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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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Hyundai showcases first autonomous hydrogen cars

NEXO Autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Showcase

South Korean car giant Hyundai has successfully tested what it claims are the world’s first self-driving hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. A fleet of next generation Hyundai FCEVs completed a self-driven, high-speed, 118-mile test drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang. Until now, autonomous driving has only been demonstrated on selected sections …

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SsangYong Rexton SUVs tackle epic challenge

SsangYong Rexton in the Trans Eurasia test drive

The first new SsangYong Rextons have arrived in the UK after a marathon 13,000km ‘test drive’ from South Korea. They completed their 50-day trek from the SsangYong factory in Pyeongtaek via Beijing and the Silk Road. Designed to test the vehicles in extreme conditions, the Rexton Trans Eurasia Trail travelled …

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Kia Niro review

Kia Niro hybrid crossover

This year Kia is celebrating 25 years in the UK – a period that has seen a meteoric rise for the South Korean car maker. Kia’s constantly evolving range has gained a reputation for its stylish, well-made range of cars offering great value for money, and – of course – …

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Export milestone for Kia

Kia cars ready for export

Kia has exported its 15 millionth car from South Korea – 40 years after the first shipment of Brisa pick-up trucks. Or put another way, 15m Kia Optima cars, each measuring 4,845 mm in overall length, would circumvent the earth (40,000 km) 1.8 times when lined up bumper to bumper. During …

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Hyundai Genesis review

Hyundai Genesis

Eyebrows were raised when Hyundai announced it was launching the Hyundai Genesis in the UK. Not just because the car is more of a statement than a serious contender in the executive sector, but the price tag – a cool £48,005. Already on sale in America, the Genesis is being …

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