Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia K4

By Product Expert | Posted in Kias You Can't Buy on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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Kia K4 U.S. Release Date and Availability

With Kia being a global brand that seems to be enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity and desirability across the various markets in which it competes, there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on with the manufacturer outside of North America. One of those markets in which we typically see most of the new and exciting Kias we can’t buy is the Asian market. Read the rest of this entry »

2020 Kia Soul Brings New Tech to the Sporty Crossover

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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2020 Kia Soul Technology Features

If you think that standing out is a bad thing, ask the Kia Soul what it’s like to sell more than 1,000,000 vehicles in less than ten years on the market. Debuting in 2009, the Kia Soul looked at the range of vehicles available and decided to do something other than simply blend into the fray. Read the rest of this entry »

Get a 2019 Kia Soul at An Excellent Price

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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2019 Kia Soul Features and Benefits

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the 2020 Kia Soul is out and at our dealership. Bringing a brand-new platform, sportier styling and heaps of standard features to the compact crossover, Kia has made the 2020 Kia Soul somewhat of a flagship model. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Patrick’s Day is this Weekend. Here’s Why Green Cars are the Best

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information, Kia Soul, Kia Telluride on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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2019 Cars that Come in Green

Living in Tampa Bay, we frequently have the opportunity to more than just indulge in cultures outside our own. If we want, we can completely immerse ourselves in them. In the same day, you could pick up a Cuban sandwich for lunch, visit an Italian-American art exhibit in the mid-day and attend Spanish Flamenco dance lessons in the evening. We’ve got it all. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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Tampa Bay Events March 16 and March 17 2019

If you’re looking ahead to a busy weekend in Tampa Bay, you’re the kind of person who shuns the ancient superstitions of “Beware the ides of March.” In fact, those ides need to beware of you and your mission to have a great time in Tampa Bay this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

March Madness 2: Kia Vs. Hyundai

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information, Sports on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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Kia Vs. Hyundai Model Lineup

Continuing our “March Madness” series where we pit Kia against some of its biggest and most prevalent competitors sees us matching Kia up with a company close to their hearts. Hyundai and Kia, after all, are more closely connected than any other two competitors on the market today. They’re frenemies – sharing engines, platforms and more but also competing for the attention and market share of the same drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Fun and Leisure at the 2019 Florida Margarita Festival

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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2019 Florida Margarita Festival Date, Location and Time

Tampa Bay is an incredible place to live, work, drive to every weekend from Jacksonville (hey, we get it), etc. The culture here is young, vibrant, full of exciting traditions and flavors from around the world and unique to anything else in Florida, the Southeast or the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

What Upcoming Blockbuster is Each 2019 or 2020 Kia Model Seeing?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Kia Telluride, Pop Culture on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 7:40 PM
2019 Kia Stinger on the theatre screen

2019 Kia Models at the Movies

As people who love art and creativity (I mean look at the vehicles we sell, right?), movies are a shared pastime among Friendly Kia staff. After all, movies let you get away and jump into a world where the rules that govern our own don’t necessarily apply. It’s also quite a time to be a person with access to a cinema, RedBox or loved one’s Netflix account (judge not). Read the rest of this entry »

March Madness 1: Kia Vs. Nissan

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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Kia Vs. Nissan Lineup Comparison

Today, we’re going to kick-off a new mini-featurette on the Friendly Kia Blog. As members of a Kia dealership staff, we’ve been privileged enough to see the incredible strides that Kia has made to create one of the most competent and compelling lineups available. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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Tampa Bay Events March 9 and March 10 2019

Now that we’ve moved into the actual spring months, we’re all getting ready to watch our favorite college basketball teams, start outdoor projects and think about how we’re going to deal with the influx of out-of-state traffic that comes from living in a major vacation destination. Read the rest of this entry »