Complete Kia Potentia lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1992 Kia Potentia - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1992 - 2001 Kia Potentia SedanPotentia5 Trims 120 to 200 Hp

The Kia Potentia is a business-class sedan manufactured and marketed by the South Korean car manufacturer Kia from 1992 to 2001.

History of the Kia Potentia

The Kia Potentia is a business-class sedan, the production of which began in Korea in 1992 and ended in 2001. The car was a licensed copy of the Mazda Lucy and was equipped with rear-wheel drive, gasoline engines with a volume ranging from 2 to 3L, and a 2.2L liquefied gas engine. The engines worked with 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions. In 1997, the model was modernized, acquiring a new design and a driver’s airbag. However, the manual transmission version was removed. The old powertrains were replaced by new ones.


The price range for a used Kia Potentia varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $3,000 and going to $5,000 for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Specs and Performance of the Kia Potentia

  • 1998 - 2954 cc (122.4 - 180.1 cui) displacement

The Kia Potentia's 2.5L engine delivers 173 hp (129 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 137 lb-ft (186 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm. Kia marketed the Potentia as a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle, and it was available with a 4 4-speed automatic transmission. Dimension-wise, the Kia Potentia measures 4,955 mm (195.1 in) long, 1,725 mm (67.9 in) wide, and 1,430 mm (56.3 in) high. Its wheelbase measures 2,710 mm (106.7 in) and has a curb weight of 3,505 lbs (1,590 kg).

Release Date

Kia first released the Kia Potentia in 1992 and it was discontinued in 2001.