Canadian Hockey League (CHL) welcomes Kia Canada

QUEBEC CITYOct. 3, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Hockey League in association with Kia Canada Inc. are proud to announce a new partnership whereby Kia Canada becomes the Official Automotive Partner of the Canadian Hockey League, Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as new presenting sponsor of the Memorial Cup.

Kia Canada announces new partnership with the Canadian Hockey League and unveils new 2019 Memorial Cup logo. (CNW Group/Kia Canada Inc.)

The new partnership officially launches today with media events in Quebec City and Calgary where the logo for the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia was unveiled and the host city for the 2020 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia was announced as Kelowna, British Columbia.

“On behalf of the Canadian Hockey League it is my pleasure to welcome Kia Canada to the CHL family,” said CHL President David Branch. “We are excited to work together to align our goals and build a strong partnership that includes creating a unique and memorable experience at our distinguished national championship. We look forward to the Memorial Cup Presented by Kia in Halifax this May, and our 2020 event in Western Canada.”

The Memorial Cup has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America.  The trophy was originally known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March, 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First Wold War.  In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel.  Last season marked the centennial celebration of the Memorial Cup where it was presented for the 100th time to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in Regina.  The 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia will feature the host Halifax Mooseheads along with the champions from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL competing May 16-26.

“At Kia, we believe in the power that sports have to bring people and communities together so, as we enter our 20th year in Canada, we are proud to be a new partner of the Canadian Hockey League – the highest junior echelon of Canada’s favourite sport,” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. “With our industry-leading quality and advanced safety and technology features, Kia’s lineup is a great fit for the CHL and Canadian hockey families wanting to stay safe and warm on their way to the rink; and everyone at Kia will be working hard to drive our national past-time and working within communities across the country to provide more opportunities for Canadians to watch, play and love the sport of hockey.”

Kia Canada will also have the opportunity to engage with CHL fans and communities across the country as an associate partner of the CIBC Canada Russia Series and the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.  Throughout the regular season, they will help spotlight some of the league’s best teams with feature content and title sponsorship of the CHL’s popular weekly top-10 rankings, and then join each regional league as a playoff partner during the stretch drive towards the Memorial Cup Presented by Kia.  With commitment to community top of mind, Kia Canada will also present Humanitarian of the Year awards in all three leagues and to a national recipient at the annual CHL Awards Ceremony.

The 2018 Kia Niro – The Perfect Blend of Performance and Price

The 2018 Kia Niro is a subcompact SUV that not only delivers superior performance but is affordably priced for the average family. This outstanding family vehicle boasts outstanding fuel economy and gives you up to 52 miles per gallon in the city and 49 on the highway. It also features generous cargo space, making it a great choice for your next vacation or road trip.

Great Features and Attractive Interior


Not only does the 2018 Kia Niro deliver on performance, it has a stylish and comfortable interior to give passengers a great riding experience. The Niro’s well-built interior is roomy enough for the kids and comes with all the latest entertainment technology. It boasts the practicality of an SUV without adding unnecessary bulk and provides a sleek ride that can easily handle all of your day-to-day activities. The 2018 Kia Niro also offers a new plug-in hybrid model to make it even more environmentally friendly.


Service with a Smile


At Performance Kia, we strive to provide you with friendly, efficient service in a casual, no-pressure environment. Our trained staff members work hard to earn your trust by delivering high-quality customer service that’s tailored to your specific needs. Our financing department is ready and able to assist you with financing your vehicle and will work to get you the best deal on a loan or lease. We want you to feel comfortable with your purchase and financing decisions, so feel free to ask questions and take your time.


Purchasing a vehicle can seem like a daunting task, but at Performance Kia we help take the guess work out of your decision so you can drive off our lot with peace of mind. Kia has a reputation for merging performance, affordability, and style, and the 2018 Kia Niro represents all three. Come and take a look for yourself and let our friendly, trained staff members assist you with this important decision.

The Sportiness of the Sportage

If you have ever pondered the question of “What’s in a name,” the 2018 Kia Sportage is the vehicle that answers the question in succinct order, without even being seen. For those that are unaware of what the Sportage is or what it looks like, it is Kia’s answer to the crossover vehicle.

