Archive for the ‘Coming Soon’ Category

What Kind of Updates Will the 2021 Kia Sedona Bring?

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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2021 Kia Sedona Speculation and Predictions 

The Kia Sedona has long been a favorite among parents and families. With its family-first philosophy and spacious cabin and cargo area, the Sedona simply just makes sense for large families. This Kia minivan has seen an array of changes over the years since it first debuted for the 2002 model year. The Sedona first started as an affordable alternative to pricier family-haulers and has since developed into a stylish and tech-forward people-mover.  

But what’s next for the Kia Sedona and what kind of updates will the next model bring? Here’s our 2021 Kia Sedona speculation and predictions.  


Will Kia Make the Imagine Concept?

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Kia Imagine Concept

Kia Imagine EV Production and Release Date 

What first was unveiled nearly a year ago at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show will soon spawn into a living being. Well, as much of a living being as a vehicle can become. The Kia Imagine EV concept vehicle, which at one point in time was expected to stay in the concept phase, is soon going to become the brand’s high-performance flagship model. 


What Improvements and Updates are we Likely to See for Kia’s Fun Compact SUV?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
rear three quarter shot of the 2020 kia sportage SUV

2021 Kia Sportage Speculation

There’s a famous quote by beloved author Dr. Seuss that goes something like ‘To the world, you may be one person. To one person, you may be the world.’ We think this is the philosophy that guided the engineering, design and development of the current-generation Kia Sportage.


Does Kia Have a New Logo Coming Out This Year?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
2020 kia telluride steering wheel with blurred badge

Kia New Logo for 2020

As far as brand reclamation goes, Kia has done an incredible job over the past ten years of seeing its brand perception switch from low-price, low-feature vehicles to market challengers that actively shape the automotive industry through innovation and style.


Let’s Catch Up with Those Kia Pickup Truck Rumors

Monday, December 30th, 2019
pixelated kia truck on stylized background

Will Kia Release a Kia Truck in 2020?

Value leader, industry champion and even automotive outlaw: Kia is known as many things in the market. One thing they’ve been especially good at, however, is tailoring a lineup that meets the needs of the markets they serve.

For instance, in Europe where the streets are narrower and parking is limited, Kia sells a vehicle even smaller than the Kia Rio called the Kia Picanto.


What Should Kia Call the Potentially Forthcoming Kia Truck?

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Kia Telluride truck image mockup

Kia Truck Name Speculation 2019

It’s no secret that we, at Friendly Kia, love to speculate about what Kia could have up their sleeves. (more…)

Will the Next Kia Sorento Have a Hybrid Option?

Monday, October 21st, 2019
pair of 2020 kia sorento SUVs in front of a nice big pool

Next-Generation Kia Sorento Powertrain Options

When hybrid technology debuted 15 or so years ago, jokes about the underpowered vehicles were a-plenty. You have to remember, the debut of this technology (which prioritized fuel efficiency over speed and power) was prior to the economic crash of 2007 that shifted legions of drivers out of their big, fuel-hungry SUVs and into the smaller and more fuel-efficient compact and midsize sedans. (more…)

How Kia Plans to Contribute to the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Kia Imagine Concept

Kia EV Models and Technology

One of the hottest topics in the automotive industry right now is electrification. Beyond simply the big headline-grabbing (for good and bad reasons) players in the field, every manufacturer is seemingly introducing new electric vehicles or electric variants of current vehicles to the market, hoping to be the brand that successfully challenges the likes of Tesla. (more…)

Where is that Rumored Kia Truck?

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Kia Telluride truck mockup

Kia Truck Release Date and Rumors

We like to split our time here on the Friendly Kia Blog between showing what is in the form of current model specs, features, comparisons etc. and what could be in the form of Kia concepts, Kias You Can’t Buy in the United States and more. As a brand with both two feet on the ground and a head in the clouds, Kia has mastered the art of remaining aspirational and thought-leading without ever overpromising. (more…)

The Kia Seltos is on its Way

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Kia Seltos on rainbow gradient background

Kia Seltos U.S. Release Date and Availability

At Friendly Kia, we’re huge advocates of Kia’s uniquely-curated lineup for our North American market. Sure, we’re missing out on some great vehicles that can be had in Europe, Asia or Australia like the Kia XCeed crossover, but we also have exclusive models like the Kia Telluride to tide us over. (more…)