Kia Sportage LX Plus Black Sea Blue Lewis Pass

Kia Wins Big at the AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year Awards

We’re delighted to hear that the Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento have won their respective categories in the 2022 AA Driven Car of the Year Awards. All are very relevant categories for today’s car buyers and reflect the fantastic work of Kia’s design and engineering teams.

Best Medium SUV – the Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage took out the award for the Best Medium SUV of 2022. In a country full of SUV lovers and the broad ‘medium SUV’ category, it’s possible this award had the most competition as well!

Learn more about Kia Sportage >

Kia Sportage LX Plus Black Sea Blue at the Lewis Pass

Best Large SUV – the Kia Sorento

After something slightly larger? You can’t go wrong with the Kia Sorento – and the judges agree! This popular 7-seater SUV range includes diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options.

Learn more about the Kia Sorento >

Watch announcements of all 12 awards on the Driven website.

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Kia x Ocean Clean up

Kia partner, The Ocean Cleanup, delivers record 55-ton ocean plastic haul

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Kia plans to use recycled plastic from a 55-ton haul in its new EV models, retrieved from the Pacific Ocean by The Ocean Cleanup, Kia's Global Partner. For more information, read the press release from Kia New Zealand.
Kia EV9

All-new full size, fully electric, seven-seat Kia EV9 SUV details released

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Kia New Zealand has released key details of the all-new full size, fully electric, seven-seat EV9 SUV ahead of its local launch. Find out more.
Kia EV6 front side

Kia EV6 Air Long Range: Long-distance and Emissions-free Motoring

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The Kia EV6 Air Long Range is proving to be the most popular variant in the brand’s fully electric new model portfolio. Find out why.
Kia Niro Line up

Kia Niro: HEV, PHEV, or EV. Which should you use?

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Discover each variant of the all-new Niro line-up and find out which one suits you best according to your lifestyle and needs.
Kia Sustainability items

Kia takes a bold step towards scalable sustainability with its flagship EV9

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Kia has unveiled new details of its ‘10 must-have sustainability items’, which define a baseline for the use of sustainable materials in its future model lines. Learn more.
Kia Stinger rear

Kia Stinger Tribute Edition

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Kia has released details of a special Tribute Edition to mark the end of production of the brand’s first performance sedan, the Stinger.
Kia Best Manufacturer Award

Kia hailed Best Manufacturer at prestigious 2023 Autocar Awards

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Kia has been named 'Best Manufacturer' at the 2023 Autocar Awards, following a consistent run of accolades. Read the full press release here.
Kia Niro PHEV

Kia Niro PHEV wins prestigious Red Dot Award

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The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has been recognised with a Red Dot Design Award in the category “Product Design.” Read the full press release.
Kia EV6 GT

Kia EV6 Wins 2023 World Performance Car

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The Kia EV6 GT has been crowned the 2023 World Performance Car. Read the latest news and view photos here.
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