Archive for September, 2017

What Events Does Kia Sponsor or Partner With?

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Kia partnerships with NBA NFL Kia Classic Australian Open and NY Fashion Week

Kia Partnerships and Title Sponsorships Fashion Week NBA and NFL 

Do you watch NBA games? Perhaps you’ve seen the Kia logo in arenas, or in the studio during TNT’s “Inside the NBA” as Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith comment on the latest hoops action. Our brand is ubiquitous in professional hoops games, and the Kia Optima sedan is the official vehicle of the NBA, but do you know of other sports or events where you can find Kia teaming up or sponsoring? 

We have a rundown of some of the prominent Kia sponsorships, so read on! 

Kia NBA Award-Winners

See Kia at NY Fashion Week

Kia and the NBA All-Star Game

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Catch a Rising Car: 2018 Stinger Specs are In

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
2018 Kia Stinger GT sports car release details and comprehensive model specs

2018 Kia Stinger Sports Car Specs and Release Updates 

We’ve been writing about the Kia Stinger for several months now, whether it was us first speculating about the possibility of the Kia GT4 Stinger concept becoming a reality, and then about the official Stinger vehicle, when it was announced to the world in January. Now we have more information to give you about this ground-breaking sports car hits before it hits lots across the U.S.! 

Read on for a more comprehensive look at the specs of the 2018 Stinger, which is due to arrive at dealerships in late 2017! 

More Details: 2018 Stinger

Get Updates with Our Kia Stinger Blog

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2017 Tampa Bay Rays: See Who Set Career Highs

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays player achievements and career highs for 2017 season

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Season Recap and Notable Player Achievements 

The Tampa Bay Rays have seen nice improvements, individually and collectively, from last season. Even thought the team is assured a losing final record for the 2017 season, with a 76-82 record as of games played through 9/27 and with only four games remaining, there have been several highlights. 

We’ll look at some individual career highs set in 2017 by the players on the Rays roster. 

Tampa-Area Sports Blog

Famous Baseball Players from Tampa

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See New Ways Kia is Providing Relief for Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Kia Hurricane Irma relief savings and deferred payments at Friendly Kia

Kia Relief Discounts and Deferred Payments for Hurricane Irma Victims New Port Richey FL 

If you were in the path of Hurricane Irma earlier in September, if your home or your belongings were damaged by the storm, we wish you good fortune as you work toward repair and recovery. While we know your top priority may be to get your house back in order, or to file insurance claims and assess or document damages to your possessions, if you had a vehicle damaged by Irma and you are in the market for a new one, Kia is offering several ways to save on a new car, minivan or SUV. 

Read on for the various ways it will become a little easier to find a new vehicle in the wake of Irma, at dealers in several qualifying states, as well as at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey FL.  

Tips to Repair Vehicle Water Damage

More: Discounts for Kia Models

Tips for Filing an Irma Insurance Claim

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Compare Specs, Benefits of the 2018 Kia Crossover and SUV Class!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Kia Sorento  

Kia crossovers and SUVs are at the top of the heap, with recent praise among them like “Highest Ranked in Initial Quality” in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (2017 Sorento, 2017 Soul), IIHS Top Safety Picks (2018 & 2017 Sorento, 2017 Sportage), AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award (2017 Sportage), and so much more.  

So what can you expect from the 2018 model year of the Kia Soul crossover, 2018 Sportage small SUV and 2018 Sorento midsize SUV? Read on for some benefits and specs for all three stylish, feature-filled and affordable vehicles! 

Research All Kia Models

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See the Latest Instagram Pics of the Newest Kia Models

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Kia models on Instagram 2017 Niro hybrid and 2018 Stinger sports car

Kia on Instagram 2018 Stinger Sports Car and 2017 Niro Hybrid 

Kia models are showing off their style everywhere, whether it’s turning heads on the highway, standing out on the parking lot, or wowing celebrities on a New York runway. We are seeing a growing popularity in our beloved Kia vehicles overall, and with fun, fast and fashionable vehicles like the Soul crossover, Optima sedan, and Niro hybrid, the sky is the limit! To show you some of what we mean, we have culled a handful of recent Instagram pics of two of the newest and most buzz-worthy Kia models, the 2017 Niro hybrid crossover and the 2018 Stinger sports car, and gathered some information about them, so read on! 

Research All Kia Models

See More Kia on Instagram!

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What to Look for at the 2017 Tampa Pig Jig

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Tampa Pig Jig live music and barbecue Tampa FL

Tampa Pig Jig 2017 Events and Activities at Curtis Hixon Park Tampa FL 

The Tampa Pig Jig is almost here, with the annual fundraiser handling double duty: Promising good times with friends and also raising funds for NephCure Kidney International, a non-profit organization which is devoted to finding a cure for FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis), a kidney disease, and Nephrotic Syndrome.  

We will provide an outline of what you can expect at this event which takes place on Oct. 28, 2017 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and hopefully whet your appetite for the food and activities – read on! 

Tampa-Area Run/Walk Events

Tampa-Area Local Events Blog

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See the Kia Sorento Out-Maneuver the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Keep Rubber Ducks Safe

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Kia Sorento "Rubber Duckies" commercial with Surround View Monitor in SX Limited trim

Kia Sorento Rubber Duckies Commercial vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee 

Did you know the Kia Sorento is more likely to keep you from running over ducks than the Jeep Grand Cherokee? Well, rubber duckies at least, or any object for that matter, as we have a commercial that shows off the available Surround View Monitor (SVM) feature for the Kia Sorento SUV that will empower you to easily avoid obstacles and dangers in your path. 

Read on for the commercial, and more details about the Kia Sorento! 

Research the Kia Sorento

See How Safe the Kia Sorento Is

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What are the Entertainment Options for the 2017 Kia Sedona Minivan?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
2017 Kia Sedona entertainment and audio options UVO eServices

2017 Kia Sedona Entertainment and Audio Options UVO eServices 

It’s fall and school is back in session, which means minivans are back in vogue on the road. They never really left, but when carpooling schedules return and kids need a spacious and safe ride to school, this is the vehicle class that is on the top of many drivers’ wish lists to provide just those qualities! 

You’re in luck, since we also have posts on the safety features and the color options for the 2017 Kia Sedona minivan included in our blog, as well as this info, where we will fill you in on the audio options and available exclusive eServices in the Sedona which will keep you and your passengers entertained no matter how long or short the drive may be! 

More Specs: 2017 Kia Sedona

Color Options for the 2017 Sedona

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We Know You Need Some Kia Telluride News – Here’s the Latest!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Kia Telluride concept SUV specs and possible release date

Kia Telluride Potential Release Details and Other News Updates

The Kia Telluride is a concept SUV that is rumored to move from the concept stage to full-tilt production at some point, after an early version made the rounds at auto shows in 2016. But first things first: We need to keep interest alive, until the Telluride makes an official move into production and it becomes widely available.

We have just the thing to keep you motivated, with specs and images of this vehicle, plus news on an award it won a while back, and our educated guess as to when you might be able to find it on the lot!

See the Buzz on the Kia Telluride

Guide to Kia Concept Vehicles

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