Kia for sale in Pakistan
Kia Motors Co. is a South Korean multinational vehicle manufacturer with its corporate headquarters situated in the South Korean capital Seoul. Kia along with Hyundai is the most well-known Korean auto brand outside of Korea. Kia Motors Co. was founded in 1957 and produces cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks and wagons. It is the oldest automobile manufacturing company in Korea. It was established in 1944 as a bicycle manufacturing company and gradually expanded into the automotive manufacturing business, but the first automated assembly line to fabricate cars came into being only in 1973. Although Kia primarily focused on the American market during the 80s and the 90s, since 2005, it has started targeting the European markets more. In 2010, the famous Oval Cricket Ground in London England was renamed to Kia Oval as a result of a five year sponsorship deal with Kia.
Performance and Technology of Kia
Although Kia is very good at mechanical innovations such as fabricating engines, chassis and gear trains, its true expertise comes to the fore in the mechatronics and vehicle electronics domain. Kia was one of the first companies to introduce a smartphone app to control the vehicle. In 2009, it introduced a diagnostic tool for Kia owners which would allow them to precisely pinpoint any fault in their Kia vehicle.
5 Reasons to Buy a Kia Car in Pakistan
- Kia cars possess one of the most sophisticated electronic controls and communication systems on board among all the other vehicle manufacturers.
- Kia designs are among the bests as well, as in 2007, Kia hired Samsung designers for their car concepts, who brought fresh ideas and a new approach to automobile designing.
- The engines installed in Kia vehicles are known to provide great performance as well as maintain high fuel efficiency. The new Kia engines have environment-friendly exhaust systems and use technologies for transmission enhancements, sustainability and efficiency.
- Most of the Kia cars have received awards for their amazing interior features, safety equipment and durable performance. Even the low-price models are loaded with high-end technologies.
- Kia cars are very economical and are equipped with enhanced active and passive safety features which have earned them a top safety rating, making them perfect family cars.
Top 5 Popular Models of Kia in Pakistan
1. Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage, as its name suggests, is a compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). Its production started in 1993 and Kia Motors Co. is presently manufacturing its third generation. The Sportage became immensely popular upon its introduction to the international market due to its fuel economy which does not compromise on power. The Kia Sportage 2003 can be bought for PKR 650,000 in Pakistan. To know more about this vehicle, check our Kia Sportage review.
2. Kia Spectra
The Spectra is a compact four door, five seater, front engine, front wheel drive sedan manufactured by Kia Motors Co. The Spectra car is undoubtedly Kia’s most well-known and best-selling model. Kia manufactured the Spectra between 2000 and 2009. You can buy Kia Spectra 2003 for around PKR 450,000. Check our Kia Spectra review for Spectra specifications, Spectra price and more.
3. Kia Classic
The Kia Classic is a sub-compact sedan available in 1300cc and 1000cc engine options. It is very compact in terms of size, however the interior is very spacious and offers adequate safety and convenience features. The low price of Kia Classic car makes it preferable among the low-income group in Pakistan. The Kia Classic 2005 can be bought for around PKR 525,000. Check our Kia Classic review to know more about Classic specifications, Classic price and features.
4. Kia Pride
The Kia Pride is a sub-compact hatchback manufactured between 1987 and 2000. The Pride car is an economical choice for urban drivers due its fuel efficient engine. It owns a simple exterior design, while the interior of the car is comfortable and does not feature any high tech technological equipments. The Kia Pride 1996 is priced between PKR 150,000 – PKR 165,000.
5. Kia Picanto
The Kia Picanto is a compact hatchback introduced in 2004 and is currently in its second generation. The Picanto car has a very stylish exterior and is available in 8 beautiful colors. Because of its attractive design and compact shape it is preferred by youngsters. The Kia Picanto 2013 is available at an affordable price of PKR 1,400,000.
Availability of Kia Cars in Pakistan
Kia vehicles are not only available easily in all the major Pakistani cities, they also command a lot of prestige due to their low fuel consumption and inexpensive spare parts. This is the reason why these cars have excellent resale value as well. The labor and after sales services are also easily available all over the country.
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Interesting Facts about Kia cars
A very interesting fact about Kia is that more than 50% of Kia Motors Co. shares are held by the other South Korean automobile giant Hyundai. The name Kia means “coming out of Asia” in the Korean language. After the Asian Financial crisis in late 90s, Kia Motors Co. had to declare bankruptcy and at that time, in order to prevent a takeover from the Ford Motors Co. Hyundai stepped in and acquired more than 50% of Kia Motors Co. shares. This was done in order to prevent the Americans from taking control of another Korean company because following the financial crisis, the US had already taken over the Korean automobile giant Daewoo. An impressive collection of very reasonably priced Kia cars can be found here.