The 2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line review

The 2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line The forerunner 2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line is packed with stacks of gear at a relatively affordable price. It is clear Australian's have a profound love for SUVs, and their popularity has risen substantially in the past decade.  In fact, there are now over 100 more seven-seat SUV grades on the market than there were back in 2009. That’s a large degree of choice. Seven-seaters are becoming a popular choice for large families, for school runs, ...

2020-02-18T15:13:06+10:00December 31st, 2019|Kia|

The 2020 Kia Seltos Review

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER Kia has released the all-new Seltos SUV in Australia. Can it compete in a hard-fought market? Let me tell you what I think. Many people might think Kia is a little too late to the party, but get behind the wheel and you’ll find the wait was well worth it.  The first thing you might notice about the Seltos, is its unique design from the outside, especially up front where there's an intricate cluster of ...

2019-12-31T14:05:10+10:00December 31st, 2019|Kia|

Kia Rio Sport 2019 Review

Mid-spec mandate It feels brief for the more compact car is ever-expanding and vehicles like the Kia Rio are perfect for giving the segment a more meaningful name. The updated 2019 Kia Rio Sport replaces the now nonexistent mid-range Si and SLi, with the Rio Sport now the middle ground offering in between the Rio S and top-spec Rio GT-Line. What is under the bonnet?  This mid-spec Sport model holds a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine 74kW/144Nm with the entry-level S. ...

2020-02-18T15:11:32+10:00December 31st, 2019|Kia|

The 2019 Kia Cerato Review

The Kia Cerato is nothing short of exciting, with driving dynamics set to impress many, good equipment levels and value for money round out the new Cerato. Most buyers may not perceive the Kia Cerato to be as powerful as the Mazda3, or hold its resale value as great as the Toyota Corolla. Although after testing driving the Cerato for three weeks, it showed that it's worthy to outrun its competitors in the small car category.  The Kia Cerato represents ...

2020-02-18T15:13:54+10:00December 31st, 2019|Kia|

Kia Cerato Hatch S

What is the Kia Cerato S like to drive? The Kia Cerato S hatch is a fun car to drive. It represents excellent value, is well-equipped, has a great warranty and is engaging to drive. Before you set foot inside the new Kia Cerato, the car makes a strong impression with one of the coolest key fobs in the category. Even for the base model Cerato S the high-quality unit creates a nice connection between car and driver. It’s the ...

2019-04-24T16:35:52+10:00April 24th, 2019|Kia|

Kia Sorento – What you need to know

Seven seats, a choice of petrol or diesel engines, and front and part-time all-wheel drive make the family-friendly third-generation Kia Sorento ideal for adventures with the clan. Refreshed in 2017 and available in four trim levels with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Sorento continues as one of the most popular SUVs going. Let’s take a closer look to see which Sorento model you want to park in your garage. The entry model front-wheel drive Sorento Si is powered by a ...

2019-03-19T13:44:27+10:00March 19th, 2019|Kia|

Kia Rio Sport 2019 Review

It feels like the brief for the light car is ever-expanding (more please) and vehicles like the 2019 Kia Rio give the segment a good name. The updated 2019 Kia Rio Sport replaces the now defunct mid-range Si and SLi, with the Rio Sport now the middle ground offering in between the Rio S and top-spec Rio GT-Line. We’d suggest you get your pen and spec sheet out to accurately determine what you do and don’t get in the middle slot. Under ...

2019-03-19T13:18:40+10:00March 19th, 2019|Kia|

Debating which family friendly SUV you should buy next?

  2015-on Hyundai Tucson diesel This Hyundai’s flexible diesel engine and supple locally tuned suspension make for relaxed touring. Its compact size, agility and gutsy low-rev response mean it settles sweetly into urban duties. It’s smartly presented, usefully practical and ticks the big safety boxes, including modern technology such as auto emergency braking (AEB). The South Korean brand’s five-year warranty translates to coverage until 2020 for even the oldest examples and it’s backed up by a competitively priced lifetime fixed-price ...

2019-01-29T10:16:35+10:00January 29th, 2019|Hyundai, Kia|

2019 Kia Picanto GT arrives

  Micro car gets turbo engine, manual gearbox, stiff suspension and sporty image The Kia Picanto GT micro car has arrived after big promotion in Australia, bringing a sporty new entrant the market segment. Paired exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission, the new model is pitched squarely at budget-conscious enthusiasts, and joins GT versions of the Cerato, Optima and Stinger GT models.   The Kia Picanto GT is a 74kW mighty midget Taking pride of place as the new compact hero model, the Kia Picanto GT ditches ...

2019-02-16T20:53:45+10:00January 18th, 2019|Kia|

Kia Stinger announced as Business Insiders 2018 Car of the Year

Say hello to the 2018 Business Insider Car of the Year! Business Insider have announced the Kia Stinger is the Business Insiders 2018 car of the year. This is the fifth time Business Insider have presented the big trophy. Past winners were the Corvette Stingray in 2014, the Volvo XC90 in 2015, the Acura NSX in 2016, and the Porsche Panamera in 2017. The Kia Stinger established itself as an early front-runner maintaining its perch all year beating some serious competition including the Tesla Model 3, the Lamborghini Huracán ...

2018-12-06T11:54:43+10:00December 6th, 2018|General News, Kia|
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