Gene Messer Kia

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Kia Teams With B.R.A.K.E.S. to Offer Free Teen Defensive Driving Classes

Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) are expanding the free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest in an effort to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes involving young drivers. The classes begin in mid-August in a number of major metropolitan areas in a region that has nearly two million potential new drivers between the ages of 16 and 20.

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Three Kia Models Top Their Segments in a J.D. Power Study

Recently, Kia Motors America announced that the Niro, Soul and Cadenza all finished on top of their respective segments in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Awards. The Niro took first among Small SUVs, Soul took the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle category and Cadenza won the Large Car segment. Kia was the only non-premium brand to land three segment wins, and finished in a tie with two premium brands.

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Kia Leads Initial Quality Study

J.D. Power announced recently that Kia Motors is the highest-ranking brand in their 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the second straight year that Kia has earned the honor.

Kia posted the lowest number of problems over the last 20 years of the study, and led all manufacturers with five vehicles earning segment awards:

  • Soul, Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle
  • Forte, Compact Car
  • Cadenza, Large Car
  • Niro, Small SUV
  • Sorento, Midsize SUV
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Do You Know What Summer can do to Your Battery?

Most people labor under the impression that cold weather is the worst for your battery's life, but the truth is that the extreme heat of summer can actually do the most damage -- leaving your battery ill-equipped for winter.

If it's hot outside, it stands to reason that it's even hotter under your car's hood. If the outside temperature is 90 degrees, then it's about 140 degrees in your engine compartment…

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Kia Soul Earns Spot on Best Family Cars of 2017 List

The 2017 Soul was awarded a place among the 10 Best Family Cars of 2017 by Parents Magazine and, as the parenting and car experts teamed to select the vehicles that best deliver the performance, value, safety and family-friendly features that busy families demand. This is the 10th consecutive year that the two have partnered to hand out the awards, which serve as a dependable source of information for families that are considering…

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Kia Optima Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Kia Optima has been named a Top Safety Pick+, the highest designation possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The honor goes to Optima models built after March 2017 that are equipped with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights with high beam assist.

The 2017 Kia Optima offers such driver assistance systems as Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Front Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

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Fresh-Faced 2017 Kia Sportage is One Superb Family Hauler

Are you in the market for a compact crossover? Well, if so, we here at Gene Messer Kia think you might like to meet ours, the fully redesigned 2017 Sportage.

Wondering why we feel as we do?

Then, read on, as we're here to provide you with the need-to-know details about the latest Sportage.

While not as muscly as the top-tier option, the Sportage's base engine -- a 2.4-liter four-cylinder -- is nevertheless brilliant.

Pairing with a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine is rated at a respectable 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It receives front-wheel drive…

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Big, Burly and Beautiful: Check Out the 2017 Kia K900

If you happen to be hunting for a full-size luxury sedan for your next daily driver, we here at Gene Messer Kia would be quick to introduce you to ours, the 2017 K900.

And why's that, exactly?

Keep reading today's post to find out.

There are two unique engine options within the K900 catalog.

The first, a 3.8-liter V6, produces a hearty 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. It couples with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

The other, a 5.0-liter V8, is available exclusively on the top-tier Luxury V8 trim. Also teaming with…

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