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.

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 (4 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 (5 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)

NEWS

New Kia Stinger To Take On Holden Commodore

MON, 9 JAN, 2017

Kia plans to fill the void left by the departure of the Australian-made Commodore later this year with its biggest, most powerful car ever.

Kia Sportage Recalled For HECU TLC

THU, 5 JAN, 2017

Kia’s second-generation Sportage SUV has been recalled in Australia this week, due to potential problem with the Hydraulic Electronic Control...

2017 Kia Picanto City Car Unveiled

THU, 5 JAN, 2017

Kia has unveiled the third-generation Picanto city car to take on the new Holden Spark.

Want To Know The World’s Most Popular Cars? Look Here

FRI, 30 DEC, 2016

Australia is about to wrap-up another record-breaking year for new car sales.

Kia Previews 2017 Picanto Design

FRI, 23 DEC, 2016

Despite having only been offered in Australia for a short time, the current Kia Picanto city car is nearing the end of its production cycle, with a...

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...

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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