New spy shots of the Kia K3 hatchback, looking beautiful in blue. The Kia K3 hatchback will be called ‘Kia K3 S’ when it hits the China car market in May. Official debut is scheduled for the Beijing Auto Show in April. The Kia K3S is the hatchback variant of the Kia K3 sedan that was launched on the China auto market 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 auto 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 around 90.000 yuan and end around 130.000 yuan.
Interior as in the sedan with some sporty detailing, see pedals and ‘carbon fiber’ fabric. The S, we guess, is for Sport.