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Kia Sephia Spectra 1994 2009 Haynes Repair Manual

About the Kia Mentor / Sephia

The first generation Kia Sephia was loosely based on the Mazda Familia (BG). Engines were a 1.5-liter inline-four rated at 59 kilowatts (79 hp), a 78-kilowatt (105 hp) 1.6-liter, and a 91-kilowatt (122 hp) 1.8-liter from 1994. The car was presented in September 1992 to replace the aging Capital, which was rapidly losing market share. The Sephia proved quite successful, selling over 100,000 in its first full year in the home market (1993). In the United States, sales began in 1993 for model year 1994. This was the first Kia to be exported to the US. An update came in the 1995 model year when grilles and taillights were restyled and all US-market Sephias except California-market RS/LS models got upgraded to the new 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder BP engine as used in the Mazda Familia (BG). It was launched in Europe in the spring of 1994 as the Kia Sephia in some markets and in others, including the United Kingdom and Australia, as the Kia Mentor.
In 1997 the mentor was completely redesigned as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback, this time by Kia in-house itself with help from Mazda. Kia used a DOHC 1.5-liter and its own new DOHC 1.8-liter engine and an improved air conditioning system. In Korea, the Sephia label was retired in 2000 and replaced by the Spectra. The Sephia production totals were 628,168. The North American market received the Sephia sedan in 1997 for the 1998 model year. In 2000 for the 2000 model year, the hatchback variant was launched, sold under the name "Kia Spectra". The Sephia (sedan) and Spectra (hatchback) continued to be sold alongside one another until 2001, when the 2002 model year updates were introduced. As part of this update, both body variants were facelifted, and the range was rationalized under the single "Kia Spectra" name. Three trim levels were available in the US: an entry level "S", slightly upgraded "GS", and the top-of-the-range "GSX". The second generation Sephia sedan and hatchback were badged "Mentor" in Australia when released in May 1998. In January 2000, the car was facelifted and rebadged "Shuma"; a second facelift came in May 2001, when the car was rebranded to "Spectra".
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Kia Sephia and Spectra (Mentor S2 and Shuma) 1994 - 2009 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Haynes Repair Manual NEW

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