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Kia Spectra

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You can find 6 different trims for the Kia Spectra and their corresponding recommended coolant type.

The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2009 and to view the coolant type and capacity you just click to expand.

The Spectra first entered the compact car segment upon its initial debut in 1992. It then remained on the market for only a few years, before it was retired in 2009.

Only two generations were released at this time. These were both sold under different names, depending on the region in question.

The model featured various body styles over the years. Initially, the Spectra was a liftback variant of the Kia Sephia. It was then also sold as the Kia Cerato. For the North American market, it was actually sold with both body shapes.

The Cerato version was first unveiled in 2004. The Spectra5, which was the hatchback variant, was also released at this time.

These various models have typically had either a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback layout. Of course, there was also the 5-door liftback called the Sephia.

Because of the Spectra’s fairly confusing history, the trim levels offered have varied significantly. However, only three trim levels were offered during the final generation. These consisted of the base LX, followed by the EX, and the top-tier SX.

Powertrains offered for the Spectra have typically included various petrol engines. Similar to the trim levels, these vary depending on the region and model in question, particularly during the first generation. The release of the second generation saw the debut of diesel powertrains for the model.

These engines typically ranged from a 1.5 L inline-4 and a 2.0 L inline-4. Similarly, the diesel engines offered later ranged between the same sizes.

Kia offered only two transmission options for the Spectra. Customers could choose from either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The second generation model was eventually succeeded by the Kia Ceed hatchback.