January 15, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Kia Qianlima, best translated as ‘Long Distance Race Horse’, was a small sedan made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture from 2003 until 2006. The Qianlima was based on the Hyundai Excel (X3), made in South Korea from 1998 until 2000. The Qianlima was a cheap, reliable and fine car, but not a car that made the heart go much faster. One Qianlima owner in Beijing made things much better!