Kia news and vehicle information at Weseloh Kia Carlsbad
The Kia GT Concept model has finally made it to production as the all new 2018 Kia Stinger. This five passenger sportback model is the highest-performance production vehicle in Kia history. Designed in Frankfurt and developed on the Nürburgring, this exceptionally powerful car is poised to redefine the sports segment currently dominated by European automakers.
Offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and a variety of upscale standard and available options, this new model will be available in the U.S. this December. Its exterior design is sleek and muscular with a long hood and recessed contours along the doors. Its sportback silhouette is accentuated with large air intakes, a rear diffuser, oval exhaust pipes and of … more
Each year Kelly Blue Book offers its annual guide to the best of the best in their most awarded cars list. This detailed list of cars and SUVs that received outstanding marks in numerous categories is a helpful resource for car shoppers. This year Both the Kia Optima and the Sportage earned their places on the well respected list.
The Kia Optima has received many awards over the years and continues to be a KBB favorite. With refreshed sporty styling and an abundance of driver friendly features the Optima was named as one of KBB’s 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 and as one of the Best Family Sedans. The Kia Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid were also recognized as being among the best in their respective groups.
As a completely … more
Last year Kia Motors was the first non-premium brand to top J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS) in 27 years. Out of all 33 auto manufacturers in the U.S., Kia was the highest scoring nameplate in the 2016 study. This year Kia has once again topped the J.D. Power IQS list of exceptional automobiles with five Kia vehicles earning top segment awards.
J.D. Power has been conducting the IQS study for over 30 years to examine problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. A quality score is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) with the lowest scores representing the highest quality. In this year’s study Kia vehicles were found to have only 72 problems per 100 … more
Weseloh Kia Carlsbad has taken delivery of the all new 2017 Kia Niro. As the newest member of the Kia SUV family the Niro has been designed to combine driving enjoyment, functional utility and hybrid efficiency. It is the first new model with Kia’s Dedicated Eco-Car Platform hybrid system and is anticipated to fill the gap between hybrid-electric and crossover utility vehicles.
The new Kia Niro is powered by a unique hybrid powertrain. An all-new, Kappa 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine specifically designed for hybrid models is under the hood. The new gasoline engine works in tandem with a 43-hp tractive motor to produce 146 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft of torque. The two engines deliver an estimated combined fuel economy of 50 mpg. … more
San Diego area residents who drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid can take advantage of extra savings on their utility bill. Now, San Diego Gas and Electric customers who own a new Kia Soul EV, Optima Hybrid or Kia Niro can be eligible to receive an annual credit of at least $50 on their SDG&E bill.
As part of California’s greenhouse gas reduction program, the Electric Vehicle Climate Credit has been administered by the California Air Resources Board. This state regulation, designed to increase the use of clean-vehicle fuels such as electricity, now offers this attractive incentive to owners of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Those who qualify for the credit on their SDG&E bill will be able to apply for the … more
The new 2017 Kia Niro Crossover Hybrid set a new record for the “lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car)”. The Niro was driven 3715.4 miles on only 4.1 tanks of gas (48.5 gallons) and delivered an outstanding 76.6 mpg.
Two drivers, Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, CA and Robert Winger of Williamsburg, VA made the trek from Los Angeles City Hall to New York City Hall using 48.5 gallons of gas. When they arrived at New York City Hall in Manhattan the 2017 Kia Niro officially received the Guinness World Record® title.
“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “We set out to … more
Automotive authority Cars.com, has recently named the 2017 Kia Sportage “Best Compact SUV”. The Sportage was also nominated by Cars.com for the coveted “Best of 2017” Award. The annual “Best of Awards” show is hosted by Cars.com each year at the North American International Auto Show. Competition categories include Best of 2017, Best Pickup Truck, Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Play Car of the Year. Vehicles must be 2017 models and must excel in quality, innovation and value in order to qualify for the Cars.com awards. Best of 2017 nominees must be all-new or fully redesigned models.
The new 2017 Kia Sportage is packed with innovative features and is … more
The 2018 Kia Stinger has made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This new rear-wheel-drive sports sedan has been on the drawing board for years and was originally introduced as Kia’s GT concept vehicle. Now in production, the Stinger promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in Kia’s history. It will be offered with a choice of two turbocharged engines; a four-cylinder 2.0-liter Theta II engine that produces an estimated 255 horsepower or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda engine with an anticipated 365 horsepower. With this powerful model Kia is targeting 5.1 seconds to 62 mph and a top speed of 167 mph (twin turbocharged V6 engine).
Although similar to Kia’s K900, the … more
The Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson have gone head to head in many comparisons. These two compact crossovers are quite similar but offer a few distinctive differences. Both vehicles have stylish exterior design, upscale spacious interiors, ample cargo room and offer good fuel economy. Let’s take a closer look at these two popular models.
The Hyundai Tucson was redesigned in 2016 with a more sculpted body structure and extra cargo room. It also received a more responsive steering system and a new sport-tuned suspension for increased driver involvement and satisfaction. The Kia Sportage is all new for 2017 with distinctive styling and a fresh new look. Sportage cabin upgrades include the use of high quality materials and elegant … more
If you are shopping for a midsize sedan you have probably considered the Kia Optima and the Toyota Camry. Both vehicles offer excellent fuel economy, plenty of comfort and convenience options as well as a selection of trim and engine choices. But which one is best for you? The following comparison will help you see the similarities and differences between these two models.
The Kia Optima was fully redesigned for 2016 it received new interior and upgrades to the exterior design. The Toyota Camry maintains its classic styling features from the previous year. The Camry offers a bit more rear seat legroom while the Kia Optima offers more head and leg room in the front seating area. Both of these four-door sedans offer ample … more