2020 Kia Soul – Segment Winner for Multimedia Quality

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, Press Release on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 6:37 PM

All-New Model’s Next-Gen Infotainment and Technology and Multimedia Quality Increase Consumer Satisfaction

  • Soul ranks highest in Multimedia Quality among all compact vehicles
  • The award comes on the heels of Soul being named among the top 10 vehicles in the industry in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
2020 Soul GT-Line

2020 Soul GT-Line

IRVINE, Calif., September 23, 2019 – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) beloved urban runabout – the Soul – has been awarded Best Multimedia Quality in its award segment in the J.D. Power 2019 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study. The announcement follows Kia’s award as the highest-ranked mass-market brand in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for the fifth consecutive year, with the Soul recognized among the top 10 vehicles in the industry1.

“The Soul has been an undeniable success since its launch in 2009, and with the redesign of this third-generation model, the technologically advanced Soul is equipped to be a strong contender in the marketplace,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer, and EVP, Kia Motors America. “Being named Best Multimedia Quality among Compact Vehicles by J.D. Power serves to further reinforce Kia’s commitment to world-class quality and a premium ownership experience.”

The all-new Soul delivers unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality, evolving the popular subcompact into the most advanced and innovative Soul yet. For the 2020 model year, the Soul offers impressive technology, including standard Android Auto2 and Apple CarPlay3 and a suite of available options including: Bluetooth®4 Multi-Connection, interior mood lighting, a 10.25-inch HD color touchscreen5 with split-screen functionality and a 640-watt Harman/Kardon6 audio system – twice the wattage of the previous generation Soul.

“Simply offering a variety of multimedia technologies isn’t enough,” said Brent Gruber, Senior Director, Automotive Quality Practice at J.D. Power. “In order to enhance the vehicle experience, owners want those technologies to be problem-free and work as expected. In the compact segment, no vehicle demonstrates that a high level of multimedia quality better than the Kia Soul.”

The J.D. Power Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study measure the experiences and opinions of vehicle owners regarding the quality, design, and features of their audio, communication, entertainment and navigation systems in the first 90 days of ownership. Multimedia system quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality – the Kia Soul scored a 9.0 PP100.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Trunk Liftgate Operation

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 6:12 PM

In this article, our Kia Service specialists describe the power trunk liftgate operation. 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 demonstrate the different operations of the trunk liftgate operation during your perfect Kia delivery.


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Actual fob or key may appear different while maintaining the same functions

Manual Trunk / Liftgate

Standard Key Fob

  • Press and hold [Shaded Button] for more than one second to unlock
  • Manually open and raise the Liftgate
  • When the Liftgate is closed, it automatically locks

 

NOTE: The Liftgate simply unlocks when [Shaded area] is pressed and it does not automatically raise


Power Trunk / Liftgate

gateway kia quakertown pa service tip trunk liftgate operationSmart Key Fob

  • Press and hold [Shaded Button] for more than one second to open or close the liftgate

NOTE: The liftgate height is adjustable!

To program the opening height:

  • Open liftgate and position it to your preferred opening height by manually stopping the liftgate or by pressing the liftgate close button on the key fob to stop it at the desired position.
  • Depress and hold the close button on the liftgate for 3 seconds or more.
  • The system will beep two times when the programming is complete.

 

* If you unlocked your vehicle or opened the rear tailgate by pressing the unlock button on your Remote/ Smart Key, be sure to re-lock your vehicle using the lock button on the Remote/Smart Key before walking away.

NOTE: The tailgate and doors will not require a re-lock if only the liftgate button [Shaded Button] was used.


Smart Trunk / Smart Power Liftgate

Demonstrate Smart Trunk / Smart Liftgate function!

Video link below, explaining Smart Power Liftgate Operation

NOTE: It is possible that some manual trunk lids may stick to the new weatherstrip on initial opening. This is normal and usually due to weather conditions. If the trunk lid still does not open after multiple attempts, see your Warrington Kia Service Specialist. The torsion bar adjustment may need a small adjustment.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Tire Pressure Setting

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Service Tips on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 6:09 PM

In this article, our Kia Service specialists describe your tire pressure setting. We at Gateway Kia of Quakertown 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 your tire pressure setting during your perfect Kia delivery.


