Category Archives: Kia

Kia Gets Sporty, Partners with the Pros

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Kia is one of the most well-known brands in the world, not just in the automotive industry. How did this South Korean car company transform into the powerhouse it is today?

Well, there are several reasons for that evolution, but we can certainly attribute the popularity to Kia’s relationship with professional sports leagues. While many casual fans may be familiar with the agreement between the brand and the NBA, the company has actually spread out to each of the major professional sports. Sure, the NBA may get the recognition for how it’s included the car brand in many of its most popular events (including the NBA Dunk Contest). However, the brand is certainly making strides in the NFL, MLB, NHL and even professional golf. This doesn’t only give the brand some recognition, but it also helps solidify Kia’s place as a “maker of sporty cars.”

If you’ve seen any of these sport-oriented commercials, you’ve probably been itching to visit a Kia dealer in Miami. Before you head out, though, check out the company’s relationship with the major sports leagues. After you see the number of athletes who have endorsed the car company, you may be convinced that Kia is the brand for you…

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Check Out This X-Men-Inspired Kia

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Kia continued their relationship with Twentieth Century Fox and the accompanying X-Men cinematic franchise by releasing a second-generation Kia X-Car-a Sportage CUV. Designed as a promotion for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, the exclusive one-off model was inspired by the shape-shifting mutant Mystique, currently played by Jennifer Lawrence in the movie series.

Sure, you won’t find this CUV sitting alongside a Kia Optima in Miami, but we can still appreciate the brand’s latest innovative creation…

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Kia Begins Testing on Driverless Car, Hoping for 2030 Release

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Kia and sister company Hyundai are well on their way to realizing their goal of producing an autonomous vehicle. The automaker recently announced that they were granted a license by the state of Nevada to begin testing their self-driving vehicles on public roads. This is a big step for the brand, although not much of a surprise, as Kia continuously tests the boundaries in regards to vehicle innovation.

While we certainly won’t see these driverless vehicles next to any Kia Optimas at Miami dealerships, we can still anticipate the eventual release of the vehicle…

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2016 Kia Optima Named International Car of Year

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For the fourth straight year, Kia has been honored by the Road and Travel Magazine at the annual Los Angeles Auto Show, once again taking home top honors at the event. Following in the footsteps of the K900 luxury sedan (2015), Cadenza premium sedan (2014), and previous-generation Optima (2013), the 2016 Kia Optima has been named the International Car of the Year.

From a United States perspective, this award may seem rather insignificant. However, it’s actually a great sign for the brand that Kia is flourishing around the globe. So, before you decide to go shopping for a Kia Optima in Miami, see why the nameplate is respected and beloved worldwide…

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Why the 2016 Rio Needs to be More Than a Fuel Efficient Car

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The reception for the upcoming 2016 Kia Rio is pretty consistent across the board. Many were hoping to be impressed by something beyond the eye-popping fuel economy numbers, and it appears like the brand delivered.

Just take a look at what two of the bigger review sites had to say about the Rio’s non-fuel-efficiency specs and features:

Edmunds: “[The Rio] might still win you over with its inviting cabin, strong engine performance and excellent value.”

Car and Driver: “The Rio is a stylish, well-equipped and fuel-efficient sedan or five-door hatchback…Build quality is top-notch though, plus the refined interior and lots of standard and available convenience features make the Rio a good value.”

Those are pretty positive remarks, and neither (really) mentioned the fuel economy. This is of utmost importance to the brand, as a variety of circumstances have led to fuel economy generally being deemphasized.

Before you go shopping for a 2016 Kia Rio, see what the company is doing to buck the trend of the sedan being regarded as “fuel efficient” vehicle…

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Testimonial: Why the Kia Rio is a Great Starter’s Car

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When New Hampshire radio host Tom Whalen got his first job, he immediately pursued a new car. The 25-year-old intended to put the vehicle in his name, so he was seeking a ride that was affordable. He also needed to travel a lot for work, so fuel economy was certainly a priority.

When Tom got to a Kia dealer, he quickly found the perfect vehicle that fit all of his needs. To learn more about his logic and decision, continue reading after the break. We don’t want to give away any spoilers, but let’s just say you’ll be itching to pursue a 2016 Kia Rio when you’re finished…

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Check Out This Customized, Off-Roading Kia Sorento

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The Kia Sorento could certainly be considered rugged, especially based off the vehicle’s sculpted look. However, the SUV certainly isn’t capable of off-roading… unless, of course, you customize your ride.

That’s what some clever car lovers did to their Kia Sorento, transforming the family crossover into an intimidating behemoth. The Kia Sorento was already an excellent choice, especially among those who desire minivan capabilities without the minivan look. Well, wait until you get a look at this revamped take on the vehicle, a version of the Kia Sorento that you certainly won’t see anywhere in Miami. However, after seeing the results of the project, you may be inspired to reconstruct your own Kia vehicle…

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The Latest on the 2016 Kia Optima

Kia has continued to produced vehicles that surprise and impress, and it seems like they’re going to do that once again with their upcoming 2016 Kia Optima. The vehicle offers some impressive features and specs, including an eye-catching exterior, a powerful engine, and a roomy interior. To top it all off, it also is accompanied by a very reasonable price tag.

Before you head out to a Kia car dealer, see why you may want to opt for the 2016 Kia Optima…

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