Archive for the ‘Coming Soon’ Category

What Will the 2021 Kia Rio Bring to Tampa Bay?

Friday, June 12th, 2020
Blue European 2021 Kia Rio model

2021 Kia Rio Speculation and Predictions 

The rumor mill is spinning as it always does and there is currently talk of a mid-cycle refresh for the Kia Rio. The fourth-generation Rio has been a fan-favorite at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL and now with a 2021 model in the works we suspect this variation will be just as popular. But what exactly will the 2021 Kia Rio bring to Tampa Bay? We are breaking down the Friendly Kia 2021 Kia Rio speculations and predictions below.  


U.S. Kia Market Drops the Optima Name in Favor of All-New 2021 Kia K5

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
blue 2021 Kia Optima K5

2021 Kia Optima Becomes Kia K5 

Since 2000 the Kia Optima has been a part of the Kia brand’s lineup. Now for 2021, the U.S. Kia market is dropping the Optima name and the 2021 Kia Optima is becoming the Kia K5. The K5 name has been around for a bit in the Korean market but this will be the first time the U.S. variant will wear the alphanumeric name. However, a new name isn’t the only thing the 2021 Kia K5 is bringing to the market. Let’s take a dive into the all-new 2021 Kia K5 below. 


What Can We Expect to See From the 2021 Kia Forte?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Forte with "What Can We Expect to See From the 2021 Kia Forte?" white text

2021 Kia Forte Speculation 

The Kia Forte is one of those cars that just makes sense. It has perfect proportions and comes stacked with just enough technology and power. The Forte has long been a favorite among Tampa locals and many shoppers are wondering what they can expect to see from the next Forte model. 


Will the 2021 Kia Stinger Get a Facelift?

Friday, May 15th, 2020
Red 2020 Kia Stinger with white "2021 Kia Stinger Design Predictions and Performance Speculation" text

2021 Kia Stinger Design Predictions and Performance Speculation 

The Kia Stinger first entered the scene not too long ago, joining the Kia lineup back in 2018. Even with just a short amount of time on the market, this Kia sports car is getting a refresh for the 2021 model year. The 2021 Stinger hasn’t made its full debut to the public yet, but it has been spied at the Nürburgring and it has us making predictions and speculations on what kind of design and performance upgrades it is set to bring.  


What Kind of Updates Will the 2021 Kia Sedona Bring?

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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2021 Kia Sedona Speculation and Predictions 

The Kia Sedona has long been a favorite among parents and families. With its family-first philosophy and spacious cabin and cargo area, the Sedona simply just makes sense for large families. This Kia minivan has seen an array of changes over the years since it first debuted for the 2002 model year. The Sedona first started as an affordable alternative to pricier family-haulers and has since developed into a stylish and tech-forward people-mover.  

But what’s next for the Kia Sedona and what kind of updates will the next model bring? Here’s our 2021 Kia Sedona speculation and predictions.  


Will Kia Make the Imagine Concept?

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Kia Imagine Concept

Kia Imagine EV Production and Release Date 

What first was unveiled nearly a year ago at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show will soon spawn into a living being. Well, as much of a living being as a vehicle can become. The Kia Imagine EV concept vehicle, which at one point in time was expected to stay in the concept phase, is soon going to become the brand’s high-performance flagship model. 


What Improvements and Updates are we Likely to See for Kia’s Fun Compact SUV?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
rear three quarter shot of the 2020 kia sportage SUV

2021 Kia Sportage Speculation

There’s a famous quote by beloved author Dr. Seuss that goes something like ‘To the world, you may be one person. To one person, you may be the world.’ We think this is the philosophy that guided the engineering, design and development of the current-generation Kia Sportage.


Does Kia Have a New Logo Coming Out This Year?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
2020 kia telluride steering wheel with blurred badge

Kia New Logo for 2020

As far as brand reclamation goes, Kia has done an incredible job over the past ten years of seeing its brand perception switch from low-price, low-feature vehicles to market challengers that actively shape the automotive industry through innovation and style.


Let’s Catch Up with Those Kia Pickup Truck Rumors

Monday, December 30th, 2019
pixelated kia truck on stylized background

Will Kia Release a Kia Truck in 2020?

Value leader, industry champion and even automotive outlaw: Kia is known as many things in the market. One thing they’ve been especially good at, however, is tailoring a lineup that meets the needs of the markets they serve.

For instance, in Europe where the streets are narrower and parking is limited, Kia sells a vehicle even smaller than the Kia Rio called the Kia Picanto.


What Should Kia Call the Potentially Forthcoming Kia Truck?

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Kia Telluride truck image mockup

Kia Truck Name Speculation 2019

It’s no secret that we, at Friendly Kia, love to speculate about what Kia could have up their sleeves. (more…)