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Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'

Kia Europe has confirmed its upcoming crossover based on the Ceed hatchback will debut later in the year, though hasn't revealed its official name just yet. A new press release accompanied by the above sketch that was published a month ago quotes Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's vice president of design...

Why Queensland Police chose the Kia Stinger

The Queensland Police Service recently became the first law enforcement agency in the world to use the Kia Stinger as an operational intercept and road command vehicle. It replaces what has been historically the role of the now-extinct Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon...

Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch

Kia Australia looks poised to leverage its naming rights sponsorship of the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam to electrifying effect, by using the 2020 event held in January as the launch program for its e-Niro EV crossover. The company is working on an ambitious plan to have a fleet of Niro electric cars serving as shuttle vehicles around Melbourne during the event, in place of the familiar stickered-up Carnivals and Sorentos, with the dealer rollout coinciding...

Kia Australia axes Rondo, Soul and Optima

Kia Australia will stop selling its three lowest-volume cars to make life easier for its dealers, confirming the local death of its Rondo people-mover, Soul hatchback and Optima sedan. The Rondo has already been removed from the company's website, after finding just 150 buyers last year and 226 the year before. That represents only 0...

Kia Australia ready to push for 10-year warranty

If the chief operating officer of Kia Australia gets his way, it’s just a matter of time before the company extends its mainstream-market-leading warranty – EV maker Tesla has an eight-year plan – to a whopping 10 years in duration...

Kia unveils its first electric sedan: ‘Imagine by Kia’

Imagine the performance of a Kia Stinger in a car the size of a Toyota Corolla sedan that doesn’t use a drop of fuel. That in essence sums up the awkwardly named ‘Imagine by Kia,' a sleek electric sedan concept unveiled at this year’s Geneva motor show...

Kia's growth continues, closing the gap on Hyundai

Overall new vehicle sales continue to go backwards in Australia, but one brand that keeps bucking the trend is Kia, having doubled its sales between 2014-18 and continuing to climb so far in 2019 to boot. The ‘second’ Korean brand after Hyundai has gone from also-ran, to fast-growing upstart, to established brand hovering around the top 5 overall position in impressively rapid time, clawing its way ahead of Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Holden and Subaru in the process...

Hyundai, Kia recall 534,000 vehicles in the US for fire risk, Australia unaffected

Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have expanded a safety recall in the United States over concerns of engine fires, across several older-generation model lines...

2020 Kia Niro revealed for Geneva

Kia Europe has unveiled a refreshed Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid for the 2019 Geneva motor show, headlined by design revisions along with new customisation and equipment options. The exterior changes bring petrol-electric variants in line with the all-electric e-Niro, including new bumpers, a new quad-LED 'ice cube' daytime-running light design, the option of full-LED headlights, new double-arrow LED lights in the front bumper...

Kia four-door electric concept teased again

Kia has continued the drip-feed of details about its upcoming electric concept car headed for the Geneva motor show, revealing it'll have four doors, a new Kia logo, and more than 20 screens. No, that isn't a typo, it'll have more than twenty screens...

CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if he should chip tune his 2014 Kia Rondo, used to haul the family and a camper trailer...