The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
Forget the Magentis, this is a big Kia that's actually appealing. But so too is the cheaper Hyundai i40...
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
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.
Not at all charismatic, but if you want low running costs it has logic.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.