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Kia Motors Wracking up Awards in April


The first-quarter of 2019 has just passed us and we’re already scratching our way through the rest of the year. One automaker, Kia Motors, shows no sign of slowing down as they continue to over-perform. With the automaker releasing the 2020 Kia Telluride in March 2019, their largest SUV ever, their sales were spearheaded by the Kia Telluride and landed Kia Motors their best first quarter performance for Kia Motors since 2016. It’s not the only vehicle consumers love. The Kia Stinger is still making rounds, winning a first-ever award from J.D. Power, and the Niro PHEV won a Best New Car Award.

Kia Stinger and J.D. Power

When someone says “first-ever”, one could imagine that this means the occasion was so great, it needed its own recognition and celebration. So when a company like J.D. Power holds their first-ever “Engineering Award for the Highest Rated All-New Vehicle”, there’s clearly something important brewing in the auto industry. The J.D. Power Engineering Award for Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle combines the results of two well-known J.D. Power studies that Kia Motors continues to rank highly on. Kia Motors was the leading auto brand for the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), and their Kia Stinger won the Compact Premium Car segment for the 2018 J.D. Power APEAL Study.

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Miami Lakes Automall New for Kia-Motors

What’s Coming for Kia Motors

Miami Lakes Automall New for Kia-Motors

Kia Motors is currently doing really well in the auto industry. Winning awards and becoming the safest automotive brand in America, a new electric vehicle on the horizon a.k.a. the Kia Niro EV, and new isolated sound zone technology, there’s a lot of great things coming up for the automaker. With the new model year closing in and new models being added to the lineup, take a look at what’s coming up for Kia Motors in 2019.

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio hatchback and sedan were redesigned for 2018, so we won’t see a huge difference until 2021.

Kia Soul

The Kia Soul will get some enhancements in 2019. These include a standard 5-inch touch screen, rear camera display and voice recognition on the base model. In 2020, a pending redesign is already in the works, and we may even see a Kia Soul hybrid to complement the Soul EV (not available in the U.S.)

Kia Forte

The 2018 Kia Stinger has some serious style, and this has brushed off onto several other vehicles, like the new Kia Forte. Making its way into its third generation, the Kia Forte has a refined powertrain, with new looks to the hood and tiger-nose grille. We may see this soon before the next model year.

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Updates for the Kia Telluride Concept


Does everyone remember the Kia Telluride concept? It’s a futuristic looking SUV from the inside and out and it’s the latest Kia concept to get the greenlight for production. Considering the anticipation and initial success of the 2018 Kia Stinger, we’re pretty interested to see how this new SUV by Kia will do. named the Kia Stinger as the 2018 Car of the Year, and the publication said it will “… change things for the whole [auto] industry.” Will Kia turn the auto industry upside down again?

Latest News and Rumors

The latest news we’ve received about the Kia Telluride concept is mainly based on rumors, speculation and a lot of hints from Orth Hedrick, VP of Planning and Strategy for Kia Motors America. According to, Hedrick is quoted to have hinted at a new crossover vehicle that will join the K900 in Kia Motors’ luxury lineup. Now, that statement in and of itself is pretty solid.

The K900 is by far one of the coolest luxury vehicles out there. We won’t go into too much detail, but if you read our piece on 2019 Kia Sedona Updates, we included some bits about the upcoming 2019 Kia K900. We especially liked the available 12.3-inch Human Machine Interface (HMI) touchscreen, 7-speaker Harman Kardon/Lexicon system, and the upgraded interior, designed with a combination of metal veneers, open pore matte wood selections, and soft leather (available in Black, Beige, Espresso Brown, or two-tone Sienna Brown colors).

It all sounds pretty fancy, but what classifies a vehicle as being a “luxury vehicle”? On Wikipedia, the definition of a “Luxury vehicle” is a “ marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury—pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity—at increased expense.” It goes on to say that the term suggests “a vehicle with higher quality equipment, better performance, more precise construction, comfort, higher design, technologically innovative modern, or features that convey an image, brand, status, or prestige …”

Now look at the K900. Hedrick is also quoted calling a K900-based crossover a “natural thing.” If we’re going to go by the above statements and data, then let’s take a look at all the Kia Telluride concept has to offer.

If we were to compare the Telluride with the features offered by the 2019 K900, the interior seems up to par with those of a luxury vehicle. The Telluride concept has leather-trimmed front and second-row seats, and the second-row seats are captain’s chairs versus bucket seats for that sense of “class.” The second-row seats also have foldaway footrests so passengers can put their feet up. Kinda sounds like a Lazy-Boy-themed cabin.

The technology in the Kia Telluride concept is even crazier. The cabin features a wing-shaped, ceiling mounted LED panel that has a Light-Emitted Rejuvenation (LER) therapeutic system. The LER system is made up of hundreds of tiny LED lights and not only do they provide plenty of light, but they can improve passengers’ mood and energy levels.

When it comes to entertainment, the Kia Telluride is said to have a fingerprint-activated push-button start, a Swipe Command touch-sensitive second-row media-control band, and wireless charging. The Swipe Command media-control band is a nifty feature that will give the second-row passengers access to multimedia and a touchscreen of their own – much like the Uconnect Theatre package in the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. Oh, and a seven-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system with wireless headphones will be available for quality listening pleasure.

