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… Read More Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Hammer To Fall

The Kia Picanto has been an excellent seller for Kia over the years with the original being released way back in 2004, an absolute age in car terms at least. This original model was heavily based on the Hyundai Getz and sold worldwide under a variety of names before it’s first refresh arrived in 2007.… Read More Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Hammer To Fall

News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

We loved the Kia Sportage here at MotorMartin Towers, a review that can be seen by clicking here and so it was no surprise when Kia Motors let it be known that they were celebrating five million cumulative sales of their global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. A few details for you now: Launched in… Read More News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

News: KIA MAKES ITS INDIAN DEBUT AT AUTO EXPO 2018

Exciting news has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Kia Motors India (KMI) made its Indian market debut at the Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi with their new concept car exclusive to India. Kia unveiled the SP Concept at the New Delhi Motor Show on 7 February, 2018, alongside a… Read More News: KIA MAKES ITS INDIAN DEBUT AT AUTO EXPO 2018

News: FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

Kia have shared with the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, the first images of the new Rio GT-Line, ahead of its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Rio, Kia say, is the latest model to be available in GT-Line specification, following the recent introduction of Sportage, Picanto… Read More News: FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

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