Kia continues to “Accelerate the Good” with St. Jude Donation Program

November 22nd, 2023 by

The time has come again for Kia’s “Season of Giving Back.” For the second consecutive year, Kia America is supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a donation for each new eligible Kia sold or leased in the U.S. The donation is part of Kia’s ongoing “Accelerate the Good” charitable effort, which includes ongoing support…

Kia Country of Charleston Honors U.S. Veterans

November 10th, 2023 by

Kia Country of Charleston is proud to be a part of Kia’s dedication to honoring United States Veterans. Our dealership is a partner of the local veteran association Warrior Surf Foundation, and we also have a few military veterans on our staff working here with us every day. Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF), founded on Folly…

Kia to Recycle 55-Ton Plastic Haul in Vehicles

September 5th, 2023 by

Kia will be utilizing a recycled 55-ton haul of plastic recovered from the Pacific Ocean in its new EV models. The record-breaking haul was reclaimed by Kia’s global partner, The Ocean Cleanup. This comes as part of a seven-year partnership established in April 2022 as part of Kia’s transformation into a leading force in the…

New High-Powered Charging Network Across America

July 27th, 2023 by
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Seven Automakers Collaborate to Create a Leading High-Powered Charging Network Across North America Seven of the world’s leading automakers – BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Group, Stellantis NV – are creating a joint venture to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in North America. This will be done by making EV charging…

Kia Georgia Plant Plans Expansion

July 14th, 2023 by

Kia Georgia Plant Plans Expansion to Accommodate EV9 Production Kia’s West Point Assembly Plant in Georgia currently manufactures and assembles four Kia models: Telluride Sorento Sportage K5 The assembly plant is undergoing a transformation that will make room for the assembly of Kia’s all-electric 2024 EV9, a three-row SUV. The expansion should allow for the…

First Look at the 2024 Telluride

June 23rd, 2023 by

Plenty of Room The Kia Telluride has made waves in the full-size SUV market since its debut in the 2020 model year. With room for cargo and utility for almost any occasion, the Telluride serves almost any purpose. Whether you’re headed to soccer practice or on a road trip, this SUV fits the bill. The…

Kia America Makes 2023 TIME100 List

June 22nd, 2023 by
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Kia America made it on the TIME100 Most Influential Companies List. This list highlights companies that are making an extraordinary impact around the world. TIME qualified Kia America as an Innovator, noting its unexpected race to the top of EV sales in the United States. TIME compiled this list by soliciting nominations across multiple sectors…

Hurricane Season 2023

June 16th, 2023 by
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Be prepared this Hurricane Season. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-average hurricane season. They are calling for five to nine hurricanes caused and closer to a near-normal season. With La Nina being present for three seasons, the NOAA scientists are predicting that El Nino has a high potential to develop this…

Women’s World Car of the Year

March 21st, 2023 by
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The Kia Niro has been named the 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The car earned “Urban Car of the Year” from WWCOTY earlier this year. At the event, the panel recognized the Niro as the “Supreme Winner”. The Niro beat out five other category winners and impressed the judges with its state-of-the-art…

Kia Launches Veterans Apprenticeship Program

March 16th, 2023 by
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Kia America has launched a Veterans Technician Apprenticeship Program.  This new program aims to provide military Veterans with the opportunity to become a Kia Qualified Technician. Kia America will work with the Educational Resource Systems, Inc. (ERS) and Kia retailers to provide qualified Veterans with career opportunities as a Kia technician. The Vice President of…

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