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

As the ‘Official Automotive Partner’, the world-class vehicles will be used from now through to the completion of the games on 3 December.

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Source: Media Partners
Source: Media Partners
Source: Media Partners

PORT MORESBY (2 November 2016) Today Kia Motors Corporation (Kia Motors afterwards), FIFA Partner, officially handed over 60 vehicles to support the transportation of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.

Kia Vehicles, including Sorento, Optima and Sportage models will support the transportation of LOC and FIFA officials and delegates from all over the world.

As the ‘Official Automotive Partner’, the world-class vehicles will be used from now through to the completion of the games on 3 December.

Shane Boyce, General Manager of the Kia Motors Papua New Guinea distributor formally presented FIFA Vice President, David Chung the Kia vehicle fleet at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

“We are delighted with the opportunity to support FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC afterwards) in the successful operation of this important and prestigious event”. “We are proud to make our vehicles available to assist FIFA and the LOC with the logistics of people and materials movement during this event”. Mr. Boyce said.

Mr Chung in thanking Kia Motors said “We are extremely grateful for the continued support and would like to thank Kia Motors for the crucial role they play in providing the best possible vehicles to transport our people in comfort, style and safety. Kia is vital to the operational success of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. The handover of the vehicle fleet is an important milestone in the lead up to the games, and it signals that the LOC, FIFA, Kia Motors, and Papua New Guinea are all ready to move the event forward.”

About Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 10 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries. Kia today has over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of nearly US$44 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

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