A first generation of Kia Shuma is an interesting Korean car without claiming to be the aristocracy, however, has some charm. The car attracts roomy and comfortable salon interior ergonomics is good, but the most striking quality of this car - excellent handling. The company decided not to stay away from the latest trends in the global automotive industry and give to shape Shuma II more athletic and vigorous form, as indicated by "rally" air intake and more massive than before radiator grille. All optics is summarized in a single block this combined with the "fog" successfully complete the shape of the front of the car.
On the face of Kia Shuma leaves a good impression. It is well chosen proportions, rounded forms, haunting the front and rear of the car. In the general shape of the car is quite presentable and perfectly hides the true size of the car. It is hard to believe that the length of the car almost 4.5 meters. In fact, the length of the outside seems to be much smaller than it really is. The body is made to modern standards, although even gap is not as high as, say, a Japanese car with a small engine capacity.
Unusual looks outside the rubber seal on the leading edge of the hood. This solution is used today is extremely rare, but in the performance he can not refuse. For driving on a country road sand does not fall through the crack under the engine compartment lid and the plastic protection from below the engine kept spotlessly clean. Confused only design front and rear bumpers, repair is not a very good option.
Single, body-colored trim covers the entire front of the machine from cutting the hood to the bottom, and even a small damage will have to change the whole thing. The interior is still very practical. Devices for passive safety Kia Shuma II meets all modern requirements. Standard equipment includes front airbags for driver and front passenger seat belts with pre-tensioners.
In 2004 to replace the Kia Shuma came Kia Cerato.