Kia says 2020 sales scaled back by just under 10 per cent during 2020, in a year where no one quite knew what was in store for the market.
While the new Sorento added some much needed fresh metal to showrooms, there's more to come. Kia has confirmed that alongside the current diesel and incoming V6 petrol models, petrol-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions will also join the range.
Small SUVs. You might love the idea of a higher-riding hatchback, or you might think they’re a convenient way for car brands to sell ostensibly compact cars at a markup.
Either way, ongoing demand means the market for this type of vehicle remains abuzz with new offerings. Australia is no exception.
The market share of Small SUVs was 13.1 per cent in 2019, while in January this year the newly separated Light and Small SUV segments commanded 15.9 per cent combined share.
Crossovers continue to proliferate throughout the Kia line-up as the Korean company looks at adding another B-segment SUV, according to a report from Autocar.
Possibly wearing 'XRio' badges, it would be conceptually similar to the C-segment XCeed. The XCeed is based on the European-market Ceed, which itself shares underpinnings with the Cerato sold locally.
CarAdvice podcast 58: Go behind-the-scenes of the hatchback mega test
Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Trent Nikolic on location with this view (above) from the Hunter Valley, while our hatchback mega test is underway.
We talk how important the Kia Stinger is for the Korean brand in a special car news report after it received a CarAdvice rating of 9.0 in our latest review. While the Stonic has been leaked online, it looks like Australia won't be getting the compact SUV.
CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed
This week, Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens bring you all the latest car news and reviews.
A CarAdvice exclusive reveals an airbag recall for Tesla, plus, details and price of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, 2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches, and the Nissan Titan joins the Performax line-up in Australia.
A new city-friendly crossover, rumoured to be branded as the Kia Stonic, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe.
The new model will sit below the Sportage in Kia's SUV range, and will share its underpinnings with Hyundai's new global sub-Tucson crossover, which was last spied in January.