May 19, 2011 by
Kia Sorento is Top of Class
The redesigned Kia Sorento has reached new heights for the automaker this is the First Kia Consumer Reports has added to its annual list of top picks. Only the best of the best all-around models are included in this list. With a variety of categories each vehicle must provide superior performance and a long list of quality, safety and reliability measures.
In a list of SUVs the Sorento was rated the highest in its class. Contributing to this ranking was the roomy interior along with its beautiful finish that includes comfortable seats, easy to access and use controls. According to Consumer Reports the Sorento has advantages over other vehicles in its class with a smooth running V-6 engine that delivers in performance and fuel economy. When it comes to quality family SUV’s the Kia Sorento is standing far above the competition.
At First Kia in Simi Valley you can test drive the new Sorento and see for yourself why Consumer Reports has rated this as a top pick in the family SUV class.
May 08, 2011 by
Right after the exhibit of the new 2011 KIA Optima in an auto show event in Los Angeles last year, the good looking medium size sedan became a big hit to car lovers worldwide.
Edmunds.com proved this as it reported that the new version of Optima gained a big leap in being considered by online buyers among all the vehicles showed at the said event. As a matter of fact, searches for Optima on Edmunds website increased by more than 450 percent after KIA’s LA event.
Late last year, KIA introduced its first turbocharged engine, the Optima Turbo™. Its advance technology offers great power and speed but of course, not sacrificing fuel efficiency.
The KIA Optima was also chosen by the Consumer Guide Automotive (CGA) as one of their Best Buys for 2011.The selections were evaluated according to cost, features, performance, fuel efficiency and reliability. We can say that the evaluation was realistic since it was based from real life driving experiences.
Furthermore, Optima earned the “Top Safety Pick” award from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). This status is only granted to those vehicles that can offer an electric stability control, which was a standard feature of the KIA Optima. It scored the best possible ratings from all crash testing tests of the said organization.
KIA Motors America Marketing Communications Vice President, Michael Sprague, said that they are very much honored to receive the award for the Optima. They promise to deliver cool and stylish new vehicles that can offer outstanding performance, convenience features and safety equipment that can guarantee the satisfaction of KIA owners as well as to attract new customers.