Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.