Your phones, tablets and remotes also need to be cleaned

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and tricks on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 7:14 PM
A stock photo of a person holding a bucket full of cleaning supplies.

How do I sanitize my electronics? 

Keeping everything around us as clean as possible is one of the most important things we can do to keep COVID-19 at bay. Cleaning and sterilizing your house or vehicle is pretty straightforward as both use many of the same products. But, have you found all the high-touch items that might need some attention during this crisis? If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize my electronics,’ a group of Team Gunther Kia product experts did a little research to find this information for customers. Obviously, using hot soapy water isn’t going to work for devices like remote controls and smartphones. These are very important to everyone and if they were to get ruined, times like these would make getting a replacement difficult. Let’s take a look at how you can protect your family by properly cleaning these items.  Read the rest of this entry »

Team Gunther Kia launches program to keep visitors safe from coronavirus

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership news, Safety, Service on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 1:12 AM
A stock photo of a person cleaning the inside of a vehicle.

Can I still take cars for a test drive in Alabama? 

The spread of COVID-19 has forced everyone to change the way they go about their daily lives. That certainly applies to how we’re doing things at Team Gunther Kia. The health and safety of our customers, visitors and staff is the top priority of everyone working in and around the showroom. In order to make sure that we can provide the best possible experience, our leadership team has implemented some new protocols that will help us stem the transmission of the virus. This includes doing away with the time-honored handshake, thoroughly cleaning our workspaces between customer visits with disinfectant wipes and making sure employees who aren’t feeling well stay home. Additionally, our service technicians will be wearing gloves while they are getting in and out of the vehicle on which they’re working. If these things give you the peace of mind you need to trust in our efforts, take a look at videos below to prepare yourself for your upcoming test drive.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Kia pickup truck isn’t as crazy as it sounds — maybe.

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership news, Just For Fun on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 3:48 PM
A photo of the Mojave badge used by the KCV-4 Kia Mojave concept pickup truck.

Will Kia ever offer a pickup truck?

When people think of the Kia brand and its lineup of vehicles available at dealerships like Team Gunther Kia, they probably picture sedans, hatchbacks and crossover SUVs. Don’t get us wrong, we are incredibly proud of our inventory and we think there isn’t much these platforms can’t do. However, we can’t help but wonder if more is possible. So, will Kia ever offer a pickup truck? That is both an interesting question and not out of the realm of possibility. An article posted on autoevolution.com, written by Mihnea Radu, seems to intimate that a Kia pickup truck could be possible. Let’s take a look at what the website thinks could be available. It’s important to note, this is just a guess and none of the information is confirmed by Kia Motors America. Read the rest of this entry »

Every time we learn more about the new Seltos, the more we love it

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 1:25 PM
A photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos driving through the mud.

Performance Specs and Fuel Economy Scores for the 2021 Kia Seltos

In the relatively short period of time that the newest Kia crossover SUV has been available at the Team Gunther Kia showroom, customers have not been shy about making their interest known. Very few visitors stop by our facility and don’t at least ask about the performance specs and fuel economy score for the 2021 Kia Seltos. While the newly delivered Seltos is positioned as the automaker’s entry-level crossover SUV, they didn’t equip it like an entry-level model. The 2021 Seltos can be powered by one of two available powertrains with either front- or all-wheel-drive and offer some of the strongest fuel economy scores in its segment. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see when you visit us. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia teases new concept model at annual auto expo

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos, New features on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 9:12 PM
A photo of the luggage rack on the 2021 Kia Seltos Concept Vehicle.

2021 Kia Seltos Concept Vehicle at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show 

Kia has really made some interesting moves over the last few years. In terms of burnishing its brand, the automaker’s improved crossover SUV lineup is among the most important things they have accomplished. For the upcoming model year, Kia is introducing a new entry-level crossover SUV model. The 2021 Kia Seltos concept vehicle at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show gives potential buyers an idea of what the newest member of the family is capable of providing. Team Gunther Kia customers can take a closer look at the consumer version at our showroom today. If you’d like to learn more about anything else, schedule an appointment today.  Read the rest of this entry »

A six-pack of Kia vehicles take home IIHS awards for 2020

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage, Kia Stinger, Kia Telluride, Safety on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 1:19 PM
A right profile photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride.

