11 Jan: Kia Sorento

… Kia Sorento ‘4’ 1.6 HEV T-GDi Auto AWD … Surprise. That’s the first impression when you meet the new Kia Sorento for the first time. It’s just so bluidy good – apologies for the language but not the sentiment. Part of the Hyundai Motor Group, Kia has come a […] Read more »

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12 Aug: Kia Niro Hybrid

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV … You’d be hard pushed to detect that the new Kia Niro is a hybrid. It does everything at least as good as, if not better, than a ‘normal’ car. Although it looks like a sport wagon / estate car / hatchback that can’t make […] Read more »

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12 Feb: Kia XCeed

… Kia XCeed … To all intents and purposes, the new Kia XCeed is simply a Ceed that has had a bit of additional iron in its diet, or in this case, plastic. It may not look it, but it is actually longer, higher and wider than the ‘standard’ Ceed […] Read more »

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15 Jan: Kia Ceed

… Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi … No more apostrophes, remember the Cee’d? And no need for gimmicks. If anyone still harbours any doubts about Korean built cars then the latest Ceed from Kia should dispel those anxieties immediately. Cover up the badges and it would flummox a new buyer. This […] Read more »

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21 Jul: Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDi

… Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT Line S’ … This is a surprising car. Surprising in many different ways, and not just the name. Looks, equipment, comfort and price, not to mention that it comes from a company more renowned for compact and city cars, family saloons and SUVs. If […] Read more »

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05 Jan: Kia Sportage

… Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2 … It used to be that the price attracted potential punters to Kia before they looked at the cars, but now the cars are attracting interest in their own right. The trouble is, Kia are aware of that these days and whereas prices in […] Read more »

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19 Nov: Kia Niro 1.6GDI

… Kia Niro 1.6 GDi ‘2’ … A world famous (throughout Inverness) rally driver, and some time car dealer, recently challenged me to name the most improved car brand in the market place. I immediately said, “Kia.” Donnie MacDonald – for it was he – responded: “You know, you’re not […] Read more »

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04 Jan: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi

… Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi KX-4 … If you need 7 seats, four wheel drive and have to tow a 2.5 tonne trailer or boat, and you prize cost and creature comfort above driveway snobbery, then the Kia Sorento is hard to beat. This a remarkably well equipped, comfortable and […] Read more »

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02 Aug: Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi

Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 6spd ISG … When you go on holiday you take a suitcase. If flying by a budget carrier, then you’re lucky if you can take anything bigger than a small ladies’ handbag or spectacle case and mankini. Similarly if you’re about to adjust the tappets on […] Read more »

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Kia cee’d 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 ….

Kia cee’d 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 …. No ifs no buts, the Kia Cee’d is an exceptionally good motor car. There was a time when folk looking at a Kia would say “It’s a good car – but …”, or they might have said “it would be better – if […] Read more »

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