- Canada is currently the world’s tenth largest auto producer, producing 2.4 million cars last year in 2014
BRING HOME THE CROWN, KELLY!
Kelly currently holds the title of Miss Teenage Ottawa and will be competing against 90 other girls in the Miss Teenage Canada pageant on August 9th. in Toronto. The winner will then participate in the Miss Teenage Universe pageant to be held in Punta Cana.
Show your support by “Liking” the Kia on Hunt Club Facebook page, posting and sharing with your friends. The campaign will end on July 22nd, 2015.
Kelly’s platform focuses upon raising awareness for teens suffering from mental illness. She has also raised over $1,500 for Free the Children Charity.
The Miss Teenage Canada Pageant has truly changed her life! Her self confidence has improved immensely and gains valuable life experiences through public speaking, community involvement and charity fundraisers.
For details on the Miss Teenage Canada pageant visit www.missteenagecanada.com
MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2014
The all-new 2014 Mazda 3 compact car was named the winner of the fifth annual ‘Best of the Best’ award by The Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ) today, beating out the two other finalists: the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Jaguar F-Type.
The CAJ’s ‘Best of the Best’ is an automotive award of excellence that is presented annually. As any vehicle (or family of vehicles) on sale in Canada on September 1 is eligible for the award, and the previous year’s overall ‘Best of the Best’ winner is automatically invited back to defend its title, the award is unique as it recognizes “the one and only, best of the best.” The initial Best of the Best selection process narrows the list of vehicles to 12 finalists, with the winner coming from this group.
The distinctive trophy – an Inuit soapstone carving of a polar bear – handed out annually by the Canadian Automotive Jury joins a growing number of trophies that the 2014 Mazda3 has already won in its short on-sale span since October 2013. As more and more outlets and associations come to the same conclusion in their own competitions, a clear picture emerges, showing that the completely redesigned Mazda3 has raised the bar for new vehicles available in Canada this year.
Says Kory Koreeda, President of Mazda Canada …
When we unveiled the all-new Mazda3 recently, we called it a Game Changer; for us, as well as for the compact car segment. This Best of the Best award from the Canadian Automotive Jury is another strong indicator that we are onto something, and we’re honoured to be receiving so much positive support for our best-selling vehicle.”
Canadian Automotive Jury member Graeme Fletcher, automotive writer at the National Post and reporter at Motoring TV, adds …
With each previous generation the Mazda3 has set a new standard for the compact segment. The latest Mazda3 does that yet again. Its combination of styling, practicality and a full suite of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technologies make it a dynamic, fun to drive car that is equally fuel-efficient and affordable. The combination saw the Mazda3 earn an easy victory as Jury’s Best of the Best.”
The Canadian Automotive Jury is a not-for-profit organization independently funded by its 11 Jurors and Secretary, all veteran automotive journalists who, with a combined experience of more than 285 years, account for the vast majority of automotive industry coverage in Canada.
– SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.
IRVINE, California, June 17, 2015
The Third Straight Year of IQS Improvement Places Kia Second Among 33 Brands
Kia’s IQS score improved by 20 points over its previous best-ever performance in 2014, vaulting the growing automaker up four positions to second overall among 33 automotive brands and highest among all mass-market nameplates.
Kia’s ascension was powered by segment-leading performances from two of the company’s best-selling vehicles – Soul and Sorento – while the Rio, Optima, Cadenza, Sportage and Sedona models all ranked in the top three of their respective categories.
After the Soul was ranked number one in the compact multi-purpose vehicle segment in 2012, Kia broke into the overall top 10 in 2013, with the Soul and Sportage (tie) taking top honors in their respective segments, and then rose to sixth in the industry in 2014.
The company’s $1.1 billion manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia – produces the Sorento and Optima, and achieved its highest-ever quality ranking among plants in North/South America in the 2015 study. Additionally, the Kwangju plant where the Soul is produced ranked number one for the Asia Pacific Region.