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2021 Kia Sorento price and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2021 Kia Sorento seven-seat SUV have been released online ahead of the model’s arrival in local showrooms in the coming weeks. As reported last week, according to preliminary pricing, the 2021 Kia Sorento range will increase by up to $3880 depending on the model...

2021 Kia Sonet teased for India, Stonic still set for Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: Kia has handed down a set of new teaser images for the 2021 Kia Sonet, revealing a clearer look – albeit still in stylised sketch form – at its exterior design and new-generation interior themes. We've added those images to the body of this story. July 24: A first official preview for the upcoming 2021 Kia Sonet has been handed down, but we likely won't see it in Australia...

2021 Kia Imagine electric vehicle spy photos

A prototype for what could be the production version of last year's Kia Imagine electric vehicle concept has appeared on German roads this week, flanked by a Tesla Model 3 and a Toyota Prius Prime. While the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid EV (a petrol-electric hybrid with greater electric range), the unique design of the camouflaged car suggests a standalone electric model rather than a mere hybrid or PHEV offering...

2021 Kia Sorento: prices rise by up to $3880

The 2021 Kia Sorento seven-seater family SUV will go up in price by between $2160 and $3880 when it arrives in showrooms next month. The new-generation Kia Sorento will continue to be available with a choice of 3.5-litre V6 petrol (200kW/332Nm) front-wheel-drive, or 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel (148kW/440Nm) all-wheel-drive; both matched to eight-speed automatic transmissions...

2021 Kia Carnival interior revealed

A first look at the cabin of the upcoming 2021 Kia Carnival has been released today, revealing a premium dash design for the big seven-seat people mover. As with the incoming fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento, the new Carnival – also entering its fourth life cycle, 22 years in – will feature a pair of big 12.3-inch screens in the dash...

Cars for sale: five deals on seven-seat SUVs

New-car bargains are becoming harder to find after bigger-than-expected sales in June left showrooms empty, and factory shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis delayed the arrival of fresh stock. With that in mind, there are still savings to be found if you’re patient and prepared to shop around...

2021 Kia Rio: price rise, safety boost, six-speed auto, wireless Apple CarPlay 

The 2021 Kia Rio hatchback will rise in price by up to $1800 to take into account advanced safety, improved fuel economy, class-leading technology – and currency pressure – when it arrives in showrooms in late July or early August...

Kia releases owner’s manual app, not yet confirmed for Australia

Kia has announced a smartphone app designed to do away with the conventional owner’s manual, and the technology could be introduced here. The app uses technology that identifies in-car switches “from any angle” with the phone’s camera, then matches them to an index of symbols and warning indicators...

Kia shows off clutch-by-wire technology for mild-hybrid cars

Kia has revealed details of its new clutch-by-wire technology that allows use of a conventional manual transmission with mild-hybrid and start-stop systems. Modifying the traditional hydraulic system used to actuate clutches in manual cars – which is connected directly to the vehicle’s clutch pedal – Kia’s ‘intelligent manual transmission’ (iMT) places a module between the pedal and the hydraulics...

The cars we wish were sold in Australia in 2020

We don't want to sound like we're complaining, but sometimes being a small, far-flung, right-hand-drive country has its downsides. While being an Australian certainly has some perks (we'd list them but we just keep coming back to Tim Tams, sprinklers slung over Hills Hoists in summer, and outstanding '80s cricket moustaches), it also means we miss out on a bunch of overseas car brands and models we'd rather like to take for a spin...

2021 Kia Carnival teased

UPDATE: The new 2021 Kia Sorento has now been revealed. Details here. A revealing new sketch of the next-generation 2021 Kia Carnival has been handed down today, offering a clear look at what's to come. Following in the tracks of the current model, this new model will again bless the Carnival badge with the sort of powerful proportions that get dads reconsidering the notion that they'd never be seen driving a people mover...