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Kia EV6 Receives Straight As on’s 2023 Car Seat Fit Report Card

September 18th, 2023 by
New Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 is a sales hit and a car buyer’s dream electric vehicle. With August sales up 33% compared to the same month in 2022, people are loving the looks, performance, comfort, and usability of the well-thought-out EV from Kia.  How Vehicles Are Scored And the great news doesn’t just stop with strong sales,…

Kia Investing $200 Million in Georgia Plant To Build EV9

August 15th, 2023 by

Kia of Mankato is pleased to announce that Kia will build its EV9 electric 3-row crossover in its West Point, Georgia plant. The decision will have Kia invest more than $200 million in the plant, where they will add about 200 employees. The EV9 will be the first Kia electric vehicle built in North America….

SpeedSportLife Finds Sportage Hybrid to be the Sweet Spot

August 14th, 2023 by
2023 Kia Sportage Plugin Hybrid

Car enthusiast site SpeedSportLife reviewed the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). The PHEV is at the top of the Sportage model line. The author has good things to say about the model and the Sportage model line in general. He concludes that for himself, he prefers the Sportage hybrid but that “The 2023 Sportage PHEV is…

Kia is Creating a High-Powered Charging Network

August 14th, 2023 by
Charging North America Banner

Have you heard that Kia is creating a high-powered charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) all across the continent? Well, to be more specific, Kia is working with BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz Group, and Stellantis NV towards this common goal. Over the course of the next few years, this monumental undertaking will…

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CNET Still Feels the Love in Their EV6 Long-Term Test Update

August 11th, 2023 by
2023 Kia EV6 Front View

Like so many reviewers, CNET gave the Kia EV6 high praise when the model first came out. They then took the step of taking in an EV6 for a year to see if living with the car measured up to its first impression. At this point, they have put 4,120 miles on the car during…

SlashGear Names Kia EV6 and the Kia Telluride in its 2023 Ten Best List

August 9th, 2023 by

Automotive enthusiast site SlashGear named two Kia vehicles to its list of “Best Cars of 2023 – 10 of the Top Rated Picks.” Each vehicle listed represents a category, with the EV6 recognized as the “Best EV,” and the Telluride as the “Best Family SUV.”  SlashGear selected each of its top picks based on key…

2023 Kia K5 was Named “Best Car for Teens $25K to $30K”

July 19th, 2023 by
Front View of Two Diagonal 2023 Kia K5 Models

While most people know the Kia K5 as a sporty, stylish, and luxurious mid-size sedan, it is also a perfect companion for new, young, and inexperienced drivers. As a matter of fact, earlier this year, the 2023 Kia K5 was named “Best Car for Teens $25K to $30K” by U.S. News & World Report. In…

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Telluride Awarded “Favorite Family Vehicle” By Midwest Automotive Media Association

July 16th, 2023 by

Kia of Mankato is happy to announce that the already highly acclaimed 2023 Kia Telluride was named “Favorite Family Vehicle” by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). The announcement came after over 100 automotive journalists from the midwest region of the country met at Elkhart Lake’s Road America in Wisconsin for their annual Spring Rally….

Frequently Asked Questions About the Kia Carnival

July 16th, 2023 by

Selecting a model for a new-car purchase involves taking in a vast and varied amount of information. Our sales professionals at Kia of Mankato are ready to inform you and answer your questions about all of our models. But because time can be short, we have put together this article giving you answers to the…

Reasons to Buy a Kia Forte

July 10th, 2023 by
Front Diagonal View of 2023 Kia Forte

If you’re familiar with this iconic compact sedan, then you already know that there are many reasons to buy a Kia Forte. Of course, with every new production year comes a whole new slew of additions, revisions, etc. With that in mind, we thought our loyal customers at Kia of Mankato might appreciate a closer…

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