Thursday, July 26, 2012

Expect the Unexpected in the 2013 Kia Sorento, Plus a Giveaway


Expect the Unexpected in the 2013 Kia Sorento, Plus a Giveaway

At a starting price of just over $23,000, the 2013 Kia Sorento is the crossover that makes the most sense to own. With advanced technology, sporty styling and a spacious interior, the Kia Sorento is the first crossover everyone will want to drive.

As this is no ordinary crossover, it deserves an extraordinary road trip. Ready for a joyride? Join us as we take you along on our adventure in the 2013 Kia Sorento.

"99 bottles of pop on the wall, 99 bottles of pop. You take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of pop on the wall," sang the Sun Kissed Family as they made the journey west in their brand new crossover vehicle--and not just any crossover but the very versatile Kia Sorento. They would soon find out just how versatile the Sorento was. Sun, also known as Dad, sang in a reverberating voice. Kissed, being the sweetest mom, of course sang in perfect melody. Out of the three sun kissed boys, #2 sang the loudest, as a middle child should.

At around the 55th bottle of pop being passed around, and in between giggles and raspberries being blown, they heard a thunderous BOOM! They looked up at the tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof and saw nothing but blue skies and sunshine. It couldn't be a storm.


"What in the world was that?" asked Kissed, worried. "I don't know," Sun answered, "but I shall pull over and look around." "Be careful, Daddy! It could be an alien spaceship!" said sun kissed boys #1, #2, and #3 in unison. "Alien spaceship. Silly boys," whispered Sun to himself. Sun got out of the vehicle, looked left, looked straight ahead, and looked right. He saw the same thing that they'd been looking at for hours: a desert highway.

Sun got back in the Sorento and pressed the push-start button. He was explaining his findings, or lack thereof, to Kissed when the back-up warning system started beeping as he shifted into reverse. There was definitely something out there, and it was behind the vehicle. Slowly, everyone's head turned to UVO, the Microsoft-powered, voice-activated, in-vehicle infotainment system. Stunned and silent they stared at the rear-camera display. 
     

The sun kissed boys broke the silence when they yelled, "AN ALIEN SPACESHIP!!!" "Now, boys," Kissed calmly said, "do not get out of the Sorento," and secretly she was ever so thankful for the child safety locks. Before the boys even had a chance to argue, though, something else caught their eye in the UVO screen: movement. There was movement. Whoever, or whatever, drove the spaceship was behind the car also!

They needed a closer look. Sun backed up the car just a little farther. Just enough to see a little alien hand waving a little white alien flag. "He comes in peace!" exclaimed #1. "He's Friendly Alien!" "Poor thing! He looks hurt," said #2 sadly. Sun and Kissed looked at one another and instinctively knew what had to be done. "Can we fit him in the car?" asked Sun. "Yes. We can fit up to 7 passengers," Kissed responded. "Wait, what about the spaceship?" Kissed asked. "We'll tow it. The Sorento has up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity!" Sun answered.


They quickly got out and dragged Friendly Alien in. He was heavy for a being what couldn't have been more than three feet in length. They took advantage of the split-folding abilities in the third row and gently laid the alien down.

As Sun hooked up the spaceship to the hitch, Kissed noticed Friendly Alien had started convulsing. #3 came to the rescue saying, "According to my 'How to Help a Friendly Alien Handbook,' we have to cool him down or he could overheat and EXPLODE!" "Yuck! Wait, what? How do you have a 'How to Help a Friendly Alien Handbook'? And since when can you read? You're four years old!" said Kissed incredulous. "No time for questions, woman!" #3 quickly dismissed her. "We have to find a way to cool him down. Put Friendly Alien in the driver's seat and turn on the air-cooled seat system." Kissed asked, "Do you think that will work?" "It should. The seat features perforations that allow air to circulate," answered #3. "Did you just quote the 2013 Kia Sorento brochure?" asked Kissed, surprised. "Why, yes I did!" answered #3 nonchalantly.


