Kia Unveils New Sorento and Concept EV Designs

November 17th, 2023 by

Kia America made a grand display this week at the opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show by debuting multiple new vehicles. New models within the Sorento line were unveiled, as well as concept designs for future All-Electric Vehicles, the EV3 and EV4. The new 2024 design for the Sorento brings a bold, striking character to…

Kia National Dealer Meeting

September 28th, 2021 by

Last week, Steve Appelbaum, Kia Country of Charleston, 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. This year’s event focused on how Kia is leading the movement to EV’s and how they are transforming the brand…

Kia Turns Heads at NYIAS

April 24th, 2019 by
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Kia has turned heads at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) which is being held April 10-28. NYIAS is the nation’s largest and oldest auto show dating back to 1900. Nearly, 1000 cars and trucks are being showcased, as well as, automotive trends and innovation. Kia is spotlighting a special edition Kia Stinger…

Kia Concept “Imagines” the Future

March 5th, 2019 by
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Kia Motors unveiled its new all-electric concept car, ‘Imagine by Kia’, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show this week. Imagine by Kia is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car. Imagine by Kia is underpinned by a low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain. “Our all-electric concept is designed to not only get…

Kia Imagines Autonomous Vehicles at SEMA

November 3rd, 2016 by
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Kia offered a look to the future at Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) 2016 this week in Las Vegas, November 1-4, with a focus on autonomous vehicles. SEMA is the top automotive specialty products show in the world drawing 100,000 industry experts from more than 100 countries. Kia often showcases concept vehicles at SEMA and this…

Kia Partners with Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California Irvine (UCI)

June 18th, 2016 by
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Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. have expanded their partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine(UCI).  Kia will provide six Soul EVs to help develop Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) advanced smart charging software algorithms and support grid resource operation. What is V2G? V2G battery electric vehicles…

DRIVE WISE: Kia Autonomous Driving Technologies

February 9th, 2016 by

Last month, Kia introduced DRIVE WISE, a sub-brand to for its future Advanced Driver Systems (ADAS). Kia plans to manufacture partially-autonomous cars by 2020 and fully-autonomous vehicles by 2030. Kia introduced its intelligent safety technologies at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. These advanced technologies aim to provide driver assistance by anticipating and reacting to changing…

Kia Rocks Detroit Auto Show

January 14th, 2016 by

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) commonly referred to as the Detroit Auto Show is being held January 11-24. Kia has made quite a splash with the automotive press and car enthusiasts with its keen eye on the future and technology.  Kia unveiled a cutting-edge hybrid electric, full-size premium SUV, the Telluride, hat pushes…

Kia Country: Best Blogs of 2015

December 30th, 2015 by

Kia Country publishes one to two original blog posts per week–that’s unusual for a car dealership, but we believe in keeping our customers informed.  Most of the posts fall into one of these buckets—safety, community, maintenance, and cars, cars, and more cars. We’re kind of obsessed with cars. We love to share our enthusiasm and…

Kia Unveils Road Map to 2020

December 3rd, 2015 by

Kia Motors unveiled a road map to 2020 that touts its plans for a series of automotive technologies and innovations. Expansion of Green Car Technology Earlier this month, Kia announced addition of the Niro to its vehicle lineup. The Niro, a Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) will begin production in 2016 and represents Kia’s latest efforts in…


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