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Kia Sportage Wins Hearts And Minds

With a steady October 2016 for car sales in the UK, the Kia Sportage remains a strong seller for the brand. The tested model – fourth generation – has seen a continued rise in sales since going on sale in February this year with over 31,400 sold since launch and 3,471 sold in October. Kia is showing a near fourteen per cent rise on 2015 figures and with good reason. This is a very good car. Continue reading

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The Kia Sorento – The Sensible Seven Seater

Without laying the praise on with a trowel, it has to be said that if there was a once-a-decade ‘most improved’ prize then Kia should pick up the award. We’ve watched as the Korean company have morphed from a value-led brand to a rival for many of the mainstream cars that Europe can offer. Recently we had the pleasure of a week of mixed motoring with the flagship Kia Sorento 2.2L CRDi KX-4 Auto AWD and found it practical and capable. Continue reading

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Kia cee’d Sportswagon ‘3’ – Lively And Responsive

The trouble with a lively and responsive engine, as fitted to the featured Kia cee’d Sportswagon for example, is that a lively and responsive driver will likely use it in a lively and responsive fashion. This has the downside of adversely affecting fuel consumption. The answer of course is to calm the heck down and drive abstemiously; or simply buy the diesel. Continue reading

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Kia Carens – Family Fun

As the former prime minister Tony Blair probably never said, I’m not really a MPV kinda guy. Essentially, I’ve been there and done that. I have ferried ankle-biters to parties and teenagers to what I believe are called ‘gigs’ (a form of boat or carriage I always thought). So although I was aware of the Kia Carens and the rising popularity of the brand, the MPV-style of vehicle did not fit into my lifestyle. Or so I thought… Continue reading

The Kia Sportage: Now And Later

Kia Sportage, DriveWrite AutomotiveThe Kia Sportage sits in the Korean manufacturer’s range just below the mighty Sorento (here). It’s pretty big so it is either a large crossover or a smallish SUV. Take your choice. Either way, Kia have struck a chord with the British car buying public as there are plenty about and with good reason; this is a very likeable car. Continue reading

Out And About With The Kia Sorento

Kia SorentoThe option-packed, range-topping Kia Sorento KX-4 featured today is very spacious. I have been in smaller apartments. In fact, I’ve lived in smaller apartments; but unlike those dives, here it’s space that is used well. Kia have delivered a very complete SUV indeed. I like it very much but the elephant in the room has a big price tag pinned to its ear. This car costs a whopping £41,000 OTR in tested form. That’s quite a lot. Continue reading

Kia Soul Mixx – Bringing Back The Fun

Today’s featured car is the Kia Soul, seen here in the well specified ‘Mixx’ trim. The original car first saw the light of day seven years ago and, I’m pleased to say, this current model is a huge step up from its predecessor. Under the skin it is basically a C’eed hatchback but has been given a makeover to produce a fresh, modern vehicle that slots into the ‘crossover’ sector. Continue reading

Cars: A Little Light Relief

This week it’s all about the Geneva Motor Show and everyone involved in the business of cars is getting a million messages daily from everybody else. It’s got so bad that I’ve muted my phone to stop the constant bonging. Also, I’m out today driving the magnificent Range Rover (pic left.) So for a little light relief here are some automotive videos to watch. Three sweet old ladies discuss the new VW Passat and Pierce Brosnan sends himself up with Kia: Continue reading