Monday, February 19, 2018

Its Shop Time Mondays: Ram's Rollaway Trucks

Friday, February 16, 2018

SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends' Honors Black History Month

Jim Colon is posing with Lexus LC 500.

Chicago's NBC 5 Highlights During 6PM News How Kia And 'Drives' Black History Month To The Classroom

One of the high school students from Chicago's Proviso West, who was the recipient of Kia's car designer Brian Peterson rendering, during a classroom activity.

Raymond Taylor of Kia University speaks to Chicago's Proviso West about electric and hybrid technology and its relationship to STEM and the Kia Niro, the brand's only dedicated hybrid.  

Check out the video footage from the news coverage featuring Niro interior car designer Brian Peterson and event organizer and editor Jeff Fortson.

Kia Presents Black History Month With Fortson's 'Auto Trends' To High School Students

Peterson taking a moment to pose with students at Proviso High.

Students encapsulated with the Kia Niro after spending time with Kia University and car designer Brian Peterson.

Event organizer and editor Jeff Fortson taking a moment to connect with car designer Brian Peterson.

Kia Honors Black History Month At Chicago Area High School

Car Designer Brian Peterson speaking to the audience

A student sketching vehicles during a STEM class

Monday, February 12, 2018

Its Shop Time Mondays: VW Is In The Hot Seat

Kia Niro: The Brand's First Hybrid Crossover

Highlight: Kia’s only black designer, Brian Peterson, was responsible for the interior layout of the Niro. This is his first major vehicle assignment.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $32,840 (Base Model: $23,785)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; automatic headlights; a tire pressure monitoring system; a vehicle stability system; a stability control system; a hill start assist control system; a rearview camera; and a tire mobility kit

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; a 6-speed automatic transmission; a hybrid system; rear spoiler; privacy glass; manually adjustable front seats; 60/40 rear seats; a manually operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a dual zone automatic temperature control system; a UVO infotainment system with Android auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration; driver select modes; and an automatic stop-go ignition system

Sunday, February 4, 2018

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4: The Fastest SUV In The Segment

Highlight: The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the fastest mass-produced Jeep the automaker has ever built, pumping out 707-horsepower.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $90,880 (Base MSRP: $31,690)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; rear park assist with stop; fog lamps; a hillstart assist system; a stability control system; trailer sway dampening; daytime running lights; and a tire pressure monitoring system