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Hyundai to ramp up electric program - report

Hyundai is preparing an electric vehicle (EV) onslaught for the next decade, with a senior executive admitting the company was late to the party. Speaking to European media, Lee Ki-sang, senior vice-president for Hyundai, said the brand is "late by around three years" to electric vehicles...

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Kia Stinger gets controversial ANCAP score
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Kia Stinger gets controversial ANCAP score

The massively hyped Kia Stinger performance car has been awarded what will become a controversial ‘split’ ANCAP crash safety rating. Mid-range Stinger Si and GT-Line variants, plus the range-topping GT, all get 2017 five-star scores and full commendations. However, the entry grade (fleet-focused) 200S four-cylinder and 330S V6 variants that undercut their siblings by $7000 instead receive a lowly three stars...


2018 Kia Sportage SLi diesel review: Best in the range?
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2018 Kia Sportage SLi diesel review: Best in the range?

There's a stack of players in the mid-size SUV segment, but only one with a full seven-year factory warranty. That's this – the Kia Sportage – and we reckon the AWD SLi diesel is the pick.


Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea
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Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea

Teaser sketches of the updated Kia Ray have surfaced this week, ahead of the new version's debut before year's end. A pair of images were uploaded to the company's social media channels, previewing a revised version of the boxy Korean hatchback which promises to be  cuter and more modern in appearance than the current model...


2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix
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2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix

Kia has issued a recall for 628 examples of the 2017 Carnival people-mover over concerns the brake booster's vacuum hose could collapse. The Korean manufacturer says a manufacturing fault could cause the vacuum hose in the brake booster to become weak over time. If the vacuum collapses, it could cause the brake pedal to "become hard" when applying the brakes repeatedly...


2018 Kia Sportage review: SLi diesel
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Kia Sportage review: SLi diesel

There's a stack of players in the mid-size SUV segment, but only one with a full seven-year factory warranty. That's this – the Kia Sportage – and we reckon the AWD SLi diesel is the pick...

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New Cerato here from mid-2018, sub-$20k starter likely
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New Cerato here from mid-2018, sub-$20k starter likely

The new-generation 2018 Kia Cerato will make its way to Australia by the middle of next year, the company has confirmed. We'll see the new sedan body here first, to be followed by the hatch later in the year. The new model's local launch schedule means we should see the car revealed earlier in the year, at either the Detroit motor show in January or later in March, at the Geneva show...


Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust pricing confirmed
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Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust pricing confirmed

If you've got a new Kia Stinger V6 and you haven't yet sent your wish list off to Santa, there's still time for one more addition: a $2659.99 bi-modal exhaust. That's the price Kia's local arm expects for its Australian-made, hotly anticipated and badly needed system, confirmed earlier this year...


2018 Kia Niro EV spied
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2018 Kia Niro EV spied

The all-electric Kia Niro EV has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite being shrouded in heavy camouflage, we'd suggest the Niro EV will bear a strong resemblance to the Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid (below). The Niro prototype was also spied alongside a camouflaged version of the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV...


2018 Kia Stinger Si V6 on the dyno: Surprised with the numbers?
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2018 Kia Stinger Si V6 on the dyno: Surprised with the numbers?

When we took delivery of our Hichroma Red 2018 Kia Stinger Si V6, the first thing we wanted to do was strap it onto a dyno to see just how much power it makes at the rear wheels. In stock form, the Kia Stinger delivers 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, but that's at the flywheel...


Kia Stinger V6 on the dyno! Surprised with the numbers?
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Kia Stinger V6 on the dyno! Surprised with the numbers?

We took our company-owned Kia Stinger to Chasers and strapped it onto the dyno to find out just how much power it makes at the wheels. In stock form, it produces 272kW of power at the flywheel, or 365hp. Were you surprised with the numbers it spat out on the dyno?


Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA
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Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA

Kia has fully unveiled the tuned trio of cars on its SEMA stand in Las Vegas this year. Along with a pair of reworked Stingers, one of which was previewed two weeks ago, the company will be exhibiting a hotted-up Cadenza. The first, and arguably most exciting, car on the Kia stand is the Stinger GT Wide Body...


2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison
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2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison

Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words. A car has never been so divisive and it's not hard to see why. The all-new Kia Stinger is encroaching on territory long held by an Australian mob in the form of the Blue Oval and red lion...


Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains
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Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains

The Hyundai Motor Group, parent of Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has announced its strategy for engine development at the International Powertrain Conference in South Korea this week. At the event, Hyundai is displaying four new engines and two new transmissions, all part of the upcoming 'Smart Stream' powertrain family, primarily aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel economy...


Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia
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Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia

Kia Australia is re-thinking its decision not to import the Optima Sportwagon to sell alongside its sedan contemporary. However, it seems that if the company were to perform an about-face and offer the stylish load-carrier here, it’d come with a twist: a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain...


Kia slams Stinger for SEMA
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Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...


2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs
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2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Sorento range have been announced this week, bringing a range of technology and equipment additions to the company's flagship SUV. Headlining the changes are a refreshed look and a new eight-speed automatic transmission across the range, along with technology and driver assistance upgrades...


2018 Kia Sorento review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Kia Sorento review

With more kit, a new gearbox and improved comfort, the 2018 Kia Sorento takes a good thing and makes it better.


Utes and vans "the big hole" in Kia line-up
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Utes and vans "the big hole" in Kia line-up

News that Hyundai is looking to offer a proper workhorse ute in the years ahead is good news for Kia's Australian arm, too, but the company's local management isn't exactly crying itself to sleep in the meantime. Speaking with CarAdvice at this week's launch of the updated 2018 Kia Sorento, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith said the company has been making great strides without a ute...