It’s Official: 2018 Kia Stinger Pricing is Available (with Bonus Kia Forte Info)

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Stinger on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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MSRP for 2018 Kia Stinger 4-Cyl Premium and V6 GT Trims

We’ve been excited about the production model release of the Kia Stinger for a few years now. It began with the introduction of the Stinger as a concept model a few years back, ramped up with the introduction of the 2018 Stinger at Detroit’s NAIAS in early 2017, and continued to rise with more recent news about the official production and release of the first-ever Kia sports car!

Now we have another piece of information just ahead of the official street date of the 2018 Kia Stinger, and that is the official starting MSRP of the 4-cylinder and V6 trim levels of this ride. Read on for details regarding the Stinger’s pricing, and for an added treat for Kia-lovers which we will call “Forte Friday”! 

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At 3-6, What are the Chances the Bucs Make the Playoffs in 2017?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events, Sports on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 2017 Playoff Chances  

With the team sitting at 3-6 around midseason and with franchise QB Jameis Winston on the mend now with an injured shoulder, if someone asked us if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – our local team – were going to make the NFL Playoffs in 2017, our first instinct might be to answer with something like coach Jim Mora’s infamous rant from 2001 that was highlighted by him saying in exasperation, “Playoffs? Playoffs!?!” 

But it is possible for a 3-6 team like the Buccaneers to make the playoffs, even from such a low position at mid-season. We’ll take a closer look at other teams that have made unlikely playoff runs in the season’s second half and keep hope alive for the Bucs! 

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See the Latest and Greatest Kia Models on Instagram!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Rio, Kia Stinger on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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Best Recent Kia Instagram Photos 2018 Kia Stinger 2018 Kia Rio  

Fall is heading towards winter as we write this, and there are plenty of new Kia models that are either on the lot or will be soon that will keep you warm with their cutting-edge design, fine fuel economy, nice handling and next-level tech!

Read on and you will see recent Instagram pics and specs for two new 2018 Kia models, one a classic favorite and the other a first-ever sports car for Kia, with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT sports car and the 2018 Kia Rio, a redesigned subcompact with a cool new commercial! We have also included an Instagram photo and specs for a popular new model from the 2017 model year, the Kia Niro hybrid!  

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Friendly Kia is a Dog-Friendly Lot!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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What Auto Dealerships are Dog-Friendly Near New Port Richey and Tampa FL 

We offer fantastic savings on all of our new inventory at Friendly Kia, with a VIP Price that discounts a few thousand to several thousand dollars off all new Kia models we have on the lot. But we understand it may be tough to take a trip to the lot after work, for example, if you need to take your dog out for a walk and give them some exercise. 

Whether you have a dog and you like to spend time with them, or you need to give them some time outdoors, we’re big dog-lovers at Friendly Kia, from our president John Gilliss on down to the staff, and our lot is a dog-friendly one, so you can take them along with you while you check out new or used vehicles at our dealership. 

So throw your dog a bone, and take it along to Friendly Kia! You’ll be glad you did. 

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Festival of Trees 2017 Will Help Light Up the New Port Richey Area!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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What to Do at Festival of Trees Fundraiser in New Port Richey FL 

We have information about family-friendly local events for a great cause, with the Festival of Trees Friends & Family Night set for November 14, 2017, and the Festival of Trees & Winter Wonderland event three days later! This is coming soon, so we’ll get to details about the events and what activities you can look for, asap! 

Read on for what you can find at the annual Festival of Trees fundraiser events in New Port Richey, Florida, sponsored by Friendly Kia!

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Looking for Thanksgiving Activities in the Tampa Area?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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What to do for Thanksgiving 2017 Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL 

Thanksgiving is in the pantheon of holidays, and it rightfully deserves its place at or near the top of annual celebrations. Whether you like spending time with loved ones, reflecting over what we’re thankful for, or eating large amounts of turkey and cranberry, there’s something for everyone in Thanksgiving. 

If you live in the Tampa FL area, which also includes St. Petersburg, Clearwater and New Port Richey, then we have several local holiday-flavored events you can attend during the season to get into the Thanksgiving spirit for the holiday that falls on Nov. 23 in 2017. Read on for the details!

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Driving Legend Emerson Fittipaldi and Kia Stinger Make for a Speedy Combo

By blogsadmin | Posted in Concept Vehicles, Kia Stinger on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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2018 Kia Stinger Drifting at SEMA Show with Emerson Fittipaldi 

Emerson Fittipaldi knows a thing or two about handling fast cars, as the driving legend has been a champion in both Formula One and the Indianapolis 500. So it’s only fitting that this living racing legend recently stepped inside the latest fast ride on wheels, the 2018 Kia Stinger, which performed drifting exhibitions at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which ran from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 2017.  

The 2018 Stinger is a sports car with a massive amount of performance, a stylish and powerful design, and the versatility to set it apart from others in the sports car class, and now you can count Fittipaldi among its fans. Read on for additional information about the 2018 Kia Stinger, due to reach lots in December 2017, and for a picture of Fittipaldi in this scorching-hot new vehicle! 

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New Ad Shows off the Kia Cadenza’s Design, Power and Element of Surprise

By blogsadmin | Posted in Commercials, Kia Cadenza on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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2017 Kia Cadenza Commercial “The Sedan Out of Nowhere” 

The Kia Cadenza has had a 2017 to remember, with a model redesign, plenty of awards, and a commercial with celebrity Christina Hendricks. Now for a victory lap – both metaphorically and literally – the Cadenza takes on a luxury sedan competitor and shows it which is the supreme sedan in the new commercial, “2017 Kia Cadenza: The Sedan Out of Nowhere.” See the ad, plus specs and awards for the 2017 Cadenza! 

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The 2018 Sedona Minivan Comes with Flashy Colors, Versatile Features

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Sedona on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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2018 Kia Sedona Exterior Paint Color Choices Interior Fabric Options

Minivans don’t come any more refined and versatile than the 2018 Kia Sedona, which has 142 cubic feet for cargo, 276 horsepower, and a history of recent praise ranging from IIHS Top Safety Pick designations (2015-2017) to Autotrader’s “Must Test Drive” list in 2016.

If you’re thinking minivan and you need to see the paint colors and fabric choices available for the 2018 Sedona, we have the full array with images, below!

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What Can You Find at the Tampa Auto Show This Month?

By blogsadmin | Posted in General Information, Local Events on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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2018 Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show Info and Kia Models on the Floor 

We’re entering auto show season, a period which informally stretches over the winter and into the early spring all over the county, with major events in cities like Detroit, Chicago, New York, and many others. 

Since we’re a Tampa-area dealership and we’re eager for all of you to see some of the latest and greatest Kia models, we will focus on the Tampa Bay International Auto Show, which arrives on Nov. 17, 2017! Read further to learn general information for this event, and on a specific tip, what kinds of Kia models you can expect to see on the showroom floor! 

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