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Kia introduces its first electric vehicle, the EV6 crossover SUV

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
An overhead photo of the Kia EV6 electric vehicle.

What is the Kia EV6? 

At this point, it seems pretty clear that the next 20 years of automotive development will be focused on eliminating the need to fill a vehicle with gasoline. Kia is jumping into the electric vehicle game with bold plans to introduce an electrified platform very soon. So, what is the Kia EV6? Not only will Kia be introducing a very capable electric vehicle, but it will be a crossover SUV so it can be as convenient to use as it will be efficient. According to early information released by the automaker, a fully charged Kia EV6 will be able to travel more than 315 miles and reach speeds as high as 161 miles per hour – in the proper environment. Additionally, Kia is introducing a very powerful charging apparatus that will take a battery with a 10 percent charged and get it to 80 percent in fewer than 20 minutes. More than 60 miles of driving range can be added in less than five minutes. Stay tuned to the Team Gunther Kia Blog for more Kia EV6 information as it becomes available.  (more…)

There are some very exciting things coming to the Kia lineup for 2022 and beyond

Monday, March 8th, 2021
A teaser photo of the EV6 badge that will be used on a new Kia vehicle platform.

Is Kia ever going to have an all-electric vehicle? 

Science fiction movies told us that we’d have flying, self-driving automobiles at this point in the 21st century. As great as the lineup of new vehicles available for sale or lease at the Team Gunther Kia truly is, we can’t help but be a little disappointed we’re still commuting on the ground. However, our manufacturing partner is ready to make the jump into the next generation of automotive technology. So, if you have been wondering, ‘Is Kia ever going to have an all-electric vehicle,’ the answer is, yes. Kia will be unveiling a completely battery-powered vehicle in the very near future. It will be called the EV6 and just about everyone at the Team Gunther Kia showroom is very excited to see it arrive. Let’s take a look at what we might be seeing soon.  (more…)

The 2022 Kia Carnival is a next-generation family vehicle

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
A left profile photo of the 2022 Kia Carnival on the road.

What is the 2022 Kia Carnival? 

Kia announced the end of an era with the official retirement of its minivan platform. In its place, and with an all-new logo, will be the Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). So, what is the 2022 Kia Carnival? On a basic level, the all-new Carnival will be a direct replacement for the outgoing Kia Sedona minivan. However, nobody will be able to call the Carnival boring. It will feature a powerful standard engine, a bold design that took inspiration from the automaker’s class-leading crossover SUVs, and, of course, one of the roomiest and adaptable interiors in the automotive industryDuring the presentation introducing the 2022 Carnival, Kia stated that it will start delivery of the vehicle during the second quarter of this year. Let’s take a closer look at a few other things we’ve learned.  (more…)

Kia is updating its minivan platform with a new look and a new name

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
A silhouetted photo of the new 2022 Kia Carnival.

Is Kia canceling the Kia Sedona in 2022? 

There are a lot of changes coming to the global automotive industry. Kia is responding to these changes in a unique way. Early reports that Kia is canceling the Kia Sedona in 2022 are a bit misleading. Our manufacturing partner is doing away with the Sedona name, but Kia will still continue to produce a minivan platform. Starting later this year, Team Gunther Kia customers looking for the expansive cargo volume and generous seating options offered by a minivan will be looking at the Kia Carnival. The biggest difference between the new 2022 Carnival and previous versions of the Kia Sedona will come in the former’s new bold exterior design that will complement the automaker’s new crossover SUV lineup. Let’s take a look at a few things we know about the Kia Carnival before it’s officially unveiled to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  (more…)

Kia is committed to making its vehicles easier to use

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Kia Sorento with the Engine Start/Stop button circled.

How do I use the Kia Engine Start/Stop Button? 

Fumbling with keys is a common issue every driver has dealt with at some point in their time on the road. Kia wants to make its lineup of vehicles as user-friendly as possible and that means eliminating as many pain points as possible. One of those solutions is to largely eliminate the need to use a set of keys to start a vehicle. So, if you’re wondering, ‘How do I use the Kia Engine Start/Stop Button?’ Basically, it’s as easy as making sure you have the key fob with you and pressing the button. Our team of product experts helps several people per week understand this technology and we thought it would be helpful to produce this handy guide. We are using the 2021 Kia Sorento as our model, but these tips should be broadly applicable to most of the manufacturer’s vehicles.  (more…)

Get a headstart on learning about new Kia vehicle technology

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
A photo of the driver's cockpit in a 2021 Kia vehicle.

New Kia Feature How-To Videos 

The Kia class of 2021 vehicles are arriving every day at the Team Gunther Kia showroom. Kia sedans and crossover SUVs have made a strong case for being among the most technologically advanced vehicles in their respective segments, at their respective price points. Our manufacturing partner has introduced several new systems that will change the way drivers and passengers interact with platforms that are equipped with this new technology. In order to help people orient themselves to this new world, our team of product experts hapicked out a couple new Kia feature how-to videos. These will take a closer look at the new Driver Attention Warning system and the available Head-up Display. If you would like to learn more about what is available with the 2021 Kia lineup, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.  (more…)

The 2021 Kia Seltos picks up its first industry award

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
A photo of the Seltos badge used by the 2021 Kia Seltos.

How good is the 2021 Kia Seltos? 

The day of the crossover SUV has come. These vehicles are popular with Team Gunther Kia customers for a lot of reasons. However, the segment’s overall flexibility is going to be at the top of a lot of lists. If you’ve been wondering, ‘How good is the 2021 Kia Seltos,’ our team recently received word that the vehicle has won its first industry award. Future owners of the 2021 Seltos who might be getting ready to graduate will be able to have one of the 10 best vehicles for recent college grads. Autotrader evaluated several new vehicles and found that those looking to move on to the next stage of their lives will want to learn more. Let’s take a closer look at why you should learn more about the 2021 Seltos.  (more…)

Minivans continue to offer tons of space and advanced features, take a look today

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
A left profile photo of the 2020 Kia Sedona parked by a building.

What does the 2020 Kia Sedona look like? 

The lineup of new Kia vehicles available at Team Gunther Kia contains just about every model the automaker has to offer. The vehicle that our team of product experts would like to point out today is one of the manufacturer’s most versatile. So, what does the 2020 Kia Sedona look like? At first blush, it might seem like a sedate minivan. However, Kia has built the 2020 Sedona to offer plenty of interior space and some of the most advanced technology available in the segment. Some of the available features include a rear-seat entertainment system with an on-board DVD player. Take a look at these photos to get a better idea of what it has to offer. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Kia Sedona today by calling, 877-885-7998.  (more…)

Kia teases new concept model at annual auto expo

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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.  (more…)

Kia already teasing concept versions of its newest crossover SUV

Monday, December 9th, 2019
A side-by-side photo of the two new 2021 Kia Seltos X-Line concept vehicles.

2021 Kia Seltos X-Line Concept Vehicles

Toward the end of November, as we were getting ready for Thanksgiving, Kia took center stage at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show to offer up a brief glance at its newest member of its crossover SUV family, the Seltos. Before the echo faded on that announcement, the automaker also took the time to unveil a pair of 2021 Kia Seltos X-Line concept vehicles. The X-Line moniker certainly evokes mental imagery of something pretty special from the manufacturer. It’s important to mention that the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack and the Seltos X-Line Urban Concept are just that, concept vehicles. We don’t know when or if the features teased by these models will be available, but they will certainly give us a better look at what the new Kia crossover SUV platform can do. (more…)