New and Used Kia for Sale in Sri Lanka
Kia Vehicles in Sri Lanka
Founded more than 70 years ago in December 11, 1944 the Kia Motors, known officially as the KIA Motors Corporation, is now one of the most recognized vehicle brands in the world. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the company managed to produce more than 2.75 million vehicles as of 2016, positioning itself as the second biggest automobile manufacturer in the country. As of 2014, Kia Motors largest stakeholder is the South Korean automobile giant Hyundai Motor Company, which holds more than a 33 percent stake at Kia, becoming its largest partner in the process.
Kia vehicles offers many affordable car models in dozens of developed as well as developing markets. This Korean carmaker has come a long way from being seen as a “cheaper” option, and is now a competitive player in the Sri Lankan vehicle market. Residual values are strong, and spare parts, along with qualified mechanics are widely available throughout the country. Majority of Kia cars and van models have sharp front fascia thanks to the “tiger nose” grille. Small Kia vehicle models have proven to be class leading when it comes to overall fuel economy. Usually, this Korean carmaker offers long warranties of up to 5 years or 100,000 kilometers to attract more customers in competitive markets.
Along with its sister company Hyundai, Kia has been slowly but steadily settling into Sri Lanka, and through years of reliable performance have now established themselves as being a competitive player in the import arena. Kia has also created a good reputation for Korean cars in Sri Lanka. While all varieties from the range are available in the country, some versions are more widely available than other models. The larger SUVs tends to be the most popular and the smaller cars such as the Kia Picanto (and the older Kia Rio) tends to be rarer finds. Kia vehicles in Sri Lanka have become popular up to such a level that they are now available both through the official dealer in Sri Lanka (Kia Motors) as well as through direct third party importers. Servicing and spare parts are also widely available, as are well-maintained used cars. Most of the imports tends to be brand new models, though, and you would have to look locally if you are looking for a pre-owned car.
What Are the Best Selling Kia Models in Sri Lanka?
These are the most popular Kia vehicles (Sedans, Subcompacts, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, SUV’s, MPV’s and Vans etc.), for sale in Sri Lanka.
This fully capable mid-size SUV, the Kia Sorento, which is manufactured and marketed by Kia, is a very popular vehicle seen in Sri Lanka. Due to its popularity, all three generations of this SUV can now be seen offered for buying throughout the country. A brand new model would cost close to Rs. 12 Million, and a used first-generation model can be found for Rs. 2.5 million upwards in Sri Lanka. Powered by either a 2.4 L or a 3.0 L Diesel or Petrol engine, the Sorento can generate more than 138 kW of energy at 6000 rpm and more than 240 Nm of torque at just 4,000 rpm, allowing it to achieve a top speed of close to 200 km/h in the process.
To learn more about the Kia Sorento, you can read our in-depth review here at Carmudi Sri Lanka.
Kia Sorento Hybrid Model: Not Available
What is the Fuel Efficiency of Kia Sorento?
- Kia Sorento 2016: 9.6 km/l
- Kia Sorento 2015: 8.5 km/l
- Kia Sorento 2014: 8.7 km/l
- Kia Sorento 2013: 9.0 km/l
What are Kia Sorento Features?
- Sunglasses Holder
- Vanity Mirrors
- Power Adjustable Driver's Seat
- Adjustable Headrests
What are the Engine Specifications of Kia Sorento?
- Engine Type: DOHC, 16-valve I-4 (CVVT)
- Base Engine Size: 2.4 L
- Maximum Output: 138 kW @ 6,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 241 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Price of the Kia Sorento in Sri Lanka (As of 2016)
- Kia Sorento 2016: Rs. 12,000,000
- Kia Sorento 2015: Rs. 10,550,000
- Kia Sorento 2014: Rs. 9,600,000
- Kia Sorento 2013: Rs. 8,475,000
This highly acclaimed SUV, the Kia Sportage, which started life as a soft-roader, then slowly shifted towards being a small SUV, is now in its third generation, and all three models are available in Sri Lanka. A brand new one would cost just over Rs. 6.5 Million, though a well-used third generation model can be found for around Rs. 2.5 to 5.5 million, for a petrol variety. The latest iteration of the Kia Sportage comes with a very capable 2.0 L engine that was able to produce more than 130 kW at 4,000 rpm and 392 Nm of torque at just 2,500 rpm. As a result, it has an excellent top speed of around 200 km/h and an impressive acceleration of roughly 9.8 seconds from zero to 100 km/h.
If you would like to learn more about the Kia Sportage, then remember to read our review at Carmudi.lk.
