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Kia cars, there’s a whole world out there

In Kia, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

On spending self-isolation time looking at Kia, worldwide there’s another range of cars we just don’t get here, large and small from diminutive city cars to V8 luxury saloons, monstrous eight-seater SUVs to battery electric vehicles. Kia sold thousand of cars in the UK and millions of vehicles worldwide in 2019, 2.77m in fact, with 5000 dealerships in 180 countries. …

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For those dreamy, wind in the hair days

In Morgan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

A future one to look out for, the Morgan Plus 4 70th Anniversary, last week, the first four cars rolled off the production line. The handcrafted sports car factory in Pickersleigh Road, Malvern has now just closed for one month to help combat the spread of Covid-19. First coming to the market in 1950 the Plus 4 has been one …

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The New Ford Puma, well done Ford

In Car Reviews, Ford by Jonathan Humphrey

The new Ford Puma deserves success: innovative, practical, intelligent design, a car with a cheerful, optimistic smily face – this is an excellent start to a new decade. Remember the Puma name from an attractive Ford coupe from the mid-’90s? Now the name has been applied to one of the best conceived of the latest crop of SUVs. It is …

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Lexus LS 500h luxury express, reviewed

In Car Reviews, Lexus by Jonathan Humphrey

Lexus, believes the fifth incarnation of the LS can make even more of an impression. The situation helped, by the current demonization of diesel and the ever-growing constraints on motoring around urban areas on everything other than electrical energy. Speaking of power, the Lexus LS 500h hybrid combines a 299PS 3.5-litre V6 petrol lump with a couple of electric motors, …

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The Inbetweeners Fiat Panda, be special

In Featured Articles, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Created by Fiat as a tribute to the iconic Fiat Cinquecento that starred in several episodes of the cult TV show ‘The Inbetweeners’. This Panda ‘Hawaii’ comes with free insurance included to all first-time, teenage drivers. We love the distinctive yellow with a pre-dented red passenger door – just like Simon Cooper’s in the show – with just 1,419 Hawaii …

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DS Automobiles – ‘Chihuly at Kew Reflections on Nature’

In DS Automobiles, Featured Articles, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

The works are being exhibited in Kew Gardens one of London’s most spectacular settings for this perfect marriage of art, science and nature. This being for the iconic artist only his second visit to the UK. Chihuly is famous worldwide for his dazzling glass sculptures. Throughout his 50-year career, his work has been exhibited in more than 240 museums around …