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Kia Presidents Club Award Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rich LaLonde
Summit Place Kia East
(586) 463-1521
SUMMIT PLACE KIA EAST HONORED AS EXCLUSIVE MEMBER OF
KIA MOTORS' PRESIDENT'S CLUB
Rich LaLonde of Summit Place Kia East Recognized for
Exceptional Customer Service and Sales Success

Clinton Township, MI, March 2, 2020 — Rich LaLonde of Summit Place Kia East has been named by Kia Motors America as one of only 40 dealers in the United States to earn a spot in the brand's prestigious President's Club. Selected from the network of nearly 800 retailers, the Kia President's Club recognizes dealers that have achieved the highest overall sales volume and provided outstanding customer satisfaction. This is the 3rd time that Summit Place Kia East has received President's Club honors.

"2019 was an important year in the ongoing maturation of the Kia brand in the United States, and on behalf of the Kia family, I would like to recognize and thank Rich LaLonde and the staff at Summit Place Kia East for their commitment to exemplary sales performance and top-notch customer satisfaction," said Sean Yoon, President and CEO of Kia Motors North America.

In 2019, Kia was ranked the number one mass-market brand in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the fifth consecutive year and named the 2020 Best SUV brand by U.S. News & World Report, unseating Honda, which has held the distinction for the past four years. The 2020 Telluride continues to impress, earning Motor Trend magazine's SUV of the Year award and Kelly Blue Book's Best Buy awards for Best New Model and Best 3-Row Midsize SUV. Additionally, Telluride was named one of Car and Driver magazine's 10Best for 2020. Kia's world-class model line-up of SUVs continues to grow, with the recent debut of the all-new 2021 Seltos SUV at the LA Auto Show.

The 2019 Kia President's Club honorees receive dealership promotional materials and awards, as well as a custom-made crystal 2019 Kia President's Club statuette.

"We've always put our customers first. It's motivates our staff to be recognized in the top 5% of all Kia dealers nationwide by both our customers and KIa USA" said Rich LaLonde, Founder and CEO of Summit Place Kia, Michigan's largest Kia Retailer with locations in Clinton Township, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids.


Kia Presidents Club Award Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rich LaLonde
Summit Place Kia East
(586) 463-1521
SUMMIT PLACE KIA EAST HONORED AS EXCLUSIVE MEMBER OF
KIA MOTORS' PRESIDENT'S CLUB
Rich LaLonde of Summit Place Kia East Recognized for
Exceptional Customer Service and Sales Success

Clinton Township, MI, March 2, 2020 — Rich LaLonde of Summit Place Kia East has been named by Kia Motors America as one of only 40 dealers in the United States to earn a spot in the brand's prestigious President's Club. Selected from the network of nearly 800 retailers, the Kia President's Club recognizes dealers that have achieved the highest overall sales volume and provided outstanding customer satisfaction. This is the 3rd time that Summit Place Kia East has received President's Club honors.

"2019 was an important year in the ongoing maturation of the Kia brand in the United States, and on behalf of the Kia family, I would like to recognize and thank Rich LaLonde and the staff at Summit Place Kia East for their commitment to exemplary sales performance and top-notch customer satisfaction," said Sean Yoon, President and CEO of Kia Motors North America.

In 2019, Kia was ranked the number one mass-market brand in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the fifth consecutive year and named the 2020 Best SUV brand by U.S. News & World Report, unseating Honda, which has held the distinction for the past four years. The 2020 Telluride continues to impress, earning Motor Trend magazine's SUV of the Year award and Kelly Blue Book's Best Buy awards for Best New Model and Best 3-Row Midsize SUV. Additionally, Telluride was named one of Car and Driver magazine's 10Best for 2020. Kia's world-class model line-up of SUVs continues to grow, with the recent debut of the all-new 2021 Seltos SUV at the LA Auto Show.

The 2019 Kia President's Club honorees receive dealership promotional materials and awards, as well as a custom-made crystal 2019 Kia President's Club statuette.

