New Kia crossover SUV could be appearing with its own mythology already in place

By Product Expert | Posted in Rumors/Concept Vehicles on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 7:46 PM
A silhouetted photo of a new Kia concept crossover SUV.

What is the Kia Seltos and is it coming to the U.S.?

There are a lot of exciting things happening within the global Kia vehicle lineup. A few weeks ago, we brought you news of a potential new Kia crossover SUV that was also reported to be somewhat of a technology demonstrator. Now, it looks like we have a name to with that new face. So, what is the Kia Seltos and is it coming to the U.S.? The automaker has been revealing this new model one step at a time and announcements like this often leave us with as many questions as answers. We’ll pick apart the latest unofficial update and do our best to clear up as many things as we can. Let’s get into it, together. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Stinger makes it an even 10 for Kia in top IIHS ratings

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 8:30 PM
A left profile photo of the 2019 Kia Stinger going around a race track.

IIHS safety scores for the 2019 Kia Stinger

What can we say about the Kia Stinger as we move through another model year that hasn’t already been said? We’ve covered its performance and sharp handling in great detail. Now that we’ve learned about the IIHS safety scores for the 2019 Kia Stinger, we have a few more things we can talk about. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has added the new Stinger to its list of vehicles that meet the nonprofit agency’s criteria to wear its Top Safety Pick+ tag. With the 2019 Stinger joining the ranks of the safest vehicles on the market today, Kia now has 10 vehicles on its current roster that can boast about being a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+. Read the rest of this entry »

Ready or not, the Kia class of 2020 has already started to arrive

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage, Kia Stinger, Kia Telluride, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 4:44 PM
A stock photo of a young couple looking for new cars at a dealership.

What do 2020 Kia cars and crossover SUVs look like?

The class of 2020 Kia vehicles has already started to arrive at the Lakeshore Kia showroom. Some of them are brand-new to the lineup, while others have been redesigned or carried over from the previous model year. Regardless of where each model falls on that spectrum, every one of them has something special to offer a potential owner. A small group of Lakeshore Kia experts has picked out a selection of vehicles to help people wondering what 2020 Kia cars and crossover SUVs look like. Any upcoming 2020 Kia vehicle that a buyer might be interested in taking home is going to offer a mix of performance, efficiency and cutting-edge technology. Below you’ll find some dynamic photos of some of our favorite 2020 Kia models. You can start the ordering process for any of them by making an appointment with Lakeshore Kia today. Read the rest of this entry »

Some interesting things could be coming to the Kia inventory

By Product Expert | Posted in Rumors/Concept Vehicles, Technology on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 8:40 PM
A photo of the Kia Signature SP concept vehicle from the Seoul Motor Show.

Is Kia adding a new small SUV to its lineup?

One of the dirty secrets about our position in the automotive industry is that we often find things out the same way the rest of the public does – by reading the internet. There is so much exciting stuff happening in and around the showroom, that a few Lakeshore Kia product experts have spent some of their precious little free time scouring the best websites for the latest news and updates. Recently, they found something very interesting. So, is Kia adding a new small SUV to its lineup? Maybe. An article posted on CarAndDriver.com by Joey Capparella seems to believe this is in the works and that it could be revealed as soon as later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, but don’t forget what it’s all about

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Seasonal on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 4:41 PM
A stock photo of a member of the military saluting during a ceremony.

2019 Memorial Day Military Services and Events near Slidell, LA

With Memorial Day less than a week away, there is a good reason to look forward to a fun few days with friends and family. But it’s more important to remember why we have this holiday in the first place. Before we take a look at some of the 2019 Memorial Day military services and events near Slidell, LA you might check out, let’s remember why these things are happening at all. Memorial Day was codified into a national holiday to remember the brave service men and women who gave their lives in defense of our country. While everyone at Lakeshore Kia wants you to enjoy yourselves this weekend, please take a moment or two to remember why many of us have Monday off in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

Lakeshore Kia welcomes 2020 Soul to town with its new technology

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 7:59 PM

Performance Specs and Features for the 2020 Kia Soul

It doesn’t take a whole lot of the imagination to make the case that the Kia Soul is more than somewhat responsible for raising the automaker’s global profile. For the next model year, the performance specs and features for the 2020 Kia Soul are going to launch a new era in the vehicle’s already storied legacy. Kia engineers and designers have retained the iconic silhouette of the Soul, but now it features more refined exterior proportions and the inside is equipped with some of the most advanced technology the manufacturer has ever conceived. The 2020 Soul is now available at Lakeshore Kia in Slidell. Learn more from our product experts before you schedule your test drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Running Events in the Northshore Area

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 5:34 PM
Closeup shot of a group of runners legs while running down the road

Signing up for a local 5K or race is a great way to get outside and stay active this spring and summer. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned pro, there are a variety of events for all experience levels that will help you get out and explore all that Slidell, LA and the Northshore area have to offer. Find our favorite local races listed below. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia Debuts Limited Edition Stinger Trim at New York International Auto Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 9:11 PM
2020 Kia Stinger GTS driving through the desert

In the two short years since its arrival, the Kia Stinger has quickly become one of the most loved models in the lineup. This week, at the New York International Auto Show, Kia debuted their newest Stinger: a limited-edition 2020 Stinger GTS configuration with sporty features like all-wheel drive. Learn more about the 2020 Kia Stinger GTS including its expected pricing and release date below. Read the rest of this entry »

How safe is the 2019 Kia Optima sedan?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 7:36 PM
2019 Kia Optima in grey driving on a tree-lined street

One of the first things that drivers look for in a new vehicle is safety scores and safety features and the 2019 Kia Optima stands at the top of its class. Learn more about the passive and active safety equipment found throughout the sedan’s lineup below. Read the rest of this entry »

What color options are available for the 2019 Kia Forte sedan?

By Product Expert | Posted in Color Options on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 7:26 PM
2019 Kia Forte parked in front of a brick wall

The 2019 Kia Forte is avaialble in eight exterior color options and seven coordinating interior colors that offer drivers a chance to express their unique style. To keep things fresh in 2019, the Forte lineup dropped three exterior colors, Titanium Bronze, Garnet Red, and Phantom Gray, in favor of two new paint colors called Gravity Grey and Fire Orange. Clear White, Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Silky Silver, and Snow White Pearl are still available. See pictures of each color below. Read the rest of this entry »