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Kia wins Car of the Year award

Congratulations to Kia for being the first Korean manufacturer to win Car of the Year award from the UK’s What Car? magazine. According to the magazine, “the e-Niro beats its rivals via knockout rather than on points, because it’s the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives.” The company’s press … [Read More]

Formula 1 Fan Forum with Mark Blundell

To mark the second Korean Grand Prix coming up in October, the KCC will be holding a Formula 1 event on 5 September. This is the first Global Korea event related to sports, and should draw in a diverse audience. F1 Fan Forum Hosted by Former F1 Driver and Le Mans 24hrs Winner Mark Blundell … [Read More]

Hyundai Pony named design icon

Hyundai Pony voted the most iconic industrial design in Korea over last 50 years by Design magazine # Designed by the famous Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1975, the Pony was praised for its sleek and modern design and is thought to have elevated the level of design of Korean industrial products to … [Read More]

Kia Cee’d gets the thumbs up

The consensus among the motoring journalists is that Jeremy Clarkson might have to start revising his views on Korean cars. Korean cars in the UK have the reputation of competing on price rather than quality. But all this seems to be changing with the Kia Cee’d. From the FT this weekend: This is the first … [Read More]

Kia Cerato LX CRDi

Well, it’s not going to win any design awards, but it’s a perfectly OK car. It’s got one of those strange flaps on the boot, and a skirt below the radiator at the front. I think they’re meant to make the car go faster, but if you exit the petrol station too enthusiastically there’s a … [Read More]

Motoring supplement

Ever on the look-out for yet more subjects on which I am totally unqualified to speak, this time I’m trying my hand as motoring correspondent. I don’t have a car (I don’t need one in London), and on the rare occasions when I need a set of wheels I use the local rental shop, which … [Read More]