Kia CPO programs repeats as entry on Autotrader ‘Best of’ list

By Product Expert | Posted in Financing, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 2:29 PM
A photo of a certified pre-owned 2015 Kia Optima on the road.

Does Kia have the best certified used vehicle program?

It’s all but impossible to make it through your favorite primetime TV show without seeing about a million car commercials. Every automaker on the planet is working very hard to get a potential buyer’s attention. Believe it or not, that competition actually gets more intense on the secondary, or pre-owned marketplace. In a previous Kia of Mankato Blog post, we profiled a way for potential customers to find the best deals on used cars. Now we can answer the question, ‘Does Kia have the best certified used vehicle program,’ with a resounding, yes. The Kia Certified Pre-Owned has been named as one of the 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO programs by Autotrader for the second consecutive year. Let’s take a look at why this is a big deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia of Mankato shares a new look at the limited-edition Stinger GTS

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger, Shareable on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 9:10 AM
A photo of the Stinger and GTS badges used on the 2020 Kia Stinger GTS.

New Kia Stinger GTS Photos and Videos

The lineup of new vehicles at the Kia of Mankato showroom each have something to offer buyers looking for affordable, well-equipped, capable and efficient options. But one, the Kia Stinger fastback sport sedan, really stands out from the rest of the pack. Its sleek lines, high-performing power plant and racing-inspired suspension is unlike anything else the automaker has ever produced. Back in April, the Kia of Mankato Blog introduced current and future customers to a new limited-edition version of the vehicle. As everyone gets ready for Memorial Day Weekend, our team of product experts came across a set of new Kia Stinger GTS photos and videos they thought there would be a fair amount of interest in the material. Take a look at what we’ve found. If you like what you see, contact Kia of Mankato to start the pre-ordering process for the Kia Stinger GTS before it’s available. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t let your summer be ruined by a completely avoidable tragedy

By Product Expert | Posted in Shareable, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 3:08 PM
A stock photo of young people hanging out the window of a car.

How hot does the inside of a car get?

Once we get through winter, Mankato and the surrounding area can be pretty pleasant – save for a few hot and humid days every summer. As we approach the warmest part of the year, our team of product experts at Kia of Mankato wants to give people a bit of a safety reminder. Have you ever wondered, ‘How hot does the inside of a car get?’ Well, suffice it to say that it can get very hot in a vehicle. In fact, the results can be downright deadly. On average nearly 40 children die nationwide every year due to being left in hot cars, trucks and SUVs. Let’s take a look at some information that can really drive this point home. Read the rest of this entry »

Find a vehicle at used prices with new benefits at Kia of Mankato

By Product Expert | Posted in Financing, Lease Deals on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 8:33 AM
A stock photo of cars lined up at a dealership.

What are the best used car deals in Mankato, MN?

Without question, Kia of Mankato has one of the most diverse and well-respected inventories of new vehicles in the area. But, the team of product experts working in the showroom wants to take a look at one of the most common questions they have to answer, ‘What are the best used car deals in Mankato, MN?’ At the top of that particular section of our offerings would be the Kia Certified Pre-Owned inventory. These vehicles represent the absolute best value for the money. Let’s take a look at why you should be asking about these hatchbacks, sedans, wagons and crossover SUVs during your next visit to the Kia of Mankato showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you ready for Mother’s Day? If not, Kia of Mankato has a few suggestions

By Product Expert | Posted in Holiday Events, Kia Niro, Kia Sportage, Kia Stinger on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Best Mother’s Day restaurants near Mankato, MN

In case you need a reminder, Mother’s Day 2019 is May 12. If you haven’t made reservations to take your mom out to eat, you’re quickly running out of time. The number of people working at Kia of Mankato who have been caught procrastinating to make plans for Mother’s Day is not zero. For those of us who are good kids, some of the more responsible members of our team came up with a list of the best Mother’s Day restaurants near Mankato, MN that you might not have thought to try. If you really want to cement your place as the favorite among your siblings, stop by the Kia of Mankato showroom to see how you can take your mom’s gift to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia HabaNiro concept vehicle gives a hot look at the future

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Technology on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 12:01 PM
A close up photo of the HabaNiro badge on the back of the Kia HabaNiro concept vehicle.

What is different about the Kia HabaNiro concept vehicle?

Fuel economy has been a primary focus for Kia since its first models arrived at American dealerships like Kia of Mankato. The next revolution in the global automotive industry will be eliminating the need for fossil fuels like gasoline. Kia is already looking to the future and gave its fans a glimpse at what is coming down the pike with its newest concept project. So, what is different about the Kia HabaNiro concept vehicle? Well, as its name suggests, the Kia HabaNiro will be a spicy, fully electrified vehicle that is reported to accommodate four passengers, offer a few hundred miles of range and all-wheel-drive. Let’s take a look at what the future might hold. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia launches new Stinger package at New York automotive expo

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 2:39 PM

What comes with the new Kia Stinger GTS?

The last two years have been nothing short of pulse-pounding for dealerships like Kia of Mankato. When the first Kia Stinger arrived at the showroom, everyone could tell that this was going to be a very special vehicle that was also going to be a game-changer for fans of the automaker. During its time at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Kia introduced a new higher-performance trim grade for its already high-performing fastback platform. So, what comes with the new Kia Stinger GTS? In addition to a more athletic silhouette, the Kia Stinger GTS will also eventually arrive at Kia of Mankato with the automaker’s Dynamic AWD technology. Let’s take a look at some of the features that buyers can expect to see when it goes on sale later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

New things can be scary, the 2020 Kia Telluride doesn’t have to be one of them

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride, Shareable on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 4:01 PM
A front-end photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride.

Do people like the 2020 Kia Telluride?

If it seems like the Kia of Mankato Blog currently hosts a lot of content about the all-new Kia Telluride, you’re not imagining it. Our manufacturing partner has really knocked it out of the park with its latest addition to the Kia crossover SUV family. We have been following its development for a while and Kia of Mankato product experts have really enjoyed taking the models we’ve had in the showroom out for brief test drives. However, we can still easily understand it if potential buyers are wondering, ‘Do people like the 2020 Kia Telluride?’ Early reviews from new owners have been positive. If you’ve found yourself on the fence about the three-row, V-6-powered crossover SUV, maybe these first-look and in-depth review videos will get you over the hump and into Kia of Mankato for a test drive. Read the rest of this entry »

New Kia technology will understand you better than you understand it

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Technology on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 1:11 PM
A close up photo of a new Kia concept SUV at the Seoul Motor Show.

What new technology is Kia working on?

Because of the impact Kia of Mankato has in our community as well as the level of personal service we provide to customers, it’s easy to forget that the automaker itself has a global presence in the automotive industry. The 2019 Seoul Motor Show is underway in Kia’s home country and the manufacturer is using its home court advantage to show off some very exciting concepts and future features. So, what new technology is Kia working on? In addition to a few new concept vehicles, the manufacturer is also pulling the curtain back a little further on its incredible R.E.A.D. technology that improves driver safety by taking a very different approach. Let’s take a look at some things that could be coming to the Kia of Mankato showroom in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

What Does the 2020 Kia Telluride Interior Look Like?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride, Shareable on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 12:12 PM
Screenshot of Official 2020 Kia Telluride Interior Video

Many of our loyal customers have been asking us, “What does the 2020 Kia Telluride interior look like?” We have an official Kia video with an in-depth look at it, so keep on reading and check it out! Read the rest of this entry »

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