"We've always put our customers first. It's motivates our staff to be recognized in the top 5% of all Kia dealers nationwide by both our customers and KIa USA" said Rich LaLonde, Founder and CEO of Summit Place Kia, Michigan's largest Kia Retailer with locations in Clinton Township, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids.


Reviews

Stephanie smithberger
Stephanie smithberger
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Got my car 5 years ago and couldn't been happier. was recently there for my car to be serviced and check recall. I needed more then I expected which it totally fine. Rob helped me with the tire option and told me the sale they had going on with them as well as the coupon. since it wouldn't be ready same day he offered me a rental which is beautiful I returned the care with a joke about keeping it and he said he could get a salesman if I wanted. (had to work but was already in contact with someone from online when I was curious about the trade value.) they are always clean and did the best they could due to covid19. same great service and very friendly... Will be back for a SUV soon.

Markus Baker
Markus Baker
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great salesman, under the circumstances of covid 19 I was a very pleased getting into my new 2020 stingerGt within a couple hours. Thanks again Steve Gorgen ...

Angela Chenoweth
Angela Chenoweth
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Barb Schuster
Barb Schuster
GOOGLE
5-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is our second experience dealing with Jon Ward and both times he was very attentive to our needs and wants!! Jon is easy to talk to and made us feel valued as a customer.

Mike S
Mike S
GOOGLE
5-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience all around. I definitely recommend working with Greg Jenkins, he made the entire process smooth and easy and he is a genuine and honest person.

dawn buccitelli
dawn buccitelli
GOOGLE
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon Quinn gives the best service!! Very knowledgeable, great professional etiquette and great humor!!!

Michelle Koba
Michelle Koba
GOOGLE
4-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

With everything going on right now and my lease coming up, I wasn't sure what to expect or really do. Contacted SP Kia and Greg J, our salesperson, was phenomenal! He walked me and my sister through the entire process and made it super easy and quick...everything was sealed completed through email and when it was time to pick up the new cars, we picked them up, signed papers, and out in record time. Highly recommend!

Coach Aaron
Coach Aaron
GOOGLE
4-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kim Bodnar
Kim Bodnar
GOOGLE
4-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Nicole Thomas
Nicole Thomas
GOOGLE
3-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Alicia Hardesty
Alicia Hardesty
GOOGLE
3-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’m a repeat buyer from SPK. First car was a 2018 Forte that Steve Gorgen sold me. I bought it to help get my credit back on track. Steve was great then. The car was too small for my needs. I came back to SPK and once again talked to Steve and am now the owner of a amazing new 2021 Kia Seltos. So once again thank you Steve for all your efforts, attention and guidance in buying a new car.

"I didn't even want to come in the door. I was so nervous..."

kleihegerobin
DEALERRATER
3-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I didn't even want to come in the door. I was so nervous about looking at cars, because it is such a big commitment. Joe was great. He answered all our questions, calmed my fears, and got us a great deal. Love my brand new Sorento.

I didn't even want to come in the door. I was so nervous...

kleihegerobin
CARS
3-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I didn't even want to come in the door. I was so nervous about looking at cars, because it is such a big commitment. Joe was great. He answered all our questions, calmed my fears, and got us a great deal. Love my brand new Sorento.

"Thank you so much Brandon!!! We had a great experience..."

msaleh
DEALERRATER
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you so much Brandon!!! We had a great experience with you today! I will be sure to share our experience with friends! Thanks again for all of your time!

Thank you so much Brandon!!! We had a great experience...

msaleh
CARS
3-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you so much Brandon!!! We had a great experience with you today! I will be sure to share our experience with friends! Thanks again for all of your time!

I couldn't have asked for a better experience or sales...

sarahhuff84
CARS
3-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I couldn't have asked for a better experience or sales associate than Leann. She was extremely helpful and made me feel at ease with the entire buying experience. She answered every question I had and was able to put me in a brand new Kia Soul. I had expected to only be able to get a used car but was pleasantly surprised when she was able to get me into a 2020 Kia Soul. Anyone looking to purchase a vehicle, I highly recommend seeing Leann.

