January 30, 2012 by
Typically, the highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show involve gadgets that are hand-held, pint-sized or oriented towards gaming or communications. However, care manufacturer Kia stole the show at the 2012 CES with the introduction of UVO 2, an innovative infotainment system that promotes safety and even fun. The Kia UVO 2 is an enhanced, polished version of the UVO system Kia debuted two years ago, and it marks a major leap forward for in-car utilities – test the system today at Simi Valley Kia.
The Kia UVO system does bear some similarities to traditional CES offerings, as it features a vibrant-colored, 4.3-inch touch screen in the center of the dashboard. Users of smart phones and tablets will immediately be at ease with Kia UVO, as the screen’s resolution and responsiveness are in line with most mobile devices. But the UVO 2 is more than just something to look at; Kia’s co-pilot provides entertainment controls, phone integration and the eServices menu of 14 useful and unique services.
Kia covered all of the bases with the eServices options, providing tools for safety, entertainment, navigation, diagnostics and even parenting. The eServices utilities can also help ensure new drivers are educated about, and aware of, their car’s condition due to the digital owner’s guide, automatic diagnostics and maintenance report services. Additionally, Kia’s eServices offers roadside assist, park assist, crash notification assist and car care web to keep drivers safe.
The UVO 2 system also makes Kia”s vehicles more family-friendly, particularly for parents with younger drivers. UVO 2 offers speed alert and curfew limit options to keep parents in control even when the kids are behind the wheel.
To learn more or test the system, visit First Kia the Simi Valley Kia dealer. Models with the UVO system can be test-driven at Simi Valley Kia risk-free and without appointments or obligations.
January 16, 2012 by
Kia’s popular Sportage crossover SUV returns in 2012 fitted with a freshly-tuned suspension, making it one of the best performing vehicles in its class. Other highlights for this product include an available turbo engine and available UVO interface for mobile entertainment and communications. Shoppers can see the several trim levels of the 2012 Kia Sportage at First Kia in Simi Valley, California.
Kia’s new look for Sportage introduced last year continues in 2012, making it one of the most modern-looking SUVs on the road today. Sportage has long enjoyed easy recognition by Simi Valley Kia customers as an affordable and progressive vehicle that instills pride in its owners. Different options between the base, LX, EX an SX trim levels are available that let buyers choose the best features for their budget.
The 2012 Kia Sportage seats 5 passengers and comes with a satellite-equipped radio/MP3 player or an optional UVO Infotainment system. (UVO is standard with EX and SX models). All models come equipped with Bluetooth integration, making it easy to drive safely while talking on the phone. Other features like push button start, keyless entry, climate control and other accessories are available based on trim level and option packages.
Under the Hood
2012 Kia Sportage models come with a 4-cylinder engine. For models other than SX, this engine delivers 176 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. SX models come fitted with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 260 horsepower and 269 pound feet of torque. Fuel economy for Sportage is 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway for its manual transmission-equipped base model. Front wheel drive automatic transmissions in the LX, EX and SX achieve 22 mpg in city driving and either 32 mpg (LX and EX) or 29 mpg (SX) on the highway. All wheel drive versions get 21 mpg city and either 28 mpg (LX and EX) or 26 mpg (SX) highway, based on EPA estimates. Auto shoppers should visit Simi Valley Kia today to see for themselves why the 2012 Kia Sportage is one of the most popular crossovers on the market.
January 09, 2012 by
Sporting a strong V6 engine, comfy seats, great handling and a rather long list of standard features, the 2012 Kia Sedona is definitely the perfect pick for car shoppers who give value to family and domestic duties, not to mention budget, over anything else. When it comes to family transportation, all boxes are ticked with this seven passenger minivan — from its roomy cabin to its excellent ratings at the IIHS crash tests, indeed family comfort is prioritized. Plus, its noteworthy that the 2012 Sedona handles quite well for a minivan, and offers a comfortable ride on long drives. The 2012 Kia Sedona is absolutely another quality product from the Korean automaker that will be a big hit.
Take a closer look at the 2012 Kia Sedona at First Kia, the premier Simi Valley Kia dealer! Here at First Kia, your satisfaction is guaranteed – before, during, and after your stay at our dealership whether you’re just looking, or actually buying one of our great Kia cars, Crossovers, or SUVs. Plus, we offer one of the most comprehensive Kia parts and Kia service departments in Simi Valley so drop by and check out the 2012 Kia Sedona at 2081 First Street. You may also call us at (888) 475-7239 or visit our website at http://www.1stkia.com
Tire pressure monitoring
Electronic brakeforce distribution
AM/FM in-dash single CD player with 6 speakers
Sirius XM satellite radio
MacPherson strut front suspension
3.5 L V6 DOHC
271 hp @ 6300 rpm
248 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm
6-speed shiftable automatic
Estimated Fuel Mileage
automatic – 18/25 mpg