Kia Pegas

Motor vehicle
Body and chassisClassSubcompact car (B)Body style4-door sedanLayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drivePlatformHyundai-Kia PBRelated
  • Kia K2/Rio (QB)
  • Hyundai Reina
PowertrainEngine1.4 L Kappa II MPI I4 (petrol)Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automaticDimensionsWheelbase2,570 mm (101.2 in)Length4,300 mm (169.3 in)Width1,700 mm (66.9 in)Height1,460 mm (57.5 in)ChronologyPredecessorKia Rio (Philippines and Vietnam)

The Kia Pegas (Chinese: 起亚焕驰; pinyin: Qǐyà Huànchí) is an entry subcompact sedan (B-segment) manufactured in China by the Yueda Kia joint venture. It is sold under the Pegas nameplate in China, Africa and parts of the Middle East, and as the Kia Soluto in parts of Latin America and Southeast Asia.


The Kia Pegas made its debut at the 2017 Auto Shanghai. Based on the PB platform used in the Kia K2 and targeted at young buyers, the Pegas stands on a 2,570 mm (101.2 in) wheelbase and has a trunk capacity of 475 liters. Powering the car is a 1.4 liter Kappa MPI I4 engine that generates 94 horsepower and 95 lb-ft torque to the front wheels.[4][5][6]

The Pegas went on sale in August 2017 in China[7] and in late 2018 in Egypt.[8] It debuted in the Philippines on 30 January 2019 as the Kia Soluto, coinciding with Kia Motors Philippines' relaunch under Ayala Corporation ownership.[9][10][11][12][13] The Soluto was released in Vietnam in September 2019.[14] The Pegas/Soluto is also available in right-hand drive, which was released in Brunei on 18 September 2020 as the Soluto[15] and in South Africa on 14 June 2021 as the Pegas.[16]


  • Rear view
    Rear view
  • 1.4 L Kappa II engine
    1.4 L Kappa II engine
  • Interior (Philippines)
    Interior (Philippines)


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  8. ^ "Kia Pegas". Kia Motors Egypt. Archived from the original on 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
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  14. ^ "Kia accepts pre-order for new B-segment sedan at prices starting from $17,196". Việt Nam News. 2019-09-11. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  15. ^ "Kia Soluto launched in Sultanate". Archived from the original on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  16. ^ Woosey, Jason (14 June 2021). "Kia Pegas compact sedan has arrived: SA prices and specs". CarMag. Retrieved 19 July 2021.

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