Kia’s Year In Review So Far

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Kia is a global company that is always on the move literally and figuratively. Today we are going to look back at the last year or so and the new additions and events that has consistently made Kia one of the hugest car manufacturing bands in the world.


  • 2017 Kia Sportage Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety2017 Kia Sportage Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating, Jim Shorky kia, Uniontown, kia
  • Kia Motors returns to Mom 2.0 Summit for second straight year


  • Kia Motors reveals three new models for Europe at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for latest Kia modelsAndroid Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for latest Kia models, Uniontown Kia,
  • All-new 2017 Kia Cadenza takes the stage at the New York International Auto Show
  • Kia Motors produces two millionth vehicle in the U.S.


  • The NEW Mohave Launched
  • Kia Motors America Announces Pricing For The All New 2017 Sportage
  • Kia Optima Sportswagon world debutKia Optima Sportswagon world debut, Jim Shorkey kia, Uniontown,
  • Kia to Unveil Optima Plug-in Hybrid, The Next Step in its ‘green’ Car Revolution
  • All new Kia Optima Hybrid unveiled at 2016 Chicago Auto Show
  • All new 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle arrives in the Windy City for global debut at Chicago Auto ShowKia, IUniontown Kia, 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle


  • ALL NEW K7 Launched   ALL NEW K7 Launched, Jim Shorkey
  • Participated in 2016 Consumer Electronics Show(CES)
  • Participated in 2016 North American International Auto Show
  • Official Support for 2016 Australian Open2016 Australian Open, Jim Shorkey, Kia,
  • Coveted Design Awards for All-New Kia Sportage and Optima



Stone House Idol and 5 Garth Songs

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April 9th is going to be a fun time at our Jim Shorkey Uniontown campus.  We will be the host to the Stonehouse Idol Finals!  For weeks, locals and travelers come to the Stone House Inn on National Pike Farmington to sing some of the best Karaoke this region has to offer.  A winner is crowned each week and has a chance to sing in our Mitsubishi Uniontown showroom.  After belting out their last song of the completion they have a chance to win $1000 dollars from us!  A previous winner even signed a record contract after Stone House idol.  So you never know if the next big thing will start their rise here!  One thing we have noticed from Previous Idol completion is the love of singing Garth Brooks tunes.  Here are 5 Garth tunes that we think will awe the judges and might be the partner to a Stone House Idol winner.


Thunder Rolls

Friends in Low Places

If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come

Papa Loved Mama

Much Too Young

Where can the Kia Optima Hybrid go with one Tank of Gas

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Spring is in the air and its time now to start thinking about road trips. America is amazing because you can see some off the coolest things just by jumping into your car and going.  We here at Jim Shorkey Uniontown Kia believe that the brand new Kia Optima Hybrid would be the perfect vehicle for the road trip.  It offers an Uvo entertainment center, spacious room in front and back seats as well giving you loads of trunk space.  But the real glaring attribute that makes the brand new 2016 optima hybrid shine is its ability to save you gas.  Now I know that gas is lower than previous years, but it’s amazing to save money and with the hybrid engine.  The Optima Hybrid is estimated to give you 40 mpg on highway(which your road trip will mostly consist of) and with an 18.5 gallon tank this means that you on average can drive 740 miles before heading to a pump.  With this many miles think about all the cool cities you could go to with just one tank of gas in the Kia Optima Hybrid.


New York

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The big apple is only 366 miles from our North Huntingdon Location.  There are so many things to do in New York from shopping to seeing a Broadway show.  New York is the city that never sleeps just like the Kia optima is the car that rarely uses gas.



Driving to the Midway is only 483 miles.  Chicago is the third most populated city in the United States.  With all these people there is a wide variety of events for almost anybody.  Like Baseball?  You can visit Wrigley field.  If you need a change of pace in the city you can just chill out near Lake Michigan.


