News: KIA KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE WITH SPECIAL EDITION STONIC ‘MIXX’ AND PICANTO ‘WAVE’

Kia impressed with their versatile Stonic and sprightly Picanto last year so news of a couple of special editions bubbling to the surface in January is sure to be of interest to many of you out there. The following is … Continue reading News: KIA KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE WITH SPECIAL EDITION STONIC ‘MIXX’ AND PICANTO ‘WAVE’

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Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

And now we get to the Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0, a car that Kia expect to inject some youthful vim and vigour to their venerable city Car. Styling wise the ‘GT-Line’ is extremely successful from any angle you choose to mention. The newly highlighted and chrome surround front grille offers an aggressive new slant, as do the sports front and rear bumpers and side sills. There’s also the 16-inch alloy wheels, a sporting dual exhaust, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate, bi-function projection headlamp units, front fog lights, LED daytime running lamps and rear lights whilst a chrome belt … Continue reading Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

News: PICANTO LINE-UP EXPANDS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF X-LINE EDITION

Following its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the latest addition to the Picanto range, the All-New Picanto X-Line went on sale on 9 January 2018 at Kia showrooms. The ‘X-Line’ variant, Kia say, further broadens the appeal of their city car, with styling that draws inspiration from the company’s SUV model lines, including the Stonic, Sportage and Sorento. Kia UK have shared the following information for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership, enjoy: Prices start at £12,595 for the ‘X-Line’ equipped with the 1.25-litre petrol engine and five-speed manual gearbox, with a four-speed automatic transmission available for an … Continue reading News: PICANTO LINE-UP EXPANDS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF X-LINE EDITION

News: KIA PICANTO WINS MOST USER-FRIENDLY TECH AT CAR TECH AWARDS

It’s been brought to MotorMartin’s attention recently that the rather excellent Kia Picanto has picked up the accolade for Most User-Friendly Tech at the Car Tech Awards 2017. The Car Tech Awards are judged by a panel of experts from Carbuyer and Alphr, who test the best new car technology launched over the past 12 months. Advances in technology have been a defining characteristic of new cars in recent years and have become a key feature on car buyers ‘must-have’ list. Kia UK have Explained to MotorMartin that their Picanto is the first small Kia to feature a Kia Connected … Continue reading News: KIA PICANTO WINS MOST USER-FRIENDLY TECH AT CAR TECH AWARDS

News: KIA SPORTAGE IN TOP TEN BEST SELLERS IN JULY

It’s always an interesting time of year for sales figures preceding the traditional change of number plate in September and yet in a month where the UK car market was down 9.3 per cent, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. have shared with MotorMartin that they have posted another successful month of sales with the Kia Sportage, rather unsurprisingly, contributing 3,155 units, putting it firmly in the top ten best sellers in the UK. In fact, for the few readers out there that are unaware of the extremely successful Sportage, you can catch up on MotorMartin’s views by clicking here. Rather impressively, … Continue reading News: KIA SPORTAGE IN TOP TEN BEST SELLERS IN JULY

News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

MotorMartin was fortunate recently to spend a week with Kia’s rather marvellous Picanto 1.0 litre SR7 Edition, a rather superb little City Car that received a positive review due to its do anything and go anywhere personality, which can be read about here as well as MotorMartin’s YouTube review which showed off the Kia’s attention to detail and excellent looks. So the following news, once safely arrived on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, was received with great excitement. After all, if Kia have managed to improve the looks and performance of the smallest car in their range then it’s … Continue reading News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr: Good Day Sunshine

The following review was published in the 3rd Dec edition of the Warwickshire Advertiser, p37 and on MotorMartin’s sister site, Blacktopmedia.co.uk recently.  The Picanto SR7 is a good looking, City Car. Kia’s familiar ‘Tiger’ grill, large front fog lights, 14” steel wheels and bright yellow body work combine well together and when added to the strong shoulder crease running the length of the car, rear light clusters, privacy glass and gorgeous chrome door handles, the feeling of quality is perhaps surprising and most welcome. Step inside and the Kia reveals similar attention to detail. The interior plastics used are more than … Continue reading Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr: Good Day Sunshine

Kia Picanto 1.0L Petrol SR7 3 Door: You Are The Only One

Looking out onto the car park, here at MotorMartin Towers, it can be quite difficult to distinguish between individual models when some manufacturers seemingly forget about giving their products an identity. Preferring instead the generic approach, designing out any sense of personality so as to not offend the different sensibilities within their markets with an increasingly ‘one world’ approach. It’s a shame as the net result is the chance that a superb ‘Real life’ car is lost amongst a sea of mediocrity.  Fortunately there must be something in the water at Kia as the bright Yellow, or Honey (metallic) according … Continue reading Kia Picanto 1.0L Petrol SR7 3 Door: You Are The Only One