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Kia Sorento named 2020 carsales Car of the Year

From CarSales.com.au Slick new seven-seat family SUV claims top COTY honours from Porsche Taycan and Land Rover Defender The Kia Sorento has been crowned winner of the 2020 carsales Car of the Year, proudly presented by Bingle. Australia’s premier annual automotive consumer award recognises excellence in the new-vehicle market and celebrates just one winner from every […]

COVID-19 Awareness Policy

To Toowong Kia valued customers, friends and family, In the face of fear around the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to reassure you that our teams at Toowong Kia are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all of our valued customers and staff. While we have always maintained the highest health and hygiene […]

Queensland Police chooses Kia Stinger as highway patrol car
Queensland Police chooses Kia Stinger as highway patrol car

As seen on msn.com Queensland Police has chosen the Kia Stinger 330 V6 as its highway patrol car to replace the outgoing Commodore and Falcon. QUEENSLAND POLICE will roll out 50 Kia Stinger highway patrol cars between now and December, replacing the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon pursuit vehicles. Speaking at the handover of the […]

Triple Three-Peat For Kia At Australia’s Best Cars
Triple Three-Peat For Kia At Australia’s Best Cars

For the third year in a row Kia has scored a triple-treat of top honours at the annual Australia’s Best Cars Awards, judged by Australia’s state automotive bodies. Kia picked up the top accolades for the Kia Carnival SLi diesel in the Best Family Wagon category, for Sorento GT-Line diesel (Best AWD SUV $50,000-$65,000) and Stinger 200S as the Best Large […]


Sorento doubles up as Optima joins in the fun. Kia’s multi award-winning Sorento has picked up another brace of accolades while the stylish Optima GT has also joined the gold rush at the annual Australia’s Best Cars awards ceremony. Sorento was voted the best in the AWD SUV $50,000-$60,000 category and backed that up by topping the […]

The surprise winner of the Carsguide Car Of The Year for 2015 is a victory for families

THE Kia Sorento family SUV has won the Carsguide Car Of The Year for 2015, defeating early favourites including European luxury models and the world’s best-selling sports-car. The panel of seven judges voted unanimously for the seven-seat family SUV after exhaustive testing during the year, and a final shootout over two days which included thousands […]

Kia Sorento 2015 Review via Carsales

Slightly bigger and more refined, the new Kia Sorento has arrived in local showrooms. So too has its dearer list price: the entry-spec Sorento Si now begins at $40,990 – a $2000  increase over the outgoing model. On test here is the popular mid-range Sorento SLi, complete with frugal turbo-diesel engine and on-demand all-wheel drive. […]

High praise for Kia Venga after 100,000Km test

Germany’s highly very popular and highly respected car magazine Auto Bild has described the Kia Venga as “the dream of every buyer” after completing a worry-free 100,000Km long-term test. After driving the Kia Venga 1.4 Litre CVVT EcoDynamics model over two years, the testers praised its incredibly roomy family-friendly cabin, high driving position, large entry […]

Kia New 7 Year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty.

On the first on October 2014 Kia announced possibly the biggest game changer the Australian market has ever seen, they Increasing their warranty to an unbelievable 7 year unlimited kilometer warranty. The new warranty provided my Kia Motors means that new motorists from the first of October will be covered by the warranty till October […]

Show us your Kia rocking your city #KiaYourCity

Every day, Kia engages with fans from 172 different countries around the world, and their enthusiasm for the Kia brand has been truly amazing. In appreciation of all of our global fans, we have been running a series on Kia’s official worldwide Facebook page called #KiaYourCity featuring Kia vehicles captured in some of the world’s […]

Kia rises nine spots on 2014’s list of 100 Best Global Brands

After being named one of Interbrands Best Global Green Brands earlier this year, Kia Motors has jumped to number 74 on the definitive list of 100 Best Global Brands. This is nine spots ahead of last year’s ranking on the annual list put out by international brand consultancy Interbrand, which ranks the world’s most valuable […]

High praise for Kia Venga after 100,000Km test

Germany’s highly respected and popular car magazine Auto Bild has described the Kia Venga as “the dream of every buyer” after completing a trouble-free 100,000Km long-term test. After driving the Kia Venga 1.4 Litre gasoline CVVT EcoDynamics model over a period of two years, the testers praised its spacious family-friendly cabin, high driving position easy […]

Google View offers an inside look at Kia in Paris

The 2014 Paris Motor Show is still in full swing until next week, and the Kia booth has a total of 23 cars on display for all visitors to see! Not in Paris? No worries! All Kia fans can now get a Kia Virtual Tour of the Kia booth in Paris thanks to Google View. […]

Kia Receives top-ten ranking for initial quality in 2013 J.D.Power and Associates study

J.D.Power and Associates’ 2013 initial Quality Study (IQS) has ranked the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage as leaders in the compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle and Sub-compact CUV segments, respectively. And, for the first time, Kia ranks among the automotive industry’s top 10 nameplates for initial quality in the U.S. the 2013 Soul ranked first in the […]

Dramatic new concept from Kia to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Playful but gutsy, sturdy yet impish – Kia’s dramatic new European concept to be unveiled at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (AA) on 10 September hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity. Accepting any challenge that the assured modern motorist may throw at it, this […]

Kia Previews Future Powertrain Technologies With all-new mild hybrid system and 7 speed dual clutch transmission

Kia revealed its all-new mild hybrid powertrain at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The powertrain is designed to simultaneously reduce emissions and improve engine performance in Kia’s next-generation models. Developed by Kia’s European R&D centre, the new hybrid system employs a 48V lead-carbon battery, which powers a small electric motor to increase the engine’s […]

Kia launches new ‘Green Light Project’ in Mozambique, Africa

Kia Motors Corporation has announced the expansion of its ongoing global CSR program, the ‘Green Light Project’, as it celebrated the grand opening of a new Green Light School in Helene, Mozambique last march. The ceremony drew an attendance of 1500 local residents and dignitaries, including Mr Agostinho Trinta, National Director for Education. Key Kia […]

5 green driving tips: staying fuel-efficient

Interested in keeping the environment clean? Or how about saving some extra cash? Here are five green driving tips you can follow to do your part and save some money at the same time. Lighten Your Load The weight of the things you carry around in your car may seem trivial, but they’re not. Extra […]

