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

2011 Kia Picanto Review

Posted on July 22nd, 2011

Kia’s all new 2011 Picanto was launched at a press event in Auckland yesterday and Car and SUV was given a first drive in this much-improved micro machine. With a tagline of “Clever Around Town” Read More

Kia Cerato Hatchback LX 2011 Review

Posted on April 21st, 2011

The Cerato is proving to be the slow burner of the Kia range with another variant now on offer – a hatchback. The four-door hatch will join the sedan and Koup in the Cerato range. Read More

Kia Sportage LTD 2011 Review

Posted on March 11th, 2011

In just a few years Kia has gone from making up the numbers to becoming a true force in global car manufacture. At first it was all about changing brand perception, but that alone was Read More

Kia Rio EX 2010 Review

Posted on June 25th, 2010

The second-generation of Kia’s mid-size Rio hatchback first reached New Zealand back in 2006 arriving as a capable and modern option for the budget conscious driver. But the Kiwi love affair with the hatchback meant Read More

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