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Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019

Kia Europe has confirmed it will add a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Ceed Sportswagon during the second half of next year, with further models tipped to get electrified powertrains in the near future as well. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Kia Europe's marketing boss, Artur Martins, said the Ceed PHEV will utilise the same hybrid system as the Niro PHEV crossover, which pairs a 104kW/147Nm 1...

2019 Kia Cerato GT fully revealed in Korea

The new Kia K3 GT has been fully revealed in its home market of Korea, including the first images of the hotted-up sedan version. Known locally as the Cerato, and in North America as the Forte, the K3 GT sedan and hatchback bring subtle sporty upgrades inside and out, along with the 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine as the Hyundai i30 SR...

Kia Stinger GT a sellout success in Australia, police interest a huge help

Every single Kia Stinger GT that arrives is immediately sold, giving the company the best kind of problem with its performance halo -- supply. The company has sold about 2000 units in around a year since the big rear-drive liftback sedan arrived, and it has clearly changed how people see its brand...

Two-doors? Forget them, says Kia

Kia may be billed as a youthful and ‘fun’ brand, but one thing it has no plans to offer along these lines is a mainstream two-door coupe or hatch. Two of its top designers this week said such a product was definitively off the radar. Case in point is the new ProCeed ‘Shooting Brake’ wagon launched in Paris this week to replace the pro_cee’d three-door...

Kia Niro EV Australia bound in 2019

Kia Australia is set to begin selling its first electric car before the end of next year, once its dealer network is up to speed on how to sell and maintain them. The EV in question is the newly revealed e-Niro, which appeared this week at the Paris motor show. It’s a small SUV with a WLTP-tested driving range of 485km on one charge...

2019 Kia ProCeed ruled out for Australia

Steep sourcing costs, long expected wait times and relatively modest sales projections combined to knock on the head any hope Kia Australia may sell the new ProCeed wagon. We expected as much, but this week the company’s local arm made the decision more official, claiming to us that by the time it had ticked all the requisite boxes getting the niche offer here, it would have commanded a price point well above $40,000 to be profitable...

2019 Kia Soul EV spied

The 2019 Kia Soul EV has been snapped during testing, with pictures of the interior revealing its likely range. Although the body is just as camouflaged as last time we saw the car, the latest batch of spy pictures includes a few pictures of the interior. The central touchscreen shows the battery on 92 per cent and a range of 437km, which suggests the car will do around 500km on a full charge...

2019 Kia K900 has been given the 'Biermann Effect'

Kia's K900 is about to hit the North American market, and the company has revealed customers can expect a little more athleticism from its largest sedan courtesy of Albert Biermann – the Hyundai Motor Group's executive vice president for high-performance development...

Kia Stinger joins Western Australia Police force

Western Australia has joined Queensland in adding the Kia Stinger to its police fleet. A fleet of 50 300S liftbacks will be hitting West Australian streets over the next 12 months, filling the gap left by the Holden Commodore SS and Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo...

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...