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The 2023 Kia Telluride Gets a New X-Pro Model

Who watched the Emmy’s over the weekend? Going on for over 70 years, the 74TH EMMY® AWARDS on NBC have concluded, and during its prime time, Kia took up some ad space for its new creative campaign and in-show video integration. Putting the spotlight back onto the Kia Telluride SUV, the automaker’s most-awarded vehicle ever, the Telluride is entering 2023 with its own X-Pro model. The last model to get the X-Line treatment was the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV. We wonder what enhancements will come with the Kia Telluride X-Pro.

“The Kia Telluride took the Kia brand to new heights both literally and figuratively and now we’re showcasing just how rugged, capable and refined the new Telluride X-Pro is and how far off the beaten path it is ready to go…Telluride is Kia’s most capable SUV ever and we wanted to show how it can adapt to a variety of situations, no matter what ‘genre’ of lifestyle people lead. Kia is proud to return as the Official Automotive Sponsor of the Television Academy and the 74th EMMY Awards for the third consecutive year and we have created video vignettes that play off the various award categories and celebrated television genres to highlight the versatility of Telluride with our 60-second spot displaying the SUV’s rugged capabilities.” – Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America

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2023 Kia Sportage PHEV Pricing Announced for X-Line Models

Late last year, Kia Corp debuted the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, and earlier this year, revealed more details about the new X-Line model Sportage PHEV. The starting MSRP has recently become official, and new specs about the powertrain have been released. Starting at $38,490 (plus destination fee), the only trims priced are X-Line series, both with all-wheel drive as a standard, the Sportage PHEV X-Line and X-Line Prestige. Check out what else is new about the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV.

Powertrain and Recharging

A plug-in hybrid, the Sportage PHEV still comes with a gasoline engine and an electric motor with a sizable battery. Powering the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, able to deliver 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The official specs are a 13.8-kWh battery powering a 66.9 kW electric motor making up the other side of the powertrain. Fuel economy is expected to be around 84 MPGequivalent, with an all-electric range (AER) of 34 miles.

Charging is still as easy as can be, with a built-in 7.2 kW high-efficiency on-board charger. Consumers can always plug it into a 120V electrical outlet, but with a Level-2 charger, the Sportage PHEV will only take about two hours to fully recharge the battery. Eventually, electric charging stations will become a more integrated part of highways and infrastructure, and stopping for a bite to eat while recharging a PHEV will eventually become commonplace, but for now, recharging while shopping nearby are the major choices when looking for some juice on-the-go.

Style

The front fascia returns with the Tiger Nose grille with “boomerang” design daytime running lights, muscular lines, and mainly reflects the style of the Sportage and Sportage Hybrid. “Notch-shaped” taillights are connected by a thin black graphic for the rear, but if looking for something that sets the PHEV apart, the X-Line adds unique front and rear bumpers with a satin chrome surround and 19-inch, gloss-black alloy wheels.

Inside the interior cabin really changes things. With a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch infotainment screen), the available dual panoramic curved display gives consumers a futuristic feel of the dashboard, practically all software, with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard. Cars are becoming more like computers and smartphones running its own operating system (OS) every year. The Sportage X-Line Prestige gets a little extra with an available 360-degree Surround-View Monitor with 3D view and a Harman/Kardon premium audio system. Kia Connect is also available, and can offer a 4G LTE-based internet Wi-Fi Hotspot and Smart Speaker Integration for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Safety

More Advanced Driver Assistance-Systems (ADAS) have been made standard for the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV. Lineup standards include a Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system, LED Headlights with High Beam Assist (HBA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), Rear Occupant Alert (ROA), Rear View Monitor (RVM) with Dynamic Parking Guidance, Reverse Parking Distance Warning. Available systems can be found on select trims, adding Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), Blind Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist (BCA), Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCA-PE), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA), Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA-JT), Forward Parking Distance Warning (PDW-F), Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C), Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Zone (NSCC-Z), Reverse Parking Collision Avoidance (PCA-R), Safe Exit Warning (SEW), and Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop and Go. Excited about the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV? Find the new Kia Sportage PHEV at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Great Things About the New 2020 Kia Soul

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The 2020 Kia Soul was revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Show alongside the new 2020 Kia Soul EV, and since then, the automaker has gone out of its way to remind us the attitude the Kia Soul has on the streets. Their new marketing campaign, The New Species of Soul, showed off new lineups Kia Motors will be releasing in multiple vehicle models, such as the GT Line, X-Line, and EX Designer Collection. Now that the 2020 Kia Soul is available, let’s talk about all the good it brings to the new model year.

A Little More Power but A Lot More Fun

With Kia Motors opening up a GT line while also planning to become the world’s next all-electric automaker, the 2020 Kia Soul is one of the first vehicles consumers will get to experience the new GT lineup with. Although the standard engine under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder able to generate 147 horsepower, there’s another engine option for a little more oomph! An optional turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers a total of 201 horsepower is slowly becoming the average engine of the new GT lineup, also powering the upcoming Kia Forte GT.

