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Kia Australia's sales on an upward march

Kia appears to be hitting its stride in Australia in 2015, given its annual growth rate of almost 20 per cent, or five times the market-wide figure. It was up 36 per cent in November alone. The Korean brand, which has been garnering critical respect for a number of years now, has nevertheless stagnated in sales over the past few years while sister company Hyundai has boomed...

Kia Sorento Trail Edition teased ahead of SEMA debut

An off-road ready Kia Sorento concept car has been teased ahead of its debut at the SEMA show in November. The new car is referred to as either the PacWest Adventure Sorento or the Sorento Trail Edition. Kia hasn't revealed much about the SEMA show car, expect that it's fitted with a custom suspension setup and a snorkel intake system...

2015 Kia Sorento pricing and specifications

The 2015 Kia Sorento range has launched with three specifications and two engine choices starting from $40,990 plus on-road costs and finishing at $55,990. The third-generation Kia Sorento brings about substantial changes highlighted by its new platform, which is shared with the recently launched Kia Carnival...

The safest SUV in Australia: 2015 Kia Sorento

The 2015 Kia Sorento this week scored the fifth-highest safety crash test score in ANCAP history with a mark of 36.62 out of a possible 37, making it the safest SUV in Australia. This puts the Kia Sorento at a safety rating above any model from the Japanese brands and even the likes of Audi. Only the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Volvo V40 and Hyundai Genesis have scored higher...

2015 Kia Sorento nets one of ANCAP's highest scores to date

The 2015 Kia Sorento family SUV has been awarded one of the highest ANCAP scores ever, days ahead of the car’s official local launch ANCAP awarded the Sorento 36.62 out of 37 against its most stringent 2015 criteria, with perfect scores in the side impact and pole test. All impact zones on test dummies in front-offset and whiplash tests ranged between good and acceptable...

Clawsome? Kia Sorento X-Men edition to feature at 2015 Australian Open

Movie car tie-ins are an interesting beast. Sometimes the car is featured in the film and there is sufficient demand from the public to encourage the manufacturer to continue the celluloid experience with a special edition. Other times, the car has no relevance to the movie and is just created for curious marketing purposes...

Kia Sorento: runout SUV gets free family pack

The runout Kia Sorento has scored a free family pack valued at $3400 to sweeten the deal on the ageing SUV before the new model arrives early next year. The Sorento’s family pack includes an alloy nudge bar, side steps, tow bar kit, cargo mat, floor mats and weather shield set. It is standard on all Sorento models across the outgoing range...

2015 Kia Sorento: new images and engine details revealed

New images and updated engine details for the 2015 Kia Sorento have been revealed ahead of the SUV’s local arrival in the first quarter of 2015. The all-new Sorento has been confirmed to be powered by a pair of engines when it goes on sale here, including a new 3.3-litre petrol V6 with up to 198kW of power (exact outputs to be confirmed), and a revised 2...

2015 Kia Sorento : Interior images and additional specifications revealed

Interior images and additional specifications of the 2015 Kia Sorento have been released at its official public unveiling in South Korea. The third-generation Sorento’s cabin takes big steps forward from its predecessor, with an entirely new design and a more spacious seven-seat layout...

2015 Kia Sorento revealed

The first official images of the 2015 Kia Sorento have been released, revealing the exterior styling of the third-generation seven-seat SUV. The images confirm the production version of the Sorento remains faithful to Kia's official design sketches released earlier this month. The 2015 Sorento’s styling was led by Kia’s Namyang design studio in South Korea with input from its studios in Germany and the US...

2015 Kia Sorento interior teased

The interior of the 2015 Kia Sorento has been teased ahead of the new-generation SUV's reveal in South Korea in late August, before taking the stage at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October. According to Kia, the interior of the all-new, third-generation 2015 Kia Sorento "will raise the bar for luxury in its segment", with a new wraparound dashboard fascia, upright touchscreen media system and "high quality soft touch materials"...