Category Archives: Kia Brand

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Kia Contributes $200,000 to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts

Is Kia Donating to Those Affected by Hurricane Ida?

Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida. We love and support our neighbors to our west here at Friendly Kia, and all across the country, and we wish for a speedy recovery for everyone who was impacted by this horrific storm. But we know that this recovery won’t be easy. Still, it is important to understand how we can all help. We found out this week that our manufacturing partner has joined in the efforts to assist with the relief, as Kia has donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Ida. 

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2022 Kia Carnival driving on the street

New Kia Carnival Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

How Safe is the 2022 Kia Carnival?

Have you heard? The 2022 Kia Carnival is making waves not just here in the Tampa Bay area, but around the country as well. It’s being welcomed with open arms by auto enthusiasts and industry hotshots alike, not to mention drivers who have been on the lookout for an exceptional multi-purpose vehicle. Just this week it was announced that the new Kia Carnival has earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick rating mere months after the vehicle’s debut. How safe is the 2022 Kia Carnival? We’ve broken down what caught the attention of the IIHS and why it has earned such an important honor. 

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Why Did Kia Change Their Logo?

Kia Logo Redesign Meaning

A logo is a vital component of any business and its successes or failures. A successful logo has to convey a great deal of information, from the obvious (its name) to the more subtle, like what it sells and what the business wants to plant in your head about them, Inception-style. If you’ve driven past Friendly Kia in the Tampa area or even just perused our site recently, you may have noticed that Kia has updated its logo. But why? We wanted to take a closer look at the Kia logo redesign meaning to find the answers. 

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Kia UVO display being configured to set the time and update for daylight saving time

How to Change Your Kia’s Display Time

Do Kia Vehicles Automatically Update for Daylight Saving Time?

We’re willing to bet you have experienced this phenomenon at least once or twice in your life: You’re on your way to work and you take a quick glance at the clock. OH NO! You’re almost an hour late! You quickly try to conjure up what you’re going to tell your boss when it dawns on you—this is the first workday after the Daylight Saving Time change, and you are, in fact, right on time, because you did remember to reset all your other clocks, plus, your phone auto-adjusted to the change over the weekend. Modern cars are quite the same thanks to technological innovations. Do Kia vehicles automatically update for Daylight Saving Time? The short answer is, yes, if you set it up that way! Take a look at how it works. 

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Kia Head-Up Display shown on left and its configuration on the instrument cluster shown on the right

Kia Head-Up Display Offers Driving Information at a Glance

Configuring Your Kia Head-Up Display

The instrument gauge cluster has been a vital component of all vehicles for decades, but there is always room for improvement. With that said, room for improvement doesn’t always translate to… actual physical room to put new things. There is only so much space on the instrument cluster behind your steering wheel, and that’s where head-up displays come into play. On select new Kia models, an available Head-Up Display projects relevant driving information directly onto your windshield just above the instrument cluster ahead of the steering wheel so it’s right there within your eyesight. But, which information will you see? You can actually customize that yourself to a degree. Keep reading for a video about configuring your Kia Head-Up Display. 

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2022 Kia EV6 on town road

2022 Kia EV6 Achieves Product Carbon Footprint Certification

How Eco-Friendly Is the 2022 Kia EV6?

This year the Kia EV6 makes history as the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, but it’s not done making automotive history. The new 2022 Kia EV6 has just achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘Carbon Measured’ label from the Carbon Trust, making it the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to earn the certificate. You can keep reading to learn more about the eco-friendly advantages that fans can find in the 2022 Kia EV6 when it arrives at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

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Kia drive modes display on the instrument cluster

Guide to Using Your Kia’s Drive Mode Integrated Control System

How to Change Drive Mode in Kia Vehicles

Kia has a solid understanding of making sure every drive is enjoyable. These days, you can select from a whole variety of driving modes in your Kia vehicles, depending on what your preferences are or what kind of Florida terrain you are expecting to traverse on any given day. That’s where Kia has stepped in with its Drive Mode Integrated Control System, which gives you more control over just how dynamic your drive will be in select Kia models from Friendly Kia that are equipped with this available feature. Keep reading and take a look at a handy video that demonstrates how to change the drive mode in Kia vehicles. 

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Profile view of red 2022 Kia Sportage

How Reliable Are Kia Vehicles?

Kia Reliability & Maintenance Costs 

There’s a lot of reasons why drivers love Kia vehicles. One of the big ones is longevity. Did you know that Kia vehicles consistently rank among the top of the market for overall reliability? Here we take a look at the reliability and maintenance cost perks that buyers enjoy when they purchase a new Kia vehicle with the Friendly Kia team in New Port Richey, FL , this year.  

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Kia Georgia Plant with American-made Kia Telluride, Kia Sorento, Kia K5

Are Any of the Kia Vehicles at Friendly Kia American-Made?

What Kia Models Are Made in the USA? 

Nowadays many discerning shoppers are looking to make more of their purchases American-made. That’s no secret. But what you may not know is that some of your favorite Kia models are made right here on American soil. See who makes the list when we reveal which of the Kia vehicles available at Friendly Kia this year are made in the US of A. 

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