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Kia's all-new Sorento CUV earns NHTSA'S highest rating

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(SEOUL) April 24, 2015- Kia MotorsAmerica's (KMA) all-new 2016 Sorento CUV has received the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 5-star overall safety rating. Builtin the U.S. at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), Sorento is KMA'sbest-selling CUV, having sold more than 100,000 units each of the past fiveyears, and offers a long list of standard safety features and an expertlyengineered body structure.

"NHTSA's recent 5-star rating of the 2016 Sorento is atestament to Kia's commitment to safety. The Sorento is all-new for 2016and is Kia's most capable CUV ever, yet still offers customers the tremendousvalue Kia is known for," said Orth Hedrick, vice president, productplanning. "Meant for customers with active lifestyles, Sorento is theperfect getaway vehicle for adventurers and families on the go, and they canfeel confident knowing their vehicle scored a 5-star NHTSA rating - the highestrating achievable from NHTSA."

The core of the all-new 2016 Sorento is itssignificantly enhanced platform. The structure increases torsionalrigidity by 14 percent over the 2015 Sorento. The unit-body consists of53-percent Advanced High Strength Steel, a 115 percent increase over theprevious model. Liberal application of industrial strength adhesives, theuse of dual-seal lip joints as well as large diameter and laser weldingtechniques combine to make the 2016 model the most robust and durable Sorentoever.

About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca  -  www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality vehiclesfor the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) whichwas founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicleslike the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 188 dealersnationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 160 people in its Mississauga, Ontarioheadquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-newstate-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power toSurprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the worldby providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

Date posted: May 24, 2015

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