KIA is the oldest car manufacturer in South Korea. At its inception in 1944, this company actually did not produce the vehicles, but produced bicycles and steel pipes. At first, this company called Kyungsung Precision Industry, and in 1952 changed to be KIA Motors when they begun to produce cars, motorcycles and trucks.
KIA Motors cooperated with Ford in 1986, from the results of that cooperation; they have produced vehicles for domestic consumption and for export to other countries. KIA begun to launch the products in the United States in 1992 at the city of Portland and Oregon in 1994. But, KIA Motors went bankrupt due to the impact of the Asian financial crisis which occurred in 1997. And then in 1998, this company was taken by their rival, Hyundai Motor Company. Nowadays, Kia is the fastest growing car manufacturer in the U.K and Europe. In the year 2008, Kia Motors has sold more than one million vehicles worldwide.
The story above is a brief history of KIA Motors. If you want to purchase cars made by KIA, but you have a limited budget, maybe you should consider purchasing used Kia cars. Although purchasing a new car is pleasant, but purchasing used car is a good choice for you who have a limited budget. Below are the three affordable used Kia products that are suitable for middle economic class.
If you have a big family, maybe used Kia Sedona is suitable for you. Besides the price is relatively affordable, Kia Sedona can accommodate seven to nine passengers depending on the model that you choose. For the European market, Sedona is sold as Carnival that has a lot of competitors in its class such as Mercedes Benz M-Class, BMW X3, Nissan Terrano and so forth.
This car powered by 2497 cc Inline 6-cylinder, and has two types of transmissions: Automatic, 4-speed and Manual, 5-speed. For the automatic transmission, the fuel mixed kia suv driving is 14.8 liters / 100 km or 15.89 miles per gallon, and for the manual transmission, the fuel mixed driving is 12.8 liters / 100 km or 18.33 miles per gallon.
Kia Rondo is the type of midsize SUVs, though this car looks short but this car has features and advantages similar with the type of SUV. Kia Rondo can also be categorized as an MPV (Multi Purposes Vehicle). Outside the North America and Australia, Kia Rondo sold as KIA Carens.
This car powered by 2399 cc Inline 4-cylinder, automatic transmission 4-speed and for the fuel mixed driving is 10.7 liters / 100 km or 22.00 miles per gallon.
Kia Picanto also called Kia Morning. If viewed from the size, Kia Picanto is very small, because this car could be categorized as a mini car. But this car can accommodate four passengers and is very efficient in terms of gas mileage. This car powered by 1086 cc Inline 4-cylinder, automatic transmission 4-speed and for the fuel mixed driving is 5.2 liters / 100 km or 45.67 miles per gallon.