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…

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…

Why Holiday 2023 is the Right Time to Buy an EV

November 21st, 2023 by

The holidays are on our doorstep and car buyers are asking “Is now the right time to buy an Electric Vehicle?” The advancements in EV technology and state incentives are improving every year. For residents in South Carolina asking this question, the answer is an easy one. Yes, now IS the right time to enter…

Understanding EV Maintenance

November 1st, 2023 by

Whether you’ve picked up one of Kia’s excellent, currently available electric vehicles, or if you’ve snagged yourself a reservation for the upcoming EV9, there are things you need to learn if it’s your first fully electric vehicle. Even though the car may have fewer mechanical moving parts than a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle, EVs still require…

Women’s World Car of the Year

March 21st, 2023 by
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The Kia Niro has been named the 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The car earned “Urban Car of the Year” from WWCOTY earlier this year. At the event, the panel recognized the Niro as the “Supreme Winner”. The Niro beat out five other category winners and impressed the judges with its state-of-the-art…

2023 Award Season

February 15th, 2023 by
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The Golden Globes, the Grammys, SAG, the Oscars… it’s the 2023 award season. Awards are not just for celebrities. The major automotive awards are also bestowed this time of year. Manufacturers and dealers hope for brand, model, and dealership awards. The most important automotive awards carry weight with consumers and translate into a definitive sales…

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
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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…

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