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Spotted in China: first generation Kia Optima

January 5, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spotted in China: first generation Kia Optima

A beautiful black Kia Optima sedan, Spotted in China in central Beijing. The good Ki’ was in a super shape, paint as smooth as new, chrome shiny as the sun, everything original and nothing broken or gone. The only letdown were the alloys which were far too dirty in comparison with the rest of the car.

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Spy Shots: 2016 Kia Sportage is Naked in China

August 31, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: 2016 Kia Sportage is Naked in China

This is the all-new 2016 Kia Sportage SUV, showing off a massive front end with a huge grille and daring fog lights. The 2016 Kia Sportage will officially debut on the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and Kia released the first official photos last week.

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Kia KX3 Ao Pao SUV launched on the Chinese auto market

March 13, 2015 by Joey Wang

Kia KX3 Ao Pao SUV launched on the Chinese auto market

The new Kia KX3 Ao Pao SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, giving Kia a vital competitor in the hyper competitive compact SUV segment. Price for the Kia K3 Ao Pao starts at 112.800 yuan and ends at 186.800 yuan ($18.018 – 29.830).

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This is the Kia KX3 SUV for China

January 29, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the Kia KX3 SUV for China

This is the new Kia KX3 SUV, and like so many automakers in China Kia couldn’t resist to give the KX3 an additional stupid name: Ao Pao (傲跑), best translated as ‘Proud (to) Run”. The full name of the vehicle is thus Kia K3 Ao Pao. It isn’t very catchy in Chinese either. The KX3 Ao Pao will be launched on the Chinese car market in March , price will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.

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Spotted in China: a dusty Kia Pride sedan

January 18, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: a dusty Kia Pride sedan

A very dusty Kia Pride sedan, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in the far east of Beijing. The little sedan was in a reasonable shape for its age, the body was all right, no rust in sight, and all seemed period-original and complete. The grille however was slightly damaged and there was a crack in the left-side indicator. First I thought the Pride was abandoned, but when I passed by the same place a week later the car was gone.

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Kia KX3 SUV is Naked from all Sides in China

December 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Kia KX3 SUV is Naked from all Sides in China

The very first photos showing the new Kia KX3 SUV naked from all sides in China. The Kia KX3 is a new China-only compact SUV based on the same platform as the Hyundai ix25, but aimed at a younger and hipper audience. The KX3 debuted as a concept on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. The production version will hit the Chinese car market in March, price will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.

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Spy Shots: Kia KX3 SUV is Naked in China

December 26, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Kia KX3 SUV is Naked in China

Spy Shots showing the Kia KX3 SUV for China. The Kia KX3 is a new China-only compact SUV based on the same platform as the Hyundai ix25, but aimed at a younger and hipper audience. The KX3 debuted as a concept on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. The production version will hit the Chinese car market in March, price will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.

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Kia KX3 will hit the Chinese car market in April 2015

December 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Kia KX3 will hit the Chinese car market in April 2015

The new Kia KX3 SUV will hit the Chinese car market in April 2015. The Kia KX3 debuted earlier this month on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The Kia KX3 is a new compact SUV based on the same platform as the Hyundai ix25. Price for the KX3 will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.

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2014 Guangzhou Auto Show: Kia KX3 concept debuts in China

November 21, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

2014 Guangzhou Auto Show: Kia KX3 concept debuts in China

This is the new Kia KX3 concept, unveiled on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The Kia KX3 is a China-only compact SUV, developed to battle with cars such as the Ford Ecosport, Peugeot 2008, and Chevrolet Trax. The KX3 will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2015.

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Kia K4 sedan debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show

August 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Kia K4 sedan debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show

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.

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