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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...

2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed

Kia has bared its third-generation Soul, with a more aggressive new face, a higher-tech interior and the introduction of an electric model packing a 64kWh battery. On the outside, the new Soul is 4196mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall. Those dimensions largely mirror those of its predecessor, with an extra 259mm between the wheels helping deliver a more planted look...

2019 Kia Soul spied camouflage free

The next-generation Kia Soul has been spotted on the streets of Mexico City ahead of its debut this week at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. These photos were taken by Donovan Ivan Bernal, and published on the Facebook page of Auto Dinamico. Apart from a bit of tape on the D-pillar and on the Kia badges, these low resolution pictures give us our first unobstructed look at the exterior of the third-generation Soul...

2019 Kia Soul teased again ahead of November 28 reveal

The third-generation Kia Soul has been teased (again) ahead of its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The new Soul will be available with the choice of two four-cylinder petrol engines in the North American market: a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre, and a turbocharged 1.6-litre. The latter can be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...

2019 Kia Soul teased again

Hyundai Motor Group, parent company of Hyundai and Kia, has issued a teaser for the new-generation Soul crossover on social media ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show. After showing the new Soul's tail-light earlier this week, the manufacturer has now given us a glimpse at the sharper front end...

2019 Kia Soul teased

The third-generation Kia Soul have been teased ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. The teaser image gives us a glimpse of the car's hindquarters, revealing the side of the new hockey-stick taillights, end of the roof rails, fuel filler cap, and part of the rear wheel arch...

Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions

Kia Australia has announced a new trio of Australian Open Special Editions for the upcoming 2019 tennis grand slam, including the local debut of the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line. Introduced after unprecedented demand for the micro hatch, the Picanto X-Line trades the sporting look of the GT-Line for a more adventurous aesthetic, donning 15mm raised suspension, contrasting plastic cladding with skid plate-style treatments at the front and rear, along with unique 16-inch alloy wheels...

2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs - UPDATE

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Sorento range have been announced this week, bringing a range of technology and equipment additions to the company's flagship SUV. UPDATE, 14/11/18: The Sorento range has been bolstered by the GT-Line V6 petrol from June 2018, which gets the same 206kW/336Nm 3...