Kia Models Earn J.D. Power Awards

Kia Soul JD Power

 

Every year, J.D. Power releases its Initial Quality Study (IQS). With this year’s results, Kia came away with five segment awards—the most of any brand in the study. The Soul, Forte, Cadenza, Niro, and Sorento all drove away with the top award in their respective segments. Additionally, both the Optima and Sportage finished second in their classes.

Kia’s crossover lineup performed exceptionally well in this study. The Soul is the “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality, 3 Years in a Row,”1 while the Sorento was named “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality, 2 out of 3 Years in a Row”2. Even the all-new Niro hybrid was recognized as the “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality”3.

 

As for Kia’s sedans, the Forte and Cadenza both were placed at the top of their segments. The Forte was named the “Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality”4 and the full-size Cadenza was the “Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality”5.

In addition to these individual awards, the overall Kia brand performed very well in the study. Kia finished with a score of 72 problems per 100 vehicles, which is thelowest number of problems for the brand within the last 20 years.

If you would like to give any of these award-winning Kia models a try, stop by Bob Sight Kia for a test drive today.

1The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact multi-purpose vehicles in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

2The Kia Sorento received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among midsize SUVs in the J.D. Power 2015 and 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

3The Kia Niro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

4The Kia Forte received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact cars in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

5The Kia Cadenza received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among large cars in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

3 Upcoming 2018 Kia Models You Don’t Want to Miss

2018 Kia Stinger

We at Bob Sight Kia are convinced: 2018 will be the year of the Kia here in the US. Kia is rolling out several new or updated models for the 2018, including the 2018 Kia Stinger, 2018 Kia Rio, and the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid.

Upcoming 2018 Kia Models

The 2018 Kia Stinger mixes luxury with performance, giving you the choice between rear- and all-wheel design. The Stinger has been lauded for its stunning design, winning the EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence and Cars.com’s Best in Show title.

The 2018 Kia Rio will arrive at Bob Sight Kia this fall, completely redesigned. Kia promises more sportiness and sophistication all at once, with an aerodynamic profile and a well-appointed interior with options like combination leather and cloth seat trim. Tech is the name of the game, whether it’s available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for connected entertainment or advanced safety features like Hill-Start Assist Control.

Be a truly green driver in the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, blending the best parts of hybrid and electric vehicles across three different trims: LX, EX, and EX Premium.

Want more information on Kia’s 2017 and 2018 model lineups? Contact Bob Sight Kia today.

Fun Facts About the Intelligent Kia Niro Design

2017 Kia Niro Design

The 2017 Kia Niro is a redesigned crossover that’s built with efficiency in mind. A hybrid powertrain offers up to 50 mpg combined* and nearly 600 miles in range. It also has a sporty exterior that adds appeal and also serves a practical function, improving performance and aerodynamics. In fact, there are a number of fun facts about the Kia Niro design.

According to Kia, the hybrid Niro also comes with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with sport mode. Sport mode allows you to optimize shifting and make the steering firmer, while the dual-clutch is perfect for smooth shifting.

The Niro’s impressive gas mileage isn’t just due to the smart powertrain, as the Niro is also built with several lightweight materials. These include an aluminum-alloy hood and tailgate, as well as some composite materials in the interior. In fact, the Niro is the most fuel-efficient crossover on the market.

You can also find standard aerodynamic vents on the Niro. These vents help to create an “air curtain” that reduces the turbulence around the wheels and optimizes underbody flow. This helps to create a truly comfortable ride on the road while also reducing drag.

Other great features include a strategic battery replacement system and fold-flat seating, both of which are made with convenience in mind. At Bob Sight Kia, we couldn’t be more excited about the all-new Kia Niro.

 

*Based on Niro FE EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

What Makes the 2017 Kia Niro a Good Family Car

If you’re looking for a good family car, the 2017 Kia Niro has you covered. Not only is it an efficient hybrid, but it’s a spacious and comfortable crossover, too, with the space you need for a full family.

