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…

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…

2024 K5

June 12th, 2023 by
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The Kia K5 is carrying over for 2024 with only one change. The GT-Line FWD trim will add the heated front seats as standard. The K5 will remain in the four trim levels that it currently has –LXS, EX, GT-Line and the sporty GT. This will be the K5’s fourth model year as the award-winning…

Kia Responds to Vehicle Thefts

March 14th, 2023 by
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A YouTube challenge caused Kia & Hyundai thefts to surge in the past year by demonstrating how to break the under-dash panel and use a USB cord to start the car. Kia has issued Kia Anti-Theft Logic software updates for the Sorento, Sportage, K5, and Optima. This does NOT apply to all vehicles. If your…

Top 5 Year-End Car Buying Tips

December 7th, 2022 by
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Car buyers may face sticker shock looking for a new car, but these five tips will help you get the best deal before the end of the year. 1. Do Your Research Know what you are looking for, an estimated value for your trade, and a budget. Online shopping tools make it easy to compare…

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…

Kia Made in America

March 24th, 2022 by
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Kia Georgia is the only Kia manufacturing plant in the U.S. and the only automaker in Georgia. The plant covers 2,200 acres with a total investment of $1.8 Billion. The plant manufactures four bestselling Kia models: the Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, and K5. Kia Georgia produces 340,000 vehicles a year, operating three shifts, 24 hours a…

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…

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…

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…

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