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3 Tips for Driving in a Storm in Hackettstown NJ

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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How to Drive Safely in a Storm in Hackettstown NJ

Summer is well underway and that can mean changing weather and driving experiences that you need to be prepared for. This includes storms, which can be quite common in the warmer months. There are many things you need to do in order to be prepared to tackle the harsh weather, and we’ll be happy to show you a few. Continue reading below to learn more!


Kia Unveils All-New 2021 Kia K5 – The Most Powerful Kia Mid-Size Sedan Ever

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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2021 Kia K5 – Most Powerful Kia Sedan Ever Unveiled!

As the title says, the 2021 Kia K5 has been unveiled as the most powerful Kia mid-sized sedan on the market today! It has a powerful and bold appearance, bringing in the Kia Stinger design while also expanding on it and bringing a ton more to the table. What are some of the features found on this great vehicle, you ask? Continue reading below in order to find out!


The Kia Niro Could Get HOW Many Miles Per Gallon?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016


What would you say to 50 mpg?

Now, you might be thinking: from a Kia? And, we admit, it does sound kind of far-fetched.

Sure, the Kia Soul EV is rated at 120 MPGe in the city–but it can only run for 90 miles. The Kia Optima Hybrid can run all day, and can offer up to 40 mpg on the highway, but it's not the best choice for everyone.

But with the release of the all-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV in Chicago last week, Kia is changing everything we thought we knew about hybrids, and possibly changing the entire future of the new hybrid model lineup at Motion Kia.

See the new Kia Niro in the flesh in Chicago, and see just why this model is such a surprise.

So, how does Kia propose to follow up with their 50 mpg claim? Simple, they say.

The 2017 Niro is built on a dedicated hybrid platform–the first of its kind for the brand. It's lighter than originally expected, thanks to weight reduction. Its 1.6-liter engine delivers optimum efficiency with new technology, while its electric motor and smartly-placed battery reduces the load on the engine. A series of innovative braking systems and driver-assist programs add that final boost to take this hybrid crossover into a whole new territory.

We know that we're excited–how about you? Weigh in on social media using the hashtag #KiaNiro.

2016 Kia Sportage Earns Approval of <i>Auto Trader UK</i> Team

Monday, February 8th, 2016

When you think of a solid compact SUV, what qualities come to mind?

Well, regardless of your response, chances are that the 2016 Kia Sportage has them. It’s one altogether undeniable utility vehicle.

And, as for what those qualities are, we ask that you turn your attention to the following video. Auto Trader UK Road Test Editor, Ivan Aistrop, is here today to the deliver the inside scoop:

A pair of brilliant four-bangers make up the Sportage’s powertrain portfolio. The first, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that’s good for a healthy 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, is standard on the entry-level LX and EX models.

If that doesn’t quite do the trick, you may was to step it up to the Sportage’s top-tier trim, the SX. Outfitted with a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the SX turns out a titanic 260 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. It’s the perfect pick for the performance enthusiast.

If you’d like to meet this marvelous machine “in the metal,” or wish to put one through its paces on the open road, we encourage you to pay us a visit at our Hackettstown, NJ location. Upon your stopover, we’ll be sure to set you up with a test drive in the Sportage, or any other Kia model that’s crossed your mind.

Kia & B.R.A.K.E.S. Host Teen Driver Safety Event

Friday, January 15th, 2016

A Kia press release from just a couple days ago reminds us of the stark fact that "per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash." Well, Kia is partnering with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) to try to combat this statistic.

Doug Herbert, founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. and recent recipient of the Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), comments on the partnership in the press release as follows: “B.R.A.K.E.S. is committed to providing teens with the practical experience and training they need to make safer decisions on the road and prepare for the hazardous conditions they may encounter. We look forward to continuing to work with Kia in 2016 to bring the training to new cities in an effort to continue to reduce teen driving accidents nationwide.”



At Motion Kia, located at 379 Route 46 East in Hackettstown, we'd be delighted to get you behind the wheel of a new Kia. Come take one for a spin today.

