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Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Kia undecided on next-generation Stinger

The Kia Stinger performance sedan has won numerous awards but it hasn’t won as many hearts as the South Korean carmaker was hoping – and now the company is deciding if it will build a successor. If a second generation Kia Stinger goes ahead, it could become an electric car. The global slump in sedan sales has hit the Kia Stinger head on, particularly in North America where it was expected to shine...

Kia and Fujitsu create the cop car of the future

Australian police forces are set to benefit from a collaboration between technology giant Fujitsu and Kia Motors Australia. Fujitsu has developed an integrated artificial-intelligence system for emergency vehicles that replaces a swathe of equipment bolted on- and into police cars...

Kia Stinger GT420 revealed in the UK

Kia has whipped the covers off its Stinger GT420 in Britain, showing what can be done with a pre-production car and a can-do attitude. Based on the pre-production Stinger used for Britain's media and television demands, the GT420 has been fettled to deliver 315kW of power and 560Nm of torque, 43kW and 50Nm up on the standard car...

2020 Kia Stinger pricing and specs

The mildly-updated MY20 Kia Stinger line-up has arrived in Australia, with a streamlined model range and the availability of a bright new Sunset Orange exterior finish. For the new model year, the mid-spec 200Si and 330Si variants have been dropped, leaving the entry-level S and flagship GT-Line and GT grades...

Kia developing neater tech for emergency services

Kia and Fujitsu Australia have teamed up to develop a cleaner interface for emergency service vehicles. Rather than relying on bulky, tacked-on instruments, the system integrates into Kia's existing infotainment system...

2020 Kia Stinger GTS gets AWD with Drift Mode

The all-wheel drive Kia Stinger has more traction than its rear-wheel drive counterpart, but that comes at a cost. Drifting, to be specific. A new iteration of the all-wheel drive system offered in left-hand drive markets, dubbed Dynamic AWD, aims to close that gap. It defaults to a fairly conservative power split in Comfort, sending 60% of the engine's torque to the rear axle, but flipping into Sport ups that to 80%...

CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

Kia Stinger joins NT Police fleet

Northern Territory Police have appointed the Kia Stinger to its fleet, becoming the third police jurisdiction in the country to do so. A total of seven V6 Stingers will be added to the Road Policing Command, replacing the current Commodore SS patrol cars...

Why Queensland Police chose the Kia Stinger

The Queensland Police Service recently became the first law enforcement agency in the world to use the Kia Stinger as an operational intercept and road command vehicle. It replaces what has been historically the role of the now-extinct Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon...

CarAdvice podcast 138: Stinger owner review, and we stare at a Jimny!

This week Mandy Turner and Kez Casey are broadcasting from Barry Bourke Suzuki in Berwick, Victoria! In car news, the 2019 Renault Clio has been revealed, Ford has patented an all-wheel drive hybrid V8 system, car companies are calling for a registration ban on cars affected by the Takata recall, and Germany's autobahns will remain derestricted despite a push to impose limits...