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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News: KIA STARTS 2019 WITH A WIDE RANGE OF OFFERS

Regular readers will of course be aware that MotorMartin likes the current range on offer from Kia Motors UK very much with, perhaps surprisingly, the diminutive Picanto GT-Line in particular offering a superb driving experience. News then of Kia’s latest offers was always going to cause a stir up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers due to the opening up of the range to a host of potential new buyers, good news indeed if you’re looking to update your fleet in the new year. We’ll leave it to Kia themselves to run you through the latest deals. Enjoy: For … Continue reading News: KIA STARTS 2019 WITH A WIDE RANGE OF OFFERS

News: SENSATIONAL KIA STINGER WINS NORTHERN GROUP CAR OF THE YEAR 2018

Kia have recently shared with MotorMartin the news that their impressive all-new Stinger, has been named Car of the Year by the Northern Group of Motor Writers. The Kia Stinger’s triumph continues its award success this year and adds a third win of the title for Kia, with the Picanto first receiving the honour in 2011 and the cee’d following suit the year after. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the members of the Northern Group were asked to vote for their favourite vehicles from a long-list of newly launched models. The list was cut down to the top five … Continue reading News: SENSATIONAL KIA STINGER WINS NORTHERN GROUP CAR OF THE YEAR 2018

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: 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 and Sorento GT-Line models. The following information regarding the Kia Rio GT-Line has been reproduced in full. Enjoy: Broadening the appeal of Kia’s global bestselling B-segment hatchback, the new Rio GT-Line boasts versatility, a responsive turbocharged engine and engaging handling with a sporty look inside … Continue reading News: FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

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 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 to MotorMartin that the current generation cee’d family hatchback was awarded ‘Best Used Family Car’ by the What Car? judges, in the 4-6 year category. The cee’d impressed with its tremendous value for money, levels of standard equipment, styling and period of remaining manufacturer’s warranty. … Continue reading News: KIA CEE’D AND SORENTO VICTORIOUS IN 2018 WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS