Archive for the ‘Kia Brand’ Category

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, five of our beloved Kia vehicles are built in North America, with different models coming from different areas of the continent. 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.  

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When Does My Kia Sorento Need a Transmission Fluid Change?

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Mechanic working under vehicle hood

Kia Service and Maintenance Intervals Schedule

As car owners, we are used to bringing in our Kia vehicles for routine oil changes and scheduled maintenance. Aside from our regular oil changes, it can be hard at times to keep track of when we need certain services done on our vehicles. If you’ve been asking yourself “When does my Kia Sorento need a transmission fluid change?” then this guide is for you.

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Kia Motors Moves to Become Leader Among EV Brands

Friday, September 18th, 2020
Black and grey promotional photo of upcoming Kia Motors EV lineup

Is Kia an Electric Vehicle Brand? 

Many auto brands these days are making the shift towards hybrid and electric offerings. As more and more drivers seek out eco-minded vehicles and hybrid alternatives, automakers are working to meet the demands. One brand that has continued to offer hybrid variants over the years is Kia and now the brand is making moves towards becoming a leading EV brand.  

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Kia Unveils Refreshed Stinger Model and Hints at Updated Engine Lineup

Thursday, August 13th, 2020
Blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Kia Stinger Confirmed Updates and Speculations 

The refreshed Kia Stinger has shown its face to the world, giving onlookers an idea of what is to come for the 2021 model. Kia has confirmed some of the updates to the Stinger but there is still a bit of wiggle room in terms of speculations and predictions. Likely set to arrive in the U.S. early next year, there’s no better time than now to start getting excited about the arrival of the Kia brand’s fastback sports sedan.  

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When is the Kia Soul EV Being Released?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
Side view of yellow 2020 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV U.S. Update 

If you’ve been tracking the Kia brand and its upcoming vehicles, you may have been anxiously awaiting the Kia Soul EV. The boxy little electric vehicle was set to deliver a 243-mile range with signature Kia style. It’s been nearly two years since Kia revealed the vehicle’s redesign, so you may be wondering when the Kia Soul EV will debut.  

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Is Kia Luxury Brand?

Monday, August 10th, 2020
Closeup of two Kia logos

Kia Motors Luxury Vehicles 

While the Kia brand has dipped its toes into the luxury pool and brought us a variety of luxury-inspired vehicles, Kia is not a traditional luxury brand. Shoppers around Tampa Bay can find a variety of luxurious vehicles in the Kia lineup, especially with the edition of the updated Kia Cadenza and Kia Telluride, and the addition of the Kia K5.  

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Kia Telluride and Stinger Earn Segment Titles in J.D. Power Study

Friday, July 24th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Stinger

J.D. Power Names Two Kia Vehicles Among Top APEAL Study Rankings 

J.D. Power has announced the rankings for another one of its 2020 automotive studies, this time it’s the 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. Two of the Kia brand’s top-selling models earned winning rankings in their respective segments during the APEAL Study. Coming in just after Kia took home the #1 ranking in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, the Kia Telluride and Stinger have won APEAL segment titles.  

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Kia Motors Unveils 13-Part Film on YouTube Channel

Monday, July 20th, 2020
The Features Film title card with "The Features Film" written in red

Kia Motors Releases The Features Film 

The Kia brand has been known for its eye-catching commercials throughout the years – remember the dancing hamsters? Now in 2020, the brand is releasing a 13-part film on YouTube that is the perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping action and star-studded automobiles. The Features Film follows a young man who gets the help of eight Kia vehicles throughout one action-packed night. 

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Kia in the News: June 2020

Monday, June 29th, 2020
Closeup of Kia Sorento with red tint and "Kia News Network Breaking News" text

Kia News for June 2020  

The month of June brought a lot of attention to the Kia brand. From the brand’s continued efforts with COVID-19 relief to an array of awards won by top models and the brand overall, June has been a big month for Kia.  

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J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study Ranks Kia Number One

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Forte

What Brand Did J.D. Power Rank Number One? 

J.D. Power announced its rankings for the 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study and for the sixth consecutive year the Kia brand was named the number one mass-market automotive brand. Not only was Kia ranked number one by J.D. Power, but it had multiple frontrunners that led the way for various segments, and it had two vehicles among the top 10 vehicles in the industry.  

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