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Where Are Kia Cars Built? A Kia Car FAQ

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Kia cars are built at different manufacturing plants, the of them located in Kia’s country, South Korea. in Seoul, Kia Motors is South second largest automobile Its history dates back to where it started producing and steel tubes.

In 1952, Kia producing automobiles, motorcycles and mostly for the domestic Korean

In 1994, two years after the of its American arm, Kia Motors Kia branded vehicles appeared on the American market. Since the company has consistently expanded its from its original Korean to markets in North America and

The first assembly plant in America was opened in 2006, in Point, Georgia. Having a manufacturing foothold helped the increase production and gain a edge in the market share, sales surpassing their such as Mazda and Chrysler. Kia has an assembly plant in Europe, in Zilina, Slovakia.

Since its debut in the American and markets, Kia Motors has made advancements in both market and new developments. This placed the unknown South Korean car amongst the top selling automobile in the world.

How Do Kia Sedans Compare to Other?

Among Kia cars, are three basic sedan the Kia Forte, Kia Optima and the Kia Rio. All models come in various levels that range the cheapest base trim up to the expensive SX trim.


The base trim level is only available with the Kia and not the Kia Forte or Kia Optima. With the trim level option, the Kia Rio with a standard transmission and four-cylinder engine that 110 horsepower. The base trim for the Kia Rio not come with air conditioning.

The Suggested Retail Price for a base trim level Kia Rio is

LX Trim

The LX trim level is the trim level for the Forte and models and an upgrade from the trim level for the Rio. the Rio, the LX trim level the same engine as with the trim. However, the LX trim offers an automatic transmission than a standard transmission

This trim level a two-liter four-cylinder engine in the and a 2.4-liter engine in the Optima. At the LX level, both the Forte and come with five electronically controlled Sportmatic

The MSRP for a Kia Rio LX is $13,795. For the Kia Forte LX and Kia LX, the MSRP is $14,390 and $18,690

EX Trim

The EX trim is the middle for both the Forte and Optima. The Kia Rio is not with this trim. At level, the Forte is available optional 16-inch tires and a four-cylinder engine.

With the Optima, the EX trim offers 17-inch tires and as well as upgrades for paint or the audio system. For Kia sedans with EX, the Forte’s MSRP is and the Optima’s is $20,995.

SX Trim

The SX level is the highest trim available for all Kia sedans. With the the SX trim level offers an transmission, front fog lights, a color rear spoiler and trimmed accessories. The price for a Kia Rio SX at $14,895.

With the Forte, the SX offers premium upgrades as 17-inch alloy wheels, and telescopic steering column, computer and front fog lights. The for a Kia Forte SX begins at $17,495.

The Kia SX offers upgrades similar to for the Kia Forte. However, the SX version of the also offers a black grill, paddle shifters and a 2.7-liter engine. MSRP for the Kia SX starts at $21,795.

Kia Spectra Sedan and other End Kias

The Kia Spectra sedan is a competitively priced, compact car with a high level of safety equipment. There are high end Kia models all of which are priced.

Kia Spectra

The Spectra has a new exterior body, smoother and a warranty of 10 years/10,000 miles. It is a buy than the Hyundai Elantra, the Civic, the Toyota Corolla or as it has more safety features, crash safety ratings, performance and fuel economy. It has more horsepower and a longer

Hence, it gives better for money than other in its class. The price for the Kia Spectra ranges from $14,500 to

This compact sedan is by 1,793 cc 1.8-liter front capable of 138 hp at 6,000 rpm. It has a of 136 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm and a five-speed transmission with an optional automatic transmission. The vehicle is for its fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the

It has safety features such as six side impact door a supplemental restraint system, a pressure monitoring system and an braking system. These features make the Spectra the compact sedan on the road. It has a hipster look with and clean lines. Moreover practical and spacious and has a high cabin.

The switchgear is functional. The are intelligently laid out and the steering is uncomplicated without any buttons on it. To sum it up, a lot of car for not much money, as the Kelley Book describes it.

Kia Sedona

The is a minivan with a 10 year/10,000 powertrain warranty. It has a 3.8 liter capable of 250 hp at 6,000 rpm, a of 253 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm and a fuel of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. It can carry passengers, and has a towing capacity of lbs.

However, it’s more than the Spectra, with a price of $22,195.

Kia Amanti

the above points, the Kia Spectra is value for your money as to many Hyundai, Mazda, or Toyota models, and even other Kia models.


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