Car Reviews

Sorento kicks winning goal in Carsguide COTY

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

All-new model adds another major award
Kia’s multi-award winning all-new Sorento has added another major award to its resume with outright victory in the highly-competitive Carsguide Car Of The Year.

All new model, same old result

Friday, 4 December 2015

New Sorento backs up for fourth consecutive Drive Car Of The Year

New Carnival joins in the celebrations

Kia Motors global sales up 3.7% in October

Thursday, 12 November 2015
  • Kia records year-on-year sales growth in North America (10.6%) and Korea (25.9%) in October


Rio back to full strength

Wednesday, 29 July 2015
The Rio carnival is back in full swing with the arrival of the high-grade SLi and Sport models to complete the team.

All-new Kia Carnival Product Information

Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Sleek, sophisticated new model blends style and practicality
Stronger bodyshell for improved safety, refinement, ride and handling
High-quality, versatile interior inspired by first class air travel
Choice of two enhanced petrol and diesel engines

Sorento backs up for a Drive three-peat

Monday, 15 December 2014
Kia’s multi-award winning Sorento has seen off yet another quality field of challengers to claim top honours as Best SUV Over $40,000 in Drive’s annual Car Of The Year awards for the third year running.

New Kia Sorento recognised for its environmental credentials

Thursday, 11 December 2014
The all-new Sorento, revealed overseas for the first time at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, has become the latest Kia model to achieve internationally-recognised certification for its whole-life impact on the environment.

“A Day at the Races” theme for Kia at 2014 SEMA Show

Monday, 10 November 2014
Four highly customized, hand-built concepts offer a glimpse into the fun and excitement Kia Racing fans experience when spending a day at the races 
Ballast Point Sedona and Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV embrace the tastier side of trackside festivities with handcrafted brews and a high-tech take on the traditional ice cream truck 
High-Performance K900 and Ultimate Karting Sedona bring the thrill of the race track in unexpected ways 
Championship-winning Kia Racing Optima unveiled with new paint scheme for 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season

Kia Reveals Photos of Third Generation Sorento

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
First photos of the all-new Kia Sorento released today confirm that the third generation of the popular SUV will feature a new look, with bold, swept-back styling and sophisticated surface detailing.

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept And 2014 Soul Earn International Design Excellence Awards

Friday, 18 July 2014
The Industrial Designers Society of America presented Kia with two IDEAs, honouring design excellence in the Transportation category.

The New Kia pro_cee'd GT

Thursday, 20 March 2014
It’s here at last. The most eagerly anticipated new model in Kia’s history, the exciting three-door pro_cee’d GT, is now on sale. 

Stylish Sportage Wins OzRoamer Award

Monday, 3 March 2014
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 $60,000 Car Of The Year.

All-new Soul Reboots its Unique Appeal

Friday, 14 February 2014
Kia’s second-generation Soul is an all-new model that introduces a smooth new-look exterior inspired by the 2012 Kia Track’ster concept, creating a thoroughly fresh, more grown-up appearance without losing its appealing character and individualistic edge.

Fiat Panda

Thursday, 31 October 2013
Fiat Chrysler Group has announced the arrival of the celebrated Fiat Panda, one of Europe’s most iconic city cars that is now available in Australia for the very first time.

All-new Kia Cerato Hatch

Friday, 23 August 2013
The all-new Cerato Hatch has arrived and it's set to continue as Kia’s most successful model.

All-New Opel Mokka SUV

Monday, 6 May 2013
Opel’s compact Sports Utility Vehicle, the Mokka, is confirmed for Australian release and is due to arrive in local showrooms in the third quarter of this year.

Holden's New VF Commodore Breaks Cover

Sunday, 10 February 2013
Unveiled at an exclusive event in Melbourne’s stylish Docklands, Holden’s new VF Commodore also spearheads a new export campaign to the USA in the form of the Chevrolet SS Sports Sedan.

Audi Q5

Saturday, 15 December 2012
Sporty, attractive and versatile – sounds like the perfect partner!! The Audi Q5 performance SUV is now it is even better – adding many new solutions in design, infotainment, assistance systems and engines.

McLaren 12C Spider

Friday, 13 July 2012
12 months since the MP4-12C first went on sale, McLaren announces its next new high performance sports car, the 12C Spider.

Aston Martin unveils the new Vanquish

Thursday, 21 June 2012
Aston Martin is today unveiling a stunning new luxury sports car – the Vanquish .This breath-taking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering. 

Holden's All-New Colorado

Saturday, 16 June 2012
Holden officially launches the highly-anticipated new-generation Colorado today, just days ahead of the first Colorado deliveries to Australian customers.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Joel Helmes and Paul Maric from Australia's leading motoring radio program,"Behind the Wheel" take to the road in the BMW X3. Check out what the guys thought about this offering from the German manufacturer.

