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My Wife's "KiaStein" Parked at the Shoppin' Mall's Roof:







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Goodmorning everybody, 6.45am here on Sunday morning and I have just had a look through your newest posts, WOW it certainly is a beautiful country and thankyou for explaining where Hondurus was, I thought it was an island in the Caribbean but now realize it is on the mainland in Central America.
Wasn't there problems in that country about 20 years ago???
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Well... Problems comes and Goes, the worst one on my country has been the Damage done by Hurricane Mitch, in year 1998.

~► Look Here for more info.

And, beside the Continental area between seas, Honduras does also have many islands at the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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Some unknown Korean Cars has been somehow an "Inspiration" for other Cars,

in example, the 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe:








Does Look like the DeLorean, isn't it?









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Well...

The LADM
(Latin American Domestic Market) Receives different Kias than the USDM, also some are the same models but with diferent engine options.

In example, After the Kia 303
(a Mazda 808 made by Kia) They imported here the Kia Capital.

When the Capital was discontinued, Kia imported here the First Gen Kia Sephia, in 1992, which was somehow Based on the Mazda 323 / Ford Escort of that era.


The First Gen Kia Sephia Looks like this one:






the Sephia Leo (Hatchback):




I remember I Saw a convertible Version of the First gen Sephia in a Magazine, and I searched for it on the Net 'till I found some pictures, which I want to share here, look carefully: It looks more Ford Scort Alike, specially its rear Lights and metal sheet design:


1995 Kia Sephia Cabrio
(Magazine Scan):



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A couple of Photos from a 1995 Auto Show of The Kia Sephia Cabrio:







Does Look more Ford Escort alike, isn't it?

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The Second Gen Kia Sephia, introduced in 1997, was still based on the Ford Escort / Mazda 323 of its era.


Here you can see my Wife's "KiaStein" which is a Second Gen Sephia:





And here you can see the "KiaStein" Parked behind a 1997 Mazda 323 / Protegé that has almost the same Body design than the Sephia, even the Mirrors, the Rear door's li'l triangle, etc... Certain parts are interchangeable:





It came with the New T8D engine, which originally was developed for the Kia Elan:


See the Wikipedia info Below:

Read ~►
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But for the Latin American Markets, the 1.8L T8D engine was Optional, the Second Gen Sephia came "Standard" with a 1.6L engine.
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I Know that for the USDM and other Markets, there was No Third Gen Kia Sephia, but that name continued in the Market for the LADM.


The first Spectras came here Still named as Sephia:





Then came the "Sephia II":








Still the 1.6L engine was the "Standard" while the 1.8L was "Optional".
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The name "Sephia" is an acronym of these words:

Style,
Elegant,
Powerful,
Hi-tech,
Ideal, and
Auto.

Look ~► Here, For further information.

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Sometimes one car Maker, uses the Model Designation from other Car Maker in Different Markets, you Know: The Model Name belongs to the First one who registers it.

Usually you won't see two car brands sharing the same model designation in USA, but here in Latin America, you can see together the Hyundai Matrix and the Toyota Matrix, The Ford Skorpio and the Mahindra Skorpio, The Pontiac Fiero and the Nissan Fiero.

According to our Local Laws, the Brand itself is like a Family Name, while the Model Name is like a Given Name... so to share Model Names is not a Legal problem here.



So you can see here, the Kia Delta and the Daihatsu Delta and the Lancia Delta ... ...

Also The Nissan Frontier and the Kia Frontier ...





... together.



Underlined words are Web Links

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