31 Mar 2021

2021 Kia Sorento Range Review

Which Kia Sorento is right for you? Our full rundown of the 2021 Kia Sorento range including servicing, how much it costs to own, which engine is best and which one to buy. Kia’s new Sorento is a huge leap forward from the South Korean manufacturer and delivers one of

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27 Jan 2021

2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line review

Our independent 2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Whether you call it a city SUV, a compact crossover or a jacked-up hatch, the only thing that matters to the bean counters is that cars on stilts sell. In the small

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15 Jan 2021

Kia announces electric vehicle future

Kia breaks into new territory this decade, changing its look, focus and feel. Kia – nee Kia Motors – has announced that along with a new look and slogan, it will launch seven new electric vehicles in six years, catering for all manner of purposes. Shown in a shadowy teaser

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07 Jan 2021

Kia’s new logo and rebranding goes live

Another car maker rebrands itself with a new logo, this time Kia making moves upmarket. Kia is rebranding itself globally, moving to a new look logo and a new slogan. The move suits the new generation of Kia models that have moved significantly upmarket from where the once humble Korean

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04 Jan 2021

2021 Kia Carnival pricing announced

New-generation Kia Carnival lands soon with a slight price hike and plenty of new gear. Kia has announced pricing for its new fourth-generation Carnival which will soon be available to drive on Australian roads. The model line-up consists of the same four-tier S, Si, SLi and Platinum trims, though the

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15 Dec 2020

2021 Kia Stinger PE review

  Our independent 2021 Kia Stinger PE review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. They say that the South Korean car makers are at a similar stage to when the Japanese car makers went from being thought of as cheap and cheerful to some

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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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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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