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What Celebrity is in the New Ad for the 2017 Kia Cadenza?

Christina Hendricks Commercial for 2017 Kia Cadenza Impossible to Ignore

We’ve witnessed many A-list celebrities and athletes who have appeared in commercials for Kia vehicles.  We’ve enjoyed the antics of the quirky, beloved Christopher Walken for the Kia Optima.  We’ve laughed and learned thanks to the hilarious Melissa McCarthy in her ads for the new Niro hybrid.  And we’ve marveled at the high-flying exploits of NBA stars LeBron James and Blake Griffin for Kia sedans.

Bottom line, we’ve seen plenty of great Kia vehicles and ads in recent years.  There’s so many other Kia spokespeople we haven’t even named, like golfer Michelle Wie and actor Lawrence Fishburne (there, now we have!), but the latest celebrity to headline a Kia commercial is Christina Hendricks of “Mad Men” fame in a commercial for the 2017 Kia Cadenza titled, “Impossible to Ignore.”  We will share the commercial and some specs for the Cadenza which prove that yes, it is impossible to ignore.

See Luxury Experts Judge the Cadenza

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid’s Features, as Shown by a Celebrity, a Rhino, and a Penguin

Features of 2017 Kia Niro HUV Backup Camera Heated and Ventilated Seats

A rhino, a penguin, and Melissa McCarthy – it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but those are the primary actors of two commercials that show off the features of the 2017 Kia Niro.  Both of them piggyback on the success of the big Kia Niro commercial – the one that aired to north of 100 million viewers during Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5.

Okay, we know that may not narrow it down too much, since dozens of ads aired over the broadcast of the big game, but McCarthy’s starring role in the ad for the 2017 Niro, “Hero’s Journey,” was hilarious and very well-received by viewers, receiving the highest scores in the annual USA Today Ad Meter survey.  If you have any interest in the 2017 Niro or humor in general, we have a couple more ads for you, with these focusing on specific features of the 2017 Niro and also starring McCarthy.  Read on for the videos, and more eco-friendly goodness!

See the 2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl Ad

Features, Trims for 2017 Niro Hybrid

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Melissa McCarthy, 2017 Kia Niro Ad Top USA Today’s Ad Meter Survey

2017 Kia Niro USA Today Ad Meter Win Hero’s Journey with Melissa McCarthy

February 4 and 5, 2017 constituted a truly super weekend for Melissa McCarthy.  She was prominently featured in a sketch on “Saturday Night Live” which won raves from many who watched it, and during an all-time classic Super Bowl, her commercial for the all-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, “Hero’s Journey,” debuted to a viewing audience that was estimated at 111 million viewers.

The stakes were high, and McCarthy and the 2017 Niro delivered.  So much so, that survey respondents to the annual USA Today Ad Meter ranked “Hero’s Journey” as the best overall commercial that aired during Super Bowl 51.  See what ads it defeated, and view the commercial, after the page break!

Compare: 2017 Niro vs. Honda HR-V

Compare: 2017 Niro vs. Prius v Hybrid

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Who Sings the Song in the Kia Niro ad with Melissa McCarthy?

Bonnie Tyler I Need a Hero 2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl Commercial

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is a hybrid sent to us from the future, the first mainstream model of its kind to combine the cargo space of a crossover with fuel economy that tops 50 mpg in its base trim option.  We’ve discussed the Niro’s benefits in other posts, and they are ample – but we want to solve a mystery you might be having if you’ve seen its Super Bowl 51 commercial: Who sings the song that is featured in the ad?

And if you haven’t already seen the commercial with living comedy legend Melissa McCarthy, we have that for your viewing pleasure as well – read onward!

Specs, Features: 2017 Kia Niro

See Two Kia Niro Super Bowl Teaser Ads

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Melissa McCarthy Takes on an Iceberg and the Desert, in New 2017 Niro Teaser Ads

2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl Ad Teasers Iceberg Run Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy has been an integral part of the new ad campaign for the 2017 Kia Niro, a hybrid utility vehicle that will set the market on its ear when it hits dealer lots this spring.

