Kia Motors Ranked Highest Mass Market Brand for Fifth Consecutive Year in J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study

June 19, 2019 –— For the fifth consecutive year, Kia was named the number one non-luxury automotive brand today by J.D. Power in the 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 70 problems per 100 vehicles, a two-point improvement over last year’s results.

Kia’s continued success in IQS was led by having four models – Rio, Forte, Sportage and Soul — included among the top 10 vehicles in the industry, the most of any brand. In addition, Kia had segment-topping performances from Rio (Small Car), Forte (Compact Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan).

Kia Motors Ranked Highest Mass Market Brand for Fifth Consecutive Year in J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study

“Ranking as the highest mass market brand in J.D. Power’s U.S. Initial Quality Study for five consecutive years is a tremendous honour for Kia and demonstrates the brand’s established commitment to quality and the customer experience,” said Elias El-Achhab, VP & COO, Kia Canada Inc. “As we celebrate our twentieth year here in Canada, we will continue delivering award-winning vehicles and working to ensure that our customers are getting the industry’s top quality products and unmatched customer experience when they choose Kia over the competition.”

The annual report analyzed responses from 76,256 respondents with regards to 257 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance and a broad range of quality issues reported by vehicle owners.

Kia Celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary in Canada with Limited Edition Models

Kia Celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary in Canada with Limited Edition Models of its Award-Winning Stinger and Soul

• Unique feature and appearance combinations will give Canadians the chance to celebrate with Kia through two of its most popular models

(TORONTO) April 18, 2019: After launching in 1999, Kia Canada is celebrating its twentieth year in Canada the best way it knows how – with two limited edition models that take the popular Soul and Stinger to even greater heights.

Along with the brand being ranked at the top of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, 2019 has already been a very positive year for Kia in Canada, winning the AJAC Best Small Car for the all-new Forte, Best Large Car quickly followed by Overall Car of the Year for the Stinger. These new versions of Stinger and Soul will elevate the brand even further with even more great vehicles coming soon.

“In just twenty years, Kia has grown in Canada from 43 dealers and two products to 194 dealers and a range of vehicles that includes Stinger as AJAC’s Car of the Year, fantastic small cars, two long-range EVs and a full suite of SUVs that includes the all-new Telluride 8-seater SUV,” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. “Offering these two limited edition models of Soul and Stinger is just part of how we are celebrating 20 years in this great nation while we look forward to our future.”

Available this spring, only 150 units of the 20th Anniversary Kia Stinger will be available with an MSRP of $51,495 – a price that adds just $1,500 to the GT Limited model and adds the following:

  • Unique combination of the Ghost Grey exterior and Red Nappa interior
  • Unique 19” Machine Finished Alloy wheels
  • Custom Red Stitched Floor Mats

Also available this spring, 200 units of the 20th Anniversary Kia Soul will be available with an MSRP of $24,395 – a price that adds just $1,500 to the popular EX model and adds the following:

  • 2-tone exterior colour (white body with red roof)
  • 10.25” Display Audio with Navigation
  • UVO Intelligence Telematics
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
  • Speaker Mood Lamps
  • Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control
  • Gloss Black and Leather Wrap Centre Fascia
  • Unique 20th Anniversary emblem

Kia Canada Announces Pricing for All-New 2020 Kia Telluride SUV

  • Largest Kia ever is a versatile seven or eight seater SUV that provides all the comfort and technology needed for Canadian families looking to explore in style
  • Loaded with safety and convenience technologies to keep life’s most precious
    cargo safe and comfortable through all driving conditions
  • All-Wheel Drive, “Terrain” modes and a potent 3.8-litre GDI V6 delivering 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque enable Telluride to tackle Canada’s more rugged trips

(TORONTO) March 20, 2019: Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) today announced pricing for the 2020 Kia Telluride that will arrive in dealerships this month, ushering in a great new option for Canadian families that work hard and deserve the best of technology, features and style for their active lives. Offered in one engine and three trim levels (EX, SX and SX Limited), the new Kia Telluride will feature a starting MSRP of $44,995.

“Telluride is the ultimate solution for active families that deserve the latest technologies and features all wrapped in a gorgeous interior and exterior design,” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. “Starting at just $44,995 and coming from the brand that continues to lead the industry in quality, the all-new Kia Telluride is here to raise the bar in the SUV segment.”

