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New Mid-Size KIA Mentor

Sat, 16 Jun 2001
On sale from 2nd July, KIA has re-launched its well equipped, Mentor saloon at prices from £8,995 which undercut similar size European offerings by at least £2,000.

At 4,510mm the new Mentor is 15mm longer than a Vauxhall Vectra saloon. Power comes from a twin cam 1,594cc 16 valve engine giving a top speed of 115mph and a 0-60 of 11.5 seconds. Combined consumprion is 35.3mpg and CO2 enissions 190g/km (£155 VED). The automatic tops out at 109mph, gets to 60 in 13.4 seconds, does 33.6mpg on the combined cycle and emits 198 g/km CO2 (also £155 VED).

Standard kit on the £8,995 L includes twin airbags, central locking, electric front and rear windows, seatbelt pre-tensioners and 14 inch wheels. The £10,200 LX also has ABSm air-conditioning, electric mirrors and height and lkumbar adjustable driver's seat. Automatic transmission is a NO COST option on both. All prices are on the road including KIA's three year 60,000 mile warranty and three year recovery/assistance package.

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