Let our handy guide inform you about everything from Korean carmaker Kia.
Kia is a Korean car manufacturer that offers a wide range of vehicles at attractive prices, and prides itself on an exceptional seven-year warranty. While a relative newcomer to UK shores compared with some more, well-established brands, it has successfully shaken off early concerns about design and quality and now produces well-made, generously-equipped and very reliable machines to suit all sorts of needs.
High Beam Assist: A system that automatically switches between dipped and main beam on the headlights. A sensor on the rear view mirror can spot oncoming headlights, and will dip the lights accordingly.
Kia Connected Services: A system that connects your infotainment system and sat-nav to the internet, using your smartphone’s wifi hotspot. Using this, you can access traffic information, weather updates and points of interest.
Lane Departure Warning System: a camera mounted in the windscreen scans the lane markings on the road, and will alert you if you inadvertently drift out of your lane without indicating.
Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop Button: Fed up of clicking the key fob every time you want to open the car, and of putting the key into the ignition? A smart key sits in your pocket or bag, and the car will detect when it’s nearby. It’ll then let you just open the door, and start and stop the car with the press of a button. Much easier.
Smart Park Assist System (SPAS): A system that lets the car parallel or bay park itself, using a system of cameras and sensors. Simply press a button, drive next to a space, and the car will steer itself in.
Speed Limited Information Function (SLIF): A camera in the windscreen reads speed limit signs and displays them next to the speedometer, to help you stop speeding inadvertently.