Space Babies, 2014 Kia Sorento Star in Kia's 2013 Super Bowl Ad


  • 2014 Kia Sorento Picture

    2014 Kia Sorento Picture

    Space babies and cuddly animals are part of Kia's 2013 Super Bowl commercial. | January 25, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Kia will showcase space babies and the 2014 Kia Sorento in its 2013 Super Bowl commercial.
  • A sneak preview of Kia's 2013 Super Bowl commercial will be available this weekend in movie theaters and at YouTube.com/Kia.

IRVINE, California — Kia on Friday said it will showcase space babies and the 2014 Kia Sorento in its 2013 Super Bowl advertisement.

A sneak preview of Kia's 2013 Super Bowl commercial will be available this weekend in movie theaters and at YouTube.com/Kia. The Kia ad will air in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

The space babies are part of a tall tale used by a father to answer his son's "where do babies come from" question.

"Space Babies reveals the existence of a faraway planet known as 'Babylandia' and follows infant boys, girls, dogs, pandas and more on their journey to Earth to join their new families," said Kia Motors America in a statement. "After taking it all in, the curious child begins to offer an alternative theory passed on by a friend but his quick-thinking father calls upon UVO's voice-activated jukebox feature to hurriedly change the subject and survive another day in the adventures of parenthood."

The space babies approach is a radical departure from Kia's 2012 Super Bowl commercial, which featured supermodel Adriana Lima and Motley Crue.

Automakers — including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen — have been teasing their commercials in the run-up to the 2013 Super Bowl. Mercedes-Benz stirred up controversy this week with a provocative Super Bowl teaser that featured supermodel Kate Upton. Audi is jumping on the social-media bandwagon by asking viewers to pick the ending of its 2013 Super Bowl commercial that stars a dorky teenaged boy and a 2013 Audi S6. Volkswagen on Thursday teased a Super Bowl ad that stood out because it had no car in it.

Edmunds says: The race is on for the best auto advertisement of the 2013 Super Bowl. Will space babies beat supermodels?

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