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Kia is a South Korean brand originally established in 1944. When paired with its sister company Hyundai, the two brands rank as the fifth-largest manufacturer in the world. Kia is pitched as the more youth-oriented brand of the two, with its cars generally aimed at a younger demographic. Its most famous vehicle is the Rio city car, though nameplates such as Cerato, Optima, Sportage and Sorento also continue to gain popularity as the company continues to transcend its budget image with a range of attractively designed models. Kia is one of only a handful of manufacturers in Australia to offer a five-year factory warranty.

Kia Reviews

2017 Kia Cerato Review

The already-impressive Kia Cerato has been upgraded and has launched locally with a refreshed exterior, new interior design and added safety features.

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum Petrol Review

Better to drive, better to sit in and now full of active safety technology. The new Kia Sportage Platinum petrol is a smart pick.

Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...

2016 Kia Picanto Review

The 2016 Kia Picanto is a new contender in Australia's flagging micro car segment and launches with rather bold expectations...

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2017 Kia Cerato Review

Read the article here. We’ve universally praised the Kia Cerato in the CarAdvice office and now the refreshed 2017 Kia Cerato lands in Australia with extra safety additions, an updated exterior and refreshed interior, and the same sharp pricing of the previous model. It looks like Kia has made a good thing even better then and the company wants this car to become a major consideration for Australian small car buyers...

2016 Kia Sportage Si Review

Read the article here. Whether you’re a fan of the look of the Kia Sportage is very much subjective, but what can’t be argued is that it has a sophisticated interior and an impressive list of standard features. But this is the entry level Kia Sportage – the Si – and it’s also comparatively one of the most affordable mid-sized SUVs...

2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Kia Optima Sportswagon, the company’s largest wagon ever, has been shown at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Styling aft of the C-pillar is derived from last year’s Sportspace concept with wraparound LED tail-lights. The top-end GT model also boasts a Sportspace-inspired diffuser integrated into the rear bumper (photos here)...

2016 Kia Sportage Review

Read the article here. The all-new 4th generation Kia Sportage has finally landed on local shores. For Australia, there’s a choice of 3 trim levels, 3 engines, 2 drivelines and 7 colours. Kia say it’s smoother, smarter, safer and sportier than the old car – let’s take a look...

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Kia Comparisons

Medium SUV comparison: Hyundai Tucson Active X v Kia Sportage SLi v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport

Mid-sized SUV sales are growing more rapidly in Australia than any other vehicle type, and the two class benchmarks based on our testing to date are the Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5. Proving, in this case at least, that our testing aligns with actual car buyers, this pair are also topping the sales charts in their segment so far in 2016...

Luxury people-mover comparison: Kia Carnival v Mercedes-Benz V-Class v Volkswagen Multivan

Whether you own a business or are a member of a big family, sometimes you just need a bus to get bodies from A to B. And other times you need to get those bodies there in comfort, luxury and style. Luxury people movers don’t make up a massive chunk of the market in Australia, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an important part of the automotive landscape...

Kia Optima GT v Hyundai Sonata Premium : Comparison Review

There’s something to be said for sibling rivalry. Brothers and sisters often grow up trying to outdo one another, and to an extent the same can be said of car companies. Okay, so there probably aren’t awkward family photos of a Hyundai peering out of the corner of its headlight at a Kia...

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Kia News

2017 Kia Cerato pricing and specifications

The facelifted third-generation 2017 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan line-up has launched in Australia this week, complete with a fresh look, more standard equipment and the addition of active safety features on upper-spec variants. For the 2017 model year, the Cerato retains its four-strong model range, consisting of S, S Premium, Si and SLi variants, in both hatch and sedan body styles...

2017 Kia GT a strong chance for Australia, Stinger on the wish list

The chief operating officer of Kia's Australian arm, Damien Meredith, has confirmed that the upcoming 2017 Kia GT is a strong chance for a local launch. The rear-wheel-drive GT has been a long time coming. Revealed first as a concept in 2011, the big four-door coupe has remained a hot topic in the rumour mill in the years since...

2017 Kia GT sports sedan spied testing

The production version of the well-received Kia GT concept, first revealed way back in 2011, has been caught testing in California this week. This prototype had first been spied on the back of a truck in April, with a pair of tightly-cropped images offering a first look at the big four-door coupe...

2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market

A lightly updated 2017 Kia Sorento has been revealed for the US market this week, bringing a number of safety enhancements and support for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity platforms. With the South Korean car maker ushering in the updated Sorento - this particular version bound for the US - it has also been revealed that the SUV will be available to order with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2016 Kia Sorento Platinum (4x4) Review

After trialing various seven seaters SUV, we narrowed our list down to only three: Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorento. I still think that Toyota Kluger has the best ride and handling amongst the three, but it is very thirsty. Both Santa Fe and Sorento that we tested were using diesel and they were very good...

2016 Kia Cerato Koup Touring Review

I've bought my Koup Turbo Touring a little over a month ago and am just about to get the 3,000km service done. What I think so far? To be honest, I love it. I've had an eye on this car since it hit the showrooms back in 2013. Its mix of understated sportyness and style caught my eye and to be honest was a major factor in my decision to buy one...

2016 Kia Sportage Sli (AWD) Review

After only 10 days..1000km mainly country driving.. Love the comfort, handling and power from the diesel engine. First tankful took me from southern Sydney to Moruya area with local trips, then Canberra and return. then back to Batemans Bay. Computer showed 6.4 litres per hundred which seemed to tally with kilometres covered...

2016 Kia Sportage Si (FWD) Review

We have been looking for a replacement for our 11 year old Magna which has served us well. As we are now in our 60's, we needed something a bit higher to get in and out of. Our Sportage is now 6 weeks old and travelled 1400 klm's and as to be expected has not missed a beat. We were first attracted to Kia because of the 7 year warranty and sold on it by the finish inside and out...

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