Archive for the ‘Kia Technology’ Category

Start your car with the push of a button

Monday, January 13th, 2020
2020 Kia Sportage exterior front fascia driver side on dirt forest road

Does the 2020 Kia Sportage have a keyless start/entry?

Start your car with the push of a button! Depending on which trim you get you can potentially see this sought-after feature on the 2020 Kia Sportage. Does this SUV have everything you want? Let’s find out!


Is the 2021 Kia Seltos any good in snow?

Thursday, December 19th, 2019
2021 Kia Seltos exterior driver side going uphill on dirt road

With the available All-Wheel Drive with Lock Mode and the various safety and comfort features to help you as you drive, the 2021 Kia Seltos is a solid option for all those who need to drive in snow.


Even if you’re not ready for another winter, the 2020 Telluride certainly is

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
A photo of the driving mode selector in the 2020 Kia Telluride.

How does the 2020 Kia Telluride handle in snow?

The all-new Kia Telluride is one of the most impressive crossover SUVs in one of the most competitive segments of the automotive industry. Not only is it well-equipped, spacious and very capable, but it also is more than ready to handle a Minnesota winter. Our team of product experts has been getting a lot of calls, emails and texts from potential buyers asking, ‘How does the 2020 Kia Telluride handle in snow?’ This is a very valid question to ask, considering where we live. Kia engineers have made the 2020 Telluride available with all-wheel-drive on all trim grades as well as with environmental controls that will make getting into a freezing cold vehicle on a freezing cold day concern of the past. Let’s take a look at why the 2020 Kia Telluride is the perfect winter vehicle. (more…)

Minnesota takes distracted driving very seriously, so should you

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
A stock photo of a man using a phone while driving.

Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Minnesota?

In our daily lives, we use our phones for everything from actual phone calls to keeping track of daily schedules. These devices have become so ubiquitous that we don’t think twice about picking them up wherever we are. This becomes a problem when people get behind the wheel of a vehicle. So, is it illegal to text-and-drive in Minnesota? In short, yes, it is. This seems like a pretty straightforward law and one that should be easy to follow. And it is. However, when people are learning about all of the connectivity technology available in new Kia vehicles, there are still a few important questions they need to be answered. Our team of product experts thought it would be helpful to make this information as available as possible. (more…)

Kia of Mankato offers look at some other UVO features and capabilities

Monday, July 29th, 2019
A photo of the dashboard used by the 2019 Kia Optima.

What else can the Kia UVO infotainment system do?

Kia has really jumped into the deep end of the pool when it comes to providing its customers with the latest available connectivity options. This kind of capability continuously changes to the point where it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that is available. In fact, we hear the question, ‘What else can the Kia UVO infotainment system do,’ that a group of Kia of Mankato product experts dug up these recent videos to give potential buyers another look at some features they may have previously overlooked. If your current vehicle isn’t equipped with this kind of technological capability and you’d like to change that, make an appointment with a Kia of Mankato product expert today. We’re happy to walk you through anything you need to know. (more…)

Kia HabaNiro concept vehicle gives a hot look at the future

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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. (more…)

New Kia technology will understand you better than you understand it

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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. (more…)

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