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Kia Stinger: Sunset Yellow resprays halfway done

Kia Australia has completed around 50 per cent of the resprays promised to customers with defective Sunset Yellow paint, having announced the program in July. The paint contains an oil that undermines its long-term durability, making it more likely to crack from stone chips and other day-to-day wear...

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2018 Kia Stinger diesel review

We'll likely never see the diesel-powered Stinger in Australia, but is that our loss? Let's find out...


Kia Stinger GT a sellout success in Australia, police interest a huge help
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Kia Stinger GT a sellout success in Australia, police interest a huge help

Every single Kia Stinger GT that arrives is immediately sold, giving the company the best kind of problem with its performance halo -- supply. The company has sold about 2000 units in around a year since the big rear-drive liftback sedan arrived, and it has clearly changed how people see its brand...


Two-doors? Forget them, says Kia
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Two-doors? Forget them, says Kia

Kia may be billed as a youthful and ‘fun’ brand, but one thing it has no plans to offer along these lines is a mainstream two-door coupe or hatch. Two of its top designers this week said such a product was definitively off the radar. Case in point is the new ProCeed ‘Shooting Brake’ wagon launched in Paris this week to replace the pro_cee’d three-door...


2019 Kia ProCeed ruled out for Australia
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2019 Kia ProCeed ruled out for Australia

Steep sourcing costs, long expected wait times and relatively modest sales projections combined to knock on the head any hope Kia Australia may sell the new ProCeed wagon. We expected as much, but this week the company’s local arm made the decision more official, claiming to us that by the time it had ticked all the requisite boxes getting the niche offer here, it would have commanded a price point well above $40,000 to be profitable...


Kia Stinger joins Western Australia Police force
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Kia Stinger joins Western Australia Police force

Western Australia has joined Queensland in adding the Kia Stinger to its police fleet. A fleet of 50 300S liftbacks will be hitting West Australian streets over the next 12 months, filling the gap left by the Holden Commodore SS and Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo...


2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled
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2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Rio and Stinger, over concerns about the load ratings specified on their tow bars. According to the company, the tow bar labels have incorrect load ratings specified. Kia says that could result in the tow bar being used to tow objects above its maximum weight...


Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary
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Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary

The Kia Stinger ignites passionate debate like few other cars we've driven at CarAdvice. With a big engine up front, loads of space in the middle and power going to the rear, there was no shortage of hype. As soon as it arrived in Australia, we knew we wanted to buy one. Here it is, resplendent in Hichroma Red...


Owner Reviews: Best of July 2018
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Owner Reviews: Best of July 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they’re like! Here are our five favourites from February, along with the story that inspired the most comments...


The week's top news stories: July 15, 2018
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The week's top news stories: July 15, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660
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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...


Kia Stinger GT: Michelin tyres to replace Continental in Australia
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Kia Stinger GT: Michelin tyres to replace Continental in Australia

Kia has made the bold move of switching tyre allegiance for Stinger GT models in Australia, ditching Continental for Michelin. We first reported we were unimpressed with the longevity of the Continental ContiSport Contact 5 tyres fitted to the Stinger GT when we tested it against the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline last year...


Kia Stinger: Respray promised for defective yellow paint
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Kia Stinger: Respray promised for defective yellow paint

Kia will shortly contact customers of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers to offer a full vehicle respray due to defective paintwork, the company has told CarAdvice today. The botched paint is understood to include an oil that causes long-term durability to fail, causing easy cracking from stone chips and other incidental contact...


The week's top news stories: July 6, 2018
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The week's top news stories: July 6, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review
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2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

While the twin-turbo V6 GT hogs all the headlines, the four-cylinder 2018 Kia Stinger 200Si offers a well-equipped and well-balanced take on a once-traditional motoring segment.


Kia Stinger joins Queensland Police fleet
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Kia Stinger joins Queensland Police fleet

The Queensland Police Service has confirmed the arrival of a new Road Policing Command vehicle, this week officially adding the Kia Stinger V6 to its fleet. Where the New South Wales Police turned to the BMW 530d and Chrysler 300 SRT Core for its post-Commodore V8 fleet, Queensland is putting its faith in the big, rear-drive Korean lift back...


Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming
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Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming

Kia Australia will add two go-fast ‘GT’ versions of its new Cerato small car by early 2019 to complement the Stinger brand-builder. The Cerato GT (expected name) will come in both hatch and sedan body styles, giving Kia dealers two affordable image leaders in the same mould as the related Hyundai i30 SR and Elantra SR twins...


Kia Stinger GT drags Ford Mustang GT - video
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Kia Stinger GT drags Ford Mustang GT - video

Mustang or Stinger? Four doors or two doors? Twin-turbo V6 power, or naturally-aspirated V8 power? They're all good questions, and they're all answered by the video you're about to watch. Although the Mustang has a purer bloodline when it comes to drag racing, and it's a more natural sports car than the Stinger, the two are quite closely matched...


Genesis: Oz launch pushed back to Q4
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Genesis: Oz launch pushed back to Q4

Genesis, luxury subsidiary of Hyundai, won't be arriving in Australia until at least the fourth quarter of 2018 – after previously being scheduled for the third quarter. Public relations manager for Hyundai Australia, Guido Schenken, confirmed the news this week, meaning we won't see the G70 (top) or G80 (formerly Hyundai Genesis) until very late this year...


2018 Kia Stinger 330S review
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2018 Kia Stinger 330S review

Big-car space and turbocharged performance are the calling cards of the Kia Stinger. So, if you’re chasing maximum bang for your buck, the Stinger 330S has your number with the biggest engine for the cheapest price. But do the compromises balance the savings?