New Kia Spectra

The first-generation Kia Spectra was introduced within the 2000 design yr as being a four-door hatchback and was provided via the 2004 design yr (using the changeover towards the present design taking place midyear). New to Kia’s lineup, the four-door Spectra hatchback served as being a younger and sensible enhance towards the much more pedestrian Sephia sedan, with which it shared its 124-hp, one.8-liter four-cylinder motor and significant mechanicals. In 2002, Kia dropped the Sephia title entirely and commenced contacting the sedan “Spectra” also.

The Spectra hatchback initially arrived in two trim ranges: GS and GSX. The bottom GS provided the necessities, small greater than a CD participant along with a height- and lumbar-adjustable driver seat as regular (even though air-conditioning grew to become regular in ’04). The GSX additional A/C, energy home windows and locks, a tilt steering wheel and a few physique modifications meant to really make it appear sporty, whilst providing Abdominal muscles, cruise manage along with a CD changer as choices.

As soon as introduced, the Spectra sedan carried more than the Sephia’s foundation and LS trim ranges, which essentially mirrored the hatchback’s GS and GSX trims, respectively, when it comes to attributes, conserve for your GSX hatchback’s physique modifications.

Editors in the time appreciated the Spectra’s Lotus-tuned suspension, because it sent good dealing with along with a easy, if floaty, trip. Weak hyperlinks integrated the brakes, tires and motor. Acceleration was sluggish at freeway speeds, having a raucous motor be aware and unimpressive gas economic climate. Inside, the Kia Spectra provided good space for travellers, but supplies high quality and match and end had been nicely beneath typical. Anybody buying to get a utilized compact sedan or hatchback is suggested to appear somewhere else.

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