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These are the small SUVs you can buy right now

The automotive world is currently plagued with supply issues causing a great number of new cars to be in short stock. But if you need to take delivery if a new small SUV right now, there are a select few models in good supply in the lead up to the end of the financial year...

2021 Kia Stonic price and specs – UPDATE: Entry-level Stonic S joins range

2021 Kia Stonic launched in Australia with two model grades Choice of two engines Plenty of tech and safety gear Entry-level Stonic S priced from $22,990 drive-away UPDATE, 21 January 2021: Kia has announced the Stonic S will be the entry-level variant in the three-car range, available from $22,990 drive-away with a manual transmission...

2021 Kia Stonic Australian details – UPDATE: Launch delayed to February

UPDATE, November 17, 2020: The Australian launch for the 2021 Kia Stonic has been postponed until February 2021, rather than December this year. According to Kia's Australian arm, the decision was made to ensure a greater volume of vehicles would be available from launch...

2021 Kia Stonic facelift unveiled, on sale in Australia late 2020

The facelifted 2021 Kia Stonic compact SUV has been unveiled in Europe – ahead of its Australian showroom arrival in late 2020. While the Kia Stonic has been on sale in Europe since 2017, its Australian debut was timed to coincide with this mid-life styling and technology update...

2021 Kia Sonet teased for India, Stonic still set for Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: Kia has handed down a set of new teaser images for the 2021 Kia Sonet, revealing a clearer look – albeit still in stylised sketch form – at its exterior design and new-generation interior themes. We've added those images to the body of this story. July 24: A first official preview for the upcoming 2021 Kia Sonet has been handed down, but we likely won't see it in Australia...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: John Bowe pays tribute to Rod Barrett

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the Alpine A110 Sportsx concept has been revealed, an Australian launch for Kia Stonic has been confirmed for late 2020, there's Australian interest in the Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake', and research shows school pick-up as 'the most dangerous time' to be on Australian roads...

Kia Stonic: Australian launch confirmed for late 2020

The compact SUV segment, despite ever more competition, shows no sign of slowing down in Australia – and now Kia has confirmed the arrival of its new Stonic compact SUV for the fourth quarter of 2020. The Stonic, as mentioned in our 2020 sales projection story, will fill a void in the Kia line-up to take on the likes of Mazda's Mazda 2-based SUV, the CX-3...

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...

2018 Kia Stonic revealed, not coming to Australia

The Kia Stonic crossover has been revealed not long after official photos were leaked online. Designed in Europe, the Stonic is Kia's first competitor in the European B-segment SUV class, which the company says accounts for 1.1 million sales in Europe or around seven per cent of the overall market. This segment, Kia forecasts, will grow to around two million cars by 2020...

2018 Kia Stonic leaked online

UPDATE: The Stonic has now been officially revealed. Details and images here. The upcoming 2018 Kia Stonic has been leaked online by Spanish media this week, giving us a first look at the company's first compact SUV - though don't expect to see it in Australia anytime soon. Autodato...

2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches - UPDATE

The upcoming new Kia Stonic compact SUV has been previewed today for the first time, but don't expect to see this one in Australia. Speaking with CarAdvice today, local communications manager Kevin Hepworth reaffirmed that the compact Kia SUV destined for Australia is not the one we'll see unveiled in the weeks or months ahead...