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KIA STONIC GT-Line 1.0 T-GDi 48v: chunky all rounder is value for money

SOME might point the finger at this one being a case of style over substance, but if you want a small SUV that’s competent in all areas it’s worth investigation.

It represents decent value for money, is fairly cheap to run and it comes with Kia’s seven year warranty for an extra bit of peace of mind. Continue reading

KIA NIRO HEV 4: the gloves are off…..

IF there’s one thing likely to grab the attention of your average driver it’s a heated steering wheel.

Not, admittedly, at this time of year, but as the night’s begin to draw in and the mercury begins its inexorable plummet downwards, little touches like that mean a lot.

As do heated seats front and rear and a cabin that can warm up quickly and efficiently. Continue reading

GENESIS GV60 AWD SPORT PLUS: giggle inducing performance

JUST about anything that takes the stress out of car ownership has to be a serious consideration – and the concierge service offered to Genesis owners is just that.

No longer the need to worry when the next service is due – every customer gets their own on-call personal assistant to take you through the ownership experience. And when it comes to service time, they’ll arrange to pick it up, do the necessary and then pop it back to you. Fully valeted too. Continue reading

KIA EV6: all electric with some hidden talents

SOMETIMES when conducting a test on a car it’s the little extras that create a lasting impression.

Like the V2L system on Kia’s all electric EV6 – a car that’s been picking up plaudits and awards in equal measure. Called vehicle to load, basically it means the car can power household kit like a kettle or even a microwave from its charging port. Seriously handy in a power cut, and I wouldn’t rule them out in future if things escalate further in eastern Europe. Continue reading

GENESIS G70: a brand new brand for premium buyers

MANY have tried, some have failed miserably, but the lucrative premium new car market has a new contender.

Genesis, a luxury offshoot of Hyundai, has lined up a range of decent looking vehicles to try and wrest sales from the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the acknowledged market leaders.

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KIA CEED SPORTSWAGON PHEV: Korean estate joins the charge….

THE car is viewed as one of the biggest technical improvements in our lives in a million years of evolution.

By replacing the four hooves of a horse with four rubber clad wheels, the world – and all the socio economic groups in it – suddenly had a high degree of freedom.

Now we’re embarking on a search to find a better and more planet friendly way of moving us all around.

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