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Kia Showcases EV6 During the Emmys

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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A year ago, Kia Corp released the new Kia K5 sports car. It was the new generation of the Kia Optima, built with a new look that deserved a new name – at least in the states -the Kia K5 is actually the name given to the vehicle in its homeland of South Korea. Kia took as many opportunities to show off the vehicle’s performance, including a partnership with Summer’s hottest show, America’s Got Talent, and the Television Academy for the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast. Well, this year Kia did it again with the recent 73RD EMMY® AWARDS and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for the all-new 2022 EV6 Crossover.

“The Kia EV6 is just the beginning of what the future holds for the Kia America brand…Based on the success of the partnerships Kia enjoyed last year with both the Emmys and America’s Got Talent, we continue the launch of this all-new vehicle and highlight Kia’s shift to electrification. These shows feature some of the most inspiring talent in the country today and allow us to introduce our new brand ethos of “Movement That Inspires” to a nation that is getting ready for an EV future.” – Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America

The Emmy’s took place over the weekend (September 19, 2021), on the CBS Television Network, also available via stream on demand on Paramount+. Via an integration showcase during the Emmys, the EV6 will be featured as the brand’s first dedicated all-electric vehicle. Kia Corp has been going through many changes as a company with the new Kia logo, the new name, and now a new lineup of all-electric vehicles destined to be added in the coming years. The 60-second ad spot for the EV6 was called “Writer”, and you can see it below.

A little interesting, the commercial follows an aspiring script writer suffering from a little bit of writer’s block. The writer decides to take her new Kia EV6 for a drive, and bouts of inspiration hit her to fuel a love story that takes place in Paris during the early 1700s. Historical fiction is always fun – you can make anything up but still relate it to real life events and make it sound real. As you can see in the video, bits of the story are spelled out in large words as the writer drives through the city, passing by people dressed in period costumes, a band of violin players, and a mysterious masked figure. Coincidence or a vivid imagination, Kia Corp ends the ad with its new tagline, “Movement That Inspires”.

As for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, the Season 16 Winner and Runner-up received their very own Kia EV6 as part of their prize packages. During the show, Kia was able to show off the brand’s halo sports sedan, the 2022 Stinger and the new EV6 Crossover. Hmm, Kia was so sure it was getting rid of the Kia Stinger but calling it the halo car gives us hope it might stick around a little longer. Our love letter to the Kia Stinger was not in vain, after all.Find your Kia Stinger at Miami Lakes Automall or call us to find out when the EV6 will be available.

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Kia EV6 Receives Carbon Measured Label from Carbon Trust

Friday, August 13th, 2021
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What is a carbon footprint? A term that started to become more familiar, maybe new for some, a couple of decades ago, is not commonplace when it comes to taking care of the planet we live on. Earth took billions of years to take shape and become habitable, so surely it has billions of years of resources and life in it right? Those billions of years happened naturally, and humans are just speeding up the sands of time. Automobiles are a huge part of the carbon footprint, and with the slow shift to greener fuel solutions, automakers like Kia Corp will be leading the way into a cleaner future. In fact, Kia Corp recently received the product carbon footprint certification and ‘Carbon Measured’ label for the Kia EV6 all-electric vehicle from the global climate change and sustainability consultancy, the Carbon Trust.

First, a carbon footprint is a term used to describe the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds produced when consuming fossil fuels like oil by a particular person, group, event, organization, service, place, or product. Everything from the food we eat to the waste we produce can play a part in someone’s carbon footprint, but mostly, it’s stuff like energy (gas vs electricity), transportation (personal vs public) and elimination of resources (waste vs recycling). We still have a long way to go, but all-electric automakers can help curb things exponentially.

“This is important validation of a broad range of measures we are now taking to reduce the carbon footprint of a vehicle throughout its lifecycle. As we introduce more electrified models to our line up over the coming years, we will step up our sustainability efforts and ensure we are achieving high levels of transparency when it comes to environmental impact. It has been great to work closely with the Carbon Trust to achieve the Carbon Measured label as one of our first steps to implement new sustainability initiatives.” – Sangdae Kim, Head of Strategic Business Planning Division at Kia

Now, the Carbon Trust is definitely a new name to us, but we may be seeing it a lot more often as more green vehicles make their debut. Just like the ABC Waymo self-driving car needs to get certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) before hitting the road, an all-electric vehicle should also come with its own certification. The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organizations around the world that advises many businesses in a variety of industries how they can achieve a sustainable, low carbon world. Just like it did with Kia Corp, the Carbon Trust certifies the environmental footprint of organizations, supply chains, and products.

