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2020 Kia Soul Revealed

Miami Lakes Automall 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line

Well, we literally just talked about the 2020 Kia Soul showing up at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but clearly Kia Motors couldn’t keep this one on the down low. Two days before the LA Auto Show, technically three counting the day of its reveal, Kia debuted the 2020 Kia Soul Wednesday afternoon, November 28, 2018. Surprisingly, it has a couple of interesting changes when compared to the previous incarnation of the funky hatchback. Let’s take a look at the third generation of the Kia Soul and what it has to offer.

The changes for the 2020 Kia Soul are all over the place. When it comes to the size of the new Kia Soul, it’s 2.2 inches longer than its previous model, and with a larger wheelbase – the total measurements add up to 165.2 inches and 102.4 inches, respectively. In the front, the headlights have gotten narrow and span across the front fascia of the car, primarily the nose; the grille has become more angular, lending itself to the new look of the GT-Line, whereas the X-Line comes with a rounded grille and small fog lights; sleeker and with a more rounded nose, the Kia Soul comes with contour lines to give it a more complex appearance; and in the back, the taillights are vertical, and depending on the style (GT or X), they’ll wrap around the back window or dominate the rear pillar.

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2020 Kia Soul Teased Before LA Auto Show

Miami Lakes Automall 2020 Kia Soul Teaser

The Kia Soul has always been the hatchback to seek after, and the 2019 brought with it few changes and options. Many thought this would be the highlight of hatchbacks for Kia Motors, but it’s about to take a backseat. Said to show up at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2020 Kia Soul is all-new. Before that happens, Kia decided to toss a few teaser photos around. They don’t show much, but we’ll see the truth soon enough.

Oh, You Tease!

The first tease just showed us a profile of the rear of the new 2020 Kia Soul. Like all Kia Soul hatchbacks before it, the new Soul still looks boxy and has upswept rear windows. We’re seeing some style bleeding over from the Kia Stinger, as promised, but we couldn’t see much in the first shot.

Now check it out at the top of the page. What’s most appealing about this is the floating-roof design. Thanks to a matte-black strip across the entire top of the hatchback just before the roof makes it look as if the green roof is separate from the rest of the body. The taillight design looks a little longer and extends inward into the rear hatch based on spy shots. The second tease gave us a little more to look at though.

Slim headlights, pods to house another set of lights (maybe LEDs?), and a bit of a swept-back roof line to simulate that sporty look of the Kia Stinger. There is talk about another color for the roof as an option to offer some contrast to the rest of the body, but for now, that is just a rumor. There have yet to be teasers of the interior, too, but that’s what the LA Auto Show is for.

We can see a couple of changes. For one, the steering wheel has been upgraded to include phone and media controls in 2020. What stands out the most though is the new, wide, rectangular screen making up the touchscreen display for the infotainment system. There isn’t a whole lot of news about the tech and driver assistance features in the 2020 Soul, but the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show should change that.

The 2020 Kia Soul is said to have a new lineup of trims. We’ll be getting an LX, EX, S, the new GT-Line and a new X-Line. Ooh, what’s that? Kia Motors says the X-line of vehicles will have exceptional style, capability, and comfort. There will definitely be a focus on a sporty appearance of the 2020 Kia Soul for the GT-Line and the X-Line. It’s a lot to look forward to.

We’re only days away from the 2018 Los Angeles show, starting on November 30 and lasting until December 9, 2018. Press conferences are already happening, so we may hear something else before then. Follow us on Miami Lakes Kia social media to find out. You can also check out current Kia Soul models in our inventory.

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Tis the Season of Good News for Kia Motors

Miami Lakes Automall Kia Stinger Business Insider

The Kia Stinger sports car just can’t be beat. Winning award after award, the Kia Stinger will be forever etched into our minds as the Kia Motors vehicle that stole hearts all through 2017 and 2018. It’s not just performance that the Kia Stinger has, although U.S. News & World Report named the Kia Stinger as the Best Four-door Sports Car. WardsAuto also named the 2018 Kia Stinger for Best Interior. Most recently, the Kia Stinger won a Digital Ad Campaign Award for Kia Motors, and there’s even more good news to share. Sharing the spotlight with the Kia Stinger are four affordable Kia models.

Business Insider and the Kia Stinger

Boy, if you want an in-depth look at a vehicle, the Business Insider Car of the Year is the review to look at. Taking home the big trophy for 2018, the Kia Stinger is Business Insider’s Car of the Year for 2018. Having only presented the trophy four times before, Kia Stinger is officially the fifth car to receive the trophy and the award. This sports car follows the Corvette Stingray in 2014, the Volvo XC90 in 2015, the Acura NSX in 2016, and the Porsche Panamera in 2017.

