July 24, 2014

Kia Soul EV goes in to production for UK and Europe

Photo Kia Soul EV Production

Production of the electric Kia Soul for the export market has begun in South Korea ahead of its arrival in the UK and Europe later in 2014. The electric Kia Soul was revealed at the Chicago Motor Show back in February, with Kia promising it would go on sale in the UK and Europe late […]

Kia Sportage and Soul recall – affects 7000 UK cars

Photo Kia Sportage recall

Kia is recalling 5,787 Sportage and 1,432 Soul models in the UK to fix a potential fault in the seat belt pre-tensioner mechanism. Recalls are a fact of life for car makers, but at least the industry now tries to respond to problems as they arise, and before they cause damage to people of vehicles. […]

Kia Picanto Quantum – a new ‘Originals’ model from Kia

Photo Kia Picanto Quantum

The Kia Picanto Quantum has been launched by Kia as a limited edition model with more equipment and a Titanium Silver paint job. Costs from £11,895. As a little urban runaround, the Kia Picanto is a perfectly decent offering. And now you can get a more ‘Original’ Picanto. Kia like to think of their ‘Originals’ range […]

Kia Soul EV revealed at the Chicago Motor Show

Photo Kia Soul EV

The electric Kia Soul EV has been revealed at the Chicago Motor Show, the first mass market electric car from Kia. Will arrive in the UK late 2014. The Kia Soul EV is Kia’s first effort at a proper mass production EV, and if you’re looking for an electric car it does look promising. Due […]

Kia reveals VR7 spec for 2014 Kia Picanto, Rio and Cee’d models

Photo Kia cee'd, Picanto and Rio VR7

Kia has announced a new VR7 trim option for the 2014 Kia Picanto, Rio and Cee’d models which adds extra equipment and cost savings. Kia already offers value for money across its range, but the new VR7 trim level for the Picanto, Rio and Cee’d offers even more for even less. All the Kia VR7 models get […]

Kia GT4 Stinger concept: OFFICIAL – Detroit Auto Show

Photo Kia GT4 Stinger concept

The Kia GT4 Stinger concept has been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show and could preview a sports car from Kia to take on the GT86. Kia say the GT4 Stinger Concept – revealed at Detroit after a series of teasers ahead of the reveal – is their take on a purebred, affordable sports car. And […]

2014 Kia Sportage gets a mild facelift

Photo 2014 Kia Sportage

Kia’s best-selling car – the Kia Sportage – has been given a mild facelift for 2014 with cosmetic tweaks and extra equipment. Costs from £17,495 to £29,495. The Kia Sportage is Kia’s best-selling model in the UK, and Kia are keen to keep things that way so they’ve given the Sportage a bit of a […]

Kia’s ‘Stunning Sports Car Concept’ gets a name – it’s the Kia GT4 Stinger

Photo Kia GT4 Stinger

Kia teased a ‘Stunning Sports Car’ Concept for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show last month, and it’s now got a name – the Kia GT4 Stinger – and gets 311 bhp. Just before Christmas, Kia revealed the first teaser photo – a birds-eye view – of a new concept they’re taking to the Detroit Auto […]

Hyundai & Kia to spend up to $395 million on lump sum fuel settlements

Photo US Hyundai fuel settlement

Hyundai and Kia look set to make payments of up to $395 million in the USA to compensate owners for overstated official fuel economy figures. Back in 2012, Hyundai and Kia had to stand up and accept that they’d overstated the official economy of a number of their models and attempt to put things right. […]

Kia to reveal ‘Stunning’ Sports concept at Detroit Auto Show

Photo Kia Sports Car Concept tease Detroit

Kia has released a teaser photo of a new sports concept, designed in California, they’re taking to the Detroit Auto Show in January. It may be almost Christmas, but car makers are looking a bit further ahead than that with the current crop of teases and expectations for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. […]

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