Category Archives: Kia K8

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Is the Kia K8 Coming to the United States?

2022 Kia K8 Updates and US Release

Earlier this year, Kia announced that the new Kia K8 would be replacing the discontinued Cadenza in select global markets. Naturally, fans have been left wondering if the 2022 Kia K8 would be making an appearance in the US market this year. Our Magic 8 Ball says, “Don’t count on it.” In February, a Kia spokesperson reportedly stated that the Kia K8 wouldn’t be coming to the United States. You can get the details in this guide from the experts at Friendly Kia near Tampa Bay, FL.

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Battle of the Kates: K8 Challenges Kate Middleton, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Plus 8

2022 Kia K8 vs the Competition 

Kates have been around for generations, with the name even being prevalent back in 1880 when the U.S. government first decided to crack open its journal and track the country’s most popular names. Since then, the name Kate has been one of the most commonly used names for baby girls, after a brief dip in popularity around the 1940s and 50s.  

Now, you may be asking – what’s with all the Kate talk? Kia has set its sights on its own kind of Kate for the 2022 model year – the K8. We know, we know, it’s actually pronounced like “Kay Eight” but a little play on words never hurt anyone. There isn’t a confirmation on whether or not the K8 will hit the U.S. market just yet, but our hopes at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay are held high. With so many Kates to go around, how does the K8 compare against the Kate competition? Let’s find out in the first round of Battle of the Kates: 2022 Kia K8 vs. The Competition.  

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Sedans are Here to Stay – Even as Crossover Demand Rises

Are Sedans on Their Way Out? 

These days it seems like more and more automakers are straying away from the sedan market as the demand for crossovers and SUVs continues to rise. Many drivers are turning towards larger vehicles for their daily travels, opting for mid-size SUVs and small crossovers in place of the once-booming sedan market. This isn’t the case for Kia. 

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