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Kia E: Badge trademark filing points to potential EV sub-brand

A patent filing by Kia for a new E-based badge possibly points the way to a new sub-brand for the company's future electric vehicles. AutoGuide has discovered a filing by Kia at the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a new badge and logo based around the letter E...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Kia 'Stonic' spied again
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2018 Kia 'Stonic' spied again

A new city-friendly crossover, rumoured to be branded as the Kia Stonic, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. The new model will sit below the Sportage in Kia's SUV range, and will share its underpinnings with Hyundai's new global sub-Tucson crossover, which was last spied in January...


2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney
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2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney

One of Australia's most anticipated new cars, the 2017 Kia Stinger, has been spied in Glebe by CarAdvice reader Neil. The incoming new Kia Stinger looks to be hot property, with CarAdvice receiving several emails a week with sightings of the two development vehicles currently stationed in Australia...


2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience

Missed out on going to this year's 2017 Geneva motor show? Join Dave as he takes you to each corner of all seven halls of one of the world's best automotive exhibitions. In this epic from-the-show-floor film, you’ll see everything from the show-stopping Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and McLaren 720S, to race cars and concept cars that will leave you breathless...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati
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Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...


Kia has no plans to take on Hyundai N and Genesis sub-brands, chief designer says
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Kia has no plans to take on Hyundai N and Genesis sub-brands, chief designer says

Speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia chief designer Gregory Guillaume said Hyundai’s N Performance and Genesis sub-brands might make sense for Hyundai, but neither is a path Kia has plans to follow. “When we work on and develop our cars, we don’t really think about Hyundai, to be honest,” Guillaume said...


2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon, Niro plug-in hybrids unveiled at Geneva
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2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon, Niro plug-in hybrids unveiled at Geneva

Following in the footsteps of the Kia Optima plug-in hybrid sedan revealed in early 2016, Kia has taken the covers off two new plug-in hybrid production models at the 2017 Geneva motor show, with the dual-powered Optima Sportswagon and Niro set to bring greater efficiency and practicality to the PHEV fraternity...


Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division
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Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division

The much-anticipated Kia Stinger is due to arrive in local showrooms later this year, but Kia Australia says the model's success is far from guaranteed. Speaking with Australian media ahead of the kick-off for this week’s 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, said care needs to be taken to ensure the sports-slanted ‘saloon liftback’ succeeds on the Australian market...


2018 Kia Stinger spied in Sydney
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2018 Kia Stinger spied in Sydney

The 2018 Kia Stinger has been spied undisguised in Sydney this week, giving us a closer look at the upcoming Korean liftback. Compared to the vehicles shown at the Detroit motor show and more recently at the Australian Open tennis tournament, which were all top-spec GT models, this red Stinger appears to be a lower-spec variant - likely the four-cylinder entry-level model - and is also right-hand drive...


The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car is best for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report
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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report

The Kia Niro hybrid SUV sold in the US and Europe is set to get an all-electric variant next year, according to a new report. An article by Dutch publication AutoRai, translated by Carscoops quotes the company's European CEO, Michael Cole, saying the Niro EV will use the running gear of the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq...


2017 Kia Rondo S review
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2017 Kia Rondo S review

The Kia Rondo has lost its diesel engine, but it's also cheaper than ever before.

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2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed
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2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been detailed for the European market ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Arriving in showrooms around Europe from the second quarter this year, the new Picanto is a huge step forward for the Korean brand's teeniest family member, with a focus on quality, technology and versatility...


Kia outsells Subaru and Volkswagen
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Kia outsells Subaru and Volkswagen

Kia Motors Australia was the fastest-growing mainstream brand in the local new car market last year, and this momentum has carried over into 2017. The Korean brand grew 28.9 per cent in January to 4015 units, catapulting it ahead of Subaru (4009, up a strong 18 per cent in its own right), Volkswagen (3995, down 8 per cent as the Golf enters runout) and Honda (3470, up 20 per cent)...


Kia's overdue small SUV spied
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Kia's overdue small SUV spied

Kia’s desperately needed small crossover SUV to rival cars such as Mazda CX-3 appears to be coming together, as these reputed development-car spy images show. Our photographer friends have caught this camouflaged prototype model doing cold weather testing on a frozen lake in Sweden. Suggestions out of Europe are that this car might be called the Kia Stonic...


2018 Kia Stinger GT unveiled at 2017 Australian Open
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2018 Kia Stinger GT unveiled at 2017 Australian Open

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has arrived in Melbourne to be displayed at the Australian Open Tennis tournament. Unveiled by tennis grand-slam champion Rafeal Nadal, the Stinger GT is on display for the duration of the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne, which concludes on January 29 2017...


2017 Kia Rio review
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2017 Kia Rio review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Kia Rio is a far more accomplished city car than its predecessor, but, compared to Japanese rivals, Kia’s drivetrain choice puts it on the back foot.    ...