Most customers are concerned about tire pressure because they don’t want a flat tire. Yet, they never know the optimum setting because tires don’t require daily upkeep. However, keep in mind how important it is to set tire pressures correctly to ensure the best overall driving experience. Tire pressures set above the recommended settings can negatively impact ride comfort. Low tire pressure can cause the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) warning lamp to illuminate.

For your convenience, Kia installs a Tire Pressure placard on the inside of every door jamp (sample below). The placard provides the vehicle owner easy access to proper inflation rates. We advise checking your tire pressure from time to time and use the installed placard for proper pressure rates.

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Prior to taking delivery of your new Kia, we suggest you ask your Quakertown Kia Service specialist to check your pressure rates. Something we want you to understand is part of every dealer inventory storage process, the tire pressure is set much higher than the rates on the placard. This additional pressure prevents tire flat-spotting while the vehicle is stored in dealer inventory.

Labor Day Bucks County PA – 2019

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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It’s that time of year where we have the opportunity to celebrate Labor Day Bucks County PA, Monday, September 2, 2019. The weather is cooler, actually perfect, for walking around and enjoying the many fall events in Bucks County PA. Most of these events are held in major areas only minutes from Gateway Kia of Warrington PA, so don’t think you have to drive far to partake in the Labor Day comradery.

Labor Day Bucks County PA

Well, the U.S. Department of Labor says the Labor Day celebrates and honors the American workforce, and this is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day as a national holiday. It’s been around since the later part of the 1800s. Our Legislation set Labor Day as the first Monday in September and celebrates the social and economic achievements of our American workers. Labor Day establishes an annual national recognition to the contributions and sacrifices our workforce made to strengthen the successfulness and well-being of our great nation. if you’d like to know more, please visit U.S. Department of Labor website.

As always, we promote the Visit Bucks County Pennsylvania website and appreciate the efforts that go into making sure local events are posted for all the community to see. Below, we’ve re-posted only a few of the wonderful community-centric events. For more information, check out the LABOR DAY EVENTS, at the Visit Bucks County Pennsylvania website.


20th ANNUAL VILLAGE RENAISSANCE FAIRE – A FAIRE FOR A CAUSE
Sponsor: The Village Library of Wrightstown
Location: Middletown Grange Fairgrounds
Dates: September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Address: 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA 18943
Phone: 267-304-8060
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Adults- a mere $10; Students $5; Under 5 FREE

A Real Renaissance Faire right here in Bucks County with all the glamour and excitement for the entire family at a fraction of the price and distance. An interactive world for all ages. Faire goers encounter jousting knights, dangling aerialists, and flying birds of prey. Performers bring literature to life throughout the day with shows and fairground… MORE INFO


40th ANNUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Sponsor: Peddler’s Village
Co-Sponsor: Peddler’s Village
Location: Peddler’s Village
Dates: September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Address: Rts 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
Phone: 215-794-4000
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Free Admission & Free Parking
Visit Website

The 40th Annual Scarecrow Festival is a weekend of fall family fun including Scarecrow-making Workshops, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities. Vote for your favorites in the Scarecrow Competition & Display! The Scarecrows are on outdoor display from Monday, September 9 through Sunday, October 27. The public is invited to vote for the winners… MORE INFO


 

Kia Forte and Cadenza Win AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award

By Product Expert | Posted in Forte, Press Release on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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Kia Forte and Cadenza Named Best in Class

Award-winning Forte sedan continues its run as a leader in the compact car segment Cadenza’s premium design and the long list of unexpected luxury amenities help it earn high marks IRVINE, Calif., August 13, 2019 – Kia Motors America (KMA) celebrates a double AutoPacific win, as the 2019 Forte sedan and the 2019 Cadenza have been named segment winners in the 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). The Forte outranked some of the segment’s toughest rivals in the compact car segment, while the Cadenza beat out industry stalwarts in the large car category.

