IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After relocating in each of its first three years, the Kia Classic LPGA golf tournament has found a new home at the Aviara Golf Club, located at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. When play finishes on Sunday, March 24, the winner will take home a check for $255,000 as part of the event's $1.7 million purse, as well as a new 2014 Kia Cadenza, the most powerful and technologically-advanced vehicle the brand has ever introduced in the U.S.
"Women's professional golf is exciting and fun, and as a Southern California-based company Kia has been proud to share the action and energy of the tour with the community we call home. We are eagerly anticipating this year's Kia Classic at its new permanent home at the Aviara Golf Club," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, Kia Motors America. "As usual, the Kia Classic has attracted a talented field of women who have the opportunity to win our new flagship sedan for the U.S. market, which we will showcase to golf fans watching the action live from Aviara Golf Club and on TV."
Following strong event-attendance and TV-ratings growth in the tournament's third year, Kia Motors America recently signed a multi-year contract extension as title sponsor of its namesake tournament. The venue for the 2013 Kia Classic, Aviara Golf Club, which was named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America and the No.1 golf resort in San Diego according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.
New 2014 Cadenza Premium SedanThe Cadenza expands Kia Motors America's lineup of inspiring and award-winning vehicles while moving the brand up-market with an impressive list of premium standard and optional equipment, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS). With its distinctive front fascia and swept C-pillars, the Cadenza's taut European design language is evident. That it's propelled by Kia's most powerful V6 engine further announces its intentions to provide an invigorating driving experience. Inside, unparalleled premium appointments for five occupants strike the ideal balance between sport and luxury. The Cadenza is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year*, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle's on-sale date.