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Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater
4.5 stars

Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater

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Can an SUV ever be a truly exciting drive? Now in its third generation, the Kia Sorento has had more than just a facelift to bring it up to date, and while its new body and wheelbase is never going to feel like a Ferrari on the road, for carting around... >>

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality

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The Kia Optima is the sort of car that you see starring in flashy US TV commercials, where enormous NBA superstars cram their frames into the cockpit and ramble on about its superb comfort and desirability, despite the fact they likely own a fleet of... >>

Kia Niro review: Say hello to my little friend
3.5 stars

Kia Niro review: Say hello to my little friend

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The word "Niro" makes us think of a few things: Robert de Niro in his classic film roles; strong black coffee; or some kind of futuristic city. It doesn't immediately make us think of a car. But that's about to change, for Korean car giant Kia has just... >>

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less
4.5 stars

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less

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Kia hit its best year for sales ever in 2015 and it's followed that with its fourth-generation of the Sportage. With sights aimed high, this SUV crossover offers more extras than ever and aims to impress with the first model refresh since 2010.The SUV... >>

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... >>

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles.This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

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We've been driving around London in the continent's first electric sports utility vehicle, the Kia Soul EV. Despite having our reservations on initially seeing the unique shape of the car we were soon impressed.Even if this wasn't attractive because it's... >>

Kia Soul Mixx review
4.0 stars

Kia Soul Mixx review

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The Kia Soul sits in the increasingly popular crossover segment of the market, taking something that's essentially a hatchback and giving it characteristics closer to that of an SUV.It's the follow-up to the 2008 original, now based on the Kia C'eed chassis,... >>

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review
3.0 stars

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review

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In the car world 2013 was very much the year of the hot hatch, or GTi if you're of a particularly VW persuasion. Every manufacturer had a go at turning the regular family shopping car into a fire-breathing road eater last year, the latest example being... >>

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

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Don’t be confused by the name. The GT4 in the Kia Stinger Concept’s name doesn’t mean the company is two generations out of step with other manufacturers producing cars specifically for a certain PlayStation racing game (non-gamers you'll see what... >>

Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

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Car makers Hyundai and Kia (32.8 per cent owned by the Hyundai Motor Company) will become the first to incorporate Android into their in-car navigation systems, according to South Korean media reports. The two will move away from their own in-house software,... >>

Kia Motors' first all-electric Soul EV car announced for 2014

Kia Motors' first all-electric Soul EV car announced for 2014

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Kia Motors America has announced that it will offer an all-electric version of its Soul vehicle - called Soul EV - in 2014.As one of the company's best-selling vehicles, Kia Motors has described an all-electric variant of the Soul as a "natural extension".... >>

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4
4.0 stars

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4

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We’ve been looking at the 4x4 - or SUVs, as they’re now more commonly known - in many recent reviews. Although it’s been knocking about for a couple of years, we didn’t think it was fair to leave Kia’s Sportage out of the round.In many respects,... >>

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3
3.5 stars

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3

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Are you ready to join the “wagon revolution”? Taking its lead from the lofty heights of the likes of Audi’s RS brand, the latest addition to the Kia range - an estate version of the company's Ford Focus-rivaling Cee’d – has been renamed the... >>

Kia Cee'd (2012)
4.0 stars

Kia Cee'd (2012)

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Building on what made the original model a success, the 2012 Kia Cee’d is an all-new motor with enough clout to keep it in check with the other big-boy car markers.The Korean manufacturer might have a reputation for practical, sensible vehicles, but... >>

Kia Rio CRDi 2
3.5 stars

Kia Rio CRDi 2

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In August 2010, we had one of the worst hire car experiences of our life. It came courtesy of a Kia Rio saloon that looked like it had been dropped down a flight of stairs and housed a pack of wild dogs for the previous few months.Above 50 miles an hour,... >>

Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video

Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video

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Still think Kia is a value brand you buy just for its long warranty? Think again, that time has long gone.Kia now has some of the most impressive production car designs on the road (thanks to former Audi design boss, Peter Schreyer for that) and at this... >>

Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS
4.0 stars

Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS

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First things first, let’s get rid of the perky, pesky apostrophe from Kia’s latest entry into the hatchback market, the Kia cee’d. The grammatical abuse serves no purpose other than to annoy, so it's coming out. The Kia ceed; there, that’s better.... >>

Kia shows off its new three-door

Kia shows off its new three-door

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Kia has released the second preview image of the Pro-cee’d, the third model in the cee’d family of cars designed for Europe and made in Slovakia. "We wanted to make Pro-cee’d as ‘sporty’ as cee’d could possibly be, while still remaining a... >>

Kia remodels the Picanto

Kia remodels the Picanto

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When is a facelift not a facelift? When Kia launches its new Picanto, natch. Due for it’s world debut at the Barcelona motor show on June 7 (contain your excitement, please), the new Picanto does very little different to the old one. But seeing is the... >>

Kia set to unveil new SUV concept

Kia set to unveil new SUV concept

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Kia will unveil its KND-4 concept car at the Seoul International Motor Show. The exterior styling of KND-4 is aimed squarely at the ‘active lifestyle’ brigade – the sort of people who would buy an SUV if they weren’t worried that other people... >>

Kia to show off Excee'd cabrio concept in Geneva

Kia to show off Excee'd cabrio concept in Geneva

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Kia will display its Excee'd cabrio concept on at the Geneva auto show in a couple of weeks. Styled by Kia's new chief design officer Peter Schreyer, it's based on the new three-door Cee'd hatchback, due to go into production at the Zilina factory in... >>

Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi people carrier
3.5 stars

Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi people carrier

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If you ever feel the need to buy a car with seven seats, it’s time to take yourself to the shed, put some Cure on the stereo and blow yourself away with a homemade pipe bomb. Yes, life is over for you, but if you want to carry on with your miserable... >>

New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty

New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty

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It won’t really matter if Kia’s new cee’d model breaks down – it will sell with a monumental 7-year/150,000km warranty. Simply put, that is the best warranty ever offered by any manufacturer for a car sold in the UK and Europe. Comprising 5 years... >>

Korean cars starting to make dent on European sales

Korean cars starting to make dent on European sales

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Korean vehicles may only make up a small percentage of overall European car sales, but they are predicted to make a much larger impact in coming years. New automotive data reveals that efforts made by Korean manufacturers such as Kia and Hyundai to make... >>

Over half think they are better drivers than their partner

Over half think they are better drivers than their partner

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Mix together a confined space, hours of waiting, a few people and an optional sprinkling of children and allow to simmer. Alternatively, go away for a short UK break this Bank holiday weekend - a sure-fire recipe for disaster. Apparently 53% of us reckon... >>

Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range

Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range

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Kia has some grand designs ... both in terms of the tin it hopes to sell and its ambitions to be much higher up the motoring food chain. Now, one of the world's leading designers, Peter Schreyer, has been hauled in too shake up the future shape and styling... >>