What’s New at Kia

September 15th, 2022 by
Kia Dealers Meeting

Last week, Steve Appelbaum, 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.   What new and exciting things does Kia have on the horizon? Here are Steve’s thoughts: 2023 Telluride – Refreshed and improved with new X-Pro trim is…

Understanding Your Vehicle’s Transmission

August 23rd, 2022 by
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A transmission service is not routine maintenance and is something that may be easily overlooked. In fact, depending on which Kia model you drive, we recommend the service at either 60K or 100K miles. A transmission service is a complete fluid exchange. On certain models, a machine is used to cycle all the old fluid…

Kia 2023 Model Updates

August 17th, 2022 by

We love getting new or updated Kia models in stock. The Kia Soul and K5 are both here and we are still waiting for our first allotment of the all-new 2023 Sportage PHEV. Follow us on Facebook and be the first to know when it arrives. 2023 Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Today, Kia announced pricing…

Social Media Challenge Drives Kia Thefts

August 9th, 2022 by
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Kia Boyz, a tutorial video and social media challenge posted on TikTok and YouTube has caused an increase in Kia and Hyundai thefts. The video shows thieves how to break the under-dash panel and use a USB cord to start the car. Kia has responded by saying, “All 2022 models and trims have an immobilizer…

Always Original: 2023 Kia Soul

July 18th, 2022 by

Since its introduction in 2008, the Kia Soul has been nothing if not always original. The 2023 Soul features updated design elements, a simplified lineup, and option packages loaded with technology and convenience. Choose from new two-tone color combinations and four trim levels. The 2023 Kia Soul starts at $19,790 before destination charges with the…

Kia Forte Earns Top Ranking

June 30th, 2022 by
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The Kia Forte earned the top ranking in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the fourth consecutive year. The annual report analyzed responses from 84,165 respondents with regard to 189 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance, and a broad range of quality…

Make the Switch to Synthetic

June 2nd, 2022 by
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Make the switch to synthetic. Kia recommends synthetic oil for all vehicles and our goal is to convert 100% of customers by Labor Day. Quite simply, synthetic oil is better for your engine. It offers superior protection for your engine. The primary difference with synthetic oil is additives used in the refinement process. Synthetic oil…

Introducing the 2023 Sportage Hybrid

April 14th, 2022 by

Kia Country of Charleston will be introducing the 2023 Sportage Hybrid (HEV) to our EV/Hybrid model lineup this month. With a best-in-class 227 Turbo Charged Hybrid powertrain, best-in-class estimated 43 MPG combined, an available 12.3-inch Dual Panoramic Display and a premium interior, the Sportage Hybrid is destined to become the frontrunner in this segment. CarBuzz…

Celebrate Car Care Month

April 6th, 2022 by
Car Care Month

Kia Country of Charleston celebrates Car Care Month each April. It gives us a chance to focus on important service and maintenance functions, and share basic need-to-know owner information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, and look for service-related email campaigns and weekly blog posts. As always, we celebrate Car Care Month with additional…

Word of the Month: Patience

February 16th, 2022 by
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by Steve Appelbaum, General Manager The word of the month is patience. We are all tired. Nearly two years of COVID, sickness, sadness, restrictions, fear, delays, missed appointments, empty shelves, endless waiting, inexplicable situations– the list goes on. We all thought “2022 is going to be better, back to normal, bright sun and no more…

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