Archive for November, 2015

An SUV for Everyone, 2016 Sorento Wins “International SUV of the Year”

Friday, November 20th, 2015
2016 Kia Sorento wins International SUV of the Year award

2016 Kia Sorento wins International SUV of the Year award

Is there any room left on the mantle? This has been a big year for the 2016 Kia Sorento and the awards just keep rolling in. Apparently, everyone has loved the vehicle’s stunning makeover as much as we did, because the 2016 Kia Sorento has won the International SUV of the Year award from Road and Travel Magazine (RTM). A lot went into the 2016 Sorento winning this award, but we think we have narrowed down the main reasons why this vehicle appeals to everyone. (more…)

Looks Like the 2016 Optima is Popular All Across the Globe

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
2016 Kia Optima wins International Car of the Year Award

2016 Kia Optima wins International Car of the Year Award

After its initial release, we figured it was a given that the 2016 Kia Optima was set to dominate the midsize sedan category here in the U.S. This was backed up when the vehicle was named KBB.com’s 2015 Best Buy for a midsize sedan. However, that award only dealt with how well the sedan was doing here, and we had very little idea how well the vehicle would do around the world. Until now, as the 2016 Kia Optima has won the 2016 International Car of the Year (ICOTY) Award, presented by Road & Travel Magazine (RTM). (more…)

Could a Fully Autonomous Kia be Coming in the Near Future?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Kia Autonomous Driving Vehicle

Kia Autonomous Driving Vehicle

Well it looks like the future could be coming to us much faster than anyone might have anticipated. While other companies, such as Google and Apple, have their autonomous cars testing out in Silicon Valley, it looks like Kia is gearing up to join the battle of driverless vehicles soon too! A Kia autonomous driving vehicle could be just a few years away, thanks to some newly released information from our favorite Korean car manufacturer. (more…)

Have a Holly, Jolly Kia Christmas

Monday, November 16th, 2015
2015 Kia Holidays On Us Sales Event High Point NC

2015 Kia Holidays On Us Sales Event High Point NC

‘Twas several weeks before Christmas, and all across the land, a Kia sales event was a launching, driver’s attention, it would demand. That is about as poetic as we will ever attempt to get here at Carolina Kia, but we hope it shows just how excited we are for the 2015 Kia Holidays On Us sales event here in High Point NC! You may know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donder and Blitzen, but do you know what a great deal you can on a new Kia during this sale? (more…)

What is the Best Midsize Buy for 2016?

Friday, November 13th, 2015
2016 Kia Optima named KBB Best Buy for 2016 for Midsize Car

2016 Kia Optima named KBB Best Buy for 2016 for Midsize Car

It seems like we have been talking nonstop about the 2016 Kia Optima ever since it was first announced, but with this car there is certainly quite a bit to discuss! And it looks like the discussion won’t be stopping anytime soon as the 2016 Kia Optima being named a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy for 2016 in the Midsize Car category! We have been saying all along that this vehicle was going to impress, and it looks like this is just the first of many awards the 2016 Optima could win in the coming months. (more…)

Looking for a Smaller Car? Try the Forte or Rio!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Kia Rio

2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Kia Rio

When it comes to cars that you just can’t help but enjoy when you are driving them, the 2016 Kia Forte and 2016 Kia Rio are near the top of the list. These cars just have a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face, with their sporty handling, outstanding fuel economy, and relaxing interiors. But unless you are planning on purchasing two new cars, (and trust us, we wouldn’t mind if you did) only one of these cars is right for you. Allow us to help you try and decide with the 2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Kia Rio comparison. (more…)

Find Out How to Best Enjoy the 2015 High Point Holiday Festival Parade

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
2015 High Point Holiday Festival Parade Parking

2015 High Point Holiday Festival Parade Parking

One of the coolest and most fun traditions here in our area is the High Point Festival Parade, which takes place this year on November 22nd at 3:00 pm. For those of you who do not know, this parade has taken place every year since 1925, which means it is now older than most of its spectators and participants! This year we are expecting another large turnout, which means that the 2015 High Point Holiday Festival Parade parking could be a nightmare, so here are some tips for making it a smooth and fun day! (more…)

2016 Optima Hybrid Comes with Great Fuel Economy and Outstanding Features

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Changes to the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Changes to the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

As Kia has already unveiled a number of 2016 vehicles that have gotten redesigns or makeovers, it only makes sense that some of the vehicles might not receive many, if any, changes. While the designers at Kia were focused on the all-new 2016 Kia Optima, it only makes sense that its hybrid counterpart has to sit back and wait another year. So while there aren’t any noticeable changes to the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid, this vehicle will once again be one of the top performing hybrid vehicles on the road! (more…)

Get Ready to Burn Some Calories Before Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
2015 Turkey Trot Races near High Point NC

2015 Turkey Trot Races near High Point NC

Now that Halloween has passed, the Holiday season is officially upon us. First up is Turkey Month, and while we are all craving to chow down on some delicious bird, there is still a month to pass before we can. So what are some good ways to pass the time? Well you could simply stare at the calendar and watch as the days slowly pass by, or you could take part in some of these exciting 2015 Turkey Trot races near High Point NC! (more…)

Kia Brings in the Sunshine with the A1A Optima at the 2015 SEMA Show

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Does the Kia Optima Come as a Convertible

Does the Kia Optima Come as a Convertible?

It is no secret that we here at Carolina Kia are big fans of the 2016 Kia Optima and its latest redesign. The more European feel and sharp design are awesome to see, and it looks like this Optima will continue the previous model’s trend of being a big hit with customers. However, that doesn’t mean some people don’t think the vehicle could use a few minor tweaks. At the 2015 SEMA Show, one group decided to change the answer the question “Does the Kia Optima come as a convertible?” with the custom designed A1A Kia Optima Concept Car. (more…)