Archive for October, 2020

Interior Passenger and Cargo Space in 2020 Kia Rio

Friday, October 30th, 2020
Profile view of 2020 Kia Rio

How Big is the 2020 Kia Rio? 

The compact 2020 Kia Rio is the smallest member of the Kia lineup, offering the perfect amount of space for daily drivers and commuters. Thanks to its small stature, the fun-to-drive Rio offers nimble handling on the road with incredible responsiveness and control. Shoppers around Tampa Bay who are considering hopping behind the wheel of this compact Kia may be curious to know just how big the 2020 Kia Rio is. This guide to the interior passenger and cargo space in the 2020 Rio is here to give you a glimpse inside this Kia sedan.  


How Far Can I Drive the 2021 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid?

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Profile view of blue 2021 Kia Sorento driving

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid Driving Range 

Our team at Friendly Kia can’t wait for the arrival of the 2021 Kia Sorento here in Tampa Bay. Not only will we be getting the traditional gas-powered Sorento but also a first-ever Sorento Hybrid and Sorento Plug-in Hybrid. If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these hybrid Sorento models.  


Friendly Kia Offers New Vehicle Deals That are Sweet as Candy

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
Black 2021 Kia Telluride in front of sunset

New and Used Kia Vehicle Deals Near Me Tampa Bay 

Halloween season is nearly over but the sweet deals aren’t ending at Friendly Kia near Tampa Bay. Our Florida Kia dealership is offering new Kia vehicle deals that will appeal to your sweet tooth even once Halloween is over. We have deals and discounts on the latest new Kia vehicles, including the Kia K5, plus some major savings on our used inventory.  


Adventurous Kia Sorento X-Line Offers Off-Road Ready Paint Palette

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Side view of 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line

Guide to 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Color Options and Interiors 

Just by looks alone, it’s clear that the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line was made for the trails. The adventure-set Sorento X-Line is built on the elite Sorento SX-Prestige trim level and brings its own unique lineup of design features and elements. Along with its trim-specific style, the 2021 Sorento X-Line offers its own exterior color options and interiors that set it apart from the rest of the 2021 Kia Sorento lineup.  


Plan S: Kia Set to Relaunch Brand Image in 2021

Monday, October 26th, 2020
Rear view of Kia Imagine Concept

What Happened to the Kia Brand’s New Logo? 

Remember when we talked about the new look the Kia brand was rumored to be bringing earlier this year? That redesign and new look now have a more defined debut timeline as the Kia brand’s “Plan S” has made its way back to the top of automotive headlines.  


Here’s Why Your Vehicle Isn’t Starting

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Mechanic working under vehicle hood

Why Won’t My Kia Vehicle Start? 

If you’ve just hopped behind the wheel of your Kia vehicle and are wondering why your vehicle’s ignition just won’t crank, then this guide is here to help. There can be a broad range of reasons why your vehicle isn’t starting, and this guide will go over some of the most common reasons why your car is failing to turn on. So, take a deep breath, put the key down, and keep reading to see what’s keeping your Kia Seltos from starting.  


Kia vs Kia – Should I Get a Rio or a Forte?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Rio and Blue 2021 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Rio vs 2021 Kia Forte 

The smallest Kia sedan in the lineup continues to be the 2020 Kia Rio, followed by the next-in-line 2021 Kia Forte. Both Kia models have been staples in the lineup, offering their own unique blends of features and amenities. Shoppers from around Tampa Bay who are eager to get behind the wheel of a new Kia sedan often find themselves stuck and asking our team, “Should I get a Rio or a Forte?” 


When Is the Kia Sportage/NQ5 Coming to the U.S.?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Red 2021 Kia Sportage driving

Fifth-Generation 2022 Kia Sportage NQ5 Predictions and Release Date 

The Kia Sportage received its last total redesign back in 2017 and now it’s just about time for a new generation of Sportage design. The 2022 Kia Sportage, also code-named the Kia NQ5 while in production, is predicted to be released in South Korea in April 2021 and come to the U.S. in the second half of 2021, however, an official release date has not been confirmed. A few spy shots of the fifth-generation Kia Sportage have been circulating online and our team and Friendly Kia can’t help but get excited about what’s to come for this Sportage model.  


Are All Kia Cars Built in America?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
White 2021 Kia Telluride on manufacturing line

Where are Kia Vehicles Made? 

Up until 2006, all Kia vehicles were made outside of North America, meaning any Kia vehicle you saw on the road was made overseas. These days, though, six of our beloved Kia vehicles are built in North America, with different models coming from two different manufacturing plants. Being a South Korean brand, many shoppers wonder if the vehicles themselves all come from South Korea. Get a look at exactly where your Kia vehicle was built in this Kia brand production location overview from Friendly Kia.  


Where Can I Upgrade My Lease to a Kia Seltos Near Clearwater?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos exterior

Kia Lease Trade-In and Buyouts Tampa Bay 

With so many new vehicles hitting the automotive scene this fall, many Tampa Bay-area shoppers have been asking our team about trading in their current Kia lease model to upgrade to the latest Kia vehicles, like the 2021 Kia Seltos. Our lease trade-in and lease buyout programs make getting yourself behind the wheel of a new Kia model near Clearwater simple.