When measuring the total greenhouse gas emissions, the emissions were measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) to provide consumers with information about the carbon impact of their purchase of the vehicle in question. The Kia EV6 was measured using the PAS2050 Standards as part of the Carbon Trust’s robust product assessment, reviewing the entire life cycle of the emissions from the extraction of raw materials to its eventual termination or end-of-life – we’re talking chemicals here, so if nothing is burning, then shelf-life and half-life is what we’re looking at. That could be years, decades for some. The Carbon Trust ‘Carbon Measured’ label is a validation for the accuracy of these measurements, giving consumers a better idea of how the EV6 can help them reduce their carbon footprint.Want to go green and help reduce your carbon footprint? Look for the Kia EV6 and other hybrid or electric vehicle options at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Kia Corp Sales Keep Rising in 2021

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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Kia Corp has been steadily climbing the ranks ever since it released the 2018 Kia Stinger Sports car and changed the design of its future lineup for the better. Receiving a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 Kia Stinger, plus a new limited edition, the Kia Stinger Scorpion, the hot vehicle isn’t the only model doing well. With a diverse and rich lineup, Kia Corp is looking at a much brighter year in 2021, reporting better than ever sales records nearly every month. Now that we’re more than a little halfway into 2021, the automaker reported its highest ever first-half yearly sales of 378,511 units sold.

“Kia closed the first-half of the year with incredibly strong sales, and this unprecedented momentum will continue as we further implement our growth strategy to gain market share even in light of industry-wide supplier issues and delayed production…Kia is taking more and more market share in the United States. We are increasing sales of fuel-efficient sedans and our SUV sales are growing based on the strength of our light trucks, including the innovative and award-winning Sorento and the all-new Carnival MPV.” – Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America

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Kia EV6 Gets a Small Boost in Driving Range Before Release

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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The Kia EV6 is the first all-electric vehicle to be released by Kia Corp. Here we all thought it was going to be the Kia Futuron, and although the two share some similarities the EV6 is definitely in its own class. Back in 2019, Kia Corp stated that it would be releasing two new all-electric vehicles to start its all-electric lineup. These vehicles are said to have no predecessor, so the newly redesigned Kia Niro EV and the upcoming Kia Seltos EV – as cool as that is – doesn’t count. The first two vehicles are the EV6 and what seems to be an all-electric SUV, currently dubbed EV8 by the internet, and said to be as large as the Kia Telluride, the largest SUV in the Kia lineup. We don’t have much information on that as of yet, but we do know a lot about the Kia EV6, and with the 2022 model year already starting for some automakers, we could see this new electric vehicle (EV) on the road soon.

Upgrades in Power

Good news is still good news, no matter how small it may be. With that being said, we have some updates about the EV6 powertrain. Built on an all-new E-GMP platform, the EV6 is unlike any other EV before it, from either Hyundai Motor (parent company) or Kia Corp. Equipped with an energy-dense Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (80/10/10) battery pack, the powertrain comes in one of two sizes – 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. Wanting to prove performance and electric vehicles can share the same set of wheels, the EV6 also comes with a GT-line.

Consumers can get the EV6 with rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), but the GT model comes with AWD standard and the 77.4 kWh battery pack, able to produce 576 horsepower with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor. Previously, the EV6 had reported a total driving range of 317 miles (give or take with regenerative braking) with the 58.0 kWh battery pack, and about 314 miles with the 77.4 kWh. The latest data from Kia now reports a total of 328 miles with the 77.4 kWh, but only if the model is engineered with RWD. This means the GT trim won’t benefit from this slight boost in driving range, but we don’t expect anyone buying the Kia EV6 GT is using it “just for groceries”.

