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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

2021 Kia Carnival Platinum long-term review: Side benefits

We turn our fantastic eight-seat Kia Carnival into a hauler.

2021 Kia Seltos GT-Line review

The Kia Seltos GT-Line is the fully-loaded star of Kia's small SUV range.

2021 Kia Sorento S V6 review

When you strip away a lot of the fancy features – as well as asking price – how does Kia’s cheapest Sorento stack up?

2021 Kia Niro EV Sport review

We explore the range capability of Kia's first fully electric car in Australia.

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Kia Videos

Video: Kia Carnival v Toyota Granvia - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best People Mover

Our challengers begin with the Toyota Granvia VX, representing a step away from the brands long-standing family-favourite Tarago, into a multi-person vehicle with commercial underpinnings, but more luxurious styling. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class continues the more van-esque exterior in this class but maintains the height of technology, safety and refinement expected from the three-pointed star...

Video: Kia Stinger v Skoda Superb v Toyota Camry Hybrid - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Med/Large Car

All three finalists show that the format can still be cut differently. Everything from economy, performance, and style was addressed by the assembled top three. In the performance corner sits the newly updated Kia Stinger. Rear-wheel drive and available with a high-performance turbocharged V6 engine, it offers a more engaging take on what is often considered a mundane segment...

Video: 2021 Kia Cerato launch review

For 2021, the brand has given its small car a midlife update, which we had the pleasure of sampling on a quick drive through the Southern Highlands and South Coast districts of New South Wales.

Video: Kia Seltos v Mazda CX-30 v Skoda Kamiq - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Small SUV

Australia's Small SUV class is arguably one of the toughest segments in the new-car market, with nearly a dozen contenders competing for attention. Some models will suit certain buyer needs more so than others. Our job is to determine which ones have the broadest ability and do the most to move the category forward...

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Kia Comparisons

2021 Toyota Kluger GX V6 v 2021 Kia Sorento S V6 comparison

Powered by V6 petrol engines, both of these vehicles are the cheapest tickets into the new Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorento ranges. Here's how they compare.

2021 Volvo XC90 v Kia Sorento comparison

Making the leap from mainstream to premium is not a simple task. Volvo managed it with the XC90, but is Kia on the right track with the new Sorento? We line them up to see which is the better category-crossing prestige SUV.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander v Kia Sorento GT-Line comparison

While the designs may be different, key mechanical and electronic tech is shared between the closely related Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. Is that enough to put one ahead of the other?

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Kia News

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, Kia Sorento Hybrid delayed to early 2022

Hybrid versions of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2022 Kia Sorento large SUVs won't reach Australian showrooms until early 2022, Korea's two largest manufacturers have confirmed. Previous confirmation from Kia Australia and Hyundai Australia had placed the Sorento Hybrid for a local launch around mid-2021, followed by the Santa Fe Hybrid in the second half of 2021 – though both manufacturers now expect their Toyota Kluger Hybrid rivals to arrive locally in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March)...

The Drive Five: Hybrid and electric Kia Carnivals coming soon, and the other stories you might've missed – 20 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

Kia Stinger production to end in late 2022 – report; UPDATE: Kia HQ responds

UPDATE, 20 July 2021: Kia has responded to yesterday's rumours of the 2022 Kia Stinger's early demise, telling CarAdvice the vehicle is here to stay for now, but did not elaborate when it may go out of production. "As a company policy, we do not share future production plans this far in advance. Further information will be disclosed in due course...

2022 Kia Sportage detailed, Australian launch due October/November 2021 – UPDATE

The 2022 Kia Sportage has been revealed in full, ahead of its Australian launch this October or November. Following the release of initial exterior and interior images last month, Kia has released full details of the latest generation of its critical mid-size Sportage family SUV – and twin under the skin to the new Hyundai Tucson – which brings an overhauled design, high-tech cabin, and new safety technology...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2021 Kia Sorento SPORT 7 Seat review

After a run of issues with our first and second CX-5 diesels, we decided that the family hauler needed to be something different. Our neighbour bought a 2019 model Sorento diesel and raved about it every time we chatted over the fence, so we figured because the new one won Drive Car of the Year, we better check out what everyone seemed to be talking about, having never owned a Kia before...

2017 Kia Stinger GT-Line (Red Leather) review

I sold my MY18 GT-Line 9 months ago and replaced it with a BMW M240i. I genuinely miss the Stinger and feel regret whenever I see one on the roads. I've never written a car review before but my old Stinger deserves one. The day I signed the contract to buy the Stinger, I went to a Ford dealership with my heart set on a Mustang...

2020 KIA Stinger GT (Black Leather) review

There are many "Likes" about our 2020 Kia Stinger, after owning one now for six months. We purchased the car because we liked the look of it; eye catching! We chose the superb Ceramic Grey colour, which is a different colour compared to most of the vehicles on the road today. When using the Sports Mode, you can feel the driver's seat wrap you in to give you support, which is impressive and has that "wow factor"...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Okay I am two years into my Stinger GT experience and I thought it may be time to sit and pen a review. Of course a mind numbingly boring Melbourne lockdown and three weeks of annual leave may have also contributed. So it's mid-2018 and I'm looking at a performance sedan; a bit of an all-rounder that won't break the bank...

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