Archive for November, 2016

When it Comes to Kia Model Colors, Try Snow White and the Seven Kias!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Snow White Pearl color 2017 Kia Forte Friendly Kia Tampa FL

Kia Models Snow White Exterior Color 2017 Sorento 2016 Optima

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” is a classic Disney movie.  Its animation, plus its themes of friendship and how to attain true beauty are timeless.  And so it is with Kia vehicles which share a similar Disney-like color option, Snow White Pearl.  The color is a blazing pure white, which suggests elegance, conviction and style simultaneously.

We’ll look at the “seven dwarves” of the Kia model line which have this color option, but we promise we won’t compare them to Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, Grumpy or the rest of that particular movie universe!

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2017 Kia Sorento Color Options

2017 Kia Forte Color Options

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See Why We’re Tampa’s Price Leader!

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Friendly Kia VIP Price MSRP discount Tampa FL

MSRP Discount Friendly Kia VIP Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

You like driving a stylish car with cool features and design, and with more tech than you can shake an iPad at.  But you also like to save money, right?  Well then, we have just the tonic for you at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price bringing the cost of a new model down significantly.

Stick around to see the discounts that begin at $4,200 off MSRP on our lot serving the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburgh FL area!

MENU: Kia Model Research Page

MENU: Kia vs. The Competition

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What is the Kia Niro Facebook Messenger Bot?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
2017 Kia Niro Facebook Messenger app iTunes Friendly Kia Tampa FL

2017 Kia Niro Release Date NiroBot Facebook Messenger

Robots.  They’re here, and we’re going to be okay.  While previous generations may have feared the terror that sentient robots could strike in the hearts of humanity, there are plenty of great advances being made in robotics research and in robot-style functions for online resources.

We are excited about a new idea which dedicates a messenger bot, one that auto-responds to comments in Facebook, to the upcoming 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover which is seeing a release date this winter.

So what can this bot do?  Better yet, what can the car do?  We’ll tell you.

Kia Niro Preview, Specs

Test Drive a 2017 Kia Niro!

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Hungry for Some Thanksgiving Turkey? Have We Got a Deal for You!

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Friendly Kia Butterball turkey giveaway Thanksgiving 2016 Tampa FL

Thanksgiving 2016 Free Turkey Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

Are you ready for some Thanksgiving, set for Nov. 24 this year?  We know you are.

Not only is Thanksgiving a day off we can spend with family and friends, it is also the holiday that typically produces one of the finest spreads we see all year, with everything from casseroles to yams to cranberry to stuffing placed lovingly on the table.  There’s also the tasty pies that family and friends bake, in flavors like pumpkin, apple, cherry and so on.  But the true stalwart of many a Thanksgiving celebration is the turkey itself.  That bird is a flavorful reminder of all we should be thankful for as we gather with our loved ones around the table.

And for 2016, you have something else to be thankful for, as Friendly Kia is giving away Butterball turkeys as large as 22 pounds to help you make Thanksgiving a memorable, and flavorful, experience.  Read on for details on how to receive a free turkey at our lot which serves the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area!

Thanksgiving Events for the Tampa Area

Black Friday Shopping Hours: Tampa Area

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What’s Better Than a Great Buy? A Best Buy!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
2017 Kia Sportage Kelley Blue KBB.com Best Buy Crossovers

2017 Kia Sportage Awards KBB.com Best Buy Compact SUVs

“A dozen” is a meaningful phrase – and number – in the English language.  Whether you hear “baker’s dozen” or “cheaper by the dozen” or just associate it with athletes like quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers or Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, 12 is an important number.

We see that yet again as only 12 vehicles were named to the prestigious Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com “Best Buy Award” list for the 2017 model year, and the 2017 Kia Sportage got the nod as the best buy for the small SUV/crossover class!  Read on to see how this versatile urban ride won, and what it is capable of.

Test Drive a 2017 Kia Sportage!

Benefits, Features of the 2017 Sportage

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Car Shoppers Show Ultimate Love to the Kia Sorento!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
2016 Kia Sorento Strategic Vision Most Loved vehicle award St Petersburg FL

2016 Kia Sorento Strategic Vision Most Loved Vehicle Award

What does it mean to “show the love”?  Is that when we give someone a warm hug?  Or when we turn out in record numbers to see a movie at the theater?  Or when we root on our favorite sports team?

