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10 Sep 2020

2021 Kia Sorento review

Our independent 2020 Kia Sorento review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. I used to think of the Kia Sorento as a bit of an oddball choice. A decade ago the nameplate was still unproven as a long-term prospect, but the big SUV had

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08 Sep 2020

Help me: Kia Seltos, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or MG/Haval?

Question: I’m looking at a medium suv with all the bells & whistles in safety, like all the sensors. I have been looking at the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed and Kia Seltos Sports Plus among others & I don’t know which to buy. Thought I might look at the Haval

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20 Aug 2020

2020 Kia Seltos S vs Honda HR-V VTi

Two relatively spacious yet compact SUVs faceoff as we see which base model offers the best of what: it’s the Kia Seltos compared to the Honda HR-V. Right out of the blocks, the Kia Seltos has hit its stride. Barely a few months old, it’s already selling as strongly as

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19 Aug 2020

2021 Kia Carnival revealed with substantial upgrades

Lots of new tech, new engines, and a new look front the fourth-gen Kia Carnival. Kia has revealed the all-new fourth-generation Carnival, also known as the Sedona in some overseas markets. Calling its MPV a “Grand Utility Vehicle”, or GUV, the new model has fresh styling outside. At the front,

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12 Aug 2020

2021 Kia Stinger facelift unveiled

New Stinger from Kia is on its way down under. The 2021 Kia Stinger has been officially unveiled, and it looks much like the current model. There are some updates, but it’s a subtle facelift – at least from what’s shown here. At the back, we see a new LED

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06 Aug 2020

Kia Stonic updated and coming to Australia

Yet another compact SUV prepares to enter Australia, this time from Kia and updated with new technology. Kia’s SUV lineup in Australia will soon include the new Stonic compact crossover, with the South Korean brand finally bringing the model down under since it first launched overseas. Ready to compete with

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29 Jul 2020

2021 Kia Sorento pricing announced

Kia’s new Sorento will arrive in September, and pricing has been announced for the core model range. Kia Australia has revealed pricing and some specifications for the new Sorento seven-seat SUV range, with a push upwards in every department expected from the South Korean car. “The outgoing Sorento was a

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13 Jul 2020

Kia reveals what’s inside new Carnival

The most important piece of the new Kia Carnival revealed. Let’s face it, the Kia Carnival, and basically all family vans, have never been bought for sex appeal. It’s all about what’s inside that matters. And so Kia’s newest details of the new Carnival is the most important, revealing a

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25 Jun 2020

New 2021 Kia Carnival revealed

Kia’s new Carnival is due to hit Australian shores soon. Kia is keeping the people mover game strong, revealing its fourth generation Carnival to freshen up the segment. The new model is expected to arrive in Australia later this year or early-2021 bringing significant upgrades, not least of which is

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27 May 2020

Kia Rio to get hybrid power and comprehensive tech upgrade for 2021

Kia’s Rio hatchback has been shown with a big tech improvement on the current iteration. Kia has revealed an upgraded Rio hatchback in South Korea overnight. The new model brings a swathe of additions over the current fourth-generation model on sale in Australia, with better safety technology and a new

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14 May 2020

Kia Sorento to debut new blind-spot camera system

Kia will launch its next-generation Sorento in Australia this year, and some of the new technology available includes a new dual blind-spot camera system. Kia will debut new blind-spot camera technology in its flagship Sorento SUV when it lands here later this year. The technology is somewhat similar to Honda’s

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14 Apr 2020

Kia Stinger power bump this year

The Kia Stinger is getting an upgrade, refreshing the hot sedan for the Australian market. KIA’S UPDATED Stinger is set to bring a power bump along with better tech and handling when it arrives later this year. First reported overseas as a mid-life update that would bring an all-new engine

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03 Apr 2020

Market slumps as Kia moves close to top three

March was not a good month for car sales in Australia, though a few car makers bucked the negative trend. THE AUSTRALIAN car market has posted its 24th month of slowing sales, as March 2020 recorded a horror show for most brands, the industry as a whole moving 81,690 units

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19 Mar 2020

New 2020 Kia Sorento revealed

A comprehensively updated rival to the large seven-seat SUV segment is soon to arrive. KIA HAS finally unveiled its new Sorento in full, detailing changes to its fourth-generation seven-seat SUV. Growing in size (10mm longer, 5mm wider and 35mm longer in the wheelbase), the redesigned interior offers more room than

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18 Feb 2020

2020 Kia Sorento unveiled, due here in June

New seven-seat SUV to shake up the market when it launches here in June. THESE ARE THE First official images of the new Kia Sorento, confirming that the South Korean car manufacturer has indeed produced a radical restyling of its large seven-seat family SUV including a leap in interior design

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