Archive for the ‘Kias You Can’t Buy’ Category

Will America Get the Kia Sonet?

Friday, August 7th, 2020
Red Kia Sonet

Kia Debuts Kia Sonet Compact Crossover 

A smart urban compact SUV has just joined the Kia Motors lineup, setting new expectations for the compact SUV class. Kia has finally debuted the Kia Sonet to the world after giving us a peek at it back in February. The Kia Sonet, built for the automotive market in India, is offering first-in-class features, youthful style, and dynamic design. Similar to what the Kia Seltos has brought to the American automotive market, the Sonet is offering capable engines and a performance that is built for all weather conditions.  

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Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia KX Cross

Monday, November 11th, 2019
people crying about not being able to spend money on the kia kx cross

Kia KX Cross U.S. Release Date and Availability

We’ve written a few times on our Kias You Can’t Buy featurette about the unique models that have come out of Kia’s joint manufacturing partnership in China. The Kia KX5 is like a special Chinese version of the Kia Sportage. The Kia K3 on the other hand is similar to the Kia Forte with a very unique style. The Kia K4 slots between the Kia Forte (K3) and Kia Optima (Kia K5) with a focus on sporty style.

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Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia KX5

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Couple crying with KX5 in thought bubble

Kia KX5 U.S. Release Date and Availability

For us here in the United States, Kia offers a huge range of transportation options that is seemingly growing every year. Sure, we’re missing out on models like the Kia XCeed, Kia K3 and (most devastatingly) the Kia Optima Sportswagon. On the other hand, we’re one of the few markets to get models like the Kia Telluride. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia XCeed

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
young couple sad because they can't buy a kia xceed in the us

Kia XCeed U.S. Release Date and Availability

When it comes to Kia’s lineup, there’s something for everyone and then some. This is especially true in the European market that sees omissions from the U.S. market like the Kia Telluride in favor of smaller vehicles that can better navigate the dense and narrow streets like the Kia Ceed. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia K3 (China)

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
couple crying with chinese kia k3 in thought bubble

Chinese Kia K3 Vs. Kia Forte

If you’ve spent any time around the Friendly Kia Blog, you’ve heard us echo every possible sentiment and take on the compact superstar Kia Forte. We’ve even declared it to be the car that the Honda Civic wishes it was. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S. (Yet): The Kia Pregio

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Kia Pregio U.S. Availability and Release Date

Welcome back to Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S., a blog featurette that teases you with some of the best and most obscure Kia vehicles on the planet which you can’t own. Today, we’re going to be doing something we’ve done only once before by looking at a Kia model whose import moratorium is right on the brink of expiration. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia K4

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
couple crying over Kia K4

Kia K4 U.S. Release Date and Availability

With Kia being a global brand that seems to be enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity and desirability across the various markets in which it competes, there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on with the manufacturer outside of North America. One of those markets in which we typically see most of the new and exciting Kias we can’t buy is the Asian market. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia Pegas

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
couple crying with kia pegas in thought bubble

Kia Pegas U.S. Release Date and Availability

Here in the United States, we’ve grown to love the Kia Rio and its subcompact charm. Slotting in below the compact Forte and above that nice 10-speed bike you got for your 12th birthday, the Kia Rio offers drivers an uncommon number of features and an uncommon amount of functionality in a class known only for its bargain pricing. (more…)

Kias You Can’t Buy in the US: The Kia Sportage GT Line

Friday, January 11th, 2019
couple crying with money and dreaming of new kia sportage gt line

Kia Sportage GT Line U.S. Release Date and Availability

When it comes to enjoying life behind the wheel, possibilities are an important consideration. After all, knowing that only a mild off-road trail separates you and a secluded beach with excellent vistas and soft, warm sand, makes that activity possible only if you have a vehicle that can get you there. (more…)

Kia Remixed: Check Out These Variants We’d Love to See!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
kia stinger kaleidoscope view

Sedona Cargo Van and Other Kia Variants We’d Love to See

At Friendly Kia, we are blown away by the recent design work Kia has invested into their products. Many of us have been selling Kia vehicles since the early 2000s and remember a time when Kia vehicles were inexpensive and that was pretty much it. You can read more about this era in our Throwback Thursday/Flashback Friday featurette here. (more…)