Kia

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.

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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 (21 days 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 (2 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 (5 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 (9 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 (12 months ago)

NEWS

2018 Kia Stinger Priced From Less Than $50K For Twin-Turbo V6

THU, 10 AUG, 2017

Kia customers keen to secure one of the carmaker's new Stinger sports sedans can begin budgeting, with Kia confirming the performer in six...

2018 Kia Sorento Facelift Revealed Overseas

SAT, 22 JUL, 2017

Kia’s large SUV, the family-focussed Sorento, has come in for a mid-life rework that sees the 2018 model given a more upmarket look and feel ...

Kia Reveals Stonic Small SUV To The World But Aus To Go Without

WED, 21 JUN, 2017

Kia has unveiled its new European-market small SUV.

Kia Sorento | Kia Optima Recalled For Engine Bearing Issues

WED, 21 JUN, 2017

Kia has issued a recall in Australia for its Sorento SUV and Optima midsizer due to potential engine damage.

Kia Boosts Value With Sorento Si Limited

WED, 24 MAY, 2017

Kia has pumped up the value on its Sorento large SUV adding $3000 worth of extra equipment to the Sorento Si at no extra cost to create the Sorento...

Leaked Kia Stinger Video Reveals Subtle Soundtrack

WED, 10 MAY, 2017

A leaked video of the Korean-market Kia Stinger reveals that the brand’s most powerful product could arrive missing a key feature: an evocati...

Kia “Actively Looking” At Supercars Entry With Stinger GT

FRI, 5 MAY, 2017

Kia’s first rear-wheel drive passenger car, the Stinger, is set to go on sale later this year, providing the ideal opportunity for the Korean...

2017 Kia Picanto - Price And Features For Australia

WED, 3 MAY, 2017

Kia has released its new 2017 Picanto light car in Australia - less than 13 months after the previous generation went on sale in Australia.

Mitsubishi Moves Into Indonesia - Kia Moves Into India

SAT, 29 APR, 2017

A pair of Asia’s carmakers has this week announced they’ll be spreading their automotive wings with two new plants in two new markets.

Visa Denied: The New York Auto Show Stars That Australia Will Miss Out On

MON, 17 APR, 2017

Now that the New York Auto Show is in full swing and automakers have pulled the cover of their stand candy it’s time to take a look at the he...

REVIEWS

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

SUN, 6 AUG, 2017

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

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

THU, 27 JUL, 2017

Everyone loves a bargain. Brands like Hyundai and Kia might have given up on the super-cheap driveaway deals of the past as they try to push a...

2017 Kia Soul Review | Unboxing Kia’s Block Star

SUN, 2 JUL, 2017

Once marketed as the poster-child of what Kia was capable of in terms of design, the boxy Soul’s glory days are now behind it with just ...

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

THU, 4 MAY, 2017

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

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

SAT, 18 MAR, 2017

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

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

THU, 1 DEC, 2016

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

Large SUV Lowdown – Mazda CX-9 v Kia Sorento Comparison Test

MON, 5 SEP, 2016

IT ISN’T OFTEN – IN ANY VEHICLE SEGMENT – THAT TWO COMPETITORS STAND SO FAR AHEAD OF THE PACK, FOLLOWED BY BROAD DAYLIG...

2016 Kia Optima GT REVIEW - Kia's Sleeper... But Can Korea Produce 'A Real GT'?

MON, 29 AUG, 2016

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

2016 Kia Picanto REVIEW – It's Mostly About The Value With Kia’s Compact Hatchback

THU, 4 AUG, 2016

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

2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable

SAT, 23 JUL, 2016

THERE’S NO MYSTERY BEHIND KIA’S GROWING GLOBAL SALES SUCCESS - IT IS BEING DRIVEN BY SMART CAPABLE PRODUCTS, GOOD PRICING AND LONG...

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