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Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

THE Sportage sold in record numbers here of around 23,000 in 2015. That has not stopped Kia kicking off 2016 with an all-new fourth generation version of what is easily its best-selling model and declaring a target for it of 25,000 UK sales in the next 12 months. An 18-strong range is priced between £17,995 and £31,495, so starting £495 dearer than the previous Sportage, but keenly priced against its main competitors

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Kia Picanto 1.25 4 ISG road test report and review (13)

Kia Picanto 1.25 4 ISG road test report and review

AN electrically heated steering wheel, climate control air conditioning, heated seats… usually the preserve of high-end luxury saloons, so to find these luxuries in such an affordable car as this Kia Picanto is a rare treat.

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New Kia Sorento road test and range review

New Kia Sorento road test and range review

THE journey from willing workhorse to blue-blooded thoroughbred has been both steady and successful. Originally noted more for off-road capability and mud-plugging prowess than drop-dead gorgeous design, the Kia Sorento was a game changer for the Korean car company.

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Soul

Kia brings Soul EV to UK market place

KIA has become one of the few carmakers selling a battery-electric car in the UK. The Korean manufacturer has today put its Soul EV into the market place. It comes in only one model, which costs £24,995 after deducting the Government’s £5,000 plug-in car grant. The Soul EV is the result of almost 30 years […]

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Yeeti

Revamped Yeti — monster or mouse?

— Skoda has been making big strides in the UK market in recent years. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if the revamped Yeti is abominable or heartwarming. ANYONE ever spotted the abominable snowman? Plenty have seen the Yeti. Skoda have sold almost 30,000 compact SUV’s of that name in the UK and more than  250,000 […]

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Leon

Leon adds touch of Spanish flair to estate market

SEAT claims its new Leon is cheaper and meaner than its rivals. But is it built down to a price? Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out. SEAT have sold a total 600,000 vehicles in the UK after a hesitant start nearly 30 years ago, in a build-up peaking here last year at more than 45,000, all […]

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Octavia estate

Octavia estate gives you more for less

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Skoda has long made the estate car one of its major features. Motoring writer Keith Ward takes a look at the Octavia Estate. ESTATES loom large in the sizeable Skoda Octavia range, accounting for more than half the 46 versions and around one third of this model’s sales. Like the […]

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Dacia Logan MCV road test review

Dacia Logan MCV gives rivals run for their money

DACIA call the Logan their MCV – standing for Maximum Capacity Vehicle. There’s still the whiff of old Eastern Europe austerity about that, somehow.

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