Kia Amanti Tops Strategic Vision Total Value Index

Full-size Kia sedan commended for quality in tough economy

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the Kia Amanti topped the large car segment in the Strategic Vision Total Value Index® (TVI®). The TVI considers complete consumer ownership experience as well as beliefs about the economic consequences of the purchase, either immediate or expected.

“In a tough economic climate it is good to see that consumers are recognizing the Amanti for everything that it has to offer,” said Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing, KMA. “Being that the Total Value Index considers not only the overall ownership experience but what buyers feel the economic impact of their purchase will be is a testament to Amanti’s quality and value.”

Strategic Vision calculates the TVI by taking into consideration statements that owners make about value, including expected reliability, expected fuel economy, price paid and expected resale value, and then incorporating the importance of the variables that make up the ownership experience.

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Having recently topped the Strategic Vision SmartGreenIndexSM in the large car segment and recently awarded a “Good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in frontal and side impact crash tests, Amanti offers outstanding safety features, luxury and overall convenience in the full-size sedan segment. Amanti offers a long list of standard amenities, including: eight airbags; leather seats, chrome and wood accents; and a 3.8-liter all-aluminum DOHC V6 engine which generates 264 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

2009 Kia Sedona Named as a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest

Minivan Chosen for Value, Convenience and Style

Kia minivan offers abundance of standard safety features and amenities

Value-laden minivan honored once again for design and performance characteristics

Already a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including a “Good” rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a five-star crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and topping Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index (TQI) survey, the 2009 Kia Sedona is now named as a Consumers Digest “Best Buy” for the second consecutive year.

“It is an honor to have Sedona recognized yet again” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG). “Being named a ‘Best Buy’ by Consumers Digest goes to the heart of Kia Motors’ commitment to offering consumers value-minded and comfortable vehicles with outstanding safety features.

Basing its decision on a vehicle’s purchase price and ownership costs in relation to factors including comfort, performance, styling and utility, Consumers Digest determines a “Best Buy” by evaluating each vehicle against a checklist of various design and performance characteristics, including styling, interior ergonomics, seating, accessories and amenities, cargo space, fit and finish, starting and acceleration, shifting/transmission, steering and handling, braking, ride quality and fuel economy.

The current generation Sedona, both Long and Short Wheel Bases, offers standard safety features including six standard airbags (dual advanced front and front seat-mounted side air bags, and full-length side curtain air bags for all three seating rows), a four-channel, four-sensor, antilock brake system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), a traction control system (TCS), a brake assist system (BAS) and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

In addition to superior standard safety features and amenities offered on the previous generation model, the 2009 Sedona also now offers SIRIUS satellite radio capability, with auxiliary and MP3-USB connection, standard on all trim levels with three months complimentary service and an optional navigation system for the EX trim line. If you are looking for autoaufkleber, check out here.

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