Friday, January 27, 2017

Kia Niro Set a Guinness World Record

The 2017 KIA Niro is breaking records with its performance capabilities!

Back in December, the KIA Niro, KIA’s Crossover Hybrid Vehicle, took home a Guinness World Record title for the lowest fuel consumption for driving across the United States. It drove from Los Angeles to New York City with an amazing 76.6 MPG, making this the new record-setting mark!

Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, California and Robert Winger of Williamsburg, Virginia traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast in the Niro EX (total of 3,715.4 miles) on just 48.5 gallons of gas – that’s just 4.1 tanks! 

“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” stated Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “We set out to build a vehicle that offers real-word utility, great looks and fantastic mileage, and setting the Guinness World Record title confirms our achievement.”

The KIA Niro is the first of its kind. It has closed the gap between outstanding fuel economy and compact crossover utility, as well as creating an ultimate driving experience for all St. Louis drivers.

Its high-efficiency 1.6L GDI engine and a smooth-transitioning dual-clutch automatic transmission contribute to this truly unique driving experience.

The KIA Niro will provide any St. Louis driver with pure fun and fuel efficiency behind the wheel, so be on the lookout because the 2017 Niro should be rolling into Jim Butler KIA soon!

Monday, January 23, 2017

The 2017 Kia Sportage named the “Best New Compact SUV”

And the award goes to…. The 2017 Kia Sportage has just been named the “Best New Compact SUV” of 2017, by It is also in the running for the “Best of 2017” award. Kia did not just win these awards for being Kia, they received these awards for their innovation, design, and technology they have continued to revolutionize.

“With all of the improvements made for the 2017 model year, it’s hard to ignore the Sportage” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA.

As our St. Louis drivers know, the Kia Sportage continues to outdo itself each year. The 2017 Kia Sportage is a perfect balance of European and sporty style, with an impressive level of craftsmanship. Not only having a distinctive style, that is more seen in luxury vehicle then the everyday vehicle, it also has a roomy interior, easy-to-use technology, and other upscale features that you would not normal see in everyday vehicles. Not only did it come with a more luxury feel it is also equipped to be top safety pick. It has optional crash prevention wraps, advanced driver assistance technologies, significant suspension and steering improvements, and available intelligent AWD.

“To be recognized by the experts at as ‘Best Compact SUV’ and as a ‘Best Of’ nominee represents how far the Kia brand has come in its continued commitment to world-class quality and top-notch design”, said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. With all these awards and upgraded features why wouldn’t the Kia Sportage be your next picked vehicle for 2017! Come check them out at Jim Butler Kia in St.Louis, MO.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The All-New 2018 Kia Stinger

Kia has stolen the spotlight once again, with its 2018 Kia Stinger. The 2018 Stinger made its debut at the North American International Auto Show, January 8, 2017. The Kia Stinger is a dream car that will soon become reality for our St. Louis Drivers. This car is all about journey and passion with a luxurious feel that will make you want to keep driving.

The Kia Stinger is a luxurious five-passenger sleek sports sedan with a muscular design. It has sleek front clips, long hood for the polished and powerful look, and extended wheel base in order to give a more spacious feel. The Stinger is equipped with AWD, a second-generation eight speed rear drive automatic transmission, lane keep assistance, rear cross traffic alert, and much more! This car is definitely pushing the limits for design and technology.

On January 12, 2017, four days after it debut, the Kia Stinger has been honored with an EyesOn Design award. This award goes for having the "best of the best" car design. The Kia Stinger will bring the thrill and adventure back into driving. Be on the look out at Jim Butler Kia, as the 2018 Kia Stinger begins to roll onto our lots.