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Kia Smartphone Apps and a New Mobile Website

August 10, 2011 - 10:16 am | Category: Kia News, Kia Optima, Press Release

Kia Motors now has five smartphone applications and it also launches a new mobile website for smartphone users

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Here at metro Detroit Kia dealer Summit Place Kia we find ourselves enjoying the last month of summer in 2011.

This means that many of us will be away from home for vacations and other events. But not to worry, if you have a smart phone you can play a game, check out the new Kia Optima, search for services, create a body sticker for the Kia Soul, change the color of a Soul simply by shaking your phone or even learn more about Kia’s models simply by scanning a QR code.

So here’s the latest news:

Introducing Kia’s Smartphone Applications

The number of smart phone users is increasing worldwide. To keep up with this trend, Kia has offered various brand applications since 2009.
If you haven’t downloaded Kia’s applications, today’s posting will be helpful for downloading the applications you want.

Fight4Picanto -Released July 11, 2011

Think cats are sensitive, sweet and cuddly? Not all of them. This is a game app where cat fighters face off. You can choose your own character from four cats that do karate, kick-boxing and street-fighting. You can also enjoy multi-player gaming through the Game Center.

Kia Optima AR- Released January 20,2011

Also available in Android
This app starts when you capture the Kia logo with your camera. Once the app is open, you can learn more about the various colors and functions of the Optima.

Optimap – Released December 8, 2010

Optimap helps search for real-time transportation information, gas stations, parking lots, auto services, hospitals, restaurants, coffee shops and more. You can also easily share this information with your friends.

Information about the Optima’s various features can be found through “My Features.” “My Location” makes it possible to send your current location and expected arrival time through SMS with various emoticons. You can also Tweet your current location with “My Tweets.”

My Kia Soul Cam- Released August 27, 2010

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With this funny app, you can take a photo image with your smart phone and use the image to create a body sticker for the Kia Soul. You can also save or share this photo in your photo albums and on Facebook. Information about the features of Kia Soul is also available.

Kia Soul (Shake Your Soul) – Released January 30, 2009

You can see the different colors of the Kia Soul by shaking your iPhone. This application has simple functions that help view the Soul’s various colors.. For more information, visit

By Kia BUZZ Editorial Team

Kia Motors Launches New Mobile Website

Now Kia fans can get information on the go with the launch of Kia’s mobile website, “”!

The website allows users to learn about Kia Motors simply through their smart phones.

E-catalogs for all Kia models can be downloaded and opened with popular mobile apps like Evernote, Stanza and Dropbox. Kia cars exterior and interior can be viewed in a 360 degree view with the flick of a finger.

Users can also find detailed information about Kia’s design, technology, environmental efforts, sponsorships, after-sales services and overall corporate values.

The mobile website is social media friendly, linking to Twitter, Facebook and of course, the Kia BUZZ Blog.

Scan the QR code above for the complete Kia Motors mobile experience!

By Kia Motors Corporation PR Team

Check us out when you’re back in town

As always, we would like to thank the Kia Buzz web site and the Kia Motors PR Team for this these articles.

And when you get back from vacation, be sure to check out our lineup of high quality, fuel efficient, affordable Kias. To do that, all you need to do is drop by Summit Place Kia!

For more information, you can contact us at our Waterford store by calling 248-682-6002, by dialing 586-463-1521 for our Clinton Township store or on the web at You can also visit us at either of our two locations: 2200 Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford, just behind the Summit Place mall or in Clinton Township at 43774 North Gratiot, just one mile south of M-59. Once you’re there, you’ll see why everyone at metro Detroit’s sales leader and Proud Automotive Partner of Michigan Athletics would “Love to see ‘ya” in a Summit Place Kia!

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