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Orbee Receives an Investment from Pohanka Automotive Group for its Enterprise Marketing Data Platform

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pohanka Automotive Group, one of the nation's leading organizations in the automotive industry, has invested in Orbee, a leading provider of marketing technologies to the industry. Pohanka's investment into Orbee revolves around the common goal of driving innovation across the automotive software ecosystem. Their strategy of connecting legacy systems with new capabilities such as Orbee's Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Marketing Automation Platform (MAP), will provide a reference design for all dealership groups.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pohanka Automotive Group, one of the nation's leading organizations in the automotive industry, has invested in Orbee, a leading provider of marketing technologies to the industry.
  • Pohanka's investment into Orbee revolves around the common goal of driving innovation across the automotive software ecosystem.
  • Their strategy of connecting legacy systems with new capabilities such as Orbee's Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Marketing Automation Platform (MAP), will provide a reference design for all dealership groups.
  • Pohanka Automotive Group is an award-winning dealership group that is well known for its technology and process innovations.

South Korea NFT Market Intelligence Report 2022: Market is Expected to Grow by 47.3% to Reach $938.6 Million in 2022 - Zero Tax on Digital Assets has Propelled the Adoption of NFTs - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

NFT industry in South Korea is expected to grow by 47.3% on an annual basis to reach US$938.6 million in 2022.

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  • NFT industry in South Korea is expected to grow by 47.3% on an annual basis to reach US$938.6 million in 2022.
  • The NFT Spend Value in the country will increase from US$938.6 million in 2022 to reach US$4902.2 million by 2028.
  • This is now getting translated into the blockchain realm as the non-fungible token (NFT) adoption grows exponentially in South Korea.
  • South Korea NFT Market Size and Future Growth Dynamics by Key Performance Indicators, 2019-2028
    South Korea NFT Market Size and Forecast by Key Assets, 2019-2028

KIA WINS 2023 VINCENTRIC BEST CPO VALUE IN AMERICA AWARD FOR PASSENGER CARS

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia has been named the winner of the 2023 Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America award in the Passenger Car category. Kia propelled to the top spot after four models were recognized as having the best CPO Value America in their respective segments, including the Rio for the third consecutive year and the Soul for the second year in a row.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia has been named the winner of the 2023 Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America award in the Passenger Car category.
  • Kia propelled to the top spot after four models were recognized as having the best CPO Value America in their respective segments, including the Rio for the third consecutive year and the Soul for the second year in a row.
  • Kia Rio Best CPO Value in America: Subcompact segment
    Kia Rio Five-Door Best CPO Value in America: Subcompact Hatchback segment
    Kia Soul Best CPO Value in America: Compact Hatchback segment
    Kia Sorento Hybrid Best CPO Value in America: Hybrid SUV segment
    In addition to the string of awards, Vincentric has also identified two Kia models as having the lowest total cost of ownership:
    Kia Niro Lowest CPO Cost to Own in America: Hybrid SUV segment
    Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Lowest CPO Cost to Own in America: EV/PHEV SUV segment
    "Kia's success in this important segment of our industry has continued to grow, and we're now poised to continue thanks to these awards from Vincentric," said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America.
  • The Vincentric Best CPO Value in America Awards use a statistical analysis that incorporates the total cost of ownership and current market price of all CPO vehicles for applicable model years to identify the model with the best CPO value per segment.

Step One Automotive Group Announces 25 Days of Giving Across AL, FL, and GA

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Step One Automotive Group owns 20 new car dealerships in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, representing 17 brands, including Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, Ram Fiat, Volkswagen, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Genesis, Ford, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati.

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  • Step One Automotive Group owns 20 new car dealerships in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, representing 17 brands, including Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, Ram Fiat, Volkswagen, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Genesis, Ford, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati.
  • Step One Automotive Group also owns two standalone pre-owned operations, three wholesale parts operations, and one rental car operation.
  • Out of 18,000 dealerships in the United States, Step One ranks in the top 90 dealer groups in the United States and the top 10 in Florida.
  • Step One employs 787 team members across three states and six cities.

2022 KIA EV6 AND 2023 TELLURIDE WIN HISPANIC MOTOR PRESS AWARDS

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2022 Kia EV6 and 2023 Kia Telluride have both been recognized by the Hispanic Motor Press as the best vehicles of the year for Hispanic consumers. At the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Hispanic Motor Press named the EV6 as the Best EV of the Year, and crowned the Telluride as the SUV of the Year. The association's jury panel of over 20 Hispanic automotive journalists, content creators, and industry influencers selected winners based off several key factors important to Hispanic consumers.

