Kia Niro named Canadian green utility vehicle of the year

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(TORONTO) April 5, 2018 – Kia Canada is proud to accept the 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year for the 2018 Kia Niro, presented by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Vancouver International Auto Show last week.

“We’d like to thank the members of AJAC for their diligent testing and are extremely proud to accept this award and to be recognized by so many of the country’s top automotive journalists,” said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and COO, Kia Canada Inc. “This award helps to demonstrate that Kia is a brand focused on both providing fun and exciting vehicles that meet the needs of Canadian drivers, and delivering innovative technologies to help the environment and future generations.”

Roomy, versatile, and fuel-efficient, the 2018 Kia Niro joined the lineup last year as a capable crossover-hybrid and already has a number of awards to its name. This fall, Kia will introduce a new plug-in version of the vehicle that will add even more fuel efficiency while maintaining the same great style and functionality. Over the winter, a pure electric EV version of the Niro will also come to Canada with extended range even more advanced technology.

Stylish Safety of the 2018 Sorento

Vehicle designers are constantly striving to improve the way we drive on the road. From self-driving cars to rear-view cameras, the goal is to make driving less stressful and far easier. The 2018 Kia Sorento is no exception and has a plethora of safety features that will make any driver speechless.


Let There Be Light


Driving at night can be hazardous to both drivers and others on the road. The Sorento is has customized its lighting system to adjust in low and high traffic areas. For low traffic areas with poor visibility, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers Dynamic Bending light technology in its High-Intensity Discharge headlights, which increases your field of vision by allowing you to see light at different angles on the road. In high traffic areas, the headlights automatically dim, keeping drivers from constantly having to remember to switch between high beams and low beams at night.

Safe Distances


Another safety feature of the Sorento involves auto detection for both front, the sides, and the rear of the vehicle. When using its Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) feature, the vehicle uses radar to automatically detect distance and ensure that you are not following a vehicle too closely. The vehicle also features an audio and visual Lane Departure Warning System. Finally, this Kia is also equipped with a Rear Parking Assist System with sensors that detect when objects are too close. So you’re covered on all sides.


Wonder Windows


Anyone with small children can appreciate this feature. It’s true that today, most cars come standard with automatic windows. But how many cars can boast of having a feature that stops a window in mid-motion when an object is detected in close proximity? In the case of the newest Sorento, it is a safety feature that can console anyone afraid of getting arms or fingers caught.


The 2018 Kia Sorento is designed with stylish safety in mind for everyone. Visit Bessada Kia to experience these innovations for yourself.

3 Things to Know About the Kia Sportage

There are a number of great features in the new 2018 Kia Sportage available at your local Bessada Kia. In fact we encourage you to come on down to the dealership and take a look for yourself. Our friendly staff would be happy to answer your questions and walk you through this latest model, including three great features we think you may want to know about.

Great Style


Three models are available with the new Kia. Color options include seven to ten exterior choices depending on your model type, and two to three interior options. With sleek lines and either chrome or gloss black finishing, you can find a model to fit your style. Models come with a center armrest that includes space for storage and a cup holder, glove box illumination, and a sunglasses holder for your convenience.


Build for Performance


The new Kia Sportage is built for performance. At 6,000 rpm Models can reach 181hp with 175 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Front wheel drive comes standard with an option to include all-wheel drive for those who travel over rough terrain. The Kia Sportage also has the capacity to tow 2,000 lbs when trailer brakes are in use.


Safety Features


Safety is important to everyone at Kia from the designers to sales representatives. That’s why we’re proud to announce that the new Sportage has earned the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The tested car was equipped with the front crash prevention system which is an option on all models. Safety features also include airbags, a roll over sensor, 3-point seatbelts, and front and rear crumple zones designed to take damage while keeping you safe.

With style, performance and safety features the 2018 Kia Sportage can be a great car for anyone. We hope you’re as excited about this new vehicle as we are, and our friendly dealership staff can help answer your questions about this car. We can even schedule a test drive if you’d like to see what it feels like to get behind the wheel.

What Makes the 2018 Kia Stinger a Great Car Choice?

If you’re ready to purchase a new vehicle, you’re probably looking for recommendations based on the quality, features, and overall appearance of the different cars on the market. The 2018 Kia Stinger is a popular choice for several reasons. It has a lot to offer to those who are interested in driving around in a budget-friendly sedan.

It’s Affordable


When shopping around for a new vehicle, most drivers are paying close attention to the cost. They want to find something that is listed at a reasonable price, but they want to make sure they’re spending that money on something that is going to run reliably. Not only does the Kia Stinger run smoothly, it doesn’t cost as much as the competition, making it a great bargain vehicle.


It’s Spacious


It may be a sedan but that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough space for each passenger to sit comfortably. This version of the Kia is known for its spacious and adjustable seating options that provide passengers with plenty of leg room. Passengers can sit comfortably instead of dealing with their knees hitting the driver’s seat.


It Comes With Convenient Safety Features


Driving a vehicle that is going to keep you safe is essential. Some vehicles come equipped with better safety features than others. The Kia Stinger comes equipped with full-length side airbags, cornering brake control, traction control systems, and child safety locks that would prevent young children from easily opening the doors while driving. If you have children, you know how important this feature is because you wouldn’t want your child to unexpectedly grab at the door handle and open it on you.


