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Kia Rio 1.1

Road test: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 2 Eco is very frugal

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 2 Eco 3-door   Kia makes bold claims for its new 1.1-litre three-pot, DAVID HOOPER goes on a week-long economy drive to test the claims. BELIEVE it or not, this is the fourth generation of Kia’s Rio – and the company makes some big claims about […]

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NGMW 40TH

NGMW’s 40 years puts Group on road to nostalgia

As the Northern Group of Motoring Writers celebrates its 40th Anniversary, DAVID HOOPER drives some of the now classic cars which at the time were brand new – including the Queen Mum’s Jag! IT’S 40 years since the Queen Mum bought this lovely Jaguar XJ12 limousine . . . The same year, 1973, also saw […]

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Kia c'eed Sportswagon

Kia cee’d Sportswagon review: Stop-start catch

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Kia cee’d Sportswagon Cold mornings highlighted some clever engineering in Stop-Start systems, but it caught KEITH WARD out during his Kia cee’d Sportswagon road test. DRIVERS who find those eco-trendy stop-start engine systems refusing to activate these winter mornings should not be surprised. The latest Kia cee’d, so equipped, caught […]

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New Kia cee’d wins Northern Car of the Year award

The Northern Group of Motoring Writers have bestowed the all-new Kia cee’d with its first major award since its launch in May, naming it Northern Car of the Year. Praised by journalists from across the North of England for its refinement, sophistication, quality and excellent value, the five-door cee’d won the honour in the face […]

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Big cat has more toys than Blackpool pleasure beach!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: JAGUAR XF S 3.0D Packed with more attractions than Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach, DAVID HOOPER says Jaguar’s XFS is a superb all-rounder which proved to be surprisingly economical. IF you think big, powerful cars are thirsty, then think again. They don’t come very much bigger than this Jaguar XF, yet on […]

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