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.

New Kia Driverless Car Performs Test Run in Nevada

2016 KIA Soul EV

2016 KIA Soul EV

Kia recently began testing driverless car technology, making it one of the first brands to invest in this exciting new take on mobility. Testing began in Nevada in a brightly-marked Kia Soul EV just after the state gave the automaker the green light for testing. This could be a sign that we may see driverless cars on the road in the near future.

According to the NY Daily News, the Kia driverless car was a $2 billion investment, with a focus on autonomous vehicle technology and researching. The brand is hoping to develop its Advanced Driver Assistance System by 2018. Though Kia had some difficulty getting state approval beforehand, largely due to safety concerns, Nevada gave the go-ahead late last year.

“Nevada’s less stringent regulations and willingness to accommodate businesses has helped it become an attractive place to test those technologies,” said Fortune Magazine’s Kirsten Korosec. “In 2011, Nevada became the first state to pass legislation to let companies operate autonomous vehicles on public roads, largely due to Google’s lobbying efforts there. It’s now one of just four states, plus Washington DC, that has laws regulating autonomous vehicle operations.”

Kia’s long-term goal is to have partially autonomous cars road-ready by 2020 and fully-autonomous cars by 2030. Although there is no word yet what the cars will look like or what the specs will be, the Kia Soul EV is doing just fine navigating courses and steering just like every other car on the road. Once the red tape clears, autonomous vehicles will be the future of mobility.