Kia Pregio 2002
The 2002 Kia Pregio carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Kia Pregio is also known as the Kia Besta GS (Brazil), the Kia Pregio Grand, the Kia Bongo III Coach (South Korea) and the Kia Travello (Indonesia) in markets outside Australia.
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Kia Pregio Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Pregio here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
More power in Kia Pregio van
That's a tough one. I can understand your need for more performance, the Pregio was a fairly basic old slugger that didn't have much get up and go, but I'm not sure there's a lot you could do to boost the performance of the 2.7-litre diesel. It only had 62 kW and 172 Nm and was never going to blow your hat off. It's not turbocharged, so that would be the obvious way to boost the performance. You could consult a turbo specialist, one who works with diesel engines, but I doubt that would be an economically viable course to take. The other possibility would be to repower it with a more powerful engine, perhaps the 2.9-litre turbo-diesel unit from the later Kia K2900, but I doubt that would economical either.
A van and a plan
I'VE DRIVEN the Kia and reckon it's value for money. It isn't the most refined van on the market, but it's hard to beat the price. The diesel is an old slugger, but it gets the job done and doesn't cost a fortune to run. It rides quite well and isn't too noisy, so I would be happy to drive around the country in one. Early ones had braking problems, but Kia fixed those with different brake pads, and drivers report the radio is less than useless.
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Kia Pregio 2002 Price and Specs
|Kia Pregio Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(base)||Commercial||2.7L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$2,400||$4,070|