Filed under: Concept Cars, Budget, Sedan, China, Kia, Beijing Motor Show
Among the dozens of foreign automakers eager to showcase their wares to the Chinese market, Kia
arrived at the Beijing Motor Show
with the new K4. Though technically categorized as a "concept," the K4 previews a sedan which Kia intends to launch in China later this year.
The K4 is a midsize sedan measuring 186 inches long and riding on a 106-inch wheelbase that makes it bigger than the Forte
(sold in the Far East as the K3) and just a few inches shorter than the Optima
(aka K5). The form is draped in familiar Kia-style bodywork, with a high trunk and low nose to give it a wedge shape and a familiar if somewhat new take on the headlights and grille seen on other new models from the Korean automaker.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter turbo four (smaller than the engines available in the Optima/K5) mated to a seven-speed DCT. Kia has also fitted the K4 concept with push-button ignition, UVO infotainment system, rear-view camera, six airbags and stability management. In short, everything you'd expect from the latest product of a global automaker.
Unfortunately Kia hasn't released much more information
than that (or more than two photos, for that matter), but the K4 isn't a product destined for our shores anyway.
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