Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
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.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Interior finish apart, the CX-3 is a winner. Straight to the top of the class.
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
A great examplar for keeping a car's mechanicals simple. The MX-5 provides fun at entirely legal speeds
Forget the Magentis, this is a big Kia that's actually appealing. But so too is the cheaper Hyundai i40...
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.