Kia Retona

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Kia Retona
Kia Retona 4x4.JPG
Manufacturer Kia Motors
Also called Kia Retona Cruiser (KDM Facelift)
Production 1998–2003
Body and chassis
Class Mini SUV (J)
Body style 3-door SUV
Related Asia Rocsta
Kia KM131
Engine 2.0 L FE-DOHC I4 (Mazda)
2.0 L RT turbodiesel I4
Length 1998–2000:4,000 mm (157.5 in)
2000–2003:4,025 mm (158.5 in)
Width 1,745 mm (68.7 in)
Height 1,835 mm (72.2 in)
Curb weight 1,510 kg (3,329 lb)
Predecessor Asia Rocsta

The Kia Retona is a small mini SUV based on the Kia's military jeeps. The name is a portmanteau of Return to Nature. Developed by Asia Motors, the car was initially sold as the "Asia Retona" in some markets. The Retona had been using the same platform as the first generation Kia Sportage Convertible. Its competitors included the Lada Niva, Suzuki Jimny and the SsangYong Korando.[citation needed]