2020 Kia Soul Earns 2019 Top Safety Pick

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, Safety on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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Redesigned Urban Runabout Achieves Top Safety Ratings

  • Soul’s optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist systems earned a “Superior” rating in testing
  • Recent accolade increases the total number of Kia models included in the 2019 IIHS Safety Awards to 11

IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2019 — The completely redesigned 2020 Kia Soul has earned Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The TSP+ designation was awarded to Soul models equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist1 systems and LED headlights2. On the heels of the Stinger’s recent TSP+ rating, the Soul’s new accolade increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick3 or Top Safety Pick Plus4 ratings to 11 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

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“Sales have shown that the newly designed Soul is hitting all the right marks with car shoppers,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer, and EVP, Kia Motors America (KMA). “The Soul’s unmatched style, driving refinement, and invigorating technology are key factors that have drawn consumers to Kia’s urban car, and this latest safety award is yet another reason the Soul should be considered a top contender in the compact car segment.”

2019 Top Safety Pick

To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ rating, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests – driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint – as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and a “Good” headlight rating. The Soul earned “Good” ratings for all six crashworthiness tests, and a “Superior” rating for the optional front crash prevention systems, which helped it avoid collisions in the IIHS’s 12-mph and 25-mph track tests. The “Good” rating for the headlights applies to LED projector headlights only.

For 2020, the Soul continues to transcend unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality. With a versatile lineup that includes the LX, S, X-line, GT-Line, EX, GT Turbo, and Soul EV, there’s truly a Soul for everyone.


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1 Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)  is standard on Soul S, EX, and GT-Line trims. Forward Collision-Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-ped) is standard on Soul GT-Line Turbo. These systems are not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all objects in front of the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

2 Optional on Soul EX, standard on GT Turbo

3 2019 Rio sedan models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights; applies to sedans only. (FCA and LED headlights available on S trim); 2019 Rio 5-door models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights; applies to sedans only. (FCA and LED headlights available on S trim); 2019 Soul gasoline models with optional Autonomous Emergency Braking and HID headlights (AEB available on Plus trims. HID available on Plus and Exclaim trims); 2019 Cadenza models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights. (FCA and LED headlights standard on Limited and Technology trims).

4 2019 Forte sedan models when equipped with optional LED headlights (available on S and EX trims); 2019 Niro models with optional autonomous emergency braking and HID headlights (HIDs and AEB standard on Touring trim, AEB optional on LX and EX trims); 2019 Niro PHEV models with HID headlights (standard on EX trim); 2019 Optima gasoline models with LED headlights (standard on SX trims); 2019 Sorento models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights (FCA standard on EX trims and higher. LEDs available on SX V6 trims and standard on SX-Limited V6 trims); 2019 Stinger models equipped with Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection (standard on Stinger Premium, GT1 and GT2 trims) and LED headlights (applies to static LED headlights on Stinger Premium, GT, and GT1 trims).

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Intelligent Variable Transmission

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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With the recent release of the all-new third generation Forte, it is essential that you are familiar with the new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), which is another successful first for the Kia brand. Look for the IVT feature in other soon to be released Kia models.

In contrast to the widely adapted Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) used in many of today’s vehicles, Kia’s IVT is a more sophisticated system that will adjust shift feel according to driver input. At times, shifting may be seamless, and you may not experience a significant RPM drop or ‘shift shock’ as in a traditional automatic transmission, however when more acceleration is needed, the transmission will provide a conventional shift feel.

Please be sure to ask your Gateway Kia of Warrington sales or service specialist about this new transmission, and how to change the vehicle’s driving dynamics via the Drive Mode feature described below.

The Intelligent Variable Transmission Modes

SMART, NORMAL, and SPORT drive modes (A) may be changed according to the driver’s preference or road conditions. To cycle through drive modes, press the DRIVE MODE button (B).