The Sportage bills itself as the “modern compact crossover that defies conventions.” A close look at some of its features confirms that proclamation. First, the vehicle boasts some impressive exterior features including a tiger-nose grille with optimized headlights meant to give greater illumination. Even the rearview mirrors have an upgrade since they have heating elements included that eliminate those foggy or frosty mirrors without wiping or scraping.


The Kia is also built with more safety in mind for drivers and others on the road. For instance, those headlights are automatically dimmed when other vehicles approach, reducing glare and danger. This latest model also has lane departure warning and blind spot detection, as well as rear cross traffic detection.


On the inside of the 2018 Kia Sportage, the keyword is comfort. The interior is luxurious, providing for maximum comfort for everyone. The seats are adjustable not only through that standard reclining options, but also offers power adjustable options for both the driver and in the upper models, for the passenger as well. The models also offer heated seats for the front passengers.


In terms of technology, the Sportage offers touch screen technology, either the Apple Play or Android Auto. It even offers a technology called UVO which provides information about vehicle diagnostics and maintenance. UVO can even connect to available roadside assistance.


The 2018 Kia Sportage is the perfect blend of the crossover vehicle that combines comfort, utility, and safety with a dash of fun. All these features make the vehicle perfect for the weekday or weekend warrior. To arrange a test drive, visit Performance Kia.

Use the 2018 Kia Sorento To Find Your Next Adventure

If you enjoy being active or taking fun trips, a midsize SUV could be the perfect vehicle for you. With plenty of room, great gas mileage and top safety ratings, it might be worthwhile to see if the 2018 Kia Sorento can handle all of the requirements for your next adventure. Whether you drive a lot, need to haul cargo or want to drive on unconventional terrain, here’s how this impressive SUV can help support your active lifestyle.



After a full day of activities, driving home in a cramped, uncomfortable car probably isn’t what you’re looking forward to. The Kia Sorento has plenty of legroom with comfortable seating. Even the third row has more room than in many other SUVs. The smart liftgate opens automatically if you need to load cargo in the back, but your hands are full. As for interior features, there are plenty of easy-to-use and convenient additions, like the navigation system and a 10-speaker Infinity surround-sound audio system.


The 2018 Kia Sorento has additional sensors and cameras that can help you navigate the road more safely. They can help you identify blind spots, switch lanes and back up. The windshield wipers even automatically activate when it rains. The headlights also adjust, and the autonomous emergency braking along with the forward collision warning can help you avoid accidents.


If your job or favorite hobbies include a lot of equipment or rougher terrains, you can get a V6 engine or all-wheel drive. Even the base-model includes plenty of fun features for those wanting to stick with a smaller budget but have the best benefits of the 2018 Kia Sorento. With all the different models and choices available, you can survey them at your leisure to find a vehicle that fits your specific needs. Come see us at Performance Kia and let us help you find the right model for you.

Why the Kia Sportage Should be Your Next SUV

The 2018 Kia Sportage is a car designed with adventure in mind. It is also a very capable and comfortable family hauler around town. We think the price, combined with the feature set, make this compact SUV a great choice for your next purchase. Performance Kia can help you with your purchase and ongoing maintenance.


Styling and Comfort


This Sportage has sweeping curves, a bold tiger-nose grill, and prominent wheel arches. The aggressively styled front end will turn heads all over town. Well laid out gauges, comfortable seats and a very smooth ride could deceive you into thinking you are driving a luxury car.




We have come up behind many cars with arms full of groceries and had to put bags down to pull out the key and open the rear door. We love that Sportage solves this problem by sensing the key in your pocket and opening the door for you. You also get a large touch-screen with electronics to connect your smartphone.


The technology built into the Sportage can also help keep you safe. We love the lane change detection system combined with blind spot detection and parking assist that can go a long way toward protecting you and your loved ones.




