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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 are also gaining in popularity as the company continues to transcend its budget image with a range of attractively designed models. Kia is the only manufacturer in Australia to offer a seven-year factory warranty.

Kia Reviews

2017 Kia Picanto S manual review

We've driven the revised Kia Picanto at launch and we've tested the automatic version since then. Now we spend time with our pick of the range, the five-speed manual.

The Shortlist: Quiet SUV for a couple in their sixties

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...

2018 Kia Stinger review

We finally drive the most anticipated car of 2017, the Kia Stinger, and it doesn't disappoint one bit.

The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

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...

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Kia Videos

2018 Kia Stinger preview

See the full story here. Not since the Toyota 86 has there been a more anticipated car for the Australian market, than the all-new Kia Stinger. The Korean brand is set to deliver a rear-wheel drive, turbocharged, practical family sedan at a time when all others in the segment have waved the white flag - but is it a case of too little too late, or is Kia about to reinvigorate the segment? To find out, we flew all the way to the Green Hell, perhaps the most infamous race track in the world, better known as the Nurburgring...

2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience

Missed out on going to this year's 2017 Geneva motor show? Join Dave as he takes you to each corner of all seven halls of one of the world's best automotive exhibitions. In this epic from-the-show-floor film, you’ll see everything from the show-stopping Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and McLaren 720S, to race cars and concept cars that will leave you breathless...

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 - 2016 Paris Motor Show

MORE: Rio news, reviews, videos and pricing MORE: all Kia news and reviews MORE: 2016 Paris motor show - what to expect...

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Kia Comparisons

$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...

Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison

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. We've got two such compact cars here – the all-new 2017 Kia Rio and the just-refreshed 2017 Honda Jazz...

2016 Hyundai i30 Active v 2017 Kia Cerato S Comparison

The hugely popular Hyundai i30 takes on the fresh-faced Cerato in price-busting entry-level forms. We find out which is the finest and best-value Korean five-door.

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Kia News

CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...

2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Q4 Australian launch - UPDATE

The subtly facelifted 2018 Kia Sorento has surfaced this week in its home market of South Korea, serving as the mid-life refresh of the company's large SUV. Compared to the version currently on sale, the Sorento has been nipped and tucked inside and out, though some may struggle to identify the changes...

2018 Kia Cee'd spied

The next-generation Kia Cee'd has been spied going through its paces in southern Europe. The underpinnings, and many of its petrol and diesel drivetrain options, for the new Cee'd will be shared with the latest Hyundai i30. Externally, the third-generation Cee'd will once again feature the company's signature tiger nose grille...

Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2016 Kia Sorento Platinum AWD review

I have seen a few young people write reviews and have seen such positive comments that I thought I would write my own! I am a 17-year-old Learner driver, and this is my mum's car. It has done about 18,000km in nine or so months, and I have put on approximately 8000km...

2012 Kia Optima Platinum review

I have owned my KIA Optima Platinum for almost three years now, and not once have I regretted my decision to purchase this car. Before purchasing the Optima I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted in my next car; leather seats, sat-nav, sunroof et cetera and was seriously considering a 2007 Lexus IS250 or a 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 Ti manual...

2013 Kia Grand Carnival S review

I bought my Kia Grand Carnival about six months ago after some careful research. I had read many reviews about the Grand Carnival, some of which were very negative but I was determined to give it a fair chance. My main prerequisite was it had to have a lot of useful cargo space without being too van-like...

2012 Kia Rio S review

The 2012 Kia Rio, it's a good car but it has a major downside, the engine. I got this car from my parents in September 2016 to learn to drive manual, and so far it has been an enjoyable experience considering my car looks like a kitchen appliance. This is the base S five-door model, with a six-speed manual transmission...

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Kia Galleries

$30k Family Car mega test

$30k Family Car mega test

2018 Kia Stonic revealed, not coming to Australia
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