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.

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.