We’d wager that all of these examples, and many others, can qualify as showing that you love someone or something.  And when new car owners voted with their hearts and their minds to name the 2016 Kia Sorento the “Most Loved Vehicle” among Mid-Size Crossover Utility Vehicles in Strategic Vision’s Customer Love Index (CLI), that was yet another demonstration of love.  So why is the 2016 Kia Sorento so lovable?  Stay tuned – we’ll tell you!

See 2016 Sorento in Our Research Pages!

Compare 2016 Sorento with Competition

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How Does the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo Compare with the 2016 Soul?

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
2017 Kia Soul Turbo vs 2016 Kia Soul Base Plus Exclaim trim levels

2017 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Kia Soul: Base Plus and Exclaim Trim Level

We’ve followed the saga of the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo edition basically since news dropped in a commercial for the Soul over the summer months that teased a new “turbo” edition was coming.

Well, the news is in, and the 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim Turbo is a reality, with a jump up in horsepower that is truly breathtaking, with nary a loss in fuel economy or drivability.  We’ll perform some quick comparisons of the 2017 model options of the upcoming Kia Soul with the model options for the outgoing 2016 model year.  Both years have three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim, with the Exclaim for 2017 getting the turbo engine.  So onward we go, to see what improvements are in store for the Soul in 2017!

2017 Kia Soul Turbo Debuts in Paris

See a Self-Driving Kia Soul!

See the Kia Soul: Model Research Menu

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The All-New 2017 Cadenza is Here!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
2017 Kia Cadenza sedan Tampa FL

2017 Kia Cadenza Arrival Exterior Interior Paint Color Options

The 2017 Kia Cadenza sedan is on the lot and ready to provide you with an easy, smooth ride that has power and technology aplenty.

We’re excited that our first models have rolled in, because this all-new second-generation Cadenza comes with a new design, a revamped engine, and two front grille choices, among the many delights it has in store.  It also has some nice color options that are sure to please the most discerning automotive aficionado.  Read on to see what colors the 2017 Kia Cadenza can come in, and to get a closer look at its technical specs.

Save on a 2017 Cadenza Today!

Blog: Keep Up With Cadenza’s Features

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Looking for Thanksgiving Fun in the Tampa Area? Check This Out

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Thanksgiving 2016 activities movies turkey trot Tampa Clearwater FL

Thanksgiving 2016 Events Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

Thanksgiving is such an underrated holiday, isn’t it?  While others get the glitz and glamour (Christmas and New Year’s Eve) or the all-out celebrations (St. Patrick’s Day, July 4), our beloved turkey day offers a more subdued experience.  From the large meal spread many of us enjoy at these holiday gatherings to the nap-friendly feelings we get from Thanksgiving turkey, it’s a time to chill and relax with our family and friends.  If you’re in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area for Thanksgiving 2016, and you’re looking for another way to enjoy the holiday, we have some events for you to enjoy.

Black Friday Shopping Hours: Tampa Area

Local Events: Tampa Area

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What NBA Rookies are Setting the League Ablaze in 2016?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Kia sponsor of NBA Rookie Ladder 2016-17 season Buddy Hield Kris Dunn

NBA Rookie Ladder 2016-17 Kia Official Automotive Sponsor Embiid

If you’ve ever played the classic video game, “NBA Jam,” you’ll likely remember the announcer saying “He’s on fire!” when a player has made several shots in a row.  Even though that game is a “cagey veteran” in relation to other newer games, the phrase is still fun to say.

Fast-forward to the 2016-17 NBA season, which tipped off a few weeks ago, and there are a few rookies who are already playing at a high level.  Thanks to Kia’s partnership with the NBA, we are able to enjoy the Rookie Ladder presented by Kia, which ranks the top rookies, like Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Buddy Hield of the New Orleans Pelicans, and others.  Read on for a look at the top rookies so far.

Our 2016 NBA Preview

Our Top Tailgating Foods for Games!

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