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.

Kia’s Autonomous Concepts at SEMA

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Automakers from around the globe are hard at work creating the next generation of vehicles, many of which will feature some form of autonomous technology. Kia is getting the jump on the competition with its concepts. Kia’s autonomous concepts debuted at the 2016 SEMA aftermarket auto parts show, giving drivers a closer look at what to expect from the South Korean brand in the years to come.

Each concept vehicle boasted its own specific theme, much to the pleasure of attendees.

The Kia Niro hybrid came equipped with necessary items for a triathlete. The Kia Sedona boasted a School of Rock theme that put emphasis on music education. The Kia Sorento Gondola brought everything a skier needs. The Kia Soul First Class came designed for urban youth. The Kia Telluride luxury SUV concept rounded out the list.

That’s great and all, but how is it autonomous, you ask?

Well, Kia wasn’t aiming to show off its actual technology. Each of the vehicles gave some insight as to what passengers could do in an autonomous vehicle.

The Sedona, for example, looked like a rolling recording studio while the Sorento had treads rather than wheels and a bedliner-spray interior to protect from salt and water.

All in all, we here at Bob Sight Kia are happy to see Kia taking a different perspective on autonomous technology!

2017 Kia Niro Preview

The 2017 Kia Niro has been confirmed for release early in the year, and the crossover is bound to revolutionize the hybrid segment. The all-new Niro will boast a sleek style and advanced hybrid powertrain, effectively combining utility with efficiency. Those qualities and many more have set the new Kia Niro on track to become one of the hottest models on the market.

Upon release, the 2017 Kia Niro will be the first dedicated hybrid utility vehicle in the world. A premium interior meets a sleek, attractive exterior, and a sport-inspired handling comes standard in every model. In addition to a number of available innovative technologies and safety features, the Niro comes stocked with one of the most advanced hybrid powertrains in the world.

The Niro’s powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produce a combined 146 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. That engines comes mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Although it doesn’t have EPA certification just yet, Kia is predicting the 2017 Niro will earn up to 50 mpg combined.

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is set for release in early next year, so keep your eyes peeled. We here at Bob Sight KIA can’t wait for the arrival of the all-new 2017 Kia Niro!

2017 Kia Sorento Updates Include Apple Tech, Safety Systems, and More

2016 Kia SorentoThe Kia Sorento is easily one of the most popular sports utility vehicles on the road, making the release of the 2017 Kia Sorento one of the most exciting dates of the year. 2017 Kia Sorento updates include a long list of updates concerning technology, price, and more.

First of all, the Kia Sorento will be receiving serious technology upgrades in both the fields of entertainment and safety. While the model will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology, allowing you to sync your cell phone to your car, it will also get autonomous emergency braking as a standard feature.

Plus, the Kia Sorento has of course increased slightly in price, which is what happens to almost all vehicles that get tons of upgrades between model years. But you’d be surprised at just how little the 2017 Kia Sorento’s price has jumped. It is only $300 more than its predecessor, making it one of the most affordable SUVs.

Want to learn more about the upcoming 2017 Kia Sorento? Contact us or visit us anytime at Bob Sight Kia to get the inside scoop, or to check out enormous selection of current Kia vehicles. We’d love to take you out on a test drive!

Spotlight on Kia GT Concept Vehicles

Year after year, Kia has developed some of the most advanced vehicles in the automotive industry. People have come to expect a lot from the Kia brand when it comes to conceptual models, and Kia does not disappoint! Kia currently has a wide library of concept cars and crossovers, including the models that are a part of its GT series. Take a look at the Kia GT concept vehicles!

Kia Cross GT

Kia has one of the most diverse collections of crossovers in the industry. The Kia Cross GT is just the latest development in CUVs. With a nature-inspired interior and an all-electric range of 20 miles, the Cross GT isn’t just Kia’s most advanced concept model, but its most efficient one as well.

Kia GT4 Stinger

Kia GT4 Stinger

Kia GT4 Stinger

Meanwhile, if it’s speed you need, the Kia GT4 Stinger concept should be more than helpful! With a design that accents speed and 315 horsepower of performance, The GT4 Stinger is a new kind of sports vehicle from Kia.

