Kia reviews

2022 Kia Cerato review – Australian launch (video)

Jun 11, 2021

The Kia Cerato has come in for a mild facelift for the 2022 model year, showcasing a new-look front end with slimmer headlights, a wider and narrower tiger nose front grille, and revised front and...

2021 Kia Carnival Platinum V6 review (video)

May 11, 2021

You’ve got your heart set on a 7-seat SUV because you think they’re big? Try stepping into the lounge room that is the 2021 Kia Carnival. Now this is big. If you have a family...

2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line review (video)

Apr 27, 2021

Although it has been on sale overseas for a few years now, the Kia Stonic is a brand-new model for Australia. It slots beneath the Seltos to become the brand’s new entry-level SUV. Here we’re...

Kia global sales up 6.4% during Q1, revenue up 13.8%

Apr 26, 2021

Korean automaker Kia is celebrating its first quarter results for 2021 after posting a 13.8 per cent year-on-year increase in revenues, topping KRW 16.58 trillion (about AU$19 billion). Kia says that despite unfavourable exchange rates...

2021 Kia Sorento Sport+ review (video)

Feb 15, 2021

Kia has certainly been proving itself as the brand to buy in recent times. The South Korean manufacturer has had a busy few years enhancing its reputation for quality, design and reliability. And the sales...

2021 Kia Sorento GT-Line review (video)

Jan 04, 2021

Here’s a lesson in how to large practical SUV. This is the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento. Specifically, the flagship GT-Line, which comes with enough bells and whistles to keep all the family happy. The new...

Hyundai Motor Group unveils new ‘E-GMP’ EV platform

Dec 03, 2020

An all-new modular electric platform, called E-GMP, from Hyundai Motor Group will see 23 new battery electric vehicles (BEV) launched across the Kia and Hyundai brands by 2025. This will include a “high performance model”...

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...