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Kia is a South Korean brand originally established in 1944. When paired with its sister company Hyundai, the two brands rank as the fifth-largest manufacturer in the world. Kia is pitched as the more youth-oriented brand of the two, with its cars generally aimed at a younger demographic. Its most famous vehicle is the Rio city car, though nameplates such as Cerato, Optima, Sportage and Sorento are also gaining in popularity as the company continues to transcend its budget image with a range of attractively designed models. Kia is the only manufacturer in Australia to offer a seven-year factory warranty.

Kia Reviews

2019 Kia Picanto GT review

While it mightn't be a proper 'GT', the turbocharged Kia Picanto is the definition of cheap thrills.

2019 Kia Carnival Platinum: Easter road trip party bus

When I'm not writing about cars, I'm playing tennis. You've probably gathered this with my various references to ferrying around team mates on the weekends or if you're silly enough to follow my social media (@jwongwong11 on Instagram, #shamelessplug)...

2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line petrol review

The 2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line petrol looks the goods, but does it have the goods as your next family car?

2020 Kia Soul review

Maintaining its successful tall-hatch formula, the third-generation Soul still pleases despite not offering AWD.

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Kia Videos

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line: 5 Things

The 2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line, being at the top of the range, is packed full of driver technology, while keeping back-seat passengers happy with a lot of creature comforts. Apart from basic plastics, the cabin appears quite premium, with plenty of practical storage. Priced from $44,790 before on-road costs, it's an SUV worthy of being your next family car...

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...

2019 Kia Picanto GT review: First Australian drive

Fans of small sporting hatches have been asking for the Picanto GT to come to Australia. Well, it's finally here... is it any good? Alborz Fallah finds out.

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Kia Comparisons

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

They both have three-cylinder engines, and they're both sportier than the wider range. There are plenty of similarities between the Fabia and Rio – how do they stack up side-by-side?

2019 small car comparison

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

2019 Holden Equinox v Kia Sportage comparison

SUVs have been pushed front and centre of Holden’s response to a downturn in sales. And the Equinox, considering it sits in what is now the most popular vehicle segment in Australia, faces the most pressure to perform. The Holden’s first full year on sale, 2018, was a solid start with all but 5000 units...

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Kia News

2020 Kia Seltos revealed, here in October

  Kia has officially revealed the exterior of its all-new Seltos SUV, its first global entrant into the burgeoning compact crossover market. As previewed by an undisguised pre-production vehicle a few weeks ago, the exterior design of the new Seltos is heavily influenced by the SP and SP Signature concepts, signalling a new design direction for the Korean brand’s SUV line-up...

2020 Kia Cadenza/K7 revealed in Korea

Kia has revealed the updated Cadenza, known in its home market as the K7, sporting subtle design revisions and some technology updates. The large front-wheel drive sedan gets a new, larger grille up front, along with sharper headlights with a new LED daytime-running lights signature, along with a new bumper. It's definitely going for a more luxurious and premium look...

2020 Kia XCeed previewed with digital instruments

Kia Motors Europe has issued yet another teaser for its upcoming XCeed crossover, this time showing off the new available digital instrument cluster. The 12.3-inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, incorporating virtual dials and a multifunction display in the centre. Drivers will be able to switch between navigation, audio, phone and trip computer information using the multifunction section...

2021 Kia Sorento spied

Photographers have spied what is believed to be the next-generation Kia Sorento, ahead of an anticipated launch in late 2020 or early 2021. The vehicle shown is heavily disguised, employing both camouflage wrap and false body panels to conceal its final design underneath...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Carnival Platinum Review

Let’s begin with a family background. So five kids, within seven years. We had a Mercedes GL350 7-seater, but with the cost of ongoing maintenance and the kids climbing around inside it, we thought it was time for a van for my wife. My daily driver is an 8-seater Land Cruiser 200 series. But with such a small boot, it is not suited to a young family with a pram and the daily grind...

2014 Kia Sorento Platinum (4x4) review

This is a follow up of my earlier review here on CarAdvice. The previous review was submitted at the one-year mark. I have now owned my Kia Sorento for four years, and I would like to share my experiences over those years. At the risk of repeating myself, we were looking for a family hauler at the end of 2014...

2017 Kia Stinger GT (Red Leather) review

After months of consideration about what my next car should look like, I finally arrived at the non-negotiable selection of a four-door high-performance coupe with enough practicality to be a daily drive around town. This meant taking the leap of ruling out all SUVs and wagons, which really doesn’t leave you with much of a shopping list...

2018 Kia Stinger GT (Black Leather) review

This is a car that is just plain fun to drive. It’s wonderful on corners and acceleration is never an issue – there is just zero lag off the mark. If, like me, you like the note from your exhaust to actually make a decent sound, instead of the whisper-quiet factory version, then pay the extra and get the mod done by the dealer – totally worth every cent...

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Kia Galleries

2020 Kia Cadenza/K7 revealed in Korea

2021 Kia Sorento spied

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