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2019 Kia Soul teased again

Hyundai Motor Group, parent company of Hyundai and Kia, has issued a teaser for the new-generation Soul crossover on social media ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show...

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2019 Kia Soul teased
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2019 Kia Soul teased

The third-generation Kia Soul have been teased ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. The teaser image gives us a glimpse of the car's hindquarters, revealing the side of the new hockey-stick taillights, end of the roof rails, fuel filler cap, and part of the rear wheel arch...


Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions
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Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions

Kia Australia has announced a new trio of Australian Open Special Editions for the upcoming 2019 tennis grand slam, including the local debut of the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line. Introduced after unprecedented demand for the micro hatch, the Picanto X-Line trades the sporting look of the GT-Line for a more adventurous aesthetic, donning 15mm raised suspension, contrasting plastic cladding with skid plate-style treatments at the front and rear, along with unique 16-inch alloy wheels...


2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs - UPDATE

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Sorento range have been announced this week, bringing a range of technology and equipment additions to the company's flagship SUV. UPDATE, 14/11/18: The Sorento range has been bolstered by the GT-Line V6 petrol from June 2018, which gets the same 206kW/336Nm 3...


Hyundai, Kia appoint former Bentley man as new design chief
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Hyundai, Kia appoint former Bentley man as new design chief

Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia and Genesis, has reshuffled its management ranks with Chung Eui-sun, son of the current chairman, close to succeeding his father in the top job at the automaker. With Chung Eui-sun now able to exercise more day-to-day control at the Korean automaker, he has appointed Luc Donckerwolke as the company's chief design officer...


SEMA 2018: Kia Stinger cop car, Cerato drifter on tour
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SEMA 2018: Kia Stinger cop car, Cerato drifter on tour

Kia Australia's police-duty Stinger has debuted at this week's SEMA show in Las Vegas, where it would be used to showcase just how capable the Stinger could be as a police car not only in Oz, but anywhere in the world. Oh, and the wild Red Bull Forte (Cerato) drift car is also on show!


SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show
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SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show

Touring the floor at the 2018 SEMA show, the manufacturers have really taken to putting on a big show!


2018 Kia Sportage v Nissan X-Trail
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2018 Kia Sportage v Nissan X-Trail

The Kia Sportage and Nissan X-Trail are two of the market’s most popular medium-sized SUVs, owning a neat 20 per cent market share between them. What’s interesting about comparing this pair is the different approaches the respective brands have taken. The Kia prioritises visual appeal and a hint of sportiness, whereas the Nissan is all about maximising practicality for a growing family...


Queensland Police Kia Stinger on US tour
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Queensland Police Kia Stinger on US tour

The first police force in the world to use a Kia Stinger - Queensland Police - has allowed Kia Australia to bring one of its operational police cars to the mecca of mechanical performance and modification - SEMA 2018. There's good reason for it too...


Hyundai, Kia to fit cars with solar roof technology from 2019
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Hyundai, Kia to fit cars with solar roof technology from 2019

Hyundai and Kia have confirmed they will begin offering the option of a solar roof on select models from 2019. The first-generation system, which be available from next year, will feature a silicon photovoltaic solar array attached to a standard roof on hybrid cars. Under optimum conditions, Hyundai says the solar roof can recharge 58 per cent of a hybrid's battery on a summer's day, and around 30 per cent in winter...


Kia Forte Drift Car revealed with Stinger engine
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Kia Forte Drift Car revealed with Stinger engine

Designed in collaboration with Red Bull, the Kia Forte Drift Car is now on display at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas. Although the Drift Car started life as an off-the-shelf Forte – Cerato to us – sedan, it now has the Stinger GT's 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 crammed under the bonnet and aligned north-south thanks to "some tricky engineering"...


Hyundai, Kia launching smallest and largest SUVs in 2019
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Hyundai, Kia launching smallest and largest SUVs in 2019

The bosses of Hyundai and Kia have shed light on each brand's upcoming SUV rollout, set to complete their respective line-ups by the end of next year. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Woonhee Lee, CEO for Hyundai Motor Group, said two new crossovers and a light pickup truck are in the brand's plans, which should help grow Hyundai's market share in North America...


2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs

Kia Australia has officially released pricing and specifications details for the refreshed 2019 Rio range, which is on sale from $16,990 before on-road costs. The outgoing Si and SLi variants have been replaced by the Sport and GT-Line locally, with the entry-level 'S' remaining unchanged for the new model year...


2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia
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2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia

The Kia Rio GT-Line will be coming to Australia after all, with a social media video by a Melbourne dealer confirming the sport-themed variant for the local line-up. UPDATE, 25/10/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the MY19 Rio range, read more here...


2019 Kia Soul to debut in LA - report
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2019 Kia Soul to debut in LA - report

The next-generation Kia Soul is reportedly scheduled for a global reveal at next month's Los Angeles motor show, including the all-electric Soul EV, which could be the only version of the boxy crossover bound for markets outside of the US and Korea...


Kia pushing for LCV range by 2022
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Kia pushing for LCV range by 2022

Kia is growing strongly in Australia, but there are still a few holes in its range. Along with a small SUV to sit below the Sportage, the Korean brand is missing out on a slice of the humungous light-commercial vehicle pie Down Under...


Kia Stinger: Sunset Yellow resprays halfway done
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Kia Stinger: Sunset Yellow resprays halfway done

Kia Australia has completed around 50 per cent of the resprays promised to customers with defective Sunset Yellow paint, having announced the program in July. The paint contains an oil that undermines its long-term durability, making it more likely to crack from stone chips and other day-to-day wear...


Kia: Sub-Sportage SUV due in September/October 2019
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Kia: Sub-Sportage SUV due in September/October 2019

Kia is expected its sub-Sportage SUV, based on the SP Concept revealed in February, to be in Australia during September or October next year, plugging one of the major gaps in its range. The SP, which hasn't been revealed in full, will be built in Korea for Australia, although variations on the model will be made in India for that market when production kicks off next year...


Kia Picanto GT coming early in 2019
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Kia Picanto GT coming early in 2019

Kia will bolster the Picanto line-up with a proper GT variant in the first quarter of 2019, complete with a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine and a choice of transmissions. The car will be joined by another 'mystery' variant for the Australian Open, likely the Picanto X-Line, as Kia looks to continue its dominance of the micro car segment...


Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019
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Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019

Kia Europe has confirmed it will add a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Ceed Sportswagon during the second half of next year, with further models tipped to get electrified powertrains in the near future as well. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Kia Europe's marketing boss, Artur Martins, said the Ceed PHEV will utilise the same hybrid system as the Niro PHEV crossover, which pairs a 104kW/147Nm 1...