“In the half-decade we’ve been giving out our Car of the Year award, there had never been a vehicle that established itself as an early front-runner only to maintain its perch all year. But as soon as Senior Correspondent Matt DeBord drove the Kia Stinger in the Bay Area at the beginning of 2018, he knew it was something special. On return to Business Insider’s New York office from the West Coast, he could barely contain his enthusiasm.” – Business Insider

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The Kia Stinger GT – Fast and Affordable

Miami Lakes Automall Kia Ktinger GT Fast Affordable

The Kia Stinger is one sports car that has made an impact on the auto industry. Shortly after its release, the Kia Stinger won many awards and showed a whole new path for Kia Motors to take. Comfortable cars that were also known for their performance was a niche in the auto market that was lacking – known as gran turismo cars, or “GT” cars. To capitalize on that, Kia Motors has started a GT Line with their Kia Forte GT. The Kia Stinger and its GT trims started this, and some would say it can be traced back to how comfortable the Kia Stinger is as well as how well it performs against some of the most notorious “fast” cars – including the Ford Mustang.

Kia Stinger vs Luxury

There are many luxury cars out there that tout a lot of speed with a price tag to match, but when put up against the Kia Stinger GT, many vehicles fell short. The 2018 Kia Stinger GT has a starting MSRP of $38,350 (plus destination fee). Powered by a twin turbocharged 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine that can generate 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The Porsche Panamera, powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine was nearly a whole second slower, able to accelerate up to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The Audi A7, powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, had the same record. A Mercedes-Benz CLS 550, a BMW 540i, and even the Jaguar F-Type – all of these vehicles easily cost more than $50k, and yet a consumer can get a vehicle that’s faster than all of them for less than $40k.

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The Latest Kia Stinger Will Take You By Storm

2019 Kia Stinger GT Miami Lakes Automall

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Has it already been a year since the birth of the Kia Stinger? Yes, time has quickly passed us by, and now the second model year of the remarkable Kia Stinger is arriving. The latest Kia sports car has added more than its fair share of standard features this time around. Kia has made sure to have their Stinger stand out more than most vehicles of a comparable price. With this luxury sedan reaching new heights, we’re excited to show it off, so let’s get into all the fresh updates.

More Standard Features for the Base Trim

The Base trim provides a turbocharged 2.0-Liter four-cylinder, 255 horsepower engine and upgraded standard features that will put a smile on any driver’s face. Coming standard for the Base trim is blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert that will provide heightened security and peace of mind while driving for owners. Additional features like upgraded 18-inch wheels, formally only placed on the Kia Stinger Premium trim, are now standard. Nicely priced at a low $32,900 MSRP (plus destination fee), a new Sun & Sound package comes for just $3,000 to gain a larger touchscreen (7 inches versus 8 inches) and a premium audio system with an added sunroof and LED headlights.

Looking For High-Performance? The Kia Stinger Has Options

For those that want to gain more than what the Base trim offers, there are four additional trims. The Premium, GT, GT1 and high-end GT2 trim. The high-performance Stinger boasts incredible drivability and speed regardless of trim. Just look at the 0-60 times of the GT trim to other comparable brands. The GT trim can go 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds, faster than brands like BMW and Porsche. (The BMW 440i Gran Coupe hits 4.8 seconds and the Porsche Panamera RWD V6 comes in at 5.4 seconds.) The second powertrain option, outfitted for all GT trims, is the powerful twin-turbo 3.3-Liter V6 365 horsepower engine. Both powertrain options provide high-tech features like launch control and drive mode select.

Exterior Looks Great, But The Real Treat Is Inside

The speed and performance is not the only thing to marvel at as drivers will love the incredible interior that makes each drive highly enjoyable. The Kia Stinger Premium carries the same powertrain as the Base trim but comes with the Harman/Kardon premium sound system standard with all those nice aforementioned safety features added. The sunroof and 8-inch touchscreen are also added with the Premium Stinger trim. Gain leather seating, offered with each trim, and available Nappa leather seat trim upgrades the comfort even further. Nappa leather seating is also standard for the GT2 trim.

