What Technology Features are in the 2021 Kia Seltos?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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2021 Kia Seltos Technology

With an expected launch of early next year, the 2021 Kia Seltos is already shaping up to reach the levels in the popular subcompact SUV segment that the Kia Telluride has in the third-row family SUV segment. That is to say, its sights seem well set on being the best option. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay this Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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Tampa Bay Events December 7, and December 8, 2019

Wow! It’s full-on December here in Tampa Bay and that means our events calendar is kicking back up again with holiday goings-on and plenty of cheer, despite the lack of snowfall. This may not be a popular sentiment, especially among those in colder climates, but Tampa Bay proves that you don’t need the snow and horrifying cold to enjoy the holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia’s Third-Row Champion is Already Racking Up ‘W’s.

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards, Kia Telluride on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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What Awards Has the Kia Telluride Won?

It’s awards season!

After having spent just under a year on the market, the Kia Telluride has quickly become a favorite SUV for individuals and families alike. Several notable automotive YouTube channels have done nothing but sing the Telluride’s praises, placing it above class staples like the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and even the brand-new BMW X7. Read the rest of this entry »

Look at the Incredible Seltos Variants Kia Brought to the Los Angeles Auto Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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2021 Kia Seltos X-Line Variants at LAIAS 2019

In recent years, Kia has unveiled a new model with more than just the production model on hand. In fact, the announcement and release of a new model have become a showcase for Kia to show what the model could become in the future. We’ve seen it with the Kia Telluride and its SEMA variants and the Kia Stinger as well with its limited-edition Atlantica model,  which also never saw it through to production. Read the rest of this entry »

What Colors Are Available for the 2020 Kia Stinger?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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2020 Kia Stinger Color Options

A true Gran Turismo sports car, the Kia Stinger has served as both Kia’s halo car and the entire automotive market’s aspiration since it was released two model years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

See How the Base Stinger Does Against the Fiercest German Competition

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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2019 Kia Stinger Base Vs. German Luxury

When Kia announced the Kia Stinger nearly four years ago, the majority of the press rightfully went to the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine that sets the GT trims apart from the Base and Premium trims. With a top speed of over 165 MPH and a 0-60 acceleration time less than five seconds, the GT Kia Stinger is a car that made big promises and has done nothing but deliver on each one, exceeding the expectations of automotive press agencies and review outlets. Read the rest of this entry »

Does Kia Still Use the Hamsters to Advertise the Soul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Commercials, Kia Soul on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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2020 Kia Soul Ads – Where are the Hamsters?

Besides an insurance-minded gecko, perhaps no animal is as recognizable in advertisements as the hamsters used to advertise the Kia Soul. Unlike the aforementioned gecko, the hamsters that were central to the Kia Soul’s 10-year model history sought to embody the fun and whimsy of the model. Read the rest of this entry »

Flashback: Kia Joice

By Product Expert | Posted in Throwback Thursday on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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Kia Joice Model History and Photos

Our Flashback series has worked hard to shine a light on the Kia models of ages past, revealing a brand as it was and as it is today. Kia, after all, didn’t spend the majority of its life as the stylish thought-leaders they are today. For much of their history, they were simply trying to inexpensively fill spaces in the market. Read the rest of this entry »

What Cars Does the Base Kia Stinger Compete With?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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Kia Stinger 2.0T Vs. Toyota Camry

We spend a lot of time here on the Friendly Kia Blog talking about the twin-turbo Kia Stinger GT. For good reason too, as the Kia Stinger GT is a car that has captured the attention of the entire automotive market, proving that neither luxury nor performance belongs to a single badge or manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia Debuts the Kia Seltos Small SUV

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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2021 Kia Seltos Specs and Features

New Kia models are always opportunities for celebration. After all, after keeping a relatively low profile in terms of new models introduced for a while, the last few have seen the debuts of world-beating Kia vehicles like the Kia Niro (2017), Kia Stinger (2018) and Kia Telluride (2019). It’s basically been a new model a year at Kia and we’ve been excited to help them get the word out on these incredible cars and SUVs. Read the rest of this entry »