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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Kia Sorento in the mix for police fleet deals

Kia Australia has pitched state police forces in Victoria and Queensland to replace fleets of Australian-made Ford Territory general duties cars with the Sorento. The Korean brand’s local arm has loaned four Sorento diesels to the forces across both states for evaluation, with the response seen as generally positive...

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016

Kia has unveiled four new hand-built and heavily-customised concepts to this year’s SEMA show, exploring active and diverse lifestyles ranging from sports entertainment to business travel. Each concept is designed to give a glimpse into the future of ‘The Autonomous Life’, where vehicles will not only drive themselves but will also be tailor-built to suit our lifestyles...

2017 Kia Sorento pricing and specs: GT-Line flagship arrives, AEB added to Platinum

A new 2017 Kia Sorento GT-Line variant has debuted as part of the large SUV's new model-year update, with the sports-styled model priced from $58,490 (plus on-road costs). Headlining the 2017 Kia Sorento updates, the GT-Line (we wonder what Renault thinks of the name) sits above the Platinum and gets extras such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and 19-inch chrome wheels...

Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says

The all-new Kia Sorento that launched here in 2015 has proved an impressive vehicle from the South Korean brand, and we’ve rated it accordingly (read our Kia Sorento reviews). Buyers are seeing the value that it offers - but according to Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, there aren’t enough buyers for the brand to be satisfied with the car just yet...

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...

2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied

The 2018 Kia Sorento could bring with it a heavily revised new look to bring it more in line with the brand's smaller models, if these images are anything to go by. Our spy photographers have caught a prototype version of the updated Kia Sorento being sent to undergo winter testing in Sweden, and despite heavy camouflage around the car it is clear that it sports a new front-end design which is similar to the likes of the smaller Sportage and Niro models...

Kia Australia's sales on an upward march

Kia appears to be hitting its stride in Australia in 2015, given its annual growth rate of almost 20 per cent, or five times the market-wide figure. It was up 36 per cent in November alone. The Korean brand, which has been garnering critical respect for a number of years now, has nevertheless stagnated in sales over the past few years while sister company Hyundai has boomed...

Kia Sorento Trail Edition teased ahead of SEMA debut

An off-road ready Kia Sorento concept car has been teased ahead of its debut at the SEMA show in November. The new car is referred to as either the PacWest Adventure Sorento or the Sorento Trail Edition. Kia hasn't revealed much about the SEMA show car, expect that it's fitted with a custom suspension setup and a snorkel intake system...

2015 Kia Sorento pricing and specifications

The 2015 Kia Sorento range has launched with three specifications and two engine choices starting from $40,990 plus on-road costs and finishing at $55,990. The third-generation Kia Sorento brings about substantial changes highlighted by its new platform, which is shared with the recently launched Kia Carnival...