Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Do Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard in the 2022 Kia Sportage?

Friday, May 14th, 2021
2022 Kia Sportage profile view

Technology features in the 2022 Kia Sportage

The 2022 Kia Sportage recently arrived at Lehighton Kia and we could not be more excited. The vehicle did not change much for the 2022 model year, but it still captures attention as it goes down the road and it is full of phenomenal features. Check out the technology features in the 2022 Kia Sportage below!


Learn More about Kia Technologies & Features with this How-to Video Playlist

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
2021 Kia SUV Lineup Exterior Front Angles

It’s been a little while since we’ve shared a helpful video playlist with you, so we thought we’d share this expansive resource from the Kia YouTube channel itself. The automaker curated a playlist filled with how-to videos that are sure to help you learn more about the different technologies & features found within Kia vehicles today. As always, if you have any questions that these videos don’t help you answer, you can of course feel free to give us a call here at the sales desk and we’ll do our best!


Learn about the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems in Kia Vehicles with this Video Playlist

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
2021 Kia K5 Drive Wise Smart Cruise Simulation

Advanced driving assistance systems are some of the most important technologies and features found in vehicles on today’s market. For the Kia brand, these systems are packed into a suite of safety features called Kia Drive Wise, including things like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Safe Exit Assist among many others. If you’re interested in learning more about all of the different advanced driving assistance systems found in Kia vehicles, check out the video playlist below to learn all about many of them!


Great News! The Kia Telluride Will Help You Remember Your Backseat Passengers!

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Baby in a car seat

How to Use the Rear Occupant Alert in the Kia Telluride

In the last few years, the media has been giving more focus on a tragedy that many people find unimaginable: accidentally leaving a small child in a hot vehicle. When a child falls asleep in the backseat (and thus being very quiet) and he/she is not visible in the rearview mirror, it is very possible for parents to forget – especially if they are stressed out and have other things on their mind. This usually results in heartache. To help combat this growing problem, Kia offers a special technology called Rear Occupant Alert for the brand’s all-new Telluride model. Watch the video below to find out how it works! (more…)

Which Chicken Soup for the Soul Books Should I Listen to While Driving My Kia Soul?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Steering wheel and infotainment system in the Kia Soul

Best Chicken Soup for the Soul Audiobooks to Listen to in Your 2020 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is one of the best-selling models in the Kia lineup. While you get standout styling and fun driving dynamics, the 2020 edition of the Kia Soul offers modern technology features like the UVO infotainment system. This system allows you to hook up your phone and enjoy a variety of apps and audio services. Podcasts and playlists are always a great idea, but many drivers love listening to audiobooks while they are making the commute or road tripping across the country. We have always been fans of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and think that they are perfect to listen to in your 2020 Kia Soul! Here are a few of our favorites: (more…)

Find Out How You Can Enjoy the Great Outdoors with the Kia Telluride Model’s UVO System!

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Tents at a campsite

Outdoor Adventures with UVO Features Video

Here at Lehighton Kia, we have been talking about how awesome the all-new Kia Telluride is more outdoor adventuring. We have been placing a lot of emphasis on the vehicle’s utility features, but there is one component that will make outdoor adventures even better with the Kia Telluride – and that is the UVO infotainment system. Find out how UVO can help with your next outdoor adventure with the help of this delightful video from Kia! (more…)

Kia’s Newest Compact Eyes Luxury Car Status with Gigantic Interior Ambitions

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
interior of 2019 kia forte

2019 Kia Forte Interior Features

If you’ve seen either the Princess Diaries or My Fair Lady, you’ve kind of seen a fictionalized estimation for Kia’s growth. These films, which rely on the “cleaning up nicely” trope that was popularized in 1980s and 1990s cinema, acquaint us with a character to whom physical beauty was a foreign concept. Following a makeover, their unnoticed, even homely, physical appearance is radically transformed, revealing them as downright radiant. (more…)

What are the Scariest Podcasts to Listen to This Halloween in Your Kia?

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Dark woods with a spirit in the distance

Best Horror and Paranormal Podcasts for Halloween 2018

Here at Lehighton Kia, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. We love pigging out on candy, along with dressing up in costumes. But our most favorite part of Halloween is watching horror movies and listening to scary stories. Since we spend a lot of time on the road in our Kia, we don’t always have time to watch the movies, but listening to scary stories is incredibly easy when our Kia is outfitted with the UVO infotainment system with streaming capabilities! We asked our team here at Lehighton Kia what their favorite horror podcasts are, and we are excited to pass them on to you! (more…)

Celebrate Christmas in July by Listening to These Holiday Tunes on Your Kia Model’s Audio System!

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Snowman made of sand saying "Merry Christmas in July!"

Best Songs to Listen to While Driving Your Kia During Christmas in July

Summer may in full swing, but we have been hearing a lot about Christmas in July (thanks Hallmark Channel) and it’s getting us in the holiday spirit. One of the best ways to celebrate Christmas in July is by listening to some of our favorite holiday tunes while we are on the road – and we can easily to that with the help of our Kia model’s AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM audio system, UVO infotainment system, Bluetooth technology, and USB/auxiliary input jack. Need some song suggestions? Here are a few of our favorites – many of which do not get a lot of radio time during the regular holiday season (and thus, will not annoy you): (more…)

Kia Develops New Wireless Charging Technology for Electric Vehicles

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Silver 2018 Kia Soul EV with illuminated EV letters

Kia Soul EV Used to Test New Wireless Charging System

In this day and age, we are more reliant on electronics than ever before. We love using our phones and tablets to take pictures, surf the internet, keep tabs on our finances, listen to music, and more. But once the battery is down to 10%, we start to get a little anxious. Luckily, there are wireless charging devices (including ones that can fit in the console of your Kia) that can re-juice your device in no time. And now, thanks to an innovative project from Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCHI), drivers of electric vehicles like the Kia Soul EV may get to enjoy wireless charging in the future! (more…)