LAS VEGAS and OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading personalized radio service, today announced Kia Motors America as a new OEM and automotive brand partner. The Kia partnership was announced today at the Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) and in preparation for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Pandora now has 23 total automotive partnerships between automotive brands and aftermarket manufacturers.
Kia's UVO eServices platform, which will be introduced at CES, is slated to debut later this year.
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ABOUT KIA MOTORS AMERICA
Kia Motors America 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 755 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA." In 2011, KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and became one of the fastest growing car companies in the U.S. 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 – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.
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