Archive for December, 2018

Direct Current 14: Rink-ing in the New Year

Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 Mid-Season Progress Report

It’s hard to believe that we’re sitting so close to the mid-point of the 2018/2019 season. It seems like just yesterday that we were doing the same for the previous season, which saw the Lightning almost make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Although last season seemed like it may have been the Bolts’ best chance to regain the coveted trophy, three games out from mid-way, this season is proving itself to be an even better run. (more…)

See Why the New Optima is the Most Versatile Car on the Market

Friday, December 28th, 2018
cover of turbocharged engine in 2019 Kia Optima SX

2019 Kia Optima Engine Options and Fuel Efficiency

Although crossovers have experienced a meteoric rise in the United States and beyond, the timeless style and comfort of a midsize sedan has allowed the class to continue as the totem model for most manufacturers to show off technology and performance. This shift in driver preference has likewise empowered midsize sedans to move from vehicles that need to focus on mass-appeal to vehicles that can specialize on delivering a quiet and competent ride with plenty of pep and a range of customization options. (more…)

How is Tampa Bay Ringing in 2019?

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
Tampa Bay skyline with superimposed fireworks and "What's Going on in the Area this Weekend" text

Tampa Bay Events NYE 2019

Whether you’re the type of person who sits down with spreadsheets and coordinates major lifestyle changes or the type who believes in Epicureanism and indulgence to close out 2018 and welcome 2019, Tampa Bay is your place. As a lively and active community, Tampa Bay has plenty of opportunities to get out and experience both a “better future you” and the fun-loving current you that just wants to relax and enjoy the passage of the year. (more…)

Here’s Why the Kia Sportage is Beloved by Outdoor Enthusiasts

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
2019 Kia Sportage driving on water

Does the Kia Sportage Have All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

There is very little that compares to the feeling you get from packing up the people and things you value and embarking on an adventure. Whether your preferred excursion involves kayaking an unpredictable river, hiking a craggy trail or simply loading up the vehicle and heading to the beach, these moments of uncertainty propel us into a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. (more…)

See More and Do More with the Newest Kia Soul EV

Friday, December 21st, 2018
2019 kia soul ev plugged into 240v charger

2019 Kia Soul EV Electric Range and Charging Type

Although the Kia Soul has made improvements with every model year and generation, it’s always been a vehicle that can’t really improve on much. After all, in its current generation, the Soul gives you over 60 cubic feet of interior space, standard infotainment features and a choice between three engines/transmissions. It’s basically perfect. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Tampa skyline with "What's going on in the area this weekend" image superimposed

Tampa Bay Events December 22 and December 23 2018

T’was the weekend before Christmas and all through the Bay

Everything was stirring in all conceivable ways.

Events were buzzing throughout the region.

As residents celebrated

By the score. By the legion!

In, in New Port Richey and you in St. Pete

Both filling our time with things to do, see and eat. (more…)

How Kia Nailed Infotainment with UVO

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
kia uvo with apple carplay in 2019 kia forte

Which Infotainment System is Best?

With regards to vehicle features, “infotainment” is a word that simply didn’t exist ten years ago. A portmanteau of information and entertainment, this term is given to a system that incorporates elements of entertainment – such as streamed audio and smartphone connectivity and information – such as text message readout, navigation and more. (more…)

Will Kia Ever Produce and Release the Kia POP?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
kia pop concept hood and headlights

Kia POP Release Date and Likelihood of Production

Although the Kia of the late 1990s and early 2000s was an organization primarily concerned with value in the vehicles they made, the Kia of today is a future-thinking juggernaut that aims to deliver unbeatable value courtesy of safety, dependability, style and a massive set of standard features. (more…)

How Kia Separates Value from Cheapness

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
2019 kia optima in dark blue parked

Four Reasons Why Kia Terrifies the Automotive Status Quo

Earlier this year, Ford announced that they would be discontinuing every vehicle in their fleet that wasn’t an SUV/crossover, a truck or a Mustang. This news was met with mixed reception among journalists, dealers and experts in the automotive market. (more…)

Which Popular Christmas Toys are Which Kia Models?

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Group of dinosaur toys on yellow background

Comparing 2019 Kia Models to The Hottest Ever Christmas Toys

As people who run and market a business ourselves, we always feel slightly compelled to defend marketers. After all, marketers are responsible for some of the most memorable shared cultural moments we’ve had as a nation and as a people (WASSSUUUPP, anyone?). (more…)