Kia continues to position itself as a leader in design, quality, technology, and value, and the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are positive proof that we’re developing world-class products that exceed customer expectations,”

…said Michael Cole, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Kia Motors America.

With Forte and Cadenza winning their categories, Kia has proved it’s delivering exactly what buyers want in their vehicles, whether it’s a compact commuter vehicle or a larger, more luxurious sedan.

AutoPacific: most satisfying vehicles

AutoPacific’s VSAs identify the most satisfying vehicles on the market, based on more than 50,000 responses from owners of 2018 as well as 2019 cars and light trucks, which were purchased from September through December 2018. These responses measure owner satisfaction by evaluating more than 33 separate attributes ranging from interior comfort and styling to fuel economy and performance.

Winning AutoPacific’s Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Award takes a special kind of vehicle. This year the Kia Forte Compact Car and Kia Cadenza Large Car out-pointed their competitors,”

said George Peterson, President of AutoPacific, Inc.

Kia owners are very satisfied with the products they have acquired and the value they represent.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*


Press Release Information Notice

Kia and Gateway Kia of Warrington makes reasonable efforts to ensure the information contained in this press releases is accurate at the time of posting. However, Kia and Gateway Kia of Warrington makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy of the content presented. Kia and Gateway Kia of Warrington may, from time to time, update press releases, issue new releases, or publish other information to reflect new information.


*The Telluride, Sorento, and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from the U.S. and globally sourced parts.

Next Generation Kia CUV: The CROSS GT

By Product Expert | Posted in Concept, Kia News on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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Kia CUV designers offer us a glimpse into the next generation of vehicles.

Kia suggests plans to design the elegant yet powerful Cross GT. It’s another example of Kia’s world-class design sensibility. The vehicle is a luxury hybrid that’s powered by a state-of-the-art 3.8-liter V6 engine, that features an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Maybe Telluride’s evolution? Backing the engine is Kia’s parallel hybrid system. Together the engine and the electric motor produce 400 horsepower and an all-electric range of 20 miles.

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Cross GT blurs the line between the sleek GT concept car and a luxury Kia CUV.


Inspired. By nature.

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The Cross GT’s interior could be described as a modern luxury in harmony with nature. Four Almond-Terra-colored, leather-covered bucket seats feature contrasting stitching and are tanned with vegetable oil—and dyed without chemicals. The instrument panel employs re-harvested American Walnut, which adds to the environmentally-friendly appeal of the cabin.

Exploring everything a CUV could be.

The Kia brand is growing fast. The sophisticated look and approach of the Cross GT are clearly closely related to the Sorento—and its vision of what we may yet offer to the audience that is looking for a fresh take on the CUV.

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Features & Specs

MECHANICAL:

  • 3.8-liter V6 hybrid
  • 400 horsepower
  • 500 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 8-speed automatic
  • Torque-vectoring all-wheel drive
  • An all-electric range of 20 mi.

DIMENSIONS:

  • Overall length: 192.8 in.
  • Overall height: 65.3 in.
  • Wheelbase: 122.0 in.
  • Width: 79.1 in.

EXTERIOR:

  • Dual rear-hinged “suicide” doors
  • The cargo compartment is accessed through a “clamshell” design
  • LED technology highlights its signature grille
  • Multi-paneled skylight with hexagonal glass inserts

INTERIOR:

  • Almond-Terra-colored, leather-covered bucket seats
  • Contrasting stitching
  • Equestrian saddle-inspired seats tanned with vegetable oil using natural dyes and no chemicals
  • The sweeping instrument panel with re-harvested American Walnut
  • 100 percent eco-friendly renewable wool throughout
  • Touch screen and central mouse control access subsystem, including HVAC, telematics, and entertainment
  • Internet and infotainment access through flat panel screens mounted to the front seat headrests
  • Large storage compartment incorporated beneath the flat load floor in the cargo area behind the rear seats

 

New 2020 Soul EV: Coming Soon!

