Kia Australia makes a huge range of exciting cars for everyday use with over 10 models currently available on the market here in Oz. With that in mind, we’ve chosen our favourite 5 to give you an in-depth look at these fantastic driving machines.
The Picanto is the baby of the Kia range coming in with an in-line 4cyl engine that outputs 62Kw of power. It comes in 4 different variants ranging from the “S” to the “GT” there’s a badge that will suit your budget and style.
The Picanto’s main features include:
- Combined fuel consumption of 6.3l
- Sports tuned suspension and steering (GT only)
- Reverse parking sensors with rear view camera
- Dusk sensing headlights
- Imobiliser and alarm
- Remote central locking with keyless entry
For a small package that packs a punch, the Kia Picanto cannot be missed on your small car shopping list. Stylish and compact it’s perfect for city driving and parking in those hard to find spots.
Our next in line is the Kia Rio. Slightly larger than the Picanto it still packs a lot into a small car. With a maximum output of 88Kw in the GT-Line and combined fuel consumption as little as 5.6l/100km you’ll go far in this compact car.
Packed with features the Rio offers:
- Manual, Automatic or 7 speed DCT transmissions
- Up to 17” alloy wheels
- Hill start assist, ABS and electronic stability control
- Electric mirrors
- Airbags all-round
- 7” touch screen
- Rear lip spoiler
If you’re looking for a car that’s poised for the drive you can’t not look at the Kia Rio. With Ipod compatibility and 6 speakers you’ll never drive boring again.
The all-new Kia Cerato is delivering on a promise of remarkable performance coupled with the latest driver assistance and entertainment technologies. Available in both a sedan and hatch you can customise your Cerato to hit the road in style.
Both Sedan and hatch is available in 4 exciting variants starting at a base model “S” and heading up to the jaw-dropping “GT” The Cerato can put out as much as 150Kw from its 4 cyl engine and 265 nM of torque all whilst keeping and impressively low combined fuel consumption as low as 6.8L/100km
Available in the range are advanced features such as:
- Heated front seats (Sports plus and GT)
- Dual climate control (Sports plus and GT)
- Speed dependant volume control
- Satellite navigation multimedia system
- Up to 8 speakers
- 8” touch screen and voice recognition
Along with all these features, storage was never easier as the Cerato has 4 cup holders, 4 bottle holders, accessory pockets, under floor storage box and coat hook. Coupled with up to 502L of luggage space in the sedan you’ll never be short of somewhere to keep your luggage.
With the revamped Kia Sportage, feeling young never gets old…. The Sportage is the perfect family SUV with a variant and fuel type to suit every family. You’ll never miss a thing with the Sportage coming with cross-traffic alerts, intelligent parking and cameras are all-round. You’ll even have a hand free for shopping with a hands-free power tailgate making loading your food and holding your toddler at the same time possible.
As with all Kia cars, the Sportage has an impressive fuel consumption using as little as 6.4L/100km in the diesel versions.
Evening out the features Sportage comes with:
- A 1900kg braked towing capacity
- Full-size alloy spare wheel
- All the airbags and safety such as ABS and lane keep assist
- Remote locking, anti-theft immobiliser and alarm system
- 2 x USB charge points and Wireless charge in the GT range
- Plenty of storage
- JBL speakers
Athletic and bold the Ki Sportage is striking from any angle and its distinctive design stands out in the crowd.
Twin-turbo V6, 0-100km in 4.9sec and 272kW the Kia Stinger is out of the box brilliant!
The paradigm of performance of the Kia Stinger not only goes fast, it looks the part as well with sleek lines, large wheels and quad exhaust you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better looking, better performing car in this range.
The Stinger is all about performance with head turning looks and perfection from every angle, this machine has some serious inclusions:
- Launch control
- 8-speed Auto (Shift by wire)
- Brembo brakes in most variants
- Coasting mode (eco)
- 18” or 19” wheels
- All the safety you can imagine
- Push button start
- Premium seats
The Stinger is a driver’s car that you can’t go past. It’s solid on the road and quick on the take off. If you want to experience the drive, not just get there, the Kia Stinger is your car.
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