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2018 Kia Sportage facelift unveiled

The updated Kia Sportage has been unveiled with a lightly updated exterior design, and a bevy of new drivetrains. As we saw in a recent set of spy photos, the revised Sportage has new front and rear bumpers. Up front, the Sportage has a more aggressive design, new headlamp internals, a splash of chrome, and a sportier-looking "tiger nose" grille...

2019 Kia Sportage facelift spied undisguised

The Kia Sportage facelift has been spied doing a spot of spring testing on the Nurburgring. Unlike earlier prototypes, this latest vehicle is running around with zero camouflage. The only bits of tape we can see serve to hold testing equipment in place. Up front, the headlight internals have been reorganised, while the signature "tiger nose" grille is shorter and has been given a more aggressive edge...

Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system

Kia has detailed its new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid system, which will debut in the Sportage SUV later this year – but it won't be coming to Australia. Combining a turbo-diesel engine with a 48V electric motor, Kia says the mild-hybrid setup "provides electric power and reduces engine load under acceleration", while also recuperating energy during in-gear deceleration and braking...

2019 Kia Sportage spied

The facelifted Kia Sportage has been spied this week, giving us an early look at what's to come for the Korean SUV's mid-life refresh. While thick black sheets conceal most of the front and rear, we can see some new details on the Sportage that distinguish it from the version currently on sale...

Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report

Kia's European arm is looking to introduce 48V mild-hybrid powertrains, starting with the current Sportage and next-generation Cee'd - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia's research and development boss, Woong Chul Yang, said the Korean manufacturer is looking to add the mild-hybrid options to meet ever-tightening European emissions laws...

Kia lobs Australian Open editions

Kia Australia has launched into full swing for this year's Australian Open tennis tournament, detailing a set of tennis-themed special editions based on the Picanto, Rio, Sportage and Stinger. First cab off the rank is the Picanto AO Edition, which features some sporty-looking extras, along with some Babolat tennis kit...

The Shortlist: Petrol, conventional auto, full-size spare wheel - easy, right?

Bruce is in the market for a petrol automatic vehicle to replace his much-loved Citroen C5. Let's see what we can do... Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk

Kia has issued a recall for 106 vehicles across its previous-generation diesel-powered 2011 model-year 'XM' Sorento and 'SL' Sportage model lines over concerns a fuel hose leak could pose a fire risk. The Korean manufacturer reports that vehicles equipped with the Euro 5 'R' turbo-diesel engine may exhibit premature deterioration of the fatigue-resistance and oil-proofing of the fuel feed hose...

The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2017 Kia Cerato Sport, Sportage Si Premium on sale

New Kia Cerato Sport and Kia Sportage Si Premium models have joined the company's Australian line-up this week, adding a handful of equipment upgrades. In the case of the Cerato, the new $22,450 (drive-away) Sport grade replaces the S Premium model, slotting in between the S automatic AV pack and the Si automatic...

2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix

Kia Motors Australia has issued a recall notice on 2008-09 KM Series Kia Sportage, citing an electrical wiring fault. Kia revealed the wiring harness connector pins in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) assembly may corrode due to improper sealing of the HECU’s wiring harness connector...