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12 Apr

Kia’s getting a ute – and now we know its name

The name of the new Kia Ute has been revealed and will arrive in New Zealand in 2025. Tough, practical and functional, the all-new model will build on the proud heritage of Aussie designed and enginee…

12 Feb

First Kia EV5 arrives in New Zealand ahead of mid-year launch

The first example of the new Kia EV5, the smaller sibling of the multi award-winning…

09 Feb

Auckland Fuel Tax is being removed

The Government will eliminate the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax by the end of June 2024.

17 Jan

Kia wins dual Good Design Awards for EV9 SUV and Infotainment System

Kia has claimed two prestigious accolades at the Good Design Awards 2023, recognising the brand’s dedication to emotive and engaging design as expressed through its transformative ‘Opposites Unite…

09 Nov

Kia secures top honours in 2023 Golden Steering Wheel Awards

The new Kia flagship EV9 has continued its awards success with a Golde…

04 Sep

Kia EV9 Wins Luxury Category in German Car of the Year 2024 Awards

The three-row, seven-seat Kia EV9 electric SUV, has been selected within the “Luxury” category for the German Car of the Year 2024 competition, encompassing all models with a base price exceeding …

23 Aug

Kia EV9 SUV details released

All-new full size, fully electric, seven-seat Kia EV9 SUV details released ahead of local launch

30 May

Kia – Best Manufacturer at Autocar Awards

Kia has been awarded the title of Best Manufacturer at prestigious 2023 Autocar Awards.

02 May

Clean Car Discount Update – 2023

Changes to the Clean Car Discount will come into effect 1 July 2023.

23 Apr

Kia signed global partnership with The Ocean Cleanup

14 Apr

Kia Niro PHEV wins prestigious Red Dot Award

The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has been recognised with a Red Dot Design Award in the cate…

30 Mar

Kia EV9 revealed!

The Kia EV9 will hit our shores later this year, but you can get a sneak preview here.

23 Mar

Kia’s next electric SUV has been revealed in concept form

Sportage sized and obviously in concept form at this early stage, but yet another …

15 Mar

Official details on the all new EV9

Watch the official EV9 Release video

09 Mar

Kia Niro – Women’s World Car of the Year 2023!

The Kia Niro outshined 58 other cars to take this award.

13 Feb

Refreshed new model for the Successful Kia Seltos

The new model introduces a reimagined exterior, cabin environment as well as technology rel…

16 Jan

Kia wins GOOD DESIGN Awards for 2023 Niro, Concept EV9, EV Infotainment System and Magenta Design Infotainment System

The all-electric Kia EV6 has been named North American Utili…

08 Dec

Kia has been named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the 2022 Awards

26 Aug

EV6 GT brings supercar performance to zero emissions motoring

Building on the success of the phenomenal new Kia EV6, the GT variant will deliver previously unheard of levels of power (430kW and 740Nm), performance and charging capability when it launches in New …

25 Jul

All-new Kia Niro – now in Taupo

The all-new generation of Kia’s Niro range has launched with a wide-ranging suite of signif…

26 May

Why you should switch to a hybrid vehicle this year

Lower emissions, significant cost savings and exceptional depen…

20 Apr

Kia EV6 triumphs in 2022 Red Dot Design Awards

The multi-award-winning Kia EV6 has claimed overall victory in the prestigious 2022 Red Dot…

30 Mar

All-new Kia EV6 available in New Zealand

Kia EV6 is synonymous with captivating design available now.

01 Mar

Kia EV6 wins award – again!

Kia EV6 is named 2022 European Car of the Year.

19 Jan

The Kia EV6 : NZ model range confirmed

Key specifications of hotly anticipated new Kia EV6 are revealed ahead of New Zealand launch.