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Performance Kia and Thunder Bay Chill 2017 Season! 5/17/2017

Performance Kia will host this year's 2017 Thunder Bay Chill Season Kick-off Press Conference in the Kia Court at ISC on Friday May 26th. This is an exciting time for soccer in Thunder Bay as the 2017 Chill line-up will be announced! Two new team added to the Heartland Division of the PDL will make for a challenging season for the Chill! All games are played at Fort William Stadium. Watch our Facebook page for game ticket giveaways!

Performance Kia Supports Influential Women of Northern Ontario Business Awards 5/16/2017

Be Inspired! Meet women who turn ideas into action and passion into purpose in the 2017 winners circle. Performance Kia is once again proud to support the IW Awards Luncheon being held at the Victoria Inn on Thursday May 25, 2017. To secure your seat contact Corissa Miles at or call (705)673-5705 ext 304.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

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All-new 2018 Kia Stinger GT arriving in Thunder Bay! 2/5/2017
  • THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - After stealing the show in Detroit, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger GT will make its Canadian debut in Toronto at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) media day on February 16, and be available for all to see February 17-26.
  • Kia's latest model will be available at Performance Kia August 2017. General Manager Kevin French says "This is a first for Kia, an AWD sedan and with turbo. We have many customers asking for AWD in a we can deliver! That's the Power to Surprise." 
  • The Kia Stinger is a five-passenger fastback sports sedan poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers. It promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company's history and is backed by Kia Motors' industry-leading quality and reliability. 
2017 Kia Niro Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Title 12/16/2016

(SEOUL) December 16, 2016 - Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 Kia Niro officially received a Guinness World Record® title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car).  The new record-setting mark is an incredible 76.6 mpg...

2017 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity 12/12/2016

You may not necessarily use your 2017 Kia Sorento for towing, but it's certainly nice to know that it has some real power should you need to do so...

Ratings & Reviews: 2017 Sorento 11/29/16

"In the 2017 Sorento, Kia builds a stylish midsize crossover, a practical SUV, and an undeniably safe family hauler. Combine these traits with the SXL's upscale detailing, the reliability reflected in the best warranty you can get, and the value that comes with regularly discounted prices and car loan terms, and there is genuine value to be found in a Kia Sorento."

Kia Court Opens in Intercity Shopping Centre! 11/14/2016

November 10, 2016 - THUNDER BAY - Performance Kia, together with ISC, are pleased to announce the official opening of the Kia Court and Kia Kiosk in the Intercity Shopping Centre. Says GM Kevin French, "Why Kia Court? Well, it's simple. Growth happens. And growth thrives in the heart of our City. Did you know that Intercity Shopping Centre was one of the first malls in Thunder Bay and that it is the largest of its kind in Northwestern Ontario? And, if you know Performance Kia, we like to do things first, and we like to do things large." 

Formerly known as the promotions court, the newly renamed Kia Court is the location of numerous activities, displays, registration sessions and more.  The partnership with ISC also includes the Kia Kiosk where a Kia vehicle will be on display 365 days of the year allowing mall patrons to get an up-close and personal look at the award-winning Kia line-up. They'll also have direct access to the website to apply for credit on the spot or book a test drive or oil change. Says Dealer Principal Bruno Niederer, "For over a decade we have had a very successful business relationship with ISC. Four times a year, shoppers would see Kia vehicles on display in the promotions court and in the mall-ways during annual Auto Shows. And during all those years, the Kia brand was growing..excelling in quality, in performance, in styling and design. Now is time to take this to the next level and bring Kia to the public and what better way than on display at ISC, the heart of our City."

Kia's award-winning line-up has been recognized in design, in safety, in performance to being a World Record holder. Recently Kia was ranked highest in the J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Study, leaving makers like Porsche, Audi and BMW behind in the dust.

Kia Rises on Interbrand's 2016 Best Global Brands List! 10/6/16


According to this year's 100 'Best Global Brands' report by Interbrand - the world's leading brand consultancy - Kia is now the 69th most valuable brand in the world. Rising five spots since 2015, Kia has grown to an estimated brand value of USD 6.3 billion from last year's USD 5.7 billion. This represents an extraordinary 603% growth since 2006!

Useful Tips for Comfortable Driving! 9/1/16

With the beautiful warm weather and a hint of a gentle breeze, now may be the perfect time to hit the open road. But before you take off, check out some practical driving and maintenance tips that will make your journey fun and safe!   Driving A to Z To guarantee an exhilarating adventure ahead, Kia has prepared an animated driving guide entailing the very basics of driving. Although the presented tips may be familiar and rather straightforward, these simple rules come in handy when maintaining safety and are sure to be a nice refresher for drivers before they hit ...

Marvel at the Beauty of the 4th Generation Kia Rio 9/7/16

Following the reveal of the renderings for the all-new Kia Rio, Kia Motors continues to delight and surprise awaiting fans with a new exclusive set of official photos of the fourth generation Rio that showcases the confident new appearance of Kia's globally best-selling model. Read more here!

Kia Motors ranked number one for IQS by J. D. Power 08/03/2016

Kia Motors ranked number one in the auto industry for initial quality by J.D. Power Fast-Growing Korean Automaker is First Non-Premium Brand to Top the Initial Quality Study Rankings in 27 Years .Kia owners report fewer issues with their vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership than all other car and truck brands in the U.S. .Sportage (Small SUV) and Soul (Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle) recognized as best-in-segment; three additional models ranked among the top three in their respective categories (Mississauga, ON) June 23, 2016 - Having transformed into an industry leader in design, quality and technology, Kia Motors reached ...