The MSRP for the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride will be as follows, with further details attached:

  • 2020 Kia Telluride EX AWD: $44,995
  • 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD: $49,995
  • 2020 Kia Telluride SX Limited AWD: $53,995 (arriving later this Spring)

For more information on the Kia Telluride, please visit Kia Canada’s media site at

About Kia Canada Inc.

Kia Canada Inc. (KCI), established in 1999 and celebrating 20 years in Canada, is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) based in Seoul, South Korea. Kia’s full line of award-winning vehicles offers world-class quality and customer satisfaction through a network of 193 dealers nationwide. The company employs 170 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters, various locations across Canada and at its regional office in Montreal, Quebec. Kia’s brand slogan “The Power to Surprise” represents the company’s global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation. From compact to crossover to industry leading EV’s, every Kia delivers an extraordinary combination of precision engineering, outstanding performance, innovative features, and advanced safety systems. Having sold close to one million vehicles, popular Canadian models include Soul, Sportage, Sorento, Forte – winner of 2019 AJAC Best Small Car and Stinger – winner 2019 AJAC Car of the Year. To learn more about the Kia advantage, visit or Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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2020 Kia Telluride

Versatile new 8-seater SUV provides all the comfort and technology needed for Canadian families looking to explore in style.

Explore Possibilities Technology Brings.

Take your family on board

  • One touch walk-in sliding seats
  • 6 USB ports
  • Driver Talk
  • Quiet Mode
  • Wind-free Roof Vent

Enjoy the ride

  • 10.25” multimedia interface with integrated navigation
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Autosmartphone integration2,3
  • Drive/Terrain Mode

Drive Safely

  • Highway Drive Assist (HDA)4
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)4
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)4
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)5
  • Blind View Monitor4

Kia Forte and Kia Stinger are Canada’s Best Small Car and Best Large Car for 2019

Montreal, QC – January 17, 2019 – At a presentation today in Montreal, the Kia Forte has been named Best Small Car in Canada for 2019 and the Kia Stinger has been named Best Large Car in Canada for 2019, winning their respective categories as part of the judging for AJAC’s Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year and qualifying them both for the overall awards to be named in February.

Bringing home both mainstream car awards is a huge accomplishment for the brand and a testament to the award-winning design and quality investments that Kia has, and continues to put into its entire lineup of vehicles. For Canadians that have not yet considered a Kia, the awards are yet another reason to look at the brand with the ‘Power to Surprise.’ Both vehicles will be on display at this year’s Canadian auto shows and are currently available in dealerships across the country.

“We’re grateful to all of AJAC’s voting journalists for recognizing the Forte and Stinger as the best cars in their categories” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada. “Kia is focused on bringing safe, high-quality vehicles that look great and fit the lives of Canadians so it is a wonderful honour to see that so that many of Canada’s top automotive experts believe that our cars are hitting the target above some great competition in the market.”

Winning their respective categories also means that both the Kia Forte and Kia Stinger are two of five contenders for the AJAC Canadian Car of the Year award that will be presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 14.

“It’s a great achievement for a vehicle to win one of AJAC’s coveted Canadian Car of the Year awards, but it’s exceptional for the same automaker to make two award-winning vehicles in the same year,” said Mark Richardson, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. “Congratulations to Kia for the well-deserved success of the Stinger and Forte.”

Kia Motors remains highest-ranked mass-market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

• Kia owners reported fewer issues within the first 90 days of ownership than all other non-luxury car and truck brands

• After ranking highest in the entire industry in 2016 and 2017, Kia’s reported problem levels remain unchanged from 2017 to capture the top mass- market automaker spot

• Two Kia vehicles (Sorento and Rio) earn IQS segment awards with another five vehicles (Forte, Soul, Sportage, Optima and Sedona) finishing top-three in their segment

(Mississauga, ON) June 20, 2018 –For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand in the U.S. by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles. Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed second and the Forte (Compact Car) placed third in their respective segments.

“Ranking first among all mass market brands for four consecutive years in J.D. Power’s IQS study is a testament to the quality and consumer-focused attention-to-detail that Kia puts into all of our vehicles.” said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). “With Sorento and Rio winning their segments and another four of our models finishing top-three, we’re very proud that the vehicles so many Canadians are now driving are being recognized for the quality we’ve put into them.“

The annual U.S. study analyzed responses from 75,712 new vehicle owners of 240 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance and a broad range of quality issues reported by vehicle owners.