Its hard to believe that you can drive all the way to Atlanta Georgia on one tank of gas (677).  Actually, the optima can do this with atleast a gallon to share.  Atlanta offers variety from they own Hollywood called (Atlwood) and a wide variety of gourmet food options.

Ocean City Maryland

Want to chill out with the breeze and the waves.  Ocean City Maryland is 354 Miles from us.  With the Optima Hybrid you have Kia’s high tech Uvo on board.  This will come in handy when you are trying to find places to eat and park near the beach.

Washington DC

If you are a history buff then Dc is the place for you!  You can see epic monuments like Lincoln or Washington and visit the Smithsonian.   You can go on tours to learn more about civics and visit the White House.

2017 Sportage

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The Kia Sportage will see some expressive changes in the upcoming 2017 model.  The remodel is a handsome compact crossover that will start at $23,045.  The new 2017 Kia Sportage adds on a wide, distinct Europe tiger nose.  The next Sportage will cost about $800 more, but with all the upgrades it’s easy to see why.

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The front wheel drive Sportage LX now makes chrome window trim, automatic headlamps, a rear spoiler, and a backup camera standard, as well as a 5.0 inch  touchscreen stereo, a 3.5 inch display in the instrument cluster, and three selectable driving modes. As before, 17 inch alloy wheels, LED running lamps, tinted rear windows, and Bluetooth are included, along with the carryover 2.4 liter 181 hp four cylinder and six speed automatic.  All wheel drive is available across all three trim levels for 1500, and includes torque vectoring, a 50:50 center axle lock, and a redesigned front bumper that affords an off pavement experience to the driver.

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The EX model includes dual zone climate control and a 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system with 8 GB of built in music storage, Wi-Fi capability, and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.  It also includes keyless entry and push button start, leather, 18 inch wheels, fog lamps, and gloss black body trim.

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The SX Turbo model is loaded, at $33,000 this trim gives you a lot more equipment.  The engine is a 240 hp turbocharged 2.0 liter four, large front breaks, a sport suspension, dual exhaust, and 19 inch wheels.

Sportage: The Family Car!

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There is a lot to love about the Kia Sportage.  The style, the space and comfort really makes the Sportage a fun driving experience for you and the family.  Today we have a Kia Sportage walk around video with our own family man Sales Consultant Jameson Marshall.  If you have any questions comment below or visit our website.


How to use your Kia Navigation!

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Here at Jim Shorkey Kia Uniotown we love helping people.  One of the more common questions is where “how do I use my navigation”.  No fear we are here to answer your questions.  Check out this video and hopefully it helps you!

2016 Kia Sportage looking good! And Differet

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The new Kia Sportage has been popping up all over the world and gaining interest very quickly.  This fourth generation midsize SUV has been a solid sale for years, and it comes to no surprise Kia gave it a new stylish redesign.  The real surprise of the new design might be where they created it.  The 2016 Sportage was designed in Kia’s European office at their Frankfurt Germany complex.

The Sportage keeps its iconic tiger nose grille which gives it a bold and beautiful front. Passenger room is increased, with headroom and legroom both improved.  Cargo space stays the same with a lower boot lip making it easier to load items. The Sportage reclining rear seats have seven steps to let you juggle with passenger comfort and luggage space.

2016 Kia Sportage, new design,

The Sportage Si has a 3.5 inch mono display in the center of the dashboard. The SLi and Platinum have a 4.2 inch color TFT supervision cluster. Each Sportage trim level receives a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia screen with a reversing camera display. All Multimedia systems feature Bluetooth hands free connectivity and aux in and USB ports for smartphones and MP3 music players. The Sportage Platinum has a wireless charger for mobile devices, the 5 watt charging system activates when a compatible device is placed on the pad.

All models have a six speed automatic transmission. This drives the front wheels in the 2.0 litre petrol Si and SLi models, and all four wheels in Kia’s on demand AWD system in all diesel models and the Platinum 2.4 liter gas. Sportage Platinum GT-Line is tuned to give it sharper handling and a slightly firmer ride.