By Product Expert | Posted in New Model, Soul on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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The most iconic vehicle in the Kia lineup made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show sporting a redesigned and reenergized look. Expected to arrive in select Kia dealerships in 2020, the upcoming all-new 2020 Soul EV aims to seamlessly welcome drivers to an electrified future with range, power, and technology.


Easy charging, easy-going.

Soul EV will seamlessly welcome drivers to an electrified future with range, power, and technology.

Fast Charging

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Soul EV supports Level 1 (120 V), Level 2 (240 V) and Level 3 DC Fast charging.

Public Charging

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Plug-in to the expanding public grid of more than 16,000 Level 2 (240 V) public outlets nationwide.


The next generation has arrived.

Electric Powertrain

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The Soul EV’s electric drivetrain brings a thrill to your everyday drive with immediate torque for an enjoyable around-town experience.

Regenerative Brake Paddles

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Steering wheel-mounted paddles let the driver adjust regenerative braking levels to allow the option of one-pedal driving.

Rotary Shifter

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The innovative rotary shifter with LED indicator puts control and convenience within reach.


Recharged styling.

Headlights
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Elegant LED daytime running lamps have been paired with full LED headlamps and a front cross-car LED light bar, creating a near-seamless look.

Taillights
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To create a powerful presence, LED rear taillamps were added that illuminate brighter and consume less power than traditional bulbs.

Wheels
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Exclusive 17-inch lightweight wheels engineered for improved aero benefits; ensure you can cut through the wind with a lower amount of resistance.

Center Console
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Adapt to your every need with an EV exclusive center console with additional storage, a simplified shifter, and transformative drive modes.

Interior Styling
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The Soul EV features an energetically styled interior featuring unique trim dissolving into the wrap-around dash, and an available Harman Kardon® Premium Sound System.

 


2020 Soul EV pre-production model shown with optional features. Not all optional features available on all trims. Features, colors, materials, accessories, and specifications on the pre-production model may vary from the production model. 2020 Soul EV expected to arrive at select dealers in select markets in limited quantities in 2020.

Warrington and Bucks County PA Fall Calendar

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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Warrington PA and Bucks County hold diverse seasonal events throughout the year. This time of year is always favored with local residents because of two major holidays, Holloween and Thanksgiving. If you’re looking to attend a festival, enjoy live music, sample food & spirits, or go on a hayride, then check-out the Visit Bucks County Fall Calendar of events. Visit Bucks County is an excellent website that does a superb job of keeping the community informed. Anytime we want to know about a special event date or details, we look to Visit Bucks County first. Some fall highlights are below!

FYI: Our last year’s article titled Scary Folklore for Holloween was very popular. In that article, we talked about the origins of Holloween and how the strange tradition of dressing up evolved over the decades. We invite you to read the article and enjoy!

  • The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place – Bring the whole family to Sesame Place to experience some spooky and fun events!
  • Annual Holiday Small Works Show – Talented local artists are featured at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery.
  • Historic Fallsington Day – There will be endless entertainment, crafts, flea markets, tours, and food at this wonderful celebration.
  • Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival – This family-friendly event offers a day of fun, culture, and competition.
  • Annual Historic Bristol Day – Attend this free street fair filled with activities for the whole family, including a car show!
  • Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival – Fall’s not complete without a festival to celebrate the changing leaves, the chill in the air and, of course, Halloween!
  • Valley of Fear and Haunted Hayride – Get spooked on a ride through the darkest woods, and experience new thrills and attractions.
  • Perkasie Fall Festival – Tons of Fall Fun at Perkasie’s traditional Fall Festival. Free trolley bus transport between activities at beautiful Menlo Park and Perkasie’s town center. Scarecrow decorating, kids crafts, balloon twisting, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainers, raffle, music, pumpkin decorating, food court, family games, tractor rides, pie-eating contest, craft fair and more. Most activities are free of charge.
  • Sleepy Hollow Hayride/House in the Hollow – Explore and uncover scary surprises that you’ll never forget!
  • Village Renaissance Faire – The Middletown Grange Fairgrounds is transformed into the ultimate family festival with stories, history, crafts, entertainment, and food.
  • Doylestown Arts Festival – Join us in Doylestown’s largest annual festival to eat great food, listen to live music and discover beautiful art.
  • Shady Brook Farm Fall Fest – Don’t miss the farm’s favorite time of year with wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and lots more family fun!
  • Peddler’s Scarecrow Festival – See the scarecrows that local businesses and organizations create displayed throughout this quaint village.
  • Peddler’s Apple Festival – Sample some of the area’s best apple-themed treats, while enjoying this 18th Century shopping village.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Wiper Washer Operation

