Kia XCeed PHEV 3 1.6 GDi

Kia has to be commended for the ways that it has expanded its Ceed range. Besides the hatchback and Sportwagon derivatives, the Korean company has branched out with a pretty looking Shooting Brake, as well as a chunky crossover edition, as tested here. But if that wasn’t enough, there’s now plug-in hybrid versions of the […]

Kia Sportage 3 1.6 CRDi 48V 2WD

Last year, the Kia Sportage sold almost double the number of cars than the second best-selling Kia, the Picanto. That’s right, Kia’s dealers shifted 34,502 examples of the Sportage in 2019, compared to 17,948 Picantos. And I’m sure Kia management are elated at that, as there’s no doubt a lot more profit in a Sportage […]

New Kia Sorento scores five stars in Euro NCAP tests

The all-new Kia Sorento SUV has been awarded the highest safety rating by Euro NCAP. The Sorento line-up, including the upcoming Plug-in Hybrid, achieved the maximum five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation.

Kia outlines ambitious EV model plans

Kia Motors Corporation has shared a glimpse of its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy, revealing an early sketch of several of the brand’s future dedicated Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). Details of Kia’s future EV product strategy were announced by Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song during an event at the brand’s Hwasung plant in Korea.

Kia adds plug-in hybrid to the new Sorento range

Kia Motors has revealed the all-new Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, an ultra-low emissions version of the brand’s flagship SUV. The Sorento Plug-in Hybrid is the second electrified model in the all-new Sorento line-up, and sits alongside the low-emissions Sorento Hybrid. The new variant combines a turbocharged petrol engine with a high capacity battery pack and high output electric motor, giving drivers the ability to complete shorter drives on all-electric, zero-emissions power.

Prices and specs for the new Kia Sorento

Following the global unveil of the new fourth generation Sorento in March, Kia has announced pricing and specification information for the UK market. The Sorento is the flagship for Kia’s European SUV line-up, alongside the Stonic, Niro and Sportage.

Kia boosts UK supply for e-Niro

Since its launch in 2018, the Kia e-Niro has acquired a growing list of back orders. For 2020 Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. says it has worked alongside Kia Motors Corporation in Korea to increase the UK supply to satisfy customers and in July, Kia UK delivered more e-Niros in one month than in the entirety of 2019. Now, into H2 of 2020, availability has been increased even further, allowing for the shortest lead times for the MY20 e-Niro since launch. Customers who order a MY20 e-Niro now can expect to receive their car in September, in time for the new ‘70’ registration plate change or during Quarter Four.

Mild hybrid power for updated Kia Stonic

Kia Motors has introduced significant upgrades to the Kia Stonic compact SUV. The updated Stonic offers drivers a range of new ‘Smartstream’ powertrains, with innovations that enhance efficiency. Among these, the Stonic is now available with Kia’s new petrol 48V mild-hybrid ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain, and is also equipped with the company’s new ‘clutch-by-wire’ intelligent Manual Transmission. The […]

Kia launches MyKia customer app

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has launched the MyKia app to give owners access to a range of new services and tools on their mobile phone. Kia owners will now have access to several one-click services on the go including booking a service, click and collect accessory ordering as well as information on current offers and the latest news from the brand. The current MyKia desktop platform currently has over 50,000 active Kia customers and with the introduction of the app, owners can access all the features from their mobile phone as well. 

Kia extends e-Niro electric line-up

Up until now, the Kia e-Niro has been available in a single, high specification model, but that now changes with an expansion of the line-up to include three versions named ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4+’. For the first time the 39kWh battery pack will be available to UK buyers.