IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The 2012 Soul and Forte Koup afresh were called to MSN Autos “10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000” list, with Kia actuality the alone cast to accept two cartage selected. Soul, Kia’s iconic auto active for the 2012 archetypal year, delivers a alternation of refinements, including added power, bigger ammunition abridgement and new technologies forth with an adapted look. Meanwhile, the performance-inspired Forte Koup offers world-class design, ammunition efficiency, and outstanding active dynamics.
“MSN Autos alternative of Soul and Forte Koup for the ’10 Great Cars for Less Than $20,000′ account reflects the amount Kia cartage accommodate consumers with a host of accepted technology, safety, and accessibility features,” said Michael Sprague, carnality admiral of business & communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Kia’s technology-laden, fun-to-drive, uniquely-styled cartage abide to allure new barter to the Kia brand, as apparent by 15 after months of sales records.”
MSN Autos compared a cardinal of new cartage accessible in the bazaar today to accommodate consumers with a account of articles that accommodate the best-value for their money. Vehicles were evaluated on accepted amenities, architecture and functionality.
About the 2012 Soul
Refreshed for the 2012 archetypal year, the Kia Soul has been fine-tuned with a cogent cardinal of technological, powertrain and appearance enhancements. The 2012 Soul delivers class-leading horsepower and decidedly bigger ammunition ability of up to 35 afar per gallon (mpg) on the highway. Kia Motors’ auto charcoal a class-leading value with the everyman starting amount of its aggressive set at $13,900 MSRP. Later this archetypal year, Soul additionally will be the aboriginal amid its competitors to action the fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go (ISG) technology, which turns off the agent back the agent is not in motion, such as at a stop ablaze or in traffic.
About the 2012 Forte Koup
Available in two trims – EX and SX – Forte Koup offers consumers an aggressively styled and performance-inspired two-door auto with an affluence of amenities as able-bodied as absorbing power. Designed and engineered as a driver’s car, Forte Koup is powered by either a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder agent (EX models), bearing 156 application and 144 pound-feet of torque that appearance Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and multi-port cyberbanking ammunition injection, or an upgraded 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder agent (SX models), additionally with CVVT, which delivers 173 application and 168 pound-feet of torque.
Design-Led Transformation and Product Line
Kia Motors has undergone a dramatic, design-led transformation, which has been carrying dynamically styled cartage in several important segments at absolutely the appropriate time, accidental to the brand’s connected assets in U.S. bazaar share. Kia is assertive to abide its drive and cast advance through architecture innovation, quality, value, assurance appearance and new technology. Kia’s charge to the U.S. bazaar is represented by its U.S.-based accomplishment accessories in West Point, Georgia – KMMG – which is amenable for the conception of added than 10,000 bulb and supplier jobs and added the alarmingly acclaimed Optima midsize sedan to its assembly band in September. Kia’s archetypal year 2012 agent band includes the Sorento CUV, Sportage bunched CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, Soul burghal commuter vehicle, Forte bunched sedan, Forte 5-door bunched hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the business and administration arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete band of cartage through added than 745 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the “Official Automotive Partner of the NBA.” In 2010, KMA recorded its best-ever U.S. sales and 16th after year of added U.S. bazaar share. Kia is assertive to abide its drive and will abide to body the cast through architecture innovation, quality, value, assurance appearance and new technologies.
Information about Kia Motors America and its abounding agent calendar is accessible at its website – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, appointment www.kiamedia.com.
 Class-leading affirmation based on allegory of 2011 and accessible 2012 bunched wagons as of November 2011. 2012 EPA ammunition abridgement estimates for Soul Base 1.6L GDI agent are 27/city and 35/hwy MPG. Actual breadth may vary.
 Class-leading affirmation based on comparisons to 2011 and 2012 competitors as of December 2011.
 Starting prices are manufacturer’s appropriate retail amount (MSRP), MSRP excludes $750 destination and administration fee, title, taxes, license, options and banker charges. Actual prices set by banker and may vary.
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