A Guide to Kia’s Hybrid Vehicle Lineup

2019 Kia Niro Hybrid at Kia of Lincoln.For 2019, Kia has a diverse lineup of hybrids available for those interested in something other than a traditional ride. Choose the Optima Hybrid, Optima Plug-in Hybrid, Niro, and the Niro Plug-In Hybrid for a new kind of driving experience.

Niro Hybrid

The Niro is a melding of a crossover and a hybrid that results in a vehicle that is versatile and practical. From its high-end styling to its impressive fuel economy, the Niro Hybrid is made for the driver who appreciates fine design and engineering while expecting a quality performance.

The Niro Hybrid is only available in front-wheel drive. It is powered by a 1.6-liter GDI engine and a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT), which provides a smooth drive with easy handling. For fuel economy, the Niro Hybrid has a combined EPA estimated rating of 50 miles per gallon (MPG) and a travel range of almost 600 miles.

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4 Awesome Brunch Spots Around Lincoln

Brunch places in Lincoln, NEDine at one of these Lincoln eateries and savor the flavor and innovative creativity of a variety of food selections ranging from traditional classic cuisine to restaurant specialties with a twist.

  1. Engine House Cafe

If you need to fuel up your internal “engine,” the brunch menu at the Engine House Cafe will top off your taste buds with fresh flavored favorites. Enjoy a lighter meal with a choice in assorted salads, chili, and soup of the day. For a more substantial meal, order an Engine House burger grilled to order and served with fresh fries, hash browns, or coleslaw or a Nebraska Classic Reuben or Philly steak sandwich. Entrees aim to satisfy the appetite with favorites such as rib-eye steak, chicken-fried steak, or fried chicken.

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What The 2019 Redesign of the Kia Forte Means for Customers

2019 Kia Forte in Lincoln, NEThe Kia Forte is a compact car that has long been a leader in its class. If you think you know everything there is to know about the Forte, think again, because this popular model has been completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. While the Forte has always been a great choice for consumers looking for a dependable and exciting car, the refreshed version of this vehicle provides even more benefits that you might find irresistible. Find out what the 2019 Kia Forte redesign means for customers and learn why you should drive this top-notch automobile.

New, Sportier Exterior

One of the first things that you’re likely to notice about the latest version of the Forte is that the exterior of this model provides a brand-new look that’s one of the sportiest in the compact class. The latest Forte bases its design on the Kia Stinger, a sleek sports car with which you may be familiar. Thanks to the Stinger’s inspiration, the new Forte provides a bold, sharp exterior that consumers everywhere are going to love.

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Four Winter Drives to Take around Ohama, NE

Place to take a winter drive around Omaha, NEThere’s nothing like getting in your Kia Sedona, Sorento, Sportage, Forte, or Rio and experiencing any of the beautiful scenic drives near Omaha, NE, from serene parks to stunning rock formations and landscapes. And if there’s one thing that’s true about a Kia vehicle, it’s that regardless of the style or model, it’s just a fun driving experience. These vehicles are known for their personality and easy, comfortable ride. Drivers who appreciate the brand love nothing more than getting out and just taking a drive on a quiet afternoon.

Nebraska has some of the most breathtaking sights in the country, and taking your Kia out to experience them can be an unforgettable time. Let’s explore some of the most scenic drives near Omaha, Neb., for you to take this winter and get the most out of your new Kia car, truck, or sports utility vehicle.

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Three Best 2018 Kia Sedona Trims for Families

2018 Kia Sedona in Lincoln, NEThe Kia Sedona is one of the top family minivans on the market today, and it offers a variety of features that you and your children will love. To make sure that your family always has a great time on a road trip, it’s important to choose a Sedona trim level that includes the equipment that fits your lifestyle. Here are a few of the best 2018 Kia Sedona trim levels for families that you should check out if you’re interested in purchasing this quality minivan.

