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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

2018 Kia Cerato Sport automatic review

The all-new Kia Cerato Sport is a value-for-money proposition, but how much sportiness is really infused into the 'Sport'?

SEMA 2018: Manufacturers representing big at aftermarket show

It’s not all about aftermarket at SEMA – manufacturers have a big presence at the show, giving visitors a look into potential future models and parts that could roll out to existing vehicles. We toured all the big manufacturers to see what they have on offer and whether any of it is coming to Australia...

2018 Kia Stinger diesel review

We'll likely never see the diesel-powered Stinger in Australia, but is that our loss? Let's find out...

2019 Kia Sportage Si diesel review

It might be the entry-level offering in the Kia Sportage range, but the Si CRDi is also one of the most appealing when it comes to price and features.

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Kia Videos

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!

SEMA 2018: Kia Stinger cop car, Cerato drifter on tour

Kia Australia's police-duty Stinger has debuted at this week's SEMA show in Las Vegas, where it would be used to showcase just how capable the Stinger could be as a police car not only in Oz, but anywhere in the world. Oh, and the wild Red Bull Forte (Cerato) drift car is also on show!

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

Family haulers face off! Hyundai Santa Fe v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-8 v Peugeot 5008 v Skoda Kodiaq v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. There is now no shortage of respectable 7-seat SUVs on the market for the driver who needs to haul a big family, or the kids and their friends. We've selected a handful of major contenders to see which is worth you spend...

Kia ProCeed: Sleek new wagon revealed in Paris

The good news: Kia's new ProCeed shooting-brake wagon is pretty hot. The bad news? It's not coming to Australia. *shakes fist*...

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Kia Comparisons

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...

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

People-movers are pretty passé, which explains the continual success of seven-seat crossover SUVs like the group tested here. We’ve assembled what we consider to be six of the best, with the added bonus that all are either new models or at least recently upgraded...

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Kia News

CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. In car news, Volkswagen has announced its next generation platforms will be the last with petrol and diesel engines, and Mazda has stated there will be no more MPS models. Also, Ssangyong has confirmed a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has scored a one-star Euro NCAP safety rating...

Hyundai Kona EV, Kia e-Niro range downgraded

The long-range Hyundai Kona EV has had its range downgraded on the WLTP test cycle, after the company discovered its external test agency hadn't followed the correct test procedure. Kia last week downgraded the range of its e-Niro for the same reason. The re-rating means the 39kWh Kona is rated for 289km instead of 300km, while the 64kWh model is officially good for 449km rather than the 470km initially promised...

2019 Kia 'Ceed SUV' spied

Photographers have snapped images of a mystery Kia crossover prototype doing rounds in Europe, believed to be based on the Ceed hatchback. In terms of size, the new Kia SUV slots between the Rio-based Stonic and the larger Sportage, making it around the same size as the Hyundai Kona and Ford Focus Active...

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

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Kia Owner Reviews

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...

2013 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo review

I bought my used 2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo auto about three months ago. It's my first car and I have enjoyed owning it very much so far. While doing research and coming up with a shortlist, I had rivals such as the Mazda SP25, Polo GTI and Veloster Turbo in mind...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  Before you start, this is the first of numerous reviews I plan to write regarding a 2018 Kia Stinger GT. This review includes my thoughts on numerous vehicles, why we bought the Kia and our first 5000km. For context, the cars I previously owned include a 2.4L Mitsubishi Lancer, an 0.9L T Alfa Mito, a 1.6L Hyundai Elantra SR and a 2017 Subaru Forester...

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Kia Galleries

2019 Kia 'Ceed SUV' spied

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