Believe it or not, there are people out there who still won’t consider a Kia or Hyundai branded vehicle, despite the fact that half their street probably drives one of these cars.
That’s too bad for them, as these two Korean sibling brands offer superb value for money, and give little if anything away to their Japanese competitors, when it comes to quality and reliability.
They’re innovative too, take the Kia Rondo7 I’ve been driving for the past three months. Seven comfortable seats in a compact package that drives like car and leaves you wanting for nothing, except a little more torque and some darker window tint.
Moreover, there is nothing that comes remotely close to the Rondo7, when you consider its all round flexibility, features and price.
MPV stands for “multi-purpose vehicle” and Kia Motors are about to release a minivan concept at the Geneva International Motor Show in March that is set to blow the doors off its competition.
Kia are calling it a “Million Possibilities Vehicle” with styling cues from the Kia Koup and Kia Soul concepts.
Think Citroen C4 Picasso size, and the show car has a glass roof and is said to provide class-leading interior space.
This is the only photo Kia has released, and from where I sit, they best go directly into production or supply may not keep up with demand.