Kia Sephia Model Overview
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Kia Sephia Questions
How Do I Fix My Loose Manual Shifter
the shifter on my manual transmission is loose
Engine Idling To Fast
When I put my sephia in park the engine revs up to about 3 thosand rpms and then it will drop back down to normal it hasn't been doing this but when driving it seems alright just when I stop or a...
Why Does My Kia Not Shift From 1st To 2nd?
Shifting from park to reverse works fine, from reverse to drive, fine. When taking off from drive, will drive but will not shift to second.
How To Fix A Kia Sephia Horn
Helo I need to know how to fix my kia sephia horn. I cant just find it. Please help
Car Won't Start. Just Clicks, Doesn't Turn Over, Dash Lights Are On But Doe...
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Kia Sephia Overview
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.