Kia

2011 Kia Cadenza | new car review

Kia states its intentions towards the premium end of the sedan market with the Cadenza - a well-specified but affordable machine from Korea.…

2009 Kia Picanto | new car review

They don’t come much smaller and sweeter-looking than the little Kia Picanto, so if you are looking for a cheap urban runabout to scythe through traffic with and fit into the smallest of parking spaces, then the pint size Kia could be worth a look. Whilst this car is most certainly at…

2009 Kia Optima | new car review

What was once at the top of the Kia model range; the Optima, is now second in command, after the Opirus. Perhaps Kia used their ‘biggest-sounding car name’ a bit early on in proceedings, for surely the Opirus should be called the Optima? But hey, never mind. The really good…

2009 Kia Opirus | new car review

Ten years ago you probably wouldn’t really have found yourself using the words ‘luxury’ and ‘Kia’ in the same sentence. Thanks to the Opirus – introduced in 2003 – luxury in a Kia no longer means electric windows and bad plastic ‘wood’ – it now means soft leather, electric everything,…

2009 Kia Cerato | new car review

Whilst Kia might not be offering quite the competition-worrying cars that sister company is coming up with, the Korean firm is still managing to put out some enjoyable and usable vehicles into the current market. They offer the consumer high levels of value and practicality, if perhaps not so much in the…

2010 Kia Soul | new car review

The Soul is a brand new type of car from Kia. The Korean company describes it as a Crossover Utility Vehicle or CUV, and it’s best described to the still-confused as a sizable, jacked up hatchback with a funky design. Built on a completely new platform, the exterior styling of…

2008 Kia Sorento | new car review

The Sorento marked Kia’s move into a decidedly up-market SUV turf, thanks to its high level of trim, outstanding reliability and all-round capabilities. The styling, done in-house by Kia, projects a beefy look that is well proportioned throughout the vehicle. The design is very global in nature and does not seem to offend with any…

2008 Kia Sportage | new car review

This five-door SUV model is thoroughly modern in every aspect of its design which has more than a passing resemblance to a Scandinavian model. Kia has done quite a bit of work on the Sportage, especially on the design aspect. It gets a sculptured front end and a long sporty roofline. There is a separate…

2008 Kia Rio | new car review

The Rio has been one of the mainstays of Kia’s model range and is offered in hatchback and sedan forms. Although the USP of this model follows the established Kia pattern of not breaking any new ground in terms of performance or driving appeal in general, Kia has slightly deviated from…

2008 Kia Picanto | new car review

With smart design and exceptional value packaging in its models, Kia Motors is on its way to become a ‘young, sporty and friendly’ brand. The Picanto is the brand’s A-segment hatchback model that offers a good mix of interior feel, reasonable refinement and space of a supermini. With wheels-at-a-corner approach,…