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Kia announces partnership of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai

Dubai: Kia Corporation has announced its partnership of the 12th edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024TM, solidifying its longstanding partnership with FIFA. The event will take place in Dubai, from February 15 to 25, at Dubai Design District (D3).Kia said it is committed to aligning with the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024TM, a tournament that showcases skill, athleticism, and the spirit of competition. This partnership underscores Kia's dedication to supporting international sports and fostering unity through the shared love for soccer. Kia will also be supporting the tournament operations with an official event fleet of 49 Kia vehicles.The event will feature a dynamic display of Kia's latest award-winning all-electric flagship SUV, Kia EV9 and the Kia EV6. This display invites participants to engage with Kia’s cutting-edge industry-defining all-electric vehicles, offering a firsthand experience of the innovation that defines Kia's automotive excellence.Yaser Shabsogh, Vice President, Commercial Operations at Kia Middle East and Africa, commented: "Kia is delighted to be part of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024, a continuation of our successful collaboration with FIFA including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the FIFAe Finals 2023, recognized as one of the premier events in the esports industry showcasing the world's top gaming talent. This partnership, continuing until 2030, demonstrates our dedication to global sports, uniting people through shared passion and the thrill of competition."The tournament will feature 16 qualified teams from around the world, promising an exhilarating competition that will captivate soccer fans globally. Participating countries include the host nation UAE, along with Senegal, Egypt, Argentina, Colombia, Tahiti, Belarus, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Iran, Japan, and Oman.Ahmed Soudodi, Vice President, Product & Marketing at Kia Middle East and Africa, added: "As we showcase our sustainable lineup of vehicles at this prestigious event, we look forward to creating memorable experiences for fans and customers alike. Kia's commitment to innovation and performance aligns seamlessly with the dynamic and thrilling nature of beach soccer."
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Kia launches upgraded Seltos SUV in Jordan

 Kia Middle East and Africa has launched its latest redesigned Kia Seltos in Jordan. A bigger and bolder iteration of its predecessor, the reimagined five-seater compact SUV will be available across all markets in the MENA region from October 2023. The highly anticipated launch event and test drive left attendees impressed with the new Kia Seltos’ unique combination of enhanced performance, bold new design and ergonomic safety features, a premium choice for power and supreme comfort. A reinvention of the highly regarded Seltos, the latest model sports an exciting range of innovative features and benefits that deliver an enhanced driving experience. Yaser Shabsogh, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Regional HQ, Middle East & Africa, Kia commented: “With the launch of the latest Kia Seltos, our customers in the MENA region can now experience upgraded performance, enhanced comfort, and drive confidently with advanced safety features. Our initial Kia Seltos launch in 2019 gained much popularity for its seamless and convenient driving experience; now, with the reinvented version, each element of the vehicle is bigger, better and bolder for an enjoyable, tech-savvy retreat. At Kia, we’re always working to pioneer new vehicles alongside refining our existing high-tech lineup. This allows us to stay committed to our global vision of bringing enthralling innovative experiences beyond our customers’ expectations.” Ahmed Soudodi, Vice President, Product & Marketing, Regional HQ, Middle East & Africa, Kia added: “At Kia, our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence drives us to continually enhance the automotive experience for our valued customers. The new Kia Seltos stands as a testament to this commitment, redefining the SUV landscape in the MENA region. With its robust exterior design exuding strength and a spacious, comfortable interior, the Seltos delivers a superior driving journey. Our dedication to delivering performance, excellence, and innovation will only continue from here, providing our customers with an unparalleled driving experience.” Futuristic and hypermodern design The new Kia Seltos is designed to impress with its futuristic and sporty appearance. Its front and rear end headlights feature signature star-maps that add a hypermodern look to the Seltos when lit, as well as a front fog lamp. The new Kia Seltos boasts two brand new exterior hues including Pewter Olive, and Pluton Blue — in addition to the already existing Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Vivid Red, Snow White Pearl, and Gravity Gray. The interior’s new panoramic display presents high-tech imaging and design with a 10.25-inch cluster and 10.25-inch audio, video, and navigation - AVN display. The model also boasts a high-tech integrated controller where air conditioning and infotainment features can be easily navigated. The new Kia Seltos makes significant advancements in its design and features compared to its predecessor. Notably, the previous Seltos had a single tilt sunroof, whereas the new model boasts a panoramic sunroof, providing an expansive view and enhancing the overall driving experience. The panoramic sunroof can slide open or close within a single touch for safety when driving. Passengers can also control their comfort with five-degree recline rear seats. For a more comfortable driving experience, if the driver prefers a different temperature setting from the passengers, the new Kia Seltos' Dual Auto Climate Control proves invaluable as it seamlessly allows for separate temperature adjustments. Twice the safety The latest Kia Seltos is re-engineered to provide maximum safety through the integration of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems) to ensure maximum safety on the road including: Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), and Smart Cruise Control (SCC). These systems actively monitor the road and provide alerts to the driver to prevent potential collisions, enhancing overall road safety. In addition, the new Kia Seltos is equipped with an electric parking brake, a significant improvement compared to the previous Seltos’ manual brake. The electric brake aids by stopping the car to a stationary position, assisting with emergency braking, as well as assisting with seamless parking. Kia’s new Seltos will be available in the MENA region from October 2023 across Kia
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Kia Middle East & Africa bolsters regional team with Vice President appointments

