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Kia Americas Reopens Reservations for Kia EV6 First Edition Models

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
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The world of digital devices and the internet is hitting some crazy hiccups lately. If it’s not the global shortage of semiconductor chips, it’s cyber security threats and internet shutdowns. Many companies and organizations have been affected, as well as many industries as a whole – automotive included. Recently, Kia Corp and Kia America launched the new Kia EV6, starting with the EV6 First Edition model. Potential owners have a chance to reserve theirs, but due to technical difficulties, the reservation site was closed on June 3rd, but has reopened as of now. You can hold yours with a $100 fully refundable deposit for the limited run of EV6 First Editions at Kia.com, delivery in early 2022.

“Early demand for the all-new EV6 has been overwhelming and we quickly reset our special Reservation website to handle expanded access and traffic…Fairness is a fundamental component of our corporate culture, and therefore we thought best to suspend the original process, enhance the reservation procedure, and then reopen this exclusive opportunity to the many folks who had been in line and excited to join us on this journey.” – Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America

What is so special about the EV6 First Edition model? Like any first edition of a new model release, there are bound to be extra features not available for other models or come with all the goodies at a better price before it goes into mass production. With only 1500 units set for production, the EV6 First Edition is bound to come with more than just a nice sound system. Speaking of which, First Edition models of the Kia EV6 come with a premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system with a two-year subscription to SiriusXM. Other features include an Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display, Remote Smart Parking Assist, a wide sunroof, and 20-inch wheels. Built off of the EV6 GT trim, the EV6 First Edition is powered by a 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor and comes with dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD).

Fancy, right? That somewhat unknown feature, Remote Smart Parking Assist, is pretty helpful for these ever-crowded parking lots. Some people have no manners and can’t be bothered to be aware of the space around their vehicle before opening the door and possibly dinging the adjacent vehicle. We’ve all been there, on either end of this automotive sin. Luckily, Kia EV6 First Edition models can try to avoid this with Remote Smart Parking Assist, where the key fob can move the vehicle in and out of a parking space by moving forward or backward and comes with a button to turn the vehicle off.

Pushing forward with new and advanced tech, AR Head-Up Displays are becoming ever more popular with Kia Corp and future models. Sweeping displays and dashboards, “Hello Kia” and virtual assistants, and new powertrains, Kia is an automaker that continues to transform and bring new high tech, luxury, and convenience to the automobile. Looking for your own new Kia model? Find yours at Miami Lakes Automall. Remember, only 1500 units of the EV6 First Edition model are available for reservation at Kia.com

Photo Source/Copyright: Kia Media

2020 Kia Soul Teased Before LA Auto Show

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2020 Kia Soul Teaser

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.

Photo Source/Copyright: cars.com and insideevs.com

Kia has a Light Tactical Vehicle in the Army

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Kia Light Tactical Vehicle Feature

Remember back in spring 2017, when the news about Kia Motors getting a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by 2020 hit? It was sure something, and it sounds like a great idea if made practical. Basically, picture a car engine that runs on water. Add a little electrolysis, and we got hydrogen. Cars powered on natural resources, oh we can imagine the sudden rise in water bottle prices and people opening their own business by selling filtered tap water. Why make a car that puts the oil companies in bankruptcy right? Speaking of industries that make a lot of money off our tax dollars, Kia is also joining the Army.

Like Chevrolet that created a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, a modified Chevrolet Colorado, for the U.S. Army, Kia Motors also wants a bite of the camouflaged pie. It’s hidden, but real, unlike the cake that’s a lie. How does Kia do this? Well, apparently, although a niche market, the demand for military vehicles is increasing every year. With how armored some of those units are, we can only imagine the dent in fuel efficiency when carrying a platoon of soldiers, equipment, and weaponry.

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2019 Kia Sorento Updates

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Sorento Updates

Four years ago, the Kia Sorento went through a bit of a makeover when entering its third and current (2018 model year) generation design. For the 2019 model year, the Kia Sorento SUV is receiving a few more changes, and they definitely make the Sorento look a little sleeker. Not enough changes to warrant a next-generation model, but enough changes to make it more competitive in the SUV market of the auto industry today.

