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UK Car Scrappage Scheme Extended with a £100m boost

In an announcement made by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, an additional £100m has been added to the UK car scrappage scheme following pressure from the motor industry to extend it.

Kia’s “EcoDynamics” eco-friendly car brand

The Frankfurt Show in September will see the world premiere of Kia’s new ‘EcoDynamics’ sub-brand – the name given to its eco-friendly cars within each Kia model range. The ‘EcoDynamics’ zone at Frankfurt will display three new models – the Forte LPI Hybrid, cee’d Hybrid and all-new Sorento Hybrid.

Trio of cars for Kia at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), running between 15 – 27 September 2009, will host a trio of updates to Kia’s line up of cars including updates to the c’eed, Sorento and the all new Venga

Korean manufacturers and small car makes win from UK scrappage scheme

Korean car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have experienced the biggest increases as a result of scrappage sales. Orders for Hyundai cars are well over 17,000 while Kia has sold over 16,000.

Kia gives teaser of ceed update for 2010

Korean car manufacturer has updated its ceed model with designs by former Audi car designer, Peter Schreyer. In the recent revision, scheduled to make its first appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the car has received a subtle change to its front end

Kia is named Car Franchise of the Year by Motor Trader

Motor Trader, a leading car industry magazine has given its coveted Car Franchise of the Year award to Kia Motors during their 19th annual award ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Five UK Mid-Sized MPVs Compared

Whether you need to play taxi to ferry the family around or simply to drive from A to B, a mid-sized MPV can be the ideal compromise between a family hatchback or saloon or going for a full blown MPV or people carrier. The saloon or hatchback may have made the grade when you started [...]

Hyundai wins on UK scrappage sales

The £2,000 Government sponsored incentive scheme to trade in old polluting cars over ten years old against newer models has resulted in over 8,200 new orders for South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Company. The biggest seller for Hyundai was the i10, an entry level model, which with the £2,000 discount applied is available for less than [...]

Kia Soul cross-platform marketing campaigns

Korean car maker Kia has been hitting the marketing trail hard with a number of campaigns to promote their “Soul” model. These have included sponsorship of the US crime drama series CSI on Channel 5, “Soul Train” music concerts at shopping centres across the UK and an online viral video campaign using Soul’s performing stunts.

Scrappage scheme kicks off with 35,000 sales

Despite much scepticism from many parties, the government scrappage scheme to boost car sales in the UK with a £2,000 incentive has resulted in 35,000 new car sales within the first two weeks.