Category Archives: New Kia Models

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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2022 Kia K8 on city street

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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2022 Kia EV6 on curving road

Kia Plan S Update and Details June 2021

When is Kia Releasing New Electric Models?

Months ago, Kia announced a ‘Plan S’strategy to launch 11 all-new electrified models worldwide by 2026. Now we see the early stages of this plan in progress, with the first new EVs slated to make their way into the 2022 model year Kia lineup. This guide takes a closer look at what we know about Kia’s upcoming new electric models, including when we can expect them to arrive at Friendly Kia and other dealerships across the U.S.

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Blue 2022 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Carnival: Minivan or Something Else?

Why is the Kia Carnival Called a Multi-Purpose Vehicle? 

Kia has finally shared the 2022 Kia Carnival with the world and instead of calling it a minivan like its Sedona predecessor, it’s calling the Carnival a multi-purpose vehicle. The van-like, SUV-inspired vehicle is easy on the eyes and offers a perfect combination of space, style, and agility on the road – but why isn’t Kia calling the minivan-esque vehicle a minivan? It is because the 2022 Kia Carnival is so much more than your traditional minivan family hauler.  

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Black 2021 Kia Cadenza Korean model

Is This the Last Kia Cadenza?

2021 Kia Cadenza Walk-Around Review and Amenities 

Will the 2021 model year mark the last year of the Kia Cadenza? Is Kia discontinuing the Cadenza? These questions have been swirling all over the internet lately. We recently saw a new face for the Cadenza in the 2020 model, and now rumor has it that the 2021 model may be the last – sort of. The 2021 Kia Cadenza is expected to be the last model with the Cadenza name before the introduction of a new Kia model – the K8. 

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Blue 2022 Kia Carnival

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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Red 2022 Kia Sportage driving

When Is the Kia Sportage/NQ5 Coming to the U.S.?

Fifth-Generation 2022 Kia Sportage NQ5 Predictions and Release Date 

The Kia Sportage received its last total redesign back in 2017 and now it’s just about time for a new generation of Sportage design. The 2022 Kia Sportage, also code-named the Kia NQ5 while in production, is predicted to be released in South Korea in April 2021 and come to the U.S. in the second half of 2021, however, an official release date has not been confirmed. A few spy shots of the fifth-generation Kia Sportage have been circulating online and our team and Friendly Kia can’t help but get excited about what’s to come for this Sportage model.  

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Side view of Aruba Green 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Offers Off-Road Power and Performance

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Features and Specs 

The first-ever X-Line appearance package is available on the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento. The Sorento SUV’s lineup includes the LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige trim levels, and the X-Line package is offered on the elite SX-Prestige trim. The 2021 Kia Sorento with the X-Line package offers incredible off-road power and can easily tackle any harsh conditions.  

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Three 2021 Kia Sorento vehicles in front of water

What’s New for the 2021 Kia Sorento?

2021 Kia Sorento Design Updates and Engine Specs 

Nearly 1.5 million Kia Sorento models have been sold since the vehicle first joined the automotive scene and now for 2021 Kia is bringing an all-new Sorento model. The Kia Sorento has been designed around a boxy and rugged sculpture, changing the path that many rounded SUVs have followed. The new 2021 Sorento wears an even sharper tiger face front grille, accented by an aggressive mesh insert. The creased exterior design is sculpted into precise perfection, mimicking some of the design details found in its sibling Telluride.  

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