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Hyundai, Kia recall 534,000 vehicles in the US for fire risk, Australia unaffected

Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have expanded a safety recall in the United States over concerns of engine fires, across several older-generation model lines...

2020 Kia Sportage revealed for the US

Kia Motors America has revealed the facelifted 2020 Sportage for the US market at the 2019 Chicago motor show, bringing the American model in line with the versions sold in global markets like Australia and Europe...

2018 Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson v Kia Sportage v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...

Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions

Kia Australia has announced a new trio of Australian Open Special Editions for the upcoming 2019 tennis grand slam, including the local debut of the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line. Introduced after unprecedented demand for the micro hatch, the Picanto X-Line trades the sporting look of the GT-Line for a more adventurous aesthetic, donning 15mm raised suspension, contrasting plastic cladding with skid plate-style treatments at the front and rear, along with unique 16-inch alloy wheels...

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Kia Sportage range have been announced this week, with the facelifted SUV line-up to kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs. Despite starting $1000 more expensive than the model it replaces, the MY19 Sportage picks up added active safety gear across the range, while also offering a new eight-speed automatic on diesel models, along with an updated infotainment system – amongst other things...

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...