2016 Kia Sedona wins “Must Test Drive” Award

Must Test DriveThe 2016 Kia Sedona minivan recently received a great honor from the folks at Autotrader, as it has been included among their “Must Test Drive” vehicles. That means the Sedona earns top-pick status with Autotrader as a vehicle that consumers must add to their test drive list.

The recognized vehicles are chosen based on a diverse set of criteria outlined by Autotrader’s editorial experts, who log thousands of miles test driving the latest cars, trucks and SUVS on the road each year.

To be selected for the Autotrader 2016 Must Test Drive accolade, consideration is only given to vehicles that car shoppers can buy at the time of the award announcement, are of the current or next model year, have a base price under $75,000 and offer a significant value for the asking price. Award winners must score no lower than a four on Autotrader’s five-point scale in a variety of categories:  exterior styling, interior quality, cargo capacity, included and available technology and ride quality.

Stop by Kia of North Grand Rapids for a test drive today, and find out what the hype is all about!


TrueCar Award Shows the Sorento Keeps its Value

TrueCar AwardA recent study by TrueCar is further proof that Kia vehicles retain their value quite well – to the point where the Sorento has been recognized as tops in its category. The company’s first-ever Pre-Owned Value Awards awarded Kia’s flagship SUV the first-place distinction in the midsize utility segment.

The Pre-Owned Value Awards recognize model-year 2014 vehicles across the various segments selling in 2016 that are expected to retain the highest percentage of their value over the course of the next three years.

Why not stop by Kia of North Grand Rapids today for a test drive? After all, the 2016 Kia Sorento’s extensive list of features, industry-leading warranty and world-class design, it makes for a compelling value – both in the long term and the short term!


Kia Motors America Partners with Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USATo help veterans transition from military service into civilian life, Kia Motors America is partnering with Hire Heroes USA. This is a non-profit organization that provides consistently effective and individualized career counseling services for veterans and their spouses.

As part of the partnership, Hire Heroes USA has been designated as the official charity of the 2016 LPGA Kia Classic professional golf tournament, which will be held March 24-27 in Carlsbad, California. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the charity.

Hire Heroes USA assists more than 300 veterans each week – in seven locations across the country. Its team of Veteran Transition Specialists helps veterans understand their transferable skills and learn job search techniques, and provides professional business resumes.

Kia of North Grand Rapids is pleased to be affiliated with a corporate entity that gives of its time and resources to worthwhile charitable organizations like Hire Heroes USA.


Something You May Not Know about the New 2016 Optima

New 2016 OptimaDid you know that the new 2016 Optima is manufactured right here in the United States? That’s right – in late 2015, the Kia manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia celebrated its fifth anniversary by beginning the production of the new Optima.

Located on 2,200 acres, the Georgia Kia plant has more than 3,000 employees – and that does not include the nearly 7,500 suppliers close by. The facility itself totals 2.2 million square feet. At full capacity, they can build nearly 400,000 vehicles per year.

There’s a lot to love about the American-made 2016 Kia Optima. Stop by Kia of North Grand Rapids today for a closer look!


Best February Ever for Kia Motors America

Best Februaury EverOn the heels of the best January ever, Kia Motors America this week announced – yep, you guessed it – the best February ever! This year’s February numbers were a 13-percent increase over the same time period in 2015. Better still, it marked Kia’s 10th consecutive monthly sales record.

February sales were paced by the Soul and Optima, with 11,842 and 9,630 units sold, respectively; followed by the Forte at 8,187 and the Sorento at 8,101.

There’s never been a better time than right now to buy a brand-new car at Kia of North Grand Rapids! Start your weekend off the right way … stop by and see us today.