Kia’s Sportage is one of the brands oldest nameplates for the Australian market. From its somewhat rough and ready, if competent, beginnings in the 1990s, it’s morphed into a handsome, bluff nosed, popular machine in the mid sized SUV market. Available in 2017 as a four trim level range, covering Si, Si Premium, SLi, and […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Kia Sportage Si Premium.
Kia’s Soul is one of those cars that slips under the radar for no really good reason. Who knows if it’s the perception of the brand or of the name or the look, but it’s grossly unfair to disregard this car. Full stop. Yes, it’s squarish. Yes, it looks somewhat odd, like the two or […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Kia Soul
SUVs are the big ticket seller in Australia and one of the brands that nails this market is Kia. The Sorento is their big gun here, and quite bluntly, the 2017 Kia Sorento GT-Line is an absolute pearler. Here’s why the $58490 (plus on roads) Sorento looks like a winner.It’s a seemingly tiny 2.2L diesel […]Read More 2017 Kia Sorento GT-Line: A Wheel Thing Car Review
Kia’s big mid sized car, or mid sized big car, the Optima, has proved to be a stayer in recent years. For 2017 Kia has streamlined the range, with it now compromising the Si and GT, with the latter now packing a turbo engine and replacing the Platinum nameplate. A Wheel Thing takes time with […]Read More 2016 Kia Optima Si: Car Review.
Kia’s Optima nameplate has been with Australian drivers for well over a decade, being launched under that nomenclature in 2001. Based on Hyundai’s Sonata, it’s been a quiet seller yet has a high level of loyalty. When the third generation was released to the Aussie market in 2010, it quickly gained recognition for its slinky, […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Kia Optima GT
Kia’s had a good 2015 in the Australia car market, with both the Carnival and Sorento winning gongs from drive.com.au and Behind The Wheel, plus the Sorento was awarded a prize in the Good Design‘s “Transportation” category. A Wheel Thing back to backed two Kia diesels, the family perfect Carnival and the impressive Sorento Platinum, […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Kia Sorento Platinum Diesel.
Designing a people mover for the road is simple: take a box, slap on four wheels and you’re done. But what do you do if you want a truly stylish people mover? Many companies have tried and some have failed. Some have come out with award winners, such as Honda and their Odyssey. To make […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Kia Carnival S Petrol.