(PRWEB) June 06, 2014
Automotive expert and “Car Clinic” globalcast host Bobby Likis welcomed the arrival of a brand new Kia K900 today. Likis was invited to test drive and evaluate the 2015 K900 during a recent Car Clinic Network interview with Michael Sprague, Kia Motors America (KMA) Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Likis will take the car on a 600-mile road trip along the Gulf Coast to appraise long-distance as well as in-town driving. At the end of the week-long assessment, he will document and share his experience.
Says Likis, “I’m intrigued by the K900 and its arrival on the automotive scene. I plan to put the vehicle through the paces and evaluate the NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) factors that separate ‘luxury’ cars from the pack; the K900’s stopping, going and steering that are base-camp essentials; and the fit, feel and finish that enrich driving pleasure.”
The K900, boasting a 5-liter 420 horsepower V8 engine, is Kia’s first ever rear-drive luxury sedan, and is built to challenge the luxury sedan segment with an extensive list of standard equipment, world-class accommodations, premium driving dynamics and stunning design that aims to redefine consumer perception and expectations of the Kia brand.
“This year marks Kia Motors’ 20th anniversary in the U.S. market, and the all-new K900 is a symbol of how far the brand has come and the next bold example of the challenger spirit that has benefitted Kia over two decades of growth and maturation,” says KMA's Michael Sprague. “Kia’s rise over the last five years has been fueled by a willingness to challenge the status quo with vehicles such as the Optima, Sorento and Cadenza, which have brought new and more affluent customers to our showrooms and dramatically raised the profile of the brand while maintaining our value proposition. The K900 is the next logical progression for Kia. It demonstrates what Kia is capable of and will help redefine what the Kia brand stands for.”
To listen to Likis' interview with Michael Sprague, go to http://www.CarClinicNetwork.com/Sprague.
All drivers are invited to tune in to the live videocast from the Car Clinic studio at WatchBobbyLive.com. The toll-free hot-line, 888-Car-Clinic (888-227-2546), opens at 10a ET and closes at 12n ET.
About Bobby Likis Car Clinic and the Car Clinic Network:
“Bobby Likis Car Clinic” is the largest car-talk program/network on commercial radio, multiple web audiocasts, live video streaming webcast, podcasts (including iTunes), iPhone, chat room, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, American Forces Radio Network & television. Car Clinic can be heard and seen on Saturdays, 10a-12n ET, live at WatchBobbyLive.com and on Facebook.com/BobbyLikis. Host Bobby Likis is the only car-talk host on commercial multi-media platforms named for five consecutive years to the “Talkers 250,” the prestigious list of the top 250 talk-show hosts in America.
About Kia Motors America:
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States. Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.