KIA Venga (2010 - )
Last updated 7 October 2014
Kia Venga facelifted for 2015. Changes to styling include a larger grille and new lights, plus restyled bumpers. This brings it more into line with other Kia models. The cabin has been subtly updated...
For the Venga, Kia opted for the small and tall approach. A design that provides comfortable, easily accessed upright seats, excellent luggage capacity and a flat load floor in a car just 13’ 6” long.
It’s not cheap, with prices starting at £11,495 and rising to £15,395. We can blame Mr Brown’s economic policies and a 30% devaluation of Sterling for that. A cost that importers can no longer absorb.
Kia has sensibly restricted the range of chain cam petrol and diesel engines to just three, and given the 4-speed torque converter automatic version the most powerful. You can go for 60mpg economy and £35/£30 tax with the EcoDynamics diesel from a reasonable £12,795, including stop-start. Opt for a lower purchase price, less mpg, more tax with the 1.4 petrol from £11,495. Or forget ultimate frugality and choose the 1.6 petrol auto that should still give you 40mpg on a run.
the concept of the venga is superbOn 17 October 2014
Seduced by the glass retracting roof, it has become the most disappointing car I have ever owned.On 17 October 2014
Good reliable and roomy carOn 28 August 2014