Pope Francis and a New Way to Roll

Pope Francis kicked off his 5-day visit to South Korea in style by rolling through the streets in a non-conventional pope-mobile, a 2014 KIA Soul.

Pope South Korea (16)Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, August 14, 2014. For South Koreans, it was the pope’s choice of a modest, locally made Kia Soul that fascinated the public rather than his new attempt to improve his English speech. The papal ride from the airport to the city was broadcast live, showing images of the entourage in the dark gray Soul escorted front and back by dozens of SUVs and police motorbikes.

“It’s humbling and at the same time respectful.” Said Kim Ji-hwan, a journalism student in Seoul who also remarked that the Korean Protestant priests at mega-churches ride around in expensive luxury vehicles.

The five-day papal visit is tightly-scheduled, with the pontiff expected to travel more than 620 miles. Pope Francis plans to meet with children; relatives of the 300 victims, mostly school children, from the sunken Sewol ferry in April; the disabled; immigrants; as well as political officials.

Pope South Korea (15)For more information about the stunning KIA Soul, which is now Pope-worthy visit Primeaux KIA at 4747 S. Yale Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma or give them a call at 918-622-3160 today!

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

The current Kia Optima sedan has been a runaway success for the brand, changing hearts and minds from Oregon to Orlando with its sleek styling, spacious and well-made interior, and, of course, killer warranty since the model first appeared in 2010.

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Select the base LX, the leather-lined EX, or the sporty SX trim levels, and the Optima comes with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 192-horsepower. A hybrid powertrain is available, too. This powertrain generates 199 combined horsepower and is rated to return between 35 and 40 mpg.

In city, suburban, and freeway environments, the Optima delivers refined ride quality and handling. Capable and still comfy when driven hard on twisting mountain roads, the Optima SX Turbo doesn’t need a stiff or jarring ride to get the job done. This latest version of the Optima reflects greater on-center feel and more natural off-center response than ever.

Inside, the 2014 Optima has redesigned seats, and there’s a new larger 4.3-inch color display screen nestled between the gauges in the instrument panel. Newly available features include blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and an eight-inch navigation and infotainment screen. The SX Turbo also gets an available drive-mode selector that allows the driver to change the powertrain response and steering weight.

The different drive modes – Normal, Eco, and Sport – are accessed via a button under the right-hand spoke on the steering wheel. They work as expected, with Eco mode softening things up and short-shifting for economy, Sport mode firming the steering and holding the engine revs higher for maximum performance, and Normal mode striking a reasonable balance between the two extremes.

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Come find out why it is one of the bestselling vehicles today at Primeaux KIA 4747 S. Yale Ave Tulsa, OK or give us a call at 918-622-3160 today!

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The Blake Griffin KIA Optima at Primeaux KIA

A staple of the NBA Season has always been the all-star weekend. Every year the league’s best and brightest put on a show to compete with each other in games and skill competitions. Undeniably the biggest draw of the yearly competition is the Slam Dunk Contest where the league’s high-flyers perform jaw-dropping feats of athleticism, and flashy showmanship.

Ask anyone who’s watched the event over the past several years to recall their favorite dunks, and it’s guaranteed that in 2011, Blake Griffin’s alley-oop dunk over the top of a KIA Optima will be on the list. It’s easily one of the most memorable dunks in the contests long history.

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However, what you may not know is what happened to that Optima after being polarized by the former Oklahoma Sooner Power-Forward; it has been returned to Griffin’s old stomping ground – the Sooner State.

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Henry Primeaux, the owner of Primeaux KIA in Tulsa, purchased the vehicle in a Charity Auction so it could be proudly displayed in the stars home state.

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The Optima even has autographs from the Clippers star on the steering wheel and inside door.  Primeaux KIA is located at 4747 S. Yale Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma where you can check out the all-star line-up of new and used vehicles.  Visit http://www.primeauxkia.com or call 918.622.3160 today!

 

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Primeaux Kia and Discipline

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Becoming the best is a journey, not a destination.

Hard work and discipline is usually the root of success. Picture common, daily goals we face—diet, exercise, school, work and relationships. We all put forth a tremendous amount of effort into these areas and hopefully, reap vast rewards for those efforts.

People don’t become the best at something overnight. It takes time and the ability to hone in on what they’re doing well and what they can do even better.

Primeaux Kia listens to customer feedback and utilizes every piece of information they receive to their benefit. They strive to meet and exceed their customer’s expectations and work diligently to surpass the goals they have set.

Primeaux Kia sticks to a routine that produces results, just like steady diet and exercise will produce results. Discipline pays off and the biggest winners are the patrons of Primeaux Kia because they get treated with dignity and respect, they purchase a top-notch vehicle of their choice and are offered excellent customer service.

Primeaux Kia employs skilled sales staff and highly trained service technicians who all work seamlessly to make every customer a satisfied buyer. They are disciplined and professional in every situation and they make the car buying process fun and rewarding.

