Archive for May, 2016
Kia Hamsters Commercial The World Needs More Soul Campaign
To borrow from Thin Lizzy’s legendary Phil Lynott, “The Hamsters are back in town.” As in, the Kia Soul Hamsters, after a prolonged absence from the commercial world, have returned to show how much fun the Kia Soul is in a new commercial campaign called “The World Needs More Soul.” What are the plucky hamsters up to now, in this new campaign? Stay tuned, Kia-fans, and we’ll fill you in after the jump. (more…)
History of Kia Conchord Bongo Spectra Models
We spotted an old, 1990s-era Kia Sportage on the road the other day, which got us to thinking. Not only is the Sportage Kia’s longest-running nameplate in the U.S., we like seeing other classic Kia models in all their glory, like the Bongo pickup truck. It’s fun looking back and seeing all the interesting designs and how cars have changed over the years.
So stick with us for a while and see some of the models that Kia began with, paving the way for current successful models like the Soul crossover, the Optima sedan and the Sorento SUV. In other words, please enjoy our look at the history of Kia models, which includes a look at the Spectra, Bongo and Conchord. (more…)
2017 and 2016 Kia Models vs. 2016 Mazda Models
Friendly competition is the name of the game in the automobile industry. Though we enjoy our status as the dealer with the lowest prices in Florida and one of the few in the state who have a partnership with KBB.com, our competition makes us strive to be better.
And just like we at Friendly Kia are always looking to provide the best value and customer experience for you, Kia cars are always on the rise, scooping up awards and praise as they dust one competitor after another. We’ll take a look at our newest series of model comparison pages, 2017 and 2016 Kia models vs. 2016 Mazda models so you can see how they compare. Read on for details and page links!
2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2016 Kia Cadenza Benefits Engine Specs
When we’re talking the Kia Cadenza, you know we’re ready for another “Battle of the -Zas.” But since in a previous blog post the Cadenza already topped Tony Danza, George Costanza and a Credenza, as well as pizza, perhaps the only challenger left to this premier sedan is influenza, so we’ll lay off the other “-Zas” and keep it in the family, as we look at how the engine specs and benefits of the upcoming 2017 Kia Cadenza compare vs. the 2016 Cadenza. (more…)
2017 Kia Sportage LX and EX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo
The 2017 Kia Sportage has some major momentum. Not only is it everywhere from X-Men ad campaigns to commercials with drivers who are seeking out new bands or sneakers, it’s keeping families safe with its Autonomous Emergency Braking and the durable construction that led the IIHS to name it a Top Safety Pick. So what separates the base models of this versatile urban champion from the top-of-the line models? We’ll get all granular and break it down for you as we compare 2017 Kia Sportage LX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage EX vs. 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo models. Stick with us after the jump to see what price you can find these model options at, and what makes them unique. (more…)
KiaFest Main Street Blast 2016 Downtown New Port Richey FL
If you’ve ever visited us on the lot or out in the community, you know that we Friendly Kia employees love it here, both at our jobs and out having fun in New Port Richey and in the greater Tampa-St. Pete area. And every summer we make it a point to throw a party that shows our appreciation not only for you, our loyal customers, but also to having a good time.
While we build our anticipation for our KiaFest Main Street Blast in downtown New Port Richey FL, set for this summer, we can also give you details so you can mark that spot on your calendar with authority. Please read on for more info about this event, and we hope to see you there! (more…)
KBB.com 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 2016 Kia Soul
When it comes to finding a car that’s stylish, fun and one-of-a-kind, the best way to think outside the box is to get inside of it. The Kia Soul is boxy and totally unique yet it also is loaded with plenty of value, all reasons why the 2016 Kia Soul was just named to the KBB.com 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list.
To continue in the spirit of giving you good news, at Friendly Kia you can find this awesome, devil-may-care vehicle for a significant discount (savings starting at $4,500 off MSRP) at our New Port Richey lot, which also serves Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL. (more…)
What to do for Memorial Day Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL
Memorial Day is a wonderful time when we can commemorate the veterans who served our country and gave their lives so that we could remain free, and there’s plenty to do over the long weekend, with Memorial Day itself falling on May 30 this year. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day at the museum or you want to dance the weekend away, we’ve got just the tonic for you in our list of what to do for Memorial Day in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL. (more…)
Kia Summer’s On Us Sales Event Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL
Memorial Day is a great time to shop for a car, and we have several great deals for you on the Friendly Kia lot. Whether it’s the nationwide Summer’s on Us sales event or Friendly-specific deals on 2016 Sorento SUVs, we have just the right fit for you that will save you money.
Read on for more details on the Kia Summer’s On Us Sales Event and the 2016 Kia Sorento lease special, among other specials for the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area. (more…)
2016 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Playoffs Steven Stamkos Return
We wrote a post back in April on the verge of the NHL playoffs about the Lightning’s chances at winning the Stanley Cup. And even though captain and all-around stud center Steven Stamkos had just been ruled out indefinitely with a blot clot issue, we felt good with players like goalie Ben Bishop around to man the fort (8-2 in the playoffs, 1.86 goals-against average in games played through May 17). And although Bishop suffered an injury of his own in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins, it looks like he may return soon.
As of this writing, Stamkos has not returned to play for the Lightning, but he says there may be a chance he can return sometime during the series with the Penguins, provided he’s feeling healthy and that he believes he won’t be putting his career in jeopardy by returning. With the playoffs at such a late, exciting stage and a potential Steven Stamkos return, we’ll see how the Tampa Bay Lightning will fare the rest of the 2016 NHL Playoffs. (more…)