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Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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 shows off its new three-door

Kia shows off its new three-door

By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Kia remodels the Picanto

Kia remodels the Picanto

By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more

Kia set to unveil new SUV concept

Kia set to unveil new SUV concept

By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more

Kia to show off Excee'd cabrio concept in Geneva

Kia to show off Excee'd cabrio concept in Geneva

By Jonathan Goddard

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... 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

Over half think they are better drivers than their partner

Over half think they are better drivers than their partner

By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more

Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range

Kia appoints Audi TT designer to shake up new range

By Jonathan Goddard

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... Read more