Spy Shots: Kia K3 hatchback for the China car market

Published on January 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Kia K3 hatchback for the China car market

Spy shots of the Kia K3 hatchback for the China car market. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market around the same time. The Kia K3 hatchback has been delayed for a long time, the Kia K3 sedan was launched in China in October 2012.


The Kia K3 hatchback will be made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture that also makes the sedan and various other Kia’s for the Chinese market. Power will come from a 143hp 1.8 or from a 125hp 1.6,  both mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Price for the K3 hatchback will start at 96.800 yuan.


The current China-made Kia K3 sedan. Price starts at 102.800 yuan and ends at 143.800 yuan. Same engines as the hatch.

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  1. PGMJ- January 3, 2014 Reply

    It seems chinese K3 hatchback will be as north american Kia Forte5 and not as korean K3 Euro. Korean K3 hatchback has the grille of the K3 sedan.

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