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Price hike for Kia

01 December 2005

Kia has increased prices across all of its ranges by an average of 4%.

The rises are worth between £200 on a Picanto supermini and £1170 on a Sorento 4x4.

Managing director Paul Williams said: 'This price increase reflects the greater refinement of our cars. We are confident that even with this small increase in price, we are continuing to offer our customers exceptional vehicles at a competitive price.'

The discounts available to buyers who haggle are unlikely to change significantly, if at all, from current Target Price savings.

These show that buyers can expect to chop at least 4.5% off a Picanto, 4% off the Rio (or at least 6.5% off remaining stocks of the old 1.3-litre car), 7% on the Cerato and 6% off the Magentis.

The Carens five-seater MPV is available at 7.5% less than list price, while determined shoppers shouldn't accept anything less than 4.5% off a Sedona. The Sportage 4x4 can be bought for 4% under the official asking price, and on its bigger brother, the Sorento, you can gain a 6.5% saving on manual versions and 3.5% on automatics.

• Kia replaces many of its cars in 2006. All-new versions of the Magentis, Sedona and Carens are all due next year.

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