Kia GT

Other brands claim to have the best muscle car in the industry. However, they are secretly worried that their supposed “best vehicles” won’t be able to match up with the space and power that the Kia GT performance vehicle provides.

Kia has a lot of great vehicles in development, but if you need a Kia vehicle right now, stop by Bob Sight Kia today!

Common Dashboard Warning Lights: What They Mean and What to Do

dashboard warning lightsThese days, your vehicle knows what’s up before even you do. Thankfully, dashboard technology offers us warning lights, letting us know that there is a problem. However, these signals can sometimes be confusing.

Here are a few of the most common dashboard warning lights. Be sure to respond to each one in a timely manner.

  • Oil change reminder – This convenient light lets you know when it’s time to change your oil; how convenient!
  • Check battery – Something may be up with your battery, so you should investigate as soon as possible.
  • Windshield wiper fluid – Your windshield wiper fluid is low; it’s time to get more before you run out.
  • Tire pressure – One or more of your tires’ pressure could be dangerously low.
  • Service soon – Sometimes, if your car has a problem that doesn’t have its own unique warning light, you’ll see this miscellaneous indicator.

For more driving tips and tricks, or to meet with our service department, contact us or visit us anytime at Bob Sight Kia.

Kia Scores Among Highest for Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2016 Kia Optima

2016 Kia Optima

Kia owners can’t get enough of their new cars, one of the reasons the brand recently won several awards for vehicle satisfaction. Ranking among the highest in the industry, the Soul, Optima, and Sedona each earned Vehicle Satisfaction Awards from the prestigious AutoPacific magazine.

According to Kia, the awards were given after AutoPacific had over 65,000 consumers take surveys on their favorite cars. The Soul, Sedona, and Optima all ranked highest in their segments, with consumers especially enjoying these models’ comfort, convenience, fuel economy, and performance.

AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards have become an industry benchmark for measuring how satisfied owners are with their new vehicle, and we are thrilled to see the incredibly high level of satisfaction our customers are experiencing with our vehicles,” said Orth Hedrick, VP of Kia Product Planning.  “The Soul, Optima and Sedona are all expertly crafted vehicles and represent just how far the Kia brand has come.”

So who did Kia beat? Overall, Kia scored fifth in the industry, beating out brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. The brand has also recently won awards such as the following: Highest Quality Brand, Most Popular Brand of 2016, Best Family Cars, and more. This demonstrates that if you truly want to be satisfied with your model, get a Kia.

2017 Kia Sportage’s Safety Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage

If you’re shopping for a new car, you want something that will keep you and your passengers safe. And, one of the easiest ways to make sure a car is working hard to protect its passengers is to check crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Recently, the 2017 Kia Sportage’s safety was put to the test and it earned a Top Safety Pick Plus designation from the IIHS.

“The Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a significant achievement,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA, in a statement.  “We are especially proud to have our all-new Sportage earn that TSP+ rating in light of IIHS’ new, more challenging standards, validating the efforts of our engineers and the priority we place on safety.”

In order to receive this rating, the 2017 Sportage had to earn the top “good” rating in all five crash tests, including the difficult small overlap front. It also earned a “superior” rating for its front crash prevention system. Some of these advanced safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Take the 2017 Kia Sportage out for a test drive today at Bob Sight Kia and you’ll feel confident driving wherever you need to with the Sportage’s tried and true safety standards.

Kia Partnership with Hire Heroes USA to Help Veterans Find Jobs

veteranKia is teaming up with the organization Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit that helps coach veterans on finding civilian jobs. Kia will donate $25,000 initially as well as supporting them in future initiatives and programs. One goal of the Kia partnership with Hire Heroes USA is to raise awareness for the organization so more veterans can use its services.

Hire Heroes USA has also been named the official partner of the LPGA Kia Classic as an extension of its partnership with Kia, and a portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the charity.

Hire Heroes USA helps veterans by helping them understand skills they have that can be used in the workplace and teaching them how to search for jobs and create resumes. Most coursework is completed online or over the phone, with seven spots around the country where Veteran Transition Specialists are based.

The organization says their research shows an average impact of over $12,000 for every veteran who uses the program.