Kia Middle East and Africa proudly announces the strategic elevation of its Middle East leadership team with the appointment of two new Vice Presidents, effective from September 2023. Mr. Yaser Shabsogh assumes the role of VP, Commercial Operations, and Mr. Ahmed Soudodi takes on the position of VP, Product Marketing. These appointments exemplify Kia’s steadfast dedication to fostering business excellence and elevating customer experiences. More crucially, they underscore the brand’s commitment to advancing regional and global business transformation, promoting innovation and ensuring sustainable expansion across the MEA region.Commenting on Kia’s ongoing transformation, SooHang Chang, President, Kia Middle East & Africa, said: “As a sustainable mobility solutions provider, innovation is at the heart of what we do. To drive formidable change across the region and globally, we are employing newer ways for our markets to fully utilise sustainable mobility solutions. It is critical for us to foster the right people behind this transformation that will shape Kia’s position in the wider Middle East & Africa region. The newly appointed leaders will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to build on this mandate by driving Kia's business growth, amplifying its brand prominence, and prioritising customer engagement.”Mr. Yaser Shabsogh, newly appointed VP of Commercial Operations, brings extensive industry and automotive experience to his new role. Having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Kia Middle East & Africa in 2018, Mr. Shabsogh played a pivotal role in driving operational excellence, growth, and impactful change across markets.Now, Mr Shabsogh is positioned to orchestrate strategic sales initiatives that align with Kia’s regional and global aspirations, playing an important role in meeting the growing business needs. He will develop and implement comprehensive sales strategies to maximize revenue and market penetration, lead the sales team in achieving targets, and ensure seamless customer experiences through efficient service delivery and maintenance.Mr. Ahmed Soudodi, drawing from extensive experience within the Middle East automotive market, is taking on the role of leading Kia's Product and Marketing functions. His focus is on elevating Kia's brand valuation, enhancing the customer experience, and driving positive commercial impact in the MEA region. In this capacity, he will devise and execute strategic product and marketing initiatives to boost brand awareness, customer engagement, and revenue growth. Mr. Soudodi will also oversee competitive analysis, product positioning, and the development of comprehensive marketing campaigns to promote Kia's innovative vehicle line-up. Additionally, his collaborative efforts with dealerships intend to enhance customer journeys and ensure a unified brand experience.In alignment with Kia's regional business growth plans, the newly appointed VPs’ expertise and leadership will enable Kia Middle East and Africa to solidify its position as a frontrunner in the automotive industry, while ensuring sustainable business continuity and exceptional experiences for customers and partners alike.