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Kia's Hummer rival: Light Tactical Cargo Truck military concept unveiled

South Korean car maker Kia has unveiled a Hummer rival. The military vehicle was shown at the 2021 International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in the United Arab Emirates. Dubbed the Kia Light Tactical Cargo Truck, the concept has been developed in collaboration with South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration...

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are...

Apple ramps up autonomous car testing as deal with Hyundai-Kia is called off

Apple’s on-again, off-again plans to develop autonomous car technology appear to be slowly ramping back up again – as plans to partner with Korean giant Hyundai-Kia appear to have stalled. An investigative report by Automotive News USA has unearthed autonomous testing data filed by tech giant Apple to Californian authorities...

New Kia logo to make its Australian debut on the Cerato, marking new company direction

Kia has announced its new logo will make its Australian debut on the incoming Kia Cerato mid-life facelift in May 2021, before being rolled out across much of the company's existing line-up over the ensuing months. "The mid-life facelift, or what we call 'product enhancement', of the Kia Cerato arriving around May 2021 will be the first in our market to feature the new logo," a Kia spokesperson told CarAdvice...

The five cheapest cars in Australia right now

Buying a new car is the second-most expensive purchase most of us will ever make, behind the family home. A recent survey by Australian consumer site Canstar Blue found that Aussies spend, on average, $40,128 on a new car and then hold onto that new car for around six years. Canstar’s research went further, breaking down the average new car cost by segment and brand...

2022 Kia Sportage rendered from spy shots

The 2022 Kia Sportage is being readied for its unveiling in the coming months, but heavily-camouflaged mules have meant little is known about the new car's exterior. These renders from Russian website Kolesa imagine what the Sportage may look like, based on what's been seen from recent spy images (bottom)...

2021 Kia Stonic price and specs – UPDATE: Entry-level Stonic S joins range

2021 Kia Stonic launched in Australia with two model grades Choice of two engines Plenty of tech and safety gear Entry-level Stonic S priced from $22,990 drive-away UPDATE, 21 January 2021: Kia has announced the Stonic S will be the entry-level variant in the three-car range, available from $22,990 drive-away with a manual transmission...

Hyundai Motor Group ends all-new diesel engine development – report

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) – parent company of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands – is believed to have stopped developing new diesel engines. Newspaper Korea JoongAng Daily are reporting HMG took the decision during the second half of 2020. It also claims that while new diesel engine development has ceased, HMG will continue to update its existing 'R', 'U' and 'Smartstream D' series engines for current models...

2021 Kia CV electric vehicle leaked in official video

Kia's first standalone electric vehicle – codenamed CV – has leaked in an official video from the Korean brand, providing our first glimpse at the production-bound model, and without the heavy camouflage that has adorned prototypes in recent months...

Kia confirms seven new electric vehicles by 2027, outlines long-term brand strategy

Kia has confirmed it will launch seven new dedicated electric vehicles (EVs) by 2027, as part of a new long-term brand strategy angled towards sustainability. These models will be underpinned by the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), shared with sister brands Hyundai and Genesis...

Around the tracks: A Tesla owner's questionable car horn goes viral

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...