What are the safest 2020 Kia vehicles?

If there is something that every automaker has in common, it is a commitment to safety. Kia has already been recognized for making one of the most advanced safety monitoring systems available, winning a technology award from leading automotive website, Autoblog. The first rounds of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are becoming available and a six-pack of Kia vehicles have been awarded with the prestigious honor. Team Gunther Kia customers can see the lineup at our showroom during business hours. Let’s take a look at some of the 2020 Kia vehicles that made the cut. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2021 Kia Seltos has arrived at our showroom

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 8:19 PM
A photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos taken at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

How much interior space does the 2021 Kia Seltos have? 

The addition of the Kia Seltos to the Team Gunther Kia roster has really reinvigorated our customers. We only have a few of the models in our inventory right now, but the recent arrival has allowed our product experts to find out some important details. So, how much interior space does the 2021 Kia Seltos have? The 2021 Seltos is a two-row crossover SUV that is slated to be the automaker’s entry-level model. Kia designers have combined, modern styling and sophistication with well-engineered capability,’ according to materials released by the automaker. We were lucky to have a correspondent take a close look at the 2021 Seltos at the Chicago Auto Show last week to give us a preview of what we can expect. Let’s see what they found.  Read the rest of this entry »

Kia teases changes to one of its most popular models

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, Kia Sorento on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 10:48 PM
A left profile photo of the 2020 Kia Sorento parked in a driveway.

Is the Kia Sorento getting redesigned? 

The Kia Sorento is one of the most popular models the automaker has ever produced. This is a trend that Team Gunther Kia product experts have noticed for quite some time. However, it has been a while since Kia designers reimagined what the vehicle has to offer its customers. So, is the Kia Sorento getting redesigned? According to the Road Show blog on CNet.com, another redesigned Kia crossover SUV could be coming to our showroom in the near future. To support this exposition, the automaker’s foreign newsroom released some teaser images. The Chicago Auto Show opens to the public in a few days, but we’ll have to wait until March to learn more. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see.  Read the rest of this entry »

Kia safety systems help bolster an already impressive awards season

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride, Safety, Technology, Tips and tricks on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 9:25 PM
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride in motion on the road.

How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System? 

Just about every automaker in the world is pouring a lot of resources into developing next-generation, cutting-edge safety systems. Kia, as always, on the forefront of this work. If you’ve been shopping around for a new vehicle and you’ve placed a high premium on crash avoidance, you might also be wondering, ‘How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System?’ Our friends at Autoblog published an article on Jan. 30 announcing that the active driver-assistance system has won its 2020 Technology of the Year Award. The team of evaluators took a deep dive into the intricacies of the increasingly popular feature to see which automaker has got it right this year. Buyers will be able to find this version of the Blind Spot monitoring system on the 2020 Kia Telluride, which has had its own monumental success.  Read the rest of this entry »

These new Kia models have the most to offer for the least money

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Kia Forte, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 7:55 PM
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Which 2020 Kia model offers the best value near Mobile, AL? 

Regardless of what is happening in the automotive industry at any given time, buyers are always looking to get the best deal for their money. So, which 2020 Kia model offer the best value near Mobile, AL? If someone were to ask anyone in the Team Gunther Kia showroom that question would probably say, ‘All of them.’ However, our team thought that our customers would like something a little more objective. Leading consumer affairs magazine, U.S. News & World Report picked a handful of Kia models that value-minded buyers should take a closer look at when visiting the dealership. As a brand, Kia has been on a hot streak as of late, and these picks by the U.S. News & World Report simply add to the run. Let’s take a closer look at these Kia vehicles.  Read the rest of this entry »