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience or sales..."

sarahhuff84
DEALERRATER
3-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I couldn't have asked for a better experience or sales associate than Leann. She was extremely helpful and made me feel at ease with the entire buying experience. She answered every question I had and was able to put me in a brand new Kia Soul. I had expected to only be able to get a used car but was pleasantly surprised when she was able to get me into a 2020 Kia Soul. Anyone looking to purchase a vehicle, I highly recommend seeing Leann.

"Brandon made this purchase smooth and exciting for me!!..."

MsMercyy1
DEALERRATER
3-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon made this purchase smooth and exciting for me!! I'm sooooo happy with my new whip!! It's my new Blessing!!thank you Brandon!! Thank you Kia!!

Brandon made this purchase smooth and exciting for me!!...

MsMercyy1
CARS
3-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon made this purchase smooth and exciting for me!! I'm sooooo happy with my new whip!! It's my new Blessing!!thank you Brandon!! Thank you Kia!!

She was great! Sweet and kind and she answered all of the...

Novemberflower18
CARS
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

She was great! Sweet and kind and she answered all of the questions and I will be back! Service was quick and easy. They work with you the best I have ever seen!

Leann was FANTASTIC! She was super friendly and helpful!...

Mrs.Dibble09
CARS
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann was FANTASTIC! She was super friendly and helpful! Service was quick and painless! Best buying experience ever! 1000% will be back! Thanks for everything!

"Leann was FANTASTIC! She was super friendly and helpful!..."

Mrs.Dibble09
DEALERRATER
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann was FANTASTIC! She was super friendly and helpful! Service was quick and painless! Best buying experience ever! 1000% will be back! Thanks for everything!

"She was great! Sweet and kind and she answered all of the..."

Novemberflower18
DEALERRATER
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

She was great! Sweet and kind and she answered all of the questions and I will be back! Service was quick and easy. They work with you the best I have ever seen!

"Brandon was a great Guy, He helped me with everything. I..."

Chank_313
DEALERRATER
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon was a great Guy, He helped me with everything. I truely recommend him and Suggest everyone to come to Summit Kia very nice place.

kimberly bora
kimberly bora
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon was a great Guy, He helped me with everything. I...

Chank_313
CARS
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon was a great Guy, He helped me with everything. I truely recommend him and Suggest everyone to come to Summit Kia very nice place.

"John Rivers was a wonderful salesman and very patient for..."

Bethnoble721
DEALERRATER
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

John Rivers was a wonderful salesman and very patient for us. Thank you for hiring a super staff Please give them any awards you can.

Josh Godlewski
Josh Godlewski
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Valerie Johnson
Valerie Johnson
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Beth Noble
Beth Noble
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great staff to work with. Love my car.

L Allen
L Allen
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Joanna Adams
Joanna Adams
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Amanda Boyd
Amanda Boyd
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jon Ward was extremely helpful and get to work with!!!

"Leann was great salesperson. She was up front no frills...."

Mnouhan
DEALERRATER
3-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann was great salesperson. She was up front no frills. Excited to drive my car home TaDay! Define come see Leann for a great deal.

John Rivers was a wonderful salesman and very patient for...

Bethnoble721
CARS
3-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

John Rivers was a wonderful salesman and very patient for us. Thank you for hiring a super staff Please give them any awards you can.

Leann was great salesperson. She was up front no frills....

Mnouhan
CARS
3-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann was great salesperson. She was up front no frills. Excited to drive my car home TaDay! Define come see Leann for a great deal.

John was a great salesman from the time we walked in the...

1ritaproctor
CARS
3-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

John was a great salesman from the time we walked in the door. He was polite. Courteous. He also made sure to do everything in his power to get us a great deal.

"John was a great salesman from the time we walked in the..."

1ritaproctor
DEALERRATER
3-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

John was a great salesman from the time we walked in the door. He was polite. Courteous. He also made sure to do everything in his power to get us a great deal.

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