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 2:17 PM

In this article, our Quakertown Kia Service specialists describe wiper washer operation. We at Gateway Kia of Quakertown 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 wiper washer operation during your perfect Kia delivery.


For safety reasons, it is crucial to ensure you are familiar with the front and rear wiper washer operation, and the Auto Control Rain-Sensing function (if equipped). This is especially true states with harsh climates. After reading this article, watch the video below.

Windshield Wipers Washers Operation

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To operate:

  • Move wiper-lever Up/Down to change wiper modes.
  • Push switch “B” to adjust intermittent wipe
  • Pull wiper-lever to spray and wipe

QUICK TIPS

  • Moving switch “B” up increases intermittent wipe frequency and wipe speed.
  • Moving switch down decreases the frequency of wipes

Auto Control (Rain Sensing)*

The rain sensor located on the upper end of the windshield glass senses the amount of rainfall and controls the wiping cycle for the proper interval. The more it rains, the faster the wiper operates. When the rain stops, the wiper stops. To adjust the Auto Rain Sensing speed setting, move the control switch “B” up/down.


Rear Wiper & Washer*

gateway kia warrington service tips wiper washer controlTo operate:

  • Rotate Rear Wiper switch to change Wiper modes
  • Push to spray and wipe

QUICK TIPS

  • On Rear Wipers, intermittent wipe function is not adjustable.

In most models, the wiper mode can be displayed in the instrument cluster as well. Customers can enable or disable this function in the user settings menu. Please also refer to the Owner’s Manual and Features and Functions Guide (FFG) for instructions on how to change wiper blades as some models require the system to be in Service Mode.

Wiper Service Mode

To inspect or replace the windshield wiper blades to prevent damaging the hood, the blades need to be moved to the service position “A”.

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With the ignition ON, then turning the engine OFF, within 20 seconds move the wiper switch to the MIST position “B” and hold the switch for more than two seconds until the wiper blade is in the fully up position.

To return wipers to normal position, turn the ignition ON, then activate MIST.


Warrington Kia Service Tips: Shift Before Ready

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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If you have a Hybrid (HEV) or Electric vehicle (EV) and never heard of “Shift Before Ready,” then you should read this service tip. To start an HEV or EV vehicle, you must follow a different sequence than that is a traditional gas vehicle?

GAS VEHICLE: To start the vehicle, you must have the shifter in the Park (P) position. Generally, you start the engine and then shift the vehicle into Reverse, Neutral, or Drive.

In comparison…

HYBRID or EV: To start the vehicle, you must have the shifter in the Park (P) position and wait for the computer to show “READY.” After the system is ready, then you can shift into Reverse, Neutral, or Drive. However, you happen to shift before the system shows “READY,” then the vehicle will not start.

Watch the video for a demonstration of the system readiness check and how the vehicle must be in the “READY” mode before being shifted out of “PARK.”

VIDEO

The Shift Before Ready signals

Again, if the vehicle is shifted out of Park (P) before being “READY,” it is termed as “Shift before Ready.”

If “Shift Before Ready” occurs, the Green “READY” symbol (A) will not be illuminated. The vehicle will need to be shifted back into the Park (P) position and then restarted (ignition cycled).

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Our Gateway Kia of Warrington PA service experts recommends testing the Shift Before Ready sequence. The experience will add to your knowledge about the feature and your vehicle.

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 of Warrington PA practices the “Kia Perfect Delivery Process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.