Kia has probably one of the longest warranties of any automobile manufacturer. We love the peace of mind this warranty can offer you. All you probably need to concern yourself with is your regular maintenance. If you should run into any problems, bring your vehicle to Performance Kia and we can take care of you. Our goal is your complete satisfaction.


Come to Performance Kia and let us help you find the perfect 2018 Kia Sportage for your family. We would love to help you find just the right car with the right options for you. We have a great selection of cars ready to go.

Less Is More With the 2018 Kia Sorento

The 2018 Kia Sorento offers smaller size and price tag than large SUVs but more room and standard features than the usual five-seaters in the category. Performance Kia, recognized as a Platinum Prestige dealership, is proud to include the Sorento in its line-up. 


Interior Features 


All Sorento trim configurations offer a cabin air filter and second-row rear climate ventilation. AM/FM/Satellite radio with CD is also standard on all configurations, with six speakers and Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. USB and auxiliary inputs, plus 12-volt power outlets in the front and cargo area, ensure that powering important devices is never an issue. Cruise controls are located on the tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, which offers maximum comfort for all drivers. Heated front seats and 40:20:40 folding second row seats are also standard on all configurations. Illuminated vanity mirrors and map lights round out the cabin amenities. 


Exterior Features 


Automatic projection headlights with headlight escort function are standard across the 2018 Kia Sorento trim spectrum. Heated, body-coloured side mirrors are powered and include turn signal repeaters. The car features a rear wiper, windshield wiper de-icer and low washer fluid indicator lamp. Roof rails are standard, as are splash guards, chrome door handles and a rear spoiler. A rearview camera is standard on all Sorento models. 


Safety Features 


Dual advanced front airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags and dual side-impact curtain airbags are standard on all Sorento trim levels. A security system is standard, as well as an engine immobilizer. An impact-sensing automatic door unlock is also part of the standard package. With computerized vehicle control, braking and stability features, the Sorento has earned a five-star safety rating. 


With its impressive array of standard features and varied trim offerings, the 2018 Kia Sorento is the size and price that’s perfect for many families. Come to Performance Kia today or visit our website to see our inventory. 

Getting the Car of Your Dreams Is Still Possible If You Have Bad Credit

Stuff happens in life and ending up with bad credit is sometimes unavoidable. An unforeseen expense, a medical issue or a divorce can all have a negative impact on your credit. When you’ve searched for a car and you really want to buy a 2018 Kia Soul from Performance Kia, don’t let bad credit stop you from walking into our dealership. Stop by, and we will work out the details with you.

Getting Started

Before you arrive at our dealership, it’s a good idea to do some research and find out where you really stand financially. One of the first things you can do is obtain a copy of your personal credit report. You can get a copy of your credit report for free from one of the major credit reporting companies. Receiving your actual number will cost a little money, but the score is essential to determine your credit level. When you do receive the number, you may find out that your score might not be as bad as you once thought. Your dream of owning a new 2018 Kia Soul may soon become a reality.

We Are on Your Side

Our financial team is here to make sure you get the best rate possible. Our staff members have years of experience assisting customers with bad credit. We are eager to assist you in helping you get the car of your dreams. To make the process go smoother, please bring information about your current earnings as well as information about your current employer. This information is necessary so we are able to get you the best possible rate. Our dealership is determined to put you behind the wheel of a new 2018 Kia Soul. With a little work and patience, you’re going to be out on life’s highway again with your new vehicle.

How to Prepare Yourself Financially to get into a new Kia Forte

Most people today depend on a reliable car to get them from place to place to accomplish their daily personal and work tasks. Cars are a big financial commitment, so you want to be cautious about how much you spend. It’s not always easy finding the balance between affordability and quality. If you’ve got your eye on a 2018 Kia Forte, come to the dealership prepared to make this purchase. 


Pay off Some Debt 


Some people are in the fortunate position where they can lay down cash to pay for a new car. Most people, however, look to financing a vehicle. If you’re going this route, make sure you can qualify for a good loan with your dealer. One way to do this is by paying down or eliminating your debt. Your dealer will look at your debt-to-income ratio. The fewer obligations you have with credit cars and installment payments, the better off you’ll be and the more favorable interest rate you’ll have. 