 

Record-Setting Fuel Economy

Hybrids make great family rides because they help drivers save big money on long road trips, and the Kia Niro is the best of the best. In fact, it set a Guinness World Record for least fuel consumption when driven across the US thanks to its 50 mpg combined rating* and 600-mile range.

 

Crossover Versatility & Space

Because it’s a crossover, the 2017 Niro beats out other hybrids like the Prius when it comes to interior space, while also being wider and longer than competing crossovers like the Honda HR-V.

 

Entertaining Connectivity

Wanna keep the kids entertained on the open road? Or, maybe you’d like to avoid backed up traffic while driving to your vacation destination? Kia’s UVO system allows you to stream music, access your favorite apps, and even tap into an integrated navigation system with ease.

 

Innovative Safety

The Kia Niro offers tons of driver alert and other safety systems to help you avoid collisions before they happen, like a Forward Collision Warning System and Blind-Spot Detection.

 

The 2017 Kia Niro is a good family car suited to the modern driver and their loved ones. Come to Bob Sight Kia and check it out today.

 

*All fuel economy numbers are based on EPA estimates and may vary.

Save on Your Next Service Visit By Leaving a Yelp Review

Leaving A Yelp Review In Independence, MO

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Leaving A Yelp Review

Everyone loves free money. What if we told you that at Bob Sight Kia, you can get your hands on a 10% off deal just by leaving a Yelp review? It’s a fast, easy way to help out our business by giving us feedback on how we can do better – or what we are already doing right! We at Bob Sight Kia would like to do our part in appreciating any and all feedback that comes our way by giving you money off your next vehicle service visit.

 How To

Leaving a Yelp review is easy. Just make a Yelp user account – it’s free! Once you’re in, search for the business you’re trying to review (that’s us) and the location. After you find our Yelp page, it’s as simple as hitting the button that says “Write a Review.” You just have to follow the steps to filling out the form that pops up, and you’re done! In order to get the 10% off deal, you have to check in, so make sure you bring your phone along with you.

 We Love Hearing From You!

Once you’ve cashed in on your 10% off deal after leaving a Yelp review, make sure to compliment your sales representative or service technician! We love hearing back from our customers at Bob Sight Kia.

Things to Do in Kansas City, Missouri

So you’ve just bought a Certified Pre-Owned Kia vehicle from Bob Sight Kia—or you’re planning to soon—and you want to know what to do with all the extra money you’re saving by not buying a brand new car. Now that you’ve got some extra cash to spare, here are some awesome things to do in the Kansas City area that will make your wallet and your heart a little lighter.

What better way to spend your money than on food? Kansas City offers a range of food tours exploring the city’s culinary world, going from neighborhood to neighborhood to experience its many unique eats. Plus, you get a tour of the city and its culture as well!

Before you go to dinner, though, spend a few hours at the incredible SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, which is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures and includes an Interactive Touch Pool experience. This is a great place to take your kids, and so is the Kansas City Zoo, where you can see over 1,300 species of animals.

For a more refined evening, take yourself out to the Starlight Theater, one of only three self-producing outdoor theaters left in the entire US. They put on plays and musicals as well as host concerts. There’s always something to do in Kansas City—check out this list for even more fun things to do!

2017 Kia Soul Turbo

2017 Kia Soul Turbo

The Kia Soul has made a name for itself as a major player in a segment where many have failed. The latest model continues to innovate and surprise enthusiasts, just as it has done year after year. This year, however, the new Kia Soul adds a powertrain designed to offer a more thrilling ride.

The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo brings a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. That’s a major increase of 40 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous model year.

While an increase in performance usually requires a tradeoff with decreased fuel economy, that isn’t the case in the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo. The new model boasts an EPA-estimated 26/31 mpg city/highway*.

Switching to the available sport mode adds quick, smooth shifting and stiffened steering. A flat-bottomed steering wheel offers easy maneuverability. Meanwhile, the open ergonomic cockpit offers a streamlined design that’s perfect for drivers on the move.

Drivers can opt for the available technology package to upgrade to a navigation system, low-beam projector lights, and a premium audio system. Additionally, if the airbags are deployed while a smartphone is connected via Bluetooth, the car will automatically place a call to emergency responders.

