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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 S automatic review

Kia aims to spice up its best-selling model with visual ties to the Stinger halo model.

Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary

The Kia Stinger ignites passionate debate like few other cars we've driven at CarAdvice. With a big engine up front, loads of space in the middle and power going to the rear, there was no shortage of hype. As soon as it arrived in Australia, we knew we wanted to buy one. Here it is, resplendent in Hichroma Red...

2018 Kia Optima Si review

Fresh faced as part of a midlife update, the 2018 Kia Optima plots a steady course in a declining market segment, but is Kia’s midsizer any better or worse than the rest of its often underappreciated competitors?

2019 Kia Cerato Sport+ review

The new Cerato Sport+ is ripper value and a comfortable cruiser, though lacks the performance to live up to its name.

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Kia Videos

2019 Kia Cerato Sport+ review

It may not be the most flashy or exciting mode of transport, the Kia Cerato Sport+ is a spacious, comfortable, and fuss-free option in the ever-competitive small car segment, bolstered by its ripper value-for-money equation thanks to its high level of standard equipment and market-leading customer care program.

2018 Kia Picanto review: 5 Things

Lacklustre four-speed automatic transmission aside, there's a lot to like about Kia's punky little Picanto. James Wong explores here.

2018 Kia Cerato review: First drive

See the full article here. For all the fanfare made over the Stinger, and all the positive press given to the Sportage and Sorento crossovers, it’s the Cerato that is Kia Australia’s mainstay. The rapidly expanding company has doubled its sales in just four years, but over that period the aggressively priced Cerato’s volume has tripled...

2018 Kia Stinger: Traction control test

Last year when we compared the Kia Stinger to the V8 Aussie muscle car, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, Paul Maric said that you couldn't switch stability control off in the Stinger. A lot of you suggested that he was wrong. So, in the hunt for the answer, we hit the track and switched everything off!

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Kia Comparisons

2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that accounts for about half of all people-mover sales in Australia. Released in 2015 in third-generation form, the Korean eight-seater has been given an update for 2018...

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison

It's on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising. In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite...

Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo v Kia Rio SLi comparison

While SUVs are the flavour of choice in recent years, the humble hatchback continues to be a popular option for first-car buyers, downsizers and those with just no need for anything bigger. Light cars are perfect for urban dwellers thanks to their compact packaging, and the competition remains red hot as manufacturers pump more and more kit into their tiniest offerings...

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Kia News

2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Rio and Stinger, over concerns about the load ratings specified on their tow bars. According to the company, the tow bar labels have incorrect load ratings specified. Kia says that could result in the tow bar being used to tow objects above its maximum weight...

2019 Kia ProCeed unveiled

The new Kia ProCeed has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2018 Paris motor show at the beginning of October. With buyers deserting three-door hatchbacks in favour of five-door models or crossovers, the new ProCeed not only ditches the previous car's torturous Pro_Cee'd name, but adopts a rakish, but still practical five-door shooting brake body...

2019 Kia Cerato GT previewed? Ceed GT, K3 GT revealed overnight

Overnight, Kia unveiled the new Kia Ceed GT in Europe, as well as the Kia K3 GT for the South Korean market. These cars preview the powertrain likely to feature in next year's Cerato GT. Under the bonnet, the Ceed GT and K3 GT are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre direct-injection four-cylinder engine, which generates 150kW of power at 6000rpm, and 265Nm of torque between the 1500 and 4500rpm...

Kia Australia announces Joonsu Cho as new CEO

Kia Australia has a new boss, Joonsu 'James' Cho, who immediately succeeds Woong Hur as the Korean brand's local chief executive officer. Mr. Hur has left the Australian division just nine months into his tenure as president and CEO of Kia's local arm, returning to the company's Seoul headquarters as leader of the North and Latin America Support Group...

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Kia Owner Reviews

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...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Generally being a Calais V/Statesman owner, amongst others, I recently sold my 18-month-old current-model Audi A4. A lovely car with heaps of added extras and magic to drive, but it was too old-fashioned for me, even at 66 years of age. Just nothing extra to look at, and like driving a box on wheels. As soon as I saw a review of the Stinger late last year, I started my research...

2017 Kia Carnival S review

Last year, after reading and watching some reviews, I wanted to buy a Kia Stinger as ‘the nice car’ to accompany our 2010 Sorento in the garage. A personalised numberplate was even bought for this plan. Unexpectedly, my wife suggested to upgrade the Sorento to a Carnival with very logical reasons...

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Kia Galleries

2019 Kia Soul EV spied with less camouflage
2020 Kia Telluride unveiled

2020 Kia Telluride unveiled

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