As with nearly any type of technology, automobiles have gone through a significant number of changes over the years. However, that change is not likely to stop anytime soon, and we are already seeing some potential changes to cars such as the 2018 Kia Sportage and more. From new luxury-based technology such as wifi and Bluetooth, to other sorts of more practical technology, here are some of the things you may see coming to cars in your local Peterborough Kia in the not-too-distant future.
Electric cars aren’t necessarily considered new, however they are continuing to find their way into the spotlight with more changes. The idea behind the electric car is to reduce the need for fossil fuels, and although some of them still have a way to go before they completely replace conventional cars, they seem to be taking a step in the right direction.
Another new change coming to the auto world is the autonomous, or self-driving, car. Like the electric car, these vehicles still have some kinks to work out before they are ready to hit the road in full force. However, with the ability to drive themselves and sometimes even make decisions in spite of the input of the driver, they may be a key to making the road safer for everyone in the future.
Fingerprint unlock and entry is another new technology that is being talked about, although they haven’t quite made a breakthrough yet. This piece of technology could have the potential to decrease the likelihood of car theft, since the owner’s fingerprint would be necessary to unlock the car. However, it may be some time before we see this technology in cars on the market.
With all of the new tech coming out, it should come as little to no surprise that people are starting to get excited about what the future holds for the auto industry. You may even find yourself browsing for a new car at your Peterborough Kia dealer.
The automotive term SUV is common to most people. But not as many people have heard of an MPV. MPV stands for multi-purpose vehicle, which includes models like the 2018 Kia Soul, available at Peterbrough Kia.
Do not confuse MPVs with crossovers, either. While the two car models might seem similar in description (drivers sometimes call crossovers compact SUVs), they are different in form and function. Here are four reasons someone might choose an MPV as their next new car.
- Plenty of Practicality
MPVs trade style for function. Rather than worry about smooth lines and aerodynamic curves, many MPV manufacturers build cars with large, flexible cabins. These cabins are often seen as big boxes with sharp angles. For MPVs owners, many of them outdoor enthusiasts, this is exactly what they are looking for. The stripped down cabin is impervious to muddy camping gear.
- Flexible Seating Options
Those boxy cabins allow seating that is more functional and greater flexibility. Most MPVs can easily seat five or more passengers. Where and how those passengers sit in the vehicle can change, as well. In many models, drivers can removes seats to accommodate more baggage space or slide from one side of the car to the other and much more.
It may seem as though MPV drivers trade performance and comfort for flexibility and function, but there are models, like the Kia Soul, that are enjoyable to drive. Manufacturers base some MPV models on sedan and crossover models and ride similarly. Drive performance and maneuverability are also similar to more stylish vehicle models.
- Easy on the Budget
Unlike larger SUVs and high performance sports cars, dealers often price MPVs within a range affordable to most car buyers. The lower price point does not indicate a lack of performance, either. Many MPVs feature powerful engines and benefits found in cars that are more expensive.
If you are looking to buy a new car, you may feel overwhelmed at times by the amount of options available. Cars can be expensive and naturally you’ll want to find the best car for the best price. Fortunately, the 2018 Kia Forte falls in a reasonable price range and is known for being a durable car. Here are just three reasons you may want to consider buying a new Kia Forte.
One reason you should consider buying a Kia Forte is due to the compact size of the car. You may find this beneficial if you drive through heavy traffic in the city to get to work. In addition, the smaller size will allow you to park with ease. You won’t have to worry about not being able to find a parking spot that is big enough for your car.
The price for the most basic 2018 Kia Forte model is around $17,663. However, the most expensive package for the Kia Forte is only around $29,000.
Keep in mind that in 2015, the Kia Forte was named the best value in Canada for a compact sedan.
Less Time at the Gas Station
If you’ve been to a gas station lately, you realize how quickly the prices can go up. Luckily, most of the Kia Forte gets 9.4 kilometers per litre in the city. This means you will not have to fill up your car as often at the gas station.
As you can see, there are several good reasons to consider buying a new Kia Forte. The compact size will allow you the ability to drive and park with ease. In addition, the price range for the Forte is affordable. Not to mention the Kia Forte will allow you to drive more kilometers before you have to get more gas.
If you are interested in purchasing a 2018 Kia Forte, be sure to visit the Peterborough Kia in Ontario, Canada.
