Monday, November 23, 2015

All-new 2016 Optima Garners KBB Best Buy Award

Popular KIA model takes top prize in midsize car category for driving dynamics, value

The 2016 KIA Optima has already started showing trends of being the best in its class with the latest award. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) awarded KIA’s popular nameplate with a 2016 Best Buy Award in the midsize car segment. After narrowing down the field to 49 finalists overall, KBB decided on 12 of what they consider the best 2016 model year vehicles, and the 2016 Optima at Jim Butler KIA made the elite list.

The maturity and ever-evolving refinement of the Optima were just some of the factors that helped set it apart from the competition according to Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at KIA Motors America.

“To be recognized by the experts at Kelley Blue Book as a Best Buy among some of the toughest competition in the industry is a true honor and strong indication that the all-new Optima is poised to continue its sales success and the ongoing elevation of the KIA brand,” Hedrick said.

KBB knew that the midsize car segment is quite possibly the most competitive and packed in the United States, and this made the victory that much more impressive for the 2016 Optima. The design, features, value and driving dynamics all worked together beautifully to propel the Optima to the No. 1 slot in its category.

“No single attribute set the Optima apart; instead it was the all-new Optima’s combination of high-value elements that prompted us to bestow on it our prestigious Best Buy Award,” Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for, said.

The mindset of not only topping the outgoing models but also its segment rivals is clearly seen inside and out for the 2016 KIA Optima. Inside, the cabin is roomy, ergonomic and comfortable. The knobs and switches are all laid out in a convenient fashion, and the trunk space rivals that of a full-size sedan.

Under the hood, new Optima owners have a choice of three engine choices. The 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine comes standard on the entry-level LX and EX trims, while the all-new 1.6-L turbocharged engine is exclusive to the LX 1.6T trim. For more pep in your step, the fun 2.0-L turbo engine powers along the SX and SX Limited options.

The 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty on new KIAs gives new Optima owners in St. Louis confidence. If you’re looking for an award-winning sedan with the style and economy to boot, you can shop our selection of new 2016 KIA Optimas right now!

To learn more about the next-generation Optima or to schedule a test drive of a KIA Optima near St. Louis, call Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield at 636-256-9600 or contact us online!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

KIA Teases Updated Cadenza Prior to LA Auto Show

Lower stance among exterior enhancements hinted by KIA sketches

Cutting edge design and premium sedan features will be harmonized into the upcoming updated KIA Cadenza sketches released late last week. The KIA Cadenza has been in production since 2010, and premium sedan fans in St. Louis and all across the United States have enjoyed what the Cadenza has offered since 2013.

A front three-quarter, rear three-quarter and interior sketch have been released to the public to show off what KIA fans can expect from the update Cadenza, possibly the 2017 model year or maybe even the 2016. From the exterior renderings, a longer hood with a lower, wider and more aggressive stance highlight the exterior enhancements for the updated Cadenza.

The exterior expects to look sharper will still maintaining the sleek contour lines that have made the KIA vehicles from Jim Butler KIA renowned in St. Louis. The new KIA Cadenza will be recognizable and able to compete with the more-expensive European badges not just in price but also in looks.

The interior sketch provides us with a taste of what those who drive and ride in the updated Cadenza will see. A more horizontal dash design upgrades the aesthetics and ergonomics of the driver experience. KIA touts this updates Cadenza, saying it will “maintain the progressive, contemporary image of the current model, while introducing higher levels of luxury and refinement to the large sedan segment.”

Last month, KIA revealed some of the specs of the 2016 Cadenza including a new base trim level and more standard features that were options in 2015. Since KIA is also promoting the new Sportage at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this week, we may not see the new Cadenza until the Detroit Auto Show, but releasing the sketches this close to an auto show is usually a good sign of what a dealer will put on stage.

