The Venga MPV is the latest model to be used in the package designed for professional driving instructors, joining the Picanto, Rio, C’eed, Pro_C’eed and Soul in the range.
Kia will offer the five-door Venga to driving instructors an instruction vehicle. The supermini-sized MPV is cheaper than standard Venga models by £750 as part of the Driving School Programme discount.
Kia launched the programme in 2009 in order to offer a full package for professional driving schools. The programme includes a discount of £250 on the Picanto supermini and up to £750 off the price of the other models, including the new Kia Soul urban crossover.
The deal also includes a year’s free insurance, dual controls, metallic paint, discount fuel card, and an optional ‘Plug & Play’ speedometer.
The Kia Venga is offered in 1, 2 and 3 trim levels, and a choice of 1.4 or 1.6-litre petrol engines. A diesel 1.4 CRDi is also offered in all three specifications.
As with all Kia models, the Venga is also available with the industry-leading seven year Kia warranty, and Tony Bedford of AB Driving School in Leeds believes it was this which attracted him to the scheme.
He said: "We moved to Kia in 2009 after experiencing reliability issues with a couple of other brands. Having a vehicle off the road is a serious issue for us and our customers so Kia’s product reliability was particularly appealing.