Kia Sportage Update champions value and handling

There are few things more annoying than a pretty face with nothing between the ears. But when you combine beauty and brains with an accessibility that gives everyone a chance, then you’re onto a winner. And that’s the appeal of Kia’s MY14 Sportage. This handsome SUV champions value like few others in its class. And […]

Football Fever at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

For Kia, football fever didn’t end with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in July. After supporting this year’s World Cup as an official sponsor, this month Kia turned to Canada to sponsor and support the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with transportation vehicles and various marketing events including the Kia Mascot Friends initiative. […]


The Stylish, luxurious and robust Sportage turbo diesel platinum wins again with OzRoamer magazine awarding it top marks as its 2013 AWD SUV under AUD60,000 Car Of The Year. The Sportage saw off an impressive field of finalist – Mazda CX5, Hyundai IX35, Mitsubishi Outlander and Ford Kuga – to claim the top spot on […]

Cerato S Premium Hits Town

Kia’s much-lauded Cerato small car has highlighted its 2015 model year enhancement with the launch of a high-value addition, the S Premium. Sitting between the S and the Si grades, the S Premium will add satellite navigation, rear view camera, 7-inch touch screen, 16-inch alloys, auto headlamp control, DVD player and more for a price-leading […]

Kia GT4 Stinger gains further recognition

Once again KIA has proven itself a major player in the automotive industry and is taking over and amazing people around the world. Their current award is for its GT4 Stinger concept which has just been awarded a silver medal in the 2014 “I.D.E.A” awards (International Design Excellence Awards). The 2014 competition included 2000 candidates […]

Kia announces sponsorship of England Women’s Cricket Team in conjunction with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has announced a major new sponsorship deal as the official partner of the England women’s cricket team. The two-year partnership will see Kia become the official car of the England women’s cricket, with 19 all new Kia Sportage vehicles set to be provided to the England women’s team. The historic deal […]

Kia Launches New Global Vehicle Diagnostics System for Workshops

Kia Motors has announced today details of its new mobile Global Diagnostics System (GDS-Mobile), which has been introduced to improve the level of customer service provided by the brand’s expanding aftersales network. The new GDS-Mobile system is the third generation of Kia’s vehicle diagnostics system available to its dealers, and is the world’s first mobile […]

Strong June Sets Up Kia’s Second Half Planning

Solid sales across key models have kept Kia ahead of the curve with a return to the Top Ten sales leaders list for June. Sales of 3305 new cars for June, the second best month ever for Kia in Australia, underscored first half sales of 15,299 and put KMAu on target to maintain the company’s […]

Stylish Sportage wins OzRoamer award Down Under

Kia’s stylish Sportage is continuing to wow critics and buyers alike with OzRoamer magazine awarding the Platinum 2.0R CRDi top marks as its 2013 AWD SUV under AUD60,000 Car Of The Year. The Slovakian-built compact saw off an impressive field of finalists – Mazda CX5, Hyundai ix35, Mitsubishi Outlander and Ford Kuga – to claim […]

Kia Racing Scores Win and Second Place Finish in Round Three and Four of the Pirelli World Challenge

Kia Racing scored back-to-back podium finishes – including its second win of the 2014 season – in round three and four of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Barber Motorsport Park in Birmingham, Ala. Mark Wilkins piloted the number 38 B.R.A.K.E.S Optima turbo to victory on Saturday in round three and currently leads the Grand […]


I believe the KIA Soul is one of the most underrated cars on the market in Australia to date. This vehicle provides practicality with a difference. It has all the great features that you would need in a modern day vehicle and is a uniquely designed car. The features include reversing camera, sensors, a bonnet […]

Kia named one of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands again

Kia Motors has been a rising star among the global automotive brands in terms of environmental friendliness, most recently ranking 35th out of 50 global brands in international brand management consultancy, Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands. Kia is one of ten automotive brands that made the top 50, and it has been climbing Interbrand’s […]

Start Of Export Production For All-Electric Kia Soul EV

In mid-June, Kia Motors began volume production of its new all electric Kia Soul EV for export sales. A landmark in Kia’s history, the zero-emission Soul EV is Kia’s first electric vehicle to be marketed by the company outside Korea. The first vehicles off the production line are destined for select European countries and are […]

Peter Schreyer Receives Lifetime Design Achievement Award

Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Motor Group, has received the prestigious Lifetime Design Achievement Award from EyesOn Design. Schreyer was recognized at the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology’s Vision Honoured award ceremony in June for his work overseeing the global design strategy of Kia Motors. This latest award […]

Engine Downsizing

Engine downsizing involves decreasing engine displacement or the number of cylinder to raise fuel economy while maintaining or enhancing performance. Reducing engine displacement by 30% and 50% raises fuel economy by 15% and 25%, respectively, but it also results in lower engine power. Making up for this loss is the turbo charger, which powers the […]


Kia knows a thing or two about being a brand that practices sustainability, especially in the areas of staying green and fulfilling our corporate social duties, in addition to exploring and implementing new technology in our vehicles. Fittingly, the Kia Motors Sustainability Magazine 2014, ‘MOVE,’ has received the Platinum Award in its category (Sustainability Report), for the Vision Awards for the sixth […]

Mohave FCEV

Kia Motors started R&D on fuel cell technology in 1998. Our low-temperature (-20 degrees Celsius) start up technology has been certified, and in 2009, we developed a second-generation FCEV equipped with a 115-kw fuel cell stack (generator that converts energy created by the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen into electric power) and a 700-bar hydrogen […]

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

FCEVs run on the electricity generated by the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. An FCEV consists of a tank that stores hydrogen, a fuel cell stack that generates electric power, and a battery that supplies auxiliary energy. With water as the only by-product, FCEVs are completely emission-free. FCEVs are three times more energy-efficient than […]

European Soul EV

The Soul EV, Kia’s second electric vehicle, is slated for release in April 2014 to the Korean and European markets. It is powered by an 81.4-kW motor with a maximum output and torque of 111 ps and around 29 kgf-m, respectively. It also comes with a high-capacity 27-kWh lithium ion battery boasting the highest-level energy […]

CRDi and VGT

Thanks to efficient combustion enabled by DI and turbocharges, diesel engines have greater power and fuel economy then gasoline engine. However, the combustion process generates large amounts of atmospheric pollutants. Nevertheless, technological advances have significantly reduced emissions, giving rise to ‘clean diesel’. Kia’s common rail direct injection (CRDi) diesel engine features precision, high-pressure fuel injection […]