Primeaux Kia is a family owned and operated dealership. Primeaux Kia has excelled at selling and servicing Kia vehicles and they have been awarded the K-Dealer Award every year since its founding for outstanding sales, service and customer satisfaction. This coveted Kia Motors America award is only awarded to the most outstanding Kia dealerships.

For more information, questions or comments contact them at 918-622-3160 or visit www.primeauxkia.com.

 

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Primeaux Kia is proud of Kia’s Accomplishments

Kia has been busy for the past few months. They have had a high level of community and national involvement and visibility, making them an industry leader among customers.

Primeaux Kia is proud to be a part of such a socially aware and involved company and has full respect for their accomplishments.

At the top of their list of newsworthy recognition is that Kia hosted 86 top tier journalists and lifestyle bloggers for the 2015 K900 National Press Introduction (NPI) in February at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California.  Attendees experienced K900’s world-class accommodations, premium driving dynamics and stunning design.  ImageThe drive route included California’s legendary Pacific Coast Highway as well as the twists and turns of Orange County’s famed Ortega Highway.

Kia also launched a fully integrated campaign created by David&Goliath-incorporating TV, cinema, digital, print, experiential, social media and CRM components for one of the most watched ads from the Super Bowl. The campaign was conceived to encourage viewers to question everything they think they know about the brand by showing a side of luxury they’ve never seen before.

Lastly, the Kia K900 was introduced to Irvine business leaders from the Irvine Chamber of Commerce at a cocktail reception at the corporate headquarters where 150 C-level executives and area business owners were in attendance. Irvine Mayor, Steven Choi issued a proclamation to recognize KMA for the company’s impact in the community.

Primeaux Kia is proud to be a part of a company that is so involved in the communityImage and that strives to improve their products and services to meet and exceed customer’s expectations.

Primeaux Kia is a family owned and operated dealership. Primeaux Kia has excelled at selling and servicing Kia vehicles and they have been awarded the K-Dealer Award every year since its founding for outstanding sales, service and customer satisfaction. This coveted Kia Motors America award is only awarded to the most outstanding Kia dealerships.

For more information, questions or comments contact them at 918-622-3160 or visit www.primeauxkia.com.

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Kia and the NBA Gives Joakim Noah Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Joakim Noah is the first Chicago Bull to win Defensive Player of the Year Award since Michael Jordan did it in 1988.  Kia was proud to give the award.

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As part of its support of the Defensive Player of the Year Award, Kia Motors America (KMA) will donate an all-new 2015 Kia Sorento LX CUV to a charity of Noah’s choice. Kia Motors will present a Sorento to the charity of choice of each of five 2013-14 year-end award winners as part of “The KIA NBA Performance Awards.” Following this season, Kia Motors will have donated a total of 31 new vehicles to charitable organizations since its support of the NBA’s prestigious year-end honors began in 2008.

The 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award is part of a series of on-court performance awards called “The KIA NBA Performance Awards.” The series, currently in its seventh season, is part of a multiyear marketing partnership between KMA and the NBA, and includes five of the league’s most prestigious year-end honors: Most Valuable Player Award, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player Award, and Rookie of the Year. The series also includes the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month and the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month during the regular season. Kia Motors is the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA and the Kia Optima is the league’s Official Vehicle. For more information on “The KIA NBA Performance Awards” visit http://www.NBA.com/awards.

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 Come see what else Kia is up to today at Primeaux Kia 4747 S. Yale Ave Tulsa, OK or give us a call at 918-622-3160 today!

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Primeaux Kia believes Trade-Offs Aren’t Necessary

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People are accustomed to making trade-offs in life. People are required to forego one thing for another and often times, in doing so, they make sacrifices.

Trade-offs and sacrifices don’t always have to be a part of life. In order to get your dream object you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a large sum of money. Peace of mind and security shouldn’t have to cost you time and energy.

Today you can have it all, and at Primeaux Kia they make it easier than you ever thought possible.

They offer a state-of-the-art facility with skilled sales staff and highly trained service technicians. They save you time, energy and money while providing you with high quality service and products.

Trade-offs may be required in other avenues of our lives, but buying a car shouldn’t be one of the areas where sacrifices should be made. Every customer will have their needs met and exceeded at Primeaux Kia. They make satisfied customers out of every patron by delivering on what is promised. You can take them at their word because they stand behind their products and services. Now, if only everyone lived by those principles then sacrifices wouldn’t be necessary at all.

Primeaux Kia is proud to be an automotive leader in their area. Since opening their doors, Primeaux Kia has kept a firm commitment to their customers. They offer a wide selection of vehicles and hope to make the car buying process as quick and hassle free as possible.

For more information, questions or comments contact them at 918-622-3160 or visit Primeaux Kia.

 

 

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