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2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Q4 Australian launch - UPDATE

The subtly facelifted 2018 Kia Sorento has surfaced this week in its home market of South Korea, serving as the mid-life refresh of the company's large SUV. Compared to the version currently on sale, the Sorento has been nipped and tucked inside and out, though some may struggle to identify the changes...

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Five-year warranties should be standard
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Five-year warranties should be standard

It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties . There is simply no good reason a Kia Sportage should have a seven-year warranty while a Toyota RAV4 is offered with only three. Is Toyota suggesting its product is not as good as a Kia? Is that the reality, in 2017? No, Toyota has it easy, knowing it can sell the RAV4 in high numbers through its reputation for quality, durability and reliability...


2018 Kia Cee'd spied
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2018 Kia Cee'd spied

The next-generation Kia Cee'd has been spied going through its paces in southern Europe. The underpinnings, and many of its petrol and diesel drivetrain options, for the new Cee'd will be shared with the latest Hyundai i30. Externally, the third-generation Cee'd will once again feature the company's signature tiger nose grille...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

See the full article here. While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.
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Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2017 Kia Picanto S manual review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Kia Picanto S manual review

We've driven the revised Kia Picanto at launch and we've tested the automatic version since then. Now we spend time with our pick of the range, the five-speed manual.


Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards
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Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards

The Kia Telluride concept, first revealed at last year's Detroit motor show, and the BMW 5 Series, have received bronze medals in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Achieving the award in the 'Transportation' category, the Telluride jons several previous Kia concepts and production models in winning an IDEA award, including the Soul crossover and GT4 Stinger concept in 2014, along with the Rio light car in 2012...


The Shortlist: Quiet SUV for a couple in their sixties
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The Shortlist: Quiet SUV for a couple in their sixties

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2018 Kia Stinger preview
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2018 Kia Stinger preview

See the full story here. Not since the Toyota 86 has there been a more anticipated car for the Australian market, than the all-new Kia Stinger. The Korean brand is set to deliver a rear-wheel drive, turbocharged, practical family sedan at a time when all others in the segment have waved the white flag - but is it a case of too little too late, or is Kia about to reinvigorate the segment? To find out, we flew all the way to the Green Hell, perhaps the most infamous race track in the world, better known as the Nurburgring...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 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 tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota
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Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey. Last year the company was the first non-premium automotive brand in 27 years to outdo the competition, and once again Kia has beaten premium manufacturers like Porsche, Lexus and Audi, along with mainstream players like Ford, Hyundai and Toyota...


2018 Kia Stonic revealed, not coming to Australia
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2018 Kia Stonic revealed, not coming to Australia

The Kia Stonic crossover has been revealed not long after official photos were leaked online. Designed in Europe, the Stonic is Kia's first competitor in the European B-segment SUV class, which the company says accounts for 1.1 million sales in Europe or around seven per cent of the overall market. This segment, Kia forecasts, will grow to around two million cars by 2020...


2018 Kia Stonic leaked online
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2018 Kia Stonic leaked online

UPDATE: The Stonic has now been officially revealed. Details and images here. The upcoming 2018 Kia Stonic has been leaked online by Spanish media this week, giving us a first look at the company's first compact SUV - though don't expect to see it in Australia anytime soon. Autodato...


Kia Optima, Sorento recalled for engine fix
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Kia Optima, Sorento recalled for engine fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for 4963 examples of its previous-generation 2011-2014 'TF' Optima sedan, and 16 units of its 2013 'XM' Sorento SUV, over concerns the 2.4-litre 'Theta' petrol engine could suddenly stall. The Korean manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault could cause premature bearing wear within the engine...


Kia Stinger to fix exhaust note with bi-modal exhaust system
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Kia Stinger to fix exhaust note with bi-modal exhaust system

The upcoming Kia Stinger will have an aftermarket and specifically Australian-designed exhaust system as an option, in order to meet the local demand for a more muscular sound not available from the factory. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, Albert Biermann, Kia Motors’ head of vehicle testing and high-performance development, admitted the Stinger needs a better exhaust note...


Kia Stinger a strong candidate for NSW and QLD Police force
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Kia Stinger a strong candidate for NSW and QLD Police force

The upcoming rear-wheel-drive turbocharged Kia Stinger liftback sedan is a very strong candidate to replace the Holden Commodore as the car of choice for numerous police forces around the country, with the South Korean company confirming the vehicle is under active assessment...


Kia Stinger AWD and diesel ruled out... for now
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Kia Stinger AWD and diesel ruled out... for now

Kia Australia says that, for the foreseeable future, it will not bring the AWD and diesel versions of its Stinger sports sedan to our market, in order to maintain some simplicity in the line-up. The Kia Stinger, which launches in Australia in September, will have a choice of a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a V6 twin-turbo 3...


Kia Stinger not a ‘cut-price car’, low-$40k to mid-$50k price expected
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Kia Stinger not a ‘cut-price car’, low-$40k to mid-$50k price expected

Kia Australia says its upcoming Stinger liftback sedan will not be a 'discount car', given its popularity and its unique position in the Australian market, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Kia Stinger at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, communications manager Kevin Hepworth noted that while final pricing is yet to be officially confirmed, the Stinger will be positioned between the low 40s for the base spec 2...


2018 Kia Stinger review
Rating: 910 /10
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2018 Kia Stinger review

We finally drive the most anticipated car of 2017, the Kia Stinger, and it doesn't disappoint one bit.

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$45,000 - $55,000