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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.


Kia to consider launching all-electric Niro?
Posted on 03 November 2016

Kia to consider launching all-electric Niro?

Following on from the recent launch of the Kia Niro hybrid SUV that arrived at Jennings Kia in September 2016, Kia have been rumoured to be looking to launch an all-electric version in the near future.


New Kia Stinger spied undergoing testing
Posted on 03 November 2016

New Kia Stinger spied undergoing testing

Ahead of the expected launch in 2017, the new Kia Stinger has been photographed undergoing road testing. With the obligatory camouflaged exterior and blacked out windows, the concept was first shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.


New Kia Picanto spied undergoing testing
Posted on 20 October 2016

New Kia Picanto spied undergoing testing

Set to be released in 2017, the new Kia Picanto has been photographed undergoing testing ahead of the launch. With the obligatory bodywork disguise covering the exterior to keep the final look under wraps, Kia are keeping the Picanto close to their chests.


Kia Telluride concept images revealed
Posted on 18 October 2016

Kia Telluride concept images revealed

Boasting superb technology and including a tool to help jet lag, the new Kia Telluride concept SUV has been revealed at the Orange County Auto Show in California. Keeping quiet about whether it will enter production, the Kia Telluride offers seating for up to seven.


Optima PHEV set to drive sales at Jennings Kia
Posted on 06 October 2016

Optima PHEV set to drive sales at Jennings Kia

Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, has taken delivery of Kia’s first plug-in Hybrid model – the Optima PHEV. Kia’s mission to lower the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent before the end of the decade has been given a boost with the launch of the company’s first plug-in hybrid model.


New SEAT Ateca named amongst best diesels
Posted on 05 October 2016

New SEAT Ateca named amongst best diesels

Since it recently hitting the UK roads, the SEAT Ateca SUV has been impressing throughout the motor industry. Having already won the Auto Express Best Crossover of 2016, the new Ateca has been named by Auto Express as amongst the best diesel options.


New Kia Carens MPV arrives at Paris Motor Show
Posted on 30 September 2016

New Kia Carens MPV arrives at Paris Motor Show

The upcoming Paris Motor Show will see manufacturers launching their latest models, and as part of this the new Kia Carens will get its first unveiling. With an updated Tiger Grille, extra spec and fresh design, the new Carens will make an impression.


New ‘66’ registration plate change steers sales success at Jennings Kia
Posted on 29 September 2016

New ‘66’ registration plate change steers sales success at Jennings Kia

The second registration plate change of 2016 is being hailed another success for Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.


Kia Soul 201bhp edition set to be revealed
Posted on 26 September 2016

Kia Soul 201bhp edition set to be revealed

As part of the updates that Kia are set to announce at the Paris Motorshow, a Kia Soul that will produce 201bhp from a 1.6l engine will be revealed. Set to arrive to Kia main dealers later in 2016, the Soul will have a top speed of 122mph.


New Kia Rio revealed at Paris Motor Show
Posted on 26 September 2016

New Kia Rio revealed at Paris Motor Show

The fourth generation of the award winning Kia Rio has been revealed ahead of the Paris Motor Show. Set to hit Jennings Kia dealerships in February 2017, the Kia Rio will see improvements in both build quality and handling.


Jennings Motor Group supports Tyre Safety Month
Posted on 23 September 2016

Jennings Motor Group supports Tyre Safety Month

As part of October’s nationwide tyre safety month, Jennings Motor Group is supporting the TyreSafe’s campaign to improve awareness into tyre condition. A recent survey of tread depth found a staggering 1 in 4 tyres are illegal and potentially dangerous.


Kia Sportage named best used car
Posted on 21 September 2016

Kia Sportage named best used car

Leading motor publication Auto Express has name the Kia Sportage as the overall best used car to buy in its recent used car awards. Taking the top prize Auto express commented on the low running cost, spacious cabin and stylish looks.


Kia smaller SUV spied undergoing testing
Posted on 19 September 2016

Kia smaller SUV spied undergoing testing

Following on from the successful launch of the new Kia Niro SUV, the latest Kia concept has been spied undergoing testing. With the industry standard camouflage covering the car, not much of the SUV shape can be made out as it was driven on the roads of America.


New Kia Optima road test review
Posted on 16 September 2016

New Kia Optima road test review

Recently arriving at Jennings Kia, the all new Kia Optima SW has recently undergone testing by industry leading publication Auto Express. Joining the competitive larger estate car market, the Kia Optima SW is taking on long standing options including the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia estates.