Let me start this post with a little background. Growing up, I was raised around classic cars. My dad is a car lover and would often rebuild them. I would sit and watch him or attend events with him as a kid. Today, I’m married to a man who also loves cars and works in the automotive industry. And this past weekend the car lover is me surfaced, and I’m not sure it’s going anywhere soon.
Last week I was invited to the Kia Fun and Forty Ride and Drive event in Miami, Florida. I will write a couple of more parts to this post, because I took so many photos. In this first one, I want to share the vehicles that were behind this entire event-the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and 2012 Rio.
Kia is the fastest growing car company in the US today; with the Optima and Sorento being two of their three best sellers. Last month alone they reportedly sold 15,000 vehicles! And according to Kelley Blue Book they are the #1 non-luxury brand with the lowest total cost of ownership. While we spend 58% of our time driving on the highways, don’t you want a car that not only looks good, but is cost effective at the same time?
I had the chance to test out both vehicles with a drive from Miami to Key West and I will tell you the Optima Hybrid was my favorite, it is spacious with a very sleek design. I was comfortable the entire time and in love with the panoramic tilt/sliding sunroof and the UVO Infotainment System. Seriously cool! It’s the little and convenient things that impress me.
I will be honest and tell you I never considered a Kia as my next vehicle, but with what I witnessed it’s a serious contender. Stay tuned for more posts of my Kia experience!
Are you a Kia owner? What do you love most?
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All travel and accommodations were provided by Kia. The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.