News: KIA STINGER WINS BEST PERFORMANCE CAR IN 2018 UK COTY AWARDS

Following a successful introduction to the UK last year, the rather incredible looking Kia Stinger has been awarded ‘Best Performance Car’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. Evaluated and compared by a well-respected panel of UK journalists, it’s been explained to MotorMartin that the Stinger came top of its class, fighting off… Read More News: KIA STINGER WINS BEST PERFORMANCE CAR IN 2018 UK COTY AWARDS

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,… Read More News: PICANTO LINE-UP EXPANDS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF X-LINE EDITION

News: KIA BEGINS 2018 WITH WIDE RANGE OF OFFERS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT Q1

It’s come to the attention of the all new #MotorMartinCarNews desk that Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is starting the year with an extensive range of offers across its model line-up, from finance deals across many models through to free home charging points and installation for its EV and PHEV models. The headline offer is the… Read More News: KIA BEGINS 2018 WITH WIDE RANGE OF OFFERS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT Q1

News: KIA STARTS NEW YEAR WITH SUV EVENT IN JANUARY

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. have shared with MotorMartin recently that they are to be holding their SUV event for the second year in-a-row at dealerships across the country. The event, running until the end of January, will see all SUVs purchased in January 2018 and registered by 31 March 2018 receive Kia Care-3, a convenient… Read More News: KIA STARTS NEW YEAR WITH SUV EVENT IN JANUARY

News: FIVE-STAR SAFETY FOR NEW KIA STINGER AND STONIC

It what can only be more good news for the ever impressive Kia, their new Kia Stinger gran turismo and Kia Stonic compact crossover have been awarded the highest-possible collision safety ratings by Euro NCAP. Both vehicles, Kia say, achieved the full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with every Stinger model qualifying for the rating,… Read More News: FIVE-STAR SAFETY FOR NEW KIA STINGER AND STONIC

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

News: KIA CEE’D AND SORENTO VICTORIOUS IN 2018 WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS

Following a busy period of sales success and important new product launches, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. have shared with MotorMartin that they also have yet more to celebrate as What Car? Magazine announce the winners of their tightly contested and intrinsically judged 2018 Used Car Awards. After much scrutiny and competitor analysis, it’s been explained… Read More News: KIA CEE’D AND SORENTO VICTORIOUS IN 2018 WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS

News: STINGER STORMS DOWN CORNWALL AIRPORT NEWQUAY RUNWAY

MotorMartin has been very much looking forward to the launch of the all new Kia Stinger as it looks to capture the imagination of the car buying public with it’s superb mix of style and performance. Kia are well aware of the levels of anticipation and so, in a display of astonishing high speed to… Read More News: STINGER STORMS DOWN CORNWALL AIRPORT NEWQUAY RUNWAY

News: KIA LEADS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Kia have shared with MotorMartin recently that their products have topped the nomination list for the World Car of the Year Awards with six nominations for its newly launched products around the world. Impressive. It’s been explained to the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the WCOTY jurors will… Read More News: KIA LEADS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

News: PIONEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEETS ITS MODERN EQUIVALENT

When motoring’s past and motoring’s future meet head-on at the Regent Street Motor Show next month (Saturday 4th November) they will discover they have more in common than they might have first thought. And the result will be electric! The cars we will all be driving tomorrow (or the ones that will be driving us!)… Read More News: PIONEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEETS ITS MODERN EQUIVALENT

News: STUNNING KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO TO COST FROM £31,995

Kia have let it be known to MotorMartin that their stunning Kia Stinger, the company’s first gran turismo and first rear-wheel-drive car in the UK, will cost from £31,995 when it goes on sale on January 1 next year. With pent-up demand reaching fever pitch, Kia is releasing pricing and specification details as the order… Read More News: STUNNING KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO TO COST FROM £31,995

News: PARKERS AWARD KIA’S APPROVED USED CAR PROGRAME TOP HONOURS

It’s always great to be able to report on good news so when it became clear that Kia’s Approved Used Car Programme had received yet another top accolade for its innovative approach to used cars, then MotorMartin was duty bound to find out more. Kia are clearly very pleased with the self and have shared… Read More News: PARKERS AWARD KIA’S APPROVED USED CAR PROGRAME TOP HONOURS

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,… Read More News: KIA SPORTAGE IN TOP TEN BEST SELLERS IN JULY

News: KIA RIO NOW HAS A BEATING PULSE

Just before Christmas there was a rather nice Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT in the car park outside MotorMartin Towers, a car, it has to be said, that managed to combine the practicalities and comfort of a family hatch with an 1.6L turbocharged engine producing a forceful 201bhp. We loved it here at the Towers.… Read More News: KIA RIO NOW HAS A BEATING PULSE

News: UK ELECTRIC AND PLUG-IN CAR REGISTRATIONS RISE AS RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION HITS NEW HIGH

There is certainly a healthy level of debate occurring up here in MotorMartin Towers at present as to the benefits of plug in hybrids like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV over pure hybrids such as Toyota’s C-HR and the Kia Niro as well as the increasing popularity of pure electric vehicles. News that the future for the UK’s… Read More News: UK ELECTRIC AND PLUG-IN CAR REGISTRATIONS RISE AS RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION HITS NEW HIGH

News: ALL-NEW PICANTO CUSTOMERS TO RECEIVE ONE-YEAR FREE INSURANCE

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd have informed MotorMartin that they are pleased to announce yet another reason to take ownership of an all-new Picanto, following its launch and highly positive reception on 1 May. As part of the brand’s second-quarter offers, the new city car now benefits from free motor insurance for up to one year.… Read More News: ALL-NEW PICANTO CUSTOMERS TO RECEIVE ONE-YEAR FREE INSURANCE

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: The Eagle has Landed

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The Kia Niro looks upmarket and classy. With it’s 18″ alloy wheels, roof rails, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, privacy glass and the subtle additions of chrome… Read More Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: The Eagle has Landed

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: Electric Mainline

The Kia Niro has been designed to answer a question that is becoming more and more relevant as we move further towards the end of fossil fuels and strive to become more efficient and economical with those resources remaining. There have been successful EVs (electric vehicles) Hybrids and full on plug-in hybrids over the last… Read More Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: Electric Mainline