Friday, February 21, 2014

Sneak Peak at the 2015 KIA Sedona Minivan- Jim Butler KIA

The new 2015 KIA Sedona minivan has been spotted! The 2015 KIA Sedona minivan is set to make its debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show and Jim Butler KIA cannot wait to get more details about this one of a kind minivan.

The 2015 KIA Sedona will have more refined drivetrains and interior updates. With expected safety feature upgrades like blind-spot detection and a lane-departure warning system, the KIA Sedona will be the perfect family vehicle to keep you safe on the streets in St. Louis!

We can only assume that the new 2015 KIA Sedona minivan will feature Kia’s UVO infotainment system plus additional newer technologies. Fuel economy figures should also improve with the help of fuel-saving features like direct injection and electric power steering.

Keep an eye out for the new 2015 KIA Sedona minivan at Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis in the future!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Customer Spotlight- Peter and Kathleen Passanisi

Peter Passanisi and his wife Kathleen, just purchased their third KIA from Jim Butler. They long awaited the 2014 KIA Soul, but also had a particular color in mind. The rare "Alien Green" color option wasn't going to be available until late production but Peter was patient for the vehicle. Pete's salesman, Mike McLean, kept them updated each week on the progress of the vehicle. Short and sweet messages like "It's in production", "It's on the boat", "It's in the shipyard awaiting transport" and finally "It's HERE!"

Peter and Kathleen are lifelong residents of the St. Louis area, with Peter growing up on "The Hill". Later, after their daughter moved away they decided to move out the Lake St. Louis. They absolutely love having the lake just steps away from their backdoor. Kathleen says they often entertain at their home since Peter is so enthusiastic about cooking fine foods. If they ever do go out, they like to go to Pasta Ria in Clayton.

These two are a very unique couple, with Kathleen being a motivational speaker and owner of "New Perspectives". Kathleen is a published author, humorist and in the Speaker Hall of Fame. She focuses on life balance, therapeutic speech, change management and much more. Peter runs the publishing side of things at Movere Publishing. They specialize in taking your book idea and making it real.

Find out more about both of them at

Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 Kia Soul 1.6 Manual at Jim Butler KIA

The 2014 KIA Soul at Jim Butler KIA in Saint Louis has reached new levels of refinement. The 2014 KIA Soul brings style and better fuel economy to the streets of St. Louis!

With its "good shift feel" the 2014 KIA Soul is for those that enjoy a leisurely ride at 130 horsepower and 118lb-ft torque with a DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head fuel injection engine.

At 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway the 2014 KIA Soul will allow drivers to take on new relaxing roads for greater distance. 

The 2014 KIA Soul's basic package with power windows and locks, stability control and roomy interior, will make any drive feel safe and high class. At Jim Butler KIA the loaded 2014 KIA Soul includes Bluetooth connectivity, ventilated leather seats, navigation and other features.

Get the 2014 KIA Soul at Jim Butler KIA in Saint Louis and schedule a test drive today!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The K900- Media Test-Drive- Jim Butler KIA

The KIA K900 is expected to arrive exclusively at Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis sometime this spring and the anticipation is building.  Recently 8 different automotive journalists from different publications were able to test- drive the new KIA K900 luxury sedan, and so far all reviews have been positive.

Automobile - “Prepare to be amazed by this unexpected, stately, substantial sedan.” 

Car & Driver – “It’s an honest-to-goodness luxury car – from Kia. The K900 could be the car that changes Kia forever.”

Auto Trader - “We like the K900’s look and handling better than the Lexus LS460. It also strikes a better ride/handling balance than the BMW 7series… Plus, the average shopper would be shocked at what kind of features a $75,000 BMW sedan doesn’t offer as standard equipment…” 

Edmund’s – “In the swanky valet circle, the K900 has all the presence of the German sedans parked in the distance… The 2015 Kia K900 plays the role of premium luxury sedan very convincingly.”

Autoblog – “On the move, the K900 calms its occupants with steady power and a supremely hushed compartment that smothers road imperfections and wind and road noise with equal faculty. Its stiff chassis, copious amounts of sound deadening and laminated glass all conspire to blot out what’s happening below the tires and ahead of the windshield like few other luxury sedans at any price.”

Kelley Blue Book – “The K900 is handsome inside and out; it offers a very high level of fit-and-finish plus quality materials; it is filled to the brim with luxury equipment, and it drives with the competent demeanor of a vehicle that is completely sure of itself.”

Yahoo! Autos – “There are two things everyone should take away from this review: The 2015 Kia K900 is a true luxury car, and yes, it is a Kia… And no, those two things are not mutually exclusive.”

The Car Connection – “…Kia’s new K900 luxury sedan is probably most comparable to those from another formerly upstart make, Lexus……it’s a stake in the ground, a first effort to highlight the brand’s upmarket aspirations – and light-years away from the simple affordable models with which Kia built its brand in the US.”

Schedule a Test Drive of the New KIA K900 Today at Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis!