Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kia Optima named as one of the best drives of 2012

Bale Kia one of the leading Kia dealers in Little Rock, Arkansas is pleased to announce that t he critically acclaimed, U.S.-built, Kia Optima added another accolade to its trophy recently when it was named to The Boston Globe's annual Top Ten Drives List for 2012, beating out more than 100 cars and trucks. Optima's world-class design and technology features impressed editors who dubbed the Kia Optima a "first-class, five-passenger, mid-sized sedan" with a "surprisingly spacious interior," and appreciated the available heated steering wheel during the cold New England winter months.
 
"With its powerful combination of world-class design, advanced technology, turbocharged performance and outstanding value, the Kia Optima has been turning heads since arriving in showrooms in January and demand has outpaced supply all year," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing and communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). "Kia is the fastest growing car company in the U.S.1 and earning a spot on The Boston Globe's Top Ten Drives List adds to our unprecedented momentum heading into 2012."
 
The Boston Globe 2012 Top Ten Drives List spans a wide range of vehicles and prices in all segments, but they all feature key core traits such as excellent performance, quality construction, fine details and solid value.
The Kia Optima has receive positive feedback for its power and pricing form the entire industry including automobile magazine, car and driver, motor trend.
 
About the 2012 Kia Optima in Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Kia Motors has undergone a dramatic, design-led transformation, which has been delivering dynamically styled vehicles in several important segments at exactly the right time, contributing to the brand's continued gains in U.S. market share. Kia is poised to continue its momentum and brand growth through design innovation, quality, value, safety features and new technology. Kia's commitment to the U.S. market is represented by its U.S.-based manufacturing facilities in West Point, Georgia – KMMG – which is responsible for the creation of more than 10,000 plant and supplier jobs and added the critically-acclaimed Optima midsize sedan7 to its production line in September. Kia's model year 2012 vehicle line includes the Kia Sorento CUV, Kia Sportage compact CUV, Kia Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Forte compact sedan, Forte 5-door compact hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.
 
Visit Bale Kia to schedule a test drive and experience the 2012 Kia Optima first hand.