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Kia Rondo 2009
When i put the computer engine the fuse box begin bizzing noise and the check engine light does not turn on ? Kia rondo 2009 4 cylinder
Radio Clock Interior Lights Not Working
Checked all fuses all seems good what else could be wrong
Transmission Problem (rpm Needle Too High When Engine Works)
I have a Kia Optima 2013, when I start driving, the care works good and there is no problems. But after driving for like 10 miles, a problem with the gear shift happens; I look at the screen that sh...
2006 Kia Optima Engine.
My engine was knocking on the inside, then it went out. How much would a used engine cost? Or is it possible to repair the one I have?
2006 Kia Won't Start
Put in key, everything lights up, when you turn the key..Nothing, all lights go out, no crank, no nothing. Replaced battery and same. Replaced TSP, Cam position sensors and new starter..Still same pro...
Older Kia Models
|Kia Cee'd||Kia Cerato||Kia Magentis|
|Kia Mentor||Kia Picanto||Kia Potentia|
|Kia Pride||Kia Pro Cee'd||Kia Sephia|
"Arise from Asia," the translation of Kia's name, is exactly what Kia did in the early 1990s, seemingly out of nowhere. But the South Korean automaker has been in existence since 1994, as a bicycle and later truck manufacturer. In the 1970s, it was the first Korean automaker to produce the internal combustion engine, and the first to produce a passenger car.
Second only to Korean rival Hyundai, Kia's motto was quality cars, with a strong emphasis on safety and low-cost affordability. Its first appearance in the U.S. was as the Ford Festiva in 1987, essentially a rebadged Kia Pride. With a growing Korean economy, Kia decided to launch its first car in the U.S., the Sephia sedan. Its marketing strategy was to introduce the car gradually, starting in the West Coast and moving across the country. Word of mouth about the economy cars quickly enhanced Kia's reputation and the carmaker soon introduced its compact Sportage SUV, which went on to win several awards and a spot on many top ten lists.
Kia was looking to take over Japan's slot in the compact economy car segment, and in some markets the Sephia even outsold the Protege. However, labor problems, Korea's new openness to foreign imports, and the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s led to Kia declaring bankruptcy. It was acquired by Hyundai in 1998, with a renewed emphasis on quality and reliability.
With Hyundai's guidance, Kia introduced more sedans, including the mid-sized Optima and subcompact Rio. The Spectra was a small, but sporty little hatchback and sedan. The Sportage continues to be a popular SUV choice, especially now that it's moved into the crossover segment, and the Sedona minivan was rated as one of the safest minivans by the Insurance Institute. In 2003, Kia had sold over one million vehicles in the U.S., and it is continuing to expand its lineup today, with the recent Sorento SUV and the new 2007 Rondo, a small crossover with three rows of seating.