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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 Sorento GT-Line review

The flagship 2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line is packed with stacks of gear at a relatively affordable price.

2019 Kia Cerato GT review

Reasonably fast, and brilliant through the bends, the Cerato GT is more than just a ‘warm hatch’.

2019 Kia Picanto GT review

The Picanto GT is meant to attract new buyers to the super popular city car, but it presents a conflicted offering.

2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium diesel review

Less common than they once were just a few years ago, compact diesel SUVs still have a place in Australia, and Kia stakes its claim with the updated Sportage diesel.

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Kia Videos

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.

Interview: Iain Moffat and the Kia Carnival, Rafael Nadal's Australian Open driver

Sponsored by: Kia The Grand Slam season kicks off with the Australian Open and features all the big names in tennis. With over $62 million in prize money up for grabs and over 740,000 people walking through the gates each year, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the specially-marked and Kias...

2019 Kia Cerato range review: Which to buy?

Time for another range review! If you've decided on the new Kia Cerato hatch as your next car, you might need a hand figuring out which model in the line-up is the one to get. We've put all four variants to the test here, to help you decide.

Comparison: Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

While we wait for the new-generation Toyota RAV4 to debut in Australia, it's worth taking a look at what's on offer right now. Which of these mid-sized SUVs should you consider? Let us help you decide!

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Kia Comparisons

2019 Kia Cerato hatch range review

The Kia Cerato small hatchback and sedan family has been the driving force behind the company’s charge up the sales charts over the past few years – a time frame that has seen it overtake the likes of Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda. Much of the appeal has been an unbeatable value-for-money equation, led by a base model retailing for less than $20,000 drive-away, and backed by an unbeatable seven-year warranty and capped-price servicing...

2018 Medium SUV Mega Test

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...

2018 Kia Sportage v Nissan X-Trail

The Kia Sportage and Nissan X-Trail are two of the market’s most popular medium-sized SUVs, owning a neat 20 per cent market share between them. What’s interesting about comparing this pair is the different approaches the respective brands have taken. The Kia prioritises visual appeal and a hint of sportiness, whereas the Nissan is all about maximising practicality for a growing family...

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Kia News

CarAdvice podcast 140: Take a ride in the Jimny, and sporty wagons!

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Mitsubishi ASX, the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the Alpina B7 XDrive have been revealed. Plus, the Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 has been confirmed for Australia, and the Liberal National Party has backed a proposal for manufacturers to share service data with independent repairers...

2020 Kia 'Tusker' spied in the snow

Photographers have spied the upcoming small Kia crossover destined for the Asia-Pacific and North America, believed to be named the Tusker. The Tusker is the production version of the SP concept revealed at last year's New Delhi motor show, and should arrive in Australia before the end of the year to compete with the likes of the Mitsubishi ASX and Mazda CX-3...

2020 Kia 'XCeed' spied

Spy photographers have snapped the Kia Ceed-based SUV once again during cold weather testing in Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal in the coming months. The new model is rumoured to be badged the 'XCeed', slotting between the pint-sized Stonic and larger Sportage in Kia Europe's line-up...

2020 Kia Sportage revealed for the US

Kia Motors America has revealed the facelifted 2020 Sportage for the US market at the 2019 Chicago motor show, bringing the American model in line with the versions sold in global markets like Australia and Europe...

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Kia Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Kia Optima GT Nav review

I wrote a review of my Kia Optima GT shortly after I bought it, so I thought I would give an update on progress now that I've had it for about 12 months. It's still only done about 10,000km which has consisted mostly of about six or so long trips. I absolutely love this car and am extremely happy with it...

2018 Kia Sportage SLi (FWD) review

The Kia Sportage is a handsome, reliable and well-thought-out car. We picked up our new Kia after having 11-and-a-half months of absolute pain and horror with our Haval H6 Lux. It was love at first sight when we picked up our new Kia: the presentation of the vehicle, quality of the build, and smooth handling helped form an instant bond with this car...

2016 Kia Cerato S (AV) review

The Kia Cerato is one of the best cars going around these days for value for money. Being my first new car purchase, I was very careful in determining which car would suit my purposes and give me the best bang for my buck. I was set on a small-sized car in a sedan, as I detest hatches and their horribly small back windows...

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Kia Galleries

2020 Kia 'Tusker' spied in the snow

2020 Kia 'XCeed' spied

2020 Kia Sportage revealed for the US

2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line review

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