Archive for March, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Kia Concord

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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Kia Concord Model History and Photos 

If Kia’s brand history could be summed up by a single term, it would be “late bloomer.” For many years, the South Korean company built vehicles that were the dictionary definition of meh. Recently coming into their own as a design and engineering powerhouse, Kia’s new models probably would just like to forget entirely about the old ones as Holly Golightly did Lula May Barnes.  (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Tampa Bay Events March 30 and March 31 2019

If you’re in business, chances are you’re wrapping up your first financial quarter of 2019. Hard to believe as always, but we’re almost ¼ of the way through the entire year. Weren’t we just talking about New Year’s Day events last week? (more…)

Where in the World Is the Kia Forte5?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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2019 Kia Forte5 Release Date and Availability Update

With the 2019 Kia Forte having shaken up the entire compact segment, many of us were excited to see what the brand-new form factor, platform and standard technology would do to the more niche 5-door segment. (more…)

March Mania 4: Kia Vs. Toyota

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Kia Vs. Toyota Model Lineup Comparison

With March being such a competition-focused month, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compare Kia to some of the manufacturer’s biggest competitors in the mass-market space. Be sure to check out our past issues comparing Kia with Honda, Nissan and Hyundai. Kia’s matchup today, however, is against arguably the biggest mass-market brand in the automotive industry. The old adage that says, “if you aim for the king, you better not miss” has never been more true. (more…)

Two Tampa Bay Icons Revel in Presidential Honors

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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2019 Presidents Club Winners and 2019 Presidents’ Trophy Winners Have a Lot in Common

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, holy moly have you been missing out? This past week, the Bolts were awarded the Presidents’ Trophy – a distinguished NHL honor given to the team that procures the most points in a single NHL season (2 points for a win and 1 point for an overtime loss). (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Tampa Bay Events March 23 and March 24 2019

With St. Patrick’s Day and most of the Gasparilla festivities in our rearview mirror (or standard rear-view camera in Kia’s case), it’s time to start honestly thinking about the Spring and Summer seasons and what we hope to accomplish during this time. (more…)

March Mania 3: Kia Vs. Honda

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Kia Vs. Honda Lineup Comparison

As the month of March continues to power on, so does our March Madness series that takes a look at Kia and its relationship with competing manufacturers like Hyundai and Nissan. As you probably know, (more…)

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

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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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. (more…)

2020 Kia Soul Brings New Tech to the Sporty Crossover

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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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. (more…)

Get a 2019 Kia Soul at An Excellent Price

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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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. (more…)