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Kia Soul Sales Record + a Closer Look at the 2018 Kia Soul

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Let the Celebration Begin!

Kia Motors America has proudly announced this week that the Kia Soul, their widely popular boxy looking urban passenger vehicle, has surpassed the one million mark! Over one million Kia Souls have been purchased since inception of this vehicle back in 2009. In less than a decade, literally over a million people have experienced its wonderful and unique design, the beauty of a great product and a comfortable interior ride with a premium powertrain.

Kia Soul Background

From early into the Kia Soul product launch, the marketing showed the car with digital hamsters promoting how cool it was to drive one. And cool it was- over a million times over. While the Kia Soul is known for its colorful exterior design and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past decade, the Kia Soul has become a staple for the brand for more than just flashy ads and a unique cube look.

What’s in a 2018 Kia Soul?

Inside the 2018 Kia Soul, drivers immediately notice its tailored, comfy ride for all. Ventilated driver and passenger seats circulate air and if it’s cold out, the heated front and rear seats are a great way to stay warm. From cloth to available leather seating, there’s something for everyone. The Kia Soul also features a push button start, LED mood lighting and dynamic color changing options, plus a wide panoramic sunroof showcase the beautiful interior.

Smartest and Safest KIA Soul Ever

Kia is proud to give drivers industry leading technology like the driver-assistance technology that provides Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which works independently of the driver in case the driver is distracted during critical situations, stopping the vehicle and preventing an accident. This works hand and hand with the Forward Collision Warning System that provides a warning message and alert to drivers of a slower or stopped vehicle ahead. If the driver doesn’t apply the brakes, the AEB system should ensure your safety.

Lane Departure Warning System is a camera based system that helps to keep drivers in sync with the lanes of the road they are traveling on because an alert sounds to notify drivers if they are not staying in their lane. The Blind Spot Detection system uses radar-based technology to warn drivers when there’s another vehicle in their blind spot and Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets drivers know if something is in their path when backing up.

What’s the 2018 Kia Performance Like?

We’re glad you asked. The base trim, the 2018 Kia Soul, produces 130 horsepower and it gets 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Pricing begins at $16,200 (plus destination fees). The next trim, the 2018 Kia Soul +, provides drivers with 161 horsepower with 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and costs $20,400 (plus destination fees). The highest tier trim, the 2018 Kia Soul ! has the strongest engine performance with 201 horsepower and it averages 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Where to Find Your Kia Soul

Find your new 2018 Kia Soul with the professionals at Miami Lakes Automall today. We look forward to helping you with your purchase; regardless if want to trade-in, lease or buy a vehicle, we can help you out. Stop in for a test drive and experience the new 2018 Kia Soul!

5 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Made by Kia

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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Kia Motors has been changing up the auto industry and the brand shows no signs of slowing down. Kia Motors has been the Highest Ranked Brand in Initial Quality in the J.D. Power IQS for two years, and they keep introducing new models, that perform well and provide exceptional fuel efficiency. Kia has taken gas mileage technology to a new level with their line up of 2018 vehicles and with their industry leading warranty, all customers can feel confident with their purchase for years to come.

2018 Kia Niro

The 2018 Kia Niro is one of the newest crossovers hybrids on the market and its a versatile the vehicle for consumers that want to get the most out of their money. More gas mileage than you’d expect with its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that is connected to a electric motor to get drivers up to 139 horsepower with 192 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Kia Niro provides drivers with 52 city and 49 highway MPG, which is amazing! Stylish and ready to provide seating up to five people, there’s no denying this vehicle gets consumers everything they want in a new car.

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Though the Kia Niro is a fuel efficient crossover, the all-new Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is an even more fuel efficient option because it is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle PHEV). The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In has a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-liter engine with electric motor. Drivers will love the Niro Plug-In Hybrid’s sleek look, the futuristic cabin and best of all, the 110 MPGe in the city and 99 MPGe on the highway, and an all-electric range AER) of 26 miles and it’s combined range with gasoline and electric is 560 miles.

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Kia Telluride Concept Gets the Greenlight

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Kia Telluride Concept1

You guys remember the Kia Telluride concept we posted about awhile back? It’s a futuristic-looking hybrid SUV with technologies that go way beyond some of the stuff we’re seeing pop up in automobiles today. Kia surprised the automarket when it came out with the Kia Niro, the world’s first hybrid crossover. Then, Kia Motors pulled a fast one and released the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid (also known as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, PHEV) without any promotions whatsoever. Just bam! There it is.

Seems a hybrid SUV is next on the list of their alternative fuel and green vehicles, and that brings us to the Kia Telluride. It was initially a concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit (2016 Detroit Auto Show). At the time, it was a little boxy in shape, had suicide doors, the signature Kia tiger-nose grille, a spacious cabin, and three rows of seats. A year later, the concept went live on the Kia Motors website, and the new design is taking some cues from the Kia Stinger. With more of a swooped-back roofline, a design quickly becoming popular, such is the look for the new 2019 Kia Forte as well, having debuted at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

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Is the Kia GT Going to be Kia’s Next Sedan?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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Miami Lakes Kia GT

Kia has a lot of concepts yet to be released, and we do mean a lot. Twenty-three to be exact; twenty-one if we count the ones that have been released or are about to be released. With all those concepts, one has to wonder… when is the next one going to be on the road?