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  • EV6 Named EV of the Year; Telluride Crowned SUV of the Year
    IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2022 Kia EV6 and 2023 Kia Telluride have both been recognized by the Hispanic Motor Press as the best vehicles of the year for Hispanic consumers.
  • At the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Hispanic Motor Press named the EV6 as the Best EV of the Year, and crowned the Telluride as the SUV of the Year.
  • The association's jury panel of over 20 Hispanic automotive journalists, content creators, and industry influencers selected winners based off several key factors important to Hispanic consumers.
  • "Despite competing in a segment that's exploding with several new EV options, the Kia EV6 manages to stand out thanks to its bold design, upscale interior, all-electric range, and tremendous value," said Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, president, Hispanic Motor Press.

Kia named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at 2022 TopGear.com awards

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia has been named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at the 2022 TopGear.com Awards, finishing the year on a high.

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  • SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia has been named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at the 2022 TopGear.com Awards, finishing the year on a high.
  • This is the second consecutive year that Kia has taken home a win at the TopGear.com awards; last year, the newly launched EV6 won the 'Crossover of the Year' category.
  • Kia has launched several game-changing models in Europe this year notably the fifth-generation Sportage and all-new Niro, consistently two of Kia's best-sellers across Europe.
  • Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe, said: "This has been an outstanding year for Kia in terms of new product, brand awareness and sales.

Kia named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at 2022 TopGear.com awards

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia has been named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at the 2022 TopGear.com Awards, finishing the year on a high.

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  • SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia has been named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at the 2022 TopGear.com Awards, finishing the year on a high.
  • This is the second consecutive year that Kia has taken home a win at the TopGear.com awards; last year, the newly launched EV6 won the 'Crossover of the Year' category.
  • Kia has launched several game-changing models in Europe this year notably the fifth-generation Sportage and all-new Niro, consistently two of Kia's best-sellers across Europe.
  • Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe, said: "This has been an outstanding year for Kia in terms of new product, brand awareness and sales.

New EV entries nibbling away at Tesla EV share, according to S&P Global Mobility

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Although U.S. electric vehicle registrations remain dominated by Tesla, the brand is showing the expected signs of shedding market share as more entrants arrive. Much of Tesla's share loss is to EVs available in a more accessible MSRP range – below $50,000, where Tesla does not yet truly compete.

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  • "The EV market in 2022 is a Tesla market, and it will continue to be, so long as its competitors are bound by production capacity."
  • Tesla has opened two new assembly plants in 2022 and is looking for the site of its next North American plant.
  • However, Mach-E registrations of about 27,800 units are about 8% of the volume Tesla has captured, according to S&P Global Mobility data.
  • Editor's Note: This report is from S&P Global Mobility, and not S&P Global Ratings, which is a separately managed division of S&P Global.

KIA AMERICA DROPS LATEST DIGITAL COLLECTIBLE AS PART OF "LEGENDS OF THE DRIVEWAY" CAMPAIGN FOR THE NEW TELLURIDE

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Powered by the Sweet platform, collectors can begin minting " Legends of the Driveway " starting November 29, for $49.99 per collectible.

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  • Powered by the Sweet platform, collectors can begin minting " Legends of the Driveway " starting November 29, for $49.99 per collectible.
  • In the creative campaign, Kia reflects on the place many basketball fans and players first fall in love with the game: the driveway.
  • This new collection from Kia America will be minted on the carbon-neutral Polygon blockchain and sold on the Sweet marketplace.
  • "With each NFT collection, Kia America is leveraging its strengths and partnerships along with well-executed marketing campaigns to drive toward mass adoption of digital collectibles."

Global NEV Sales Reached 2.87 Million Units for 3Q22 as BYD Trailed Closely Behind Tesla in BEV Segment, Says TrendForce

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Of the quarterly total, BEV sales accounted for 2.147 million units and registered a YoY growth of 75%, whereas PHEV sales accounted for 714,000 units and registered a YoY growth of 57%.

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  • Of the quarterly total, BEV sales accounted for 2.147 million units and registered a YoY growth of 75%, whereas PHEV sales accounted for 714,000 units and registered a YoY growth of 57%.
  • In the global ranking of BEV brands by vehicle sales for 3Q22, Tesla took first place with 344,000 units.
  • While Tesla managed to maintain its market share at 16%, its lead over second-placed BYD in sales figure had narrowed further.
  • It is also worth noting that the gap between Tesla and BYD in BEV sales has been smaller than 100,000 units for two quarters straight.