Monday, February 20, 2017

Best Cars for the Money Award!

Jim Butler KIA has only the best of the best for St. Louis drivers and their families! Recently, the 2017 KIA Soul and Sorento received 2017 Best Cars for the Money awards from U.S. News & World Report! The Soul received the Best Compact car for the money, while the Sorento received Best 3-Row SUV for the money.

 “The Kia Soul and Kia Sorento were both named as winners in our Best Cars for the Money Awards because both present excellent long-term value in their respective classes. The Soul stands out among compact cars for its abundance of cargo and passenger space and modern interior design, all for an excellent price,” said Colin Aylesworth, U.S. News Senior Editor. “Like the Soul, the Sorento presents a great value to shoppers in the midsize SUV class. In addition to a great starting price, the Sorento offers user-friendly tech features, great fuel economy with its base engine, and available third-row seating.”

The Soul Exclaim offers different trims for a personalized driving experience, 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine (adding 40 horsepower), and 28 MPG (city and highway combined). The power behind the Soul comes with performance, which has been upgraded to a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission, giving the driver an engaged driving experience.

The 2017 Sorento has been upgraded and now offers a wide variety of safety features, also making this an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus! It comes equipped with features such as autonomous emergency braking and braking and dynamic bending lights to give you piece of mind on the road.

With all these awards, why wouldn't you make a KIA your next vehicle purchase? Stop by Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis for all your KIA needs!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 KIA Soul Turbo!

Let the 2017 KIA Soul Turbo rekindle your love for driving! It’s been given a facelift sure to entice all St. Louis drivers. These minor styling tweaks as well as several mechanical improvements will have you running to Jim Butler Kia!

The new Soul’s exterior remains relatively the same with just a few minor changes, including a red Soul badge, red accent lines on the side and up the front, and bright dual exhaust tips. The interior is where you notice the difference. It’s now built with high-quality materials and soft-touch surfaces. The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo comes equipped with a flat-bottom steering wheel and an infotainment system that has been upgraded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Lastly, it comes with a 1.6L T-GDI turbo engine with 21 horsepower.

Come by Jim Butler Kia and fall in love with the 2017 KIA Soul!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Record Year End for KIA Motors

KIA Motors finished the year strong, with more 2016 awards for their reliability and quality than ever! KIA Motors also increased their sales by 3.5 percent over 2015, further demonstrating that KIA’s are quickly becoming the “hot” new cars on the road.

“From J.D. Power and Consumer Reports to many other respected third-party experts, KIA has never been more highly rated for quality and dependability, and customers flocked to our showrooms in December and throughout 2016 to experience all that the ‘New KIA’ offers,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. “No auto brand has experienced greater growth in the U.S. over the last 20-plus years, and Kia will be on the offensive once again in 2017 with several new products in the pipeline that will continue challenging everything people think they know about this brand.”

KIA’s record-breaking year included several standout performances, including:

  • Four nameplates – Soul, Optima, Sorento and Forte – surpassing the 100,000-unit mark for the first time in company history
  • The iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle earning the title of best-selling Kia in the U.S.
  • Best-ever annual sales for the Sportage compact CUV and Forte family of compact cars, up more than 50 percent and 30 percent, respectively, over 2015
  • Double-digit year-over-year increases for Rio and Sedona

To check out any of these award-winning vehicles for yourself, visit us at Jim Butler KIA located in Chesterfield, MO!

Source: KIA Media