MY14 Optima

My name is Chris Allan, I am one of the sales consultants here at Toowong KIA and would like to introduce my favourite car in the KIA line up the all new MY14 Optima platinum. This car is loaded with the latest technology, comfort, styling and safety. Externally the Optima Platinum is exquisite. From the […]

MY14 Sportage

Hello, my name is Chris Allan and I am sales consultant at Toowong Kia, during my time here I have had the opportunity to drive the all new Sportage. What I find notable about the Sportage is the amount of room inside the vehicle while keeping the actual size of the vehicle smaller and easy […]

YD Cerato Koup

Hi my name is Lachlan Gibson and I am one of the friendly sales consultants at Toowong Kia. Today I’m writing a review on the amazing YD Cerato Koup range. The Cerato Koup was Kia’s first ever petrol turbo vehicle to be released to the Australian market and has been released in three different variants […]

Sportage MY14

Hello again my name is Julian McDougall and I am one of the friendly Sales Staff here at Toowong KIA. I thought I would write a blog on the Kia Sportage MY14 which is a recently released update to this much loved KIA. FEATURES Standard safety features across the Sportage range include front, side and […]

Pro Ceed GT

Hi my name is Lachlan Gibson and I am one of the new car sales consultants at Toowong Kia. Today I am writing a review on the Pro Ceed GT range. The Pro Ceed GT is Kias newest addition to the amazing line up they have released to the Australian market. Here in Australia we […]

Cerato Review

Hello my name is Lachlan and I am one of the new car sales consultants at Toowong Kia. I have been blessed with the ability to drive the entire Kia range every day. I have decided to write a review on the amazing new Cerato S-Premium pack which has been released this month to the […]

Kia Sorento Review

Hello, my name is Mitch Hocking and I am a Trainee at Toowong Kia, I have had the privilege of driving the all new Sorento. What I really like about the exterior of this vehicle is the European shape and style lines that set it apart on the road. With features like day time running […]

Kia Rio

My name is Julian McDougall and I am one of the friendly Sales Staff here at Toowong KIA and I recently bought a KIA Rio S. I thought I would write a blog on the Kia Rio of which I was so impressed, and which I enjoyed driving and showing to my customers so much […]

Kia Koup Turbo

Hello, my name is John Talbot and I am a Full time employee At Toowong Kia, I have had the pleasure of driving the all New Turbo Koup. What I really find impressive about the front of this car is the LED fog lights along with a large wide grill for good airflow. A great […]

Sportage Series 2 Platinum

Hi my name is Kieren Olney and I am one of the new car sales consultants here at Toowong KIA. I have the pleasure of driving a large range of cars in my time in the automotive sector and would to share my thoughts with you on the Kia Sportage Series 2 Platinum. The Series […]

Cerato SLi

Hi my name is Kieren Olney and I am one of the new car sales consultants here at Toowong Kia. I have the pleasure of driving a large range of cars in my time in the automotive sector and would to share my thoughts with you on the Kia Cerato SLi. The Cerato has undergone […]

Optima Platinum

Hi my name is Kieren Olney and I am one of the new car sales consultants here at and Toowong Kia.
 I have the pleasure of driving a large range of cars in my time in the automotive sector and would to share my thoughts with you on the Kia Optima Platinum. The Optima is […]

Kia Wins four ‘Red Dot’ awards for its compact models

Kia wins four ‘red dot’ awards for its compact models – New Kia pro_cee’d receives the ‘Best of the Best’ award – ‘Winner’ awards go to the Kia cee’d, the cee’d Sportswagon and the new Kia Carens (SEOUL) March 12, 2013 – Kia’s design team has won four prestigious ‘red dot’ design awards, including a […]

Kia Platinum Dealer 2013

Toowong Kia has achieved excellent quality in both the dealership facilities and operations and complies with the KMC global dealer standards, therefore earning the distinction of ‘Platinum Dealer’. This highly converted, internationally recognized award is only awarded to a few Kia dealerships in the world. Here at Toowong Kia we strive for excellence and pride […]

Kia Pro_cee’d GT to Boost Australian Range

Kia Motors Australia has confirmed that the sporty Pro_cee’d GT Turbo will be coming to Australian shores. Australia will be the first and only market outside Europe to take on the new car. This is exciting news for Kia Motors Australia as it is a whole new level of performance and style. Though not much […]

Kia Sportage

Hi my name is Scott Douma and I am one of the new car sales consultants and Toowong Kia. I have driven a large range of cars in my time in the automotive sector and would like to share with you some of my thoughts on the Kia Sportage. The Kia Sportage came from humble […]

Kia Rio

Hi my name is Scott Douma and I am one of the new car sales consultants and Toowong Kia. I have driven a large range of cars in my time in the automotive sector and would like to share with you some of my thoughts on the Kia Rio. Lets face it, the Kia Rio […]

Kia Optima

Hi my name is Scott Douma and I am one of the new car sales consultants and Toowong Kia. I have driven a large range of cars in my time in the automotive sector and would like to share with you some of my thoughts on the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima is a wonderfully […]

New Kia Sorento Video Review

Watch the new Kia Sorento video review here: https://www.carsales.com.au/videos/large-4×4/kia/sorento/kia-sorento-2013-video-review-34665

Kia leads the sales growth charge amongst mainstream brands

As the Australian new car market topped the million sale mark by November for the first time, Kia Motors continued to play its part in the record growth as the fastest growing mainstream passenger car marque. Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showed the Australian market had hit the magic million mark […]

The people have spoken _ let’s go to Rio

Kia’s multi-award winning Kia Rio has added another feather to its cap with the announcement that the carsales online community has voted Rio a dual winner in the leading website’s  People’s Choice Awards. Rio topped the votes as the most desired first car and then backed up to grab the inaugural overall prize as the […]

Kia doubles up in ABC awards

Kia’s baby Rio and the stylish Sportage compact SUV have scored an impressive duo of wins in the Australian Automobile Association’s prestigious Australia’s Best Cars awards. Rio Si backed up its success of last year, defending its title in the hotly-contested Best Light Car under $20,000 category while the Sportage SLi AWD petrol took the […]

New 2013 Kia Sorento

New 2013 Kia Sorento: review By Ian Crawford The new face lifted Peter Schreyer-styled Kia Sorento’s upgrades are much more than skin deep. Ian Crawford road tests and reviews the new Kia Sorento with specs, fuel economy and verdict. A month after the release of its Hyundai seven-seat Santa Fe SUV cousin, Kia’s 2013 Sorento has […]

A week in Sorrento

A week in Sorrento, read here: article 1 article 2.

