Thaco has announced price cuts and gifts worth a total of VND35 million (US$1,630) for any buyer of Kia Rondo in the first special offer launched for the brand in Vietnam.
The model is designed with extra space. The crossover design is 5 + 2, which means the car has seven seats but two seats at the back are narrower, more suitable for carrying two people for short distances or children or to keep luggage.
Its strong point compared to other competitors in the segment is foldable seats. The second row can be adjusted to reduce the weight pressure on it. The model is among Kia’s best sellers worldwide, especially in Europe, with 23,500 cars sold in 2014.
The exteriors include an automatic system of LED lights with light washing function.
It also has auto-dimming rear-view mirror, front fog lights, side mirrors integrated with LED turn signals to alert adjacent drivers to your turning or lane-change intentions, wipers that automatically expand in heavier rain, rain-sensing windshield and LED bars for taillights.
There are many upscale amenities inside the car for both the driver and passengers. The leather steering wheel is installed with a gear box, audio controllers and can turn in four directions..
There are leather seats, six speakers, a DVD touch screen of eight inches with built-in GPS and Bluetooth, and automatic air conditioners with independent air filtration system and rear seat vents.
The premium models also have panoramic sunroof, special navigation system and push button start.
Vietnam is selling three 6-speed automatic transmission models: Rondo D AT, Rondo G AT and Rondo G ATH.
Rondo D AT uses 1.7 liter, inline 4-cylinder engine, DOHC, with dual-cam variable valve timing. It has the maximum horsepower of 135 at 4,000 rpm and the torque of 320 at 1,750-2,500 rpm.
Two other models Rondo G AT and Rondo G ATH use new, 2-liter Nu petrol engine, DOHC, dual CVVT, with horsepower of 150 at 6,500 rpm, maximum torque of 194 at 4,800 rpm.
Rondo also stands out for its safety functions, including anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), Cruise Control and Speed Limit, parking sensors and a reversing camera, electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill assist control (HAC), smart key with push button start, six airbags (advanced dual front, dual front side and dual curtain) and automatic door lock.
Rondo D AT is selling for VND769 million including taxes, and Rondo G ATH VND828 million. There are six color options and two interior colors (black for standard models and cream for premium).
The products come with three-year warranty.