Kia K4 sedan debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show
Published on August 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the final production version of the Kia K4 sedan for China, it debuted today at the hot ‘n steaming Chengdu Auto Show. The Kia K4 will be launched on the Chinese car market on September 1, and that is one month earlier than earlier expected. The Kia K4 Concept debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April.
Small screen in center console, this is a cheap version. The expensive versions get a bigger screen. Strange Kia chooses a cheapo for the show.
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. Later on a 175hp 1.6 turbo will be added to the line-up.
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.
Rear lights are huge. Sporty square shaped double exhaust.
Shiny shiny Bling grille will appeal to Chinese car buyers.