When it comes to handling the new 2020 Kia Soul, it’s nimble and fun to drive. Consumers have the choice of a six-speed manual or a nicely mannered continuously variable automatic transmission with the standard engine and get a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with the more powerful engine. Whichever the consumer chooses, the new hatchback is the perfect car for crowded urban areas while also zipping through the bustling traffic of the highway. It may not be a sports car, but the new chassis gives the 2020 Kia Soul a longer stance for keeping control of the road in the driver’s hands.

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Still a Hatchback

The Kia Soul is a hatchback and doesn’t shy away from its roots. There’s still plenty of room for people and cargo in the 2020 model. Getting a little more wiggle room, the tall roof provides front and rear passengers with plenty of headroom. Even with its square shape, passengers will find the cabin plenty comfortable.

Carving out a little extra space in every part of the new Kia Soul bodywork, consumers will now find 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk with the rear seats up. It may not sound like much, but it’s a 25-percent increase from previous models. Again, the new chassis has upgraded the 2020 Kia Soul in more ways than one.

Not Just a Touch of Tech – All the Tech

Some automakers may make consumers cash out a little more for what should come standard these days – a nice infotainment system with smartphone compatibility to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That’s why the 2020 Kia Soul comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone capabilities. For those who go higher up the lineup, especially when it comes to the GT-line and high-end EX, consumers get a 10/25-inch touchscreen instead. A 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is another option to look for, and with the adjustable lighting in the door panels that can pulse to the beat of the music, it would be quite the show.

There’s an array of advanced safety features in the 2020 Kia Soul. Features like automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision alert all make it into the 2020 model for additional security on the road. Don’t worry if the new stance gives the 2020 Kia Soul a bit of a meaner look. Kia Motors is Quickly Becoming the Safest Car Brand in America.

Want to get behind the wheel of your own 2020 Kia Soul? Come to Miami Lakes Automall today.

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Kia Launches New Campaign of Change

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It’s that time of year again. Kia Motors has produced a new marketing campaign for the third generation of the Kia Soul hatchback. With a newly expanding lineup on a global scale, Kia Motors America launched a marketing campaign that builds upon the brand’s new mantra: Give It Everything. Calling the new Kia Soul the “most adaptable version ever of the brand’s iconic urban runabout”, the new campaign is about the automaker’s ability to adapt to change. A lot of this can be clearly seen in their expanding alternative fuel lineup and their claims to become an all-electric automaker. The new campaign shows that they can still deliver to every kind of consumer while moving forward.

“We have taken the Soul to an entirely new level by giving it even more of Kia’s ‘Give It Everything’ credo. With the expanded lineup offering more style, utility, technology, comfort, and adaptability than ever before, it’s a whole new species of Soul…While nearly everything about the Soul is different, this campaign continues the fun and irreverent attitude that turned Soul into an icon over the last decade.” – Saad Chehab, vice president, marketing communications, Kia Motors America

Back when the 2020 Kia Soul was first unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show, we heard of two distinct trims that were being added to the lineup. They went by the name of “GT” and “X”, for the respective model lines Kia Motors has been putting together, starting with their new Kia GT Line. The 2020 Soul GT was defined by a sportier exterior featuring black side mirrors, red accents, narrow headlights, and a grille that has a more angular design, leaning into its sports car mystique. The X-line, however, offers a more rugged look with fog lights, a rounded grille, unique wheels, and a roof rail – all hallmarks of an off-road vehicle. We saw both of these in the new marketing campaign, entitled “The New Species of Soul”, but another model line also entered – the EX Designer, part of the new EX Designer Collection Package.

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What Makes the Kia Stinger an Icon?

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When it comes to the Kia Stinger sports car, it was some spectacle when it first released in early 2018. The 2018 Kia Stinger was the first model year for the new vehicle, and it instantly won many awards. Actually, the Kia Stinger won awards all year. It’s one car that breaks the sports car mold, and the Kia Stinger is faster and more affordable than many of its competitors. With all of this going for it, one has to wonder…Why wouldn’t Kia Motors name this their new halo car? With a new Kia GT-Line set for the icon of the brand in 2020, let’s look at the 2018 Kia Stinger GT, the car that started it all.

So Much Style

First off, it doesn’t matter what tier is being driven. Whether behind the wheel of the Kia Stinger base trim (2.0L) or the high-tier GT2, this sports car is turning heads wherever it goes. Designed by the award-winning designer, Peter Schreyer, not only does the Kia Stinger command attention, but it also incites a lot of curiosity. Not many consumers are used to the blend of luxury and performance aesthetics when it comes to Kia Motors.

The fastback shape is so popular, it’s bleeding into other Kia models going forward. Because standard features are shared so well across the lineup, it’s hard to point out anything that makes the GT trim more stylish than the others. They all deserve a little praise.

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2020 Kia Soul Teased Before LA Auto Show

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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.

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