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2013 Kia Rondo Review

People movers, like Kevin Rudd and boat people, aren’t very popular in Australia. I can count with one hand the number of MPVs (multi-purpose vehicle) that are in our showrooms today. There’s the aging Honda Odyssey, the rarer than a Victorian tea-cup Peugeot 5008, the clumsy Chrysler Voyager, the everybody …

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Kia Niro concept – hints at future city car

Kia has taken the wraps off its dramatic new Niro urban-lifestyle concept. The car is a possible preview of a future B-segment contender. The Niro concept combines a robust and stylish body shape featuring a mix of contrasting materials in a compact dimension. Created by Kia’s Frankfurt Design Studio with …

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2013 Kia Cerato Hatch pricing and specifications

The Kia Cerato Hatch has joined the sedan range in Australia. Pricing and specifications are identical to the sedan, with the range starting from $19,990 plus on-road costs for the 1.8-litre Cerato S Hatch. Designed at Kia’s Seoul design centre under the direction of Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, …

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Kia pro_cee’d GT cabrio concept digitally imagined

A cabrio version of the Kia pro_cee’d GT has been digitally imagined by a Kia enthusiast. Looking like an official render, the detailed computer sketch reveals an even more attractive concept of the already good looking pro_cee’d GT. Kia had originally planned to release a soft-top variant of the three-door …

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2013 Kia Cerato Sedan Review

The Kia Cerato is one of the Korean brand’s most successful models, selling in excess of 2.5 million worldwide since its debut in 2004. Locally, although the Kia Cerato rarely appears on the top ten sales podium, it is a significant model for the company in the booming C-segment dominated …

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Kia enters joint venture with DYK in China

Kia has announced a Chinese joint venture that heralds a new brand for the Chinese market. The new company called “Horki”, which in Chinese means harmony and driving, has produced its first Chinese-market only concept pictured here. The joint venture is between Kia Motors Corporation and Dongfeng Yueda Kia (DYK). …

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Kia Optima, Soul and Cerato Turbo Koup debuts at New York

Kia has introduced a trio of new models at the New York Auto Show. The significantly updated version of the Kia Optima joins the all-new Kia Soul and Cerato Turbo Koup (Forte in North America) at the company’s show stand. The 2014 Optima arrives with updated front with LED daytime …

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2012 Kia Sorento Review

Riding on the burgeoning wave of mid-sized SUVs, Kia recently updated its popular Sorento that first hit the market in 2009 – an update that is needed to see off fresh threats that have emerged onto the field. Segment favourites like the Ford Territory and Toyota Kluger, have all been face-lifted …

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Kia Cross GT concept hints at future luxury SUV

Kia has unwrapped the Kia Cross GT concept SUV at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The stunning concept once again reaffirmed Kia’s growing reputation for world-class design. The Cross GT previews Kia’s potential foray into the larger premium SUV segment, sitting above the company’s Sorento. It is based on the …

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2013 Kia pro_cee’d GT official photos

Kia has revealed the 2013 Kia pro_cee’d GT ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, along with the standard hatchback variant of the car. The Kia pro_cee’d GT marks the Korean company’s first attempt at producing a sporty vehicle. The stunning looking pro_cee’d GT sports an aggressive …

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2013 Kia Sorento launched in Australia from $37,490

The new updated Kia Sorento has reached Australian shores, with fresh styling, improved ride and handling, and packed with more convenience and safety features. Sporting the Korean brand’s latest corporate face, the 2013 Kia Sorento has been given a decidedly more premium look than the outgoing model that has been …

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