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What Did the Friendly Kia Dogs Get for Christmas?

Welcome back! If you’re reading this, it likely means you’re enjoying the kind of downtime that only follows a long holiday. Either that or you’re holed up somewhere in the house avoiding heated political debate with relatives who have well overstayed their welcome. We hear you!

With Christmas being in the rearview mirror (or for a more appropriate 2018 metaphor: backup camera), we want to continue holiday cheer by sharing a little bit about what Ellie and Gilly, the Friendly Kia dogs, received for Christmas:


In addition to the treats Ellie loves so much, she got a long walk and got to spend time with the Friendly Kia family in our showroom.

Ellie loves being around the men and women who work hard to maintain and inform shoppers in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and New Port Richey communities about new Kia models every day.

Being able to meet all the people that come into the showroom or service center is a real treat for Ellie, who loves finding new people to say Hi and pet her.


Gilly got a new chew bone for Christmas and spent the day chasing it around and growling, eager to play. Gilly also got to come back to the service center, and car wash and spend the day watching people come and go, leaving with a restored sense of confidence and peace of mind in their Kia, or other models.

Gilly especially loves watching the car wash and seeing the cars come in with mud and getting to see the cars get a bath.

[READ MORE: What to Expect at Mr. Friendly’s Car Wash?]

2018 Kia Stinger Test Drive near Tampa, FL

Here at Friendly Kia, we’re a dog-friendly lot. All our Friendly Kia family, including Ellie and Gilly, are loving the fact that we now have the Kia Stinger in our showroom ready for a test-drive. The 2018 Kia Stinger promises unprecedented excitement and thrill in a four-door sedan.

[READ MORE: Friendly Kia is a Dog-Friendly Lot]

Available in trim levels ranging from the spirited Base to the track ready GT2, the 2018 Kia Stinger has a model for everybody. Packed with sensible features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, over 40 cubic feet of storage space and climate control, the 2018 Kia Stinger is easy to sell your brain as the rush is to sell to your heart.

2018 kia stinger bright red cruising up highway

We have the Kia Stinger in our showroom and on our lot right now! If you’ve been waiting to test-drive this track-ready sedan, wait no more. Stop by our New Port Richey dealership at 5819 US Highway 19 today. Our showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the 2018 Kia Stinger, or to schedule a test-drive and visit Ellie and Gilly, contact us today!

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