For those seeking a premium large sedan but don’t want to pay the big price tags that Bavarian and German brands may cost, check out the KIA Cadenza at Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley. To test drive a new KIA Cadenza near St. Louis, contact Jim Butler KIA online or call us at 636-256-9600 today!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Holiday’s On Us Means No Payments Until Spring 2016 on Select New KIAs at Jim Butler KIA

Financing starts at 0 percent for 66 months on top of The KIA Butler making first two payments

The holiday season at the end of the year can be the busiest, especially when shopping for gifts. But what if a new car or CUV has been on your personal list? Maybe you want to start out 2016 on the right foot with a new vehicle. Jim Butler KIA has your answer with perhaps the best new car deal in St. Louis: the Holiday’s On Us event!

KIA is known for its financing starting at 0 percent for well-qualified buyers, and to have that rate for 66 months is already a load off your mind. Add on top of that no payments for 90 days, and you’ve got a deal full of holiday cheer!

Yet Jim Butler KIA isn’t finished with the gifts for those on the nice list. On top of 0 percent financing and no payments for 90 days, those who take advantage of The KIA Butler’s Holiday’s On Us event will also have their first two payments on us! That’s right — your first two payments on eligible new KIAs are on Jim Butler KIA. Use the money you would have spent on your friends and family to get better gifts.

Eligible KIA vehicles for Holiday’s On Us event

Drive into 2016 with a new 2016 vehicle from Jim Butler KIA! The new 2016 KIA Soul, 2016 Sportage, 2016 Forte and the popular 2016 Sorento are all eligible for this deal of the year.

The 2016 KIA Soul adds style and convenience with two new package options, and the functionality of this subcompact CUV makes it a great family vehicle. For a sporty CUV, the 2016 Sportage comes with a long list of standard technology and convenience features combined with cutting-edge design.

Looking for a compact sedan that rolls efficiency and style into a modern package? The 2016 Forte makes for an excellent choice in one of the most competitive segments in America. More and more people have fallen in love with the 2016 Sorento and its available all-wheel drive, and now you can see what all the hype is about during the Holiday’s On Us event!

KIA’s top-selling nameplate is also getting in on the holiday fun as both the 2015 Optima and Optima Hybrid are eligible for the savings as well! The Optima is one of the top-selling models in America for all the right reasons: efficiency, quality, drivability and style. For those wanting to get a hybrid for 2016, the Optima Hybrid is a statement that hybrid doesn’t have to be boring.

Get the best deal on a new car in St. Louis right now at Jim Butler KIA in Chesterfield Valley! The Holiday’s On Us event is going on now!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

2016 KIA Optima Hybrid Offers Sleek, Eco-friendly Sedan for KIA Fans

Premium features, fuel economy highlights hybrid sedan choice at St. Louis KIA dealerships

The trade-off for hybrid cars and cars with great fuel economy is usually a downgrade in style, or vice versa. With the all-new 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid, St. Louis KIA fans can have both!

The 2.4-liter engine works with a 47-horsepower electric motor that supplies 235 lb.-ft. of torque to the powerplant. This wonderful duo is not only powerful, it is also efficient. The 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid can get up to 40 mpg on the highway!

On the outside, one might not guess that it’s a hybrid car. KIA’s style cues are definitely apparent, as the aerodynamic exterior sets it apart. Additional vents on the front bumper to increase airflow and reduce drag. Low rolling resistance tires are mounted to 16-inch alloy wheels or super low rolling resistance tires are mounted to 17-inch alloy wheels (depending on trim) to help reduce weight and drag. Aluminum instead of steel helps balance the extra weight of the battery.

The available Hybrid Convenience Package turns the hybrid into a premium sedan that rivals the likes of any pure gas one out there. This package adds a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, rear-camera with display, LED front positioning headlights, and an acoustic laminated windshield and front door windows.

The next-step-up Hybrid EX can further be outfitted with the Technology Package, which adds the Panoramic sunroof with gloss black B-pillars, Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Back-up Warning System.

All in all, the 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid offers St. Louis eco-car fans both style and efficiency.

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