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KIA MOTORS AUSTRALIA

Founded in 1944 in South Korea and now part-owned by Hyundai, Kia Motors has established a rapidly-growing presence in the global car market with a diverse range of stylish, reliable, and well-finished cars.

Its family SUVs, the Sorento and Sportage, are style-leaders in the segment, as is the svelte Optima sedan. Across all of its models, Kia's Australian-tuned suspension is widely commended, and the frugal range of diesel and petrol engines have proven well-suited to Australian driving conditions and the demands of Australian buyers.

The Kia Carnival is the top-selling vehicle in the MPV segment. Kia also offers the sporty Pro Cee'd and Cerato Koup, as well as the Cerato hatch and sedan, Soul, seven-seat Rondo and the highly-awarded Rio.

2018 Kia Stinger First Drive Review | A Bold First Attempt From Kia For A Familiar Formula To Aussie Buyers

2018 Kia Stinger First Drive Review | A Bold First Attempt From Kia For A Familiar Formula To Aussie Buyers

The timing of Kia’s first rear wheel drive large car couldn’t be more fortuitous. Just as Holden is preparin...

Sep 22, 2017 (22 hours ago)
2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun

2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun

Once we were warriors. It could be a film about the micro hatchback segment that used to be brimming with action but tod...

Aug 22, 2017 (1 month ago)
2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch

2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch

Kia’s newest Rio light hatch represents a big change of direction for the South Korean small car. It's more se...

Aug 6, 2017 (2 months ago)
2017 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch Review | Upholds Its Value, Despite Advancing Age

2017 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch Review | Upholds Its Value, Despite Advancing Age

Everyone loves a bargain. Brands like Hyundai and Kia might have given up on the super-cheap driveaway deals of the...

Jul 27, 2017 (2 months ago)
2017 Kia Soul Review | Unboxing Kia’s Block Star

2017 Kia Soul Review | Unboxing Kia’s Block Star

Once marketed as the poster-child of what Kia was capable of in terms of design, the boxy Soul’s glory days are no...

Jul 2, 2017 (3 months ago)
2017 Kia Picanto First Drive Review | Expect Big Things From Kia’s Smallest Package

2017 Kia Picanto First Drive Review | Expect Big Things From Kia’s Smallest Package

Kia is clear that its first foray into the light car market with the Picanto last year was something of a test program a...

May 4, 2017 (5 months ago)
2017 Kia Sorento GT Line REVIEW | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV

2017 Kia Sorento GT Line REVIEW | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV

Kia has boosted the lineup of its Sorento seven-seat SUV with the addition of a new range-topping GT-Line model. Pr...

Mar 18, 2017 (6 months ago)
2017 Kia Sportage Si REVIEW - A Capable Performer That Doesn't Stick Out From the Crowd

2017 Kia Sportage Si REVIEW | A Capable Performer That Doesn't Stick Out From the Crowd

When a pragmatic, family-car decision needs to be made, medium SUV models such as the 2017 Kia Sportage Si are increasin...

Dec 1, 2016 (10 months ago)
Large SUV Lowdown – Mazda CX-9 v Kia Sorento Comparison Test

Mazda CX-9 Vs Kia Sorento Comparison Test - Large SUV Lowdown

IT ISN’T OFTEN – IN ANY VEHICLE SEGMENT – THAT TWO COMPETITORS STAND SO FAR AHEAD OF THE PAC...

Sep 5, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Optima GT REVIEW - Kia's Sleeper... But Can Korea Produce 'A Real GT'?

Kia Optima GT REVIEW, Price, Features | "That Punchy 2.0 Litre Turbo Is A Beauty..."

WITH A TURBOCHARGED 2.0-LITRE ENGINE AND LOADED WITH TOP-END FEATURES, KIA’S OPTIMA GT GETS 'STAR BI...

Aug 29, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Picanto REVIEW – It's Mostly About The Value With Kia’s Compact Hatchback

2016 Kia Picanto REVIEW, Price, Features | Light On For Frills But Buyers Win

KIA'S PICANTO IS GIVING THE KOREAN GIANT AN IMPRESSIVE FIRST SHOT IN THE COMPACT CAR MARKET – HERE, IN TH...

Aug 4, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable

Kia Optima Si REVIEW, Price, Features | Kia’s Solid Citizen, Packed With Features

THERE’S NO MYSTERY BEHIND KIA’S GROWING GLOBAL SALES SUCCESS - IT IS BEING DRIVEN BY SMART CAPABLE PROD...

Jul 23, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW | Just As Good As The Hatch... But...

Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW, Price, Features | Comfort, Space, And Value All Wrapped Up

AUSTRALIA IS A BIT ‘ODD’ WHEN IT COMES TO CARS LIKE THE 2016 KIA CERATO Si SEDAN. It's that sedan&n...

Jul 18, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Cerato S Premium Hatch REVIEW | Solid Value And Easy On The Eye

Kia Cerato S Premium Hatch REVIEW, Price, Features | Kia's 'Salt Of The Earth' Small Car

THE 2016 KIA CERATO S PREMIUM ISN’T WHAT YOU’D CALL "GROUNDBREAKING". And it's certainly ...

Jul 8, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Sportage Platinum Diesel REVIEW | Impressive Build, Impressive Refinement, Long, Long Feature List

Kia Sportage REVIEW, Price, Features | 2016 Platinum Diesel - Unquestionably One Of The Best...

KIA'S SPORTAGE HAS EVOLVED FROM A HUMDRUM SOFTROADER'TO THE FAR MORE POLISHED - AND FAR MORE DESIRABLE - FOURTH ...

Jun 4, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Cerato REVIEW | Low Key Changes To A Good Value Buy

Kia Cerato REVIEW, Price, Features | 2016 S, S Premium, Si, SLi - Still Smart, Still Good Value

WHEN IT CAME TO UPDATING THE 2016 KIA CERATO, THE IDEA WAS TO SIMPLY TWEAK THE CAR TO KEEP IT FRESH, NOT RE-INVENT IT AN...

May 24, 2016 (1 year ago)
Micro Hatch Showdown – Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark Comparison Test

2016 Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark REVIEW | Showdown In Tiny Town

THE SALES FIGURES TELL THE STORY FOR THESE TINY TOTS; buyers prefer larger and more expensive hatches from the clas...

May 24, 2016 (1 year ago)
Kia Picanto Si REVIEW | Mini-Kia Cuts A Dash

2016 Kia Picanto Si REVIEW, Price, Features | One Slick Little City Car

IT'S BEEN ON THE RADAR FOR SOME TIME, BUT FINALLY THE 2016 KIA PICANTO HAS ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA.  Whi...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 year ago)
Showdown: Kia Optima GT v Mazda6 GT v Toyota Camry Atara SL Comparison Test

Showdown: Kia Optima GT v Mazda6 GT v Toyota Camry Atara SL Comparison Test

OVERVIEW Choice is not something Australian car buyers are lacking. In some showrooms you can find hatchback, se...

Mar 14, 2016 (2 years ago)
2016 Kia Sportage REVIEW | Si, SLI, Platinum - Sharp Looks, Fat Feature List... Slight Price Increase

2016 Kia Sportage REVIEW | Si, SLI, Platinum - Sharp Looks, Fat Feature List... Slight Price Increase

IT SEEMS HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT THE KIA SPORTAGE IS NOW ENTERING ITS FOURTH GENERATION SINCE ARRIVING IN THIS MARKET IN 19...

Jan 22, 2016 (2 years ago)
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