What is the Kia Pride?

February 24th, 2021 by

Kia Pride

What is the Kia Pride, exactly? Maybe you’ve heard of it, but you’ve never been able to find one for sale at any of the dealerships at Lynn. You may be surprised to find out that you are probably already familiar with this particular Kia model, which is now known as the Kia Rio. Learn more about the Kia Pride history below with the help of Pride Kia of Lynn! We hope to be your resource for all things Kia.

So, What is the Kia Pride?

So, what is the Kia Pride, exactly? You may know the Kia Pride better as the currentKia Rio. This sporty little car is pretty popular with Saugus drivers on a budget. But don’t let its affordable price tag fool you; this automobile is packed with features you’d expect to find in much more expensive cars.

Kia Pride History

The Pride and the Rio weren’t always the same car. Kia Pride history goes all the way back to 1987 and was Kia’s subcompact model sold in South Korea. It was originally based on the Ford Festiva. Here is a brief timeline:

Kia Pride History

  • March 1987 – January 2000: Subcompact model sold by Kia in South Korea markets
  • April 2005– September 2011: The “Kia New Pride” was the South Korean market name for the second generation of the Kia Rio, which was sold in export markets.
  • 2011 – Present: Sold as the Kia Pride in South Korea, based on the third generation of Kia Rio.

Kia Rio Highlights

The Kia Rio is packed with features that are sure to make your Peabody commute safer and more enjoyable. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Available as a5-door hatchback
  • Fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine
  • Rear camera in later models
  • Latest connectivity features
  • State of the art infotainment features
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Smart key
  • Advanced safety features
  • Sporty good looks
  • Flexible cargo management, including fold-down seats
  • Affordably priced

Check Out the Kia Rio at Pride Kia of Lynn

Here at Pride Kia of Lynn, we make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can evenapply for financing online. Our dealership is just a short drive away from Salem, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! When you’re ready to get the process started,contact us today.


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