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2019 Kia Picanto GT brings turbo power and attitude to the micro car

Kia has brought turbo power to its popular Picanto micro car three years after its local debut. Featuring a three-cylinder 1.0-litre direct-injected turbocharged petrol engine, the Picanto GT is said to come with ‘an attitude and athletic ability’. The perky little engine delivers 74kW at 4,500rpm and 172Nm of torque …

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2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium Diesel AWD Review

The Kia Sportage has proven to be one of the more popular options for Australian families looking for a 5-seater SUV and for 2019 Kia is doubling down on the well received formula only making minor changes to the refreshed model throughout. Petrol and Diesel powerplants are available as well …

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2019 Kia Sorento Sport V6 Review – worth the step up?

It’s been about a year since the Kia Sorento received a major overhaul, and the heavily revised model has been doing well since the new version hit showrooms. The South Australian Police have taken on a fleet of them as general-duty cars, and exposure such as that seems to have …

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2019 Kia Optima Si Review

What is it? The Kia Optima is the Korean marque’s mid-size sedan offering positioned as a rival to some of the most popular names in the Australian market – think Toyota Camry and Mazda6. It also slots conveniently between the new Cerato sedan and the flagship Stinger liftback in Kia’s …

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Kia gives Stinger GT a menacing DUB treatment for SEMA

Kia has given its Stinger GT a menacing DUB treatment at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Wrapped in Avery Brushed Steel with carbon fibre accents, the wide body Stinger looks undeniably aggressive thanks to the lower air ride suspension and 22-inch staggered Dropstars forged wheels shod with 245/30-22 …

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Kia Picanto GT to launch in early 2019

The Kia Picanto lineup is set to finally receive a long-promised turbocharged GT variant, with Kia confirming the sporty micro car will launch in the first quarter of 2019. Powered by a tiny 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 72kW and 172Nm, it might not sound like much for the shrunken …

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2019 Kia Cerato Sport+ Sedan Review

Kia has given its top selling model, the Cerato, an almost complete overhaul for the 2019 model year, with swanky new looks, an up-to-date interior, and nearly all of the latest safety tech imaginable. However, there’s one big thing you won’t find in the new Cerato – a new engine. …

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Kia ProCeed tourer takes shooting brake mainstream

The new ProCeed has been officially unveiled as the Kia’s first ever five-door shooting brake tourer. Unwrapped at the Paris Motor Show this week, the stylish wagon will go on sale exclusive in European markets in early 2019, with rollout to the rest of the world still under consideration. Carrying …

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Kia’s electric roll out to hit Australian shores starting with the e-Niro SUV

Leap frogging past their hybrid powertrain rivals, Kia are gearing up to offer their all electric e-Nero SUV to prospective Australian buyers towards the end of 2019. Revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the Kia e-Niro will cover 485km of freeway driving on a single charge and an impressive …

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Kia Stinger sworn in as Western Australian Police pursuit car

The Western Australian Police Department has added a sting in the tail of its traffic law enforcement team with the decision to roll out 50 Kia Stingers over the next 12 months. The decision makes WA the second police jurisdiction in Australia, after Queensland, to embrace the Stinger as a …

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2018 Kia Carnival Review – the Stylish People Mover

There are times when even a mammoth sized SUV sporting 7 seats won’t cut the mustard. Yes, you do get a total of 7 seats but that’s in a car originally designed to have 5 leaving the rear cramped for passengers and stripping away any storage space for cargo. Against …

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AEB, Lane Keep Assist standard on 2018 Kia Sportage range

Two years after its local launch, Kia Australia has given its 2018 Sportage a mild facelift, better refinement and enhanced safety equipment. Available in four trim levels – Si, Si Premium, SLi and GT-Line – and a choice of three engines, the Si, Si Premium and SLi are motivated by …

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Kia Stinger sworn in as Queensland Police pursuit car

From today drivers in Queensland, Australia run the risk of feeling the sting of Queensland Police’s latest road safety weapon, the twin-turbo V6 Kia Stinger. After an extended assessment program the first of a fleet of Stinger 330 sport sedans has begun service with the Road Policing Command as an …

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