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  • A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January
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    A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January

    By 25 January 2014

    Shake off those apparent January blues - go outside and take some pictures. Got no camera? No problem, as this week we've looked at a variety of possible solutions. The Sony QX100 is a lens accessory that can communicate with your Android smartphone to...

  • Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review
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    Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review

    By 22 January 2014

    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
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    Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

    By 18 January 2014

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

    By 23 October 2013

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

    By 2 October 2013

    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 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 review

    By 4 January 2013

    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 review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3 review

    By 13 September 2012

    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) review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia Cee'd (2012) review

    By 31 May 2012

    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  review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Kia Rio CRDi 2 review

    By 9 May 2012

    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
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    Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video

    By 16 September 2011

    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 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS review

    By 12 August 2008

    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
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    Kia shows off its new three-door

    By 6 August 2007

    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
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    Kia remodels the Picanto

    By 25 May 2007

    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
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    Kia set to unveil new SUV concept

    By 6 April 2007

    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
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    Kia to show off Excee'd cabrio concept in Geneva

    By 23 February 2007

    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 review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi people carrier review

    By 2 December 2006

    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
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    New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty

    By 27 September 2006

    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
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    Korean cars starting to make dent on European sales

    By 28 August 2006

    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
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    Over half think they are better drivers than their partner

    By 24 August 2006

    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
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    Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range

    By 1 August 2006

    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...