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DRIVE MODE FEATURE

  • NORMAL-Mode: The system’s default mode is NORMAL mode and is not displayed on the instrument cluster.
  • SPORT-Mode: The SPORT indicator will illuminate on the instrument cluster. The transmission shift points and steering feel will be more aggressive.
  • SMART-Mode: When the SMART mode is activated, the system automatically selects the drive mode best suited to the current driving system (economic, average, aggressive). A SMART indicator will illuminate on the instrument cluster.

Our Gateway Kia of Warrington PA service experts recommends testing the Intelligent Variable Transmission while at the dealership. The trill of this new transmission experience will excite you and anyone riding with you.

As with all features, Kia recommends you test your vehicle features with a Gateway Kia of Warrington PA sales representative. Your Warrington representative is trained to help you navigate through all the features installed in your Kia. Gateway Kia in Warrington PA practices the “Kia Perfect Delivery Process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Center Seat Belt Operation

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Service Tips on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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Nothing is more frustrating to a passenger than being confronted with the mysterious center seat belt operation. Most people seated in the center of the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats, don’t know how to buckle the center seat belt. Truth be told, it takes me at least 5 minutes to figure it out because every vehicle is manufactured differently.

The normal process is, after searching around for a minute or two, either in the crease of the seat or overhead, your passenger usually can find one end of the belt but not that mysterious connecting end. Before you can help them, they usually opt to ride without a belt. This is not acceptable because Kia believes that you, and your passengers, should have easy access to the same level of safety at all times.

To help reduce frustrations, Kia produced a short video to help you understand where and how that mysterious part of the center seat belt works.

  • Watch the video below to understand the 2nd and 3rd Row Center Shoulder Seat Belt Operation in your Kia Sportage, Soul, Sedona and new 2020 Telluride.

https://youtu.be/74i105fxF_s

UNFASTENING THE CENTER SEAT BELT FROM BUCKLE

  1. If Seat Belt is buckled, press the release button on the buckle.
  2. To retract the center seat belt webbing “A” in 2nd and/or 3rd rows, use the lap belt tongue plate “C” to push “release button” in the small slot on the center belt buckle “B.”

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Our Gateway Kia in Warrington PA service experts recommends engaging the center seat belt on yourself. The experience will add to your knowledge and enable you to help your passengers in and out of the operation.

As with all features, Kia recommends you engage your vehicle features with a Gateway Kia in Warrington PA sales representative. Your Warrington representative is trained to help you operate and help you understand all the features in your Kia. Gateway Kia in Warrington PA successfully employs the “Kia Perfect Delivery Process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.

2019 Kia Stinger: Tops in Highway Safety

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, Safety on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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2019 Kia Stinger Earns Top Safety Ratings

  • Stinger’s optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection system earned “Superior” rating in testing
  • The latest accolade means a total of 10 Kia models are now included in the 2019 Insurance Institute Safety Awards when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

IRVINE, Calif., 2019 — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2019 Kia Stinger fastback sedan when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist1 with Pedestrian Detection and LED headlights2. The Stinger’s TSP+ rating increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick3 or Top Safety Pick Plus4 ratings to 10.

No detail was too small

“No detail was too small to be obsessed over during the Stinger’s development process,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer, and EVP, KMA. “Stinger was engineered to be the fastest and highest performing vehicle in Kia’s history, undergoing the company’s most intense R&D effort to date, but it also continues Kia’s tradition of offering advanced collision avoidance systems. Earning another TSP+ award is just one more piece of evidence demonstrating our commitment to ‘Give it Everything.’”

To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ award, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests – driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint – as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and a “Good” headlight rating. The Stinger earned “Good” ratings for all six crashworthiness tests, and a “Superior” rating for the optional front crash prevention system, which helped it avoid collisions in the IIHS’s 12-mph and 25-mph track tests. The “Good” rating for the headlights applies to the Stinger’s static LED projector headlights.

