New spy shots of the Kia K4 sedan testing in China. The Kia K4 was expected for debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show but Hyundai launched a concept instead. Debut of the production version is now expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September.
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.
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.