  1. LX Trim

For many families, the ideal Kia Sedona trim level is the LX. This trim offers a great combination of comfort and utility and is a great choice for families that frequently take long drives. If you have small children, you’ll appreciate the fabric seats with YES Essentials Fabric Treatment that resists dirt and stains.

This trim level also offers versatile seating that your family will appreciate. The second row features Slide-n-Stow capability, making it easy to open up storage space whenever you need, and it also provides seating for up to three passengers. Thanks to an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, you’ll be able to stay comfortable when you’re driving your kids around town.

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4 Family Theaters to Visit This Winter around Lincoln, NE

Theaters to visit in Lincoln, NEThere are few better ways to spend time as a family than to take in a show at a local theater. Live entertainment such as musicals, plays, and concerts at one of these venues allows you to bond in an entirely different way than a movie does. Plus, it can help you broaden your kids’ horizons by introducing them to a world of art and culture that they never before realized existed.

Fortunately, the town of Lincoln, Nebraska, has some of the very best theaters and venues around, and this winter, you can consider taking your family to check out one of the exciting shows in the region. Learn a little about three of the very best family theaters near Lincoln, Nebraska, and take a show in with the family to soothe the winter doldrums this year!

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The Latest Smart Features of the 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sportage at Kia of LincolnThe 2019 Kia Sportage features awe-inspiring state-of-the-art technology as standard equipment. Innovations for the ultimate in convenience, entertainment, and driver assistance turn driving the Sportage into pure pleasure.


For your convenience, the Sportage LX has illuminated remote keyless entry. The EX adds windshield wiper de-icer for those cold morning starts, and remotely activated approach lights with door handle pockets that light up for easy access in the dark.

If your hands are full, the available hands-free liftgate gives you easy access to the rear cargo area. The push-button ignition will get you started without fumbling for your keys and, once you’re on the road, the available paddle gear shifters give you fingertip control of the transmission. The steering wheel has cruise and audio controls as well as buttons for hands-free calling.

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Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 5 Interior Décor Stores to Check Out

Holiday decor shopping in Lincoln, NEIn the winter you tend to spend more time indoors, and that’s when you might become aware that it’s time to change your home’s décor, and perhaps update your furniture. If you’re not sure what style you’re looking for, you can browse the major furniture retailers for ideas. But, in Lincoln, Nebraska, you can also find some smaller stores offering unique items for a more individual style. Here are five local stores for interior décor ideas.

  1. Plum Creek Gifts

Often called “Lincoln’s best-kept secret,” Plum Creek Gifts on North 48th Street is a friendly, family run store which has been established for over 10 years. The store has 14 differently themed rooms featuring old and traditional pine furniture, antiques, rugs, unique handmade items from local artists, and many more home décor ideas. There are items for every room in the house but, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, they will do their best to find it for you.

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All You Need to Know About the 2019 Kia Rio Trims

2019 Kia Rio in Lincoln, NEThe 2019 Kia Rio subcompact sedan has sophisticated style enhanced by its longer, sleeker, and more aerodynamic profile and wider stance. The Rio provides you with the perfect balance of quality and affordability. Currently available in two trim levels, LX and S, this small car leaves a big impression.


The Rio is equipped with a lively 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine producing 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. You’ll be rewarded with 28 mpg around the city, and an impressive 37 mpg for highway driving.

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5 Christmas Shows to Check Out This Season Around Lincoln, NE

Christmas shows in Lincoln, NECelebrate the Christmas season this year with some great shows coming to the Lincoln area. Families have plenty of options among plays, concerts, and comedy. And there’s no better way to get the holiday spirit than hearing some classic Christmas songs.

Here are some of the events coming to the stage. Book your tickets before they sell out!

Nutcracker Ballet

The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company and the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra are putting on one of the most entertaining classic Christmas shows this year. The Nutcracker Ballet has been a staple show during the holidays for decades. This year, almost 200 dance students from southeastern Nebraska will be bringing this Christmas story to the stage.

They have a 7:00 p.m. performance on Friday, December 7 as well as at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on December 8. The show will be held at the main stage at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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