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Kia ProCeed Hot

Blog February 18, 2019

Life in the car business used to be simple. Once, we had saloons and wagons. Then coupes, hatchbacks and SUVs came on the scene. Now we have infinite variations of everything to spice up the show. And that’s not all bad. One such contender is this promising new Kia... Read more
AutoBest 2018 – the countdown begins…
It’s November and AutoBest, the independent European journalists’ group, has begun the countdown to its annual awards and the “Best Buy Car of Europe in 2019” prize. Six cars are up for contention for AutoBest this year. In one corner, we have the Citroën Berlingo/Peugeot Rifter/Opel-Vauxhall Combo MPVs (counting as... Read more
SEAT Ateca wins AutoBest 2017
Cars judged, votes counted and now we have this year’s Autobest’s result. The SEAT Ateca, the Spanish maker’s stylish new compact SUV, ran out the convincing winner of “AUTOBEST 2017,” it was announced last week. AutoBest is the Europe-based award that’s geared up to find the ‘Best Buy Car of... Read more
Gearing up for the AutoBest awards
Lights out and away we go. Five cars will soon line up for contention as the AutoBest 2016-17 awards get under way in earnest. AutoBest, as a reminder, is the journalist-based European jury tasked with finding the ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2017.’ That’s to say, the best new... Read more
Driving the new Kia Sportage
Today, a few words on the new Kia Sportage which I had the chance to drive recently on the roads of southern France. The outgoing Sportage, thanks to its outstanding looks, has long stood out as one of the SUV design leaders. In the showroom, it’s also proved an... Read more
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Blog January 10, 2016

It’s January and 2016 has only just kicked off, but already the year ahead seems uncommonly busy and full on.  Yes, in the world of cars, it’s another 12 months of pedal to the metal. Throw major sporting events into the mix as well, the 2016 Rio Olympics, the UEFA... Read more
Meeting the new Kia Optima

Meeting the new Kia Optima

Blog November 20, 2015

To Germany, to meet the new Kia Optima, a well-specced, good-to-drive D-segment rival for the likes of the VW Passat and Ford Mondeo. Now, while there have been three previous generations of Optima (so this is the fourth, although only the second in Europe: are you following me at... Read more