A Day in the Life of the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Fleet, Videos on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 2:31 PM

The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is the perfect companion for any adventure, whether it’s camping in the mountains or a weekend in the big city you’ve been dreaming about. Watch as Niro owner Nick takes you through a day in his life, perfectly showcasing this eco-conscious vehicle’s ability to keep up with even the busiest lifestyle.

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Stinger Engine a Top Ten Pick

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Awards, News on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 6:40 PM
2018 Kia Stinger Engine closeup

With its first model year’s vehicles finally on the road, the 2018 Kia Stinger is making a name for itself. The company’s first sports sedan has a lot going for it. Even though the Stinger is quite a bit different from the typical Kia, it still feels at home in the Kia fleet. The Stinger Engine in particular has received ample praise regarding performance and design. The Stinger’s strong performance is rooted in the twin-turbo V6.

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Kia Appoints Head of India Operations

By Elissa Arms | Posted in News, People on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 8:37 PM
Kia Emblems displayed in factory setting

Kia, like all automakers, is constantly updating and expanding its business. This expansion, and growing of the company, often involves expanding into new markets. Kia is currently lining up an expansion into India. The company currently does not have a manufacturing facility in India. However, Kia is on its way to remedying this.

In order for the company to successful establish a presence in India, they needed to appoint a leader with experience and drive. That’s why the company recently named Kookhyun Shim as the Managing Director and CEO of the Kia’s India operations.

Shim is certainly not a stranger to running automotive manufacturing products. He has over 30 years of experience in the field, and having held high-ranking positions in the company before, he is highly qualified for the job. One such responsibility he had was running Kia’s production in Slovakia.

Shim’s prior experience will be invaluable as the company invests in the South Asian . The country is one of the biggest auto markets in the world, so a successful, long-lasting relationship is imperative. Kia has decided to invest heavily in the country, with the final sum rising well over $1 billion.

In a quote from Business Standard, Kia Motors Corporation President Han-Woo Park said, “We recognize India as a major market with huge potential for our world-class cars. We are confident that Shim’s leadership will provide the direction we need to grow our presence in what is one of the world’s biggest new car markets.”

While the manufacturing facility in India is not yet complete, it is set to be highly successful under the watchful eye of its new Managing Director and CEO.

Kia Stinger a Car of the Year Finalist

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Awards, Fleet, News on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 8:44 PM
2018 Kia Stinger named Car of the Year Finalist

When you think of what would make a Car of the Year, do you picture a Kia? Even if you haven’t driven their vehicles, you’ve likely heard a lot about them. If you’ve seen the company’s commercials, you are familiar with the Kia hamsters. These critters are fun, exciting, and stylish; just like Kia’s vehicles. This is the image that Kia has gone with for years. However, their newest addition may change this.

A Sporty New Direction

While definitely still a Kia vehicle, the Kia Stinger looks quite a bit different from its companions in the Kia fleet. This is apparent at a first glance. While the Stinger retains significant Kia design elements, it is first and foremost a sports sedan. This is relatively uncharted territory for Kia. However, the company seems to be navigating the different field quite well, and response to the Stinger’s design has been positive.

Car of the Year?

This divergent vehicle has also gained Kia its first ever finalist position for the North American Car of the Year award. The announcement came at the end of November, when it was revealed that the Kia Stinger has a good chance of winning the 2018 North American Car of the Year award.

This has been a dream for the company for quite some time. In the 23 years that the award has been given, the company has never had a vehicle reach the final three. The Stinger started as a concept vehicle years ago, and now here it is reaching prominent spotlight. It remains to be seen if the vehicle will take home the top award; regardless, this an accomplishment for both Kia and the Stinger. In any case, the Kia Stinger is sure to introduce the brand to an all new audience that will soon see the automaker in a whole new light. 

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Kia Stinger a Finalist

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Fleet, News on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 1:33 AM

What do you know about Kia? Even if you haven’t driven their vehicles, you’ve likely heard a lot about them. If you’ve seen the company’s commercials, you are familiar with the Kia hamsters. These critters are fun, exciting, and stylish; just like Kia’s vehicles. This is the image that Kia has gone with for years. However, their newest addition may change this.

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Julian Smith Composes With a Kia Rio

By Elissa Arms | Posted in People, Social on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Julian Smith, celebrated director and composer, has just used a new 2018 Kia Rio to compose a thrilling new song. The Rio wasn’t just the set piece of the accompanying video; the vehicle was used as the instrument itself.

Check out the video where you can witness the heart-pounding beat of Smith’s composition. This small car really can do big things. Click here to check out our selection!

A New Kia Plug-In

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Fleet on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 8:18 PM
2018 Kia Niro Plug in

It seems that, the longer time goes on, the wider variety of vehicles that Kia produces. No matter what your preferences or interests in a vehicle are, Kia likely has the vehicle for you. Where the company had gaps, they are now filling them. Previously, you wouldn’t have been able to purchase a sports car from Kia, but the new Kia Stinger resolves this issue.

Now you have another alternatively fueled option this year. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia released its all-new 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The Niro joins three other plug-in models in the Kia lineup. The Niro Plug-In is very similar to the Niro Hybrid, however, the plug-in model boasts an estimated 26 mile range on just its electricity.

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Soul and Sportage Are Top of the Class

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Awards, Fleet, News on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:58 PM
White Kia Soul and White Kia Sportage

What do you know about the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage? When you ask someone that question, they may talk about the affordable price, spacious interior, or easy handling that they both have. What they may not know is just how safe each of these vehicles are. Both the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage are very safe vehicles to drive. 

You don’t have to just take our word for it either. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, has awarded both the Soul and the Sportage its highest possible rating, the Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). This is a highly coveted ranking, and it is only awarded to those vehicles that excel in safety. This shows that the Soul and Sportage have much more to offer than their style and affordability.

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The Interesting Design of the Niro

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Fleet, Videos on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 4:56 PM

The Kia Niro has been the subject of many recent discussions. Since its release, the Niro has brought positive reviews, and many of these reviews are in regards to the Niro’s sleek and innovative design. In this video, you can check out 7 of the Niro’s greatest design elements.

The crossover is perfectly designed, combining traditional crossover implements with a hybrid twist. This gives drivers many more options when they are taking the Niro on the road. The Niro is also extremely fuel efficient, making a great buy for the conscious customer. To see the rest of what the Niro offers, check out the video!

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Racing Legend Tests All New Kia Stinger

By Elissa Arms | Posted in Fleet, News, People on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 9:50 PM

If you haven’t yet heard about the all new Kia Stinger, you should really check it out! The vehicle is a new direction for Kia, and is a true sports sedan. Though it may be a new direction for the company, it is certainly succeeding in all the right ways. The sedan drives exceptionally well, and has some significant power backing it up. Additionally, it has the thumbs-up from racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s for good reasons. Fittipaldi used to dominant the track, and he has won the Formula One World Championship and Indianapolis 500 twice each. So, it’s safe to say, Fittipaldi knows his vehicles. He knows quality when he sees it, especially when it comes to high performance.

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