Friday, April 26, 2013

The New 2013 KIA Optima Hybrid Coming Soon to Jim Butler KIA

The New 2013 KIA Optima Hybrid gets a few small changes that make major improvements and Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis couldn't be more thrilled. The new upgrades improve fuel economy and drivability.

Under the hood is a new electric motor that gets seven more horsepower than the old one. All improvements result in 36 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway compared to 34/39. The increased mileage is due to an improved battery cooling and updated software-management system.

With better mileage, more choices and more torque for just a small price increase, who wouldn’t want to buy a new 2013 KIA Optima Hybrid?! Stay tuned to our blog to see when the new 2013 KIA Optima Hybrid will be at Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis

Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 KIA Forte makes 10 Best Interiors list by WordsAuto at Jim Butler KIA

The interiors of vehicles become nicer and nicer each year with comfort, safety and technology being the key components of any newly designed interior. Each year WardsAuto takes a look inside every new vehicle with a newly designed interior to find the 10 Best Interiors. Jim Butler KIA is proud to announce that the 2013 KIA Forte made the list!

Judges test drove each vehicle and submitted a score sheet that was based on materials, ergonomics, comfort, safety, fit-and-finish and the overall design.  After evaluating 46 vehicles that had newly upgraded interiors, the KIA Forte is in the top ten. The new 2013 KIA Forte has the latest technology options and provides comfort and reliability. In the base sedan you will find steering-wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, and auxiliary audio jacks. There is also the option for a navigation system and rear-view cameras. You will find the inside of the KIA Forte to be quite comfortable with plenty of room. Check out our 2013 KIA Forte inventory at Jim Butler KIA!

KIA Forte Inventory

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Big KIA Spring Event at Jim Butler KIA

The Jim Butler Big KIA Spring Event is going on right now at Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis. Spring into a New 2014 KIA Sorento and lease for just $199/mo, or how about a KIA Soul for $129/mo. Also get 0% for 60 mos on a 2013 KIA Optima with leases starting at $159/mo. Get out of your clunker and drive home a new KIA today! No fine print just great deals!

Monday, April 15, 2013

2014 KIA Sorento has arrived in St. Louis

Jim Butler KIA is receiving truckloads of the new and improved KIA Sorento . With similar looks and the same 106.3-inch wheelbase, KIA calls the updated Sorento “80 percent new.” This includes a new chassis, a new V-6 engine, new interior materials, new telematics, and new infotainment.

The modestly restyled body shell on the 2014 Sorento has been broadly re-engineered. By improving the subframe to support the front suspension, a new strut-tower brace, and a higher percentage of high-strength steel, results in an 18-percent improvement in the torsional rigidity, according to the engineers. Jim Butler KIA is excited for the new improvements that have been made to the 2014 Sorento and to offer it to our St. Louis KIA customers.

The track has been expanded slightly to lend a more action-ready look to the Sorento’s stance. Spring rates and shock absorbers have been revised to enhance steering response while the electronic power-steering system is also new and standard on all models.

Under the hood the KIA Sorento has the mid-level direct-injection 2.4 liter four as the new base engine, offering 191 horsepower and 181 Ib-ft of torque. Last year’s port-injection 272-hp 3.5-liter V-6 is replaced by a 3.3-liter direct-injection V-6. An oversquare design with a lofty 11:5:1 compression ratio, the new 3.3-liter V-6 is rated for 290 horsepower and 252 Ib-ft of torque. Other refinements are the options of power folding windows and a power lift gate.