Used Kia Cars for Sale in Singapore
Kia is part of the wider Hyundai-Kia conglomerate. Locally, they are officially distributed by Cycle And Carriage, which also carries other marques, such as Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi and Citroen.
Originally founded as Kyungsung Precision Industry in the late 1940s, as a bicycle parts and metal supplier, it gradually made the transition to manufacturing licensed copies of Japanese automobiles, creating their first passenger car in 1974.
The company floundered in the next couple of decades, eventually going under during the Asian Financial Crisis in the 1990s. Hyundai then took over majority shareholding in the late 1990s, with the duo sharing development and parts for their models since then.
The Hyundai/Kia models of the noughties cemented the Koreans’ current reputation of solidly-built, reliable cars that could seriously rival what the Europeans and Japanese could come up with.
Used Kia Car Models:
Kia currently has 6 different models on offer right now. The smallest car in their lineup is the Kia Stonic. The mini CUV is equipped with a 1.0-litre engine that can be optioned with mild hybrid technology for better fuel economy.
The next in line is a compact saloon in the form of the Kia Cerato. Under the bonnet of this model, you’d find a 1.6-litre power plant that is capable of a fuel consumption figure of 6.6l/100km. This is perhaps the best-looking car in its class, its design heavily inspired their halo car, the Kia Stinger!
Their smallest proper CUV is the Niro. It shares the same general underpinnings as the Hyundai Ioniq, and can be had as a pure EV, or as a Hybrid. The former costs around $50,000 more than its ICE brethren, though you can expect to recover the premium through lower running costs over its 10 year COE lifespan.
If you are after a mid-sized SUV with a Kia badge on its nose, look no further than its Seltos. Its Hyundai-derived 1.4-litre engine is good for a fuel economy figure of 6.3L/100km. The base Seltos can be had for $113,000, though with its bold looks and quality materials, it can pass off for a car that costs significantly more than its price tag!
We’re now getting to the largest models of Kias in their respective classes. The Sorento is a full-sized SUV, with prices starting from $170,000. It’s diesel engine is good for a fuel consumption rating of 5.7l/100km.
The Carnival is the only MPV offering in the current lineup. The 8 seater, by virtue of being less well equipped, actually costs less, albeit not significantly so, than its more luxurious 7 seater compatriot. Still, you’d be paying $200,000 for the luxury of owning this humongous people carrier, which can still return a respectable 6.9l/100km despite its size.
Kia’s halo car at present is undoubtedly the Stinger. The top of the line car is aimed squarely at the sports versions of the current crop of European compact saloons, and anything the F line from a certain Japanese manufacturer can develop. Powering it is a 3.3-litre V6 that sends its 370bhp to its rear wheels. If you’d squint your eyes, the Stinger actually looks European - and that is no coincidence. It has been penned by Peter Schreyer, a German automotive designer best known for working his magic on the Audi TT!