Kia Sportage Hybrid Model: Not Available
What is the Fuel Efficiency of Kia Sportage?
- Kia Sportage 2016: 9.7 km/l
- Kia Sportage 2015: 11 km/l
- Kia Sportage 2014: 9.9 km/l
- Kia Sportage 2013: 11.7 km/l
What are Kia Sportage Features?
- Illuminated Glove Box
- Overhead Sunglass Holder
- Vanity Mirrors
- Storage Compartment
What are the Engine Specifications of Kia Sportage?
- Engine Type: Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
- Base Engine Size: 2.0 L
- Maximum Output: 130 kW @ 4,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 392 Nm @ 2,500 rpm
Price of the Kia Sportage in Sri Lanka (As of 2016)
- Kia Sportage 2016: Rs. 8,800,000
- Kia Sportage 2015: Rs. 7,400,000
- Kia Sportage 2014: Rs. 7,120,000
- Kia Sportage 2013: Rs. 6,350,000
3) Kia Cerato in Sri Lanka
The cleverly designed Kia Cerato is a sub-compact sedan, which offers class-leading specifications for a relatively small price-range. The Cerato offers Toyota Axio level space and usability, at a much more economical price point. Expect to find one at around Rs. 5 million, for a well-maintained low-mileage model sold in Sri Lanka. The engine specifications of the Kia Cerato are also at an admirable level, with this car sporting an engine of either a 1.5 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L or a more advanced 2.0 L locomotive. This is coupled with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission to power its drivetrain that allows the Kia Cerato to tackle the challenging road conditions currently seen in Sri Lanka.
Kia Cerato Hybrid Model: Not Available
What is the Fuel Efficiency of Kia Cerato?
- Kia Cerato 2016: 12.2 km/l
- Kia Cerato 2015: 12.5 km/l
- Kia Cerato 2014: 11.4 km/l
- Kia Cerato 2013: 9.8 km/l
What are Kia Cerato Features?
- FlexSteer system
- Tilt & telescopic adjustable steering column
- Cloth trim seats
- Front center-console armrest
What are the Engine Specifications of Kia Cerato?
- Engine Type: In-line 4 cyl. DOHC MPI D-CVVT 16
- Base Engine Size: 1.8 L
- Maximum Output: 110 kW @ 6,500 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 178 Nm @ 4,700 rpm
Price of the Kia Cerato in Sri Lanka (As of 2016)
- Kia Cerato 2016: Rs. 6,300,000
- Kia Cerato 2015: Rs. 5,500,000
- Kia Cerato 2014: Rs. 4,720,000
- Kia Cerato 2013: Rs. 4,150,000
Other notable Kia models found in Sri Lanka includes the Kia Pride, the Kia Spectra, the Kia Carens, the Kia Picanto and the Kia Rio.
Kia Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka
Similar to most other vehicle brands these days, Kia has also been experimenting with alternate fuel options to power its range of vehicles. As a result, and with some support from its larger cousin Hyundai, the company was able to come up with a few concepts running primarily using a hybrid engine technology. From these, the leading model is the Hybrid version of the Kia Optima sedan, the Kia Optima Hybrid, which is available for buying in a number of prominent vehicle markets. However though, obtaining this model from the Sri Lankan market might be a bit difficult, yet not impossible, and a prospective buyer can get in contact with a third party reseller to grab this car in Sri Lanka.
Kia Optima Hybrid: around 16.1 km/l on a combined drive cycle
Availability of Kia Latest Offers in Sri Lanka
As of now, one of the best options available for a buyer who is searching for a brand new Kia is to get in contact with the authorized distributor for the Kia vehicle brand in Sri Lanka, the KIA Motors (Lanka) Limited, which is located in No 297, Union Place, Colombo 02. Nevertheless, apart from that, there are also a number of third party resellers dealing with Kia branded cars and can be seen in some of the prominent cities mentioned below.
Discover the Selection of Kia Latest Offers for Sale in Your City on Carmudi Sri Lanka
Kia Price List in Sri Lanka by Built Year
Five Reasons to Buy a Kia in Sri Lanka
- Highly innovative design form factor that is on par or can even exceed its competitors in some regards
- Extremely favorable warranties for the buyers that can cover a period of more than 5 years
- Superb fuel economy figures among some models that can be a great money savor in the long term
- Advanced engine technologies that can produce considerable power even on tough roads
- Almost perfect build quality that has only been improving throughout the years making a Kia vehicle a good investment for the future
Did You Know?
According to Kia Motors, the word “Kia” can roughly be translated from Korean to English as "Rising out of Asia".