Kia Technologies that Made Driving Better in the 2010s

Vehicle technology has come a long way in the last ten years! Many of the technologies now available were only dreamt about a few years ago in sci-fi movies or on cartoons like the Jetsons! Every year without fail, Kia Motors unveils new features that surprise and amaze us! In the 2010s, Kia made incredible advances in safety and convenience features that made driving safer, more efficient, and more fun. Here are some of our top picks! 


Smartphone Integration with Android Auto and Apple Carplay


Long gone are the days of basic AM/FM radios, tape cassette players, and CD drives. With Android Auto and Apple Carplay paired with touch screen audio displays, drivers can access entertainment options easier than ever before! The 2020 Kia Forte offers standard AppleCarplay and Android Auto, providing drivers with access to their apps, navigation, calls and messages, and more through the eight-inch touchscreen display. Now, drivers can safely send texts and make calls hands-free, and access Siri voice command for all their entertainment needs! 



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Kia Drive Wise Advanced Safety Features


Kia Drive Wise is a suite of advanced safety features designed to notify drivers of hazards and assist them in avoiding trouble on the road. Kia Drive Wise includes features such as Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist. 
Blind Spot Detection uses radar to detect objects in the driver’s blind spot and sends visual and audio warnings to alert the driver of such hazards. 



Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning alerts drivers of hazards when reversing to assist them with reversing, parallel parking, and pulling out of a parking space. 

Forward Collision Warning uses a radar system to detect possible collisions and then provides visual and audio alerts to notify the driver. If the driver does not respond and the hazard is still present, the car can automatically brake to prevent or lessen the severity of a collision. 

Smart Cruise Control can automatically adjust the speed of the vehicle to maintain a safe following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead, bringing Kia one step closer to autonomous-driving cars! 

Lane-Keeping Assist alerts drivers if they drift out of their lane. If the driver does not return to their lane, the system can automatically steer the vehicle safely back into the proper lane.


Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 


While Hybrid and Electric Vehicles have been around for many years now, the technology greatly advanced in the 2010s. As consumers grow more concerned about the environmental impact of their vehicles and gas prices fluctuate, Hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever before. In 2011, Kia released their first Hybrid vehicle: the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. 

Since 2011, Kia has released several hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles: the Soul EV, Optima PHEV, Niro EV, and Niro PHEV. As for the future, Kia Motors has a goal to offer 11 electric vehicles by 2025, targeting a 6.6 percent global EV market share.


We can’t wait to see what Kia Motors will unveil next! If one of these technological features caught your eye, why not come by and see it for yourself? We have a fantastic inventory of Kia vehicles with these advanced features on our lot! Come by our location on Colonel Glenn to take one for a test drive! 


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