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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 Cerato review: Sport manual sedan

Many brands are streamlining model ranges, but not Kia. The Cerato line-up has been expanded with the addition of a new manual variant in mid-range ‘Sport’ trim.

2020 Kia Seltos S review

The Kia Seltos is already a popular compact SUV seemingly right from launch. Here, we test the entry-level S model grade with the optional Safety Pack.

Kia Picanto GT: You don’t mess with imperfection

In 1976 a car entered the automotive landscape and changed the world. Okay, not the whole world, and not overnight, but in the world of performance motoring, things would never be the same again. It produced 81kW and 140Nm from a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, started out with a four-speed manual but later picked up a five-cog 'box, weighed 830kg, and could bolt to 100km/h in a reported 9...

2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line long-term review: City driving

Despite being an all-wheel-drive SUV, and having that alluring ‘4x4 Lock’ button near the gearstick, buyers of this Kia Sorento will more than likely spend 99 (or more) per cent of their time in the city. That's certainly been the case for our long-term Sorento, which has been getting shared around the CarAdvice office on a variety of urban assaults...

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Kia Videos

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.

REVIEW: 2020 Kia Seltos Sport FWD

There's a new small SUV in town, with chiselled good looks and plenty of kit. Not everything about the Kia Seltos is perfect, though, as Kez Casey explains.

Kia's SUV range - Choose your ride

Kia's Sorento large SUV and Sportage medium SUV are already among CarAdvice's top-rated SUVs, each consistently scoring well with our road-testing team. Now, at last, Kia has added a third SUV to its line-up: the all-new 2020 Kia Seltos...

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Kia Comparisons

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...

2020 Hyundai Venue Active v Kia Rio GT-Line comparison

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.

2019 Kia Seltos GT-Line v Nissan Qashqai Ti comparison

The impressive new Seltos takes on the popular stalwart Qashqai in this flagship small-SUV twin test.

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Kia News

Kia Stinger GT Night Sky Edition pricing and specs

Kia has announced a special Night Sky Edition of its sports liftback Stinger GT for the Australian market. As the name suggests, Kia will only offer the Night Sky Edition of its Stinger GT in nocturnal hues for the exterior. Customers can choose from Micro Blue, Deep Chroma Blue and Aurora Black Pearl paint...

Brand new small SUVs coming in 2020

Small SUVs. You might love the idea of a higher-riding hatchback, or you might think they’re a convenient way for car brands to sell ostensibly compact cars at a markup. Either way, ongoing demand means the market for this type of vehicle remains abuzz with new offerings. Australia is no exception. The market share of Small SUVs was 13...

Hyundai and Kia preview ingenious proactive transmission

Hyundai and Kia have co-developed a new automatic transmission for combustion vehicles that can choose a suitable ratio by using map data, and by scanning the road ahead with radars and cameras. The claimed world-first is called the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, and uses 40 major patents...

2021 Kia Sorento engines detailed: 2.2 diesel, 3.5 petrol for Australia

  Powertrain and platform details for the new 2021 Kia Sorento have been announced today, rounding out the major news after Monday's big design reveal. Leading the international launch line-up will be the Hyundai Group's new Smartstream turbo hybrid system, pairing the company's new 1.6-litre T-GDi turbo petrol engine with a 44...

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Kia Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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