Style

There have been subtle changes to the 2019 Kia Sorento in terms of body and the overall exterior. The front fascia has a bit of a facelift and it has been redesigned with a new grille and some updated lighting. The latter includes full LED headlights on the high-end trims and tweaked designs for the bumper and taillights, as well as a new liftgate and three new wheel designs. The changes are subtle, but notable for the 2019 model.

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UVO eServices and Features Available on All Kia Vehicles

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Miami Lakes Kia Technology UVO eServices

Although Kia may be in connection with Hyundai, the auto brand actually has its own infotainment system offered on its vehicles. Ever hear of UVO eServices? Like many infotainment systems, it’s more than a basic car radio. It’s advanced car technology that helps to change the way people think about cars.

What is UVO eServices?

UVO eServices is a subscription based infotainment system found in modern Kia vehicles (model-year 2011 and up). Using voice-recognition technology, this system can help drivers do a lot without ever needing to take their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road. Plus, it comes with its own smartphone app that further enhances the driver experience when subscribed to UVO. Possibly the best part – Kia vehicle owners don’t need to choose between multiple versions of UVO to install. Every system is basically the same, with the main differences being the size of the touchscreen and the features available via subscription, such as voice-command navigation, SiriusXM Traffic, HD Radio, and smartphone connectivity.

UVO eServices Features

When looking at the features offered by UVO eServices, many wonder about the types of entertainment offered. Some of that comes down to the sound system offered in a Kia vehicle, but when it comes to UVO, there’s a lot there.

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2016 Kia GT4 Stinger Updates

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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Kia Stinger Rendition

At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Kia unveiled its upcoming GT4 Stinger concept and sports cars fans went nuts. Here we are in 2016 however and some people are perplexed as to why this beautiful vehicle isn’t on the roads already. As far as small, affordable, rear-drive sports cars go, the Kia GT4 Stinger was aimed to match those of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. So where did it go?
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How to Decide on the Best Insurance Coverage

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

After you buy your new vehicle from Miami Lakes Kia, one of the top Kia South Miami dealerships, the first thing you’ll need to do is add insurance coverage. You’ll need to have the minimum insurance coverage already lined up, or you’ll have to add it while you’re at the dealership. You can either add other insurance shortly after your purchase, or you can research what you need and have it ready to add when you purchase.

Here are a few tips for how you can decide on the best insurance coverage for your new vehicle:

Weigh How Much You Owe against the Value of the Vehicle

If you are financing a car, you likely owe more on the car at any given moment than what it is worth. This may not be true if (more…)

What Should be in Your Car’s Emergency Toolkit

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

When you’re looking for a new Kia, South Miami offers many excellent options, but none as good as Miami Lakes Kia. We sell a wide selection of new and quality previously owned Kias to help you find exactly what you need in your next car.

Kia is a quality brand that will offer you safe and dependable performance. However, even the safest and most dependable cars can experience troubles from time to time or become the victim of accident, whether as the result of the weather or another vehicle.

Stocking an emergency kit in your car can help you be prepared in case of any accident. Here are a few of the top things you should include (more…)

Kia Puts Price Tag on New Soul EV

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

If you’re looking for a new Kia, South Miami is one of the best places in the country to find a great deal. However, Miami Lakes Kia, one of the top Kia South Miami dealerships, has the best selection and some of the most competitive pricing. We are excited to welcome the newest 2015 Kia models, including the all-new Soul EV — or electric vehicle. We are also excited that Kia has finally announced a price on the new Soul EV.

The new Kia Soul EV will come with a sticker price of (more…)

Kia to Introduce Many Charging Stations for Soul EV

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Kia South Miami dealerships have a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Not only will Kia be introducing its first electric vehicle with the Kia Soul EV, but it will also be making a big push to promote it.

Kia brought back its popular hamsters for an advertising campaign for the Soul EV, and now it has announced that (more…)