Kia Optima Platinum 2012

Optima Platinum The Kia Optima has been heavily supported and back over the last year by all experts and the general public. There are many reasons why this car has been successful and will continue to be a force in the medium car market and it has all been made possible by what many would […]

Sportage Platinum

The Kia Sportage Platinum is a classy looking family wagon, I just love the features on my car, it has a Panoramic Sunroof, push button start, Leather interior, smart key so I can open the doors without having to take the keys out my pocket. Daytime running LED lights a rear-vision camera, a trip computer, […]

Kia Rio SLI

Customer Expeirence The Kia Rio Sli hatch is an exciting new concept for all new small car owners. It has super exceeded the boundary of satisfaction for all small families and first car buyers. This vehicle has produced quality, safety, style, comfort and affordability, where other Brands and models have failed. The Rio has many […]

2012 KIA Rio Reborn

I purchased my Rio S 6 speed manual back in October of 2012 and am absolutely blown away by the whole package that this car has. I love the styling and haven’t seen another hatchback that looks as good as the Rio. The performance on the road is insane, it hugs the road like a […]

Kia stays on growth target

It is all systems go for Kia’s ambitious growth program in Australia as new car sales continued to track upwards in May. With 2,900 cars sold in May for a 3 per cent market share, Kia’s year-on-year growth continued at 22.8 per cent to keep the company on track for its target of being Australia’s […]

New Kia Ambassador leads the way

Australian Under 20 Rugby Union captain Liam Gill has joined another winning team as the latest Brand Ambassador for Kia Motors Australia. Gill is fast carving himself a place in Australia’s rugby union’s future with some outstanding efforts in his role as openside flanker for the Queensland Reds in the FxPro Super Rugby, and the […]

Kia Motors ensures smooth transportation with fleet for UEFA EURO 2012™

(SEOUL) May 17, 2012 – Kia Motors Corporation announced today that it will provide 359 passenger cars to ensure efficient and smooth transportation during UEFA EURO 2012™ in co-host countries, Poland and Ukraine, and to fulfill its requirement as a UEFA EUROTOP Partner and official automobile of UEFA EURO 2012™ (in conjunction with its sister […]

Kia maintains record pace

Kia’s bold projection of strong annual double-digit growth is right on track with the year-to-date growth hitting 22.7 per cent in a market that saw a softening of sales in April, according to new car sales figures released by the Federal Chamber Of Automotive Industries today. Monthly sales were up 24.4 per cent over April […]

Ball hunt ends in Rio for Tennis Fan

A Western Sydney resident who entered a Kia Ball Hunt competition has driven away in a brand new “Reborn Rio”. Christine Greensitt from Penrith entered the competition during the Australian Tennis Open earlier in the year, not thinking anything would come of it. The competition offered three methods of entry, either through an online Facebook […]

Kia sales on target

Kia’s steady climb up the Australian new car ladder continued unabated with a record March sale of 2738 units. The stellar month, up 26.5 per cent over the same month in 2011, lifts Kia into the Top 10 new car sales list for March and for the first quarter with 7004 sales, a solid 22.1 […]

It’s a Carnival on Sesame Street for Elmo’s World Tour

Two Kia Grand Carnivals are transporting Sesame Street Superstar Elmo and his celebrity friends throughout Australia during a national tour. Sesame Street’s Elmo’s World Tour will see Elmo and his close friends Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster, the Count and Bert and Ernie perform 65 shows to children in 55 towns throughout […]

Meet the Kia Extra

For the discerning small car buyer who wants that little extra bang for their buck, Kia has come to the party with the Limited Edition Cerato eXtra. Slipping in between the Si and SLi trims in both sedan and 5-door hatch body styles, the strictly limited eXtra benefits from the extensive Si standard range of […]

Once was lost, but now am found

As Kia navigates towards its target of becoming the fastest growing mainstream brand in Australia, Sportage, Sorento and Optima buyers will have no trouble finding their way around with the arrival of Kia Motors Australia’s first satellite navigation system. The sophisticated LG touch-screen system has been developed and customised over the past 12 months to […]

Kia claims two more red dot design awards

Kia has been awarded two top honours for its Picanto and Rio models in the 2012 red dot design competition. The five-door versions of Kia’s striking A-segment Picanto and B-segment Rio were both winners in red dot’s internationally-acclaimed ‘Product Design’ category, in a competition that saw more than 4,500 products entered by 1,800 manufacturers from […]

World premiere for all-new Kia cee’d at Geneva

The all-new Kia cee’d made its world premiere yesterday (Tuesday, March 6) at the 82nd Salon International de l’Autoin Geneva.  Joining the Kia cee’d in Switzerland, the Ray EV (electric vehicle) and the Track’ster concept make their first appearance before a European audience. “The three Kia premieres taking place at Geneva cover a broad spread of automotive […]

Kia year to date sales up 19 percent in February

National retail vehicle sales for Kia Motors Australia have increased by 19.4% compared to the same period last year and are up by 14.2% compared to February 2011 according to VFACTS figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries today. The figures are supported across the Kia range with its passenger and SUV segments […]

Inspired husband wins wife a new Kia Sportage

A Brisbane man has won a top of the range Kia Sportage for his wife and an iPad2 for himself by entering a Facebook-based Kia competition. Andrew Churchward from Kenmore Hills noticed the Facebook-based “Kia, Inspired by what you like” competition late last year, which encouraged people to be generous to those they like. In […]

Kia reveals all-new ‘K9’ flagship sedan for Korean market

(SEOUL) February 28, 2012 – Kia today revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market. Referred to by its codename ‘KH’ until now, the company also confirmed that the Korean market name will be ‘K9’ – while the name for export […]

Kia cee’d – The second generation is ready to go

SEOUL) February 16, 2012 – Combining dynamic, sophisticated styling with maturity and prestige, the all-new cee’d five-door hatchback makes its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6. The new cee’d is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, with the same long wheelbase. The elegant simplicity of its coupe-like proportions is emphasised by a […]

Church Pastor benefits from Kia Australian Open competition

The winner of an all-new Kia Rio has donated his prize to his local church pastor after his name was drawn from the barrel in the recent “Win a Reborn Rio” competition at this year’s Kia Australian Open tennis championship. Canberra based Glenn Warburton entered the competition thinking he had little to no chance of winning. […]

