New spy shots of the upcoming Kia K4 sedan, it will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market in the second half of the year. The Kia K4 is a new China-only mid-size sedan, based on the same platform as the upcoming China-only Hyundai Mistra sedan.
The Kia K4 will be made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. There will be two engines available at launch: a 1.8 with 146hp and 175nm and a 2.0 with 162hp and 194nm, both engines will be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. A sporty 1.6 turbo with a impressive 240hp and 265nm is expected to become available in late 2014.
The Kia K4 will compete with fine cars such as theVolkswagen Sagitar, the Citroen C4L and Honda Crider, all relatively small sedans with a premium look & feel.
Sporty seats. Light colors.
Enough space for the legs. Interesting measuring device won’t be available on production car.