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Kia To Spice Up Budget Rio...

12 Jan, 2005

It was carnival time for Kia at the Detroit Motor Show this week - as the firm unveiled its new Rio. Seen here in saloon form, the small family car follows on from the Sports Concept which was shown at the Paris event last September.

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Mesa 4x4 Aims High

12 Jan, 2005

If there was any doubt of Kia's upmarket ambitions, here's concrete proof - the firm also revealed plans for a Range Rover rival.

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Forecourt Flaw Of New Card System

12 Jan, 2005

New 'chip and pin' card security systems designed to cut fraud could leave some motorists unable to pay for fuel.

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Hot XC90 Gets Yellow Fever

12 Jan, 2005

Here are some tuned cars that have muscled their way into the mainstream.

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Bentley Leads LA Stars

12 Jan, 2005

The return of the 'Flying B' was one of the highlights of the Los Angeles Motor Show, as Bentley debuted its new Drophead Coupé.

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Mondeo's American Twin Backs Into View

12 Jan, 2005

To prove that Ford still makes some sensible cars, bosses also unveiled the Fusion saloon at the US exhibition. First spied by Auto Express in issue 837, the new four-door model is set to share its underpinnings with the next-generation Mondeo.

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Kwik Re-fit For Service Centres

12 Jan, 2005

This is how all Kwik Fit's service centres will look if a trial refurbishment programme gets the go-ahead. Twenty outlets are piloting the redesign, with more comfortable reception areas as well as revised signs and colours.

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Mazda Fire Plant Is Back On Track

12 Jan, 2005

Production has restarted at Mazda's RX-8 factory in Japan after a serious fire in December.

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Teenage Drivers Face Big Brother

12 Jan, 2005

Mums and dads worried about their teenagers borrowing the family car could rest easier with a new dash spy. It sends them a phone message when it detects bad driving.