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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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2019 Kia Optima revised and refreshed

Kia has afforded the 2019 Optima a makeover designed to give the mid-sized sedan a renewed relevance in an ever-changing Australian new car landscape. With a light once-over for external styling coupled to specification adjustment and a price realignment, the 2019 Si and GT Optima continues its role as Kia’s …

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2019 Kia Cerato boasts class-leading safety tech from sub-$20k

The all-new 2019 Kia Cerato goes on sale in Australia this week, offering drivers a higher level of comfort, fuel efficiency and advanced driver assistance technologies from a sharp price of $19,990 driveaway. With the arrival of the all-new third generation, Kia has taken the opportunity to refine the model line-up – …

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Updated 2019 Kia Sportage debuts mild-hybrid diesel powertrain

The updated 2019 Kia Sportage has been officially unveiled today. The mid-life refresh brings a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller, pairing an updated exterior and interior design with new safety and infotainment technologies. But the big news is the Sportage’s new “EcoDynamic+” 48V diesel mild-hybrid …

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Updated 2019 Kia Sportage to offer mild-hybrid diesel

The facelifted 2019 Kia Sportage has been spotted completely undisguised leaving a petrol station near Nurburgring in Germany. Due to launch in late 2018, the new Sportage can be seen sporting a new front fascia with revised bumper design and full LED headlights. At the rear the mid-size SUV features …

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Updated 2018 Kia Carnival steps up in refinement and safety

Kia’s segment-leading Carnival people mover has been updated with a range of safety and comfort upgrades in a mid-life freshen of the third generation 8-seater. The new look is characterised by a fresh definition of the tiger nose grille, combined with sleeker headlight clusters now sweep into the grille and …

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2018 Kia Sorento Review – added safety and more polish

  How do you improve upon something that is already good? That’s the challenge Kia was presented with when it came to facelifting the Kia Sorento for 2018. There was nothing inherently wrong with the original; in fact, when we drove it in 2015 we were mighty impressed with its …

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Kia unveils its Mercedes S-Class rival, the K900

Kia has taken the wraps off its new K900 luxury sedan, which is set to take on established premium marques such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS. Created in collaboration between Kia’s global design headquarters in Namyang, Korea and the brand’s U.S. design studio in Irvine, …

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2018 Kia Stinger GT Review

Rear-wheel drive, twin turbocharged V6 engine, spacious seating for five adults and an interior that rivals top premium brands, all for under sixty grand? Yes, it exists. And it’s the long-awaited Kia Stinger. It’s the Korean brand’s first ever sports sedan and what a commendable effort. If you’re like me, …

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2019 Kia Cerato steps up in size and sophistication

The all-new 2019 Kia Cerato has made its debut at the North American International Auto Show today, offering drivers a higher level of comfort, fuel efficiency and advanced driver assistance technologies. While the third-generation Cerato retains its sporty and youthful image, it has graduated to a more sophisticated appearance thanks …

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2019 Kia Cerato rendering points to Stinger-inspired styling

Kia is set to unveil an updated version of its compact Cerato sedan (known as the Forte in the rest of the world other than its home market) at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit but before that, the carmaker has released some renderings of the car to …

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2017 Top 5 midsize SUVs under $45,000

With medium sized SUVs getting more popular by the day, we’ve put together 5 that ranked highly in our previous individual reviews and, in our opinion, the best of their class. All comes with 5 seats except for the Honda CR-V, which can be had with a 7-seat layout. Honda …

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