Yeah, we can see how one could call the upcoming Kia Telluride SUV a luxury vehicle. With all these nifty gadgets and luxurious features so far, we can’t wait to see what else will be in store for the Kia Telluride. Said to be available in the next few years, we don’t know when the Telluride will debut, but a previous concept showed up at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and again in late 2017. Production of the Telluride was given the greenlight in January, so it may be a “sooner than later” sort of thing.

Stay in touch with us on Miami Lakes Kia social media, and we’ll have all the up-to-date information for the Kia Telluride and other Kia models available in our inventory at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Optima Phev Kia Niro

Will a Future Kia Niro PHEV Take its Cues From the New Optima PHEV?

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Optima Phev Kia Niro

Crossovers and types of alternative fuel are the future of the automarket. CUVs not only offer safety and capability, but today they also offer convenience, entertainment, and fuel efficiency. With vehicles like the new 2018 Kia Niro, a hybrid that may also be available as a PHEV in the future, it seems that automakers are combining CUVs and alternative fuel technologies to create the perfect vehicle.

Kia has several hybrid and electric vehicles in the lineup – Kia Optima Hybrid, Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Kia Soul EV, and the all-new Kia Niro. The specs aren’t definite for the Niro PHEV, however it was debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and many were given a glimpse of what it could be capable of. Let’s take a look at the Kia Optima PHEV and see if Kia really made a crossover PHEV that can match a sedan PHEV.

Kia Optima PHEV

The third variation of the Kia Optima, the Optima PHEV is powered by a 2.0-liter GDI engine and an electric motor that is powered by a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. This is known as a full parallel hybrid system, and its combined battery and engine power produce 202 horsepower with an amazing fuel economy – 38 miles in the city, 43 miles on the highway. That’s just the beginning of its capabilities though.’

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Miami Lakes Kia Optima PHEV

Kia Announces Kia Optima PHEV for 2017

Miami Lakes Kia Optima PHEVKia has been kicking up dust for awhile now with it’s eco-friendly vehicles such as the Kia Optima Hybrid, the Kia Niro, and Kia Soul EV. Well, what’s better than a hybrid for eco-sustaining enthusiasts? A PHEV vehicle, Kia’s first to be exact, and they’re putting the name on one of its best and brightest – the Kia Optima PHEV is coming to town.

Originally teased back in June, Kia released a single webpage discussing some of the outstanding features and design choices for the Kia Optima PHEV. First off, plug-in hybrids have a charging port, so that will be a new exterior feature. Second, the Optima PHEV will have re-profiled front and rear bumpers that enhance airflow over the body and improve aerodynamics.

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Miami Lakes Provo Crossover

Kia is Entering the Crossover Auto Race

Miami Lakes Provo CrossoverBrimming with the abilities of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) whilst also featuring the mobility and handling characteristics of a hatchback for makes crossovers a highly sought after models. Since CUVs have become so popular, many manufacturers have been getting in the CUV game, and now, Kia is jumping into the crossover market with their own vehicle.

In recent years, Kia has been making noise and this is just another example of how they’re making waves in the auto industry. Their crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is currently under wraps, and the whole project is quiet, but there are reports of it resembling the Kia’s old Provo concept car. If that’s anything to go by, it’s bound to look appealing (baby, got back!)

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Kia Unveils Futuristic Optima-esque Concept in Seoul

Kia Novo Concept

Kia Motors Corp. is always looking for the next big thing. In terms of innovation and forward thinking, this automaker has taken the world by storm.

Most recently, it brought the public something special at the Seoul Motor Show: a compact coupe-styled sedan.

On the outside, it is hard not to see a little bit of the Optima in this new vehicle, dubbed the Novo.

Designed at the company’s Namyang design center, this four-door compact sedan offers the best of both worlds. It is big enough to accommodate the needs of a family, but small enough to be affordably priced, nimble, and able to take on a variety of roadways.

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Lease a Kia: Best Deals on 2015 Models

Most cars lose their value as soon as you drive them off the lot. If you’re the type of person who likes to have a new car every few years, it doesn’t make sense to buy a new car because you will lose money on the trade in later. Leasing is a better value because it helps you to enjoy a new car with lower monthly payments.

Kia has some of the best values whether you are looking to buy or lease. Go to any Kia dealership and you will find a diverse selection of stylish vehicles at a price you can afford. Kia regularly comes in under cost compared to its primary rivals.

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3 Ways Kia Enhances the Performance of Their Vehicles


When Kia designs and engineers their vehicles, they do so to exceed your expectations and demands. For them, it isn’t just enough to build a car you’ll like, it’s imperative they build a car that delivers qualify and dependability. It’s one of the many reasons why Kia has become a popular brand because they have built their reputation on their commitment to quality.

When you visit Miami Lakes Kia, your Kia dealership of choice, you’ll have a chance to discover the elation you’ll feel from driving their vehicles. With that in mind, here’s a look at how Kia is able to achieve exceptional performance and how this benefits you.

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