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2021 Kia Soul EV boldly steps out with flashy looks and stylish interior

Thursday, April 9th, 2020
2021 Kia Soul EV exterior driver side profile

2021 Kia Soul EV exterior and interior photos

The Kia Soul steps boldly into 2021 with its flashy looks and stylish interior. Here are some interior and exterior photos you might want to check out in this upcoming model. Take a look!

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Kia expands its crossover SUV lineup with the 2021 Seltos

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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. (more…)

2020 Telluride delivers first SUV of the Year award to Kia

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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. (more…)

If you’re not excited about the 2020 Stinger GTS

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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. (more…)

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

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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. (more…)

If you’ll be sharing your new car with a new driver, these are the models to consider

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Best Kia Vehicles for New Drivers in 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has started for most people in our area or will be starting very soon. If you have older students at or near driving age, you’re probably looking for vehicle options. Thankfully, U.S. News & World Report has picked the best Kia vehicles for new drivers in 2019 as the Forte compact sedan and Soul compact crossover SUV/wagon. For those who might be new to buying cars, U.S. News & World Report is one of the most respected consumer advocacy publications. The magazine tested several vehicles in areas like reliability scores, safety scores and the availability of advanced crash avoidance systems. Both Kia vehicles ranked among the best of the group with a price range between $25,000 and $30,000. (more…)

The GT badge more than just a slick piece of marketing for Kia vehicles

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
A close-up photo of the GT badge used by the Kia Forte.

What does GT mean for Kia vehicles?

Kia has built its reputation on vehicles that are efficient and affordable. Those elements are still very much on display with the inventory available at showrooms, like the one hosted by Kia of Mankato. However, the automaker is shifting its narrative a bit – especially with a couple of its sedans. If you pay as close attention to what the automaker has been producing, you may have noticed that there are a couple of models wearing a ‘GT’ badge. So, what does GT mean for Kia vehicles? Lots of automakers have slapped a GT label on their cars with little meaningful change to go with it. A few members of the Kia of Mankato product expert team did a little looking around for answers and this is what they found. (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…)

The 2020 Soul has arrived to Kia of Mankato! Schedule a test drive today

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
A photo of the three 2020 Kia Soul models line abreast on the road.

Is the 2020 Kia Soul available near Mankato, MN?

The Kia Soul has been the most recognizable model in the automaker’s lineup for a while now. As news and updates have leaked out about the latest version, people have been calling the Kia of Mankato showroom asking, ‘Is the 2020 Kia Soul available near Mankato, MN?’ As of a day or two ago, we can finally answer, yes, to that question. The 2020 Soul has arrived with a full suite of available active safety systems that are designed to help keep drivers out of potentially dangerous situations. Kia engineers have also made a 201-horsepower engine available on the upper trim grades. Additionally, the 2020 Kia Soul also comes to town with one of the most adaptable interiors in its class. When properly configured, it will have more than 62 cubic-feet available to work with. Please enjoy the photos below before you call a Kia of Mankato product expert to schedule a test drive today. (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…)

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