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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...

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2017 Kia Rondo S review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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.    ...


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

The fourth-generation Kia Rio presents an excellent value-for-money argument, but it's let down by its drivetrain.


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Hi there, I’m Tegan Lawson and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. The details of three Holden Commodore special editions have been released with production due to begin mid-year. Holden has confirmed it will shut down production at its Elizabeth plant, outside of Adelaide on October 20 of this year...


2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs
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2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs

The 2017 Kia Rio has launched with a starting price of $16,990 as part of a three-grade range that sees the new B-segment car stretch to $22,990, seeing it match the existing car. The fourth-generation Kia Rio brings a host of in-car technology advancements, as well as a more spacious cabin and cargo capacity...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 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 Stinger lands EyesOn Design award
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2018 Kia Stinger lands EyesOn Design award

The recently-revealed 2018 Kia Stinger has been presented with the EyesOn Design award for production car design excellence this week at the Detroit motor show. With other categories ranging from concept car, concept truck, production truck, innovative use of colour, graphics and materials, to interior design, and more, The EyesOn Design Awards honour the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the Detroit motor show...


2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out
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2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out

The third-generation Kia Cee'd hatch has been spied during development testing in Germany, ahead of its anticipated reveal sometime later this year. Despite the shrouds of camouflage, we can see that the new hatch will bear a strong resemblance to the new Stinger sports sedan, which could also preview the look of the next-generation line-up for the Korean brand...


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

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...