A few Exciting Things to Know About Your Kia Stinger

You don’t have to be a car expert to realize that there’s something special about a Kia vehicle. It’s no wonder people everywhere continue to purchase and drive these popular vehicles. In particular, the 2018 Kia Stinger is an intriguing option when you need a new sedan. There’s a lot to enjoy about this car, so check out what it can do for you and test-drive one today.

Fuel Economy


When you purchase the Premium four-door sedan model, you can drive more than 460 miles on the highway on a single tank of gas. Also, once you fill up the 15.9-gallon tank, you can go nearly 350 on city roads before you’ll have to stop at the pump. This Stinger model gets 22 miles per gallon in city traffic and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. All together, that’s 25 miles per gallon.


Powerful Engine


The Stinger has a V6, 3.3-liter, 24-valve, DOHC engine. It generates 376 foot-pounds of torque at 1,300 rpm. This gas engine also puts out 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and has variable valve timing. You can rely on this engine to help get you anywhere you need to go.




Good gas mileage and a capable engine are important, but if you don’t feel comfortable while driving, you won’t enjoy your car. Luckily, the Stinger gives you and your passengers ample space to stretch and spread out. The bucket front seats have premium leather covering and give you height-adjustable options. In the front, you’ll have 42.6 inches of legroom, 38.3 inches of headroom, 56.4 inches of shoulder room and 55.5 inches of hip room. Your back-seat riders not only have a split-folding rear seatback, but they’ll feel good about the 37 inches of headroom, 56.1 inches of hip room, 36.4 inches of legroom and 54.8 inches of shoulder room.


Don’t waste time shopping all over town. Get in the driver’s seat of a 2018 Kia Stinger.

The Reinvention of the Hatchback

The 2018 Kia Niro is a reinvention of an old style: the hatchback. However, don’t let the throwback to the old school style fool you, for there’s nothing old or quaint about this styling. In fact, this vehicle is so fashion forward, you will wonder how your ever did without it.

The Niro and Aerodynamics


There’s always been a lot of talk in the car world about aerodynamics. But what does it really mean, and how can a car really benefit from it? In simple terminology, aerodynamics is principle that an object passing through the air and the resistance that occurs during that passing. In terms of cars, aerodynamics takes advantage of how swiftly a car can displace that air. The 2018 Kia Niro is designed in such a way as to increase the fuel efficiency by requiring less effort for the car to move through the air. This in turn makes the car far more fuel efficient.


Stylized Comfort


Not only is the outside maximized, but the inside is carefully laid out as well. In terms of safety, the vehicle is equipped with front and side curtain air bags to provide cushioned support all around. The car is also equipped for driver comfort since it has a 10-way adjustable driver seat with 2 lumbar controls and the ability to remember the adjustments for up to two drivers. If you are in the car alone, you can also save energy by having the temperature settings available only to you. In addition to the driver adjustments just mentioned, there are other amenities available that make this vehicle worth driving, such as the touch screen, rear camera display, and your choice of Apple Play or Android Auto.


Here at World Cars Kia, we can provide you with the style and service you deserve. Stop in for a test drive and see how the 2018 Kia Niro is a flash forward of a hatchback.

Travel More With the 2018 Kia Cadenza

If you travel a lot for work or fun, having a car that supports your lifestyle can make a world of difference. A car can be a huge investment, and when you use it much more often than the average person, you may be even more worried about how the car will perform. The 2018 Kia Cadenza is a large car with fantastic ratings, so here are some more features to show how this car can improve your vacations or work trips.

One of the most appealing benefits of the Kia Cadenza is that you can choose one of three driving modes. Depending on your location, Normal, Sport, or Eco mode can help you get the most out of your driving experience. It may not be a typical sports car, but you can still have fun driving it and help save on fuel when you do so.


The 2018 Kia Cadenza also has excellent safety ratings, which can be important when you spend long hours on the road. Additional features like cameras and sensors can help you more effectively navigate the road and be more aware of your surroundings.


If you’re a fan of luxury, imagine taking long car trips in the Kia Cadenza’s spacious cabin. You can customize the seating features to fit your individual preferences, including lumbar support and leather upholstery. A quiet cabin can help you create a serene atmosphere for long trips as well as negate loud distractions. Other interior features include an audio system with up to 12 speakers, so you can hear your travel playlist with fantastic quality. You can listen using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while the USB ports charge your devices.


Traveling often can easily become an unpleasant affair, but the 2018 Kia Cadenza might have just the right combination of comfort, luxury, and performance to fit your individual travel needs. If you’d like to know more, or try any of the special features yourself, stop by World Cars Kia today.