#3's idea, of course, worked. Friendly Alien's temperature went down and he seemed to be resting comfortably. So back to the folded third-row seat he went. However, his comfort didn't last long. "I think he's bleeding something green and gooey," said #2. "Oh no!" gasped Kissed. "Open up the concealed compartment under the cargo floor and grab a blanket. After all, we don't want to get the car dirty." #2 did as his mom told him. The Sun Kissed Family knew the situation was getting worse. They had to do something right away.
"What does your manual say now, genius child?" said #1 to #3 sarcastically. Without missing a beat, #3 said, "It states that the injured alien must be taken to the nearest hospital, otherwise he will EXPLODE! The alien body must be smoothly transported. Any more jerky movements and he could EXPLODE! Any more loud noises and he could--" "EXPLODE!" interrupted Sun. "We get it." 

"Can we make it?" asked Kissed. "Of course we can," chimed #3. "This vehicle is American-assembled! Thanks to its unibody design, the Sorento rewards you with an exceptionally smooth and quiet ride matched by precise handling on curvy roads." "Are you seriously quoting the 2013 Kia Sorento brochure again?!" asked Kissed. "Yep," said #3. Kissed couldn't help but ask, "Who are you?"


The story above is fictional and the creation of the writer. Any similarities to real-life events are purely coincidental.

It is obvious that the Sun Kissed Family crossed over to the unexpected. What adventures will you and your Kia Sorento find?

You still with me? Good, because Kia is giving away an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android Tablet! Just answer this question in the comments below to be entered: 

What is the most unexpected feature of the Sorento for you?

Here are the giveaway details!

Rules:

No duplicate comments.


You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post


b) Tweet about this promotion (include #KiaSweepstakesEntry in your tweet) and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post


c) Blog about this promotion on your own blog and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post


d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.


Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 7/26/12-8/5/12.
Be sure to visit the Kia Sorento page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers' posts!

I received compensation from Kia Motors America, Inc., but the opinions and statements are my own.

This giveaway is now closed.

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77 Sunny Notes:

Patti said...

That tilt & slide panoramic sunroof is AMAZING!!
Love it!

Patti said...

I just tweeted about this fabulous giveaway @ https://twitter.com/MamaGDog/status/228534996367974401

Kristen said...

I think the gas milage is awesome! 22/32 for an optional 7 passenger vehicle is great. Very unexpected! :-)

hager_kristen at hotmail dot com

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

An air conditioned SEAT??? Are you serious? That would be HEAVEN!
Cute story, Yanet!

Sherri said...

The fact that it is assembled in America was unexpected for me. I also love the tilt & slide panoramic sunroof-it is like bringing the outdoors in!!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I blogged about it!
http://meridianroad.blogspot.com/2012/07/win-asus-eee-pad.html

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I LOVE that this wonderful car is assembled in America! :)

Marilyn said...

air conditioned seats ....lovely

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Loved the Story! How fun!
I Love that this car is assembled in AMERICA!!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Constance said...

Living in the hot and sultry DC area the AIR CONDITIONED SEAT would make my commuting so much more enjoyable. Now, can they add something to deal with drivers who have no idea what a turn signal is for????

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

Dual a/c! What a blessing for the hot kids riding in the back.

Sue said...

Wow! Air cooled seats for sure!

Sue said...

Air cooled seats (and meant to leave the e-mail that I always use)

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Frugal Mom from California said...

the voice-activated, in-vehicle infotainment system

elena150980@yahoo.com

Frugal Mom from California said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/229079973351284736

elena150980@yahoo.com

Lisa @ Fleurish said...

Hands down, the a/c seat!!

Lisa @ Fleurish said...

Tweeted here:
https://twitter.com/fleurishllc/status/229079962685149184

Linh C. said...

the Microsoft-powered, voice-activated, in-vehicle infotainment system

Kristen Turner said...

Air conditioned seats would be a dream come true here in Louisiana!!

Crunchy_Conservative said...

Air cooled seats sound pretty fantastic. It's been near/at one hundred degrees for three weeks this summer!

l8blmr said...

Wow!!!Any North Carolinian NEEDS air conditioned seats!!!

