Thursday, March 31, 2016

The 2017 Kia Cadenza is a force to be reckoned with

The all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza is a force to be reckoned with. It truly shines with a stiffer and lighter chassis. The new Cadenza has a stronger body structure, advanced technology for connectivity and driver experience, and powertrain enhancement for a superior experience behind the wheel. The Cadenza doesn’t stop there; it has an eight-speed transmission and tremendously enhanced driving dynamics.

With a 3.3-liter V6 engine, it is estimated that the Cadenza will have a 290 horsepower. However the exact numbers will be released closer to the vehicles on-sale date. Kia’s first front-wheel drive based eight-speed automatic transmission will be pushing power to the Cadenza’s front wheels.

The 2017 Cadenza’s interior will feature Head Up Display, which shows driver information such as speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions on the windshield level with the driver’s eyesight. The Surround View Monitor system and software has been enhanced for a clearer birds-eye view of the vehicles surrounding area. The Surround View Monitor has also added reverse guidelines, which will provide confidence when backing into cramped spaces. Other amenities include: a wireless smartphone charger, UVO system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 12-speaker Harman/Kardon system, and ClariFi music restoration technology option.

The driving experience offers Advanced Smart Cruise Control and stop-and-go functionality, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning. A first for the Kia is the Smart Blind Spot Detection System that senses unintentional drifting toward neighboring vehicles and automatically brakes the opposite front wheel to help maintain the vehicles intended course.

Jim Butler Kia has always loved the Cadenza, but they are seriously looking forward to these awesome upgrades. The 2017 Kia Cadenza will make a great addition to the Kia family.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Kia Sorento Awarded Truecar Pre-Owned Value Award

Jim Butler Kia was pleased to hear that the Kia Sorento was given the Truecar Pre-Owned Value Award. This award is given to the top previously owned vehicle that represents excellent value for consumers based on future resale value over the next three years. Not only does the Kia Sorento offer the best resale value, but it is larger and more capable than ever.

 The Sorento has plenty of space for passengers and cargo, offers five trim levels, and customers have the choice between three engines – one being the 240 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged inline-4. The Sorento has a world-class design and technology, while still being and affordable and smart purchase. For more information on the Kia Sorento, please visit or call 636-256-9600.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A New Four-Door Coupe is Coming to Town

Kia has been teasing the idea of building a sporty four-door model. According to Seoul, the Korean automaker will stop showboating and finally put one into production, and it will come out spring of 2017.

The power will reportedly come in from engines displacing 2.0, 2.2, and 3.0 liters. Jim Butler Kia has been waiting for Kia to capitalize on a more sportier, youthful, coupe; The four-door coupe will only add to the success of the Kia brand.

The new Kia is reported to be released  in May 2017, with a targeted annual production of 60,000 vehicles worldwide. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The 2017 Kia Sportage is coming

 Jim Butler Kia is getting excited about the new 2017 Kia Sportage. The 2017 Sportage has the most eye-catching redesign out there. It will definitely be giving the competition a run for its money.

The 2017 Sportage measures the same 73 –inches wide, but gained 1.2-inches on the wheelbase and 1.6-inches in overall length. There is more overall room for passengers, and there is 18% greater cargo space in the rear. Also, the luggage floor can be moved down to a lower position to offer more vertical space when needed.

We didn’t think it was possible, but the 2017 Sportage got ‘sportier’. It has a lighter and stiffer redesigned suspension, and some engine tuning. Kia has improved the fuel efficiency over the Sportage with its powertrain updates. The entry level 2.4-liter incline-four puts out 181 horsepower and 175 pount-feet of torque.

The Sportage will come with the Magna Dynamax all-wheel drive system. It will electronically sense the road conditions and predict possible chances of sliding, and will brake individual wheels to prevent sliding. The Magna system can push as much as 100 percent of the power to front and rear wheels as needed, and there is a 50/50 locking differential.

The Sportage comes with Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes. The suspension dynamics does not change between settings, but the throttle response and steering weight are altered.

The Sportage will also feature a UVO infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Jim Butler Kia is not a Beige Sock - Jim Butler Kia Expects More

Jim Butler Kia knows that their customers expect more. Don't be a beige sock - expect more.