The Stinger introduced new Kia technologies

The Stinger was the first Kia to introduce two new available technologies to the Kia Drive Wise suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Driver Attention Warning5 and Lane Keeping Assist6. Driver Attention Warning is designed to help combat distracted or drowsy driving in certain conditions. The system monitors a number of inputs from the vehicle and will sound a warning chime and display a graphic in the instrument binnacle that it’s time to take a break from driving if it detects inattentive driving practices. Lane Keeping Assist is designed to detect and monitor the vehicle’s intended lane and in certain situations, alert the driver with an audible warning along with providing steering input to help maintain the vehicle’s position.


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1 Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA) is standard on Stinger Premium, GT1, and GT2 trims. FCA is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all objects in front of the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

2 Applies to static LED headlights on Stinger Premium, GT and GT1 trims

3 2019 Rio sedan models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights; applies to sedans only. (FCA-A and LED headlights available on S trim); 2019 Rio 5-door models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights; applies to sedans only. (FCA-A and LED headlights available on S trim); 2019 Soul gasoline models with optional Autonomous Emergency Braking and HID headlights (AEB available on Plus trims. HID available on Plus and Exclaim trims); 2019 Cadenza models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights. (FCA-A and LED headlights standard on Limited and Technology trims).

4 2019 Forte sedan models when equipped with optional LED headlights (available on S and EX trims); 2019 Niro models with optional autonomous emergency braking and HID headlights (HIDs and AEB standard on Touring trim, AEB optional on LX and EX trims); 2019 Niro PHEV models with HID headlights (standard on EX trim); 2019 Optima gasoline models with LED headlights (standard on SX trims); 2019 Sorento models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights (FCA-A standard on EX trims and higher. LEDs available on SX V6 trims and standard on SX-Limited V6 trims).

5 Driver Attention Warning is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

6 Lane Keeping Assist is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all objects around the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

2020 Kia Telluride: Takes 1st Texas Off-Road Invitational

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, New Model on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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Big and Bold 2020 Kia Telluride Beats All Comers for Top Honors

  • Its prowess in the muck and its luxurious and refined ride wins over voters

IRVINE, Calif., 2019 — The all-new Kia Telluride won first place in the SUV category at the first-ever Texas Off-Road Invitational held by the Texas Motor Press Association. More than 30 truck and sport-utility media evaluated the all-new mid-size SUV at General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville, Texas. After comparing it to more than a dozen other SUVs, many of them legendary off-roaders and luxury utility vehicles, the Telluride was voted best.

2020 Kia Telluride impressed Judges

“Jurors were impressed by the Telluride’s off-road prowess, which rivaled that of traditionally rough-and-ready SUVs in muddy, steep, rocky, and sandy terrain,” says Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, vice president, Texas Motor Press Association. “It also took on the challenge of driving through hub-high water with ease. For Texans, it is important to be able to easily transition from urban to suburban to ranch lifestyles, including off-roading scenarios. It’s also important that a vehicle is priced right for its abilities and build quality. The Telluride proved to Texas Motor Press Association jurors that it is the best combination of those qualities of all the vehicles tested during two days of competition.”

This is the third best-in-show award the Telluride has received in May. The other two coming from the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) “Mudfest” and the Texas Auto Writers Association “Texas Auto Roundup”.

An SUV for America!

“The Telluride continues to rack up the awards and accolades,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer, Kia Motors America. “It’s particularly impressive that this award comes from a group of experienced off-road and truck media. The Telluride was conceived of, designed and developed in, and is being assembled in this country—it’s an SUV for America, so it’s perfect that it’s being so well received in America.”*


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2020 Kia Sportage Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, New Model on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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Kia’s refreshed SUV continues to evoke European design with rugged capability.

  • New front and rear fascias add more aggressive flair
  • Updated option package enhancements add comfort and convenience features
  • New S trim includes sporty exterior and interior design elements

CHICAGO, 2019 – The refreshed 2020 Sportage made its debut in the Windy City today, boasting a bold new look, a new S trim, more convenience and available driver-assist features, and a standard 8-inch touchscreen for LX, S and EX variants.  Following the introduction of the upcoming Telluride1, Kia’s largest SUV, the Sportage appeals to those who don’t need or want the space of a larger vehicle but place a high value on Kia’s cutting-edge design, available AWD2 capability and convenience.

