Kia Potentia

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Kia Potentia
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Manufacturer Kia Motors
Production 1992-2001
Assembly Hwasung Plant, Hwasung, South Korea
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Related Mazda Luce
Wheelbase 2,710 mm
Length 4,925mm
Width 1,725mm
Height 1,430mm
Predecessor Peugeot 604 (under license)
Successor Kia Enterprise

The Kia Potentia is a full-size semi-luxury four-door rear wheel drive sedan manufactured by Kia Motors to compete with the Daewoo Arcadia and Hyundai Grandeur and marketed in South Korea. This car was based on the Mazda Luce. The style of the Luce was particularly apparent in the 1990 model. The Potentia was made from 1992 to 2001, making this car one of the longest-running Korean cars ever made. Engines choices included a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder Mazda FE-DOHC engine, which was the same as the first generation Kia Sportage's gasoline version, 2.2 liter 4-cylinder and a 3.0 liter V6.