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Kia K3 EV: China's electric Kia Cerato that isn't offered in Australia

Australia might not be due to receive an electric Kia Cerato until the next-generation model arrives in the coming years – but there’s already one for sale exclusively in China, known as the Kia K3 EV...

Kia considers even longer warranty as seven-year program approaches seven-year milestone

Kia Australia is considering extending its warranty period beyond seven years. Since launching Australia's first seven-year warranty in October 2014, other brands have followed suit. Now Kia is thinking about taking the peace-of-mind coverage even further. When asked about a longer warranty, the boss of Kia Australia, Damien Meredith, said it might not happen right away but it is under consideration...

Next Kia Cerato could go electric

The next-generation Kia Cerato due within the next five years could have the option of electric power. That's the call from the boss of Kia Australia, Damien Meredith, who says Kia remains committed to the small-car class – despite falling sales globally – and believes the next-generation Kia Cerato could have the option of electric power to broaden its appeal...

2022 Kia Sportage unveiled ahead of late 2021 Australian showroom arrival

The 2022 Kia Sportage has been revealed ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms sometime in the last three months of this year (fourth quarter of 2021). Following teaser images released in recent weeks, the wraps have now officially been lifted from Kia's crucial new mid-size SUV, showing the Sportage's bold exterior styling and twin-screen dashboard layout in full...

VFACTS May 2021: Kia overtakes Ford and Hyundai, now it has severe stock shortages 

Kia has overtaken Ford, Mitsubishi and its sister brand Hyundai in a major upset that catapulted the brand to third place in the new-car sales race in May 2021. It is the first time Kia has outsold Ford in a monthly sales race, the second time it has ranked in third place, and the third time it has beaten Hyundai...

2021 Kia Cerato GT price and specs: Facelifted warm hatch here this month from $36,990 drive-away – UPDATE

2021 Kia Cerato GT pricing and specification Updated warm hatch hit with $1100 price rise before on-road costs New features include a sunroof and a larger infotainment screen On sale in Australia from mid-June 2021 Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Kia Cerato GT have been confirmed, ahead of the model's local arrival in mid-June...

2021 Kia Cerato price and specs: Full range on sale now

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 to $1000 (drive-away) across the range Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Kia Cerato (Model Year 2022) have been confirmed, ahead of its Australian launch commencing in the coming days...

2021 Kia Rio price and specs: Fleet-focused SX joins range from $21,990 drive-away

2021 Kia Rio pricing and specification City car range expanded with fleet-oriented SX variant Leather seats, 17-inch wheels and sunroof headline additions SX priced from $21,990 drive-away, above $20,490 drive-away base S model The 2021 Kia Rio range has been expanded with a new mid-spec SX variant...

2022 Kia Sportage teased ahead of July 2021 reveal, Australian launch late 2021

The next-generation 2022 Kia Sportage mid-size SUV has been teased for the first time, ahead of its full reveal in July 2021, and an Australian launch by the end of 2021. A trio of darkened teaser images released by Kia provide our first glimpse at the new Sportage design free of camouflage, confirming the bold front fascia with stylised LED daytime-running lights first previewed in spy shots and artist renderings in recent months...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Two: Genesis to Maserati

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2022 Kia EV6 electric car to overtake Stinger as Kia’s performance icon, says executive

The 2022 Kia EV6 electric car – due in Australia next year – is poised to overtake the Kia Stinger twin-turbo V6 sedan as the brand’s performance flagship. While the Kia Stinger has just received a mid-life facelift and is selling at a rate better than expected in Australia, weak sales overseas have cast doubt over the future of the model beyond its current lifecycle...