The Kia GT

The Kia Soul and autonomous concepts were shown off at SEMA, along with an autonomous Sedona and the new Kia Niro, and a little while back, we talked about the Kia GT4 Stinger, a very cool looking concept. There were several press releases about the GT4 Stinger when the design was first introduced, and there was talk whether the rendition linked above was the Stinger or another model. There hasn’t been any major news on it since late 2014, it’s one of those concepts that keeps getting pushed back. Now, with Kia’s The Curve Ahead promotion, car enthusiasts are starting to extend their antennae and pick up on what Kia’s next car might actually be.

Although Kia has not published any press releases about the Kia GT since its conception, recent spy photos from one of Kia’s recent test drives of an unknown model are leading enthusiasts to believe that the next model to be released will be the Kia GT. Additionally, Kia made an announcement that they will debut a new sedan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, so the Kia GT might finally be coming out to play.

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New Turbocharged 2017 Kia Soul

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Soul Turbo

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Soul TurboThe 2017 Kia soul is finally getting some oomph! Yeah, that’s right. Since its birth in 2010, the Kia Soul has had many hurdles to jump, some of which were because of its aesthetics. Well, for the 2017 model, Kia is taking charge, making some changes, and adding a little more power under the hood —  you could go as far to say they’re turbocharging its appeal.

New Engine

The first big change for the 2017 Kia Soul is its new turbocharged engine. Originally, the Kia Soul Plus (+) and Soul Exclaim (!) shared the same 2.0-liter I4 engine, generating about 164-horsepower. It also had a combined EPA of 27 mpg. The new 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim will come standard with a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 engine, increasing its horsepower to 201 horses, and its torque to 196 lb-ft. Contrary to popular belief that more power sacrifices fuel economy, the 2017 Soul model actually gets a slight boost in fuel economy to average out at 28 combined mpg. (more…)

Kia’s Line of Hybrids and EVs is Growing!

Monday, October 17th, 2016
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In addition to being “Highest Ranked Brand in Initial Quality” in the 2016 J.D. Power Study, Kia is also known for their diverse lineup of models including SUVs, a minivan, compact cars, electric vehicles and hybrids. Currently, Kia has two “green” models the Optima Hybrid and Soul EV, and in 2017, Kia will also release the Kia Niro (a hybrid crossover). Check them out.

Kia’s Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

The Kia Optima Hybrid is a hybrid car equipped with an electric motor powered by a 47 kW lithium polymer battery and a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The battery and gas can produce up to 199 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Optima Hybrid’s fuel economy is extremely good, 36 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway. This particular hybrid works by switching between the electric motor and the gas engine which delivers a smooth, quiet, and low emission ride. 

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Improved All-New 2017 Kia Cadenza

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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The Kia Cadenza is mid-sized sedan designed with comfort in mind. For the 2017 model year, the all-new Kia Cadenza was completely redesigned and it has luxury features and a comfortable cabin, while looking a bit sporty. From the engine to the interior, there are a variety of  new features on the all-new 2017 Cadenza.

New Styling

Perhaps the most noticeable change on the all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza is its styling. The redesigned Cadenza looks more expressive and sportier than previous models.  An interesting new exterior feature for the 2017 model is the option of two different grilles. Additionally, exterior features like the LED “piano key” taillights, a wider and lower body, and chrome accents help to give it a more athletic appearance style.

The Cadenza’s new interior is where luxury comes into play. The interior features soft materials and shear surfaces and a wraparound dash that flows into the door panels. The vehicle features a 360-degree surround view display of the vehicle, which is seen on the touchscreen on the dashboard.  Additionally, for the 2017 model year, there are more interior color combinations available and buyers now have the option of upgrading to Nappa leather seating. (more…)

2015 Kia Trail’ster Concept: An Off-Road-Ready Soul

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Trail'ster Concept - Miami Kia

The Soul has been one of Kia’s most successful models, and it has become a consumer favorite crossover. It’s just different and playful while at the same time being an excellent value.

This year, Kia introduced the Soul EV, an electric version of the car that packs all the same perks as the original and offers an environmentally-friendly option for drivers.

But why stop there when there are possibilities for so many fun versions? At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia brought a variation that many people would definitely like to see in production.

Created at Kia’s design center in Irvine, California, the Trail’ster concept is a Soul for outdoorsy types. It retains the chic presence that makes it such a popular choice for urban living but adds the ability to take things off the pavement as well.

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Kia Care Tips: Proper Brake Care

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Kia Care Tips

Your Kia’s brakes are some of its most critical components. To ensure your Kia continues to deliver high braking performance, we at Miami Lakes Kia are proud to offer you these tips, which can help you identify braking issues.

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