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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.


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Very friendly and very nice all the people in the dealer...

Hniester38
CARS
8-7-2020
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Very friendly and very nice all the people in the dealer ship were very nice even while waiting for my car to be ready. Thank you

Experience was great and was able to get a great deal and...

Hayley Rae
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8-7-2020
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Experience was great and was able to get a great deal and drive off the lot! Brandon was very approachable and made everything easy to understand. Highly recommend.

Brandon was great! Super Professional. Bit of a long...

MalloryE
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8-7-2020
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Brandon was great! Super Professional. Bit of a long process, but overall great experience! Have driven Kia for 6 years and will continue to do so!

"Very friendly and very nice all the people in the dealer..."

Hniester38
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8-7-2020
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Very friendly and very nice all the people in the dealer ship were very nice even while waiting for my car to be ready. Thank you

"Experience was great and was able to get a great deal and..."

Hayley Rae
DEALERRATER
8-7-2020
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Experience was great and was able to get a great deal and drive off the lot! Brandon was very approachable and made everything easy to understand. Highly recommend.

"Brandon was great! Super Professional. Bit of a long..."

MalloryE
DEALERRATER
8-7-2020
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Brandon was great! Super Professional. Bit of a long process, but overall great experience! Have driven Kia for 6 years and will continue to do so!

"Went on a rest drive, during that they valued my car. The..."

marylynn.bowers
DEALERRATER
8-6-2020
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Went on a rest drive, during that they valued my car. The numbers were good so I leased the car. Very efficient and professional. Ver happy

Lynn Blocher
Lynn Blocher
GOOGLE
8-6-2020
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Brandon was awesome.

"Going here ? Ask for Leann! What an amazing lady! She..."

Jamngodlewski
DEALERRATER
8-6-2020
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Going here ? Ask for Leann! What an amazing lady! She really knows her stuff! Credit problems? She will work with you. She’s knowledgeable and super personable. She only wants what is best for you. Don’t go to other dealerships that just want to make money off of you. Go somewhere you can trust.

"Dedicated Sales Lady"

indiamersier
DEALERRATER
8-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had an awesome experience with Leann. She completed my loan.She informed me every step of the process. Searched and Searched for the car that I wanted. She drove miles to retrieve my vehicle. She went over and above to make sure my loan was closed and I drove away with my New 2020 Sorento. I will recommend Leann to all family and friends. Thank you for this car buying experience. Leann your the best!!!

Lisa Hensley
Lisa Hensley
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
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Cam is the man!!!! He made this experience fun & easy!

Leann Edalski was very helpful. Awesome!! I will tell all...

clowndori21
CARS
8-1-2020
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Leann Edalski was very helpful. Awesome!! I will tell all my family and friends to come here. That everyone is so friendly. Thank you all for a great job in helping me and my husband.

Ja'dore Nai
Ja'dore Nai
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
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"Leann Edalski was very helpful. Awesome!! I will tell all..."

clowndori21
DEALERRATER
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann Edalski was very helpful. Awesome!! I will tell all my family and friends to come here. That everyone is so friendly. Thank you all for a great job in helping me and my husband.

Leann was super helpful, an explained everything to us ....

Hihnala53
CARS
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann was super helpful, an explained everything to us . She even walked us through setting up an sinking our phone to the Bluetooth in the car.

"Leann was super helpful, an explained everything to us ...."

Hihnala53
DEALERRATER
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leann was super helpful, an explained everything to us . She even walked us through setting up an sinking our phone to the Bluetooth in the car.

erica gill
erica gill
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
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My experience was wonderful, highly recommend Jon Ward

Terry Moore
Terry Moore
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7-27-2020
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"Best Service Ever!!! Leann was very patient an..."

2013diamondweaver
DEALERRATER
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best Service Ever!!! Leann was very patient an understanding. She Explained Everything To the Littlest Detail an I am very satisfied I love my new car

Best Service Ever!!! Leann was very patient an...

2013diamondweaver
CARS
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best Service Ever!!! Leann was very patient an understanding. She Explained Everything To the Littlest Detail an I am very satisfied I love my new car

Anna Labellarte
Anna Labellarte
GOOGLE
7-23-2020
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This is my second purchase from Summit Place Kia, and...

Bspurlock98
CARS
7-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is my second purchase from Summit Place Kia, and they've always found me the best rates! Chuck got me started and he was awesome! Today, I had Leann Edalski and she was patient, and very knowledgeable. I ask a lot of questions, plus I am very picky and OCD. It did not bother her at all. She answered all my questions and handled all my needs and concerns.

"This is my second purchase from Summit Place Kia, and..."

Bspurlock98
DEALERRATER
7-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is my second purchase from Summit Place Kia, and they've always found me the best rates! Chuck got me started and he was awesome! Today, I had Leann Edalski and she was patient, and very knowledgeable. I ask a lot of questions, plus I am very picky and OCD. It did not bother her at all. She answered all my questions and handled all my needs and concerns.

"Sam sold my husband and I a 2017 Sorento. He was very..."

