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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

2021 Kia Sportage GT-Line petrol long-term review: Farewell

Kia’s ageing medium SUV is a competent crowd-pleaser – particularly if you’re willing to splurge on the top-of-the-line offering.

2021 Kia Stinger GT review

The midlife facelift for the Stinger GT has arrived, but does it do enough to justify its $60K-plus price tag?

2021 Kia Stinger GT-Line review

Not in the spotlight like its more powerful sibling, the GT-Line is still an excellent offering in the Stinger model range. Especially for those of you wanting a comfortable tourer.

2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line launch review

Kia has finally joined the booming city-SUV class. Here’s our first taste – and first test – of the 2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line.

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Kia Videos

Video: 2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line launch review

We can debate whether the 2021 Kia Stonic is a high-riding hatchback or a city SUV, but what we do know is that buyers can’t get enough of this type of car.

Video: 2021 Kia Carnival Australian first drive review

We put father of two Sam Purcell in the South Korean brands all-new people mover.

Video: 2021 Kia Sportage GT-Line long-termer introduction

Introducing our latest long-termer, the 2021 Kia Sportage GT-Line, in petrol form.

Video: 2020 Kia Sorento S review

How does Kia's new base model Sorento S stacks up as a family car? We grab a baby seat and stroller to find out.

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Kia Comparisons

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander v Kia Sorento GT-Line comparison

While the designs may be different, key mechanical and electronic tech is shared between the closely related Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. Is that enough to put one ahead of the other?

Small hatch review: 2020 Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift comparison

We match up high-spec Rio and Swift models to find the best turbocharged, $25,000 teeny.

Small SUV review: 2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line v Mazda CX-30 Astina comparison

Kia’s flagship Seltos compact SUV takes on Mazda’s top-trim CX-30 crossover in a battle of $40K-something high-riders.

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Kia News

Kia's Hummer rival: Light Tactical Cargo Truck military concept unveiled

South Korean car maker Kia has unveiled a Hummer rival. The military vehicle was shown at the 2021 International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in the United Arab Emirates. Dubbed the Kia Light Tactical Cargo Truck, the concept has been developed in collaboration with South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration...

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are...

Apple ramps up autonomous car testing as deal with Hyundai-Kia is called off

Apple’s on-again, off-again plans to develop autonomous car technology appear to be slowly ramping back up again – as plans to partner with Korean giant Hyundai-Kia appear to have stalled. An investigative report by Automotive News USA has unearthed autonomous testing data filed by tech giant Apple to Californian authorities...

New Kia logo to make its Australian debut on the Cerato, marking new company direction

Kia has announced its new logo will make its Australian debut on the incoming Kia Cerato mid-life facelift in May 2021, before being rolled out across much of the company's existing line-up over the ensuing months. "The mid-life facelift, or what we call 'product enhancement', of the Kia Cerato arriving around May 2021 will be the first in our market to feature the new logo," a Kia spokesperson told CarAdvice...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2020 KIA Stinger GT (Black Leather) review

There are many "Likes" about our 2020 Kia Stinger, after owning one now for six months. We purchased the car because we liked the look of it; eye catching! We chose the superb Ceramic Grey colour, which is a different colour compared to most of the vehicles on the road today. When using the Sports Mode, you can feel the driver's seat wrap you in to give you support, which is impressive and has that "wow factor"...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Okay I am two years into my Stinger GT experience and I thought it may be time to sit and pen a review. Of course a mind numbingly boring Melbourne lockdown and three weeks of annual leave may have also contributed. So it's mid-2018 and I'm looking at a performance sedan; a bit of an all-rounder that won't break the bank...

2017 Kia Rio S review

I had spent a number of years driving a W202 C240 Mercedes that I had purchased second hand on an online auction. This was the most comfortable car I had ever had the pleasure of owning. I later passed the W202 onto my son, and because I have always had a passion for French cars, I purchased a Renault Lagune dCi II, also cheaply via auction...

2017 Kia Picanto S (AEB) review

Long term car ownership is not something in which I am terribly familiar. Whilst I won’t bore you with the details, this example of Kia’s smallest offering is my longest owned vehicle, so I thought it would be good to show how perceptions have changed from it being a brand-new car with 80 kilometres on the clock, to one with now over 36,000km...

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