Kia Venga

The Kia Venga is a small MPV similar in size to the Nissan Note and the Citroen C3 Picasso, the Venga pipped both of these to be crowned best Supermini MPV by Auto Express magazine in 2010. The Venga is not laden with gadgets it is simply a good looking machine offering great style and space, excellent head and legroom for driver and passengers alike, rear seats that slide back and forth and fold flat too, hidden storage in the boot with hooks to stop your shopping falling over, up front the fascia is well laid out and the quality of the finish is excellent.

 

The Venga comes in four trim levels, 1, 2  3 and 4. The Venga 1 has air conditioning, electric windows, 15″ steel wheels, trip computer, cd radio with usb connectivity and 6 airbags, trim 2 adds bluetooth connections, leather steering wheel and gearstick, rear electric windows, map lights, 16″ alloy wheels and folding and heated wing mirrors, trim 3 adds Sat nav, electronic climate control, cruise control, heated front seats, reversing sensors, part leather upholstery and cooled glove-box. top trim 4 adds a panoramic sunroof and heated seats and steering wheel.

 

The Venga is available with two petrol and two diesel engines, the only automatic choice is on the 1.6 litre petrol which is a excellent drive. The 1.4 and 1.6 litre diesels offer excellent power and fuel consumption, the larger is only available on Venga 3 and above and is the pick but the 1.4 litre, while a tad noisy, is an excellent drive, 0-62 takes 14 seconds compared to 11.1 seconds and both diesels offer over 62 miles per gallon.

Autumn Best Buy – Kia Venga ‘3’ 1.6 litre diesel Manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£59.41 wpms)

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