Kia Motors kicks off FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 with national vehicle handover ceremony

by Aug 12, 2014All News, Kia0 comments

Kia Motors, official partner to FIFA and the Organising Committee, provided a variety of vehicles to support transportation requirements for the start of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]Vehicles will be on location in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton to transport officials and delegates from all over the world. As an ‘Official Automotive Partner of FIFA’ these vehicles will be used from the opening matches in Edmonton and Toronto, through to the final in Montreal at the Olympic Stadium on 24 August.

Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kia Canada Inc., presented the fleet of vehicles to Emma Piket, Marketing Venue Manager, FIFA, at Kia Canada’s national headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

Maria said “We are excited about the opportunity to provide this fleet of world-class and award winning vehicles to support the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup across Canada with safe and reliable transportation.

“With soccer as the fastest growing participation sport in Canada, it is a natural fit for Kia to support this great tournament in 2014 and again next year with the 2015 Women’s World Cup here in Canada,” she added.

A 70-vehicle fleet with a variety of models designed to move both people and materials were chosen to support the efforts of FIFA and the Organising Committee. Vehicles including the Forte5 and Forte sedan compact cars, the Soul urban hatchback, Optima mid-size sedan and all-new K900 luxury sedan were specifically selected. Additionally, the Rondo urban utility vehicle (known as ‘Carens’ in the UK) and Sorento sport utility vehicle with seven passenger configurations will also be used to transport tournament officials and delegates.


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