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Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Soul Sema

Kia Debuts Innovative Niro + 2 Self-Driving Concepts at SEMA

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Sedona Sema

Once a year in Las Vegas, automakers tend go “all out” and show off their newest creations at SEMA. Having won many awards and making noise during 2016, is it any wonder that Kia is also bringing a few surprises to SEMA this year? The auto brand has three vehicles to debut, and they’re looking pretty great.

The SEMA trade show, or the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, an organization that deals exclusively to the vehicle aftermarket, holds a show every year in Las Vegas so automakers and buyers can see what’s on display, discover new auto parts, or just attend seminars and network with the right people. It started November 1, and only lasts four days. The SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries to discuss and share profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and other auto markets. However, it’s not open to the general public.

We’re not here to talk about it anyways. We’re here to discuss Kia’s new vehicles being brought to light. First up is a vehicle we’ve been waiting for, but with a couple of modifications – the new Kia Niro.

New Kia Niro Concept

On display at SEMA is a really cool modified version of the all-new Kia Niro (pictured above). On Kia’s Facebook page, they state “…[we] wanted to make a car as tough and versatile as a triathlete with the comfort of a day spa.” It’s a little odd at first, but think it over – a vehicle that can do anything with a buff exterior, but on the inside is comfy and cozy. However, the Niro is looking nothing like the original concept.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Pportage Kia Sorento

Kia’s Two SUVs, the Kia Sportage and the Kia Sorento

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Pportage Kia SorentoSUVs have become a big deal in the last ten years. What says safety better than a ton of steel around the driver and passengers? However, these steel boxes have changed over the last decade or so, and have been repurposed to be more than just durable, cargo and people haulers. Some, like the Kia Sorento, are likened to more of a crossover. Its counterpart, the Kia Sportage, is a larger family crossover. They’re a lot alike. So what makes them different?

Trims and Price

First thing’s first – how many choices does each vehicle provide, and what is the cost to own? The 2017 Kia Sportage SUV is available in three trims and the base trim starts at $22,990.

The 2017 Kia Sorento SUV is available in seven trims. The MSRP starts at $25,400 and climbs through the lineup.

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2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900

Kia Sedans: Kia Optima, Cadenza and K900

2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900For an award winning car, drivers know to look towards Kia. For several years in a row, many  Kia models have received Top Safety Picks from the IIHS, and this year Kia ranked highest out of 33 car brands during the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The Kia Optima is one of the more well-known cars by Kia, but we’re going to review two lesser-known sedans to put them in the spotlight.

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Miami Lakes College Cars

Kia Back to School Cars

Miami Lakes College CarsIt’s the middle of August, so schools will be back in session in no time, and unfortunately that means a more hectic commute for a few weeks. Whether you pulled the short straw and have to pack your car with kids for the morning carpool, or if you have a teen going off to college, you need a safe car, so why not Kia?

Kia is awarded with many safety awards every year, including several I.I.H.S. Top Safety Picks, and this year it received the highest rankings in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Oh, and Kia has an industry-leading warranty, so it will be protected by a warranty for many years to come.

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Miami Lakes Auto Kia Family Cars

Kia Family Cars: SUVs and Minivans

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Family CarsLooking for a family car, isn’t easy. There are so many choices, on the road and on the lot, and it can become pretty challenging to reach a decision. That’s why blogs like ours cut through the mess and present some of the best cars available so family-oriented drivers can get the facts about several cars on a single page. Today, we’d like to take a look at some great options for the family from the Kia lineup.

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Kia Optima Hybrid, Soul EV and Niro: 3 Fuel Efficient Kias

Miami Lakes 2015 Kia Soul EVEarlier this year, Kia decided to spearhead the competition from other auto manufacturers by releasing several eco-friendly cars. With more companies thinking “green,” the variety of eco-friendly cars on the roads today is pretty diverse, however Kia offers a lot of diversity in its collection of eco-friendly vehicles. Today, we’re taking a look at three of Kia’s eco cars: the 2016 Kia Soul EV, the 2017 Kia Niro, and the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid.

Let’s first talk about the Kia Optima Hybrid. The fuel economy is definitely the shining characteristic of this car, sitting at 36/40 city/highway MPG. Described as a car that mixes style and eco-dynamics, if its classy exterior is anything to go by, color us impressed. The Kia Optima Hybrid has the signature “Tiger Nose” look, designed with aerodynamics in mind; given that its side airflow vent allows for air to pass freely through the front bumper and reduces drag, it certainly accomplishes that goal.
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2016 Kia Forte EX Series

Kia Wins 20th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2016 Kia Forte EX SeriesRecently, AutoPacific kicked off the 20th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) by announcing that the most satisfyingly popular brand on the market today is none other than Kia. The brains over at Kia have been making waves with their eco-friendly cars and now they’re bringing home the medal for the entire brand. Before we get to that though, let’s take a second to talk about how AutoPacific came to this conclusion.

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2015 Kia Forte

Kia JD Power Study Highlights

2015 Kia Forte JD Power Initial Quality StudyEvery year, the Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates sends out thousands of surveys to vehicle owners and lessees of the current model year vehicles across 33 brands. This year, Kia received the lowest number of problems making it the highest ranked brand on the 2016 Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power.

The Initial Quality Study has been around for 30 years, and only once before 2016 has a non-luxury brand been ranked the highest. The study is designed to evaluate a vehicle’s quality 90 days after ownership, and along with Kia, 21 out of the 33 brands had shown a 6% improvement of quality in comparison to their previous year.
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Kia Stinger Rendition

2016 Kia GT4 Stinger Updates

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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