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2018 Kia Optima pricing and specs

UPDATE, 20/06/18: We've added new images of Australian-spec MY18 Optimas to this article. Head to the galleries section for more pictures Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Optima have been released this week, bringing a fresh look, some new equipment, along with price revisions...

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2019 Kia Carnival SLi petrol review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2019 Kia Carnival SLi petrol review

The Kia Carnival continues its run as the gold standard in people movers, driving more like a car than a bus and offering incredible cabin flexibility and comfort.

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$52,490

2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix
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2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year Carnival over concerns models with power-operated side doors may not recognise objects obstructing their path. The Korean manufacturer reports the software controlling the power sliding doors may not detect "certain obstructions", and therefore may not auto-reverse when an obstruction is in the door opening...


Kia: Over 500,000 North American cars recalled
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Kia: Over 500,000 North American cars recalled

Kia has recalled 507,000 vehicles in North America, over concerns an electrical fault could stop their airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners working in an accident. UPDATE, 13/06/2018: The story has been updated to clarify why no Australian cars are impacted...


Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming
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Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming

Kia Australia will add two go-fast ‘GT’ versions of its new Cerato small car by early 2019 to complement the Stinger brand-builder. The Cerato GT (expected name) will come in both hatch and sedan body styles, giving Kia dealers two affordable image leaders in the same mould as the related Hyundai i30 SR and Elantra SR twins...


2018 Kia Cerato review: First drive
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2018 Kia Cerato review: First drive

See the full article here. For all the fanfare made over the Stinger, and all the positive press given to the Sportage and Sorento crossovers, it’s the Cerato that is Kia Australia’s mainstay. The rapidly expanding company has doubled its sales in just four years, but over that period the aggressively priced Cerato’s volume has tripled...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Kia Niro EV: New details revealed at Busan motor show
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Kia Niro EV: New details revealed at Busan motor show

The Kia Niro EV has been presented at the Busan motor show in Korea this week, accompanied by new details regarding additional variants and the driver-assistance technologies on offer. It appears the Niro EV has a lot in common with the Hyundai Kona Electric, with Kia confirming the electric SUV's 150kW/395Nm electric motor which exclusively drives the front wheels – contrary to previous coverage suggesting it would feature the Ioniq Electric's lower-output 88kW/295Nm unit...


2018 Kia Cerato sedan review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Kia Cerato sedan review

What the new model lacks in excitement and flair, it makes up for with value and top customer care.

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$19,990 - $26,190

2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs
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2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs

Kia Australia has launched a new version of its top-seller, the Cerato small car. More accurately, it’s launched the sedan version, with the hatchback model not due until year’s end, at best. The new-generation model, to line up against other popular four-door rivals such as the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, plus the related Hyundai Elantra, looks to be a big step forward over the car it replaces...


2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again
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2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again

A stickered-up prototype believed to be the upcoming Kia Ceed GT has been spied during development testing in Austria, towing a trailer of all things. While the vehicle depicted is wearing fake body panels and a partial black-and-white wrap, it doesn't look drastically different to the standard Ceed hatchback revealed at this year's Geneva motor show...


Kia Stinger GT drags Ford Mustang GT - video
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Kia Stinger GT drags Ford Mustang GT - video

Mustang or Stinger? Four doors or two doors? Twin-turbo V6 power, or naturally-aspirated V8 power? They're all good questions, and they're all answered by the video you're about to watch. Although the Mustang has a purer bloodline when it comes to drag racing, and it's a more natural sports car than the Stinger, the two are quite closely matched...


The week's top news stories, May 27
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The week's top news stories, May 27

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2018 Kia Sportage facelift unveiled
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2018 Kia Sportage facelift unveiled

The updated Kia Sportage has been unveiled with a lightly updated exterior design, and a bevy of new drivetrains. As we saw in a recent set of spy photos, the revised Sportage has new front and rear bumpers. Up front, the Sportage has a more aggressive design, new headlamp internals, a splash of chrome, and a sportier-looking "tiger nose" grille...


2018 Kia Stinger 330S review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Kia Stinger 330S review

Big-car space and turbocharged performance are the calling cards of the Kia Stinger. So, if you’re chasing maximum bang for your buck, the Stinger 330S has your number with the biggest engine for the cheapest price. But do the compromises balance the savings?

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$48,990

2019 Kia Sportage facelift spied undisguised
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2019 Kia Sportage facelift spied undisguised

The Kia Sportage facelift has been spied doing a spot of spring testing on the Nurburgring. Unlike earlier prototypes, this latest vehicle is running around with zero camouflage. The only bits of tape we can see serve to hold testing equipment in place. Up front, the headlight internals have been reorganised, while the signature "tiger nose" grille is shorter and has been given a more aggressive edge...


Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system
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Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system

Kia has detailed its new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid system, which will debut in the Sportage SUV later this year – but it won't be coming to Australia. Combining a turbo-diesel engine with a 48V electric motor, Kia says the mild-hybrid setup "provides electric power and reduces engine load under acceleration", while also recuperating energy during in-gear deceleration and braking...


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 channels Peter Pan in new 'boundless for all' campaign - video
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Kia channels Peter Pan in new 'boundless for all' campaign - video

Car manufacturers have a knack for stretching to create interesting metaphors for their technology. Kia is no stranger to creative marketing campaigns, having featured Stephen Tyler in a Benjamin Button-style Stinger commercial earlier this year. Instead of Aerosmith, the Korean brand has this time turned to Peter Pan...


2018 Kia Stinger range gets five-star ANCAP rating - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger range gets five-star ANCAP rating - UPDATE

The 2018 Kia Stinger now wears a five-star ANCAP rating across the entire model range, thanks to the addition of safety technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keep assist to entry-level 200S and 330S variants...