Having never been a massive fan of the last generation of 'boxy' Fiesta's, I was hugely surprised when Ford unveiled the all new Fiesta, it looked sporty and fun… So when Ford invited me to beautiful Sienna in Italy to test-drive it, I was expecting the Gaydar profile of the motoring world, you know what I mean! The pics and the profile say one thing but in reality 'sporting' actually means 'runs only to answer the door for Pizza's' and 'funky' means 'cuts own hair - badly'. However with the new Fiesta it does what it says on the tin, I was totally blown away by just how good it is!
Kia are pretty pleased with themselves at the moment and they have every right to be smiling from ear to ear, having launched the very popular cee'd hatchback followed by the equally popular cee'd SW (estate) in the past year and I've been waiting for the news to come through announcing a hot hatch version. What I didn't expect was Kia to call me up and take me to Istanbul for 3 days to non-stop test all versions of its all-new 'warm' 3 door hatch.