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Watch Now: How Does the Highway Driving Assist Function Help?

Friday, October 29th, 2021
Highway Driving Assist

How to Use the Highway Driving Assist Feature in Your Kia?

When driving on a highway, do you wish for a pilot, a helping hand, or a genie who would navigate the car for you? It seems the Kia brand has made your wish its command. The Highway Driving Assist on Kia vehicles allows you to drive comfortably and safely. This feature uses a combination of Smart Cruise Control and Lane Centering Assistance. It maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you and helps you stay centered in the lane. How to use the Highway Driving Assist feature in your Kia? At Team Gunther Kia in Daphne, AL, we provide you with a video that explains the Highway Driving Assist feature.

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How to Use the Smart Cruise Control Feature in Your Kia Vehicle?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Smart Cruise Control

How Does the Kia Smart Cruise Control Feature Work?

The Kia brand’s Smart Cruise Control feature makes driving more comfortable. How does the Kia Smart Cruise Control feature work? This feature allows you to opt for your select speed using the steering wheel controls. Your Kia will speed up to your selected speed and continue to run on that speed unless manually overridden or if it detects traffic ahead. The Smart Cruise Control feature also maintains a pre-determined distance from the vehicle in front of you. At Team Gunther Kia in Daphne, AL, we provide you with a video prepared by the folks at Kia that explains the Smart Cruise Control feature better.

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Get a sneak peek at the next generation of Kia technology coming to town very soon

Friday, May 28th, 2021
The Kia augmented reality navigation system.

New Kia Vehicle Features Coming Soon 

The next few model years of Kia vehicles and beyond are going to be packed with some incredible technology that people would think was science fiction only a short time ago. First, it was smartphone integration. Then came active driver assistance systems. The new Kia vehicle features coming soon will deal with electric-only driving range figures and augmented reality systems. Our team has come across a couple of videos that will explain how some vehicles will be using new ways to present drivers with very important information. The product experts at Team Gunther Kia are already educating themselves about these features and equipment and are ready to walk potential customers through this technology. Make an appointment with a Team Gunther Product Expert today if you would like to learn more.  (more…)

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…)

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…)

Is it getting hard to see out of your windshield? These videos might help

Friday, January 29th, 2021
A photo of a windshield covered by rain.

What kind of windshield wipers does Kia use? 

Whenever we talk about Kia vehicles, we gravitate to the latest connectivity technology or its performance capability. We apologize for overlooking some of the lower profile, but still very important components that people use every day. One of those oft-overlooked features is the windshield wipers. Anyone who had driven in the rain in a vehicle with poor wipers knows the challenge. Furthermore, it is incredibly important for the right wiper blade to be used so a driver can always see outside the vehicle. So, what kind of windshield wipers does Kia use? Our team found a few videos that will explain things in an easy-to-understand manner. If you have additional questions or concerns, please make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.  (more…)

Have you explored what Kia UVO can do to keep you safe?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Kia Telluride.

What kind of safety systems does Kia UVO have? 

No automaker takes driver and passenger safety more seriously than does Kia. With that in mind, the automaker has leveraged its cutting-edge technology to help out as much as possible. So, what kind of safety systems does Kia UVO have? The engineers behind the Kia UVO system have made a huge effort to make a necessary emergency response happen as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Contacting help in the event of a collision is only the tip of the iceberg. UVO is capable of so much more and our team of product experts has found a series of videos to walk people through using this incredible technology. If you would like to take a closer look at how Kia UVO works, or you need help using the system to its full potential, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.  (more…)

Are you using your UVO system to its full potential?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
A photo of the touchscreen used in the 2021 Kia Telluride.

How do I set up Kia UVO Link? 

Kia has been leading the way in automotive technology for a long time. In fact, the automaker has been including its UVO infotainment system in its vehicles since 2011 or so. For the current model year, Kia has expanded its UVO technology to most of the lineup. If you have recently picked up a new Kia vehicle, you might be wondering, ‘How do I set up Kia UVO Link?’ A couple of Team Gunther Kia product experts got together to go through the setup guide. Our team used the 2021 Kia Telluride as a basis for this guide. However, for the most part, this information will apply to almost any Kia vehicle built in the last couple of years. Let’s take a closer look at this technology.  (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…)