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Whether you're looking for a first car, or just something to take down to the station every day, or maybe even a last car, there are some fairly fantastic brand-new vehicles out there for as little as $15,000...

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Kia Sorento Si Limited joins Australian range
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Kia Sorento Si Limited joins Australian range

The 2017 Kia Sorento range has been bolstered this week with the addition of a new Si Limited variant, which adds around $3000 of extra value for no price increase over the entry-level model on which it's based. Available in both petrol and diesel guises, the Sorento Si Limited follows in similar fashion to the recently announced value-focused Cerato Sport and Sportage Si Premium models...


Kia targeting fleet customers with Stinger
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Kia targeting fleet customers with Stinger

Kia Australia is using the Stinger to reel in fleet customers, displaying a pre-production Stinger GT at a recent Melbourne fleet manager's conference. When local Commodore and Camry production wraps up later this year, companies previously tied to Australian large cars will have the ability to look elsewhere...


2018 Kia Stinger GT's exhaust note sampled in onlooker video
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2018 Kia Stinger GT's exhaust note sampled in onlooker video

A new video published online reveals the subtle standard exhaust note of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT, also revealing why the local arm is working to get a sportier sound from the twin-turbo V6 flagship...


Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE
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Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE

The Hyundai Motor Group, representing the Hyundai and Kia brands, is understood to have rejected the findings of a hearing into the need for a recall of some 200,000 vehicles. In most cases, a recall will be carried out voluntarily, and often proactively, to avoid damaging customer relations and poor publicity for the brand...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 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...


2017 Kia Picanto S review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Kia Picanto S review

The "all-new" third-generation Kia Picanto has landed in Australia... with the old generation powertrain. Do new styling, promises of improved refinement and added equipment conspire towards a big step forward? Or is this new Picanto S merely more of the same?

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$14,190 - $15,690

2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs
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2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in conjunction with the micro hatch's local launch. As predicted in our report on the revamped Picanto's international debut at the time of the Geneva motor show, only one variant is initially being offered Down Under. It's not the sweet one, either...


The Shortlist: medium car around $30,000 with space for growing tweens

The Shortlist: medium car around $30,000 with space for growing tweens

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...


Kia Stinger: Australian arm "determined" to get the sound right
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Kia Stinger: Australian arm "determined" to get the sound right

On track for a late 2017 Australian launch, Kia Australia says local tuning and development of the much-anticipated Kia Stinger is progressing well, with the next major challenge being to ensure the rear-wheel-drive, four-door sports sedan sounds as good as it can...


2017 Kia Rio SLi review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Kia Rio SLi review

Kia's flagship small car is approaching premium territory, at least in terms of price. Can it play with the big boys at the higher end of the light car segment?

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$16,990 - $22,990

Kia Cerato Koup reportedly dead, poor sales to blame
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Kia Cerato Koup reportedly dead, poor sales to blame

Although sales of the Kia Cerato Koup may never have numbered particularly high, reported confirmation of the model's global discontinuation is still sad news for fans of the sporty-at-heart South Korean two-door. According to a report from CarsDirect, a Kia spokesperson has confirmed the Kia Cerato Koup - known as the Kia Forte Koup in the US - has been dropped from the global line-up...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

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...


Kia surprised by scale of growth in Australia
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Kia surprised by scale of growth in Australia

Kia Australia’s massive sales growth over the past few years, which has seen it become our market’s ninth-selling brand overall, has taken even company management by surprise. The Korean brand was up 35 per cent to 12,873 units over the first quarter of 2017, pushing it past Subaru and into ninth spot...


2017 Kia Rio Si review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Kia Rio Si review

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio Si picks up where its predecessor left off, but a dated powertrain and transmission combo spoil what is otherwise a very solid package.

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$16,990 - $22,990

Kia Australia has long wait for a ute
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Kia Australia has long wait for a ute

Kia Australia continues — alongside other markets — to lobby its Korean parent hard to produce a full range of vans and utes, to take its sales to another level. However, you’re not going to see anything from the fast-growing brand on that front, this side of 2020. For now, the little trucks it makes for Korea aren’t suitable for Australian regulations and tastes...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 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, this week Matt Campbell presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


No Kia small SUV until 2019
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No Kia small SUV until 2019

Kia Australia likely won’t have a proper Mazda CX-3 rival in the hot small crossover segment until 2019, the company says. A small SUV to sit below the Sportage is a massive hole in the Korean brand’s line-up, which nevertheless is up 30 per cent (and ahead of Subaru) year-to-date...


Kia Stinger GT to get BMW-style, dynamic suspension tweaks for Australia
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Kia Stinger GT to get BMW-style, dynamic suspension tweaks for Australia

The Kia Stinger GT’s Australian-market suspension tuning will focus on maximising driving character and response, with product from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Lexus cited as key benchmarks, as much as the beloved Commodore SS...


2017 Kia Cerato Sport, Sportage Si Premium on sale
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2017 Kia Cerato Sport, Sportage Si Premium on sale

New Kia Cerato Sport and Kia Sportage Si Premium models have joined the company's Australian line-up this week, adding a handful of equipment upgrades. In the case of the Cerato, the new $22,450 (drive-away) Sport grade replaces the S Premium model, slotting in between the S automatic AV pack and the Si automatic...