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You are in the Kia Rondo
What is this discussion about?
Kia Rondo, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#5 of 19 Re: I believe... [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:47 pm)
Here's the sort of info. I go on
Kia Lineup Set to Be Overhauled by 2012
Posted July 10 2009 08:00 AM by Joshua Duval
Kia is in the midst of a new-product blitz that started with the introduction of the 2010 Kia Borrego, and the Korean automaker has no plans to stop anytime soon.
According to Motor Trend, the Borrego will be the oldest vehicle in Kia's lineup come 2012. Several vehicles are reportedly in line for a redesign, including the Optima midsize sedan, the Rio subcompact, and the Rondo crossover. If that's not enough, the Forte nameplate may even gain a third body style (a hatchback).
Source: Motor Trend
That's been reported elsewhere too.
Now, it's obvious iluvmysephia1 that you know something that these people don't. Are you able to share that with us?
Jan 26, 2010 (9:30 pm)
here's another quote from the Kia website I'm getting this information from.
"There will be no 2011 Rondo, it is being replaced by the 2011 Sorento."
Here's a link to the page one of the comments is on, go in and look in the Kia Rondo thread there. I think you'll find it informative.
#7 of 19 Re: Well... [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 26, 2010 (9:45 pm)
And I am the same PMinAU as in that KiaWorld thread you just posted, and I am still looking for definitive sources of information that would lead you and these other two people to the conclusions you are drawing. Do you have sources in the industry? In Kia USA? Journalists?
#8 of 19 No but I know someone who does...
Jan 28, 2010 (7:12 pm)
a 14 year old kid from Michigan who is the biggest reliable source on Kia motorcars I've ever come across. If you want to inquire of this individual on that site and ask him about future Rondo production he'll tell you straight up. If you don't then I'll ask him and also ask him about his souces for backing that information up. He's all about everything Kia. I kid you not, he's only 14 years old but he's very knowledgeable about Kia Motors.
#9 of 19 Re: No but I know someone who does... [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 28, 2010 (7:21 pm)
I might have known. If you are all that there is lurking on this board, I'm not going to get any sensible answers to questions, and I'll move on.
Who am I to doubt the word of a 14 yo kid from Michigan?
Jan 29, 2010 (2:09 am)
shut him up. Tee-hee...it worked!
Now, time to engage our brains once again and learn, gentlemen.
#11 of 19 More on the demise of the Kia Rondo...
Jan 29, 2010 (3:07 am)
"Confirmed, 2010 is the last year for the Rondo. Production of the Rondo will stop in April, and its line will be converted to build the 2011 Borrego."
posted by Greg, from the Kia World website
Why? Because Kia only has so much production space, that's why. If Rondo's aren't selling like hotcakes and Kia needs the space for something pressing that they feel will sell better they'll make the business decision to do it. Like the good businessmen they are. I don't see why that's such a mystery to anyone who questions Greg's logic here. Like I told you, he has inside sources at Kia. And we've noticed that his statements come true, too.
And he's selling Kia's, getting finder's fees for hooking people up with new Kia's from William's Kia, located near him in Manistee, MI. It's all true, no smoke and mirrors or conspiracies going on here. What would be my motivation to make up stuff to post here? Doesn't sound profitable nor does it turn me on to throw sand in people's internet faces, either.
Take a sleeping pill or pour yourself a few margarita's and relax, my fellow car-nutty Kia fan.
#12 of 19 auto press rumor
Feb 24, 2010 (12:12 pm)
FWIW Automobile mag (March) reports both the Rondo and the Sedona will be replaced by something slightly larger than Ford's C-Max. Still 7 passenger with swing-out rear doors.
- Greg -
#13 of 19 Re: auto press rumor [go59]
Feb 24, 2010 (8:13 pm)
And, given the C-max's size, at just under 4.5 metres, that puts it in Rondo territory. But then again the 12 year old from Michigan will no doubt know all that... LOL
Feb 25, 2010 (11:12 pm)
but all you would have ta do is go on that particular website and ask the child. He'll know the answer or my name is Orville Redenbacher.