<i>Autotrader</i> Provides Inside Scoop on Spanking-New 2016 Kia Optima

Monday, January 4th, 2016

We at Motion Kia are starting to think that there aren’t enough acclamatory adjectives in the English language to properly depict how we feel about our midsize sedan, the 2016 Kia Optima. It’s straight-up spectacular.

So, instead, we’d like to link the following video. Join Autotrader pundit, Jabari Jones, as he enumerates this four-door’s best qualities:

The Optima model catalog is comprised of five unique trims. And it all starts with the exquisitely appointed base model, the LX.

Standard features on this trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, a six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split-rear seatback, a rearview camera, 5-inch display screen and Bluetooth compatibility. The sheer value of this vehicle cannot be overstated.

For more information about this scintillating sedan, or to take the wheel of one, we invite you to swing by our Hackettstown, NJ showroom. Our seasoned staff is available to address your every question regarding the Optima, or any other Kia model throughout the current fleet.

Make the Roads Safer This Holiday Season: Ditch the Ds

Friday, December 18th, 2015

An average of 373 people die each year in traffic related incidents during the three days surrounding New Year's Eve, according to the National Safety Council. Combine that with the average of 343 people that pass away for the same reason during the three days surrounding Christmas, and we've got more than 600 preventable deaths. How can you work to keep yourself and those around you safe on the road this month? Ditch Ds: don't drive drunk, drugged, drowsy, or distracted. Learn other ways you can increase safety while driving when you read the article below from



Swing by Motion Kia's store at 379 Route 46 East in Hackettstown, NJ for the latest safety and technology updates available within our new and used Kia lineup. Ask our committed sales associates how you can set up a test drive when you call our sales line at (866) 239-4791!

Optima And Sorento Win Road & Travel Magazine “Of The Year” Honors

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Here at Motion Kia, we love hearing good news about the awesome vehicles in our lineup, and the recent news out of the Los Angeles Auto Show was certainly no exception.

Today we learned that Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has selected the 2016 Optima for its 20th annual International Car of the Year award. This is the second time in four years that that RTM has chosen Optima for the coveted honor. It first won the award in 2013. ICOTY judges honored the Cadenza and K900 sedans in 2014 and 2015, respectively; making this the fourth win in a row for the KIA brand.

RTM also chose the 2016 as the International SUV of the Year. Michael Sprague, COO of KMA, commented on the awards: “To win the prestigious ICOTY award four years in a row, with two models winning their categories this year, is a clear indication that our products continue to offer a world-class balance of design, amenities, craftsmanship, safety and value for today’s savvy consumers.”

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2016 Kia Optima Improves on the Stuff We Already Love

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Although we've written a lot about the 2016 Kia Optima already and all the exciting styling changes, there's more to this new sedan than it's evolutionary redesign. Kia has gone at great lengths to nudge the boundaries of everything we love about this midsize, and it's results are larger than life.

The new Optima boasts a more rigid body structure and increased dimensions, improving trunk space and interior volume. You'll also find a whole lot more unscale materials here–with the addition of new fabrics on some of the higher trims. For power, the familiar turbocharged engine has been rebuilt with exciting low end torque, and up to 39 mpg on the highway.

Learn more about the Optima in the first drive report below.

To meet the 2016 new Kia models arriving at our Hackettstown, NJ dealership, browse our inventory online for an overview of each car and its features. Then you can drop by and take one for a test drive.

Kia Has Big Plans for Super Bowl 2016

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Kia has announced its plan to include an ad in the 2016 Super Bowl. At Motion Kia, we can't help but wonder if marketing plans will include NBA star Blake Griffin. We're all over that zone. Learn more in the link below!



We can't wait to see what creative idea Kia has up its sleeve. If you're looking for the latest in innovation and design, visit our store at 379 Route 46 East in Hackettstown, NJ to check out our complete lineup of new and used Kia cars. Our professional sales representatives will make sure to match your personality and your mobility goals.

With Kia, every drive is worth a celebration. Call us today at (866) 239-4791 to get the ball rolling.