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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.

Reviews and News

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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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (4 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)

NEWS

Kia Starts The Clock On New GT Model

FRI, 2 DEC, 2016

The countdown to the launch of Kia’s new rear-wheel drive GT sedan has begun.

Rear Wheel Drive Kia Sedan Spied In Pre-Production Guise

WED, 30 NOV, 2016

Kia’s preparations to enter into the rear wheel drive sports sedan market are heating up with the 3 Series challenger spied in undisguised pr...

Kia Optima Recalled For Potential Driveshaft Damage

TUE, 22 NOV, 2016

Kia has recalled its Optima mid-size sedan this week, due to a potential problem with the right-side driveshaft.

2017 Kia Sorento Introduces GT-Line Styling Package - Price And Features For Australia

WED, 2 NOV, 2016

For the 2017 model year the Kia Sorento SUV is set to get an image overhaul thanks to the introduction of Kia’s sporty GT-Line appearance pac...

Kia’s SEMA Customs Go Autonomous

WED, 2 NOV, 2016

Kia chalked-up its autonomous plans at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas with four concept vehicles with sel...

2017 Kia Picanto Breaks Cover In Korea

THU, 27 OCT, 2016

The first uncovered exterior spy image of the new 2017 Kia Picanto has debuted online thanks to Korean motoring site MotorGraph.

2017 Kia Rondo - Price And Features For Repositioned Australian Model

WED, 12 OCT, 2016

Though hardly a large segment in Australia, Kia has decided to soldier on with the Rondo small people mover, providing a smaller option for familie...

2017 Kia Soul - Repriced And Restyled For Australia

TUE, 11 OCT, 2016

Kia has given the Soul small hatch a light tweak for the 2017 model year, building on the Soul’s SUV-inspired styling - but more crucially br...

Kia Picanto Retains 5-Star ANCAP Rating But Audit Finds Increased Injury Risk

SAT, 1 OCT, 2016

Kia’s Picanto city car launched in Australia this year with the maximum 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program...

Updated Kia Rondo For Paris - Australian Update Arriving Soon

MON, 26 SEP, 2016

Kia’s competent seven-seat Rondo scores a fresh look and some extra kit in time for the Paris Motor Show next week.

REVIEWS

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...

2016 Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW | Just As Good As The Hatch... But...

MON, 18 JUL, 2016

AUSTRALIA IS A BIT ‘ODD’ WHEN IT COMES TO CARS LIKE THE 2016 KIA CERATO Si SEDAN. It's that sedan word; when it comes to ...

2016 Kia Cerato S Premium Hatch REVIEW | Solid Value And Easy On The Eye

FRI, 8 JUL, 2016

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

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum Diesel REVIEW | Impressive Build, Impressive Refinement, Long, Long Feature List

SAT, 4 JUN, 2016

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

2016 Kia Cerato REVIEW | Low Key Changes To A Good Value Buy

TUE, 24 MAY, 2016

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 AND START AGAIN.

Micro Hatch Showdown – Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark Comparison Test

TUE, 24 MAY, 2016

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

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