Kia news and vehicle information at Weseloh Kia Carlsbad
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
The new 2017 Kia K900 luxury sedan offers an extensive list of standard equipment, world-class comfort and premium driving dynamics. Its elegant features and stunning design add a new level of refinement to this popular model.
Powered by a 3.8-liter, 311-horsepower V6 engine, or a V8 engine capable of 420-horsepower the new K900 will be available with Premium or Luxury trim sets. Standard features include leather seating, navigation, a full-length sunroof and retractable sunshade.
New standard safety features for the 2017 K900 include Blind Spot Detection, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist. A full suite of available safety and Kia Driver assist features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, … more
New 2017 Kia Soul wins Car and Driver 10Best title and Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award.
The 2017 Kia Soul has been selected to receive a Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs award. Renowned auto authority, Car and Driver recognizes the best vehicles on the market each year with their “10Best” list This prestigious award honors one vehicle from each vehicle category to identify cars and trucks that offer the best value for the price. This year more than 150 new vehicles were eligible for awards.
Beyond its affordable price point, winning features on the new Kia Soul were the standard UVO3 integrated communication and entertainment system as well as a new turbocharged engine for improved driving dynamics. Of course … more
Each year the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve collects millions of toys for the national Toys for Tots program. Since its inception in 1947 the program objective is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States to experience the joy of Christmas. Toys for Tots also serves to unite members of local communities in a common cause to contribute to better communities in the future.
Weseloh Kia Carlsbad is proud to serve as a Toys for Tots donation location and to be a part of this inspiring program each year. We anticipate another successful season as Weseloh dealership customers, employees and San Diego County residents come together to promote the Toys for Tots program.
We invite you to stop by our San Diego … more