Forte Forges New Identity

October 21st, 2021 by
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The 2022 Kia Forte forges a new identity as it appears in showrooms this quarter. The midcycle refresh adds new design elements give the Forte a more aggressive stance. The interior improvements include modern cabin features and an optional 10.25” inch widescreen navigation display. The compact boasts six standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and…

Top Five Car Chases in Film

October 19th, 2021 by
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We pick our top five car chases in film. What makes a great car scene? It’s a question we asked in anticipation of the latest James Bond movie, No Time to Die. We’re big fans of Bond cars. In fact, we wrote about our Favorite Bond Cars when Spectre debuted in 2015. Car chases are…

Cars on Kiawah

October 14th, 2021 by
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Our pick for weekend fun is the 5th Annual Cars on Kiawah Car Show. Held at Ocean Park on Kiawah Island, on Saturday, October 16 from 8 am to 5 pm. The show will feature 250 cars from the early 1900s to the present. Visitors can expect to see supercars to classic muscle cars and…

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Chrysler Pacifica

October 12th, 2021 by
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Since its release in February of this year, the 2022 Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) has challenged perceptions of what a minivan can be.  How does the Carnival stack up against the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, a segment favorite since 2017? The Carnival is a clear favorite with a lower starting price, more standard features, better warranty, and…

2021 Kia Protection Plans

October 6th, 2021 by
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Kia Country offers a variety of Kia Protection Plans powered by JM&A Group, leading finance, and insurance company with nearly 17 million contracts in force at over 3800 dealerships nationwide. The cost of car ownership includes service and maintenance, as well as, unexpected expenses. Dings and dents, road hazards tire damage, and more result in inconvenience, expense…

2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

October 5th, 2021 by
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Introducing the 2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). The Sorento PHEV offers the best of both worlds with the most powerful turbocharged hybrid powertrain in its class, ample seating and cargo space, standard all-wheel drive, and the longest EPA-estimated all-electric range of any 3-row SUV. With a starting MSRP of $44,490, the Sorento PHEV boasts a…

Kia National Dealer Meeting

September 28th, 2021 by
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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…

Get Pre-Approved for Car Loan

September 22nd, 2021 by
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Ask Zola Should I get pre-approved for a car loan? There are advantages to getting pre-approved. It will help you establish a realistic budget with a monthly payment that you can afford before you visit the dealership. It also allows you to see the total cost of the vehicle with interest so you know exactly…

Automotive Parts Shortage Impact

September 16th, 2021 by
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The automotive parts shortage impact on Kia Country of Charleston’s service and maintenance cuts deep.  Service & Parts Director, Mitch Jones said, “I’ve never seen anything like it in 30+ years in this business.” The shortages started about six months into the pandemic and have affected both foreign and domestic parts. It has affected everything…

Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles

September 9th, 2021 by

If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle you need to beware of flood-damaged vehicles. New vehicle shortages have increased used car demand. Kia Country does not sell flood-damaged vehicles. Our Kia Trained and Certified technicians know how to spot flood damage and/or a coverup and all vehicles that are traded in go through…

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