Archive for the ‘General Information’ Category

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.

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Kia Best Decade (So Far) Summarized

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
kia borrego and kia telluride against clock background

Kia’s Greatest Hits 2010-2019

If you’re like us, the arrival of the 20s has snuck up on you like the “clever girl” velociraptor in Jurassic Park. It’s true – we’re already looking at a new decade that has come and went with some of the most interesting, controversial and historically important moments and trends that are sure to mark our culture for decades to come.

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Which Kia Models Have Good Safety Ratings?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
2020 kia optima driving on the coast

Kia Safety Ratings and Features in 2019

Your airbags and seatbelts and pretensioners and collapsible steering columns are tiny sources of comfort and confidence while you drive. They’ve always been there for you, just like they’ve always been in the automobile.

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Kia Scholarship Celebrates Potential in Students Everywhere

Monday, December 9th, 2019
student receiving assistance on computer

Kia “Great Unknowns” Scholarship Information and How to Apply

Kia’s advertising history is about more than just chart-topping hits and dancing hamsters. For almost ten years, Kia used the biggest commercial platform of all – the “Super Bowl” – along with some A-list star power to highlight the panache and flair of its models. Christina Hendricks, Laurence Fishburne and Melissa McCarthy are just a few of the names that have lent their personalities to Kia’s challenger brand. (more…)

Kia Supports Heroes in Children’s Adventure Show

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
cartoon rendition of Kia optima

Kia Models in Tobot

At Friendly Kia, we’re big fans of pop culture. We write several blogs about film, tv and try and shine a light on interesting things people are doing in the world through our Facebook page and the Friendly Kia Blog here. (more…)

With the 1980s Back in Full Swing, Will Kia Be Making a Convertible?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
rear three quarter shot of kia optima convertible

Kia Convertible Models: Past, Present and Future

If you go by the way its portrayed through the romantic lens of nostalgia, the 1980s was a wild time of neon, synth-driven music and self-expression. It was referred to as “morning in America” in a now-iconic presidential campaign ad and was marked by its extremity and ambition. (more…)

How Can Your Favorite Kia Models Help the Best Car Scenes of All Time?

Monday, November 18th, 2019
2019 kia stinger in traffic in red color

Best Car Chases and How Kia Models Could Have Helped

The routine of our daily drives has made us, in many ways, forget about how insane driving can actually be. Rules of the road, infrastructure and crowded urban areas make driving feel like second nature for most of us, something we can do without really thinking about it. (more…)

How Kia Plans to Contribute to the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Kia Imagine Concept

Kia EV Models and Technology

One of the hottest topics in the automotive industry right now is electrification. Beyond simply the big headline-grabbing (for good and bad reasons) players in the field, every manufacturer is seemingly introducing new electric vehicles or electric variants of current vehicles to the market, hoping to be the brand that successfully challenges the likes of Tesla. (more…)

Fall Back to Early Sunrises with the End of Daylight Savings Time

Monday, September 30th, 2019
2020 kia sportage near fall leafs and alarm clock

When Does Daylight Savings Time End in 2019?

It’s always a wild time throughout the year keeping up with the comings and goings of Daylight Savings Time. The is-it-EDT-or-EST panic is a common thread that goes throughout the year, forcing us to quickly type “is it saving daylight savings time?” into the Google search bar of our phone. (more…)

How to Winterize Your Car (Even in Florida)

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
car driving on snowy road

Car Winterization Tips for Florida

Although winter is typically a season to fear for much of the nation, for us here in Florida, it can be a huge relief following the fall season that’s most likely to bring damaging wind and rain. For many of us, winter means finally some decent temperatures that aren’t 100 degrees with 99-percent humidity or 90 degrees with non-stop rain and wind. (more…)