We have two teaser videos for the 2017 Niro’s Super Bowl ad which debuts globally on Feb. 5, 2017.  In both, McCarthy is hyping up the soon-to-be smash hit which averages 52 mpg city, 49 mpg highway in its base trim level and has the cargo room of a small SUV to boot, but also reduces tailpipe emissions with its hybrid gas/electric engine.

The first teaser shows her in the midst of a dilemma in the arctic, titled “Iceberg”; the second Super Bowl teaser shows her running for her life in the desert, and it’s titled “Run.”

MPG, Features of the 2017 Niro Hybrid

Kia Niro: Why it’s the Smartest Hybrid

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Kia Niro Pricing, Super Bowl Commercial Teaser Announced

2017 Kia Niro MSRP and Super Bowl Ad Melissa McCarthy Teaser

We’re in a highly excitable state with all the great news that is coming out about the 2017 Kia Niro.  Not only are we privy to an ad campaign that will culminate in a minute-long Super Bowl commercial starring celebrity Melissa McCarthy on Feb. 5, 2017, but we also have news of the suggested retail prices for the 2017 Niro hybrid crossover.

Both of these developments are awesome, and we’ll fill you in on both with a list of MSRPs and a 15-second teaser for the Super Bowl ad, below.

Specs, Features of the 2017 Niro Hybrid

See the First Two 2017 Kia Niro Ads

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How Amazing Will Melissa McCarthy be in the Kia Super Bowl Commercial?

Melissa McCarthy 2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl Commercial

We’ve already reported how Melissa McCarthy, star of the small screen and the silver screen, will lend her considerable talents to the new Kia ad campaign for the all-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid and its 2017 Kia Super Bowl commercial.  There are already two 15-second ads with voiceovers by McCarthy that we’ll share with you after the break.

So stay with us for a bit and learn more about the Niro and its ads, as well as some highlights of the new Kia star’s career!

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History of Kia’s Super Bowl Commercials

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What Kia Commercial Can We Look Forward to in the 2017 Super Bowl?

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We’ve seen plenty of amazing commercials from Kia.  Whether you enjoy the Kia Soul hamsters, actors like Christopher Walken and Lawrence Fishburne, or cool production values, there’s always something that informs as well as entertains with a Kia TV spot.  This year for the Super Bowl, the commercial hasn’t been finalized as of mid-January, but we do know the vehicle that will be in it, the 2017 Kia Niro, in a campaign that will feature the voice-over and acting talents of the world-famous and hilarious Melissa McCarthy!  We have specs of the all-new 2017 Kia Niro, as well as a recap of the past three Kia Super Bowl spots to whet your appetite.

Read on, and get ready for the big ad in the big game!

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Kia Niro Blog

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Who Has the Last “Trick” in this Magic Matchup?

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Just like a nice car feels like it was made by magic, so too are a duo of highly-anticipated movies that are based upon two magic-centric franchises, “Doctor Strange” and the Harry Potter-world “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

As we stay excited about these two blockbusters set to hit the cinema near you, we compare the two magic-wielders from the franchises, Doctor Strange and Harry Potter.  Then we’ll show where you can find these two movies if you live in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area.

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Who are the Top Celebrity Endorsers for Kia Vehicles?

Top Six Celebrity and Athlete Endorsers For Kia Models 

Kia cars have come a long way in a relatively short time, with a renewed sense of style, an emphasis on safety, and technology that is second to none including the all-new UVO3 eServices, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and much more.

We could go on for days about the specs of the various cars, SUVs and crossovers Kia puts out; instead, we’ll rank our six favorite celebrity and athlete endorsers of recent years.  These people really have been the “cherry on the top” when it comes to marketing such an impressive stable of vehicles.  When you consider that famous folks like actor Pierce Brosnan and tennis pro Rafael Nadal were edged off the list by this group, you know there’s some heavy hitters below.

What’s the Best Kia Soul Hamster Ad?

LeBron James in Kia’s NBA Tipoff

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