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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 Cerato GT sedan review: Runout wrap

Kia is one of the few carmakers to back up its sporty GT badging, but do the sporty aspects of the Kia Cerato GT ruin its ability to cater to the everyday?

2021 Kia Carnival long-term review: Introduction

I never thought I’d catch myself saying this, but purple is one hell of a colour for the 2021 Kia Carnival. But technically, I'm wrong. I was surprised to find out that this hue is actually called Deep Chroma Blue, but it strikes me as more of a deep purple in person. It does change a bit in different light, and has loads of metallic flecks in it...

2021 Kia Stonic S review

Kia has expanded its Stonic city SUV range. We've now tested the cheapest model in the line-up. Here's how it compares.

2021 Kia Seltos Sport+ AWD review

The Kia Seltos is edgy, good-looking and packs plenty of features, but can it stand tall in the crowded small-SUV segment?

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Kia Videos

Video: 2021 Kia Seltos Sport+ AWD Review

The Kia Seltos is edgy, good-looking and packs plenty of features, but can it stand tall in the crowded small-SUV segment?  ...

Video: 2021 Kia Sportage GT-Line review - Long-termer farewell

Kia’s ageing medium SUV is a competent crowd-pleaser – particularly if you’re willing to splurge on the top-of-the-line offering.  ...

Video: 2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line launch review

We can debate whether the 2021 Kia Stonic is a high-riding hatchback or a city SUV, but what we do know is that buyers can’t get enough of this type of car.

Video: 2021 Kia Carnival Australian first drive review

We put father of two Sam Purcell in the South Korean brands all-new people mover.

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Kia Comparisons

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?

Small hatch review: 2020 Kia Rio v Suzuki Swift comparison

We match up high-spec Rio and Swift models to find the best turbocharged, $25,000 teeny.

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Kia News

2021 Kia Cerato price and specs: 2.0-litre models on sale now, GT due in June

2021 Kia Cerato pricing and specification 2.0-litre models to arrive first, followed by the GT in mid-June Revised look and new tech for Kia's small car Six-speed automatic retained for 2.0-litre models, but no more manual Prices up $500 (drive-away) across the range Initial pricing and specifications for the 2021 Kia Cerato have been confirmed, ahead of its Australian launch commencing in the coming days...

GM foils plans: Kia trademarks new names for electric line-up in US and Australia

Kia may have decided on a new nomenclature for its electric vehicle range in the US. According to Korean automotive site Bobaedream (via The Korean Car Blog), the names IK1 to IK9 were trademarked by Kia in the US earlier this week, with the general expectation among online circles that the car maker could be rebadging its electric vehicles (EVs) for that market...

2021 Kia Stinger: 2.5-litre turbo engine ruled out for Australia

The 2021 Kia Stinger's new 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder won't make its way to Australia, thanks to local buyers' thirst for six-cylinder power. Confirming what many already expected, the facelifted Stinger – introduced locally at the end of 2020 – will continue on with its choice of 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder or 3...

The 2021 Drive Car of the Year – Overall winner

2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for the new car market both domestically and overseas. And yet, sales in Australia have remained strong, with buyers still looking to secure their next new car and manufacturers have kept their end of the bargain releasing a range of high-quality new models into the Australian market...

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Kia Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Kia Rio S review

I had spent a number of years driving a W202 C240 Mercedes that I had purchased second hand on an online auction. This was the most comfortable car I had ever had the pleasure of owning. I later passed the W202 onto my son, and because I have always had a passion for French cars, I purchased a Renault Lagune dCi II, also cheaply via auction...

2017 Kia Picanto S (AEB) review

Long term car ownership is not something in which I am terribly familiar. Whilst I won’t bore you with the details, this example of Kia’s smallest offering is my longest owned vehicle, so I thought it would be good to show how perceptions have changed from it being a brand-new car with 80 kilometres on the clock, to one with now over 36,000km...

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