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NAIAS - 2009 KIA Soul'ster Concept

The 2009 KIA Soul'ster Concept, a variation on the Soul, targets young buyers with an efficient front-wheel-drive layout and fun open-air design.   A two-door concept with roadster roots, the brightly colored Soul'r yellow Soul'ster projects a hip industrial look with screw borders, reminiscent of a rivet design found on a fighter jet...

2009 Light Car Comparison

2009 CarAdvice Light Hatch Comparison   Honda Jazz vs. Kia Rio vs. Toyota Yaris Models Tested: 2009 Honda Jazz VTi, 1.5-litre, automatic, five-door hatch - $21,490 2009 Kia Rio LX, 1.4-litre, automatic, five-door hatch - $16,990 2009 Toyota Yaris YRS, 1...

Kia Rondo7 – Long Term Update

- Anthony Crawford You can’t haul a computer desk around in an Aston Martin 4.7-litre Vantage Coupe or heaven forbid, the Roadster. CarAdvice has been shooting a Full Throttle video on these two Aston Martins during the past week and as much as I enjoyed steering the Vantage box set, I can honestly say that it has not dulled my admiration for the super versatile and super cheap, Kia Rondo7 I have been trying to off-load a mint condition computer desk (which was off-loaded to me some time ago) for months now and only today found a home for it...

KIA wins President's Design Award

KIA have this year received the President's Award for Design at the 10th annual Korea Design Awards in recognition of the company's design-centred management strategy implemented in multiple stages since 2005. The prestigious award was presented by the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Myung-bak Lee, and recognises KIA's leadership in design...

2008 Kia Rondo7 – Long Term Review Update

-Anthony Crawford We’ve been driving Kia’s Rondo7 'Urban Recreational Vehicle' for just shy of four weeks and like our much loved toy poodle, it’s already part of the family. It’s also been on its inaugural trip away from Sydney to a small country property, just south of Kangaroo Valley in the Southern Highlands with my wife at the helm, along with youngest daughter and mother-in-law (plus pet dog) in tow...

Hyundai-KIA win UK Manufacturer of the Year

UK magazine Autocar has named Hyundai-KIA as its Automotive Manufacturer of the Year citing the world’s fifth largest car-maker’s “mind-blowing ambition" as the centre point of their decision. Hyundai-KIA have climbed in to the top ranks of the world’s biggest car companies in less than 50 years...

2008 KIA Rondo7 - Long Term Evaluation

Long Term Evaluation Vehicle - KIA Rondo7 Limited Model Tested: 2008 KIA Rondo7 EX Limited 2.0-litre automatic wagon - $31,990 (RRP) - by Anthony Crawford KIA are a very confident manufacturer these days for not only do they offer a comprehensive five year unlimited kilometre warranty for private users, but they've now also thrown CarAdvice the keys to a Rondo7 Limited for a few months, just to see how the family wagon will cope at the hands of a road tester and his family in the longer term...

KIA Cerato 2008 AIMS

Headlining the Kia stand at this year's Australian International Motor Show is a preview of the new and very stylish Kia Cerato sedan, due for release to the Australian market early in 2009.   New Kia Cerato will be the first Kia released in Australia to feature the 'new face of Kia', the H-grille design from the pen of Kia's global chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, who joined the company in 2006 from the Volkswagen Group...

2009 Kia Soul engines

Kia has today confirmed a new model will join its lineup early next year. The car in question is the new Kia Soul, an urban crossover passenger car that is expected in Kia dealerships around the world by early 2009. The Korean giant will offer it's latest vehicles with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel engine in both manual or automatic transmission...

Next-Gen Kia Sorento spy photos

Having already facelifted the Kia Sorento in 2006, Hyundai's sister company Kia has begun testing the next-generation SUV in the hot deserts of the United States. As we can see from these pictures, the Sorento will be growing but not enough to accommodate three rows of seating, which will be left to the yet bigger Kia Borrego...

Kia Carnival most affordable people-mover

The RACV has also released its results for the lowest cost people-mover to own and operate, with the Kia Carnival solidifying its premier performance for the third year running.   The cost survey showed that the Korean designed Carnival cost an average of $229.90 per week over five years to run, almost $10 per week less than a Honda Odyssey and almost $16 per week less than a 2WD Ford Territory TX...