Euro-focused Design
The design language around Sportage has always been distinctly European and the 2020 model carries on the tradition. From the first pencil stroke, it was meant to convey the kind of presence associated with sweeping, thought-provoking curves and an equally aggressive stance.  The significant exterior design changes for 2020 include:

  • New headlights with available LED turn indicators
  • Redesigned projector-beam fog lights
  • Available LED headlights with available LED fog lights
  • New front grille, bumper, air intake, and skid plate
  • Newly designed 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • A redesigned rear bumper and skid plate
  • New exhaust tip design
  • Redesigned tail light trim
  • A new metallic Steel Grey exterior color

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The 2020 Sportage interior design is lightly enhanced and includes:

  • New available SOFINO leatherette seating surfaces
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay4and Android Auto5, available modem-enabled telematics6, and available navigation7
  • The newly designed steering wheel and vent bezels
  • Available smartphone wireless charging tray8

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Engineered for Confident Capability
Along with the new S trim, Sportage is offered in LX, EX and SX variants in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Two engines are available: a 2.4-liter GDI producing 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. or torque or a 2.0-liter turbo GDI that’s good for up to 2409 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.  New to the Sportage is a number of available driver-assist features:

  • Driver Attention Warning10
  • Lane Keeping Assist11
  • Smart Cruise Control with Start & Stop11
  • Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection11
  • High beam assist12

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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (S, EX, SX, and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from the U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 The 2020 Telluride is expected in spring 2019 with limited availability.

2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

3 The 2020 Sportage is expected in spring 2019 with limited availability.

4 Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. Requires a compatible Apple device sold separately. Apple CarPlay™ runs on your smartphone cellular data service. Data plan rates apply.

5 The vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android-compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

6 Purchase/lease of a new 2020 Kia Sportage vehicle with UVO link includes a complimentary one-year subscription starting from new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer. After your complimentary one year, UVO link subscription expires continued access to UVO link will require a paid subscription at the then current subscription rate or your use of UVO link will immediately terminate. UVO is transferrable to subsequent owner during the original UVO link service term. Only use UVO when safe to do so. UVO app is available from the App Store® or Google Play™ Store. Kia Motors America, Inc. reserves the right to change or discontinue UVO at any time without prior notification or incurring any future obligation. Message and data rates may apply. Cellular and GPS coverage is required to use most features. UVO features may vary by model, model year, and trim level. Features, specifications, and fees are subject to change.

7 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.

8 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for warnings and instructions.

9 SX Turbo with AWD has 237 horsepower.

10 Driver Attention Warning is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

11 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

12 High Beam Assist is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Always check road conditions and use caution.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Media Device Ports

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 1:27 PM

In this article, our Warrington Kia Service specialists describe how to use and where Media Device Ports are located. We at Gateway Kia of Warrington understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to point out where the Media Device Ports are located in your vehicle during your perfect Kia delivery.


During delivery of your Kia vehicle, ask your sales or service representative to show you the location and functionality of USB, 12 Volt, and Aux device media/charging ports.

Location of Media Device Ports

It is important to be knowledgeable about the location of media device ports in your model. Examples of some common locations are inside the center console, behind the center console, and under the infotainment system stack.

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The location and number of ports may vary by model and trim option. For example, the Sedona is equipped with additional media device ports located in the 3rd-row cargo area on higher trims.

USB Ports and Use of Cables

Many 2019 and later model year Kia vehicles contain two different kinds of USB ports; one for playing music from a compatible media device and the other for charging compatible devices (signified by a charging icon).

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NOTE: Devices will only be charged when the vehicle is in ACC/ON/Start position.

We stress you use a USB charging cable that is certified by the device manufacturer. Use of an aftermarket cable is not recommended, as it may impact functionality and charging.

