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Facelifted Kia KX3 Launched On The Chengdu Auto Show In China

September 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Facelifted Kia KX3 Launched On The Chengdu Auto Show In China

The facelifted Kia KX3 has been launched on the Chengdu Auto Show in China. The facelift includes a new and ultra shiny grille, new bumpers, new fog lights, and new head light visors. New too is the trendy two-tone paint which will be available in whatever combination the customer desires.

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Spy Shots: Horki 300E EV Sedan Is Ready For China

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Horki 300E EV

It has been a while since we hear from Horki, but here they are with their ‘new’ 300E, a compact electric sedan that will hit the Chinese car market in Q4. Horki is a sub-brand under the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. We saw the first spy shots in 2012, the brand officially debuted in April 2013, and we saw  new spy shots in May 2014, and then it got very silent.

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Spotted in China: Kia Pride hatchback

March 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Kia Pride hatchback

An ultra cool Kia Pride hatchback, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in the far east of Beijing. The little hatch was in a fine shape for the year. Body was clean, paint was smooth, no rust or rot, and all seemed period-original and complete. Naturally, this being Beijing, it was very dirty and dusty.

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Spy Shots: new Kia K3 is Ready for China

March 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new Kia K3 is Ready for China

Spectacular Spy Shots of the new Kia K3 for China. The Kia K3 sedan will debut on the Beijing Auto Show next month and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The K3 is basically the same car as the 2017 Kia Forte, but with a different bumper, different rear lights, and with more chrome and shine.

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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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