If you bought from this very large dealer in the San Fernando Valley of SoCal, you’re probably getting word that Galpin Motor Group has closed its Kia dealership. A friend of mine who purchased a Kia Niro PHEV from them on my reco alerted me a couple of days ago and sure enough, I received a notice in the mail yesterday. Galpin is a huge dealer of Ford, Honda, VW, Mazda, Subaru, Volvo, Hyundai, and until a few days ago Kia. I don’t know what happened and the nearest dealers are 20 miles east and west of me. That’s an inconvenience for sure. I’m just leasing, so something more local replacement dealer may come up in the next 2.5 years, but is this a comment on Kia’s health?, I mean California is a big hunk of a car maker’s hybrid/EV business.