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Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays
4.5 stars Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays By Joe Simpson

Say it slowly: K-i-a Sting-er G-T. Nope, it still sounds funny.Excuse us for poking fun at a name, but can you imagine walking into a party and saying to someone: "Yes, I drive a Kia Stinger GT"? It makes you sound like you've just walked off the set... Read more

Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun
4.0 stars Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun By Chris Hall

The Kia Soul EV was launched in 2014 as one of the first pure electric cars on the road. It's unique in a number of ways, not least because it made an electric vehicle (EV) out of an existing model of car. It's also a crossover or SUV (in the loosest... Read more

Kia Stonic review: Batten down the hatches, the crossovers are coming
4.0 stars Kia Stonic review: Batten down the hatches, the crossovers are coming By Chris Hall

If you're a car manufacturer and not looking at how you can add a crossover to your model line-up, you're probably aiming your efforts in the wrong direction.The linear range of hatchback, saloon and estate has found SUVs thrust into the mix, with many... Read more

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke
Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke By Britta O'Boyle

Kia has unveiled its first smaller SUV in the Kia Stonic. The new compact crossover will launch in Europe during Q3 of 2017, taking on the likes of the Nissan Juke and sitting below the larger Kia Sportage.The Kia Stonic is claimed to offer the company's... Read more

Kia Picanto (2017) review: Small, sporty and savvy
4.0 stars Kia Picanto (2017) review: Small, sporty and savvy By Britta O'Boyle

The Kia Picanto is the baby of the Kia family, sitting under the recently launched Rio in terms of both cost and size. That's not to say the third-generation Picanto doesn't offer brains in that small body though. The latest model of the South Korean... Read more

Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity
4.0 stars Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity By Britta O'Boyle

The new Kia Rio features support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a range of safety features from autonomous emergency breaking to lane departure warning systems, making it the most technologically advanced Rio yet.The Korean company... Read more

Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater
4.5 stars Kia Sorento review: The savvy seven-seater By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 By Leon Poultney

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Kia Soul Mixx review
4.0 stars Kia Soul Mixx review By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review
3.0 stars Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

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

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".... Read more

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4
4.0 stars Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 By Joe Simpson

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,... Read more

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3
3.5 stars Kia Cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 3 By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Kia Cee'd (2012)
4.0 stars Kia Cee'd (2012) By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Kia Rio CRDi 2
3.5 stars Kia Rio CRDi 2 By Joe Simpson

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,... Read more

Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video
Kia GT Concept pictures and hands-on, with video By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS
4.0 stars Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS By Duncan Madden

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.... Read more

Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi people carrier
3.5 stars Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi people carrier By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more

New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty
New Kia cee’d to come with 7 year warranty By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more