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Kia Motors Partners With POPSUGAR Circle Of Moms To Produce Online Webisodes Geared Towards Mothers Web Series Hosted By Celebrity Mom & Reality Star Tia Mowry

- Series titled "POPSUGAR Circle of Moms, Everyday Answers" to feature online episodes focused on parenting and lifestyle topics

- Webisodes will showcase 2014 Kia Sorento CUV's everyday functionality and appeal to families

IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA), and POPSUGAR, Inc., a leading women's lifestyle brand, announced today the launch of "POPSUGAR Circle of Moms, Everyday Answers," a series of online episodes geared towards mothers. Featuring celebrity mom and reality star Tia Mowry, the series of eight online episodes will feature Mowry and mom bloggers as they set out to accomplish various family tasks in the all-new 2014 Kia Sorento CUV. Along the way, they discuss various parenting topics and offer suggestions and solutions to everyday parenting issues.

"With family-friendly available features such as fold-down third row seating, technological enhancements such as UVO eServices[1] and Kia's first-ever Blind Spot Detection System, the 2014 Kia Sorento CUV is tailor-made for families," said Michael Sprague, executive vice-president, marketing & communications, KMA. "By partnering with POPSUGAR Circle of Moms, people will be able to see how the Sorento works in real-world scenarios for all types of everyday family activities."

The episodes will appear weekly on POPSUGAR.com and will explore a wide variety of topics from relationships, everyday health, to meal planning tips. Throughout the show, Tia Mowry will drive the 2014 Kia Sorento CUV to different locations such as the grocery store, Pilate's classes, and other mom's houses.

"We continue to push the boundaries of campaign creativity delivered through innovative technology and original content, and this campaign is another great example of that mission," said Annette Gallo, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, POPSUGAR Inc. "We're thrilled to partner with Kia and deliver to our growing mom audience highly engaging, fresh content."

Premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show and built in West Point, Georgia*, the 2014 Sorento comes to market  as no mere refresh or facelift, boasting instead an all-new chassis, a new Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) V6 engine, a substantially redesigned interior and a next-generation infotainment system.  The redesigned Sorento also adds a top-of-the-line trim level to its lineup – the SX Limited* – which delivers an impressive roster of premium features and amenities.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 765 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA.  In 2012, KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and gained U.S. market share for the 18th consecutive year.  Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety features and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its website – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.

*2014 Sorento SX Limited expected Spring 2013

*The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

About POPSUGAR Inc.

POPSUGAR, Inc. is a global technology company at the intersection of content and commerce -- online, on mobile and at your door. POPSUGAR.com is the go-to destination for the biggest moments, the hottest trends, and the best tips in entertainment, celebrity, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, and parenting. In addition to the best original lifestyle content, POPSUGAR's growing portfolio of commerce brands includes ShopStyle, the leading fashion search engine and POPSUGAR Must Have, a monthly subscription box featuring editor-curated products. Targeting women 18-40, POPSUGAR draws over 20M users worldwide, 50M live and on-demand video views, and half a billion in annual retail revenue. POPSUGAR, Inc. is a privately held company funded by Sequoia Capital and Institutional Venture Partners with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London.

[1] Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury and death. The driver's primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment or vehicle systems which take the driver's eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or that are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle. "

SOURCE Kia Motors America



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