The Kia Pride (Hangul:) Was a small car of the Korean automobile manufacturer Kia Motors, whose production began in 1986. From 1995 he was also offered in Germany. The Kia Pride could come up with a relatively good use of space and a powerful engine. The comfort equipment was quite complete with power windows, power antenna, air recirculation, heat-absorbing glass and tachometer in all versions. The Kia Pride had with only a driver’s airbag (from 1996) a low security equipment, anti-lock brakes was never available. Nevertheless, he was further built due to the low production costs as a cost-effective entry-level model for Korea and Europe until 2000.
The Kia Pride, was a special three-and five-door hatchback and as a five-door estate. Consistently, there was a 1.3-liter engine with uniform 1324cm (71 mm bore x stroke 83.6 mm) Displacement. Initially, the motor in 2 power levels of 44 kW (60hp) and 54 kW was (73hp). The performance of the more powerful version was at 53 kW (72 PS) reduced early 1996, thus the emission class Euro this version now reached 2nd The weaker engine was installed only in three-door. From In 1997, there was only one engine version, which (64hp) and 47 kW made in the manual version, the pollutant standard reached D3. All models possessed standard with a five-speed gearbox. Optional was for versions with 54 kW (73hp), 53 kW (72hp) as well as for the offered until the end of production in 2000 version with 47 kW (64 PS), a 3-speed automatic gearbox available at extra cost. The 64-hp model reaches a top speed of 150km/h (Automatic version 145km/h).
For an additional charge, there were only three other extras: power steering, air conditioning and metallic paint. A central, there were only in the station wagon version, but there standard, for the three and five-door models, this was not available.
In Badge Engineering, Kia Motors Kia Pride was commissioned by the Ford Motor Company on the same assembly line as the Ford Festiva, which was especially sold in North America and Oceania. It was in these years, the entry-level model of Ford that there were both small cars as well as classic notchback sedan. Successors eventually became the Kia Avella, and Ford Aspire, and the Ford Aspire Trio in Oceania. SKD kits of the model are also among other been delivered to Japan, where the small car at Ford Japan Limited as the Ford Festiva and the notchback sedan and Ford Festiva went into the final assembly. In the years 1988 to 1991 there were with the Mazda 121 a small car made by Mazda Motor Corporation. Unlike often claimed that it therefore is not a “license replica” of the Mazda 121, but a joint project of the three manufacturers.
In Pakistan, the car manufacturer Dewan Farooque Motors was responsible for the production of the model. There, the notchback sedan from December 1999 to April 2005 in the Kia Classic NGV into it as prepared. Successor was the Kia Rio, second generation, which is made there to this day in its original form.
In Iran, the Kia Pride is produced in April 2000 as a saloon by the vehicle manufacturer SAIPA and marketed under the name SAIPA Nasim DMi. He is one of the most successful cars in the country. In a modified variant of the model is since 2004 141 also available as a hatchback under the name SAIPA. The saloon had been renamed in parallel in SAIPA 131. In 2011 came a further modification to the market than the small car under the Name SAIPA 111 and known in the notchback version as SAIPA 132. Since 2006, the model rolled out in the Venezuelan Valencia from the tape. There, the model under the name Venirauto Turpial is sold. For production there, the company Venezuela Productiva Automotriz is responsible.