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Car industry says new models remain on schedule despite coronavirus

Most leading car companies say they are still on track to introduce a range of new models this year, despite apparent setbacks due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus. Australia’s biggest car company Toyota says it is business as usual for the time being (see separate story here)...

Kia overtakes Hyundai for the first time in Australia 

South Korean car maker Kia has overtaken its sibling rival Hyundai in the monthly sales race for the first time – 24 years after arriving in Australia. According to preliminary figures for March – one of the slowest months in memory for new-car sales due to coronavirus lockdowns – Kia posted a sales increase to rank fourth outright behind market leader Toyota, Mazda in second and Mitsubishi in third...

Beat the bowser: five of the most economical new cars under $20,000

The price of petrol might be hitting 20-year lows but as night follows day the cost will go up. As many motorists look to save money amid the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of five of the most economical new cars under $20,000...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

2020 Kia Sorento revealed ahead of Australian debut

Full details on the 2020 Kia Sorento - its “most high-tech car ever” – have been revealed ahead of a still-expected Australian launch in the middle of this year. While we have already seen images of the new Sorento’s exterior and interior, and been privy to engine details, the company laid-out the whole lot today...

2011-2014 Kia Carnival recalled over petrol leak potential

Kia has announced a recall for its 'VQ' Carnival, across the 2011 to 2014 model years. Affecting 12,123 vehicles in Australia, the recall is regarding the potential for a small heat-induced crack to appeal in the fuel rail of petrol models. In the event a crack appears, a fuel leak could result, which could lead to fire and/or a leak onto the road, increasing risk of harm to occupants and other road users...

2006-2010 Kia Carnival and 2006-2009 Sorento recalled for electrical fault, potential fire hazard

Kia Australia has issued a recall of 18,091 of its Carnival and Sorento models affected by an electrical issue that may result in a fire. The issue extends to model year 2006-2010 Carnival 'VQ' (of which 14,803 vehicles are affected) and 2006-2009 Sorento 'BL' models (of which 3288 vehicles are affected)...

The 2021 Kia Sorento will be officially unveiled on Facebook

UPDATE: It might be making its big flashy debut on Facebook, but the Sorento has now gone official. Get all the details here. The 2021 Kia Sorento will make its official debut in virtual form as part a Facebook livestream, in lieu of its anticipated outing at the since-cancelled Geneva Motor Show...

World Car of the Year finalists announced

The three finalists for the 2020 World Car of the Year awards have been announced: the US market Kia Telluride seven-seater and the Mazda3 hatch and Mazda CX-30 city SUV. The overall winner will be announced at the New York Auto Show next month. The three finalists – from a list of more than 50 contenders – were selected via secret ballot by 86 judges from 27 countries...

Kia Stinger GT Night Sky Edition pricing and specs

Kia has announced a special Night Sky Edition of its sports liftback Stinger GT for the Australian market. As the name suggests, Kia will only offer the Night Sky Edition of its Stinger GT in nocturnal hues for the exterior. Customers can choose from Micro Blue, Deep Chroma Blue and Aurora Black Pearl paint...

Brand new small SUVs coming in 2020

Small SUVs. You might love the idea of a higher-riding hatchback, or you might think they’re a convenient way for car brands to sell ostensibly compact cars at a markup. Either way, ongoing demand means the market for this type of vehicle remains abuzz with new offerings. Australia is no exception. The market share of Small SUVs was 13...