Hyundai Veloster

Monday, 26 March 2012
Hyundai has launched the all-new Veloster. The car challenges conventional design theories by marrying the style of a coupe with the functionality of a hatchback. This car turns heads and offers an exciting alternative in the sports-car segment.

Toyota Yaris

Monday, 27 February 2012
The Toyota Yaris has been a strong sales performer. Paul Maric finds out if the new generation Yaris is capable of continuing that trend.

Ford Focus Titanium

Friday, 27 January 2012
Paul Maric has test driven the new Ford Focus Titanium and finds out why  this car is seriously hot property in the small car category.

Audi A1 Sport

Friday, 2 December 2011
Audi has been busy filling every niche in the market, ranging from mid-sized SUVs through to coupe-shaped sedans and now entry level small cars. Paul Maric samples the newest addition to the Audi family - the A1 Sport.

Holden Hurricane Returns

Thursday, 27 October 2011
Holden has gone back to the future, restoring its very first concept car – the 1969 Holden Hurricane.

Aston Martin Virage

Friday, 14 October 2011
Paul Maric found that driving the new Aston Martin Virage was like Groundhog Day. There is no other car that gives you a spine tingling rush each and every time you turn the engine over, spot a glance of the car in a shop window or experience automotive nirvana when the exhaust baffles open to emit a noise that will never get old.

Mitsubishi ASX

Thursday, 8 September 2011
The ASX, or Active Smart Crossover is Mitsubishi’s entrant into the fast-growing two-wheel drive compact SUV market segment.

Kia Optima

Monday, 8 August 2011
Kia continues to come of age and this very stylish medium size sedan ensures this trend will continue. The Optima is jam packed with features and represents great value for money.

Nissan 370Z

Friday, 22 July 2011
If you’re looking for a real sports car but you don’t want to spend mega dollars to get it, then this is the car for you.

New Colorado Revealed

Friday, 1 July 2011
Holden has previewed its all-new Colorado 4x4 workhorse with a tough, Aussie-inspired show truck at the Australian International Motorshow in Melbourne.

Citroën Launches its First Diesel HybridDS5

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Citroën has revealed the eagerly anticipated third model in its innovative and distinctive DS line: DS5.  Designed to express the full extent of Citroën’s ‘Créative Technologie’, DS5 combines ground-breaking style, rewarding driving dynamics and exceptional refinement with innovative engineering solutions.

BMW X5 xDrive40d

Friday, 1 April 2011
An SUV with sedan-like handling, we know, it’s hard to believe. But that’s the claim BMW keeps making in reference to the X5.

Volkswagen Golf GTD

Friday, 25 February 2011
Picture the scenario. You’re after a Golf GTI, but can’t stand the thought of constantly filling it with premium unleaded petrol. Well, Volkswagen has a solution to your dilemma. It’s called the Volkswagen Golf GTD.

Maserati GranCabrio

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Maserati will take the wraps of a new  version of its glamorous GranCabrio at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.

Ford Focus RS

Monday, 13 December 2010
Our motoring editor Paul Maric took the amazing Ford Focus RS out for a drive........and hasn't been seen since.

Jaguar XJ

Monday, 22 November 2010
If you are after a luxury sports car and one of your prerequisites is soulfulness and character, it’s impossible to look beyond the all new Jaguar XJ.

BMW 550i GT

Saturday, 6 November 2010
BMW has claimed that the new 550iGT marks the epitome of aesthetic design and supreme driving pleasure. We asked Paul Maric to find out if this is fact or fiction.

HSV Clubsport

Monday, 4 October 2010
Our motoring editor Paul Maric takes the E2 HSV Clubsport out for a drive and discovers that its a car that will excites the senses.

Jaguar XK V8 Coupe

Thursday, 23 September 2010
Our motoring editor Paul Maric takes the new Jaguar XK V8 Coupe out for a prowl and it sent  tingles running down his spine, but in a good way! 

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8

Monday, 23 August 2010
Every now and then you come across a car that you can’t help but love all that it’s about. The new Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged falls squarely into that category.

Subaru Liberty 2.5i

Thursday, 19 August 2010
Our motoring editior Paul Maric takes the Subaru Liberty 2.5i for a drive and discovers that this new model offered more than he expected.

Toyota Rukus

Monday, 19 July 2010
When you think Toyota, you think Camry or Corolla. It’s little surprise then that people were stunned when they discover that Toyota produced the Rukus.

Volkswagen Jetta 125 TDI

Monday, 19 July 2010
You may be thinking that the Volkswagen Jetta is just a Golf with a boot. It’s not until you get behind the wheel and live with the Jetta for a little while that you find out what it’s really all about.

D-MAX Wins Delivery Magazine Ute Of The Year 2010

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Isuzu UTE’s D-MAX has taken out respected specialist commercial vehicle Delivery magazine’s Ute Of The Year award for 2010.

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