Aux Port

Most Kia models also have an aux (Auxillary) port which can be used to connect audio devices with an aux cable (3.5 mm).

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NOTE: The Niro EV and K900 do not have an AUX port.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Manual Seat Height

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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In this article, our Warrington Kia Service specialists describe the Manual Seat Height Operation. We at Gateway Kia of Warrington understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of the dealership where they purchased the vehicle. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to demonstrate the Manual Seat Height Operation during your perfect Kia delivery.


In our continued efforts to educate our customers, we want you to be familiar with all seat adjustment controls.

Among the many seat operations available, we have customers who request an additional demonstration on manual seat operation because their previous vehicle had power seat controls. If you purchased a Kia vehicle equipped with manual seats, please be sure to request a demonstration on the seat height adjustment. The height adjustment is made with consecutive pulls or pushes on the seat lever until the desired height is reached. Here are some reminders:

  • To lower the seat cushion, push the lever down repeatedly in a pumping action.
  • To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever up repeatedly in a pumping action.

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Warrington Kia Service Tips: Smart Trunk Feature

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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In this article, our Warrington Kia Service specialists describe the Smart Trunk feature. We at Gateway Kia of Warrington understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to demonstrate the Smart Trunk feature during your perfect Kia delivery.


Your understanding of the Smart Trunk feature improves your overall Kia experience. In fact, the Kia Smart Key incorporates many convenient features which can improve access and start of the vehicle. A full explanation of this feature can “surprise and delight” when learning how to navigate your Kia vehicle. Watch the video below for additional information.

Maximizing the Smart Trunk feature:

  • gateway-kia-warrington-service-tips-smart-trunk-key-fobThis feature can be activated in the instrument cluster settings menu (default setting from the factory is OFF).
  • To enable the Smart Trunk, go to User Settings in the LCD Instrument Cluster modes.
  • When the Smart Key fob is in your possession and you are near the back of the vehicle, within close proximity, the hazard lights will blink and a chime will sound for about 3 seconds as an alert that the Smart Trunk is about to open.
  • Then the alert system will blink and chime two additional times before opening the Trunk. Once you are finished, simply close the rear trunk and it will lock automatically when you walk away.

KEY REMINDERS

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The Smart Trunk feature will not operate:

  • If doors are recently closed and locked upon exiting the vehicle.
  • The Smart Key will be detected for 15 seconds within close proximity of the door handles (60 inches)
  • When a door is not locked or closed
  • When the Smart Key is in the vehicle

For additional information on the Smart Trunk operation, please refer to your vehicle Owner’s Manual.


Warrington Kia Service Tips: Windshield Cleaning

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 3:27 AM
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In this article, our Kia Service specialists describe Windshield Cleaning. We at Gateway Kia of Warrington understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to explain the importance of Windshield Cleaning during your perfect Kia delivery.


Kia’s Executive Director of Product Quality says most people don’t know the importance of Windshield Cleaning. A vehicle’s interior creates an ideal atmosphere for film build-up on the inside of windows. And, it’s because the evaporation of materials (used in the manufacturing of various plastic and vinyl interior components) contributes to quicker film build-up.

That phenomenon is known as “out-gassing” and is common to all new vehicles; it’s also what gives a new vehicle that “new-car” smell. As the vehicle ages, the outgassing will diminish. During cooler weather, the film on windows impairs the effectiveness of the defroster.

Regular window cleaning is recommended to help the defroster clear up the condensation faster so you can see better. Part of Gateway Kia Warrington’s delivery preparation is the special attention to cleaning all glass (windshield, side, and rear windows, etc.) and mirrors (rearview and side) right before you take your new car home. Be sure to visit your Warrington Kia Service Department and inquire about glass cleaners for your vehicle.

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Kia suggests using a good quality Glass Cleaner – (Part Number: UM040-CH006) and a Micro Fiber Cloth to effectively remove the film from the interior window surfaces. You’ll see a noticeable difference!