Archive for March, 2018

When Will the 2019 Kia Optima Go on Sale Near Me?

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Driver side exterior view of a white 2019 Kia Optima

When Does the 2019 Kia Optima Go on Sale?

The sleek and stylish 2019 Kia Optima was revealed at the 2018 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, March 28th to many anxiously awaiting attendees.  The Optima is Kia’s best-selling midsize sedan and the 2019 model is even more appealing than ever before.  Minor changes to the exterior styling of the front grill and headlights create major changes in the new 2019 Kia Optima’s sporty yet sophisticated allure.  More Advanced Driver Assist Systems and improved UVO Infotainment make the interior of the 2018 Optima even more attractive than its exterior.  Find out when the 2019 Kia Optima will go on sale and all about its fancy new features right here. (more…)

What are the Difference Between the Trim Levels of the 2018 Kia Forte?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Forte

The 2018 Kia Forte is a stylish sedan that is available in three trim levels, the LX, S, and the EX.  The LX & S trim level get equipped with a 2.0L 16-Valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.  The 2018 Kia Forte EX gets equipped with a 2.0L 16-Valve I-4 engine that supplies it with 165 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.  Both of these engines can be paired with an available 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, and when the Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine pairs with the 6-Speed Automatic it averages an EPA estimated fuel economy of 29 MPG City & 37 MPG HWY.  When the 2.0L I-4 engine works with the 6-Speed Automatic it achieves EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 MPG in the city and 33 MPG while cruising the highway.  Find out all of the differences between the trim levels of the 2018 Kia Forte right here. (more…)

Get to Know the Exciting Specs & Features of the 2018 Kia Niro

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2018 Kia Niro

2018 Kia Niro Specs & Features

The first thing you notice about the 2018 Kia Niro is its bold and beautiful exterior appeal.  Sleek body lines and well-placed body contours provide the 2018 Kia Niro with an athletic and aerodynamic styling.  Even with the exterior allure of the 2018 Kia Niro its best attributes are under the hood and inside the cabin.  The 2018 Kia Niro gets loaded with a powerful yet efficient hybrid drivetrain as well as a comfortable and connected interior.  Take a closer look at all of the exciting specs and features of the 2018 Kia Niro right here. (more…)

When Will the 2019 Kia Stinger GT “Atlantica” Be Available?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Front exterior view of a blue 2019 Kia Stinger GT "Atlantica"

2019 Kia Stinger GT “Atlantica” Release Date

The introduction of the Kia Stinger has changed many preconceived notions of the Kia brand.  And Kia is capitalizing on the excitement the Kia Stinger has produced by making a limited production 2019 Kia Singer GT “Atlantica”.  Only 500 models will be made of the 2019 Stinger GT “Atlantica” and it will showcase its development on Germany’s Nurburgring race circuit and pay homage to its Korean roots as well.  The 2019 Kia Stinger GT “Atlantica” will feature exclusive Deep Chroma Blue Metallic Paint, Espresso Brown Nappa Leather, and unique Stinger Atlantica badging inside and out.  The 2019 Kia Stinger GT “Atlantica” will be rolling into dealerships in the summer of 2018. (more…)

2018 March Madness Opening Round Kia Bracket Matchups

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
2018 March Madness Kia Bracket Opening Round Matchups, text on an image of a basketball hoop from behind

Welcome to the 2018 Opening Round matchups of the Kia Bracket.  This is Carolina Kia’s version of March Madness where we put up our most popular Kia vehicles against their biggest rivals to see which vehicles are the best.  You will see some serious competition and fun along the road to the final four until our ultimate champion is crowned.  Have a look at our opening round bids and be sure to follow our Kia Brackets all the way to the end. (more…)