We here at Bob Sight Kia are happy to see the 2017 Soul Turbo making driving more fun!

 

*MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

Introducing the New Kia Stinger

New Kia Stinger

The New Kia Stinger

New Kia Stinger Dashboard

A look at the interior of the new Kia Stinger

This year’s North American International Auto Show proved to be an exciting time for both Kia and fans of sporty coupes. The Korean automaker introduced the all-new Kia Stinger, a handsome, four-door sedan coupe. What started as Kia’s GT concept car in 2011 was eventually developed into an affordable luxury car, as high-end as something like the Audi A7, but expected to be half the price.

 It’s no accident that the new Kia Stinger will see Audi as a direct competitor. Former Audi designer Peter Schreyer had a big say in how this coupe turned out to be. As such, the Stinger acts as Kia’s first movement toward offering affordable luxury vehicles.

 The Kia Stinger features a long wheelbase and a fastback silhouette, leaving plenty of room in its cabin for passengers to enjoy available amenities, like Nappa leather seats or ultramodern stereo systems. Its sporty, race-track inspired performance is backed up by two engine options. A 2.0-liter Twinturbo engine is available, as is a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which boasts 365 horsepower. The Kia Stinger will also be equipped with the latest safety technologies, like forward collision alert, so that drivers can find a balance between speed and security. With that in mind, the Kia Stinger promises to be a great solution for those looking for something to fit both family and personal needs.

New Kia Stinger

“The Kia Stinger features a long wheelbase and a fastback silhouette…”

 Source: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/detroit-auto-show/2017/01/08/naias-kia-gt/96260864/

Final Teaser for Kia’s New Sport Sedan

Before it gets officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a fourth and final teaser has been released for Kia’s new sport sedan.

In the first video, Kia showed off its performance with clips of the new sedan taking on the legendary Nürburgring track in Germany. We see a clip of the car reaching 277 km/h, which equals about 172 mph, and would make it the fastest Kia to date.

The second video shows the car going from 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds at the Namyang R&D Center test track in South Korea. And, in the third video we get glimpses of the car’s profile, its curves, headlight design, and an overall feel for the car, but not really any colors.

In the final video, we get to see the car in a stunning shade of red and see a few more angles than we did before, including a hood scoop, a peek at the interior, multiple exhaust tips, the turbocharged engine, and a glimpse at some of its technology.

We’ll learn all the details about Kia’s new sport sedan, including its name, at the show when it is revealed on January 8th. What features do you hope to see in this all-new sport sedan from Kia.

 

2017 Kia Niro sets Guinness World Record® for Efficiency

Kia Niro

 

Anticipation continues to mount for the all-new 2017 Kia Niro, the long-awaited Urban Crossover Hybrid Vehicle that deftly melds the functionality of a crossover with the efficiency of a hybrid electric vehicle. Those with range anxiety or fear of being squeezed at the pump will be pleased to know that the new Niro can already lay claim to owning a world record for fuel economy.

The 2017 Kia Nero received the Guinness World Record® for lowest fuel consumption, demonstrated by its coast-to-coast jaunt from Los Angeles City Hall to New York City Hall. Over the 3,715.4 miles, drivers Wayne Gerdes and Robert Winger required a mere 48.5 gallons of gas to reach their destination, or just a hair over four tanks. The Niro EX, unchanged in any way from the version that will be available to purchase from Bob Sight Kia, recorded an unbelievable estimated fuel economy rating of 76.6 mpg.

“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “We set out to build a vehicle that offers real-world utility, great looks, and fantastic mileage, and setting the Guinness World Record® title confirms our achievement.”

The 2017 Kia Niro will be available in five different trims: FE, LX, EX, Touring, and the limited Launch Edition. The FE was tested by the EPA to return 52 mpg highway/49 mpg city/50 mpg combined, the LX was tested at 51 mpg city/46 mpg highway/49 mpg overall, and the Touring was tested at 46 mpg city/40 mpg highway/43 mpg overall.

To learn more about the 2017 Niro, including when you can expect to see it here at our dealership, stop in to see us at Bob Sight Kia.