What’s that Rumble on the Horizon?

By bfriskey | Posted in Kia Telluride on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 6:51 PM

Kia of Old Saybrook is excited to introduce the brand-new 2020 Kia Telluride, slated to arrive at our store in only
a few short weeks! Here are just some of the reasons the SUV that Cars.com awarded “Best in Show” will
be worth the wait:

  • Spacious seating for up to 8 occupants and a cabin with generous leg and headroom, even in
    the third row.
  • Equipped with a powerful 291-hp 3.8-liter V6, choice of four drive modes to provide the desired
    driving experience and capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Packed with tons of high-tech, advanced automotive technology- remote start, 5 USB charging
    ports, Smart Cruise Control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Safe Exit Assist to keep back doors
    from opening, if an object is approaching from the rear and Rear Occupant Alert to detect child
    or pet movement in the 2nd or 3rd row, just to name a few.
  • Safety features galore with 7 airbags and Kia’s Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems: forward
    collision warning and avoidance assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, parking
    distance warning, and driver attention warning.
  • Designed in America and built by our hard-working team in West Point, Georgia.

We also offer a full line of SUVs that include the 7 passenger Sorento, the award-winning Sportage, the fuel-efficient Niro and the sporty Soul. You can access our full inventory HERE.

To be placed on our first contact list when the Telluride arrives, please call Customer Care Manager Bill Friskey at (860) 388-1300 ext. 116.

Kia Invests in Your Favorite Sports

By bfriskey | Posted in Kia Optima, Sports on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 4:24 PM

JD Power’s number one brand in initial quality is also making a name for itself at arena’s and stadiums all across the county. It’s impossible to miss that red oval during NBA and NHL broadcasts, and during NFL commercial breaks and pregame shows. We here at Kia of Old Saybrook love this about Kia. Our sales staff are sports fanatics and represent a wide variety of sports teams when cheering on their favorites. We would love to talk playoffs and fantasy football with you when you come in to check out what Kia has to offer. In the meantime, check out the latest on Kia’s NBA MVP race here. Check out the sales staff’s NFL favs:

John, Sales Consultant — Dallas Cowboys

Josh, Product Specialist — Cincinnati Bengals

Stian, Sales Consultant — Houston Texans

Fran, General Manager — Carolina Panthers

Dan, Business Manager — Miami Dolphins

Bill, Business Development Manager — New York Giants


Kia Dominates 2019 IIHS Safety Picks

By bfriskey | Posted in Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte, Kia Niro, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Safety on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 5:17 PM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded four Kia models the coveted Top Safety Pick+ distinction and two others the Top Safety Pick rating. The Forte, Optima, Niro, and Sorento won Top Safety Pick+ ratings in their respective categories, while the Cadenza and Soul were named Top Safety Picks. These awards build on Kia’s momentum, being named best in initial quality once again as a brand by JD Power and being on the Kelley Blue Book “Most Awarded Brand” list. Read more about the IIHS awards here, including links to each model’s individual report and visit our showroom to see what all the hype is about: 2019 IIHS Safety Awards

What Features Are Available on the 2018 Kia Optima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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2018 Kia Optima Trim Level Options

The Kia Optima is something unusual – an exciting midsize sedan. In a class known for its stalwart commitment to resisting challenge, the Kia Optima gives drivers the ability to enjoy class-leading comfort, convenience, and safety features without driving something plain. Additionally, Kia’s set of standard features and configuration options on the 2018 Kia Optima allows drivers to meet any want or need in this stylish, award-winning 4-door sedan. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Great One-Tank Trips for Fall Colors

By Product Expert | Posted in Local on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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Where to See Fall Colors Old Saybrook, CT

In Old Saybrook, we’re in one of the best spots in the United States for autumn colors. Not only do the trees in the community turn bright, beautiful colors as winter approaches, but we’re close to some of the best spots in the United States to see the changing of leaves.

Travel blog, Travel + Leisure has compiled a big list of the best cities in the United States with optimal fall colors viewing. Lined with trees, these locations light up with the oranges, reds, and yellows of autumn. Many of them feature hills and mountains that allow for 3-dimensional viewing of the colorful flora. Read the rest of this entry »

What Color Options Are Available for the 2018 Kia Soul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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2018 Kia Soul Colors

Whether it’s the commercial with the dancing hamsters, the “sportbox” design, or the bright color palette available, the Kia Soul is a very cool car. It manages to perfectly walk the fine line of being immediately-recognizable without being “too much.” Read the rest of this entry »

What We Know About the 2018 Kia Cadenza

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Cadenza on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 4:12 PM
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2018 Kia Cadenza Specs and Release Date

If dog years are 7 times human years, than car model years are about 20 times human years. When a design has come to its 5th, 6th, or 7th year of being on the market, it’s generally time for a refresh. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy the outdoors on one of these Connecticut hiking trails

By Product Expert | Posted in Local on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 9:24 PM
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Hiking trails near Old Saybrook CT

Connecticut is a beautiful state to explore all year round. If you would like to get outside and take in nature, then check out one of these hiking trails near Old Saybrook CT. Read the rest of this entry »

Video: Take a closer look at the new Kia Stinger

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 5:56 PM
2018 Kia Stinger Exterior Design

2018 Kia Stinger Exterior Design

With the new Stinger, Kia has created a stylish performance vehicle. This capable new vehicle blends impressive engine performance with a sleek exterior. To take a closer look at the 2018 Kia Stinger exterior design, check out this detailed video. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia brings the performance and fun with the 2018 Stinger

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger, New Models on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 8:50 PM
2018 Kia Stinger Engine Options and Performance

2018 Kia Stinger Engine Options and Performance

The 2018 Stinger will be bringing a significant amount of performance and capabilities to the Kia lineup. All of this is driven by the 2018 Kia Stinger engine options and performance. Two turbocharged engine options will be offered on this performance-oriented Kia. Read the rest of this entry »