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Segment: Medium

In 2001, Kia added a new facelift for the Shuma's second generation and sold it in the U.S. under the Spectra name, paving the road for a new nameplate in its lineup.

The Korean automaker was on the verge of creating new models and constantly improving its lineup, and the Shuma was one of its most important vehicles to do that. It was a low-priced, well-equipped, humble sedan. It could be a commuter car and a family vehicle as well. It couldn't impress anyone with its time on the drag-strip, but it was affordable, cheap to run, and cheap to insure. But Kia understood that the "Shuma" name was not attractive enough, so it tried a different approach.

With this new facelift, the carmaker improved the front fascia, which still kept the same headlights that cut a double bubble into the bumper, similar to the styling created by BMW for its flagship model, the 7 Series. The car's profile revealed a similar three-box sedan shape, with body-colored door handles and mirrors, which surprisingly were not available on other more expensive brands. At the back, the corner-mounted taillights were tall and flanked the trunk lid, or the tailgate, depending on the version. Because the Shuma II, or Spectra, was also available with a liftback version.

Inside, the customers could find most of the features that were available for extra money on other brands. Things like air-conditioning, a tape player, and power windows were now standard on the entire range. The sunroof and the automatic gearbox, on the other hand, were offered for an extra cost.

Under the hood, Kia used a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that provided 101 hp (102 PS), and it was paired as standard with a five-speed manual. A four-speed automatic was also on the table.
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KIA Shuma 2001 - 2004
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.6L 16V 5MT (101 HP)

KIA Shuma 1.6L 16V 5MT (101 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 16V 5MT (101 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1594 cm3
Power
75 KW @ 5500 RPM
102 HP @ 5500 RPM
101 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
109 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
148 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115.6 mph (186 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
177.55 in (4510 mm)
Width
67.71 in (1720 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.9/57.5 in (1,471/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
100.78 in (2560 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2400.8 lbs (1089 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3527.4 lbs (1600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)
Highway
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
Combined
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
190 g/km
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