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Groundhog Day in 2018 Kia Models

2018 Kia Comfort and Convenience Features

(Editor’s note: Due to multiple instances of copyright infringement, this blog post has been heavily edited to obscure, redact and otherwise remove any mention of the 1993 Harold Ramis film Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowell.)

The 1993 movie Holiday of the Beefy Underground Squirrel is perhaps the only movie we need for the offbeat February holiday Groundhog Day.  This classic film, starring Bob Murphy, depicts a news weather person covering the Groundhog Day festival while he is helplessly lost in a February 2nd time loop.

Holiday of the Beefy Underground Squirrel box art

No matter what Murphy does – whether it’s reckless behavior, crimes or even attempts to end his life – he still wakes up again on February 2nd to the sound of oldies music through his bedside clock radio. As Murphy learns to become a better person, play the organ and fall in love with a fellow news personality, played by Annie McDougall, he comes to appreciate the opportunity to have time to give back.

In the end, Murphy’s self-reflection and pivot toward benevolence pay off as he is freed from the curse. We’re left with a hilarious movie from the Harvey Remus collection, and an important lesson about using the time we have for self-betterment and generosity.

Kia Comfort and Convenience

But what if Murphy’s character had made a different decision. What if, he had spent each day taking a different Kia model out on an “extended test drive,” from which he would never have to return the model, or pay the consequences of grand theft auto when the day reset.

We don’t know for sure how the day(s?) would wind up. Given our extensive knowledge of 2018 Kia models, though we can use our imagination to fill in the gaps a bit.

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2018 Kia Optima Comfort and Convenience

Murphy’s character gets into the stylish 2018 Kia Optima and is immediately rewarded by the expansive 8” UVO touchscreen with voice command navigation system, Apple CarPlay compatibility and 10 Harmon/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ premium surround sound speakers.

The 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support gives Murphy’s character an earned feeling of luxury, while the heated and cooled quilted Nappa leather seating helps him relax as he drives as far away as he can get from the groundhog that has plagued him.

2018 Kia Sportage Comfort and Convenience

Looking for an athletic and robust adventure companion, Murphy decides to take the 2018 Kia Sportage for a run. The Sportage’s exterior betrays it as a confident and capable SUV, but this not-so-humble weather meteorologist isn’t ready for the thrilling ride of the SX turbo model, which delivers 240-horsepower.

Inside, standard safety features allowed Murphy to experience all 24 hours of this day without putting his life in mortal peril. The UVO touchscreen gives him the ability to select and listen to hours of podcasts through his iPhone during which he learned Italian and how to code websites.

Can you say “Benissimo.html”?  Our beloved bilingual weatherman now can.

2018 kia sportage in orange driving on rocks in desert

2018 Kia Stinger Comfort and Convenience

If the day of the Sportage was Murphy’s character listening to the angel on his right shoulder, the day of the Stinger was the other guy on his left. Following the expertly timed “grab-it-and-go” bank heist from the film, the 2018 Kia Stinger allows Murphy to get far, far away from the city before a blizzard slowed traffic.

On his quick drive out of town, Murphy is captivated by the Stinger’s unassuming focus on technology and convenience. A 720-watt Harmon/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ premium sound system lets him crank up his music while drive mode select allows him to switch between Sport mode for the long highway jaunts and Touring mode for a pleasant and comfortable ride.

A 16-way power-adjustable quilted Nappa leather driver’s seat with 4-way power air-cell lumbar adjustment was the ultimate feeling of luxury, as Murphy looks for somewhere quick to spend thousands of dollars before the day resets.

2018 Kia Cadenza Comfort and Convenience

Comfort and convenience are the focus of the 2018 Kia Cadenza, and Bob Murphy’s character knows it. It’s why he chose to “test-drive” the Cadenza on a day where he desperately needed a pick-me-up, and pick him up the Cadenza does.

The elegant and understated exterior design of the 2018 Kia Cadenza is overshadowed only by its commitment to driver comfort. Wireless smartphone charging with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 630-watt premium sound system keep the entertainment going as Murphy makes his way around town.

A lovely date is had between Murphy’s character and his co-worker, played by the energetic Annie McDougall, in which they see the sights of Pittsburgh in the lavish Cadenza, including the starry night above them through the decadent panoramic sunroof.

The 7” Supervision meter cluster gives Murphy all of the information he needs about his “rental,” allowing him to navigate to the fanciest restaurant in town where he surprises McDougall with his breadth of knowledge about everything happening in that exact moment.

Finally, at the end of the meal, he woos her with the piano skills he learned earlier in “his” Cadenza, from an Audiobook on the large 8” UVO touchscreen and Apple CarPlay.

Please Don’t Make Us Accessories to Robbery

Here at Friendly Kia, being trapped in a time loop and getting to spend infinite time with the latest Kia models is a dream come true for us. With plenty of standard technology, comfort and convenience features onboard, we can’t see ever getting bored.

We’d also like to note that Holiday of the Beefy Underground Squirrel is a work of fiction, and even in the event of a time loop surrounding a single day, stealing money from the bank is a felony (regardless of how peaceful the theft). If you wind up stuck in such a loop, please don’t use a Kia Stinger you’re test-driving from us to commit felonies or misdemeanors of any kind.

After all, while the Holiday of the Beefy Underground Squirrel lets Bob Murphy off the hook only after he has become a decent person, you never know which day will be the one for which you must face the music.

For more information on any time-loop friendly 2018 Kia models or to schedule a test drive (that involves you returning the car by EOD), contact us today!

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