Archive for September 2015

Kia Models Are Full of Innovations That Make Fall Driving Special

Kia TechnologyOwning a Kia means a lot of things, but most importantly it means you have a cutting-edge car that’ll make fall life in Wisconsin that much easier to enjoy. Sure, the impending snow may be on your mind and the temperatures are dropping daily, but that’s no excuse not to get the most out of the next two months! Every Kia model comes with an array of standard and available technology features that’ll make every daily drive or weekend adventure one to remember.

Check out all the stunning new models we have available on the lot at our Kia dealership in Milwaukee, WI, and take your favorite out for a test-drive to see how the features below can provide you with an experience unlike any other.

UVO Infotainment System

There’s nothing better than having a handy sidekick during your explorations, and that’s exactly what you get with Kia’s UVO infotainment system. Whether you need voice-recognition and hands-free calling to keep your hands on the wheel or you want access to a slew of helpful apps, the UVO system is always lending a helping hand. Need directions to the closest apple orchard for a day of apple-picking with the family or significant other? The UVO will guide you wherever you need! Plus, with perks like the Park Minder feature that can be used via the UVO smartphone app, you’ll never lose track of your vehicle.

Idle, Stop & Go Technology

If you want to get out on the road and view all the foliage across the state, your Kia will likely be the perfect vehicle to do it with. When your Kia is equipped with the innovative Idle, Stop & Go technology, your car always squeezes every last ounce out of your tank. The engine will turn off when you come to a complete stop and restart once you take your foot off the brake pedal. This helps reduce emissions, fuel consumption, and most importantly, wear and tear on your engine!


Putting a smile on your face and pleasing your eardrums are a range of entertainment features that make riding along in the Kia enjoyable for people of all ages. You have access to HD radio for crystal-clear audio, SiriusXM satellite radio for a variety of listening options and SiriusXM Travel Link so you can drive smarter. If you’re looking to visit some relatives for Thanksgiving or want to travel around to view some Halloween decorations around town, hop in your Kia and enjoy the ride!

Take advantage of the weather before the snow falls and enjoy all these features while you travel!

Take a Shot at Nissan’s #AltimaWeekendContest to Win a Getaway of Your Own!


No matter the time of year, taking your ride out for a good old-fashioned road trip is just hard to beat. And when you have a car like the Nissan Altima, you’ll be able to take in all the sights and experience things you never thought possible. In Nissan’s latest campaign, adventurous drivers have the chance to win the road trip of a lifetime through the #AltimaWeekendContest. How do you become eligible to win, you may ask? Just watch the four new, quirky commercials for the 2015 Nissan Altima and decipher the five locations in which the road-trippers have traveled. If you’re right, you’ll be entered to win a chance at living out one of the four journeys for yourself!

The videos show a young couple as they pull into their driveway on Monday morning, scramble inside to change, rush back outside and jet off to work just in time. In each of the videos, subtle hints as to where the young couple went that weekend are visible in the backseat of the Altima; all you have to do is figure out what the clues mean. With souvenirs ranging from a flashing neon-light bar sign to a rooster to Heisman Trophy-winner Desmond Howard, it sure seems like the couple had a heck of a time, but it’s time for you to figure out where they went!

“The Nissan Altima is the perfect road trip companion for people all about seizing the day and living with excitement,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president of Marketing Communications and Media at Nissan North America.

Carpe Diem! It’s time for you to abandon the shackles of mundane daily routines and get out on the open road to explore and see things completely outside your comfort zone. The only way to do it right is behind the wheel of a 2015 Nissan Altima, so take part in the #AltimaWeekendContest through September for your shot at a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. You can test-drive an Altima this month at our Nissan dealership in Milwaukee to see what you have to look forward to, and you can always buy or lease this vehicle from us to make traveling wherever you please a weekly occurrence!

2016 Mazda CX-3 Now Available at Our Chicagoland Mazda Dealership

2016 Mazda CX-3With its best-in-class fuel economy and early acclaim from critics, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover was a highly anticipated new vehicle, but the wait is now over for anxious buyers. The Mazda CX-3 has arrived at our Chicagoland Mazda dealership, bringing its aggressive KODO styling and 35-mpg highway rating along with it.

The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 achieves its excellent fuel efficiency without sacrificing responsiveness, incorporating lightweight SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that encompasses the engine, transmission, body and chassis. A standard 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine produces 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, and that output is transferred to the front wheels through a smooth-shifting SKYACTIV®-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission. Even when it is equipped with predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-3 still sips fuel, returning up to 32 mpg on the highway.

Inside, the Mazda CX-3 boasts a cabin that could compete with crossovers costing twice as much, featuring standard technology like the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, push-button start and a backup camera. Accessible through a 7-inch color touchscreen, a commander control knob or voice commands, MAZDA CONNECT™ allows drivers to make hands-free Bluetooth phone calls, stream Internet radio with Pandora or Aha by Harmon, and follow directions through the available navigation feature.

When it comes to the intangibles, auto journalists have already found a lot to love about the Mazda CX-3. In fact, Car and Driver has ranked Mazda’s new offering as its No. 1 subcompact crossover, citing the vehicle’s precise steering, tight handling and overall fun-to-drive qualities. Not only that, but the magazine’s editors were impressed by the Mazda CX-3’s real-world fuel economy and its upscale look and feel.

By all indications, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the most complete subcompact crossover yet, and it’s now available for purchase. Check out our Mazda CX-3 inventory and schedule a test-drive at Rosen Mazda Waukegan today!