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2020 Kia Stinger GTS gets AWD with Drift Mode

The all-wheel drive Kia Stinger has more traction than its rear-wheel drive counterpart, but that comes at a cost. Drifting, to be specific. A new iteration of the all-wheel drive system offered in left-hand drive markets, dubbed Dynamic AWD, aims to close that gap...

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2019 Ford Focus ST-Line v Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Kia Cerato GT comparison
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2019 Ford Focus ST-Line v Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Kia Cerato GT comparison

Not everyone wants a full-on ‘hot’ hatch. Some people just want something with a bit of poke, contemporary tech and a reasonable price tag packaged into the right body style. It’s actually quite a cluttered segment, full of viable options. We’ve assembled three of the newest here, with a goal of finding the car that balances the key attributes of performance, handling, comfort, tech and value best...


Kia Habaniro concept unveiled
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Kia Habaniro concept unveiled

The Kia Habaniro was revealed overnight at the 2019 New York motor show. Said to feature an all-electric drivetrain, the Habaniro has a driving range of over 480 kilometres (300 miles). The car has an electric motor for each axle, but Kia has not provided any power or torque figures...


2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line diesel AWD review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line diesel AWD review

The Kia Sportage GT-Line diesel offers a decent blend of comfort and drivability.

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$47,690

2019 Kia Carnival recalled
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2019 Kia Carnival recalled

Kia has recalled the 2019 Carnival, over concerns about its second-row seatbelt arrangement. According to the company, the seatbelt buckle for the middle second-row seat might have been installed on the wrong side. If that's the case, occupants won't be able to buckle their belt. Obviously, not wearing a seatbelt correctly greatly increases an occupant's risk of injury or death in an accident...


Kia Stinger joins NT Police fleet
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Kia Stinger joins NT Police fleet

Northern Territory Police have appointed the Kia Stinger to its fleet, becoming the third police jurisdiction in the country to do so. A total of seven V6 Stingers will be added to the Road Policing Command, replacing the current Commodore SS patrol cars...


Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform
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Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform

Hyundai and Kia are working on a new electric car platform, set to underpin a range of small and medium-class cars when it launches in 2021. A report from Auto Express reveals the "platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away", according to company insiders...


2019 Kia Cerato GT sedan review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Kia Cerato GT sedan review

Kia is coming for Hyundai's warm-sedan crown with the new Cerato GT. Has it hit the mark?

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REVIEW: Kia Cerato GT sedan
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REVIEW: Kia Cerato GT sedan

If you can look past the sports-focused ride, the Cerato GT is an attractive proposition. It's good looking, practical, affordable and fun to drive, and has the reassurance of a seven-year warranty to boot. I'd argue the suspension set-up makes the car feel purposeful and sporty, but others mightn't be so forgiving...


US authorities investigate Hyundai and Kia non-crash fires
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US authorities investigate Hyundai and Kia non-crash fires

The US National Highway Transport Safety Agency (NHTSA) has opened formal investigations into almost three million vehicles sold by Hyundai and Kia in the USA. The vehicles being investigated are the Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe, and Kia Optima and Sorento from the 2011 to 2014 model years. Also being investigated is the 2010 to 2015 model year Kia Soul...


2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

The Kia Stinger constantly gets the comments section blazing on CarAdvice, with many questioning whether it stacks up as a proper replacement for the Aussie-built family sedans of yesteryear. I recently decided to put the rear-driven liftback's grand touring abilities to the test, joining Automotive Club Melbourne on a drive day down the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria...

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$60,490

Kia Picanto X-Line becomes permanent, GT-Line manual on the cards
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Kia Picanto X-Line becomes permanent, GT-Line manual on the cards

Kia Australia has made the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line a permanent fixture in its range, following the success of this year's AO Edition. Speaking with CarAdvice, Kia's local communications boss, Kevin Hepworth, said: "[The] X-Line is an ongoing model. The only difference is that it is no longer badged as an AO model"...


Kia Mohave Masterpiece, SP Signature concepts revealed in Seoul
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Kia Mohave Masterpiece, SP Signature concepts revealed in Seoul

Kia Motors has taken to the Seoul motor show with two new concept cars, the Mohave Masterpiece and SP Signature. Making its global debut at the Korean event, the Mohave Masterpiece likely previews the next generation of Kia's flagship off-roader that's currently reserved for its home market...


Five fun, niche cars under $30k
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Five fun, niche cars under $30k

For most people a car is a tool, an appliance intended for a logical purpose. Sure, they want cool tech, luxury features and a nice mix of ride comfort and zip, but it’s usually the more sensible elements like running costs, resale value, warranty, fuel economy, infotainment, space and safety that get them over the line...


2019 Kia Cerato GT hatch review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Kia Cerato GT hatch review

At long last, Kia has what Aussies want in a hatch with a bit of extra poke: five doors and an automatic transmission. It’s been a while coming, but the new Cerato GT hatch ticks the boxes Kia couldn’t previously.

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Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'
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Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'

Kia Europe has confirmed its upcoming crossover based on the Ceed hatchback will debut later in the year, though hasn't revealed its official name just yet. A new press release accompanied by the above sketch that was published a month ago quotes Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's vice president of design...


2019 Kia Picanto X-Line review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Kia Picanto X-Line review

The higher-riding X-Line AO Edition is one half of Kia's expanded Picanto range alongside the warmed-up GT, giving prospective customers after its smallest model more choices. That's rarely a bad thing.

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$17,990

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Kia Rio GT-Line review

While you might not think of the Rio as an option if you're looking for a sporting drive, the GT-Line might just surprise you. It's affordable too.

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$23,090

Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary

Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary

The Kia Stinger ignites passionate debate like few other cars we've driven at CarAdvice. With a big engine up front, loads of space in the middle and power going to the rear, there was no shortage of hype. As soon as it arrived in Australia, we knew we wanted to buy one. Here it is, resplendent in Hichroma Red...


Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch
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Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch

Kia Australia looks poised to leverage its naming rights sponsorship of the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam to electrifying effect, by using the 2020 event held in January as the launch program for its e-Niro EV crossover. The company is working on an ambitious plan to have a fleet of Niro electric cars serving as shuttle vehicles around Melbourne during the event, in place of the familiar stickered-up Carnivals and Sorentos, with the dealer rollout coinciding...