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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »