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…

Facing the Vehicle Shortage

June 10th, 2021 by
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Both dealerships and car buyers are facing vehicle shortages. The battle is real and is unlikely to end this year.  Some vehicle manufacturers are being hit harder than others, but almost all are facing production issues. What are the root causes? Component constraint such as chip shortages Raw material supply availability in steel and plastics…

Kia Country Named Dealer of Year

January 28th, 2021 by
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Kia Country of Charleston has been awarded DealerRater’s  2021 Dealer of the Year Award, which recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada who deliver outstanding customer service, based on consumer reviews. This the 5th time, Kia County has won the prestigious award. Kia Country also earned its 6th Consumer Satisfaction Award which recognizes top…

Service & Quality Control Manager

June 11th, 2020 by

Kia Country welcomes Eric Dambaugh, otherwise known as EG, to our Service & Parts team as the Service and Quality Control Manager. EG, a Charleston native, has been in the Automotive Service industry for over 40 years. EG grew up around cars, repairing and racing them. His father ran the Industrial Technology Center at Trident…

Industry Study Upends Perceptions

August 20th, 2019 by
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A new industry study by Urban Science in conjunction with Harris Poll has upended several long-held perceptions about car buyers and dealerships: The Internet will render dealers obsolete Consumers do not trust dealerships Young car buyers shop online Buyers only visit 1-2 dealers before making a purchase The study included 2000 shoppers and 2000 dealers. According…

Memorial Day Sale

May 21st, 2019 by
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Kia Country’s Memorial Day Sale is one of the two best times of the year to reap savings on a new car. Why is Memorial Day so significant? Manufacturers are trying to push late model year inventory out to dealerships and dealers are trying to clear their lots of late model inventory to make room…

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…

Awards Season: Kia Models Winning Big

February 12th, 2019 by
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It is awards season in the automotive industry and Kia models are winning big at the industry’s top automotive shows and in the automotive press. These awards are an important recognition of the high quality of Kia vehicles—design, engineering, and safety. Best in Show, 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cars.com 2020 Kia Telluride “After a day…

2020 Kia Telluride: First Look

October 31st, 2018 by
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“While I haven’t gotten a ride in this new to Kia SUV, I got a first look at the 2020 Kia Telluride this month and I am super stoked to be able to offer it as part of our lineup,” said Steve Appelbaum, General Manager. Kia tells us that we will have the Telluride in…

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