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New Kia Stonic testing images leaked
Posted on 20 March 2017

New Kia Stonic testing images leaked

Images of the eagerly awaited Kia Stonic have been leaked after it was spied undergoing testing recently. The images taken within the Arctic Circle include the obligatory camouflage to try and disguise the outer from prying eyes.


Mirrorless cars to be the future for Kia?
Posted on 15 March 2017

Mirrorless cars to be the future for Kia?

With the innovations continuing at a pace within the industry, are mirrorless cars set to appear on the roads in the near future? For the past few years manufacturers have been photographed testing autonomous vehicles and with this in mind concept cars have been appearing without wing mirrors included.


Kia reveals new Plug-In Hybrid models at Geneva Motor Show
Posted on 07 March 2017

Kia reveals new Plug-In Hybrid models at Geneva Motor Show

Continuing Kia’s Plug-In Hybrid revolution two new editions have been revealed as part of Kia displays at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Following on from the recent launch of the Kia Optima Plug-In edition, new Kia Niro and Kia Optima SW Plug-In Hybrids are set to be added to the new car offer.


New Kia Picanto makes world public debut
Posted on 07 March 2017

New Kia Picanto makes world public debut

The eagerly awaited Kia Picanto has had its public launch at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Set to arrive at Jennings Kia later in the year, the new Kia Picanto will incorporate the signature Kia Tiger Nose Grille, muscular front bumper and be available in an impressive 11 different paint options.


New Rio model launches at Jennings Kia
Posted on 01 February 2017

New Rio model launches at Jennings Kia

There’s a new car on the block and it’s been delivered to Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group. The fourth-generation Kia Rio, previewed at the Paris Motor Show last autumn, is on display and available to test drive at Jennings Kia’s Stockton and Washington branches.


New Kia Rio set to arrive at Jennings Kia
Posted on 19 January 2017

New Kia Rio set to arrive at Jennings Kia

The all-new Kia Rio is arriving at Jennings Kia from Wednesday 1 February 2017. Set to incorporate the signature Tiger nose grille, the all-new Kia Rio will start at £11,995. With a new bold design that incorporates freshly designed headlights that include new U-shaped LED daytime running lights.


Kia Stinger specifications released
Posted on 19 January 2017

Kia Stinger specifications released

Ahead of the upcoming launch of the Kia Stinger in the UK, Kia has revealed the specifications that can be expected. Expected to join the Kia new car range in the third quarter of 2017, the Stinger will be the first rear wheel drive.


Kia set for ‘Stonic’ SUV?
Posted on 19 January 2017

Kia set for ‘Stonic’ SUV?

With the market share growing for the small SUV, Kia could be set to join in with a variation of their own to rival the Nissan Juke and Ford EcoSport. According to reports Kia has trademarked the name ‘Stonic’ which could be possibly used.


Kia SUV event continues at Jennings Kia
Posted on 16 January 2017

Kia SUV event continues at Jennings Kia

Jennings Kia is continuing to host special SUV events at its dealerships in Stockton and Washington. Celebrating the award-winning SUV range including the all-new Kia Niro and Kia Sorento, customer savings can be found against RRPs.


New Kia Picanto 2017 images revealed
Posted on 09 January 2017

New Kia Picanto 2017 images revealed

Ahead of the official launch of the new Kia Picanto 2017 MK3 at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia has released images of what can be expected. Set to hit the UK roads in later in the year, Kia has used the sporty Picanto GT-Line to get the set the ball rolling.


Kia Stinger GT finally revealed
Posted on 09 January 2017

Kia Stinger GT finally revealed

After teasing its mystery new car in a series of cryptic videos over the previous few months, Kia has finally revealed the look and details of the Stinger GT. Taking inspiration from the Kia GT concept that was first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2010, the 365bhp four-door grand tourer is set to arrive in the UK from September 2017.


Jennings Kia to host SUV event
Posted on 01 January 2017

Jennings Kia to host SUV event

To celebrate the award-winning range of SUV vehicles in Kia’s new car range, Jennings Kia is hosting a special SUV event between Wednesday 4 January and Saturday 7 January 2017. Throughout the event savings of up to £3,000 against RRP will be available on the latest Kia SUV models.


Kia Niro undergoes road test
Posted on 14 December 2016

Kia Niro undergoes road test

Since its launch earlier in 2016 the new Kia Niro has been gaining plaudits from the motor industry and customers alike. Incorporating the latest hybrid technology, the petrol-electric model has seen Kia enter the ever growing Hybrid sector of the new car market.


Charity’s fundraising drive leads to a new motor for lucky Kath
Posted on 13 December 2016

Charity’s fundraising drive leads to a new motor for lucky Kath

Christmas came early for a lucky woman from Middlesbrough when she scooped a brand new motor in a promotion organised by The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and Jennings Kia, part of the Jennings Motor Group. They say things come in threes and that is exactly what happened to 69-year-old, Kath Mewse, from Eston, when she scooped a keg of beer, £50 cash and a brand new Kia car, all in the space of a few days.


Award winning Ford EcoBoost engine set to get more efficient
Posted on 05 December 2016

Award winning Ford EcoBoost engine set to get more efficient

Recent years has seen the award winning Ford 1.0l EcoBoost increasing in popularity with Ford owners. Available with 100PS, 125PS and 140PS, the 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine has been given the tile of ‘Best engine under 1.0l’ at the International Engine of the Year Awards.


Kia preview ‘Mystery Car’ at Nurburgring
Posted on 01 December 2016

Kia preview ‘Mystery Car’ at Nurburgring

We are all used to seeing manufacturers testing their latest cars around tracks and roads around the world. Covered in the industry standard camouflage to prevent viewers getting a true reflection of the latest model, the ‘spy pictures’ set people’s imaginations running


Kia Picanto Sport v SEAT Mii FR-Line
Posted on 28 November 2016

Kia Picanto Sport v SEAT Mii FR-Line

Sporty versions of the Kia Picanto and SEAT Mii have been added to their respective new car ranges to create a mix of practicality and style. Jennings Motor Group takes a look at the newly released editions.


New Kia Optima SW GT Review
Posted on 16 November 2016

New Kia Optima SW GT Review

The recently introduced Kia Optima SW sees Kia move into the larger SW market to take on existing market leaders including Ford and Volkswagen. To help with this a Kia Optima SW GT edition has been launched that blends practicality with performance.


Kia Facts You Might Not Know
Posted on 07 November 2016

Kia Facts You Might Not Know

Kia has been enjoy great success in the UK, thanks in part to the new Kia Sportage, but what do we actually know about the Kia manufacturer? Jennings Motor Group takes a look at facts about the leading car manufacturer.


Kia Ski Gondola revealed at Motor Show
Posted on 04 November 2016

Kia Ski Gondola revealed at Motor Show

Continuing Kia’s programme of introducing concept models at the world’s leading motor shows, they have gone one step further with the impressive Kia Sorento Ski Gondola. Designed to transport skies efficiently up and down the slopes combining all-terrain capabilities and autonomous technologies, the ingenious triangular wheels make light work of snowy conditions.