Most people only buy a car once every five years or so. Therefore, it is important to get it right. You want to have a car that you enjoy driving and that doesn’t put too much strain on the pocketbook. A bad decision on the car you buy can haunt you for years, so it’s best to be careful and make the best selection for your needs. The 2018 Kia Sportage has many things going for it.
The Sportage, a midsize SUV, comes in three trim models: the LX, the EX and the SX Turbo. All trim models are available in 4WD or AWD drivetrains and they all get in the range of the low to mid 20s for fuel economy. Likewise, they all operate with CVVT, have gasoline direct injection and have ABS.
On the exterior of the SUV, the trim models have a bit of variability, with the more expensive models having higher quality features. For example, the SX Turbo model has a panoramic sunroof with a shade feature, a power liftgate, 19-inch allow wheels and special features associated with the headlights. All models have rear wipers, auto light control and LED daytime running lights. The outside dimensions are basically the same for all models, with ample seating capacity and space.
All models also have rear camera display and cruise control, but the EX and SX Turbo models have advanced technology for entertainment screens and speakers as well as seat adjustability. An impressive suite of safety features are available in all three models, from ABS to front and side airbags to traction and stability control.
At Peterbrough Kia our goal is to find the right car for you. We believe the 2018 Kia Sportage has a solid mixture of quality, convenience and affordability. Our sales team can help you decide on what car works best for your situation.
The Kia Rio falls into the category of subcompact vehicles. The 2018 model is a little more refined, high-tech and upscale than previous models. Over the years, the Rio has earned the reputation of being stylish and affordable.
Kia is known to pack a lot of content into their vehicles and the Rio is no exception. It is available with many different features. That means cool technology for you at that lower Kia price. It makes the Rio especially attractive to younger buyers.
It features Android Auto compatibility and Apple CarPlay support. It even comes with new uvo telematics system which offers several interesting features. It allows you to use a smartphone or web app to remotely start the vehicle or find it on a map. It can send vehicle help reports and onboard diagnostics to you. It is especially nice during an emergency situation. Uvo offers live support and roadside assistance. Another feature is automatic emergency braking. This is a very handy safety feature.
The new Rio comes with a lighter and stiffer platform. It is responsive, fun and easy to drive. The steering is perfectly weighted for city driving and doesn’t feel dead in any spot in the steering wheel. It sports a 1.6L four-cylinder motor with 130 horsepower and 119lb-ft of torque. It comes with a standard six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The 2018 model has improved fuel-economy over earlier models. It gets about 32 mpg on the highway.
The Rio has added torque earlier on in the rev range giving it a lively feel you are sure to notice on your visit to Peterbrough Kia. The base models come with rear drum brakes, but disc brakes all around are available on higher trim models. You will also notice an addition of more soft plastics to the interior of the vehicle giving it a more refined look. It is also available with many technology features not normally offered in its class.
Driving in style and on a budget is possible. A 2018 KIA SORENTO is sleek, sophisticated and designed with the consumer in mind. If you’re thinking about getting a new car, the process doesn’t have to be difficult. Our dealership offers professional representatives, fair prices and a wide selection of Kias.
An Unbeatable Selection
A Kia is the perfect family car. Since 2002 it has been providing parents and their children with an enjoyable riding experience at a fair price. Bring your entire troop to our location and you’ll find Kias in all different colors and makes. Whether you decide to take your time and browse our selection for hours until every member of your family loves the decision you make, or if you’re looking for something specific, you’ll find it at our dealership.
Payment Plans that Suit You
The professionals at our dealership understand that every family is different. That’s why we offer customizable payment plans to make sure you can drive your Peterbrough Kia away without worry. Getting a new car should be exciting, not stressful. No matter your financial situation, we’ll work with you to get you on the road fast.
Expert Auto Specialists
Not everyone is an auto expert, but everyone wants a car that doesn’t require routine visits to the mechanic to function. All your questions will be answered by a representative who not just a skilled salesman, but who has a thorough understanding of all the features that make a Kia great. You’ll be informed about engine, safety and dashboard characteristics so you can know you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck. Don’t be afraid to bring your questions to our team; we’ll answer all of them to your satisfaction.
There’s no better SUV out there than a Kia Sorento. Level up your quality of life by visiting our dealership for a pleasant shopping experience today.
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