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Kia and Hyundai Enter New Agreement with Next Hydrogen

Thursday, July 15th, 2021
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Kia Corp and the Hyundai Motor Group have been very busy with their flying car hailing service. After the initial wave of the pandemic in 2020, Kia Corp and Hyundai started to focus on purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). The other plan was to focus more on electric vehicles (EVs), and although Kia keeps releasing new EVs, like the Kia EV6 and upcoming Kia EV8.We haven’t heard much about PBVs but the two groups have been working on one other plan in the making – a fleet of aircrafts people can hail versus a car. Last month, June 2021, Kia and Hyundai went into an agreement with ANRA Technologies, a company focused on airspace solutions. Now to keep moving forward, Hyundai, Kia, and Next Hydrogen for multiple hydrogen fuel cell solutions, including  urban air mobility (UAM).

“Next Hydrogen’s innovative water electrolysis stack design technology is an ideal solution for enabling the economical production of green hydrogen…We are extremely appreciative of the opportunity to work with Kia and Hyundai Motor, given their industry leadership as champions of this technology. This partnership is expected to accelerate efforts to address the incredible emerging opportunities in sustainable transportation globally.” – Raveel Afzaal, President and CEO of Next Hydrogen

The Next Hydrogen Corporation is a Canadian company specializing in water electrolysis technology, with efforts on working towards a global hydrogen society through cost-effective production of clean hydrogen. At the moment, producing hydrogen is expensive, and the three companies are working on a new stack for hydrogen production. It’s all in the name of HTWO, a new brand revealed by the Hyundai Motor Group. This group is designed to be the world-leading hydrogen fuel cell system. With the help of Next Hydrogen, the goal is to develop the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system that will be able to power various forms of mobility – automobiles, vessels, trains, and beyond.

So, what is a “stack”? The term has popped up quite a bit so far. When it comes to producing hydrogen, many companies use what is called an “Electrolyzer Stack”. The simplest way to get a hold of hydrogen is through a method known as “electrolysis”, which as the name implies, makes use of electricity. With the help of an electrolyzer, companies can produce hydrogen and oxygen from regular good ol’ water by applying an electrical current to the fluid. The electrolyzer makes use of this electrochemical reaction to separate the oxygen and hydrogen molecules to deconstruct water. We’re then left with two gases, one of which is already used in internal gas combustion engines – oxygen. The hydrogen can then be utilized to power an entire fuel cell stack – kind of like how electricity powers a battery cell. See where this is going?

With the current semiconductor chip shortage, producing electric vehicles is starting to hit a tipping point. Until things get back to normal, which may never be the case, automakers are looking into other avenues to keep afloat and produce green vehicles. The process sounds simple, but if it was, everyone would have a hydrogen-powered car by now. That’s why Kia, Hyundai Motor, and Next Hydrogen are working towards the next new hydrogen fuel cell stack.Want to stay on top of news from Kia and Hyundai Motor? Follow us on Miami Lakes Automall Kia social media.

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Kia EV6 First Edition Sold Out

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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There have been a few hiccups with the Kia EV6 First Edition model. Aside from the reservation website going down on June 3rd – which reopened on the 8th – the global chip shortage for semiconductors is going to be a hard hurdle to jump as the year goes on and chips become more scarce. After all, what is an electric vehicle? The First Edition EV6s may be the only units available of this new model, with a limited run of 1500 units. They were all available for reservation on Kia.com, but don’t rush to the manufacturer website. All 1500 units have already been bought up by fans and consumers alike.

“Kia welcomes the first EV6 buyers who join us in this historic movement…Kia’s ‘electric lifestyle’ delivers a unique combination of luxury, performance and technology and the First Edition EV6 will provide owners with an experience all of their own.” – Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America

This shouldn’t be a surprise. Any time an automaker launches a Launch Edition of a new vehicle, or even a special edition, they go fast. Consumers can’t seem to resist the temptation when they see the words “limited” or “special”. On top of the reserved EV6 unit, consumers also got to choose one of three gifts that would come with the EV6 First Edition model. Consumers who reserved a unit could also choose (1) an at-home vehicle charger with a 1000 kWh credit within a national charging network, or (2) an Apple Watch. Personally, I hate Apple products, so I can proudly say over 80-percent of registrants chose the smart option – an at home charger. Seriously though, if buying an electric vehicle, getting an at-home charger just makes sense. For those that picked the smart watch, all it does is allow them to link up with EV6’s suite of Kia Connect services – something you can do with a smartphone, albeit. Bravo on that choice.

