Kia Sephia Model Overview

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Questions

Automatic Transmission

I was taking the trans apart to replace the valve body wiring harness. I had to remove the shift linkage plate to get it out. Every thing on that part came loose. Took the part with the carter key o...

No Tail Light Or Parking Lights Or Dash Lights

Where is the relay that control tail lights

Where Do I Add Trans Fluid On 2000 Kia Sophia Manual Trans

Blower

replace blower motor

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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.

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