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2015 Kia Venga - prices, engines, specs

The face-lifted Kia Venga is now on sale in the UK.

Words ByMatthew Burrow

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The face-lifted Kia Venga is now on sale in the UK, with a starting price of Β£11,995.

What is it?

Kia's mini-MPV has a spacious cabin, a boot that expands from 440 litres to 1253 litres and is now available with improved specification.

The face-lifted Venga was shown at the 2014 Paris motor show and is now available to buy in the UK.

What engines can I choose from?

There are four engines to choose from - two petrol and two diesel - all of which are carried over from the outgoing car.

Petrol buyers can choose from either an 89bhp 1.4-litre or a 123bhp 1.6-litre unit, while diesel buyers can get an 89bhp 1.4 CRDi or a 114bhp 1.6 CRDi.

Fuel economy ranges from 43.5mpg in the 1.4-litre petrol with the optional automatic gearbox to 64.2mpg in the 1.6-litre diesel engine. Fuel emissions in the diesel cars are 119g/km of CO2 for the 1.4-litre and 117g/km for the 1.6-litre, while the petrol cars emit between 130g/km and 154g/km of CO2.

How much equipment does the Venga come with?

All face-lifted Vengas come with a height-adjustable driver's seat, an adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows, remote central locking, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and electric door mirrors.

Venga 2 models get alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, rear electric windows and rear parking sensors.

Trim level 3 adds climate control, heated front seats, cruise control and a 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system with sat-nav and a reversing camera.

The face-lifted Venga also gets a new top-of-the-range 4 trim that comes with a heated steering wheel and keyless start/stop.

How much will the Venga cost?

The entry-level, face-lifted Venga starts at Β£11,995.

Can I get a discount?

Discounts might not be available immediately, but expect that to change after a couple of months. The outgoing car was available with discounts of more than 15% so it's worth shopping around to find the best deal.

How good are the Venga's rivals?

The Nissan Note and Citroen C3 Picasso are both better to drive but neither can match the Venga on price.

Anything else I should know?

The face-lifted Kia Venga comes with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty.