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…

EV9 Earns Car and Driver Award Alongside Telluride

December 5th, 2023 by

The all-new 2024 EV9 has locked down another award in its first year on sale. Alongside the 2024 Telluride, the upcoming electric SUV has been named to Car and Driver’s 2024 10 Best Trucks and SUVs list. For the Telluride, this is the fifth consecutive year the vehicle has earned this award. The EV9 previously…

Snapshot Employee Spotlight: December 2023

November 30th, 2023 by

Here at Kia Country of Charleston, we have an incredible team of sales, service, and other staff. Diverse backgrounds and knowledge bases make for a staff that can assist any customer who walks into our doors. Today, we’re taking a look at what makes two sales staff members unique in the automotive industry. Will What’s…

Telluride X-Pro Gears up for Rebelle Rally

September 29th, 2023 by

Kia America is bringing the Telluride back to the women-only Rebelle Rally off-road challenge. The vehicle will feature unique modifications to compete in this navigational challenge for the fourth consecutive year. After its rally debut in 2020, the Telluride is back for more, this time in X-Pro guise. Driver Verena Mei and navigator Susie Saxten…

First Look at the 2024 Telluride

June 23rd, 2023 by

Plenty of Room The Kia Telluride has made waves in the full-size SUV market since its debut in the 2020 model year. With room for cargo and utility for almost any occasion, the Telluride serves almost any purpose. Whether you’re headed to soccer practice or on a road trip, this SUV fits the bill. The…

2023 Award Season

February 15th, 2023 by
Kia Awards

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…

Top 5 Year-End Car Buying Tips

December 7th, 2022 by
CHRISTMAS

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…

2023 Kia Telluride

October 19th, 2022 by

The updated 2023 Kia Telluride is here and builds upon the success of the original. Three years ago, Telluride took the automotive world by storm. It won the Automotive Triple Crown, a first for an SUV, and proved to be one of the most successful three-row eight-passenger vehicles in history. Kia introduced the 2023 Telluride…

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…

Kia Made in America

March 24th, 2022 by
Kia Georgia

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…

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