Shopping for an Off-Road SUV? Consider a Kia

2019 Kia Sorento in Lincoln, NEIf you’re thinking about a new vehicle to head out on some off-road adventures, you don’t have to turn to the usual manufacturers. In fact, you might want to consider a Kia. The 2019 Kia Sorento took on the legendary Hell’s Revenge Trail in Moab, Utah, to prove it has the skills to stand up to even the most difficult off-road trails. Learn about some of the top features on the Sorento that make it an ideal option as an off-road SUV.

Excellent Power

You need power to take on those off-road trails, and the 2019 Kia Sorento delivers. The SUV comes standard with a 2.4-liter engine that generates 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. If you think your adventures will require even more power, consider the available 3.3-liter V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, if you want to bring along some extra toys, the V-6 engine gives you a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

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A Look Ahead to the All-Electric Niro EV

2019 Kia Niro EVThe Kia Niro EV has yet to be released in Europe and the States but is already garnering loads of attention since its unveiling at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show in South Korea. What’s in store for buyers looking to get their hands on this eco-friendly vehicle? How about a sporty and compact design, impeccable fuel efficiency, and high-end tech features! Here’s a look ahead at the Kia Niro EV as we anticipate its U.S. release later this year.

Design

Although the Kia Niro EV has a similar look to the standard Niro, it does get a few design tweaks to set it apart from its gas-powered counterpart. Its 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels rest comfortably under matte-accented wheel arches, while the tapered rear windows give off a look that’s both sleek and sporty. The front design for the Niro EV is even more stunning up close. The front fascia sports a tiger-nose grille with a concealed charging port, vibrant blue-green trim, and slim, arrowhead-shaped LED headlamps.

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What to Expect of the 2019 Kia Forte Sedan

Kia Forte wheelThe 2019 Kia Forte Sedan recently debuted at the North American International Auto Show. These are some of the exciting changes expected with the new version.

Design Elements Inspired by the Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is a sports sedan that was unlike anything else in the Kia lineup when it was first introduced. This helped expand the brand with options across the budget and luxury categories, with the Stinger featuring lots of power and sleek, aggressive styling.

The new Forte Sedan is building on this groundwork. It will feature a stylish design that’s more in line with the luxurious, fast Stinger than what we’ve seen with Kia’s older sedans.

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Five of the Best 2018 Technological Kia Features

White Kia RioVehicle technology has come a long way, and in 2018, drivers have lots to look forward to in terms of active and passive safety technologies when they get behind the wheel. This is especially true for the newest Kias, which come with updated UVO systems in addition to several other advanced technologies.

UVO Infotainment

UVO Infotainment is Kia’s in-dash system, which uses voice- and touch-activated controls. There are three different UVO systems in Kia vehicles:

  • eServices
  • Eco
  • Luxe

Each of these comes with certain features and services. Drivers can use the UVO system for voice-command navigation and emergency assistance, for example, and they can check diagnostic information and call for Roadside Assistance if needed. The newest iteration of this software also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. You can even download a UVO app on your phone for access to things like trip info, parking reminders, and remote engine start/stop control.

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