The Kia Enterprise is a mid-size rear-wheel drive luxury car manufactured and marketed under the license of the South Korean multinational car manufacturer Kia from 1998 to 2002.
History of the Kia Enterprise
The Kia Enterprise was a sedan built by Kia Motors at its Hwaseong Plant and was based on the Mazda Sentia. It was made available for sale in 1998. It was powered by one of three Mazda-sourced petrol engines of 2.5L, 3.0L, or 3.6L. As before, Kia's full-size sedan was based on a Mabzda platform and its predecessor was called the Kia Potentia. The Enterprise has an FR layout with multilink front and rear suspension. In 2002, it was replaced by the Kia Opirus, a platform shared with the Hyundai Grandeur. The Enterprise was a left-hand drive vehicle, while the Sentia was a right-hand drive. It was the last rebadged Mazda released by Kia motors before the company merged with Hyundai Motor Company due to the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997.
The price range for a used Kia Enterprise varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $3,000 and going to $12,000 for the latest year the model was manufactured.
Specs and Performance of the Kia Enterprise
- 2494 - 3605 cc (152.7 - 220.2 cui) displacement
The Kia Enterprise's 2.5L engine delivers 173 hp (129 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 167 lb-ft (227 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm. Kia marketed the Enterprise as a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, and it was available with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Kia Enterprise accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0–97 kph) in 10 seconds with a top speed of 124 mph (199 kph). Dimension-wise, the Kia Enterprise measures 5,020 mm (197.6 in) long, 1,810 mm (71.3 in) wide, and 1,435 mm (56.5 in) high. Its wheelbase measures 2,820 mm (112.2 in) and has a curb weight of 3,726 lbs (1,690 kg).
Under the license of Kia, the South Korean carmaker manufactured and marketed the Kia Enterprise between 1998 and 2002.