Kia Begins Georgia Production of EV9

June 3rd, 2024 by

Kia’s Westpoint Georgia assembly plant has officially begun its production of the EV9. This makes the 3-row electric SUV the first electric vehicle assembled in Georgia. This milestone also unlocks tax incentives for EV9 buyers that can only apply to electric vehicles manufactured within the United States. Buyers can qualify for a credit of up…

Electric Vehicle Myths and Facts

May 16th, 2024 by

Even with the rapid advancements in Electric Vehicle (EV) technology, we’re still in the early days, particularly regarding their acceptance and understanding by consumers around the world. Shifting to a completely different fuel source can be an intimidating idea, so naturally many myths have been formed about Electric Vehicles. Furthermore, many of these myths perpetuate…

Top Features of the New 2024 Sorento

March 14th, 2024 by

The Sorento has received a visual refresh for its 2024 outing, and it comes with notable upgrades that not all car shoppers might know about. These upgrades span both the exterior and interior, so let’s run through the top features of the new design that make this an exciting iteration of one of Kia’s best…

Maintaining and Electric Vehicle: A Comparison

February 29th, 2024 by

If you’ve owned a conventional gas-powered car, you’re familiar with the typical maintenance that is required to keep it on the road. There are engine oil and filter replacements every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, tire rotations, and new tires when needed, the brake pads, and eventually, rotors. You often have to check all the fluids…

What is Torque-Vectoring AWD

February 22nd, 2024 by

While checking out Kia Country of Charleston’s online inventory, you may have noticed that a number of our vehicles feature “torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive”. This is a great feature that adds a great level of control to your car’s offroad handling. But what exactly is it, and what makes it better than traditional AWD? Torque Vectoring is…

Jumpstarting With an EV

February 16th, 2024 by

Jump-starting vehicles is a core aspect of vehicle ownership. Most people have inevitably been asked to jump-start another person’s car or had to ask for that help themselves. This aspect of ownership doesn’t change with an Electric Vehicle (EV). In fact, there are important things EV owners should know regarding jump-starts. Never use an electric…

2025 Kia Carnival Hybrid and K5 Revealed

February 12th, 2024 by

  As a part of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show, Kia has unveiled upcoming refreshes of the Carnival and K5. Highlighting the reveal is the Hybrid Powertrain version of the 2025 Kia Carnival, bringing the advanced fuel economy of hybrid vehicles to the minivan line. The updated K5 features new design elements both inside and…

Top 5 Unique Features of the EV9

January 26th, 2024 by

  The EV9 brings with it an impressive suite of features that highlight the futuristic nature of the vehicle. From the striking design and visuals to the premium comfort, the EV9 offers a special experience for both its driver and passengers. Many of these features and designs aren’t seen until you spend time in the…

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Kia Introduces New Theft Deterrent Device

January 2nd, 2024 by

Kia America has announced a new security measure to prevent vehicle theft of certain vulnerable models.  This is part of Kia’s continued support of car owners who may be affected by a string of thefts popularized by social media. Kia is providing an ignition cylinder protector, designed for vehicles that are not eligible for the…

Your Guide to EV Charging in Charleston

December 22nd, 2023 by

In early 2023, Charleston unveiled an ordinance to add more Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the city. This may take time to fully show its effects, but we’re already seeing a large number of EV charge stations around the Charleston area as we close out 2023. New owners of Kia’s EV9, EV6, or other…

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