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

Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: The Game Of Love

The Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT is the car with which Kia are looking to establish their reputation for producing a hot hatch that combines practically with speed including a generous helping of standard equipment along the way. With it’s 1591cc, turbocharged, Gamma direct injection Petrol engine, the Cee’d GT produces 201bhp and 195 Ib/ft torque… Read More Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: The Game Of Love

Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: Jack The Lad

The Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT is the car with which Kia are looking to establish their reputation for for producing a hot hatch that combines practically with speed including, as do most in the Kia range, a generous helping of standard equipment along the way.   With it’s 1591cc, turbocharged, Gamma direct injection Petrol engine,… Read More Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT: Jack The Lad

News: KIA ENJOY A FLYING START TO 2017 WITH BEST EVER JANUARY SALES

It’s no surprise to MotorMartin to see that continuing high customer demand and a new year SUV special sales event have combined to helped Kia set a new all-time January sales record of 7,661 – taking the brand to eighth in the UK new car sales charts. Indeed, a quick browse through MotorMartin’s reviews of… Read More News: KIA ENJOY A FLYING START TO 2017 WITH BEST EVER JANUARY SALES

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… Read More News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

News: KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

The Kia Niro is one of the cars that MotorMartin is looking forward to driving in 2017 as it looks great, includes some innovative thinking on the technology front and reports already suggest that it is great to drive as well. Combine all of that with a superb potential mpg and you have what could… Read More News: KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

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

Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed: A Saucerful Of Secrets

Sitting in the impressive Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed is so very relaxing that it allows you plenty of time to ponder the Intricacies of the Kia, the things that we take for granted in a car, the functions that we use everyday without a second thought. Even whilst relaxing in the deep, comfortable… Read More Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed: A Saucerful Of Secrets

Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed: Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

The A1 is generally thought to start at London (A406) and finishes at Edinburgh (A199), covering a length of 380-420 miles (depending on who you ask) and is the UK’s longest numbered road system and probably the most famous. The modern Great North Road still does what it has always done, namely, link the two… Read More Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed: Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

News: KIA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN THE UK

Rather unbelievably, starting with white wall tyres and £1 deposits to an industry leading seven year warranty and numerous design awards, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is celebrating 25 years in the UK. A quarter of a century! The brand first started trading here in 1991, selling just under 1,800 cars in the UK in that… Read More News: KIA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN THE UK