Melissa Dunkle
DEALERRATER
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Sam sold my husband and I a 2017 Sorento. He was very helpful and honest from start to finish! Sam made sure our new Sorento was clean and ready for our first drive home with it. We enjoyed our day with Sam at Summit Place Kia and left with a beautiful vehicle.

Sam sold my husband and I a 2017 Sorento. He was very...

Melissa Dunkle
CARS
7-18-2020
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Sam sold my husband and I a 2017 Sorento. He was very helpful and honest from start to finish! Sam made sure our new Sorento was clean and ready for our first drive home with it. We enjoyed our day with Sam at Summit Place Kia and left with a beautiful vehicle.

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CARGURUS
7-18-2020
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The dealer has reached out to me several times via email with a name and contact number to talk to a person at the dealer

The Tenant Family
The Tenant Family
GOOGLE
7-18-2020
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This is a great place to get your car serviced. I was taken care of by Rob and he was very helpful. My car came back looking and driving like a new car. Would recommend you come here.

"Had a great experience purchasing our new 2020 Sportage...."

chexg
DEALERRATER
7-17-2020
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Had a great experience purchasing our new 2020 Sportage. Leann was extermely helpful and listen to what are needs were. Highly recommended her. Very professional

Roger Hollars Jr
Roger Hollars Jr
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7-17-2020
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Had a great experience purchasing our new 2020 Sportage....

chexg
CARS
7-17-2020
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Had a great experience purchasing our new 2020 Sportage. Leann was extermely helpful and listen to what are needs were. Highly recommended her. Very professional

Erica Kane
Erica Kane
GOOGLE
7-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

I went in at 9am and was helped when I first came in. I did not leave until 3pm because I didn't want a car that a couple had just test drove and had to wait for four hours for them to access a car like mine. Smh and the sale rep though patient seemed a little short not with me directly but if I'm paying for something I want it new not 30 miles from people riding in it plus with covid

Shannon Doyle
Shannon Doyle
GOOGLE
7-15-2020
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Big John was a pleasure to work with. He was not a pushy salesman at all. I went in knowing the car I wanted but had a tight budget. He asked great questions and was able to get me a deal that worked for me. I love my new car and couldn't be happier with the service Kia East provided.

"Service was great. Leann was a great sales person. They..."

drsdd11
DEALERRATER
7-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was great. Leann was a great sales person. They explained everything fantastic to me. It was extremely comfortable experience while getting a competitive price.

Service was great. Leann was a great sales person. They...

drsdd11
CARS
7-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was great. Leann was a great sales person. They explained everything fantastic to me. It was extremely comfortable experience while getting a competitive price.

"Leann is awesome and helped me get my first ever car!..."

Racheeann91
DEALERRATER
7-9-2020
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Leann is awesome and helped me get my first ever car! Super excited and I can’t thank Summit and her enough! Cant wait to drive!

Leann is awesome and helped me get my first ever car!...

Racheeann91
CARS
7-9-2020
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Leann is awesome and helped me get my first ever car! Super excited and I can't thank Summit and her enough! Cant wait to drive!

Billy Gonzales
Billy Gonzales
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Joe Greene is a very friendly salesperson. Never pushy. He helped me get my first Kia (soul) and he was there to help me trade it in on a new Telluride. He even stayed past 5PM untill my new vehicle was ready and he personally brought it out to me even though he was supposed to be off by 5. I really like Joe. He makes it painlessly easy to get anything I need at Summit place Kia. I highly reccomend him to anyone who is looking to buy a new or used vehicle. Keep up the great work Joe!

Patreece Israel
Patreece Israel
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
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B. Harvey was great. I knew what I wanted and he made sure it was given. He was straight forward so I knew coming in what I needed. No hidden anything for he told me everything. He made sure I was comfortable with the car before I drove off. Was patient while going thru paperwork. I felt at ease with decision.

Catherine Switzer
Catherine Switzer
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very happy with my experience. Steve Gorgen was professional, answered every question, timely, and patient! Couldn’t be more thankful. Definitely the place to go.

Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I've purchased two vehicles from Joseph Greene at Summit PlaceaPlace Kia and he is the only salesmen I want to ever purchase a vehicle from. His customer service is top tier. He is friendly, courteous, and makes his customers his #1 priority.

Lucy Milicaj
Lucy Milicaj
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
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Lakendra Johnson
Lakendra Johnson
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
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This is the second time that Leanne has sold me a car and...

Frankie
CARS
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is the second time that Leanne has sold me a car and I have had the most positive experience both times! I would highly recommend this dealership. They always make sure they're giving you the best deal. Thank you so so so so much Leanne!!!!

"This is the second time that Leanne has sold me a car and..."

Frankie
DEALERRATER
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is the second time that Leanne has sold me a car and I have had the most positive experience both times! I would highly recommend this dealership. They always make sure they're giving you the best deal. Thank you so so so so much Leanne!!!!

Infinity X
Infinity X
GOOGLE
6-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

John was AMAZING! He's very friendly and personable. I...

dominiquepickett87
CARS
6-20-2020
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John was AMAZING! He's very friendly and personable. I would definitely recommend him to friends, family and co workers. Great asset to the team!

Jon Brand
Jon Brand
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brandon was very knowledgeable and helpful. Good sense of humor. Good asset for your dealership

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