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Kia EV9 ‘Air’ redefines eco-friendly luxury

In Electric cars, Kia, SUV by Robin Roberts

KIA has turned the corner into a new market segment with its EV9 pure electric model Car Reviewed: Kia EV9 ‘Air’ Rwd 7-seats That puts it squarely into Mercedes and BMW electric model territory alongside the latest VW ID.Buzz or Tesla Models X and Y. We wanted to see how the entry-level EV9 Air measured up as the brand turned …

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Kia EV9 GT-Line S, a modern day spaceship

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Kia, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

The Kia EV9 isn’t just another SUV. It’s a lifestyle choice, navigating family practicality with a streak of futuristic originality Car Reviewed: Kia EV9 GT-Line S Targeting premium customers with prices starting at over £65k, this is the new flagship for the South Korean brand. However, their pricing is still highly competitive in the segment for large electric cars, and …

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Zippy and surprisingly good, the Kia Soul EV ‘Explore’

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Kia by Robin Roberts

The Kia Soul EV was the manufacturer’s first contemporary zero-emission vehicle Car Reviewed: Kia Soul EV ‘Explore’ 64kWh 1-speed Auto The original Maxx powertrain has been refined, and we have been testing it with the longer-range 64kWh battery and more powerful 210bhp motor. This combination will prove more suitable for many owners than the medium-range 39.2kWh battery and 134bhp motor …

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The Kia Sportage, capturing hearts since 1993

In Kia, Short Cuts, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

Celebrating 30 Years: Kia Sportage SUV Exceeds 7 Million Units Sold From its early days to the present, the Kia Sportage has evolved through five generations, each heralding a new era of automotive excellence. Distinguished by its commitment to safety, performance, and design innovation, this SUV has left an indelible mark on drivers across the globe. Over the years, the …

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Reviewed – the more premium 2023 Kia XCeed GT-Line S

In Car Reviews, Kia by Jonathan Humphrey

The Kia XCeed has been a big reason why Kia has become one of the most popular car ranges in the UK Car Reviewed: Kia XCeed ‘GT-Line S’ 1.5 T-GDi 158bhp 6-speed Manual Prices range from around £23,770 to £32,465, and all four models—Grades 2, 3, GT-Line, and GT-Line S—come standard with the same unleaded petrol engine and 6-speed manual …

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Kia Picanto GT-Line S, a worth it, small car

In Car Reviews, City Car, Kia by Robin Roberts

A wise buy in today’s not so clever world Car Reviewed: KIA Picanto 1.0 T-GDi GT Line S With motoring costs soaring, many drivers are downsizing and face the dilemma of what to buy, yet do not realize how good a modern small car can be. In fact, a recent study found the typical family car today has over £32,700 …

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Kia Niro EV ‘2’ you will want one

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Kia by Maggie Barry

I was in a tight spot and in a hurry… Car Reviewed: Kia Niro EV ‘2’ 64.8kWh The dexterity of the Niro was astounding, but I should not have been surprised because everything about this latest offering from the Korean company is tight, compact and incredibly positive. It is yet another step forward in Kia’s continuing drive towards excellence that …

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Kia Sportage ‘3’ Manual, loved by many

In Car Reviews, Kia by Maggie Barry

It was an adventure getting into the Kia Sportage with a manual box Car Reviewed: Kia Sportage ‘3’ 1.6 T-GDi 148bhp 6-speed Manual (2WD) In case anyone is wondering, all hybrids and electric cars are automatic transmissions. Indeed, some no longer have a gearstick but instead a rotary dial, or a small toggle or even just a button. This Sportage, …

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New Kia XCeed first drive review

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Kia by Tom Scanlan

Kia, the Korean company whose head of design is French and based in Germany and whose facelifted XCeed is built in Slovakia, is now making this pleasant SUV available in Britain in its newest guise Car Reviewed: New Kia XCeed ‘GT-Line’ S 1.5 T-GDi 6-speed manual It’s the usual motor industry process of developing, refining and adding value. Prices start …

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The All New Kia Niro, another trend setter

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Kia by Robin Roberts

The Kia Niro quickly rose to become the brand’s second UK bestseller… Car Reviewed: All-New Kia KIA Niro 1.6 GDI HEV 4 In addition to being one of the first series to sell vehicles with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure electric drivetrains, the series has also been a pioneer in the field of low carbon emissions. Our self-charging mild hybrid …