Kia aims for double-figure growth Kia aims for double-figure growth

Kia was one of the few car manufacturers who bucked the downward trend in 2011, increasing sales by 5.4 per cent to top the 25,000 mark for the first time. But incoming president and chief executive Chongwoo (Charlie) Kim believes the Korean car maker is still a long way short of reaching its full potential […]

Korean car makes history

Kia’s small cars are running red hot, with the all-new Rio winning top awards around the world, plus, it has also gained the prestigious five-star EuroNCAP safety rating. The Rio’s success follows on the back of Kia’s smallest model the Picanto which has received multiple awards since it was launched in July 2011. The all-new […]

Kia Motors 2011 earnings up 30.4 per cent

South Korea’s second largest automaker, Kia Motors, said Friday it posted a record profit last year thanks to brisk overseas sales and increased returns in investment in affiliated firms. Net profit surged 30.4 per cent from the previous year to 3.5 trillion won ($US3.1 billion ($A2.93 billion)) in 2011, the company said in a statement. […]

Kia’s little Ray of EV sunshine

Korean brand electrifies city runabout – for domestic market only. Kia has unveiled its first electric vehicle this week, the Ray EV city runabout – but don’t expect to see it on Australia’s roads. Built exclusively for Korea’s domestic market, the front-wheel-drive Ray EV is technically similar to the BlueOn concept that parent company Hyundai […]

Nadal passes on the keys of cars being used at the Australian Open

World No.2 and former Australian Open Champion Rafael Nadal was present to help Kia Motors hand over the key for this years expeditious of courtesy cars to Tennis Australia. Rafar Nadal the 2009 Australian Open Champion, helped Kia president Choongwoo Kim present Tennis Australia chief executive Steve Wood with a huge key. The rain threatened […]

Hyundai-Kia sets global sales target of 7 million for 2012

The Hyundai-Kia empire has set a 2012 sales target of seven million global units. This is an increase of 6.1 per cent from last year. The company aim to achieve this by investing more heavily in research and development and increasing the quality of its products. Chairman of both companies Chung Mong Koo announced the […]

Kia Canada announces official vehicle sponsorship of the 2012 Fulda Challenge

Extreme challenge held in the Yukon and Alaska will task both competitors and vehicles Kia Canada will supply 22 vehicles to be used as transportation and in individual events Team Canada is represented by Canadian Rugby player Ryan Smith and Chantal Mackenzie Kia Canada, in partnership with Kia Deutschland, is proud to announce that they are the official vehicle sponsor of […]

Kia Fleet Keeps Australian Open on the Move

For the 11th year in a row, Kia Motors’ unwavering support of the Australian Open tennis has continued with the delivery of nearly 100 specially-equipped courtesy vehicles to keep the tournament’s players, officials and guests on the move. Matt White Kia Ambassador Steve Wood CEO Tennis Australia Rafael Nadal CW Kim President CEO of Kia […]

Potent 204kW Optima Turbo still on the Kia Australia wish list

KIA Motors Australia (KMAu) still has its fingers crossed that the potent Optima Turbo currently sold only in North America will eventually go into right-hand drive production, making it a contender for local launch. Packing a WRX-like 204kW of power and 369Nm of torque from its blown 2.0-litre direct-injection four-cylinder engine, the high-performance Optima is […]

$6500 price saving as Kia launches Optima Si base model a year on

KIA Motors Australia (KMAu) is finally free to step up its assault on the medium car market by launching a more affordable entry-level version of its 2.4-litre Optima sedan, stripped of plush niceties such as leather and wood trim, ventilated and heated seats and premium sound system. A more liberal supply of the in-demand Optima […]

Kia Rio wins 2011 car of the year

It was the closest ever vote in Carsguide Car of the Year history. And it produced a surprise winner for 2011. It’s the Kia Rio. The Korean compact claims the crown by just one vote over the impressive Volvo S60, with the funky Ford Focus rounding out the top three at the end of a […]

Kia Optima Awarded 5 Stars by ANCAP

The tested model of Kia Optima was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2011. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC) and a reversing camera are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners […]

New Kia Rio ANCAP Safety Results -5 Stars

The 1.2 petrol left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that all Australasian variants have comparable occupant protection. The tested model of Kia Rio was introduced in Australia during 2011. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic […]

Kia raises the bar again with Australia’s Best Cars double.

Kia’s award-winning model line-up received an emphatic stamp of approval from Australia’s leading motoring clubs with a double dip of wins in the annual Australia’s Best Cars awards. The Sorento SLi diesel AWD backed up from its success last year to record back-to-back wins in the Best SUV Over $40,000 category while Kia’s all-new baby […]

Kia Rio winners of the best light car under $20,000

It’s not easy being small, but in motoring terms, light vehicles under $20,000 is a category that goes from strength to strength and seems to pack more value in every year. The combatants for 2011 were no different with the three favourites going in all delivering strongly in terms of safety, inclusions, driveability and value […]

Kia shines a Ray on the future

(SEOUL) November 9, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation today released the first official images of its all-new Kia Ray compact vehicle, which will be sold exclusively in the company’s home market of Korea. The Ray city car provides consumers with economical motoring and a spacious and highly versatile interior, while standing out from the crowd […]

Rio earns Respect on Facebook

Shocked, delighted and thrilled was how Zillmere (Qld) mother Lainie Usher described the moment she was told that she was the winner of a sparkling new Rio SLi in Kia Motors Australia’s Tag & Win Facebook competition. “It was amazing,” Lainie said. “I heard about the competition from some relatives and really liked the look […]

Kia Picanto three-door wins prestigious design award

(SEOUL) November 4, 2011 — Just a couple months after its launch, the sporty Kia Picanto three-door model, available exclusively in Europe, has been honoured with the coveted iF product design award 2012.  This award recognizes design quality alongside a number of other criteria, including workmanship, level of innovativeness and eco-friendliness.  It is the first time that […]

Kia Motors signs MOU to build third plant in China

(SEOUL) November 2, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation announced today that it plans to build a third manufacturing plant in China in order to meet dramatically increasing local demand and to maintain its positive sales momentum in the Chinese market. The signing ceremony for the investment MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to build the new Dongfeng […]


