Kia Motors America teams with Experian Automotive to provide AutoCheck® vehicle history reports on all of its Certified Pre-Owned vehicles
AutoCheck reports on Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are now available through participating Kia dealers and on third-party vehicle listing Websites, such as AutoTrader.com
Schaumburg, Ill., Jan. 13, 2011 — Experian Automotive today announced that Kia Motors America (KMA) is enhancing its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle program to include AutoCheck® vehicle history reports on 100 percent of Kia CPO vehicles. AutoCheck reports will now be available on Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles through Kia dealers participating in the Kia Certified Pre-Owned program and from third-party vehicle-listing Websites. Additionally, as part of the enhanced program, each AutoCheck report now will post a vehicle history event showing each car has been qualified under Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned process.
“Used car shoppers want transparency when it comes to understanding the history of a vehicle they intend to buy,” said Tom Loveless, vice president, sales, KMA. “Providing AutoCheck vehicle history reports on Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned vehicles to all of our dealers and Web partners helps increase customers’ confidence in the shopping process and provides them with the peace of mind that they are making the right vehicle purchase.”
The Kia Certified Pre-Owned program, which is administered by one of the largest independent finance and insurance leaders, JM&A Group, provides shoppers with access to AutoCheck vehicle history reports directly through used vehicle listings. AutoCheck reports allow shoppers to easily identify if the vehicle has any reported accidents, odometer issues, title brands, frame-damage announcements or other important information, which helps to increase their confidence in making a Kia-certified vehicle purchase.
“We are proud to be a part of Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned program,” said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. “AutoCheck reports are designed to provide significant information on a vehicle in order to instill confidence when making a purchasing decision. As part of the enhanced program, AutoCheck can now provide this assurance to Kia shoppers nationwide through Kia Certified Pre-Owned retailers and third-party Websites that list Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, such as AutoTrader.com.”
Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned program offers comprehensive coverage for eligible used units (vehicles up to five years old with fewer than 60,001 miles that pass the required inspection). Benefits include a long-term, 10-year/100,000-mile certified power train limited warranty. Service contracts — which add to and complement existing coverage — also are available.
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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 730 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the “Official Automotive Partner of the NBA.” In 2010, KMA recorded its best-ever U.S. sales and 16th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share. Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, safety features and new technologies.
About Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive, a part of Experian, delivers information services to manufacturers, dealers, finance and insurance companies, and consumers. Experian® helps automotive clients increase customer loyalty, target and win new business, and make better lending and vehicle purchase decisions. Its North American Vehicle DatabaseSM, housing more than 650 million vehicles, along with Experian’s credit, consumer and business information assets, meets the industry’s growing demand for an integrated information source. Experian’s advanced decision support services help clients turn this information into improved business results. Experian technology supports top automotive businesses, including eBay Motors, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Affinia, CarMax and NADAguides.com. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at http://www.experianautomotive.com.
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