Power and heated front seats are standard for all trims as well. Ventilated seats are a part of the Premium trim, with the GT trim gaining a 9-speaker sound system and standard Brembo brakes. Both the GT1 and GT2 Stinger trims have the incredible 15-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system and a wireless phone charger. The cost of the GT and Premium trims start at just $39,100 MSRP (plus destination fee) and the cost of the GT1 trim is $45,100 MSRP (plus destination fee), while the GT2 costs $49,990 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

Regardless of which trim is the one that makes you happiest, there’s not a bad choice among this impressive new 2019 Kia Stinger line-up. All the more reason to come in and see one for yourself at Miami Lakes Automall.

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2019 Kia Forte Wins Southwest Lifestyle Award

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Forte Southwest Lifestyle Award

Not too long ago, the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Auto Show took place, and Kia Motors rolled in with all sorts of concepts to show off. Many of these focused on the new Kia Telluride SUV with five trims on display. During SEMA 2018, Kia also showed us a look at the very first vehicle from their new GT Line, the 2020 Kia Forte GT. The current 2019 Kia Forte is already winning praise, along with its popular sibling, the Kia Stinger. Over the last year, the Kia Stinger has won many awards, and recently one a simple little award for the Kia Stinger digital ad campaign. Well now it’s time for the Kia Forte to shine, having just won the “Southwest Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year” Award.

Southwest Vehicle Lifestyle Award

Never heard of it? That’s because it’s the first of its kind – the first Southwest Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards were held recently at the Bondurant Racing School outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Many media journalists in attendance rated the Forte as the “Best Value” car, and following real-word evaluations, the all-new compact sedan won the award. Many can attest this to the refreshed look and performance with Stinger-inspired design and improved driving dynamics.

“The Kia Forte was really a standout in the Car of the Year field. It’s stylish, efficient, fun to drive, and comes with premium tech and safety features that you’d expect in a car costing thousands more…It really is a ‘Best Value’ in every sense and it exceeded our journalists’ expectations in almost every category.” – Becky Antioco, event director and founder of Southwest Lifestyle Media.

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Kia Forte GT Specs Update

Miami Lakes Automall 2020 Kia Forte GT

Wow, did Kia Motors blow the roof off of the SEMA 2018 Auto Show or what? Even if the Specialty Equipment Market Association isn’t known for automotive parts (which we doubt, given the reception of the auto show), Kia Motors still made a statement when they rolled in with five concepts for their upcoming Kia Telluride SUV. We also got to see a modified Kia Stinger GT by DUB Magazine, and most importantly, the first bits of the new Kia GT Lineup. What? You haven’t heard? Oh yeah, Kia Motors is all about Gran Turismo cars now.

Showing up at SEMA 2018 was none other than the Kia Forte GT, having previously debuted in Korea and now in America. There were only small tidbits released from the show at first – 201hp turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, a set of 18-inch wheels – that’s all good. What else?

Then the press release from Kia Media came out, and hoo-boy, does it got some serious specs to share. 2020 is going to be a fun year for Kia Motors, with the Kia Forte GT and 2020 Kia Soul slated to come out soon, with the latter showing up at the 2018 LA Auto Show at the end of November, 2018. No joke, this Forte is already looking amazing.

“The fantastic capabilities of our team of engineers really shined in the development of the Stinger and we’re thrilled to continue injecting a bit more sport into some of the other models in the lineup…Whether you want a practical commuter or performance compact sedan, there’s now a Forte that appeals to several types of car shoppers. The Forte is already one of our top sellers, and we believe adding more diversity to the model line will appeal to a broader range of consumers.” – Orth Hedrick, executive director, Car Planning and Telematics, KMA.

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Kia Motors Developing Solar Panel Car Roof

Miami Lakes Automall Kia Motors Solar Panel Roof Hood

Kia Motors is starting to revolutionize the auto industry. When the automaker released the 2018 Kia Stinger, it was the beginning of a new path for Kia and a wake up call to the auto market. Sports cars are still alive and well in this SUV and crossover-saturated market, but there’s still room for innovation. Back in 2017, the Hyundai Motor Group discussed hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and how Kia Motors will get their own. A part of the automotive group, many thought Kia Motors would follow Hyundai and place focus on a performance line after the success of the Stinger, but Kia Motors has placed their focus on a GT line instead and debuted this with their Kia Forte GT at SEMA 2018. Kia Motors is also known for innovative technology though, and isolated sound zone technology isn’t all – the next move for the Hyundai Motor Group is solar panel-equipped vehicles.

