportions. Available in LX, EX, SX and SX-Limited trims, the Optima’s new premium amenities and convenience options make Optima an impressive player in the competitive mid-size sedan segment. The 2014 Optima is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the third quarter of the year, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Kia Motors America Unveils All-new Forte 5-door At 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) ignited the 2013 Chicago Auto Show when the all-new, ultra-hot Forte 5-door rolled on-stage today. The all-new Forte 5-door SX’s eye-catching European-inspired hatchback design is complimented by an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected (GDI) turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making the all-new Forte 5-door SX the most powerful Forte from KMA to date. The Forte 5-door is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2013, and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Kia Motors America Announces North American Debut Of The 2014 Cadenza At North American International Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the all-new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan, the most technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America. The long-anticipated announcement today at Cobo Hall during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) confirmed Kia’s intentions to enter into the premium-sedan segment. The Cadenza expands KMA’s lineup of inspiring and award-winning vehicles while moving the brand up-market with an impressive list of premium standard and optional equipment, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS). The Cadenza is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

The 2011 Kia Optima lands at Wenatchee Kia this fall

Wenatchee, WA, October 21, 2010 -- The all-new 2011 Kia Optima has just arrived at Wenatchee Kia, a leading Kia dealer in Washington state. This new model marks the third generation of Kia's midsize sedan, which is longer, lower, wider, and as radical a redesign as its looks suggest.

The Optima returns with more interior space for all passengers, along with a new, more dramatically styled dashboard. More standard features abound, such as a power driver's seat, chilled glovebox, and a stereo with Aux & USB jacks and XM radio, while higher-end models add features like hands-free entertainment and communications, rear-view camera, and push-button starting with SmartKey.

Under the hood stands a new, direct-fuel-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower, putting the Optima at the top of the 4-cylinder class. Fuel economy, likewise, stands at a lofty 24 MPG city, 35 highway with the new 6-speed automatic. The Optima's second new engine is an optional turbocharged 4-cylinder, which achieves 274 horsepower while delivering higher EPA fuel economy than any V6-powered competitor. Moreover, a fuel-sipping third option arrives next year in the form of the Kia Optima Hybrid.

The Optima comes in three trim lines -- LX, upscale EX, and sporty SX, with the latter featuring HID headlights, a unique grille and spoiler, and black 18-inch wheels. A full roster of safety equipment includes six airbags, active front headrests, and stability control. Kia's industry-leading 10-year powertrain warranty is still part of the deal.

The 2011 Kia Optima is readily available at Wenatchee Kia, a premier Kia dealer in central Washington.

Low APR and Bonus Cash Offers on 2010 Kia Cars at Wenatchee KIA WA

Wenatchee, WA, September 15, 2010 – Wenatchee Kia, a leading Kia car dealership in Wenatchee, Washington (WA), has announced low APR and bonus cash offers on select brand new 2010 Kia cars.

The customers can double up their savings with as low as 0% APR and also get up to $1,500 bonus cash on many 2010 Kia cars.

The 2010 Forte Koup is available with a special low 0.0% APR financing offer for 36 months PLUS $1,000 KMF Bonus Cash or special low 2.9% APR for 60 months PLUS $1,000 KMF bonus cash or special low 4.9% APR for 72 months PLUS $1,000 KMF bonus cash.

Similar special offers are available on 2010 Sedona, 2010 Sportage, 2010 Forte, 2010 Soul and 2011 Sorento. These offers limited up to November 1, 2010 only. See Wenatchee Kia for details.

Wenatchee Kia Facebook Photo Contest

Get a FREE Elite Oil Membership Service Prize just by becoming a Fan on their Facebook Page and by doing the following:

Contest Rules: >
• Join as a Fan of Wenatchee Kia using the 'Like It' Button
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• Have friends, family, colleagues and others vote for your picture by using the 'Like It' button
• The picture with the most votes will win the Service Specials Package

After you submit your picture, you can view all entries in Our Contest Photo Album under the Photos Tab, or by clicking here: Wenatchee Kia Facebook Photo Contest

Post/upload a picture of yourself, a pet and a Kia and let the viewers vote for the best picture. The prize would be 1 Elite Oil Package of 3 visits (Lube, oil and filter, plus courtesy inspection). $49.99 value. Up to 5 quarts, and appointment required. Does not include Diesel.

Winners to be determined by popular vote within the time period allocated. Votes are tallied by those that use the “Like it” button next to your favorite picture on our Facebook page.

Submit Your Picture Today by clicking here: Wenatchee Kia Facebook Page

Call Wenatchee Kia for more information and contest details!