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The third-generation Kia Cee'd hatch has been spied during development testing in Germany, ahead of its anticipated reveal sometime later this year...

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds
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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has touched down on local soil, unveiled today at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Kia has been the major sponsor of the Australian Open since 2002, and while the all-new Rio small car is also making its Australian debut at the event, the turbocharged, rear-wheel-drive Stinger is just a shade more exciting...


Holden tells Kia to bring it on
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Holden tells Kia to bring it on

Holden says it wishes Kia best of luck as the Korean brand prepares to lure Commodore SS fans left without a rear-drive GT once local manufacturing ends later this year. As we reported earlier this week from Detroit, Kia’s local chief Damien Meredith believes the gorgeous new rear-wheel drive Stinger GT with its 270kW twin-turbo V6 has what it takes to lure loyal Lion brand buyers...


Kia needs no performance sub-brand, says engineering boss
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Kia needs no performance sub-brand, says engineering boss

Kia has a younger and more flexible brand image than Hyundai and therefore doesn’t need a separate performance division, according to the chief vehicle tester and high-performance head of both companies, Albert Biermann. Ruling out a Hyundai N-style sub-brand for Kia, 30-year BMW veteran Biermann said the ambitious Korean marque “can stretch much more than the Hyundai brand”, seemingly differentiating the latter as a more conservative unit...


Kia development chief plots next-gen Soul GT
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Kia development chief plots next-gen Soul GT

The Kia Soul has ensconced itself within the hearts of senior management as a design icon, and will therefore almost certainly continue into an evolutionary third generation. Moreover, Kia’s head of vehicle testing and high-performance development – ex-BMW M executive Albert Biermann – wants to make a hotted-up one with go-kart handling...


The Kia Stinger might really be a game changer
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The Kia Stinger might really be a game changer

Kia Motors executives at this week's Detroit motor show could barely contain their grins when talking about the glamorous new Stinger GT. The slinky grand tourer that boldly made its world premiere in America's Motor City will go down in the annals as a turning point for the Korean brand...


Kia will lure Commodore SS owners with new Stinger twin-turbo V6
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Kia will lure Commodore SS owners with new Stinger twin-turbo V6

Kia Australia believes the new rear-wheel drive Stinger has what it takes to win over Holden Commodore SS buyers who will find themselves without an Australian-made option from the end of 2017, though there's no V8. Revealed today in Detroit, the Stinger liftback is almost as long as the Commodore or Falcon, and comes available with a 272kW/510Nm 3...


2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback
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2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback

The long-awaited Kia Stinger rear-wheel-drive sports liftback made its world premiere this week at the annual Detroit motor show. Designed and engineered in Germany, the Stinger thoroughly redefines Kia’s brand and will serve as its new passenger flagship. The car also brings to fruition a promise made years away with the original GT concept from the 2011 Frankfurt motor show...


Kia Stinger leaked: Sexy RWD sedan emerges
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Kia Stinger leaked: Sexy RWD sedan emerges

More details on the long-awaited Kia Stinger rear-wheel drive sports sedan leaked online today, five hours ahead of its world premiere in Detroit. Designed and engineered in Germany, the Stinger redefines Kia’s brand and will serve as its new passenger flagship. It partially brings to fruition a promise made years away with the original two-door GT Stinger concept from 2014...


2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix
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2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix

Kia Motors Australia has issued a recall notice on 2008-09 KM Series Kia Sportage, citing an electrical wiring fault. Kia revealed the wiring harness connector pins in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) assembly may corrode due to improper sealing of the HECU’s wiring harness connector...


2017 Kia Picanto revealed: Australian debut set for second quarter
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2017 Kia Picanto revealed: Australian debut set for second quarter

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been revealed online today, after a series of teaser images and revealing spy shots offered a first glimpse of what was to come. Shown here in its sports-styled GT-Line trim, the new 2017 Picanto will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March before heading to Australia before the end of the second quarter...


Kia's big RWD sports sedan revealed further in new teaser clip
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Kia's big RWD sports sedan revealed further in new teaser clip

The fourth and final instalment in the teaser video series heralding next week's unveiling of Kia's long anticipated four-door coupe has been released, offering a close-up view of its finer details. Based on the GT concept revealed all the way back in 2011, the new sports sedan is known to share its platform with Hyundai's Genesis G80...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments
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Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...


2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild
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2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild

Hey there, angry ant. The next-generation Kia Picanto city car has been shot undisguised, as this photo published by our friends at IndianAutosBlog shows. The new picture comes a few days after Kia revealed a handful of official rendered images of the next Picanto (see below), showing a more mature, yet edgy, offering with a much more upmarket cabin...


2017 Kia Picanto spied
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2017 Kia Picanto spied

Images of the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto have surfaced online, including shots of the new micro car's interior. Published on Korean website motorgraph the images show two heavily-disguised prototypes, but they do give an indication of the new Picanto's size and shape - especially when compared to the current-generation...


The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend 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...


2017 Kia Soul review
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2017 Kia Soul review

Cheaper and with a few refinements, the 2017 Kia Soul remains a unique offering...

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2017 Kia Picanto teased ahead of global debut
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2017 Kia Picanto teased ahead of global debut

Despite its face having already been plastered across the internet, a trio of new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto has been released online. As with the larger new Rio that came before it, this sketch hints at hot-hatch looks. But, as always, that will prove to be more the wishful thinking of its designer than any sort of genuine preview...


2018 Kia GT teased again, claimed to be brand's fastest, quickest car ever
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2018 Kia GT teased again, claimed to be brand's fastest, quickest car ever

The Kia GT, the company's new rear-wheel sports sedan, has been teased again ahead of its launch next month. In a new video, shot at Hyundai-Kia's Namyang test track, the company reveals that the new sedan has been engineered to complete the 0-100km/h run in 5.1 seconds...