Solar panels on cars? When we think about it, this was a long time coming. We have hybrids, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and all-electric vehicles (EVs). With the need to charge the latter, consumers are constantly wary about needing to find a place to plug-in if driving an EV or getting the most mileage out of their PHEV. Although electric charging stations are popping up all around Miami, Florida and the rest of the nation, and apps like PlugShare exist, consumers still worry. Well, wouldn’t solar panels on the roof of a vehicle help with that?

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Kia Rolls into SEMA 2018 with New Concepts

Miami Lakes Automall 2020 Kia Telluride Concepts 2018 SEMA Show

Hot dang, Kia Motors knows how to keep a crowd guessing. Originally, Kia Motors was only thought to be showing off two vehicles modified by DUB at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show, like when they showed off the Kia Stinger that was modified by West Coast Customs last year. As it turns out, Kia was rolling in to show off a lot more than two slightly modified vehicles. Like we all expected, the Kia Telluride did show up, but we’re seeing quadruple with these concepts. Plus, the new GT Line from Kia Motors made an appearance as well.

The Mods

Okay, so first there was a teaser of a modified Kia Stinger GT and a modified K900. In partnership with DUB Magazine, both vehicles were given a bit of a makeover. Just when we thought the performance of the Kia Stinger GT couldn’t get any better, DUB added widebody fender flares, 22-inch wheels, a new exhaust, an air intake, and an air-adjustable suspension. To match the interior with the exterior, a lovely black and red color combination with leather upholstery takes the cabin to a whole new level.

Going with a similar path, the Kia K900 received 24-inch wheels, an air suspension for a smoother ride, and leather upholstery. To add a little color, DUB went with electric blue body paint and black accents to transform the K900. Lastly, Kia added a specially developed multimedia system just for this mod.

Kia Going GT

We discussed the upcoming Kia Motors GT Lineup, and we were almost 100-percent certain we saw the 2019 Kia Forte GT unveiled in Korea. And yes, the 2020 Kia Forte GT was displayed at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show. Due for release next summer, the powertrain was confirmed to be a 201hp turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive was announced as the only drivetrain available, and a set of 18-inch wheels comes standard. Maybe a later model will get that new transfer case Kia Motors is working on for the Kia Stinger GT.

Kia Telluride Concepts

Also showing up at SEMA 2018 were five Kia Telluride concepts. Slated to be released in 2020, the Kia Telluride still feels far away, but after showing up at 2018 Fashion Week in New York, the Telluride has shown it can be a versatile SUV. So if that’s the case, Kia Motors may be curious about testing possible trim concepts to get an idea of what consumers will be looking for or find interesting.

The stylish and outdoor-based Kia Telluride from Fashion Week returned to SEMA, along with the Telluride Horizon Roamer, Cadet Leader, Desert Drifter and Baja Glider. Each concept has its own flair while being built to tackle tough trails. Going by the above image, these are from left-to-right.

Yes, tough trails. As in an off-road vehicle, as in Jeep® has some healthy competition. Equipped to take on the Rubicon trail, the Kia Telluride Horizon Roamer comes with several hardcore off-road accessories, including a custom brush guard and skid plates, a straight-pipe exhaust located in the rear, and a snorkel for some deep water fording. Kia tops off this Telluride concept with a set of Black Rhino 32-inch wheels.

The second concept in line is the Telluride Baja Glider. With a number of unique features, a dark black paint job and a curved LED light bar attached to the roof separate this trim from the others. Except, like all the trim concepts, the Baja Glider rides in on a set of Black Rhino 32-inch wheels, wrapped in Milestar Patagonia mud terrain tires.

Okay, now we’re really seeing Kia aiming to compete with Jeep. Colored with a unique army green and matte black paint job, the Cadet Leader is basically the Horizon Roamer in camouflage. The Cadet Leader rides on Black Rhino 32-inch wheels, also wrapped in Milestar Patagonia mud terrain tires. This concept comes with a brush guard with a skid plate, a rear tube bumper with a skid plate, and a modified straight pipe exhaust.

Like the new Desert Hawk planned for the Jeep Compass, Kia Motors has their own desert-based SUV. Given another military look with a tan and black paint job, this Telluride looks built to go on adventures. Mounted on the roof is a roof rack with a light bar, and the front fascia also comes with a brush guard. There’s also roof-mounted rotopacks for extra gasoline when far out into the sandy dunes.

That’s all for now. Kia Motors kept their presentation tight-lipped, but in the end, wowza! What an entrance, and with plenty to of concepts and vehicles to show off. Stay up to date with more SEMA and Kia Motors news by following Miami Lakes Kia social media.

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