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KIA Motors America recently announced pricing plans for the all-new 2018 KIA Rio sedan and 5-door hatchback. Not expected to hit KIA retailers until early October, the subcompact duo will be available in three trim levels LX, S and EX.
- LX starts at $13,900 (sedan)/ $14,200(5-door)
- S starts at $16,100 (sedan)/ $16,400 (5-door)
- EX trim starts at $18,400 (sedan)/ $18,700 (5-door)
When many people think of the Kia name, they often think about the 2017 Kia Soul. Likely one of the most easily recognized vehicles on the road today, it’s not hard to imagine why. It’s hard to forget the commercials that put the Soul into the spotlight, mixing music and hamsters. In addition to clever marketing, the 2018 Kia Soul has remained popular primarily due to its performance, striking looks, and economical price.
The Kia Soul is a relatively young vehicle. Despite this, Kia has spent significant time making it an affordable and versatile car. Kia has allowed owners to customize their experience significantly. In keeping with this pattern, Kia has introduced the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo.
Summer may soon be over, but there’s still time for one last road trip! Road trips are once again becoming very popular among drivers in the United States, who want vacation experiences that are lest costly and more about making memories than visiting exotic locations.
Kia has long provided a wide variety of vehicles to choose from that are perfect a getaway. Whether you are looking for a daily driver, or something exciting to drive on the weekends, Kia has something in stock. The Kia Soul, Kia Sportage, Kia Sorento and Kia Niro in particular are great options for a road trip vehicle.
Many people want to take road trips, but cave in and abandon the idea at the last second. A lot of this hesitation stems from the fact that road trips cost money. Depending on the trip, it can be quite costly. However, there are a few tricks to help save you some cash, while still having a great experience.
Just because you want to travel and see the sites doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to pay for gas. In fact, there are several amazing destinations that you can reach from Hamburg on just a single tank of gas. For instance, you can drive to New York City, Rehoboth Beach, or the Poconos all on one tank of gas. You can have some amazing experiences relatively “close” to home, while still getting to travel.
Split the Cost with Road Trip Companions
While travelling on your own can be exhilarating, it is often a good idea to travel with at least one other person. While it is not only safer to travel together, you’ll end up saving some money. Imagine cutting the price of gas and lodging in half. Plus, you can have some great company!
Look for Low-End Lodging
If you are taking a road trip, likely one of the biggest costs is lodging. A great way to make a road trip affordable is to cut down on the price of your room. Hostels are a great, affordable option, and are often quaint and cozy. If the route permits it, you could even consider camping in a tent.
Taking a road trip can be one of the most rewarding experiences out there. Don’t let unnecessary costs keep you from enjoying the open road.
As it continues its path of forward progress, Kia has announced some new tech upgrades that will improve user interface and customer satisfaction. These new tech implements come in the form of Niro Skill and a hands-free voice recognition system. Niro Skill allows customers to learn more about the new Kia Niro while using Amazon’s Alexa. The hands-free voice recognition system is currently in development.
The voice recognition software is not a product solely from Kia’s production team. Rather, the Korean tech firm Kakao has teamed up with Hyundai and Kia to develop the system. Kakao has taken the helm in the project, leading the way into developing a hands free system for Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Kia and Hyundai have been integral to the process, however aiding in the development. The AI tech that will be installed into the vehicles is from Kakao, dubbed ‘Kakao I’.
Customers will have to wait a while until the ‘Kakao I’ becomes available. The companies will begin the integration process in a few select vehicles; it is not clear when this product will be widespread. However, Niro Skill has already hit the market. The goal of Niro Skill is to allow those interested in the new crossover learn about the vehicle.
Users are able to ask Amazon Alexa virtually anything about the Niro, and she will give them precise answers. Users can find out specs about the vehicle, as well as check availability at local dealers. You will even be able to schedule a test drive of the new crossover by using Alexa. Due to the success and ease of using Alexa, Kia, like many other manufacturers, may continue integrating the technology even further into their lineup.
Kia has had a fairly eventful summer, as they have officially debuted two new vehicles that will be added to their fleet this fall. The two vehicles are very different from each other, but they each satisfy a need in the Kia lineup. These vehicles are the 2018 Kia Stonic, and the 2018 Kia Stinger.
Kia has welcomed a new Soul to the world, but this 2017 Kia Soul is different; it’s a turbo. This vehicle is built for speed, and runs on an impressive 201 horsepower. It’s a perfect match for the individual thinker who is looking for a little extra boost.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Kia Optima a leader in safety. The IIHS designated the 2017 KIA Optima as a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+).
The 2017 KIA Soul has been selected as one of the top ten coolest cars under $18,000 by Kelly Blue Book. Despite the honor that this selection means, it is not new to the KIA Soul. The Soul has been selected six times in a row for this list.
This April the 2017 Kia Cadenza was recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing and preventing the injuries that result from automobile accidents.
Kia is known for value and efficiency, so it’s no surprise that four vehicles from the South Korean manufacturer have made a Kelley Blue Book Editor’s List of “Eco-Friendly” auto options.
KBB.com concludes the Kia models are “Stellar on Fuel Economy at Affordable Prices” meaning they provide high quality performance at a surprisingly reasonable price point. Read on to find out what made the list and why.