Category Archives: Kia Brand

Kia Sedona Makes Way for Kia Carnival Lineup

Is Kia Discontinuing the Kia Sedona? 

It seems that more and more vehicles these days are dropping off of brand lineups and model ranges are growing smaller. That’s not the case for the Kia brand. While Kia has removed some vehicles – such as the long-standing Kia Optima – it has replaced the outgoing models with all-new offerings.  

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Profile view of blue 2020 Kia Rio

Kia Rio Recognized for Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America

Certified Pre-Owned Kia Vehicle Checklist 

The fun and sporty Kia Rio has been recognized for its incredible value and named a 2021 Vincentric “Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America” in the Subcompact rankings. The Rio effortlessly outperformed the other seven competitors in the segment to take home the title. On average, ownership of the Rio costs 2.8% lower than expected among its segment, making the Rio an affordable CPO option for shoppers across Tampa Bay.  

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Profile view of yellow 2021 Kia Seltos

Friendly Kia Embraces Holidays On Us Mantra with Year-End Sales

Where Can I Get the Best Vehicle Sales in Tampa Bay? 

The holiday season is in full swing here at Friendly Kia and our year-end sales are bringing some of the best vehicle incentives to the Tampa Bay area. This year Kia has put a “Command the Season” mantra out there for this holiday season but given that we are in the heart of Florida, there isn’t much of a winter season we need to command here. Because of this, Friendly Kia is taking on last year’s “Holidays On Us” mantra and offering year-end sales that are sure to please.  

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Red 2020 Kia Niro

Kia Sets the Tone for Electric Vehicles with New BEV Platform

Will Kia Be Making More Electric Vehicles? 

The Hyundai Motor Group has announced its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that will be a part of upcoming Kia electric vehicles. Kia has made it known that it has plans in place to make more hybrid and electric vehicles over the next few years and this new battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform is setting the tone for electric vehicles everywhere.  

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Closeup of Kia Sorento with red tint and "Kia News Network Breaking News" text

Kia in the News: November 2020

Kia News for November 2020 

The Kia brand has been a hot topic of conversation this month with the 2021 Kia Sorento hitting dealership lots, models earning awards, new technology being released, and more. With so much good news going on about Kia, we thought we would bring the top Kia news headlines into one place to give you a look at what happened with the Kia brand this November. See what awards the Kia brand won and what models it showed off in November 2020 below! 

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Kia Continues “Give It Everything” Spirit with Great Unknowns Scholarships

What is the Great Unknowns Scholarship from Kia? 

Kia Motors America has announced the sophomore class recipients of its Great Unknowns Scholarship. This is the second year Kia is offering this scholarship program, which is aimed at students who embody the Kia brand’s “Give It Everything” spirit. With the exciting news surrounding the scholarship recipients, you may be wondering what exactly the Great Unknowns Scholarship from Kia is. Continue reading for details on what the scholarship is and how students can get involved. 

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NVIDIA DRIVE Infotainment screen

What is NVIDIA DRIVE?

Kia Announces New Infotainment Center and AI Platform 

It’s official: Kia has announced an all-new NVIDIA DRIVE “connected car” infotainment center system and artificial intelligence platform. Starting in 2022, all new Kia models will be equipped with the NVIDIA DRIVE platform, a new connected car operating system (ccOS). While this announcement is exciting for the Kia brand, you may be wondering what it means for you. Find out what exactly NVIDIA DRIVE is and how it will change the game for upcoming Kia vehicles below.  

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Kia Lineup Offers Best Vehicles for Families

Best Kia Vehicles for Families 

The Kia lineup delivers in every category, from SUVs to crossovers to sedans to vans. With over 15 vehicles in its catalog, the Kia brand offers the perfect automotive option for every driver and lifestyle. If your family is looking for its next vehicle, the Kia lineup offers some of the best vehicles for families that are sure to hit every mark.  

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White 2021 Kia Telluride on manufacturing line

Are All Kia Cars Built in America?

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.  

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