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CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police...

2018 Kia 'Stonic' spied again

A new city-friendly crossover, rumoured to be branded as the Kia Stonic, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. The new model will sit below the Sportage in Kia's SUV range, and will share its underpinnings with Hyundai's new global sub-Tucson crossover, which was last spied in January...

2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney

One of Australia's most anticipated new cars, the 2017 Kia Stinger, has been spied in Glebe by CarAdvice reader Neil. The incoming new Kia Stinger looks to be hot property, with CarAdvice receiving several emails a week with sightings of the two development vehicles currently stationed in Australia...

2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...

Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales

The 2017 sales year is off to a bit of a slow start, with cumulative numbers down 3.8 per cent to 173,935 units, over last year’s all-time record. We’ve seen declines in passenger cars, SUVs and light commercials alike, suggesting this year might see the market cool off ever-so-slightly...

Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...

Kia has no plans to take on Hyundai N and Genesis sub-brands, chief designer says

Speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia chief designer Gregory Guillaume said Hyundai’s N Performance and Genesis sub-brands might make sense for Hyundai, but neither is a path Kia has plans to follow. “When we work on and develop our cars, we don’t really think about Hyundai, to be honest,” Guillaume said...

2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon, Niro plug-in hybrids unveiled at Geneva

Following in the footsteps of the Kia Optima plug-in hybrid sedan revealed in early 2016, Kia has taken the covers off two new plug-in hybrid production models at the 2017 Geneva motor show, with the dual-powered Optima Sportswagon and Niro set to bring greater efficiency and practicality to the PHEV fraternity...

Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division

The much-anticipated Kia Stinger is due to arrive in local showrooms later this year, but Kia Australia says the model's success is far from guaranteed. Speaking with Australian media ahead of the kick-off for this week’s 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, said care needs to be taken to ensure the sports-slanted ‘saloon liftback’ succeeds on the Australian market...

2018 Kia Stinger spied in Sydney

The 2018 Kia Stinger has been spied undisguised in Sydney this week, giving us a closer look at the upcoming Korean liftback. Compared to the vehicles shown at the Detroit motor show and more recently at the Australian Open tennis tournament, which were all top-spec GT models, this red Stinger appears to be a lower-spec variant - likely the four-cylinder entry-level model - and is also right-hand drive...

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...