Kia brings substantial changes to 2018 Rio platform

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Rio on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 3:50 PM
Changes made to the 2018 Kia Rio

Changes for the 2018 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio has been one of the longest serving models in the automaker’s lineup. An all new version, marking the vehicle’s fourth generation, was unveiled in New York a few months ago. Kia designers in Europe, the U.S. and Korea all collaborated to make the 2018 Kia Rio a class leader by building the car to be a style leader, well-equipped and wonderfully fuel efficient. The changes made for the new 2018 Kia Rio include an upgrade to the vehicle’s infotainment system which includes smartphone integration. Additionally, the 2018 Kia Rio comes in sedan and hatchback body styles. Read the rest of this entry »

Many Mobile farmers markets open for season with more to come

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and tricks on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 1:25 PM
When do farmers markets open in Mobile AL

Farmers Market information Mobile, AL

Farmers markets are wonderful things and there are plenty of options available for residents in and around Mobile. By shopping locally and supporting area farmers, customers of these events can really make a difference in their neighbors’ lives. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to bring home fresh fruits, vegetables and produce. Team Gunther Kia enjoys promoting a healthier community and prides itself on being a resource for more than information about out vehicles. Hopefully one of these spring and summer farmers markets near Mobile, AL will work for your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Get your Kia UVO system questions answered by Team Gunther experts

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 10:23 PM
How does Kia UVO work?

Kia UVO infotainment system questions and how to FAQ

Kia vehicles are going through quite the revolution of late. New levels of performance are being explored with the upcoming 2018 Kia Stinger and the status quo in the hybrid world is being challenged with the 2017 Kia Niro. However, the common thread tying the entire lineup together is the constantly evolving Kia UVO infotainment system. As each new version comes online, Kia owners get new features and functions. The most recent change to UVO involves being able to integrate applications from today’s top smartphones into the unit. If you are new to the Kia brand, contact a Team Gunther Kia representative today to see a live demonstration of UVO’s capabilities. Read the rest of this entry »

Brand new 2018 Kia Rio to arrive at Team Gunther Kia in coming months

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Rio on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 5:40 PM

What does the new 2018 Kia Rio look like?

The Kia Rio is one of the automaker’s first models to see measurable success in the United States. When the 2018 model year rolls around, the version of the Rio arriving at the dealership’s showroom will be its fourth-generation to be for sale. The 2018 Kia Rio offers a sportier design for both the sedan and hatchback versions, greater comfort across the board and a more refined handling profile for each of its upcoming trim grades. Also appearing in the newly redesigned Kia Rio will be the latest version of the company’s UVO3 infotainment system which will also provide integration for smartphone applications. Read the rest of this entry »

Why you should be taking the 2017 Sportage for a test drive today

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Sportage on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 10:24 PM
Should I test drive the 2017 Kia Niro

Which Kia do I need to test drive before buying?

The lineup of Kia coupes, sedans and SUVs available at Team Gunther Kia is more dynamic and exciting than ever before. Customers in the buying cycle often walk into the showroom a little overwhelmed by the brand’s outstanding choices and have a little trouble deciding which 2017 they should take for a test drive. Luckily a reputable outside party is lending a hand. Autotrader has recently named the 2017 Kia Sportage to its list of “Must Test Drive Vehicles.” In order to make the list, the 2017 Sportage had to meet some stringent criteria based on price, performance and available features. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia to offer hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2020

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership news on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Kia hydrogen fuel cell vehicle information

The next great leap in automotive technology appears to be hydrogen fuel cells. Kia Motors recently announced they will be joining the alternative fuel fraternity by producing its first hydrogen-powered vehicle for the 2020 model year. In order to meet its own goals, Kia has partnered with Hyundai to share in the research and development costs for the companies hydrogen fuel cell technology. Of the two partners, Hyundai will lead the way with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain which is expected to reach its dealerships later this year. The current timeline is in place to allow for costs of the technology to come down enough to make it more affordable for Kia engineers to develop and Kia customers to own. Read the rest of this entry »

Cargo and passenger space measurements for the 2017 Kia Niro

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Niro on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 10:19 PM

Cargo Space in the 2017 Kia Niro

The 2017 Kia Niro, currently available at Team Gunther Kia, is one of the class’ most popular and capable vehicles. A lot of information has been handed out about the new vehicle’s performance and incredible fuel economy scores. But there is another element that needs to be examined. Team Gunther Kia sales representatives have been getting a lot of questions about the cargo space in the 2017 Kia Niro. Like other vehicles in its class, the interior of the new Kia Niro is incredibly adaptable. Customers of Team Gunther Kia shouldn’t be fooled, the automaker’s engineers and designers made sure to use every cubic inch of space as efficiently as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Kia Soul, Cadenza make list of best family cars

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership news on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 3:11 PM
Kia vehicles named best family cars 2017

Kia vehicles named best family cars of 2017

Kia’s profile within the automotive industry is getting larger every day. At this point in 2017, the automaker has already introduced two brand new models (2017 Niro and 2018 Stinger) that are almost guaranteed to be successes in their respective classes. As exciting as those to vehicles are, it’s the legacy models that continue to do the heavy lifting for Team Gunther Kia customers. Recently, consumer affairs publication, U.S. News & World Report named the 2017 Kia Soul and 2017 Kia Cadenza to its list of the best family cars for the year. This is the second consecutive year the Kia Soul has made the list. Read the rest of this entry »

Preventing car hacking is easier than (and not as scary as) you think

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 8:53 PM
How do I stop people from hacking my car

How do I stop people from hacking my car?

If you have turned on the news in the last day or two, you’ve probably heard about leaked government documents detailing how the government can hack into all kinds of electronic devices. And because of the huge leaps forward in vehicle technology, this could include your car. While the people in black suits and sunglasses are probably leaving you alone unless you’re a secret agent, car thieves may target your car and hack it to get valuables from the inside or even the car itself. A few simple steps can help prevent your car from getting hacked. Read the rest of this entry »

What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day this year?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Social on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:01 PM
St. Patrick's Day information Mobile, AL

2017 St. Patrick’s Day information Mobile, AL

Irish culture is rich with tradition. One of the most accessible ways into a culture is to dive head-first into its food. Residents and those visiting Mobile will have a few interesting ways to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. When you’ve finally picked out your best green gear, you can head to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Mobile. Once the parade has ended, everyone is invited to attend one of the biggest celebrations of Irish life at Bienville Square where several different contests will be underway. Read the rest of this entry »