First Kia plug-in hybrid

First Kia plug-in hybrid

First Kia plug-in hybrid

FIRST KIA PLUG-IN HYBRID

The first Kia plug-in hybrid has been launched. Kia’s first plug-in hybrid model, the Optima PHEV, is priced at £31,495 after taking into account the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant.

With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima PHEV is able to complete many regular urban commuter runs with no tailpipe emissions, while its CO2 figure of just 37g/km means company car users pay just 7 per cent benefit-in-kind taxation in 2016-17. Continue reading

Kia Sportage Eco new car review

Kia Sportage Eco new car review

Kia Sportage Eco new car review

Kia Sportage Eco new car review

Our Kia Sportage Eco new car review explains why the Sportage is the model which has done most to boost Kia’s brand image, highlighting the company’s ability to create eye-catching cars with wide appeal and backed by an outstanding 7-year warranty.

The SUV class has strong contenders including the Ford Kuga, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai but the new Sportage just cannot be ignored – it offers good driving dynamics, good levels of equipment and more interior space than most rivals.

There are petrol and diesel engines with varying outputs, the option of two or four wheel drive, and manual or auto gearboxes. One of the most popular choices is the 1.7 litre diesel unit, with 114 hp and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Continue reading