The Kia Stinger is a great vehicle worth purchasing if you want to drive something that is safe, affordable, and quite spacious. Here at Bessada Kia, you can look at our inventory and get a feel for the Stinger firsthand by going for a test drive.

Choosing a Hybrid SUV

When you are looking for a hybrid SUV, you are probably looking for a vehicle which can hold your whole family, have excellent mileage and be aesthetically pleasing. The 2018 Kia Niro can meet all those needs and we can help you get into the right financing plan for your new Niro. One of the best uses of a hybrid SUV is carpooling, followed closely by road-tripping because these vehicles can really save you money on fuel.




A hybrid SUV is usually on the smaller side of SUVs because hybrids do not necessarily have the pulling power of a larger vehicle. This isn’t to say that the Niro doesn’t have the get-up-and-go that you expect because hybrid engines are improving every year. Bessada Kia can help you find the right size and engine type for your SUV needs, and even help you get the package features and colors that you want. Despite the smaller size of this SUV, the Niro offers a bit more leg room for the rear seat and a slightly smaller cargo area. This makes for an ideal carpool vehicle with excellent gas mileage and a professional aesthetic.




Most hybrids will have similar specs in that they use a combination of gasoline and electricity as fuel, the Niro is no different. It has a couple of different engine sizes that you can choose from with the trim packages as well as push-button start and other features. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to go over the different trim packages and specifications with you to find the best fit for your needs.


When you are looking for a hybrid SUV, it is a good idea to keep the 2018 Kia Niro in mind. When you come down to the lot we can show you all the features which make this the right size SUV with the right specifications to fit your needs. We can even help you get the right financing you need for your situation and ride.

2018 Kia Cadenza

A Dynamic Duo In One Sedan


Kia Motors is being recognized as a strong contender among car purchasers as a popular choice with models suited to all types of drivers. In particular, the 2018 Cadenza draws interest for its family friendly features. If you’re looking to swap out your SUV for a well-appointed sedan, consider the benefits of a Cadenza model.


Roomy and Functional


The Cadenza is a highly serviceable, yet affordable executive sedan with numerous options making it stand out among its competitors in its category. Both front and rear seats are not only comfortable with leg room to spare, but also offer a range of adjustments for maximum comfort. Seats can even be heated and ventilated. The trunk is roomy enough to accommodate golf bags when entertaining clients during the workweek and children’s playtime gear for the weekend.


Dependability With Safety


Kia has a solid reputation for safety, and the Cadenza combines this with reliability which is another important feature in a family vehicle. The innovative auto features a rear camera in addition to a blind spot detector. Both handy when handling tight parking spaces and lane merges. In addition, the Cadenza’s lane change assist and lane departure warning features further assist drivers with tricky merge maneuvers.


Suitable Family Features


Adding to the benefits of Cadenza’s safety features are some family friendly features which young families would love. Among them are connectors for children’s car seats located in the auto’s rear seats. Kia has made these easy to access and convenient to use.



The 2018 Cadenza offers the duality of a roomy, yet elegant sedan coupled with safety, reliability and family friendly fixtures. Combining functional roominess with innovative technology and a sleek design make this Kia model an ideal vehicle. Experience the Cadenza for yourself and talk with the team at Besseda Kia and you’ll likely agree it would make an excellent choice for your lifestyle.

Get a Zippy Ride with the 2017 Rio

If you are environmentally-conscious but still want a car that can perform, the 2017 Kia Rio is the car for you.  This subcompact sedan offers great standard and optional features at an affordable price.

The new Rio comes in two models, a sedan and four-door hatchback.  That makes it convenient for drivers who want either a roomy backseat or an impressive cargo option.  The car really excels, though, when it comes acceleration.  With a 1.6 liter, four-cylinder engine, this vehicle’s 138 horsepower output give it real zippiness.  In fact, those measurements give the Rio some of the most powerful engines of any subcompact car in the class.  And, with 31 mpg during mixed driving conditions, the Rio has acceptable fuel economy.  It is not hard to see why it is a great option for environmentally-friendly drivers who still demand performance from their vehicle.


Even better, for a subcompact vehicle, the 2017 Kia Rio offers a roomy cabin.  The front seat adjusts for height, and the steering wheel tilts and telescopes.  That provides a comfortable ride for the driver and three passengers.  The Rio offers a smooth ride due to its upgraded wheels and sporty suspension features.  For a long trip, the subcompact delivers considerable trunk space.  If you want even more room, the back seats fold down to more than double the available storage capacity of the vehicle.  Finally, for those who want peace of mind when purchasing their vehicle, the Rio offers a famous extended warranty that covers many parts of the car.  Instead of worrying about covering the cost of repairs, Rio owners zip through traffic in their sporty subcompacts.


If you are looking for an affordable, all-around vehicle, the 2017 Kia Rio is tough to beat.  Bessada Kia offers several of these vehicles.  A test drive might convince you that the Rio is the perfect option for your next vehicle.