Thursday, August 25, 2011

KIA Named Best Total Cost of Ownership Brand by

New Report from Leading Online Resource Highlights Kia in Non-Luxury Segment
  • Value-packed and fuel-efficient vehicles such as Rio, Forte and Optima help the brand lead its segment in Total Cost of Ownership
  • Kia's diverse and fun-to-drive vehicle lineup offers unmatched levels of style, performance, fuel efficiency, technology and overall value 
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online automotive resource Kelley Blue Book's recently reported the top automotive manufacturers with the lowest average Total Cost of Ownership for the initial five-year ownership period, with Kia Motors America (KMA) landing in the top position for non-luxury brands.  Calculating depreciation, expected fuel costs, insurance, maintenance and repair costs, state fees and more, Kia's average Total Cost of Ownership came in below $40,000 over a five-year ownership period, besting all other non-luxury brands with a full-model lineup. 

"Kia Motors is committed to offering consumers a full array of high-quality cars and CUVs that provide a combination of world-class styling, cutting-edge technology and an abundance of standard convenience and safety features, and being recognized as a cost of ownership leader by is further proof of the brand's compelling value equation," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, KMA.  "Consumers are looking to make smart purchases and stretch their dollars, and every Kia vehicle allows them to do just that with low starting prices and outstanding fuel economy, without sacrificing fun-to-drive performance or the modern amenities new car shoppers now expect."

Total Cost of Ownership is developed using Kelley Blue Book® Residual Values to calculate depreciation costs.  According to the website, depreciation plays the largest role in Total Cost of Ownership, followed by the cost of fuel during the initial five-year ownership period.  The company then calculates total ownership costs for new vehicles by applying a valuation methodology along with critical financial data from third-party providers. 
Kelley Blue Book's goal for providing the Total Cost of Ownership for vehicles is so consumers can better understand the overall financial implications associated with vehicle ownership through the initial five-year ownership period.  Kelley Blue Book's Total Cost of Ownership features easy-to-understand charts and graphs on to help car shoppers make informed purchase decisions by breaking down the typical ownership costs for a particular vehicle.  For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's

Design-Led Transformation and Product Line
Kia Motors has undergone a dramatic, design-led transformation, which has been delivering dynamically styled vehicles in several important segments at exactly the right time, contributing to the brand's continued gains in U.S. market share.  Kia is poised to continue its momentum and brand growth through design innovation, quality, value, safety features and new technology.  Kia's commitment to the U.S. market is represented by its U.S.-based manufacturing facilities in West Point, Georgia – KMMG – which will add the critically-acclaimed Optima midsize sedan to its production line in the near future.  Kia's model year 2012 vehicle line includes the Sorento CUV, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Forte compact sedan, Forte 5-door compact hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August'11 Employee Spotlight - Mike McLean

Mike McLean is a Sales Consultant at Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley. He originally started with us 2 years ago before we moved from our Ellisville location. Mike is the perfect fit here at Jim Butler KIA, he is respectful to customers and guides them along in their decision making process. He is originally from Elgin, Illinois and Graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Mike ended up in St. Louis several times throughout his life, but finally landed back here to see his first grandchild born.

Mike plans on staying in St. Louis, and watching his family start their own families. His hobbies include playing a nice round of golf, and most importantly spending time with his first grandchild. When it comes to sports, Mike is all about the St. Louis teams; St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. If we aren't the team playing then Mike isn't even watching.

Mike's favorite car of the past is a 1966 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible and favorite car of the present is the 2012 KIA Sorento GDI that gets up to 32 MPG/HWY!.

Friday, August 12, 2011

2012s are Arriving daily at Jim Butler KIA & We have the No Fine Print Deals!

Jim Butler KIA would like to give a special thanks to all of the customers that made us the #1 KIA Store in St. Louis last month. We really appreciate your business and invite you to refer your friends to us this month. Jim Butler KIA has 2012 KIAs arriving on a daily basis with great lease deals like a 2012 KIA Sportage for just $229/mo. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

2012 KIA Sorento is here! Check the latest commercial

The 2012 KIA Sorento is a step ahead of the competition, not only was it a best-selling vehicle for 2011 but now you can get up to 32 mpg/hwy with it! That means more fun for longer, check out the latest commercial from KIA and then visit our online showroom, click here 

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