Put an EV Under My Tree

December 14th, 2022 by

Kia has made a full-throttle commitment to electric vehicles. U.S. drivers are making the switch demonstrated by rapid sales growth and increased market share in 2022. Kia Country of Charleston currently has the award-winning EV6 in stock and the all-new Niro EV. If you are thinking about an EV, we invite you to visit us,…

2023 Kia Niro EV

November 29th, 2022 by

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro EV has been redesigned as a larger crossover. This isn’t a re-do. The Niro has been completely redesigned from the ground up, while still keeping the taste of the original offering. The Niro EV has a 201 HP electric motor, and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and boasts an estimated…

Eco-Minded 2023 Niro

October 4th, 2022 by
Niro

The eco-minded 2023 Niro debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year.  The second-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up to meet and exceed the expectations of eco-minded consumers. With striking styling cues and a commitment to sustainability and connectivity throughout, the 2023 Niro offers three highly efficient, electrified powertrains: hybrid…

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…

Customer Satisfaction with EV Apps

May 26th, 2022 by

Customer satisfaction with EV Apps was recently evaluated by J.D. Power who conducted the U.S. OEM EV App Benchmark Survey. The study found the user experience lacking. “For the most part, owners are still very dissatisfied with the functionality and speed of the EV apps that are on the market,” said Jason Norton, senior manager of global automotive…

EV Charging at Kia Country

March 3rd, 2022 by
EV Charger

EV charging has arrived at Kia Country. This is at least our third blog post on EVs and EV charging. Because EV charging is so top of mind and a popular topic revolving around any EV discussion. We now have fully operational Level 2 and Level 3 chargers at the dealership.  The Level 2 charger…

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

December 20th, 2021 by

Goodbye, 2021 We look forward to saying goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. It’s an annual rite of passage. This year was marked by industry-wide inventory shortages.  We faced challenges in both service and sales. It’s difficult to repair cars when you can’t get the parts and it’s difficult to sell cars when your…

2022 Niro EV

November 3rd, 2021 by

The 2022 Kia Niro EV marries a crossover with an all-electric experience.  With, the Niro EV sports a robust electric powertrain with291 lb.-ft. of torque, 64kW battery, and 201 HP electric motor. Combined with advanced driver assist technology, connectivity, and style, the NIRO EV reinforces the strength of Kia’s electric vehicle lineup. The 2022 Kia Niro…

Electric Car Tax Credits

July 13th, 2021 by

Is it true I can get an income tax credit for purchasing an electric car? All electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased new in 2010 or later may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7500. Are there any state tax credits available? Each state is different. In South Carolina, there…

Three Niro Models

July 8th, 2021 by

Kia offers three distinct Niro models. 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid 2021 Kia Niro PHEV 2020 Kia Niro EV The Niro comes in a trio of engine options. What is the difference between a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle? A hybrid vehicle is a gas-first engine. The lithium-ion battery is charged by the operation of…

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