LAS VEGAS, November 1, 2011 – Kia Motors America (KMA) is the fastest growing car company in the US, but what’s the point if you can’t some fun. With a growing sports marketing portfolio that includes basketball, women’s golf, motorsports and more, Kia arrives in fabulous Las Vegas for the 2011 SEMA Show with a […]


LAS VEGAS, November 1, 2011 – Coming off two historic motorsports championships in the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSSC), Kia Motors America (KMA) has announced plans to increase its racing footprint next year.  KMA chose the SEMA Show to reveal its next step with a stunning 2012 5-door Rio B-Spec racer built by Kia’s […]

Kia backs young quick bowler Nic Bills

Kia Motors Australia has added promising young NSW fast bowler Nic Bills to its Ambassador program. Bills, a 19-year-old pace bowler who plays his Grade cricket with North Sydney, has enjoyed a meteoric rise from school cricketer to a rookie contract with NSW within the space of two seasons. “It has been a pretty exciting […]

Kia and Essendon Bombers join forces

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce Kia Motors Australia as the club’s new co-major partner for the next five years. Essendon Chairman David Evans said the new partnership is believed to be one of the largest co-major partnerships in AFL history as well as one of the largest individual sponsorships in Australian sport. “We […]

Kia keeps the pedal down to retain Top 10 ranking

Kia has shrugged off the challenge of a contracting new car market to maintain its sales momentum and retain a Top 10 position for September, according to official figures released by VFACTS. For the second month in a row and the third time for the year Kia has underscored the brand’s growing desirability by claiming […]

Kia owner jumps the start with all-new Rio

The first person in Australia to buy one of Kia’s all-new Rios was so quick off the mark his local dealership had not yet received stock and most of its staff were in a training session to learn about the new model. Derek Brookes from the southern Adelaide suburb of Aberfoyle Park, has owned Kia’s […]

Kia Rondo a real star in Wheels Award

Kia’s pint sized people mover, Rondo has finished at the top of its category in the recent Wheels Magazine Gold Star Awards. A wide range of criteria was assessed as part of the award including purchase price, warranty, safety, retained value, service intervals, insurance costs, drivability and fuel economy. The Rondo Si valued at $27990 […]

Kia supports Tour Duchenne

Kia Motors Australia provided valuable support for Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s annual fundraising bike ride, Tour Duchenne, by supplying four vehicles to assist with logistics and rider support. Tour Duchenne, now in its third year, has raised over $1.3 million, including $125,000 raised by riders in 2011. This year’s event started at State Parliament in Macquarie […]

Kia Optima Hybrid sets new Guinness World Record® for fuel economy

Kia Motors is one of the automotive industry’s current fuel economy leaders and today the brand is celebrating the setting of a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle, while driving through all 48 adjoining U.S. states. Drivers Wayne Gerdes from Wadsworth, Illinois, and Chris Bernius from New […]

Two World Premieres for Kia at Frankfurt Show

Kia Motors celebrated two world premieres at the 64thInternationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) today (Tuesday) in Frankfurt, Germany.  The powerful, dynamic and forward-looking Kia GT concept car, which signals the company’s distinctive new design direction, was unveiled alongside the new three-door hatchback version of the all-new Rio. The Kia GT took centre stage on Kia’s stand as Chief Design […]

Kia back in the Top 10 club

Kia has broken back into the Top 10 for August with a sales increase of almost 10 per cent over the previous year, according to official industry figures released by VFACTS. With sales of 2102 cars in August Kia has stepped back into 10th position amongst Australia’s top-selling automotive manufacturers. “In what has been a […]

All New Kia Rio Sets Light Car Packaging Benchmark

Kia Motors Australia has launched its fourth-generation Rio setting a new packaging benchmark in the light passenger vehicle category and introducing a choice of 3-, 4- and 5-door body styles across the range. The new Rio, which is available in S, Si and SLi trim levels, combines European flair, Australian drivability with Korean spice and […]

Kia gears up for fuel economy record attempt

(SEOUL) August 26, 2011 — Two motorists are preparing to drive a 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid into the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records this week as they aim to set a new record for lowest fuel consumption (in a petrol hybrid car) while driving through all 48 adjoining states of America. Taking […]

Kia to unveil four-door sports concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction. This rear-wheel drive four-door sports sedan marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit. “No matter from which perspective you look at it – this concept car is roaring with energy and ready for take-off,” says […]

Model Refresh for Australia’s Top People Mover – Kia’s Carnival

Australia’s most popular people mover under $55,000, Kia Carnival, has just received an upgrade resulting in four long wheel base models, Bluetooth across the range and the introduction of the legendary “R-series” CRDi turbo diesel engine to the line up. Most significant to the model refresh is the discontinuation of the short wheelbase Carnival S, […]

Optima has designs on style

Kia’s widely lauded Optima has scored another tick for design with the bestowing of a Design Award at the gala Australian International Design Awards function in Melbourne. The international judging panel praised the Optima’s sweeping lines, the many premium inclusions in the car and the outstanding value. “Its sculptured forms and contrasting elements are fascinating,” […]

First Half “Right on Target” Says Kia Motors Australia

Kia Motors Australia has finished the first half of 2011 with healthy market share and positive sales growth in a market, which reported a 6.6% decrease in sales over the same period. According to VFACTS results released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries today, the 12,836 new Kia vehicle sales for the first six […]

Kia Motorvation drives Life Changing Learning

Kia Motors Australia and internationally-lauded driver training organisation, Motorvation, have strengthened and expanded their co-operative determination to provide young Australian drivers with the best possible start to a safe driving experience. Through Kia Young Drivers (KYDz) the program has been taken to select Victorian school students for the past two years, introducing learner-age and P-Plate […]

Kia adds drive to support for Timor-Leste

The donation of a second Kia Sorento to the Order of Malta has widened the palliative care and medical services network provided throughout East Timor (Timor-Leste) by the world’s oldest Catholic Charity. Kia Motors Australia provided the Order with a diesel all-wheel drive Sorento earlier this year and last week added a second car to […]

Kia Motors posts 18.7% global sales growth in May

(SEOUL) June 9, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for May 2011, recording a total of 207,839 units sold.  This figure represents a year-on-year increase of 18.7%. In May, Kia posted strong […]

Kia Motors’ Advertising Campaign Featuring Music-Loving Hamsters

Kia Motors’ rapping and dancing hamsters earned the company one of the most prestigious advertising awards this week when the “This or That” campaign for the brand’s funky Soul urban passenger vehicle received the Gold Effie award in the “David v. Goliath” category at the 2011 North American Effie Awards ceremony in New York. The […]

