Posted on 01. May, 2012 by admin in Uncategorized
Blur bassist Alex James explores some of the Cotswold’s hidden depths. To celebrate the Kia Sportage and the new Kia Optima, celebrities including Alex James and Tony Hawks explode cliches about britain. Each week there is a trip away to be won, including cycling in the Cotswolds and a trip to Hadrian’s wall.
The Kia Sportage builds dramatically on the success of its predecessor. It has a raft of integral safety features, a sleek, aerodynamic body, fantastic specification, a superior quality cabin – and most significant of all – an industry-leading 7 year warranty.The Sportage is living proof that first impressions last. This breath-taking urban-friendly and sleek Crossover is exhilarating. Ecologically aware, the Sportage delivers the style and performance to match our modern, hectic lifestyles.
A range of highly efficient engines are available including an all-new 1.7 CRDi diesel engine. With 2WD as standard, an intelligent Stop & Go system and a 6 speed manual transmission, this engine delivers up to 54.3 MPG on the Combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 135g/Km.
The Cotswolds will receive an extra million visitors this summer, thanks to the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The area has everything overseas visitors expect from England: rolling hillsides dotted with sheep; quaint villages of honey-coloured stone; stone circles; a Tudor queen buried in a Gothic castle; cathedrals; ducks; and fudge. That’s the stereotype, but some of my favourite places in the area are the airfields. It’s surprising how many still exist. A relic of the Second World War, some are still military bases; some have been grubbed up and turned into housing estates; but a good many are, in an understated way, open for business.
All Sportage models have the traits of a car designed for drivers who enjoy spending time at the wheel. On top of Kia’s pioneering seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty every Sportage has air-conditioning and electric windows all round, cruise control, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition.