Fun Facts About the Intelligent Kia Niro Design

Fun Facts About the Intelligent 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

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.

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

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.

 

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.