Optima cleans up in ECOcar awards

Kia’s stunning Optima sedan has shown it is much more than just a pretty face by taking home the ECOcar Magazine Car Of The Year award. ECOcar Editor Chris Mullett said the Optima was the most impressive car he had driven in the past 12 months. “It is not only a wonderful looking vehicle, nor […]

Kia blasts off in SPACE race

Kia Motors Australia has entered the SPACE race with the completion of the first of a multi-million dollar corporate identity roll-out for the company’s 124 dealerships. Thomson Kia, at Parramatta, is one of the first dealerships in the world to display the new Kia corporate look _ dubbed SPACE _ and will be joined this […]

Kia Optima drives into design finals

Kia’s stunning Optima sedan has been given the judges’ tick of approval as a finalist for the prestigious Australian International Design Awards. The Optima is one of 10 finalists for the Automotive and Transport category, one of eight categories with a record total of 127 finalists. “Our esteemed judges spent a week assessing each entry […]

Sportage adds to the Honour Roll

The multi-award winning Kia Sportage has added another accolade to its growing Honour Roll by winning the OzRoamer 4WD & SUV Guide’s award for Best Small AWD SUV. “The Kia Sportage Platinum has both the design elements of form and function brilliantly executed,” OzRoamer Editor Rob Fraser said. “It just shows how far Kia has […]

Kia keeps making the hard yards

Kia Motors Australia has punched in a record monthly market share as the world’s fastest-growing manufacturer continues its month-on-month sales growth in a contacting Australian new car market. Kia’s April market share of 2.71 per cent is the highest the company has recorded since the formation of the KMAu organisation in 2006. “That is a […]

Kia helps Ben 10 move his time machine around Australia

One of Australia’s most popular people movers, the Kia Carnival, will help one of Australia’s most popular heroes, Ben 10, move his famous time machine around the country. Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Time Machine features the world’s favourite boy-hero Ben Tennyson on an adventure through time and space to keep the Omnitrix and the […]

All-new Rio sedan at New York Show

(SEOUL) April 22, 2011 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today celebrated the world premier of the all-new 2012 Rio sub-compact sedan at the New York International Auto Show. Scheduled to join the KMA line-up this fall – along with its 5-door hatchback sibling unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March and shown today for […]

Upgraded Kia Soul at New York Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) today celebrated the world premier of the comprehensively upgraded 2012 Kia Soul at the New York International Auto Show. The product that began Kia Motors’ design-led transformation returns to New York with a fresh and updated look, more power, and the same funky demeanour that consumers all around the world have […]

Kia unveils K2 sedan at Shanghai Motor Show

(SEOUL) April 19, 2011 – Kia Motors and its Chinese joint venture, Dongfeng Yueda Kia, unveiled the K2 B-segment sedan today at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show. Based on the platform of the all-new Rio, which made its world premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, the new K2 was designed and engineered […]

2011 Kia Optima named to the “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors” list

Continually praised for its head-turning exterior design, fun-to-drive performance, and long list of standard safety features, the all-new 2011 Kia Optima has been included as part of “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors” list. Kia’s midsize sedan was picked for being able to connect with midsize buyers in the US with its upscale and aesthetically pleasing interior […]

Kia Motors Captures First Racing Victory in Company History

It was a historic weekend for Kia Motors’ second-year motorsports program as Michael Galati and Nic Jönsson co-drove the No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to the company’s first-ever racing victory in the Street Tuner (ST) class of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race in Birmingham, Alabama. A large contingent of […]

Kia Naimo electric concept stars in Seoul

(SEOUL) March 31, 2011 – Making its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show today (Thursday), the Kia Naimo electric concept car combines Korean heritage with innovative modern features. Taking its name from the Korean word“Ne-mo”, (pronounced ‘Neh-mo’, meaning ‘square shape’), the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) was conceived by Kia’s international design team […]

Kia Motors has been honored top honours in Germany for design

(SEOUL) March 15, 2011 – Kia Motors has been honored top honours within two categories at this year’s red dot product design competition within Germany. The competition’s jury of respected international design consultants donated coveted red dot honors onto the Kia Sportage compact CUV and Kia Optima sedan.  The judges also remunerated a special tribute towards thenovel mid-size Kia Optima sedan, which alleged the 2011 red dot ‘best of the best’ title, the competition’s highest distinction, […]

Kia register another increase in Sales

(SEOUL) March ten, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation has informed its international sales mathematics for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from abroad plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) andad vehicles for February 2011, registering a gross of 169,727 units sold.  This figure portrays a year-on-year increase of 18.5%. In February, Kia posted year-on-year sales grows within everybody regions of the earth – 35.6% within North America (36,676 units sold), 18.6% within Europe* (29,644 units sold), 17.5% within Korea (39,029 units sold), 15.3% within general markets* (37,576 […]

Kia Sorento, Cerato, Carnival and Rondo selling quick!

Kia’s Sorento, fresh Cerato, Carnival and Rondo have returned a month of intense sales across a term where the market headed southern in terms of month on month and year to date sales. Sorento’s 238 sales was an boost of 103% on February 2010 and puts the SUV 77.2% forward of total sales this time final year. Similarly the all-new Cerato five-door hatch, which was launched in Australia in October 2010, […]

Kia Motors Assist in East Timor with Kia Sorento

Kia Motors Australia is aiding the world’s oldest Catholic Charity reach its palliative care and medicinal servicesright through East Timor (Timor-Leste) by giving it with a Kia Sorento AWD. The Order of Malta was established in 1048 when the Knights Hospitaller looked after unwell, poor andwounded pilgrims touring to the Holy Land. Today the governing body is still famous for its task “to service the poor and the suffering” by giving services and services to support the unwell, very aged, the handicapped and those […]

Kia celebrates a landmark year. Kia Brisbane News, read more here…

(SEOUL) March 1, 2011 – Kia is celebrating a ‘landmark year’ in its remarkable history by holding the premieres of three new models at the81st Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva today (Tuesday).  The all-new Kia Rio compact car is making its debut on the world stage in Switzerland.  The all-new Kia Picanto small car is appearing […]

Class-leading performance from all-new Kia engine

Making its international debut on Kia’s Geneva Motor Show stand alongside the new Picanto and Rio models is an all-new version of Kia’s popular ‘Kappa’ gasoline engine, which promises an appealing blend of performance and economy. The innovative 998 cc engine is Kia’s first three-cylinder unit fitted with a turbocharger to deliver impressive performance for […]

All new Kia Rio images released, yes, we like!

