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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

2020 Kia Rio S manual review

The 2020 Kia Rio light hatch keeps things simple, but places itself under pressure from within Kia’s own ranks.

2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line long-term review: Farewell

Our final thoughts and conclusions on Kia's big family SUV. Is it the best choice?

2020 Kia Carnival S review

If you forget for a second what you think you might need, this base-spec people mover might be the perfect choice.

2020 Kia Sorento Black Edition review

With an all-new model due later this year, Kia has thrown in some bling and equipment to create the Kia Sorento Black Edition.

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Kia Videos

Video review: 2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line long-termer farewell

It's time to draw the curtains on our time with the Kia Sorento GT-Line, after a few months of long-term testing. It's been passed around to a few in the CarAdvice office.

2020 Kia Sorento Black Edition review

The Kia Sorento has always been a firm favourite at CarAdvice, its blend of practicality and refinement a standout in a crowded Large SUV segment. We know there’s an all-new Sorento coming later this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider snapping up a current model, especially if you can nab yourself a sweet runout deal.

Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open (sponsored)

Sponsored by: Kia Australia Since 2002, Kia has been providing a fleet of cars to ferry players, coaches, media and staff to and from the Australian Open. In a fresh twist for 2020, Kia's Australian Open courtesy fleet expands, offering a designated "fan fleet" providing free trips for tennis fans in partnership with rideshare app: Uber.

2020 Hyundai Venue Active v Kia Rio GT-Line comparison: compact SUV or light city car?

The traditional city car is potentially under threat of extinction from pint-sized SUVs. We pitch Hyundai’s new, Accent-replacing Venue against Kia’s established Rio to see whether the sports utility vehicle or hatchback is best equipped for a life of urban motoring.

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Kia Comparisons

2019 Kia Cerato Sport v Toyota Corolla SX comparison

Two popular small cars in mid-range grades, but is the Cerato Sport or Corolla SX our favourite hatchback here?

2020 Kia Sportage v Citroen C5 Aircross comparison

The Sportage is a top seller, while Citroen's C5 Aircross is a rare sighting on the road. Which should you be buying, though?

2020 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed v Kia Seltos Sport+ comparison

Small SUVs account for 13 per cent of new cars sold in Australia this year. The Mitsubishi ASX is the most popular, with around 20,000 of them finding homes. While not the most modern car out there – it dates back almost a decade – Mitsubishi has continually made tweaks to keep it competitive. A new nose design and a better centre touchscreen just premiered, as if to highlight the point...

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Kia News

Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...

2021 Kia Rio facelift due in Australian showrooms in July

Kia has announced the details for its updated Rio hatchback, with the refreshed model due to arrive in Australian showrooms in July. The refreshed Kia Rio gains upgrades to safety, technology, infotainment and styling across its S, Sport and GT-Line variants. Kia Rio S and Sport models will be powered by the familiar 1...

Kia planning a tiny, affordable, short-range electric car

Kia Motors is developing an ultra-compact electric car to rival existing models such as the Citroen Ami, in an effort to provide people with affordable alternatives to public transport in the wake of the coronavirus crisis...

Around the tracks: A footballer's rare Ferrari, a Mustang GT drifts into a creek and a free Batmobile movie

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

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Kia Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I’ve been tempted to write a Stinger review for a while, but since so many people have already reviewed it, I thought I would wait a while, pile more kilometres on it and focus more on a longer-term ownership review. An ownership review of a newish car or something that you’ve owned for only a couple of weeks is maybe pointless since the purchase of the vehicle in the first place is a sign that you have a preference for such vehicle or maybe the brand in general...

2017 Kia Cerato S review: The rental

I don't own this car, as it was a rental, but I did drive it for over 10 hours and did 800kms in the thing. This is about as long as I have travelled in any car I haven't personally owned, yet I won't make any comments on reliability. However, I can say that I think if you need something practical and have about $15-$17k in your pocket, one of these would be great...

2011 Kia Sorento SLI (4x4) review

At the start of 2011, our Honda Odyssey was approaching 200,000 kilometres, and was starting to develop some high servicing costs and reliability issues, so we decided to look for a suitable replacement. We looked at a Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Prado and Kluger, Mitsubishi Pajero, Ford Territory, Hyundai Santa Fe and a Skoda Superb...

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