Archive for September, 2018

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

Friday, September 28th, 2018
couple crying with kia mohave in thought bubble

Kia Mohave Borrego 2018 U.S. Availability and Release Date

We’ve talked before about how living in a global market allows you to buy some of the most unique and interesting products in the world and have them on your doorstep in a week or less. Although cars are not one of these items, the globalized market has made it a lot easier for manufacturers to move production of vehicles and even move the models themselves to countries in which they enjoy greater success. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Tampa skyline with "What's going on in the area this weekend" image superimposed

Tampa Bay Events September 29 and September 30 2018

Is it just us or is it unbelievable that we’re already at the end of September? Yikes! As we’ve stated in previous events roundups, however, that’s no reason to be grim. After all, we live somewhere where you can pretty much make a case for getting out and having fun in the area 52 weeks a year (subtracting storm weeks, that is). (more…)

Keep Your Young Drivers as Safe as Possible Behind the Wheel with These Tips

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
teenaged student thinking about which cars to buy

5 Ways to Pick the Best Car for Your Teen

One of the most undeniable markers that your child is becoming more mature and independent is their progression through driving school, behind-the-wheel time and an exam that marks them becoming drivers. Like many things, it’s easy to swing too far one way or the other when it comes to allowing your children to enjoy the freedom that comes with driving. (more…)

Will Kia Ever Make a Pickup Truck in the United States?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Kia Telluride truck mockup

Kia Truck Speculation

As we’ve extensively discussed on this blog before, Kia’s reputation for making bold forays into unexpected automotive segments is well documented in vehicles like the Kia Stinger, Kia K900 and upcoming Kia Telluride(more…)

Kia Announces 2020 Kia Telluride

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
rear badge of 2020 kia telluride

2020 Kia Telluride First Images Released

We love talking up Kia’s ability to surprise and delight. It’s really a well-documented and unexpected part of the brand’s personality. They did it to us over a year ago when they told us that they would have a four-door sports sedan with a liftback and 365 horsepower. They’ve been teasing us for a while about an 8-passenger SUV that will give capability and comfort to families in the form of the Kia Telluride. (more…)

See the World on Two Wheels with the Perfect Bike-Racking Solution

Friday, September 21st, 2018
man riding his bike in front of a storm

What Type of Bike Rack Should I Buy for My Car?

At Friendly Kia, we love selling the best and best-value four-wheel vehicles money can buy. Cars like the Kia Optima, Kia Forte and Kia Rio give drivers smooth handling, comfortable interior space and plenty of convenient technology. Similarly, crossovers like the Kia Soul, Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento open new roads to drivers and beckon you to take adventures with the people about whom you care the most! (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Tampa skyline with "What's going on in the area this weekend" image superimposed

Tampa Bay Events September 22 and September 23 2018

It seems like it was just last week that we were planning our Fourth of July festivities and trying to figure out who was throwing the best boat party over the summer. It is now fall and although our temperatures in Tampa Bay won’t dip down as far as they will, say, in Berlin, Wisconsin, it’s still a time where the fun events don’t just fall in your lap like they do during the summer. (more…)

Enjoy Familiar Data and Apps with Seamless Smartphone Integration

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Apple CarPlay shown in 2019 Kia Forte

What Are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

A sad thing about the automotive industry today is that auto manufacturers are expected to be the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker for your car. It’s the reason for automotive manufacturers to build partnerships with companies that specialize in leather (Nappa), audio (Harmon/Kardon) and more. (more…)

What Exciting Features Will the 2019 Kia Rio Bring to the Subcompact Class?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
person loading up 2018 kia rio hatchback

2019 Kia Rio Speculation and Release Date

If you’ve ever taken time to look at a homemade set of miniatures, you know that there is just as much art in producing something small as there is in something big. The amount of detail in a smaller medium demands the highest levels of precision, concentration and thoroughness. When it comes to crafting small, Kia has nailed it with the Kia Rio – a small car that’s no stranger to being praised despite its Spartan class. (more…)

Auto School 2: The Transmission

Monday, September 17th, 2018
red transmission next to backpack and schoolbooks

How Does My Transmission Work?

Knowing that not all service centers are Friendly (no typo) especially with regards to the way they treat already-anxious customers, we want to share the knowledge that may help keep you in the know the next time you’re at another service center. (more…)