Kia Sephia Model Overview
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Kia Sephia Questions
What Causes Hesitation On Acceleration In A 2001 Kia Sephia? I Had The Con...
When I accelerate after shifting to next gear sometimes, the car will seem like it hesitates briefly. When the check engine light was on, I got it checked and it was the converters. I had the lower...
Where Is Serial Number Located On 99 Kia Sephia Ls
need to find out for parts information
Does Fan Motor (cooling System Under The Hood) Is Somehow Related To A/c Fa...
I own a 1999 KIA Sephia LS with aprox 100k miles. As a new issue, the car had overheated 2 times in heavy traffic and I noticed that the A/C fan doesn't work during those eposides. My mechanic believe...
New Fuel Pump,fuel Pump Still Not Runing
fuel pump was not working replaced sill not working.
Clutch Problems After Repair
put in new pressure plate and clutch . the clutch will not come back up.
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About the Kia Sephia
The Sephia is notable for being the first car sold under the Kia name in the U.S. The number two Korean automaker used a brilliant marketing campaign, introducing the Sephia in 1994 one region at a time in the western U.S. and gradually expanding across the nation, gaining word of mouth along the way. The Kia Sephia was a compact economy car, sold at a very low price point to attract first-time buyers or families on a budget.
The Sephia came initially as a sedan with a 1.5 or 1.6-liter engine and not much horsepower or standard features. Three trim levels were available, but power features were only offered on the highest one and air conditioning was optional on all. But the Sephia's intent was to be a cheap mode of transport and not a home away from home.
Through its eight-year history, the Sephia made upgrades, expanding the interior room, adding a bigger 1.8-liter, 220-hp engine, and making air conditioning standard on this top-end trim. Rear seats split 60/40 to allow more cargo room in the tiny car. The Sephia did come with good safety features, however, something Kia has always emphasized.
It unfortunately suffered from many reliability problems, and many owners found they were spending more time and money on repairs than they actually spent for the car. Kia did its best to improve on the compact sedan, and later models proved safer and better outfitted. The Sephia was retired after 2001, to be replaced by the Spectra.