2013 South Africa Car of The Year Award – COTY 2013

This year the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists did things differently. Although the awards are still scored on the European scoring system, an equaliser (in the form of a formula) was introduced to place all finalists on a level playing field. This was done due to a number of manufacturers failing to comply with the COTY rules of supplying the vehicles in standard specification for evaluation. Several manufacturers supplied their vehicles with an unreasonable amounts of optional equipment which in some cases included optional extras that improved the vehicle’s handling and ride quality.

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2012 Kia Rio keeps on surprising with MP3 storage

It is a well known fact that Korean cars come packed with standard features, something the Europeans have yet to learn. The 2012 Kia Rio is no exception. With a feature list as long as my arm, but which doesn’t cost you an arm or a leg, Kia even lets some of these features go unmentioned.

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2012 Kia K9 Sedan with spy videos – German Blood

2012 Kia K9 Front

2012 Kia K9 Rear

There is a buzz on the internet about the new Kia K9 Sedan, earmarked for launch within the first half of 2012.

Not much detail about this car is known at this time, but it’s been spotted driving around South Korea and certainly drew a lot of attention. You will be forgiven for having to look twice when swearing at the BMW speeding past, uhummmm, sorry Kia. This car has certainly been designed with some very strong German bloodlines in mind. The exterior design of the Kia K9 seems to have been primarily influenced by the BMW 5 Series and, dare I say, they made it look better?

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