Automotive Parts Shortage Impact

September 16th, 2021 by
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The automotive parts shortage impact on Kia Country of Charleston’s service and maintenance cuts deep.  Service & Parts Director, Mitch Jones said, “I’ve never seen anything like it in 30+ years in this business.” The shortages started about six months into the pandemic and have affected both foreign and domestic parts. It has affected everything…

2022 Kia Stinger

June 30th, 2021 by
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Revamped, the 2022 Kia Stinger takes it up a notch.  When the Kia Stinger debuted in 2017, it challenged German sports sedans and pushed boundaries in style, performance and engineering. New exterior design details offer a more upscale look and performance has been enhanced with a more powerful standard engine. The 2022 Stinger is available…

2022 Kia Model Updates

June 22nd, 2021 by

Kia updates some of its most popular models for 2022. Although these are considered carryover models, you will find new trim levels, technology, and option packages. 2022 Kia Telluride The Telluride maintains its bold style. It adds the new Kia badging and a slightly redesigned radiator grille. Inside, Kia’s award-winning SUV adds a larger 10.25-inch…

Facing the Vehicle Shortage

June 10th, 2021 by
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Both dealerships and car buyers are facing vehicle shortages. The battle is real and is unlikely to end this year.  Some vehicle manufacturers are being hit harder than others, but almost all are facing production issues. What are the root causes? Component constraint such as chip shortages Raw material supply availability in steel and plastics…

EV6 First Edition Reservation Program

May 18th, 2021 by
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We are pleased to announce Kia’s EV6 First Edition Reservation Program. Be among the select few to own Kia’s first “all-new purpose-built electric vehicle”. Only 1500 First Editions will be sold in advance of its release. The reservation website will go live on June 3. The EV6 First Edition Reservation program will offer unique color…

Perfectly Parts

April 8th, 2021 by
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What makes a perfect parts operation? People. Kia Country’s Parts team had a record-breaking March. Given a difficult economy and a relatively new team, it is an outstanding achievement. Meet Justin Mallard, Parts Manager and Maureen “Mo” Alborez, a Parts Specialist who took the helm less than three months ago.  Some people have mojo; we…

KIA Dedicated to Electric Future

March 9th, 2021 by

Kia is dedicated to a future lineup of dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEVS). The EV6 will be the first vehicle to use Kia’s EV platform (E-GMP). Kia’s new nomenclature and design philosophy  embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification. Kia revealed its first official images of the EV6.  The distinctive silhouette displays sharp lines and high-tech…

Kia Rings in New Year in Times Square

December 29th, 2020 by
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The all-new Sorento SUV transported “2021” from California to Times Square. Kia’s campaign, “The World’s First Storytelling Machine,” will air during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 on ABC  EST. National Geographic captured footage of people and places nationwide for a series of segments scheduled to air throughout the night. Kia is…

Command the Season: Kia All-Wheel Drive

November 25th, 2020 by

Command the Season, Kia’s Holiday Sales Event showcases its expanding lineup of all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. Save on the 2021 Seltos SX AWD, 2021 Stinger GT1 AWD, 2021 Telluride SX with Nightfall Edition, 2021 K5 GT-Line AWD, Sportage SX Turbo AWD through January 4, 2021. The all-new 2021 Sorento, also has an optional AWD. Kia…

Fourth-Generation 2021 Sorento Makes Debut

September 24th, 2020 by
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The all-new, fourth generation 2021 Kia Sorento made its U.S. debut this week. Since 2002, Sorento has been one of Kia’s flagship vehicles with nearly 1.5 million units. The Sorento hit Asian markets back in February and Europe a month later. Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America said, “This…

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