Kia expands its crossover SUV lineup with the 2021 Seltos

By Product Expert | Posted in Shareable on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 3:46 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos on the road.

What is the 2021 Kia Seltos?

As the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off this year, Kia made good on a rumor that started early this summer. If you’ve been looking around the internet for a new vehicle, you might have found yourself wondering, ‘What is the 2021 Kia Seltos?’ The automaker has developed a new entry-level crossover SUV platform that looks rugged and has the performance to match. Customers will be able to choose between two engine options that can also offer all-wheel-drive capability. It will still be a little while before the 2021 Seltos arrives at the Kia of Mankato showroom. In the meantime, take a look at these photos that will hopefully get you excited about the new vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia makes subtle changes to the 2020 Niro hybrid crossover SUV

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Niro on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 2:57 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Kia Niro on the road.

What’s new for the 2020 Kia Niro?

In the very short amount of time the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has been running, Kia has already dominated the headlines by introducing a new crossover SUV and being awarded its first SUV of the Year award. But what about the rest of the lineup? For instance, what’s new for the 2020 Kia Niro? While the automaker was occupying center stage, they took the opportunity to announce a few key changes to its subcompact hybrid crossover SUV platform. Since the Niro was only introduced a few years ago, there haven’t been any ostentatious changes made, but enough upgrades have been completed to keep buyers interested. Let’s take a look at what’s coming down the pike. Read the rest of this entry »

2020 Telluride delivers first SUV of the Year award to Kia

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride, Shareable on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 3:49 PM
A right profile photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride parked in the desert.

Is the 2020 Kia Telluride the best crossover SUV for sale?

Whenever a new vehicle platform gets added to a lineup, we can understand that potential customers are a little wary. However, if you’re wondering, ‘Is the 2020 Kia Telluride the best crossover SUV for sale,’ as of today, the product experts at Kia of Mankato can answer, yes. The 2020 Telluride has been named the MotorTrend 2020 SUV of the Year. This is the first time Kia has won this award and the honor recognizes the safety, efficiency and performance exhibited by the 2020 Telluride. None of the product experts working in the Kia of Mankato showroom were terribly surprised by this news, but we were still curious to see what pushed the new crossover SUV over the top in the minds of the MotorTrend editors. Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia of Mankato kicks off its Holiday vehicle incentives early

By Product Expert | Posted in Holiday Events, Kia Forte, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage, Kia Stinger on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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Kia Holiday Financing Deals near Mankato, MN

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving 2019 (Nov. 28) is only a few weeks away. For every person looking forward to eating too much and watching football, there are just as many looking forward to hitting the stores for Black Friday deals. Kia of Mankato understands both types of people. We might not be cooking dinner for everyone in the city, but we certainly can help people get a jump on their holiday shopping lists. If you’re reading this blog because you’re looking for Kia holiday financing deals near Mankato, MN, you’re in luck. Those deals are already underway, and the team of Kia of Mankato product experts has been excited to get this news out on the street. Take a look at this information. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re not excited about the 2020 Stinger GTS

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger, Shareable on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 10:30 AM
A photo of the 2020 Kia Stinger GTS doing a burnout.

First-look videos for the 2020 Kia Stinger GTS

The Kia Stinger has firmly cemented its place in its automotive industry. As the new model year starts to ramp up at Kia of Mankato, these first-look videos for the 2020 Kia Stinger GTS should really get customers’ hearts racing. The 2020 Stinger GTS introduces a limited-slip differential as well as selectable driving modes that will allow drivers to have precise control over the performance and handling of their sport sedan. On that note, the forthcoming ‘Drift’ mode will delivery 100 percent of the torque the engine produces to the rear wheels. Obviously, this is something that should only be done where it’s allowed. You also might want to have a tire vendor on speed dial. Take a look at these videos and let us know what you think. Read the rest of this entry »

Take a closer look at the 2020 Kia crossover SUV lineup

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage, Kia Telluride, Model Comparisons on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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Which 2020 Kia crossover SUVs have the most passenger and cargo space?

One of the most common themes connecting many Kia of Mankato posts is the overall strength of automakers lineup of crossover SUVs. Even with all of the information available online, it can still be difficult for potential customers to get their arms around which 2020 Kia crossover SUVs have the most passenger and cargo space. The team of product experts working at the Kia of Mankato showroom have put together this handy and easy-to-read guide to the automaker’s roster of crossover SUVs. Customers have options with varying levels of interior space that will be able to accommodate almost any need. Let’s take a look at what our team found. Read the rest of this entry »

Mankate leaf pick-up slated to start Oct. 28, are you ready?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local News, Shareable, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 2:59 PM
A stock photo of leaves on the ground during the fall.

When is curbside leaf pick up in Mankato, MN?

Fall has only officially been here for a few weeks. One of the things that are on many of our to-do lists is raking up leaves. If you’ve been wondering, ‘When is curb-side leaf pickup in Mankato, MN,’ Kia of Mankato has done some homework for you. The City of Mankato has set the annual leaf disposal effort to run from Oct. 28 through Nov. 22. However, this timeline could change based on any radical changes in the weather. Leaf vacuuming services could be suspended early if the leaves get picked up or if snow arrives needlessly sooner than normal. Let’s take a look at what our team of product experts has found. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia Soul adds to its trophy case with a new award for its available technology

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:18 AM
A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Kia Soul parked on the road.

How good is the stereo in the Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul ranks among the most popular platforms the automaker has ever produced for the American market. Its unique geometry and efficient powerplant deliver a lot of capability in a compact package. In later versions, Kia has been quick to update the technology available in its cutting-edge wagon/crossover SUV. So, how good is the stereo in the Kia Soul? According to a news release from J.D. Power and Associates, the Kia Soul has one of the best multimedia entertainment systems in the entire automotive industry. Let’s take a look at what the product-rating agency had to say about the Soul and its digital equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

What the 2019 Niro lacks in physical size, it more than makes up with range

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Niro, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 10:53 AM
The hybrid badge used on the 2019 Kia Niro.

What is the total range available for the 2019 Kia Niro?

The Kia Niro isn’t the only hybrid vehicle in the automaker’s lineup, but it might be its most fuel-efficient platform. Gas prices are always one of the top concerns for new vehicle buyers. When we have people in the Kia of Mankato showroom who are interested in cutting their monthly fuel costs, they are quick to ask, ‘What is the total range available for the 2019 Kia Niro?’ As is often the case with almost any automotive question, there isn’t really a straight answer. The total range of the Kia hybrid crossover SUV will depend on which trim grade a customer chooses to take home. Some of our product experts did a little research to help answer this important question. Let’s take a look at what they found. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you made plans for Halloween yet? Let Kia of Mankato help!

By Product Expert | Posted in Holiday Events, Local News on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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Halloween 2019 Trick-or-Treating Activities near Mankato, MN

If there is a more beautiful time of year than fall in our area, people would really have to bring a lot of evidence to change our minds. Of course, once the calendar reaches the autumn months, many people start turning their attention to their annual Halloween costumes. If you’re looking for Halloween 2019 trick-or-treating activities near Mankato, MN, a few of the Kia of Mankato product experts got together to come up with a preliminary list. In addition to the information we’ve been able to find at this point in the season, we’ve also dug up some safety reminders for those who will be escorting little ones to their yearly sugar rush. Read the rest of this entry »

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