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Kia Combi
Asia Motors Combi AM815
Manufacturer Asia Motors
Kia Motors
Also called Asia Combi
Kia Power Combi
Production 1984-2002

The Kia Combi (originally marketed as the Asia Combi) was a series of mini-buses built from 1983 until October 2002 by Asia Motors, and later Kia Motors. Asia Motors has been owned by Kia since 1976.

In 1983, the 24-seater Asia Motors AM805/807 "Combi" minibuses were launched, entering full production in 1984. They succeeded the first generation Mazda Parkway. In 1994 the AM815 Hi-Combi was added to the lineup.

For the 1996 model year another modification took place, introducing more modern smaller four-cylinder Hyundai engines with more power as well as a re-designed dashboard. These later models (AM825) also feature twin round headlights.

Following the 1999 merger of Kia and Hyundai, the Asia sub-brand had vanished by 2000. The vehicle was therefore rebadged as the Kia Power Combi. With stricter South Korean emissions regulations seen for the coming years, the Combi was then discontinued without a successor on October 28, 2002.

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