Tiffany Winner said...

it has 3500lbs towing capacity

thismomwins@gmail.com

Tiffany Winner said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/229275102867505152

thismomwins@gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

the rearview camera!

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/229302158632312833


pokergrl8 at gmail.com

StephanieC said...

the gas mileage, love that! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/229312372177768449 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Courtney said...

The concealed storage compartment is great!

Courtney said...

The concealed storage compartment is great!

ms-texas said...

it is very roomy- surprised that it will seat 7!

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/229409300584488960

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Tabathia said...

Tire-pressure monitoring system and the voice-activated Microsoft UVO Infotainment system

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/229434488621522944
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Cozy Little House said...

The sporty updated look!
Brenda

JC said...

I love great gas mileage and dual A/C
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/229816797422039041

kellyr78 said...

The power-folding side-mirrors were the most unexpected feature to me. That is a feature my current car does not have, but it is so helpful for city driving.


kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/229921702753206275

kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Milkshakesanytime said...

Concealed department under the cargo floor!

MCantu1019 said...

I like the air conditioned seats. WOW!
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Denice Buckley said...

Wow how neat. great story you need to write a book. :)

Brett and Jenn said...

I loved your story! It was hilarious!
I really like the air cooled seats, too!

Tina said...

GPS
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/230456725256425472
merleandtina@yahoo.com

luckynordberg said...

I like the push start. Love that feature!

labfpto@comcast.net

Kait said...

Wow! I'm love'n the tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof! Talk about luxury! Plus I'm loving that the back seats aren't cramped!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Wow.. I want one of these.. Love the panoramic sliding roofs but the air cooled seats was what sounded the best to me.. I live in Mississippi and have been riding around with no A/C for the last couple of weeks,, and its been HOT.

chambanachik said...

I love the roominess of it! We have the tiniest car. With one daughter here already and hoping to expand our family, this would be wonderful!

chambanachik@gmail.com

chambanachik said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/chambanachik/status/231135622826434560

Deb said...

I like the push button start and the back up camera. Never even thought of having a car with those functions.

Deb said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/231460955488391169

Anash said...

i like the mirror finish wheels....one can be sure to be stylin and profilin!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/231608766104211456
Thanks for the chance to win!
email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Seeryus Mama said...

The Infinity Surround Sound and 10 speakers....10! Wow!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Betty C said...

The most unexpected feature is the voice activated system that allows you to use the GPS and cell phone legally while driving.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/231918347950895104

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

stefanie gladden said...

I definitely love the air cooled seats!! I'm so used to getting in the car and getting burnt by the hot seats!!

stefanie gladden said...

also tweeted - https://twitter.com/luvx143/status/231957058319183873

sy said...

The power folding side mirrors look really nice, it'd help when I park too. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/232058946075127808
songyueyu at gmail

Annette Doggett said...

I love the push button start!
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Annette Doggett said...

tweet https://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/232118437986570240

6502Programmer said...

love the sunroof!

6502Programmer said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/thesweepswinner/status/232484527300300801

Kerry said...

I would love the push button start with a Smart Key!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/233746733744668672
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Gina M (crave to save) said...

The dual temperature control is a unexpected and wonderful feature, especially for those with kids.

Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Gina M (crave to save) said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/234634868259176448

gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Artistic Cook said...

The button start is fun...No more keys!!!

Artistic Cook said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/artisticbaker/status/235439469824708608

katandcompany.net said...

It's pretty awesome that the second row seats fold as well as the third row. That equals more room for garage sale and thrift store finds.

Tian Ayubi said...

The most unexpected feature of this vehicle is it has SMART KEY.

tianayubi at gmail dot com

Tian Ayubi said...

tweet:
https://twitter.com/mrsayubi/status/235483149197516800

tianayubi at gmail dot com

purplelover04 said...

i love the 3 rolls of sit it look big and alot of room for everyone.

purplelover04 said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/236678555206053888

Angel Jacklyn said...

THAT IS HAS A BUILT-IN PHONE! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/238139490563158016