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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...

Kia e-Soul electric car converted to a commercial vehicle in Europe

Korean car maker Kia has added the electric e-Soul Cargo – an e-Soul city hatch converted for light commercial duties – to its line-up in the Netherlands, however it’s unlikely the model will see Australian showrooms. The Kia e-Soul Cargo trades its rear seats for a flat-floor with six tie-down anchors...

Coronavirus will 'very much' influence car design, says Kia executive

This year's coronavirus pandemic will forever alter the way cars are designed, according to Kia's design boss – who says the South Korean carmaker is exploring the use of anti-viral materials and the creation of cars specifically for shared mobility...

Kia Stinger beats Holden Commodore in sales race

The Kia Stinger that has come out on top in the battle for a slice of the shrinking large car market, according to latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Kia sold 93 Stingers in May, beating out the Holden Commodore (40 sales) and the only other combatant in the segment, the Skoda Superb (15)...

Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...

2021 Kia Rio facelift due in Australian showrooms in July

Kia has announced the details for its updated Rio hatchback, with the refreshed model due to arrive in Australian showrooms in July. The refreshed Kia Rio gains upgrades to safety, technology, infotainment and styling across its S, Sport and GT-Line variants. Kia Rio S and Sport models will be powered by the familiar 1...

Kia planning a tiny, affordable, short-range electric car

Kia Motors is developing an ultra-compact electric car to rival existing models such as the Citroen Ami, in an effort to provide people with affordable alternatives to public transport in the wake of the coronavirus crisis...

Around the tracks: A footballer's rare Ferrari, a Mustang GT drifts into a creek and a free Batmobile movie

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...

Kia Picanto facelift unveiled, here in a few months

Australia’s best-selling city car, the Kia Picanto, has had a minor makeover and big lift in technology. The 2021 Kia Picanto, unveiled in South Korea overnight where it is sold as the Kia Morning, gets a redesigned nose, new tail-lights and rear bumper...

Exclusive: New Kia Sorento gets remote parking tech, centre airbag and other firsts

EXCLUSIVE The new Kia Sorento will enable drivers to squeeze the vehicle into a tight parking spot using a remote control – while standing outside the car – a confidential dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice has revealed. The remote parking technology has until now been exclusive to top end limousines and electric cars...

New Kia Sorento SUV to get blind-spot camera

The new-generation 2020 Kia Sorento SUV is poised to get blind-zone camera technology on top-end models. Utilising a wide-angle, high-definition camera under each side mirror, the technology shows vehicles in the adjacent lanes that would normally be in a driver’s blind-spot. This image is shown on the 12...