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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 Sportage review

While it's hard to spot the differences, Kia has loaded the new Sportage with standard equipment and safety kit. Paul Maric heads out for a drive.

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

While the twin-turbo V6 GT hogs all the headlines, the four-cylinder 2018 Kia Stinger 200Si offers a well-equipped and well-balanced take on a once-traditional motoring segment.

2018 Kia Rio S manual review

The Kia Rio may carry an air of Euro sophistication in its external styling, but open the door and you’ll be welcomed by a much more basic interior. That’s no bad thing, though – a back to basics fit-out is one thing the Rio uses to its advantage.

2018 Kia Picanto GT-Line review

Kia has bolstered its top-selling micro car range with a sporty-looking GT-Line variant – but is it more style over substance?

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Kia Videos

2018 Kia Picanto review: 5 Things

Lacklustre four-speed automatic transmission aside, there's a lot to like about Kia's punky little Picanto. James Wong explores here.

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...

2018 Kia Stinger: Traction control test

Last year when we compared the Kia Stinger to the V8 Aussie muscle car, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, Paul Maric said that you couldn't switch stability control off in the Stinger. A lot of you suggested that he was wrong. So, in the hunt for the answer, we hit the track and switched everything off!

2018 Kia Stinger v 2018 Holden Commodore

You've seen us pit the new Kia Stinger against the now-retired VF Commodore, so how does the new European-imported Commodore VXR go against the turbocharged V6 Stinger?

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Kia Comparisons

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison

It's on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising. In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite...

Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo v Kia Rio SLi comparison

While SUVs are the flavour of choice in recent years, the humble hatchback continues to be a popular option for first-car buyers, downsizers and those with just no need for anything bigger. Light cars are perfect for urban dwellers thanks to their compact packaging, and the competition remains red hot as manufacturers pump more and more kit into their tiniest offerings...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

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Kia News

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

Kia Stinger GT: Michelin tyres to replace Continental in Australia

Kia has made the bold move of switching tyre allegiance for Stinger GT models in Australia, ditching Continental for Michelin. We first reported we were unimpressed with the longevity of the Continental ContiSport Contact 5 tyres fitted to the Stinger GT when we tested it against the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline last year...

Kia Australia: 10-year warranty not out of the question

Kia led the warranty charge in Australia with its seven-year, unlimited-kilometre offering, and appears determined to maintain its leadership in the space. The company has once again confirmed it would consider a 10-year warranty, if the wider market encroached on its turf by extending to seven years. There's no guarantee it'll be required, of course...

Kia compact SUV to begin testing in Australia

Kia has confirmed that it will launch a new sub-Sportage compact SUV within the next 18 months, and Australia is likely to play a role in its development. While the car is yet to be named, it's expected to look similar to the Kia SP Concept revealed at the 2018 Delhi motor show...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Optima GT Nav review

I'm the owner of an MY18 Kia Optima GT in red. In my opinion, it is a great car. Kia has come along way since the ’90s. Good on you, Kia. I have owned three cars made by the Kia group, and each time they have surprised me. As far as handling, performance, looks, comfort and economy go, it’s great. Each day since buying my Optima GT, I can’t wait to drive it again...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

As an owner of 4WD and SUV vehicles for the last 15 years, against the current trends, I decided to make the switch back to a mid-size sedan because of the value they currently represent, and I decided on the Kia Optima GT. I have to say I am extremely happy with this decision for a number of reasons...

2014 Kia Pro_cee'd GT-Tech review

After spending six months looking for a modern midlife-crisis car, I settled on a 2014 Kia Pro_cee'd GT-Tech in what I’ve found to be a rare silver one. Before making my choice, I drove a Toyota 86 and a Hyundai Veloster Turbo prior to the Pro_cee'd. All were manual transmission. The 86 was a typical Toyota (Boring) and not a real four-seater...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  We turn our cars over every three years, however I am no longer on the road all the time, so I can now spend a bit more on a car and keep it for a longer period of time. I looked at all the different options in this category, such as the Chrysler, Mustang, Holden (for about five minutes max'), Audis, and BMWs, but this car was by far the most bang for your buck you will find out there in its class...

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Kia Galleries

2019 Kia Sportage review

2019 Kia Sportage review

2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs

2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

Kia Stinger joins Queensland Police fleet
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