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Kia Stonic “2” 1.0 T-GDi review

Kia Stonic “2” 1.0 T-GDi review. For – great quality, impressive looks, unbeatable guarantee. Against – pricey, no 4×4 (yet). **** £17,354 Competition – Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C3 Aircross, Vauxhall-Opel Mokka, Ford EcoSport, Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Vitara, Fiat 500X, Dacia Duster, SEAT Arona, Skoda Karoq, Ssangyong Tivoli, Toyota CH-R, MG ZS, […]

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Kia Picanto GT-Line review

Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.25 review

Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.25 review. For – cute, high-quality, well priced and equipped, guarantee. Against – with a guarantee like that, not much. **** £12,450 Competition – Hyundai i10, VW Up, Suzuki Celerio, Fiat Panda, Fiat 500, Vauxhall Viva, Skoda Citigo, SEAT Mii, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108, Citroen C1, Renault Twingo, Opel Adam, Nissan Micra. This […]

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Kia Rio 3 1.0 T GDi

Kia Rio ‘3’ T-GD1 review

Kia Rio ‘3’ T-GD1 review. For – smart, well made, many high-tech gizmos, 7-year guarantee. Against – no bargain. **** £14,545 MARLOW, Bucks – The new Kia Rio looks good, is exceptionally well equipped and oozes quality, but because of all that, it is no longer in the bargain basement. The competition in this small […]

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Optima Hybrid saloon

Kia Optima PHEV review

Kia Optima PHEV review For – handsome, high quality, high-tech, frugal. Against – but not that frugal. **** £31,495 MUNICH, Germany – Kia is pushing electric technology to the front of its sales campaign and the Optima plug-in hybrid (PHEV) saloon now joins the recently launched hybrid Niro SUV. Just to make sure you understand […]

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Kia Niro review

Kia Niro ‘First Edition’

Kia Niro ‘First Edition’ For – high quality, great value, terrific guarantee, impressive economy? Against – no 4×4, looks questionable. **** £26,995 Kia has plugged a gap in its range with its first small SUV, the Niro, and it’s a petrol electric hybrid. Kia says the Niro has been specially developed as a hybrid, and […]

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Kia Sportage First edition

Kia Sportage ‘First Edition’ Review

Kia Sportage ‘First Edition’ Review. For – looks great, high quality, relatively good value, much utility. Against – not the cheapest any more. **** £31,495 NICE, France – My search for the perfect compact SUV moves on to the new Kia Sportage, and it certainly is an impressive beast. The old Sportage took Europe by […]

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Kia Sorento Review 2015

Kia Sorento Review 2015. For – practical, rugged, all-rounder with unbeatable guaranty. Against – why isn’t it cuter? **** £40,995 MARBELA, Spain – Kia’s relentless move upmarket continues and the new big Sorento SUV reminds us that if you are offered an improving product, you won’t get away with paying rock-bottom, bargain prices. If you […]

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Kia Carens review 2013

Kia Carens review

MPV With Masses Of Ways To Store Kids, Stuff  Seven Seats Standard; They Rotate, Disappear, Slide Kia’s Killer Card In A Tough Market – 100,000 Miles And 7 Years For – utilitarian all rounder that’s nice to look at Against – it’s not exciting, but who cares? rating **** out of 5 Let’s face it. […]

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Kia Cee’d Sportswagon review 2012

Kia Cee’d Sportswagon review

Style, Quality Competes With The Best Huge Guarantee Just About Trumps Everything Else rating: **** out of 5 For – well made, well priced, handsome, practical Against – The French say it might be dumped STRBSKE PLESO, SLOVAKIA – You can tell that the Cee’d estate car isn’t German because Kia of Korea has spelt its name right. It is […]

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