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Kia Picanto GT-Line – The perfect palette cleanser

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

High-power supercars, mind-bending 0-60 times and big engines, every now-and-then one’s tastebuds and expectations need to be reset and the Kia Picanto GT-Line does just that. I’m talking about the sort of car that even die-hard road testers love, even if they won’t necessarily admit it. A small, agile car with a low-displacement motor and a tiny footprint. The sort …

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Kia e-Niro and Kia Soul EV: The convert’s choice.

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

If you asked me what EV you should buy, my first answer would immediately be “a Kia” why? But, you ask, which one would I suggest? That’s easy; The e-Niro. Or the Soul EV. Frankly, it doesn’t matter which, as both top-spec models are on the same underpinnings, the same motor and give roughly the same range. That’s why these …

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The extremely good All-New Kia Sorento 4 SUV

In Car Reviews, Kia by Robin Roberts

The Kia Sorento is a superb SUV in a market that often delivers nothing out of the ordinary This large seven-seat SUV launched last year and the Kia Sorento 4 tested is the top of the three available trim levels. Powered by a choice of petrol or diesel engines and self-charging battery. A plug-in hybrid powertrain also joined the range. …

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The All-New Kia Sorento: The Best SUV

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

The Sorento has sat proudly at the top of Kias’ SUV range for several years now, and it looks set to remain that way with the introduction of the all-new 7-seat Sorento during the latter half of 2020 The design of the Sorento is thoroughly recognisable as a Kia. Still, in my opinion, it stands head-and-shoulders above the rest of …

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Reviewed the Kia Ceed GT, a rare breed

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

As the Kia CEED GT was delivered to me, I was taken aback for a moment: I realised this was the first time I’d ever seen one in the flesh, and I’m not entirely sure why that is. There’s no doubting that this is a fantastic looking hatchback. While sticking within the typical design language of current-generation hatches, the CEED …

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Reviewed the Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV

In Car Reviews, Kia by Neil Lyndon

Father/chauffeur/nag-in-chief I drumming my fingers on the steering wheel of the Kia Niro outside the house, waiting for Her Royal Highness to deign to take her seat. Our younger daughter was late for the school run. She couldn’t find her glasses. Her hair was still wet from the shower. Time was ticking on. When she finally belted up, I switched …

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Kia Niro 1.6 HEV, a step in the right direction

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

The Kia Niro family of cars is Kia’s first exclusively ‘electrified’ range, offering both hybrid, PHEV and EV propulsion systems. Designed to slot between the well-loved Ceed and excellent Sportage within the Kia range, the Niro HEV represents the South Korean manufacturers first foray into the world of dedicated hybrid cars, being built upon an all-new platform that was designed …