New spy shots of the upcoming Kia K4 sedan, looking almost ready for the Chinese car market. The Kia K4 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April and the latest reports in Chinese automotive media say the production version will be launched in August.
Materials look very good but the screen in the center console is awfully small. This particular car is a cheaper variant, the more expensive variants are equipped with a much larger touch screen.
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.
Rear lights can’t be much bigger than this! Covering half of the back and at least one-seventh of the side.
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 end around 180.000 yuan.
Fat chrome strip on lower bumper. Most automakers fit such a strip between the rear lights, but there is just no space for that on the Kia K4!