Engines, gearboxes, suspension, steering and brakes

One engine, two transmissions, completely revised all-independent suspension and steering delivering more dynamic handling and a comfortable ride and the latest electronic driver aids to minimise the risk of accidents make the Magentis right at home with its European competitors.

That is particularly emphasised by Kia's new, modern and efficient 147 bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine. With sales to business 'user-choosers' so important in the D-segment and diesels by far the preferred choice because they reduce the amount of benefit-in-kind tax paid by owners, the Kia Magentis CRDi is proving to be hugely popular for its low running costs, refinement and performance.

It is available with either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic gearbox, which offers the option of fully-automated shifts or sequential manual control.

Extensive weight-saving measures, with 60 per cent of the body (weight) formed from strong but comparatively light high-tensile steel, aid performance, economy and emissions. Weight-saving has been enhanced by the compact and lightweight front and rear suspension systems, which have the additional benefit of improving the new Magentis' dynamic behaviour.

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    Door locks
    Operating door locks from outside the vehicle • Turn the key toward the front of the vehicle to unlock and toward the rear of the vehicle to lock. • If you lock the driver’s door with a k ...

    Hood
    Opening the hood 1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop open slightly. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the hood slightly, pull the secondary latch inside ...

    Air cleaner
    Element cleaning This element may be air cleaned or replaced, depending on its condition. Unless it is very dirty, merely shake it to remove foreign particles. Each time this filter is inspecte ...