Kia Classic LPGA Tournament Ready To Tee Off At New Permanent Home In Carlsbad, California

    Kia Classic LPGA Tournament Ready To Tee Off At New Permanent Home In
                             Carlsbad, California

Fourth-Annual Kia Classic Moves to Aviara Golf Club Located at the Park Hyatt
Aviara Resort

-- Strong field of players from around the world will compete for $1.7 million

-- Kia Classic winner will receive a new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan - the most
powerful and technologically-advanced Kia ever in the U.S. market

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --After relocating in each of its
first three years, the Kia Classic LPGA golf tournament has found a new home
at the Aviara Golf Club, located at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad,
Calif. When play finishes on Sunday, March 24, the winner will take home a
check for $255,000 as part of the event's $1.7 million purse, as well as a new
2014 Kia Cadenza, the most powerful and technologically-advanced vehicle the
brand has ever introduced in the U.S.

"Women's professional golf is exciting and fun, and as a Southern
California-based company Kia has been proud to share the action and energy of
the tour with the community we call home. We are eagerly anticipating this
year's Kia Classic at its new permanent home at the Aviara Golf Club," said
Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, Kia
Motors America. "As usual, the Kia Classic has attracted a talented field of
women who have the opportunity to win our new flagship sedan for the U.S.
market, which we will showcase to golf fans watching the action live from
Aviara Golf Club and on TV."

Following strong event-attendance and TV-ratings growth in the tournament's
third year, Kia Motors America recently signed a multi-year contract extension
as title sponsor of its namesake tournament. The venue for the 2013 Kia
Classic, Aviara Golf Club, which was named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as
one of the best resort golf courses in America and the No.1 golf resort in San
Diego according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, overlooks the beautiful
Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course
designed by Arnold Palmer.

New 2014 Cadenza Premium Sedan

The Cadenza expands Kia Motors America's lineup of inspiring and award-winning
vehicles while moving the brand up-market with an impressive list of premium
standard and optional equipment, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control
(ASCC)[1], Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System
(LDWS). With its distinctive front fascia and swept C-pillars, the Cadenza's
taut European design language is evident. That it's propelled by Kia's most
powerful V6 engine further announces its intentions to provide an invigorating
driving experience. Inside, unparalleled premium appointments for five
occupants strike the ideal balance between sport and luxury. The Cadenza is
expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this
year*, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle's on-sale date.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors
Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of
vehicles through more than 765 dealers throughout the United States and serves
as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA. In 2012, KMA recorded its
best-ever annual sales total and gained U.S. market share for the 18th
consecutive year. Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to
build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety
features and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available
at its website - For media information, including photography,

About LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women.
Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership
with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a
Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best
of women's golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while
dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game
through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour – Road to the
LPGA serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently
producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is
headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television
home, Golf Channel, and on the web via:,,, and

About Aviara Golf Club

Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses
in America, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the protected Batiquitos Lagoon and is
the only golf course in San Diego designed by Arnold Palmer. Aviara features a
memorable par 72 coastal layout that stretches 7,007 yards and is uniquely
sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, and plenty of bunker
and water challenges. Hole after hole, Aviara golf stimulates the senses with
colorful flowers and flora and then sneaks in an ocean view hole just to
ensure you'll never forget this magnificent Park Hyatt golf experience. The
elegant two-story, 32,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial clubhouse features a
bar, cozy lounge with fireplace and the adjoining Argyle Steakhouse with
indoor and outdoor balcony seating. Showers, locker rooms, an upscale golf
shop, driving range and an oversized practice putting green round out all the
Aviara experience.

About Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Secluded amidst 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys within the
master-planned community of Aviara, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is AAA Five
Diamond-rated and provides an appealing setting for any function.The resort's
Spanish colonial architecture welcomes with a sense of casual elegance. Each
of the 329 spacious guest rooms – including 44 suites – features a private
balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views. Expansive facilities
for meetings and special events are enhanced by complete resort amenities,
from acclaimed dining at four on-site restaurants, to a full-service spa,
swimming, tennis, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole
championship golf course. Follow Park Hyatt Aviara on Twitter,
@ParkHyattAviara and become a fan on Facebook at

* 2014 Kia Cadenza expected May 2013. Initially only available in certain
markets with limited availability.

[1] The advanced smart cruise control, blind spot detection, and
lane-departure warning systems are not substitutes for proper and safe
driving. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect
every object in the vehicle's blindspot or direction of travel.

SOURCE Kia Motors America

Contact: Scott McKee, +1-949-468-4813,; or Matias Cavallin,
Zeno Group for Kia Motors America, +1-310-566-3987,
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