Have Some Money to put Down 


If you want a new car, or if you know your current vehicle doesn’t have many more miles before it dies, start saving today so you can have a good down payment to make when you go shopping at your local dealership. A sizable down payment will help you get into a better car, and it will lower your monthly payments as well. 


Consider a Trade-In 


If your current car is in good condition, or if you have a second car, think about trading it in for your new Kia Forte. This trade-in can significantly help offset costs and might make your new purchase more affordable. Talk to your dealer at Performance Kia about this option.  


Don’t get caught off guard by the costs of buying a new car. Get yourself on solid financial footing so you can manage the payments of your purchase.  

A Smart Start to Your Test Drive

It might be called a test drive, but this isn’t the type of exam that requires you to study. However, you might want to prepare for your trial drive of a 2018 Kia Soul by considering the following suggestions. This way, when you meet with us at Performance Kia, you have an action plan for your first drive.

Get Comfortable

Don’t leave the lot without adjusting the driver’s seat to your liking. Take the time to set the angle of the car seat, position your distance from the pedals, and adjust the mirrors. Once you’ve done this, reach for the console to ensure it’s at a comfortable length for you.

Can You See Clearly

Take a few minutes to check the front and rear visibility then try the sideview mirrors. Are you comfortable with your range of vision? If you feel as if the car is an extension of your body, then you have a great fit!

Explore Routes

Expand your horizons by testing out different routes. Let the sales person know you want to explore taking the car down the types streets that you drive. Try to experience the car in settings that you typically frequent.

Step On It

Try the car at different speeds if you can. How quickly does it accelerate and transition from gear to gear? Then take the car on the highway and test it within the speed limit. This will give you an opportunity to assess the car’s agility.

Stop and Go

You’ll want to consider testing the car’s brakes to assess responsiveness. Check the brakes at a full stop and reaction at different speeds. It can take a little while to adjust to a new car’s feel so focus on the car’s ability to perform.

Confident Decision

Potential buyers of a 2018 Kia Soul may want to consider the comfort of car seats, visibility, maneuverability, acceleration, and brakes. If you’re satisfied with the results, then Performance Kia would be happy to help you take one home!

Performance Kia in Thunder Bay Is Your Source for a 2018 Kia Sorento

The 2018 Kia Sorento is an excellent choice for the midsize SUV shopper and Performance Kia is the place to come in Thunder Bay to find one. Its automatic, full-time all wheel drive with 4-wheel antilock brakes with stability and traction control can lead to safer driving conditions in winter weather. Heated front seats and a satellite radio with steering wheel-mounted audio controls help to create a comfortable environment for your commute. Choose from a 4-cylinder 2.0 or 2.4 litre engine or a 6-cylinder 3.3 litre engine, all with a 6-speed automatic transmission to power your journey.



An Exceptional Kia Dealership


In 2015 and 2016, we were awarded one of Kia’s most prestigious dealer honors by being named a Platinum Prestige Dealership. Only the top 3% of Kia dealers worldwide receive this award. Since our humble beginnings in the year 2000, our dealership has grown into a 13,000 square-foot modern facility featuring a drive in Service Department, a full Detail Centre and a showroom that features Kia’s impressive lineup of vehicles. We even offer a Kia Cafe and a Children’s Play Centre for your convenience.


Excellent Customer Service


In order to become your new car dealer, we have created a relaxed, no-pressure customer service experience that strives to tailor each client’s experience with us to fit his or her specific needs. Total customer satisfaction throughout the car buying and ownership experience is our goal. Our central location in Thunder Bay allows us to sell and service new and used Kias to all of Southwestern Ontario. We offer convenient Saturday hours in every area of the dealership.


Specialized Kia Service


Our Fix Right Service Guarantee means that our factory trained technicians can service any new or used Kia using Kia Genuine Parts in our Kia Automotive Service Centre the right way. We even offer online booking of service appointments for your convenience. Each scheduled service visit in our Service Centre includes a complimentary car wash.


We want to be the best choice in Thunder Bay for a new 2018 Sorento or for any Kia sales and service.