Kia, Facebook team up to change your outlook with augmented reality

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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How does Kia augmented reality for Facebook Messenger work?

Among the most exciting frontiers in the virtual world is augmented reality, also known as AR. Some people may already be familiar with augmented reality thanks to the very popular mobile game, Pokémon Go. Facebook has chosen Kia as a beta testing platform to test is new AR feature for its instant messaging platform. So, how does Kia augmented reality for Facebook Messenger work? Basically, it starts with the established Kia Bot and the next generation Kia digital assistant to change the way people use the social media app to shop for their next Kia vehicle. Let’s take a look at what you’ll be able to do with this new technology. Read the rest of this entry »

What are you going to do for Memorial Day weekend this year?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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2018 Memorial Day events near Cleveland, OH

The unofficial start of summer is only a few days away. It’s not too early to start looking over the 2018 Memorial Day events near Cleveland, OH to see what your options are. The usual options like a short weekend getaway or hosting a backyard barbecue will always be available. But if you want to leave the house for just a little while or would like try something new, the product experts at Spitzer Kia Cleveland have done a little digging to provide our blog readers and customers with some interesting alternatives. If you need a new Kia sedan, crossover SUV or minivan to make your Memorial Day perfect, stop by the showroom or schedule an appointment today. Read the rest of this entry »

New Kia-developed technology could be an EV game-changer

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 3:41 PM
A photo of an electric version of the Kia Soul being tested on the road.

Wireless charging for Kia electric vehicles

More than a century ago, the idea that a vehicle could be moved by anything other than some kind of animal must have seemed like nothing short of magic. The gasoline-powered internal combustion engine has almost single-handedly driven the American economy. As we enter the second decade of the 21st century it’s clear that the next evolution of automotive propulsion is going to rely on electricity stored in the vehicle in batteries. The biggest hurdle that electric vehicles need to clear, is the implementation of new battery replenishment infrastructure. A breakthrough in wireless charging for Kia electric vehicles has been announced and it appears to hold major implications for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia to continue to add more Stinger variants down the road, eventually

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Stinger on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 3:20 PM
A front quarter photo of the Kia Stinger Atlantica driving on snow.

Will Kia make different versions of the Stinger?

The 2018 Kia Stinger and its higher-performance Stinger GT variant have exploded into its segment of the automotive industry. If you’re a regular reader of the Spitzer Kia Cleveland Blog, you know just how hard we’ve fallen for the new fastback sedan. In doing some looking around the internet to bring you the latest information to make you a smarter car-buyer, we found some interesting news courtesy of AutoBlog. It appears Kia will make different versions of the Stinger and they will be gradually introduced over the years. Let’s take a look at what the future could hold for the Stinger and its potential new versions. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember, a spare tire isn’t a permanent solution! Here’s what you need to know

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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How long does a spare tire last?

Having to replace a flat tire is one of the more manageable headaches a vehicle owner will have to deal with. However, the concerns aren’t over once you’re back on the road. As its name implies, a spare tire isn’t a permanent solution. A pretty common question to come into the Spitzer Kia Cleveland Service Department is, ‘How long does a spare tire last?’ In short, not very long. Most new cars use smaller tires as the emergency backup with the intention that they just need to last long enough to get to the nearest repair facility. If you have any questions that aren’t addressed here, please give Spitzer Kia Cleveland a call today. Read the rest of this entry »

What is premium gas and what does it do?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 7:36 PM
A rear left quarter photo of the 2018 Kia Stinger.

Do Kia vehicles require premium gas?

When you pull up to a gas pump, there are usually three options: Regular, mid-grade and premium. For most people, the first thing they notice is the stark price difference among the three. Does it make a difference? Do Kia vehicles require premium gas? The Spitzer Kia Cleveland Blog sat down with a few of our service experts to get current and future owners of Kia vehicles the most accurate and up-to-date information about their vehicles. Kia does its best to make its vehicles as affordable to own as possible, but some of this information can be hard to find or, at the very least, otherwise unclear. If you have any questions about how to best care for your Kia vehicle, please contact the Spitzer Kia Cleveland Service Department today. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Optima will have a few upgrades when it goes on sale

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Optima on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 8:00 AM
A photo showing two versions of the 2019 Kia Optima sitting side by side.

What does the 2019 Kia Optima look like?

There is always a lot happening at the annual New York International Auto Show. Kia made the most of its display with by showing off the changes it made to its most popular sedan. So, what does the 2019 Kia Optima look like? Well, the latest version of the Optima continues to gain inspiration from far more expensive European-built models and furthers that idea by offering sport leather seating in some trims. Additionally, the automaker has improved the safety profile of the 2019 Optima by adding more functions to the Advanced Driver Assistance System – which is now standard across the entire trim ladder. A pricing structure for the 2019 Kia Optima will be announced closer to the sedan’s official launch date – which should be later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Kia Sedona gets subtle revisions ahead of next year’s model

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Sedona on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 7:57 PM
A left profile photo of the 2019 Kia Sedona at a Kia design facility.

Release date for the 2019 Kia Sedona

In terms of popularity, the minivan has been supplanted by the crossover SUV as the go-to platform for active families. However, that has not stopped Kia from doing the hard work of building one of the best on the market. When the release date for the 2019 Kia Sedona arrives, it will be wearing new facia elements to that accentuate the vehicle’s bold new design. Long trips will cost a little less as well thanks to the new transmission Kia has chosen to add to the 2019 Sedona model. Finally, the automaker has also decided to keep all five trims of the minivan available – giving customers plenty of choice when they look through the Spitzer Kia of Cleveland inventory. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia introduces limited edition Stinger GT Atlantica; will only make 500 units

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Stinger on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 1:45 PM
A front end photo of a 2018 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica driving on salt flats.

What comes with the Kia Stinger GT Atlantica?

The 2018 Kia Stinger and Stinger GT represent a new way to view the automaker’s lineup available at Spitzer Kia Cleveland. Developed to take on significantly more expensive European models from BMW and Audi, the Stinger perfected its performance bona fides on one of the most grueling proving grounds – Germany’s Nürburgring. Every time a new customer enters the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom, they always send at least a minute or two taking a look at the Stinger. Kia recently announced a very limited-edition version of the four-door sportsback. So, what comes with the Kia Stinger GT Atlantica. If you want to make sure you can place an order for the Stinger GT Atlantica, make an appointment with one of our product experts today. Read the rest of this entry »

Redesigned crossover SUV coming to Spitzer Kia Cleveland very soon

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Sorento on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 6:48 PM
A left profile photo of a 2019 Kia Sorento driving over snow

Release date for the 2019 Kia Sorento

The Spitzer Kia Cleveland Blog has already delivered the news that the automaker’s most popular crossover SUV will be getting a new look for the next model year. Now we can provide a few more details to help you get ready for the release date for the 2019 Kia Sorento. When the all-new three-row, seven-passenger crossover SUV arrives in the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom, it will feature several upgrades to the interior as well as the exterior and will expand available options for safety, the audio system and overall convenience. If the arrival of the 2019 Kia Sorento lines up with your need for a new vehicle, contact the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom today for more information about the new vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »