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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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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 (2 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 (6 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 (9 months 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 (10 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 (10 months ago)

NEWS

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...

Kia Cerato And Sportage Score New Variants For Australia

WED, 12 APR, 2017

Kia has filled gaps between its entry-level and top-end models with new variants of both the Cerato small car and the Sportage SUV.

2017 Kia Picanto To Retain Single-Specification In Australia.

FRI, 10 MAR, 2017

At its launch in 2016 the Kia Picanto arrived with a single specification and single price, with Kia using the model - already approaching its runo...

Kia Stinger: BMW 3 Series Benchmarked But Bypassed In Favour Of Classic Maserati Style

FRI, 10 MAR, 2017

The designer of the Kia Stinger has revealed that the BMW 3 Series was benchmarked for its dynamic development, but ultimately Kia’s engineer...

Stinger To Take The Rest Of Kia's Range “To Another Place”

THU, 9 MAR, 2017

Kia’s European chief designer, Gregory Guillaume, believes the Stinger - Kia’s first rear wheel drive passenger car - has the powe...

Kia Stinger Ready To Begin Final Phase Of Local Suspension Tuning Program

WED, 8 MAR, 2017

The much-anticipated rear-wheel drive Kia Stinger won’t arrive in Australia until later this year, but before it make its way to Australia it...

REVIEWS

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...

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...

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