Kia

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 […]

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K-Drama week: Yang Yun-ho, IRIS, and the current state of Korean drama

by Philip Gowman 6 October 2014
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The KCCUK’s K-Drama week included the opportunity to meet the director of one of Korea’s most successful TV dramas of recent years, IRIS, which has been screened in 26 countries and brings film-like tension to the small screen. Director Yang Yun-ho gave a talk on the current state of Hallyu at SOAS, and participated in […]

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KIA Motors and the Australian Open

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2012
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KIA Motors, having sponsored the Australian Open since 2002, is getting some great worldwide TV coverage http://t.co/FUSNvaUK Keywords: Companies: Kia

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A look back at 2011 – part 3

by Philip Gowman 31 December 2011
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In the final part of our look back at 2011, we summarise some of the news stories which caught our eye. China This year the region’s biggest economy continued flexing its muscles: it conducted the first test flight of its new stealth fighter, announced that it had deployed stealth missile speedboats in the East China […]

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A last look back at 2010

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

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Is the Kia Rio is safer than houses?

by Philip Gowman 1 August 2010
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Is the Kia Rio is safer than houses? A motorist smashes through a wall and into a house in Cleveland, UK. http://bit.ly/cti3eV #. The unnamed driver was taken to hospital but suffered only bruising, said police. Keywords: Companies: Kia

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Kia Cee’d is Top Gear’s Sensible Car

by Philip Gowman 3 July 2010
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"The Kia Cee’d is a car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception". Review on Top Gear, where it gets a creditable 11/20. It’s also the “sensible” car driven by celebs in the new TV series. http://bit.ly/9Qmh4s # Keywords: Companies: Kia

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KIA gets plenty of quality airtime in Australian Open

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2010
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I wonder how much KIA had to pay for all those advertising billboards at the Australian Open men's final? Whatever, they’re getting plenty of quality airtime. # Keywords: Companies: Hyundai | Kia

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