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Kia creates one-off ‘Stinger GT420’ track monster

Kia Motors UK builds one-off, stiffer and lighter 315kW/560Nm Stinger GT420 track day monster. Pre-production homologation vehicles usually meet a crushing death after undergoing countless tests and evaluations to prove the model’s integrity before the production model is approved for sale. The Stinger GT420 started life as Kia Motors UK’s …

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Kia enters baby SUV race with new Seltos

Kia has unveiled its latest SUV entrant, the Seltos which bowed in at a special event in New Delhi, India before going on sale globally in the 2nd half of the year. The Korean brand’s latest baby SUV will call the likes of Mazda CX-3, Toyota C-HR, Honda HR-V and …

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Kia previews stylish XCeed crossover

Kia has released the first official image of the XCeed, the fourth member of the Ceed family after the hatchback, wagon and ProCeed shooting brake. Described as “a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs”, the crossover is the product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, penned under …

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2019 Kia Cerato GT Hatch and Sedan Review

Want a small car with a little more excitement but not ready for the full performance package just yet? Here’s one – the Kia Cerato GT. Topping off the Cerato range, Kia’s best-selling model, the GT comes with a zesty turbo engine matched by tweaked ride and handling for a …

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Kia Stinger joins Northern Territory Police

The Northern Territory has become the third Australian police jurisdiction to select the Kia Stinger as its front-line road traffic policing vehicle. Following in the footsteps of Queensland and Western Australia, the Territory today introduced the first of the high performance twin-turbo V6 Stingers tasked with leading the way on …

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2019 Kia Rio Sport Automatic Review

Manufacturers used to be ruthless when it came to their entry level models, stripping out everything but the bare necessities to keep prices approachable. Thankfully the passage of time has marched on and the dark days of wind up windows and zero air-conditioning are well and truly behind us, budget …

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2019 Kia Stinger 200S Review

The Kia Stinger was one of the most hotly-anticipated cars of 2018, with the Euro-fighting turbocharged fastback showing the world just what Kia was capable of making when it’s designers and engineers really stuck their heads down and got to work. While it’s received very positive reviews since its launch …

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GT adds turbo sparkle to Kia Cerato

Kia’s best-selling model, the Cerato Sedan and Hatch, has stepped up the game with the addition of a 1.6-litre turbo model complete with a ride and handling package providing the most focused drive to date in Kia’s small car garage. The four-cylinder 1.6-litre turbo engine produces 150kW at 6000rpm and …

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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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