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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

2016 Kia Sportage SLi Petrol Review

How does the mid-spec Sportage stack up against its predecessor? James Wong finds out...

2016 Kia Carnival Platinum Review

Need extra seats? Why squish into a seven-seat SUV when the eight-seat Kia Carnival offers so much more space and comfort? People-movers have come a long way.

2016 Kia Rondo Platinum Review

The Kia Rondo isn't an SUV and it isn't quite a people-mover, either. Regardless of segment, though, it's a versatile, clever, value-for-money way to move the family in style.

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.

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Kia Videos

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...

2016 Kia Picanto Walkaround

Read the article here. The Kia Picanto is a brand new arrival to the micro car segment. It’s only available in a single specification and on the road it feels quite mature for it’s size. The Picanto is quite an adorable looking micro car and it’s priced at $14,990 drive away. Your only option is this, one specification with an automatic transmission...

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...

CarAdvice Gen-Y test: five price-busting first cars

Read the article here. Today, you can buy more car for less money than any time in history. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a more affordable new car than one in the micro car segment. The segment may not be the most glamorous, but it’s crucially important. We’ve got five of the most popular choices here, and each pitches itself as the ideal My First Car...

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Kia Comparisons

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.

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander v Kia Sorento Platinum v Mazda CX-9 Touring v Nissan Pathfinder ST-L comparison

Sales of large family crossover SUVs continue to boom, and buyers in the market are faced with a bewildering array of options. Here we gather four of the better-selling offerings, headlined by the most recent arrival to the class — the new-generation Mazda CX-9 out of Japan...

Hyundai i30 SR v Kia Cerato Si Comparison

The Hyundai i30 has been around for a while now and is starting to feel like it's time for an update - especially when up against the refreshed Kia Cerato...

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Kia News

2015-16 Kia Optima recalled in US for driveshaft fix, Australian models affected

Kia has issued a recall in the US for 12,214 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year Optima sedans equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine, over concerns the right-front axle driveshaft could crack. Vehicles with a cracked driveshaft may not be able to move forward, or could roll away even when the parking brake is engaged...

2017 Kia Rondo pricing and specs: Refreshed MPV gets sharpened pricing, streamlined range

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Rondo range have been revealed, bringing a simplified line-up and lightly revised look to the small MPV. For the new model year, the Rondo Platinum variant has been deleted, bringing the number of grades to two. Both variants are powered exclusively by a 122kW/213Nm 2...

2017 Kia Soul pricing and specs: $24,990 drive-away price for refreshed hatch

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Soul have been detailed, with the boxy hatch sporting a lightly refreshed look, an updated interior and a sharper price. For the new model year, the Soul now kicks off at $24,990 drive-away for the single-variant range, down from the previous price of $26,990, which did not include on-road drive-away costs...

Kia Rio GT, SUV spinoff could be on the cards

Kia is examining the possibility of a performance variant and SUV offshoot of the recently revealed 2017 Rio range, with at least the latter a very real possibility. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Paris motor show, Kia Motors Europe’s chief operating officer, Michael Cole, said that while there are no plans for the hot hatch Kia Rio GT for the moment, a styling-focused GT Line model will likely start the process first...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2016 Kia Sorento SLI (4x4) Review

After reviewing all available new seven seaters SUVs, we narrowed it down to the Sorento and Mazda CX-9. We decided to go with the Sorento as we did not want to wait for the Mazda and given the price points, couldn't be happier with our decision. The thing that stands out with the Sorento is the value for money equation you get when you actually look deeper into every objective criteria...

2015 Kia Pro_cee'd GT Review

Fourteen months in. I am no expert in relationships but if you spent up to two hours with someone, or something, almost daily you think you would have learnt everything there is to learn. So what have I learnt about my (yes, poorly-named) Pro_cee'd? For starters, I still choose to take the long way home at every opportunity...

2012 Kia Rio S Review

I did not expect to buy a Kia Rio. I went looking for a new Honda Jazz and, even though I liked the Jazz, the Rio presented much better value for money. I have a 5-door in Urban Blue with a six speed manual transmission and a few extras. This is a fun and value packed little car. I drive to work every day through traffic so fuel economy is important to me...

2012 Kia Grand Carnival Platinum Review

Bought a 4 year old Platinum, well appointed, low kms, and we love it. Took about a week for my wife to get comfortable. Family drives are much more pleasant now with 2 13 yr old boys and 10 yr old daughter. 2 in the middle, one up back seems to be the preferred option - no more elbow fighting. All rows able to recline and with adjustable head rests is great...

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