(SEOUL) February 11, 2011 – Kia Motors Corporation along with Kia Brisbane has today revealed the first official photos of the forthcoming next generation Rio, which boasts a bold and distinctive personality, bringing the newcomer in line with the rest of Kia’s striking design-led model range. We think it looks amazing. Tasked with the difficult job […]

Kia Motors posts 19.3% global sales growth in January

(SEOUL) February 9, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures for January 2011, recording a total of 179,409 units sold including passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles.  This figure represents a year-on-year increase of 19.3%. In January, Kia posted year-on-year sales […]

Optima-istic start to the year for Kia. More information at Brisbane Kia.

Kia Motors Australia has literally launched into the new year, along with our new dealership of course. Unveiling the all new Optima at the Australian Tennis Open in the middle of January. The all new Kia Optima joined Cerato, Rio, Soul and Carnival to provide Kia’s passenger vehicle fleet with a strong start up 12.7% […]

Kia Sportage Ancap Safety rating achieves 5 Stars!

The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page Occupant Protection Score 36.10 out of 37 Variant: Diesel 4WD Eng: 2 litre diesel Kerb mass 1630 kg Category: SUV – MEDIUM Vehicles […]

Four super-efficient engines for new Kia Picanto

(SEOUL) January 24, 2011 – Kia customers will benefit from the next generation Picanto’s greatly reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy when the company’s latest A-segment hatchback goes on sale around the world later this year. Making its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March, new Picanto has been redesigned and re-engineered with […]

Korean star unveiled at Aussie Open

Kia Motors Australia has unveiled an all new medium passenger vehicle at the 2011 Australian Open. The new Kia Optima replaces the Magentis but is a clean sheet design in every aspect and showcases a number of the Korean manufacturer’s latest innovations. The single model being imported into Australia features the new ‘Schreyer’ design DNA […]

Kia fleet keeps Australian Open on the move

Kia Motors’ long-running support of the Australian Open tennis continued today with the handing over of 101 specially-equipped courtesy vehicles to keep the tournament’s players, officials and guests on the move. In handing over the Kia Courtesy Fleet to Tennis Australia’s CEO Steve Wood, KMAu President and CEO M.K. Kim reiterated Kia’s ongoing support for […]

Kia donates to Queensland flood victims

Kia Motors Australia has committed $100,000 to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal to assist Queenslanders affected by the devastating floods sweeping the state. “The scope of the tragedy brought by this natural disaster is difficult to comprehend,” Kia Motors Australia President and CEO Mr M.K Kim said.

Kia sales growth double that of local market

Kia Motors Australia finished 2010 just how it started the year: another strong month of sales growth across the passenger and SUV segments. During 2010 Kia sold 23848 vehicles, an increase of 22.9% compared to 2009 and more than double the Australian new car market increase of 10.5%. “Kia passenger sales were up 2373 units […]

Kia Grand Carnival adds to the trophy cabinet

Kia’s perpetual favourite, the Grand Carnival people mover, has continued its winning streak with recognition as the winner of the carsales.com.au People’s Choice Award for People Movers. “Once again the Grand Carnival has proven a winner in the public forum,” Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Mr Tony Barlow, says. “The Grand Carnival has consistently […]

Kia Sorento takes home Australia’s Best Cars award

Kia’s growing reputation as a manufacturer of quality cars with a strong desirability factor was further underscored this week with the Sorento taking home Australia’s Best Cars award for an SUV over $40,000. The SLi Sorento diesel impressed the panel of judges from Australia’s state automotive clubs to win the ultimate accolade for both value […]

Kia Sportage wins ‘Best SUV under $40,000’ at DRIVE awards

Kia’s exciting Sportage SUV has kicked an early goal in the awards season with a win in the SUV under $40,000 category at the prestigious Drive awards. The experienced panel of judges from the respected Drive and Drive.com media group put the all-new Sportage SLi diesel automatic at the top of one of the most […]

New Kia Optima Hybrid debuts at LA Auto Show

(SEOUL) November 18, 2010 – Kia Motors Corporation’s next big step into the high-tech hybrid world has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new Optima Hybrid sedan, created primarily with the US market in mind, employs a truly innovative Kia-developed powertrain that promises to deliver exceptional hybrid performanceand 5.8L/100km class-leading fuel efficiency. Arriving in […]

Kia Motors Corporation donates USD100,000 to Indonesian disaster relief

Kia Motors Corporation has presented Palang Merah Indonesia (a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) with a donation of USD100,000 to aid in the relief efforts of the nation’s recent disasters.  The cheque was presented to Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, current Chairman of Palang Merah Indonesia and former Vice President of Indonesia, during […]

Brisbane Kia Dealership in Toowong Grand opening

Rising Korean car maker Kia has appointed a new dealership to serve Brisbane motorists and the timing couldn’t be better. Toowong Kia started operations recently at 601 Milton Road, on a well know site which it shares with Toowong Mitsubishi are the Toowong Roundabout. Serving buyers and service parts customers in the central business district […]

KIA Motors Australia posts 25% sales increase for October

Kia Motors Australia has continued its impressive 2010 sales growth with yet another strong month in October. With 1946 vehicles sold in October, making a total of 20,142 so far this year, the refreshed model line-up is continuing to kick goals with a 25.1% month-on-month increase and 24.4% year-to-date increase over last year. Passenger vehicle […]

Kia Sorento receives high tech upgrade

Kia’s medium sized SUV, Sorento, has received a 2011 model year refresh across the range with a long list of enhancements ranging from Bluetooth technology to leather wrapped instrument cluster housing. All vehicles across the Sorento range from the entry level Si to the range topping Platinum will receive the latest Bluetooth technology providing hands-free […]

Electric KIA Pop concept debuts at Paris motor show

(SEOUL) September 30, 2010 – Kia Motors celebrated the world premiere of its all-new, eye-catching, compact electric POP concept car at the 106thMondial de l’Automobile in Paris. Spotlighting Kia’s increasing focus on striking design and new technologies, the chrome-coloured, three-metre-long three-seater POP with its electric drivetrain, oblong-shaped side windows and front-hinged doors took centre stage on Kia’s Paris […]