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Both mod­els get 18-inch al­loys and full-size spares, adding leather, power-ad­justable driver’s seat (with two-po­si­tion mem­ory), cruise con­trol, trip com­puter, dual-zone cli­mate con­trol with rear vents, sixs­peaker In­fin­ity sound, and, in Plat­inum, heated and cooled front seats. War­ranty is five years/un­lim­ited km, re­tained value 45 per cent.

VER­DICT The Al­tima turns heads inV8 Su­per­cars but it’s mid- pack on the road — roomy, com­fort­able and in­of­fen­sive, it will

ap­peal to many. The Kia’s ride qual­ity is not nec­es­sar­ily a flaw, the driv­e­train is en­thu­si­as­tic and its road man­ners

are bet­ter suited to a broader range of sur­faces.

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