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Genesis GV80 review

Genesis GV80 SUV

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new name to the UK car market, so let’s hear it for plush South Korean brand, Genesis. Already successful in the US and South Korea (with 130,000 sales in 2020 alone), the luxury division of Hyundai (think Lexus/Toyota) initially launches in Europe with …

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Kia’s European factory reaches major milestone

Four millionth car produced at Kia's Žilina plant in Slovakia

The four millionth car has rolled off the production line at Kia’s Žilina plant in Slovakia. A Kia Sportage was the milestone motor at the factory which acted as a springboard for the South Korean brand’s expansion across Europe when it opened 15 years ago. The first vehicles produced at …

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Kia Sorento review

Kia Sorento review

If you need a seven-seater, but would prefer a handsome SUV to a sensible people carrier, then the all-new Kia Sorento could be right up your street. Starting at £38,845, this striking fourth-generation model has just been launched and the great news is that it’s better than ever. Back in …

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Kia Motors leading the charge

Kia e-Niro review

The award-winning Kia e-Niro was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the UK during October, according to the latest official figures. Kia sold 833 e-Niros in October, representing an 8.9% share of all EVs sold in that month. In the UK, the affordable Niro family of SUVs (including plug-in and …

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Kia XCeed PHEV review

Kia XCeed PHEV review

The standard Kia XCeed got a huge thumbs up from us when we reviewed it in 2019. A good-looking “urban crossover” version of the Ceed hatchback, it slots in below Kia’s big-selling Sportage. With its raised ride height and driving position, bigger wheels and more rugged look, its closest rival …

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Big brand SUV tyres at a bargain price

Kumho Crugen KL33 tyres

Product review: Kumho Crugen KL33 tyre for SUVs There are few things more stressful for owners of older cars than the annual MOT test. My anxiety was heightened this year because I bought a 4×4 in an online auction during lockdown and there’s always that nagging feeling that you’ve unknowingly …

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Driver Power 2020: Top 10 best car brands revealed

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Lexus has been named best car maker for the fourth year running in the annual Driver Power ownership survey, published exclusively in Auto Express. Owners said that no other manufacturer builds more reliable cars, or cars that are built better, than Lexus. And not only do the firm’s customers love …

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Kia Soul EV review

Kia Soul EV review

There’s nothing like a deadline to focus the mind – and the 2030 date for banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK has done just that for the car industry. After years of dragging its heels, suddenly every car maker is getting in on …

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Top 10 car brands for customer satisfaction

Lexus UX

Japanese car makers led by Lexus have dominated the Driver Power 2019 brand results, claiming six of the Top 10 spots. Hot on the heels of last week’s Driver Power new car results – which saw the Toyota Prius claim victory as the best car on sale today – the …

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Kia e-Niro review

Kia e-Niro review

It’s astonishing to think that Kia has only been selling cars in the UK since 1991. Emerging as an affordable, dependable brand with a wide range of cars (all boasting a generous seven-year warranty), Kia has taken the automotive industry by storm. Selling just under 1,800 cars in the UK …

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