Archive for April, 2018

Kias You Can’t Buy in the US: The Kia K2500

Friday, April 27th, 2018
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Kia Truck US Release Date and Availability

The Kia lineup is full of incredible class-cliché-defying vehicles that seek to bring thrill and value to everyday driving. However, their market is still primarily built around providing vehicles for daily driving. Even the 2018 Kia Stinger, a twin-turbocharged sports sedan with sub-5-second 0-60 acceleration, has four doors and over 40 cubic feet of cargo volume. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events April 28 and April 29 2018

As we wind down April in the greater Tampa area, we’re beginning to start feeling some of that summer heat creep into our forecasts. Looking ahead, in fact, next week the high leaves us in the high 80s and early 90s most of the days. Thankfully, the humidity is still low enough to get out and enjoy some wonderful outdoor activities. (more…)

Get $500 and an Award-Winning Car, Van or SUV at Friendly Kia!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Get 500 dollars in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, Brandon and More!

At Friendly Kia, we’re all about getting into the community and talking with the people who are our neighbors. When you sell Kia vehicles all day, you learn that people have important opinions and listening to them can often completely change the way you see the world. (more…)

Kias in the News: April 2018

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Kia News April 2018

Have you ever seen the newspaper from a small town? Typically, the front-page spread features riveting headlines such as COMMITTEE AGREES BUDGET FOR OAK LN SIDEWALK REPAIR, RARE HERB ALPERT ALBUM FOUND AT COMMUNITY CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE or VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM QUALIFIES FOR DIVISION 19 TOURNAMENT. Looking at these papers gives you a quaint picture of a place where not a lot happens. (more…)

Direct Current 10: Lightning Through to Round 2 Edition

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Tampa Bay Lightning News and Playoff Progress

Playoffs are high stakes time. Although the NHL uses a series method to award progression, every game still counts. All it takes is a team to losing their momentum and pluck from their opponents to overturn 2- or even 3-game leads. (more…)

Flashback Friday: Kia Combi

Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Kia Combi Model History and Photos

We’ve talked about the historical diversity of Kia’s lineup on this blog before. Just like that Johnny Cash song, Kia really has “been everywhere, man.” Kia’s ability to produce compelling and reliable commercial vehicles is well documented in the international market, where they’ve brought forward some of the most original and unique problem solvers these markets have ever seen. (more…)

Wonderful Things from Tampa Bay #1: The Cuban Sandwich

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Cuban Sandwich Origin, History and How It’s Made

Tampa Bay is famous for a lot of things: beautiful weather, an incredible coastline, friendly people, metropolitan diversity and a slathering of great food and drink. Since we have so many great and “wonderful” things to be proud of in the Tampa Bay, we want to devote a portion of our blog to highlighting them and sharing them with anybody who may find their way to the Friendly Kia blog. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Tampa Bay Events April 21 and 22, 2018

As much as we love them and hold them up as the only thing to look forward to through the work week, weekends can be a source of anxiety. With so many things going on, FOMO (or the Fear Of Missing Out) is a real problem. By committing to one thing, you’re all but guaranteed to miss out on another thing happening at the same time. (more…)

Extra Time 1: Tampa Bay is our Ride or (Row)Die Club!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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2018 Tampa Bay Rowdies Season Preview and Progress

At Friendly Kia, we love local sports! Whether it’s the Lightning’s surge through the Stanley Cup playoffs (ignoring last night’s game), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sometimes showing up to play football or the Rays and their unnecessarily-domed stadium, we’re all about the community behind local athletics here in Tampa Bay. Don’t believe us? Check out our other featurettes: (more…)

Which Summer Blockbuster is Each 2018 Kia Model Seeing?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Kia Models as 2018 Summer Blockbusters

As you may or may not be familiar with, we’re huge fans of movies! Here at the Friendly Kia blog, we regularly work to blend our two loves – providing high-value and stylish transportation through Kia models and film. (more…)