Tag: korea

Kia Reduces Price of Soul While Increasing Tech

  Soul is a great little car but Australians just have not taken the small cars and SUVs to their hearts. I love the 6 speed auto instead of the CVT others in the segment have, and the spec has been increased via infotainment upgrades. Soul is now $24,990 drive away, down from $26,990 plus … Continue reading Kia Reduces Price of Soul While Increasing Tech

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Relaxing, Calming, Elegant Kia Optima is Real Value for Money

We drove Optima at Kia’s lavish local launch. It was cleverly set against the freshness of the NSW Southern Highlands with its crisp log-fired evenings, tasty nibbles, and clinking champagne glasses. Here is what we had to say about the bucolic frolic. Meanwhile back in Sydney it was all business. What looks fabulous set against … Continue reading Relaxing, Calming, Elegant Kia Optima is Real Value for Money

Kia Telluride concept set for global premiere

  (SEOUL) January 9, 2016 – The boldly designed Telluride, set to unveil at the 2016 North American International Auto Show next week, pushes the boundaries of technology and luxury with unique in-cabin health-and-wellness technology. he concept highlights Kia’s first use of 3D-printed components, which add a distinct, modern design element to the dashboard, door … Continue reading Kia Telluride concept set for global premiere

Last drive of Kia’s Sportage before the new model arrives (plus pics of the new model)

  It’s been a couple of years since we last drove the Sportage (read about it here). We thought it capable and elegant as well as being sexy and well equipped. Kia has so much confidence in their cars that they’ve added an extra couple of years to their already brilliant warranty so you now … Continue reading Last drive of Kia’s Sportage before the new model arrives (plus pics of the new model)

Hyundai’s superior new model, the Genesis, offers superior safety

  Hyundai's superior new model, the Genesis, offers superior safety Hyundai's new Genesis luxury sedan enters the Australasian market with a superior level of occupant and pedestrian protection, easily achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. A brand new entrant to the Large Car category, the Genesis achieved high scores across all areas of … Continue reading Hyundai’s superior new model, the Genesis, offers superior safety

FJ Cruiser: Who’s A Dirty Boy Then?

  left Designer: Jin Kim and, right Chief Engineer: Akio Nishimura   Yes Yes Yes oh YES!: killer looks, very quiet, smooth engine and auto, brilliant off roader, X Factor Oh dear me no: No diesel, no manual, lack of tech and accessories I admit it, I’ve always had a thing for the FJ. There … Continue reading FJ Cruiser: Who’s A Dirty Boy Then?

Bold And Sophisticated Styling For Third Generation Kia Sorento

  (SEOUL) July 29, 2014 – The all-new third generation Kia Sorento will be unveiled in Korea next month, featuring bold, swept-back exterior styling.The new model sports a lower roofline, higher beltline, more muscular stance, rounded shoulders at the rear, and deeply sculpted body surfaces. Together with a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, these design … Continue reading Bold And Sophisticated Styling For Third Generation Kia Sorento

Pro_Cee’d GT: Kia Cooks Up a Bit of Korean Spiced With Chilli

Above and below: gaycarboys at BaskerVille Yes Yes Yes oh YES: sweet smooth engine, sweet smooth gearbox, sweet smooth ride, sweet smooth exterior Oh dear me no: Steering not quite there yet, Some plastics look wrong I like it, I like it a lot. It’s a funny name, Pro_Cee’d, but Kia pronounces it as “proceed” … Continue reading Pro_Cee’d GT: Kia Cooks Up a Bit of Korean Spiced With Chilli