Korean car maker Kia has given its Sportage mid sized SUV a mid life makeover. There’s some exterior enhancements, interior updates, and changes to the safety packages. Safety: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) are now standard across the range. Diesel transmission: an eight speed auto is standard for any diesel engined […]Read More 2019 Kia Sportage Has Arrived.
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 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.
City cars aren’t generally seen as a viable alternative to the medium and bigger cars here in Australia. There’s been attempts by big companies, such as the Mercedes-Benz backed smart car, which was more ridiculed than welcomed. There’s the slightly larger alternatives, such as the Mitsubishi Mirage and now Kia is now having a go, […]Read More 2016 Kia Picanto Si Auto: Car Review
Kia’s Sportage is a car that has been with us for over twenty years. Yes, hard to believe. Alweays a solid performer for the Korean company, it’s recently had a makeover, both inside and out and it’s part of Kia’s continued push to be a brand that is consistently best in class. A Wheel Thing […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Kia Sportage S petrol