Kia Rhino for Sale in Ghana
The Kia Rhino is a commercial truck sold by the South Korean automaker, Kia between 1988 and 2003. It is actually the badge engineered version of the Hyundai Ranger, which is still in production. Kia offered two generations of the Rhino; the first generation was a rebadged version of Hyundai Ranger III that was proffered from 1988 to 1998. Similarly, the Range IV from Hyundai was sold by Kia as Rhino II. After Hyundai acquired more than half of the Kia's ownership in 1998, the Kia Rhino truck was replaced by Hyundai Mega Truck in 2003. In Ghana, the Kia Rhino is available only in second generation models ranging between 1995 and 2003. This vehicle is also accessible as Hyundai Rhino truck in the country. Customers have plenty of options to choose from, which include light-duty, light-medium-duty, medium-duty and medium-heavy-duty, and a variety of listings are available on the Jumia Car Ghana website.
What to know when Buying Kia Rhino
Performance and Specifications of Kia Rhino
The Kia Rhino came with a number of engine options. The basic variant has a 5.3 liter JOSC-T diesel engine producing around 170 horsepower @ 2500 Rpm. Above that is a 6.7 liter HO7C diesel engine generating 180 horsepower @3000 Rpm. For high performance, you can opt for a 7.4 liter HO7D diesel engine, which also produces 180 horsepower but @2900 Rpm. Besides, some of the Rhino models retain engines borrowed from Kia Granbird passenger bus. Talking about drivetrain, the Kia Rhino gearbox uses either Hino’s manual or Allison’s automatic transmission system.
How is the design of Kia Rhino
Even though the overall appearance of Kia Rhino is quite similar to Hino Ranger, the Korean automaker has done some alterations to make it look more exclusive. For instance, Kia added a new front grille with horizontal bars. However, the 2000 onward models received a new metallic jeep-like front grille with vertical bars. Moreover, the headlights are enlarged with turn indicators attached to them, while the windscreen stands straight rather than being slanted. You can also choose different variants of Kia Rhino, according to the size of the rear deck.
The driver cabin is spacious and allows three persons to sit in quite comfortably with great legroom. Furthermore, you can access the driver's cabin through strong sidesteps, which are fixed at average height from the ground level. Other interior features include cup holders, fabric seat covers and armrests
What are the best features of the Kia Rhino?
As far as safety of the truck and passengers is concerned, the Kia Rhino takes care of it with advanced facilities encompassing antilock braking system as well as driver and passenger airbags. On the other hand, the safety of your freight depends on the truck's body configuration. For instance, the plane deck has clips, hooks and side walls to make sure the weight remains safe while the truck is moving.
Used Kia Rhino for sale in Ghana
The options of purchasing used Kia Rhinos in Ghana are limited to either home used or Ghanaian used. The home used ones are usually the preferred choice when buying used Kia Rhinos because of the very impressive road useable states they come in. However, some of them might he salvage or damaged vehicles, so it is advised to take a trusted automobile mechanic to take a look at it. So also for Ghana used Kia Rhino trucks, the checking process is similar. Here are places in the country where interested customers can find a variety of used Kia Rhino trucks listings from trusted local dealers;
The Best Kia Rhino year to Buy
With only two generations produced, the 2004 Kia Rhino is definitely the best year to buy. The previous years of production on the second generation are equally good, and will provide customers in what they require from a utility vehicle.
Kia Rhino Price in Ghana
As said earlier, the Kia Rhino is available in used or second hand versions only and the price of these trucks varies due to year of manufacture as well as overall truck condition. Here is an average price range of used Kia Rhino in Ghana;
- 1999 Kia Rhino - 2002 Kia Rhino:GH 46,000 Cedis - GH 60,000 Cedis
- 2003 Kia Rhino - 2005 Kia Rhino:GH 55,000 Cedis - GH 65,000 Cedis
Conclusion on the Kia Rhino
In the Ghanaian markets, the Kia Rhino competes with Nissan Condor Truck and Hyundai Mighty, and is certainly the number one choice of transporters. Nevertheless, sales of the Kia Rhino increase through the years, which shows that it is an impressive vehicle, and the people who utilise it will definitely be happy with their purchase.