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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

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Kia Corp Reveals Special Edition Kia Stinger and Kia K5

Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Kia Corp is proud of its latest sports cars added to the lineup. It starts with the Kia Stinger, released in 2018, and paving a new way for Kia Corp style and performance. Receiving a mid-cycle refresh, the Kia Stinger got upgrades for the 2022 model year of the Stinger sports car. In 2021, the Stinger was met with another contender for the belt, the Kia K5, originally known as the Kia Optima. Also refreshed and renewed for its new generation, the Kia K5 was all the automaker could talk about, and was quickly collecting automotive awards like the Kia Stinger. Celebrating both, Kia Corp is releasing a 2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition and 2022 K5 GT-Line AWD Premium Package.

“Stinger was a wake-up call to a segment long populated by European sport sedans when it debuted in 2017 (as a 2018 model). It redefined what enthusiast drivers thought about Kia and proved we could compete against the best vehicles in a hotly contested space…Since then, Stinger has built a loyal following of those looking for something unique and the Scorpion is set to continue that approach.” – Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America and Kia America

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Kia America Announces EV6 First Edition Features

Saturday, May 29th, 2021
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After talking about all the cool tech in the upcoming 2022 Kia EV6, the first all-electric vehicle without a predecessor from the automaker, it’s time to share some more good news. Coming straight to America, Kia Corp, known as Kia America in the states, will be launching the EV6 in just a few days. Starting June 3 at 10am PST, consumers will be able to start preordering the EV6 First Edition. Be the first of 1500 people who can claim the first EV6 from Kia America with a $100 fully refundable deposit. All pre ordered vehicles will start being delivered during the first quarter of 2022.

EV6 First Edition

Like any great new model, automakers tend to release a launch edition or special edition to celebrate. It’s also a chance to give consumers first dibs, and to show appreciation for such die hard fans, why not add a little extra to the first order…or to the first 1500, for that matter? And being a first for Kia, the automaker is making a special edition for those who place an advanced reservation at Kia.com starting June 3.

What’s so special about the EV6 First Edition? Adding onto the already standard but alluring design, some new tech and features are added. These include the Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display, Remote Smart Parking Assist, a wide sunroof, 20-inch wheels, a premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system with a two-year subscription to SiriusXM. Amping up the power and not just the style, the EV6 First Edition will also feature dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) and a 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor, much like the EV6 GT trim to be released later in 2022.

“The all-new EV6 represents the future of Kia and this special edition celebrates our first dedicated electric vehicle’s remarkable debut…We want to celebrate drivers that are ready to take this exciting road with Kia and offer something truly special and unique to complement their EV lifestyles.”- Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia Motors America

The Three Kia EV6 First Edition will also have some unique color combinations to choose from for the exterior and the interior cabin. Inside, consumers have the choice of Glacier with dark green seats, Urban Yellow with black seats, and Steel Gray Matte with black seats. The First Edition will also offer the look of Steel Matte Gray paint on an EV6 with the standard design, but an Urban Yellow exterior color paint job is exclusive to the First Edition. To complete the look are illuminated door sills with the First Edition designation. As always, there is something to denote the number of the unit in production, and consumers will find the numbered badge highlighting the limited production volume in the interior cabin.

Ready to order your 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition? Remember, Kia will start taking orders at Kia.com starting June 3. Once the first 1500 units are spoken for, all other consumers will have to wait for the first edition to be produced and all orders filled before any more EV6 units are ready for order. Let us know if you were one of the lucky ones on Miami Lakes Kia social media.

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All the Cool Tech in the EV6

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Last week, we discussed the reveal of the Kia EV6, the very first vehicle to come from the Kia Motors Corp, now Kia Corp, and known as Kia America for Kia Motors America. There was so much information to cover, we decided to split it up a bit. The new powertrain, style, and interior cabin of the EV6 already has a lot going for it, but the technology really sends this electric vehicle into a new age.

Standard and Available Tech Features

Starting with the dashboard, the driver has a panoramic dual integrated 12-inch TFT center cluster displaying vehicle diagnostics, and the infotainment screens form a wide, curved display that extends across the length of the instrument panel. An Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display (HUD) is available, and makes viewing this information easier, including speed and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) alerts, vehicle information, lane guidance and turn-by-turn navigation instructions.

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