Archive for February, 2019

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Tampa Bay Events March 2 and March 3 2019 

As we say goodbye to February, we’re reminded just how quickly time flies and how important it is to maximize every moment we have. Luckily, when you live somewhere like Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay, it’s easier than ever to make those moments count.  (more…)

The 2020 Kia Soul’s Fresh and Inspired Color Palette Lets Your Creativity Soar

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
lineup of 2020 kia soul models including ev, x line and gt line

2020 Kia Soul Color Options

The 2020 Kia Soul is just around the corner and although we have plenty of information on the third-generation sports box (including trim levels and engine options), many readers have asked us about what colors the 2020 Kia Soul will be available in. After all, it was the Alien Green color on the original Kia Soul that helped captivate the world to the charm and expressive personality of the practical crossover. (more…)

When is the Gasparilla International Film Festival in 2019?

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Kia screen mockup with telluride on theatre screen

2019 Gasparilla International Film Festival Date

If you thought Gasparilla was limited to pirates, well you probably don’t live in Tampa Bay. Although the heart and soul of the festival is the famed pirate Gasparilla and his krewes, the festival exists as an opportunity for Tampa Bay to revel in its uniquely-pleasant winter/spring weather and explore the depth of culture and humanities present in the region. (more…)

Flashback Friday: First-Generation Kia Sorento

Monday, February 25th, 2019
first-generation kia sorento against blurry forest background with text flashback friday superimposed

First-Generation Kia Sorento Photos and Model History

If for no other reason, the Throwback Thursday/Flashback Friday section on the Friendly Kia blog exists to remind us of the incredible strides Kia has undergone in only a short time. The last ten years have seen the brand move from purely an economic choice to one with compelling options in every class, many of them class-leading and class-defining. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Tampa Bay Events February 23 and February 24 2019

It’s the last week of February and those long, eventful days with nights that stretch into the nine o’clock and ten o’clock hours are just around the corner. Still, Tampa has plenty of great things to do this weekend while we wait for the summer rush to hit us. (more…)

When Will the Kia Telluride Be Available for Test Drive and Purchase?

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
2020 Kia Telluride in black on calendar above thumb tack

2020 Kia Telluride Release Date in Tampa Bay

If it seems like we’re writing about the 2020 Kia Telluride a lot here on the Friendly Kia blog, well…we are. Not since the 2018 Kia Stinger has a model from Kia made us so excited. After all, like the Kia Stinger did, the 2020 Kia Telluride moves into a segment that Kia doesn’t currently compete. We’re both excited to see the Telluride itself and just as excited to see what the model does the full-size SUV class – a segment known for a lack of risks taken. (more…)

Check Out Kia’s Refreshed Sportage

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
2020 Kia Sportage kicking up dust on a road

What’s New on the 2020 Kia Sportage?

As a company with its eyes on the future, Kia have become leaders in the fields of design, engineering and packaged automotive value. Once vehicles you rented and then forgot on a trip, modern Kias are stunning head-turners that lead their respective segments in terms of thoughtful and well-executed design and development. They’re not just beautifully-designed vehicles, however. They’re also infused with something rare – personality. (more…)

The Kia Telluride Breaks Down Barriers by Climbing Over Them

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
2020 Kia Telluride parked in front of a water fall

Is the Kia Telluride a Crossover or an SUV?

If you’ve ever called a photocopy a “Xerox,” a piece of facial tissue “Kleenex” or a place you shouldn’t be after midnight but couldn’t resist the thrall as you sped past its colorful sign off the freeway “Taco Bell,” you know that brands which pioneer something often because synonymous with that thing. (more…)

See what Kia Brought to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show!

Friday, February 15th, 2019
2020 kia telluride in front of chicago city skyline

2019 Chicago Auto Show Kia Roundup

We’ve said it before but auto show season is one of our favorite times of the year. Our excitement about the season is directly tied to Kia’s status as thought-leaders in the industry. Every year, Kia introduces us to something that makes us excited and proud to sell and service such a dynamic and interesting brand. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Tampa skyline with "What's going on in the area this weekend" image superimposed

Tampa Bay Events February 16 and February 17 2019

If you’re like us, you’re probably feeling like winter has been taking so long to vacate. Luckily, we’ve still go some decent and seasonal temperatures compared to the –50-degree windchills and feet of snow the Great Lakes Region and Northeast has seen this winter. (more…)