Kia Sorento R Premium 2013 Review

Posted on February 26th, 2013

Kia’s new Sorento comes with a ‘premium’ moniker, but should Japanese and European vehicle manufacturers be concerned? Could it really be a premium SUV? Let’s look at it objectively: leather seats (heated and cooled in Read More

Kia Rio LX ISG Diesel Review

Posted on November 16th, 2012

You can hear the silence of this Kia Rio saving fuel every time you pull up to an intersection, put it in neutral and take your foot off the clutch. It’s because the engine quickly Read More

Kia Sportage Ltd Diesel 2012 Review

Posted on October 1st, 2012

Massimo Frascella’s chunky wheel arches and chopped roof design gives Kia’s Sportage Ltd the right attitude for a go-anywhere compact SUV. The exterior is lead by Kia’s Tiger nose. LED daytime running lights underline the Read More

Kia Rio LX ISG 2012 Review

Posted on May 10th, 2012

Idle, stop and go. The methodology is fast catching on as a popular way of saving fuel in cars by shutting off the engine while the vehicle is stationary, for example while waiting at traffic Read More

Kia Rio EX 2012 Review

Posted on January 17th, 2012

Long gone are the days when you can criticize a Kia for rubbish styling and dodgy mechanicals. Now they’re showing some of the Euros the way and the new Kia Rio aims to stay on Read More

Kia Picanto LX ISG 2011 Review

Posted on November 11th, 2011

Working to a budget is an art form in itself; it requires discipline, sacrifice and the ability to hunt down cheaper alternatives. The global recession has increased the legions of budget-conscious kiwis and for these Read More

Kia Optima EX 2011 Review

Posted on September 16th, 2011

First there were the days of Kia vehicles being a no-frills low cost alternative to the major Japanese brands, but that didn’t last. Kia then became a genuinely viable option against Japanese competitors albeit at Read More

Kia Rio 2012 Review

Posted on September 12th, 2011

The new 2012 Kia Rio was launched to NZ’s motoring media at a special event in the South Island last week and Car and SUV was there to sample this latest compact hatch. The 2012 Read More

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