Kia Country Turns 20

January 5th, 2023 by
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Kia Country of Charleston celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Located on Savannah Highway in West Ashley, Kia Country will mark the milestone with customer promotions, contests, and a spring anniversary event. Kia Country’s many accomplishments include being named Dealer Rater’s South Carolina Dealer of the Year, in seven out of the last eight years,…

Hurricane Ian & Used Cars

October 6th, 2022 by
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Hurricane Ian will have some lasting effects on used cars for sale. One you may not consider is the influx of partially flooded cars in the marketplace. Most cars that get flooded out get totaled out and crushed by insurance companies.  They aren’t an issue. The concern is the cars that got wet inside but…

Favorable New Car Prices

May 24th, 2022 by
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Kia Country offers favorable new car prices in a difficult and competitive environment. New car prices have risen 12.5% since January 2021. Driven by a chip shortage that has impacted global manufacturing, production, and supply, the average new car price is just above $47K according to Consumer Reports.  Edmunds.com estimates that 82% of all new…

2022 Kia Stinger vs. 2022 BMW 4 SERIES GRAN COUPE

March 17th, 2022 by

If you’re looking for a luxury sports sedan, the 2022 Kia Stinger and the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe are must-see considerations. Let’s see how these two powerhouse vehicles stack up. In one corner, the Korean “movement that inspires” Kia pitted against German-built “ultimate driving machine” from BMW. 2022 KIA STINGER The 2022 Kia Stinger boasts…

EV Charging at Kia Country

March 3rd, 2022 by
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EV charging has arrived at Kia Country. This is at least our third blog post on EVs and EV charging. Because EV charging is so top of mind and a popular topic revolving around any EV discussion. We now have fully operational Level 2 and Level 3 chargers at the dealership.  The Level 2 charger…

Charging An EV

February 8th, 2022 by
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Charging an EV is one of the biggest concerns potential electric vehicle buyers may have. At one time that may have been a legitimate concern, but owners no longer need to worry. Kia America forged an agreement with ChargePoint, a top-rated, smart Level 2 Home Charger for Kia EV and PHEV vehicles. This product allows…

2022 DealerRater SC Dealer of Year

February 3rd, 2022 by
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 Kia Country of Charleston has been awarded a 2022 Dealer of the Year Award in South Carolina by DealerRater, a leading review and reputation management platform and company of Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS.) Dealerships across the U.S. and Canada are evaluated first-hand by shoppers and report best-in-class in customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing,…

Plug in to the Future

January 19th, 2022 by
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Kia will plug into the future with the introduction of the EV6 later this month. Kia’s strategy is aimed at establishing a leadership position in the automotive industry rooted in mobility services, vehicle electrification connectivity, and autonomy. By the end of 2025, Kia plans to offer a full line-up of 11 battery electric vehicles (BEV)….

Kia CPO Fills Inventory Gap

January 5th, 2022 by
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New Kia inventory is at its lowest in 15 months and Kia Certified Pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are filling the inventory gap for both us and our customers.  We are getting inventory every week, but not enough to satisfy all requests.  This demand is making it difficult for customers to find and drive the vehicles they…

Kia National Dealer Meeting

September 28th, 2021 by

Last week, Steve Appelbaum, Kia Country of Charleston, General Manager attended the Kia National Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas. This annual event gives dealers a firsthand look at new vehicles and insights from corporate leadership. This year’s event focused on how Kia is leading the movement to EV’s and how they are transforming the brand…

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