Oakes Kia Honored As Exclusive Member Of Kia America’s President’s Club

Posted at Wed, Apr 3, 2024 9:15 AM


Dan Oakes of Oakes Kia Recognized for
Exceptional Customer Service and Sales Success

North Kansas City, MO, March 28, 2024 — Dan Oakes of Oakes Kia has been named by Kia America as one of only 50 dealers in the United States to earn a spot in the brand’s prestigious President’s Club. Selected from the network of over 775 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 Oakes Kia has received President’s Club honors.

“2023 marked significant milestones in the continued evolution of the Kia brand in the United States, and on behalf of the Kia family, I would like to recognize and thank Dan Oakes and the staff at Oakes Kia for their commitment to exemplary sales performance and top-notch customer satisfaction,” Seungkyu (Sean) Yoon, president and CEO, Kia North America and Kia America.

2023 saw introductions of six new or refreshed models and several high-profile initiatives to drive new audiences to dealer showrooms. Kia achieved an all-time sales record, marking the seventh consecutive year of growth in retail sales due to the strength of the brand’s rugged SUVs and innovative EVs. 2024 has been off to a fast start, including the EV9 being named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™ by the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury, an immersive EV experience at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the debut of the refreshed K5 and Carnival at the Chicago Auto Show as well as the brands entrance into eSports.

The 2023 Kia President’s Club honorees receive dealership promotional materials and awards, as well as a custom-made crystal 2023 Kia President’s Club statuette.

About Oakes Auto Group

Oakes Auto Group was founded in 2010 in Merriam, KS as an independent automotive dealership by Dan Oakes. It quickly grew to one of the largest independent auto dealerships in the Kansas City area. In 2018, Oakes Auto was named the National Used Car Dealer of the Year by DealerRater. In December 2018, Oakes purchased a Kia franchise located in North Kansas City, MO, and rebranded it to Oakes Kia. Oakes Kia earned a spot in Kia America’s President’s Club, a prestigious award presented to only 40 dealers in the United States, in 2022 for the second year in a row. In May 2022, Oakes purchased a Ford franchise located in Pleasanton, KS, and rebranded it to Oakes Ford. In August 2023, Oakes purchased a Buick GMC franchise located in Kansas City, MO, and rebranded it to Oakes Buick GMC. Oakes is proud to be located in the Kansas City region and supports several local organizations such as KCMO Angels, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Kansas City, Harvesters, local Animal Shelters, Salvation Army in Kansas & Western Missouri, and many others. www.oakesauto.com

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