With the unfortunate events of the 2017 BC Wildfires that our province has experienced this year, Kia West wanted to show support to all those affected as well as all those working hard around the clock to battle the fires. [click to continue…]
Kia West is proud to be an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau. For over 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust and we are committed to being the Greater Vancouver Kia Dealership that you can trust.
Kia West joins the Better Business Bureau with a dedication to fostering honest and responsive relationships with consumers. As a congratulations from the Better Business Bureau for celebrating 10 years of being an Accredited Business with them, Kia West was awarded a plaque in recognition! We look forward to another 10 years of providing amazing customer service and consistently going above and beyond to always make our customers happy!
This year Kia West was excited to be the Presenting Partners of the Coquitlam’s 2017 Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. This free, full-day event featured live shows from B.C. icon Bif Naked and folk-rock group The Paperboys and worked to bring the community together for a day of summer fun!
Located at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park, Kia West has an amazing area directly in the entrance that allowed us to greet every person and welcome them to the event! We gained the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and show off our range of stunning Kia vehicles! The Kia West Hamster also made his appearances throughout the day! [click to continue…]
Hi there, you’re speaking with James at KIA West, been doing car sales for about two years now. I like to call this my new family the environment here is amazing, I love the product, if you haven’t seen KIA yet, come on down and see it, we’ve got the best product in the market, the most competitive in the space that we’re in.
I gotta say I love the fantastic vibe we get down here…selling lots of cars putting lots of smiles on people’s faces. I’m a people person, and I’d love to meet you, come on down.
Kia West is among the top auto dealers in Canada that demonstrate excellent customer service, as rated by online consumer reviews.
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Coquitlam, BC – January 27th, 2017 – Kia West has been awarded a 2017 DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award, an annual recognition given to auto dealerships that deliver outstanding customer service as rated by online consumer reviews. DealerRater, the world’s leading car dealer review website, created the Consumer Satisfaction Award program to let online car shoppers instantly spot dealers that provide high-quality customer service.
Good morning everyone, my name’s Blair Qualey, and I’m the Chief Car Washer of the New Car Dealers Association of BC and I’m thrilled to be here today celebrating a milestone of the sale electric vehicles in this province. The Association has been working with the BC government since 2011, actually 2010 on developing a program to provide incentives for British Columbians to take on try out the new technology that’s available today so we’re going to celebrate today the sale of a whole lot of electric vehicles here at Kia West!
We’re honored today to be joined by Linda Reimer who is the MLA for Port Moody, Coquitlam, who is going to join us and make the official presentation to be accepted on behalf of this hard-working dealership and all the men and women behind the scenes that have been helping to sell all these electric vehicles. Linda over to you and then we will let you make your presentation!
Thank you Blair, good morning ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the achievements of Kia West in sale of clean energy vehicles. As Blair mentioned the province introduced the clean energy vehicle program in 2011 to encourage more British Columbians to choose CEVs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since then the province has committed more than 31 million dollars from vehicle purchase incentives charging infrastructure outreach research and training.
The province administers implements and markets the CEV program partnership with the New Car Dealers Association in BC. As part of the program New Car Dealers Association created the Green Star Dealer Awards. The awards recognize BC dealerships that our leaders in the sale of electric vehicles bring public industry awareness to EV sales. In British Columbia there are regional awards for highest sales battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and an award for the most improved in EV sales.
I’m so pleased to present the Green Star Dealer Award for the highest sales battery electric vehicles in the Lower Mainland to Kia West. Congratulations to Mo Meghji, General Manager and to all of your staff for selling 38 or 39 EV’s in 2015. I understand that we are on track to exceed that figure in 2016. BC’s New Car Dealers play a vital role in encouraging more and more British Columbians to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’re still a relatively early market stage for electric vehicles. There’s an increased cost and potential economic risk to having EV on your lots if they don’t sell quickly. Investments are needed for new and expensive technology in your service departments in addition salespersons typically have to spend more time and training and with a customer to be able to sell an EV. But EV customers also represent a new and growing market opportunity for dealers. In government we recognize and appreciate the efforts of your sales support and service staff and the investments you’re making to put more EVs on the road.
Thanks to dealerships like Kia West, British Columbia has highest per capita adoption of electrical vehicles in Canada. We should be proud of that!
And as I mentioned sales are growing between April and June 2016. BC New Car Dealers reported their highest quarterly CEV sales ever, 489 compared to 383 in the same corner in 2015. Transportation represents over a third of BCs total provincial greenhouse gas emissions, nearly half of those emissions by the average BC family so stimulating the purchase of clean energy vehicles is one of the most effective ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions especially considering that 98% of the electricity generated in BC, the electricity that powers EVs comes from clean or renewable resources. It’s this clean electricity that makes switching to an electric vehicle a practical and sustainable choice for all British Columbians.
Under a new climate leadership plan which you’ve probably all heard about the CEV program is being expanded to support new vehicle incentives of charging infrastructure as well as education and economic development initiatives new investments and programs are currently being designed. BC’s New Car Dealers will continue to be an important partner as we build on our success, work together to get even more EVs on the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
I would like to thank Mo Meghji and staff for organizing today’s Green Ride and Drive. It’s really important for people to get up-close and experience EVs, to see how great they are and to learn how fun they are to drive. It’s important because when a driver or when a public or private fleet buys an EV it’s good for our region and province, it is good for the planet and it is good for all of us!
So on behalf of the Provincial Government and the New Car Dealers Association, I’d like to present you with this beautiful award. Congratulations!
The Kia First Time Buyer’s Program is available to anyone who has never financed a vehicle before. This program provides a $500 credit towards the purchase of a new Kia model. Select new 2015 and 2016 Kia models qualify for purchase in the Kia First Time Vehicle Buyer Program:
- Forte sedan
- Forte Koup
- Rio 4-door
- Rio 5-door
Eligible participants are offered the valuable opportunity for a significant down payment contribution, especially if the purchaser does currently have a vehicle to trade-in. The following restriction apply to the Kia First Time Vehicle Buyer Program:
- Program is not eligible to customers who have previously financed a vehicle before, regardless of manufacturer.
- Eligibility subject to credit approval.
- Buyers must be purchase financing their new Kia model to take part in the program.
- Program cannot be combined with the Kia Grad Rebate Program
There is even more incentive to get into a new Kia model with Kia First Time Vehicle Buyer Program! Take advantage of this terrific Kia offer and receive a $500 credit towards the purchase financing of a qualifying Kia model. Please contact or visit Kia West for more information regarding the First Time Vehicle Buyer Program!
Kia Mobility Program | Bringing Equal Opportunity to the Road
Driving is an experience that should be available to all, which is why Kia is pleased to offer assistance to individuals who require an adaptive aid to drive a Kia vehicle through the Kia Mobility Program. This program can offer a rebate of up to $750 towards the purchase and installation of specialty equipment on a Kia vehicle to provide for specific needs. [click to continue…]
If you’re a fan of the Vancouver Whitecaps then you won’t want to miss out on a special signing event at Kia West on Sunday September 20th. For more information please call Kia West at (604) 931-5425.
Kia Canada’s Drive Change Event | Kia West
Kia Canada Drive Change Events are held at Kia dealerships across Canada to fundraise for important causes while showing their thanks and appreciation to the communities which they serve. Kia West is excited and proud to announce our participation in Kia Canada’s Drive Change event, in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This family-friendly event held at Kia West offers tons of fun and entertainment for everyone, with all proceeds donated to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. [click to continue…]