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.
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
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
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.
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.
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.