Kia reviews

2020 Kia Cerato GT Sedan review (video)

Sep 05, 2020

As the name suggests, PerformanceDrive loves to get its teeth stuck into all sorts of sport-oriented vehicles. Although the 2020 Kia Cerato GT falls short of the full Hyundai i30 N equivalent hot hatch, we...

2020 Kia Seltos review – S and GT-Line (video)

May 28, 2020

The small SUV market is now a hugely contested segment in Australia. That’s why Kia has thrown its all at it and introduced a brand-new model; the Seltos. It comes with a fresh, youthful design...

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Australian vehicle sales for March 2020 (VFACTS)

Apr 03, 2020

Well, we all knew it was going to be pretty bad. Australian vehicles sales for March 2020, according to the latest VFACTS figures which count new vehicle registrations, show yet more of the worrying economic...

2020 Kia Carnival Platinum diesel review (video)

Apr 02, 2020

When it comes to the job of carting lots of people around in a vehicle, MPVs and people movers are simply the best at it. They probably always will be, despite the influx of SUVs...

Kia appoints former BMW designer Jochen Paesen for interior design

Mar 30, 2020

Kia has hired former BMW designer Jochen Paesen to become the company’s vice president of interior design, including overseeing future electrified vehicles. Belgian-born Paesen moves across from his role as senior design director for interior...

2020 Kia Sorento GT-Line diesel review (video)

Mar 30, 2020

Kia has certainly raised the bar over the last few years with class-leading styling, improved quality, the longest warranty, and is maintaining very competitive prices. In the 7-seater SUV market, the 2020 Kia Sorento competes...

2020 Kia Cerato review – S & Sport+ (video)

Jan 09, 2020

The Cerato is yet another success story from Kia. With 21,757 sold in Australia in 2019 according to VFACTS, up 16.8 per cent on 2018, it is the fourth most popular small car on the...

2020 Kia Seltos Sport+ 1.6T AWD review (video)

Dec 04, 2019

Without meaning to give away the conclusion before the review has even started, Kia seems to have struck yet another winning chord with the new 2020 Kia Seltos. On paper/screen the initial specs and features...

2020 Kia Stinger GT review (video)

Aug 26, 2019

It’s been on sale for almost two years now, and although it does present some very appealing numbers, including power and performance figures, and price, it hasn’t really captured the Aussie market as much as...

Hyundai develops world’s first Active Shift Control transmission for hybrids

Jul 19, 2019

Hyundai Motor Group has developed what it is calling the world’s first Active Shift Control transmission for hybrid powertrains. It will debut in the all-new Sonata arriving later this year. The technology promises optimised transmission...

Kia pickup truck in the works, to arrive in 2022 – report

May 17, 2019

It seems Kia is planning to introduce a new pickup truck/ute for the mid-size segment, equipped with part-time four-wheel drive. The news stems from leaked info that purportedly reveal Kia’s future product plans. A Kia...

2019 Kia Cerato GT hatch review (video)

Apr 20, 2019

Kia doesn’t currently offer a full-cream hot hatch. But this new Cerato GT gets mightily close, packing turbo power, stiff suspension, and all of the spicy garnishes you’d expect from one. The GT is the...