Helping out in local communities, and making a positive impact on the world, is important to both Kia and to certain members of the NBA. Each season, Kia presents their Kia Community Assist Award to an NBA player who they feel show the largest heart and carry the biggest passion for giving back to their communities.
Recently, new Kia in Seattle announced finalists for the award, one of which is Tyler Hansbrough. Hansbrough has been a particular activist of Voices Against Brain Cancer and Sideline Soldiers. Sideline Soldiers helps to honor military members and their families by providing them with tickets to NBA games, giving them a complimentary meal and watching the team during their private warmups from the bench.
“It means a lot,” Hansbrough told media. “I always try to give back to the community but it’s something I really care about helping with the soliders when they come back. Just try to bring them out to the game, but also for Voices Against Brian Cancer. It’s something that hits home and is a big deal for me because they are both things that I really care about.”
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The one thing missing from the Kia sedan lineup was a full-size vehicle that could compete with high-end non-luxury sedans like the Toyota Avalon and Buikc LaCrosse. What Kia was able to produce surpasses either of these vehicles and shows the U.S. that the Kia name means quality and comfort.
Kia’s new design expert has created an entire lineup of sporty and unique styles, and the 2014 Kia Cadenza in Everett is no different. Turning more heads than any other in its class, the new Cadenza is sophisticated and looks as upscale on the outside a it is on the inside.
The new Kia Cadenza is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine providing a hefty 293 horsepower and 255 lb ft of torque. This engine is paired to a six-speed electronically-controlled Sportmatic® overdrive transmission. Kia has estimated its fuel rating at 28 on the highway and has decked the Cadenza out in state-of-the art safety systems with airbags and plenty of in-car tech.
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Each year, Kia chooses a deserving NBA player to earn their MVP award. This Most Valuable Player is usually chosen by those involved in the corporations, but Kia is doing something new this year. The official automotive partner of the NBA has chosen to allow fans to vote via Twitter for the professional NBA player who most deserves this MVP Award.
To vote, Twitter users will be allowed to tweet one vote each day of their MVP choice between April 9th to April 18th. The Twitter vote will not be the deciding vote, however, but will count as one vote to be submitted along with the panel of professional sportswriters and broadcasters who will also cast a vote.
Part of the awards Kia will pass out to the Kia NBA Performance Award winners include a new Kia Sorento in Everett.
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Kia has plenty up its sleeve as it readies for the upcoming International Auto Show. Not only does the automaker plan to introduce the upcoming Kia Forte coupe style which has been added to the lineup, but there will be two other world debuts: the redesigned Kia Soul and restyled Kia Optima.
These three vehicles, the new Kia Soul in Everett, the new Kia Optima in Seattle and the Kia Forte, are the most popular Kia models. For 2012, the Optima took Kia’s top-selling spot with around 153,000 units sold. The Soul took 2nd place, with nearly 116,000 units sold.
Though the Kia Soul is redesigned for the new model year, the automaker did not make drastic design changes. The Soul is one of the most popular of its class for a reason, and Kia sought only to improve on an already established platform. Kia’s debuts are of the most anticipated.
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