Last post on Sep 09, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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#1 of 4 Kia has discontinued Rondo. Your thoughts?
Aug 26, 2010 (10:59 am)
I've just learned that Kia has decided to discontinue the Rondo, at least in the U.S. Having bought one less than 18 months ago, I am disappointed and annoyed. I'm happy with my Rondo and consider it a great value, but I gather it just didn't sell. Anybody else care to vent?
#2 of 4 Re: Kia has discontinued Rondo. Your thoughts? [anjay]
Aug 26, 2010 (12:14 pm)
I agree, I'm extremely happy with my 09 Rondo which is exactly 1 year old now.
Rondo is still available in Canada, in fact, it has made record breaking sales, i'm seeing a lot more Rondos on the streets lately.
You never know, it may return to the US market when they put in the new 6 speed tranny with a new styling later.
#3 of 4 Re: Kia has discontinued Rondo. Your thoughts? [anjay]
Aug 28, 2010 (8:31 pm)
Yes I'm happy with my Rondo after 32 months of ownerhsip and over 61,000 km, but fortunately here in Canada the vehicle will continue. Its been one of the best selling models.
My dealer has a 2011 on the way to his dealership and should arrive within a few weeks as I want to look and see what changes have taken place as I am aware that it will have the new corporate grille.
#4 of 4 Style vs. substance
Sep 09, 2010 (9:10 am)
The Rondo has always been about function over form; practicality over passion. As such it fit Kia well, but is now out of step with the new focus on rapping rodents & robots.
As the Rondo is based on the old Optima, hopefully the new version will eventually spawn a new Rondo. The direct injection four with the 6 speed tranny would be about perfect for the US market.