New spy shots of the upcoming Kia K4 sedan testing in China. The K4 will debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year. The Kia K4 is a new China-only mid-size sedan, based on the same platform as 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 the Volkswagen Sagitar, the Citroen C4L and Honda Crider, all relatively small sedans with a premium look & feel. Price of the K4 will start around 140.000 yuan and ends around 180.000 yuan.