Kia K2 China-Specific Model Revealed

Kia has revealed to the world their new stylized Kia K2 at Shanghai. Kia K2, a revised version of ‘Kia Rio’ has been designed specifically for China. The car comes with dashing features and stylish cues borrowed from the larger K5 (Optima in the US market).

K2 will be availed with two petrol engines. Though specifications of the Kia K2 have not yet been fully revealed, a 1.4-liter engine will likely produce 109 PS (80 kW / 108 hp) and 136 Nm (100 lb-ft) of torque. Also a 1.6-liter should develop 135 PS (99 kW / 133 hp) and 165 Nm (122 lb-ft) of torque. This small car will be available in 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchbacks

Rio from Kia had entered the European market in 2005 and the North American market in 2006. Earlier redesigned many a time for American and European customers, the latest 2011 version Kia K2 is China specific.

Production of the new Kia K2 will have Kia joining hands with Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Yueda (Dongfeng Yueda Kia), starting this midyear.

Though Kia K2 sedan starts production this June, its hatchback counterpart is expected to start production only in August. Kia plans to build more products in China where they have an impressive market. And, the US version is expected to hit arrive in time for the New York Autoshow this week.

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  1. Can’t wait to see this new car of KIA,Very luxurious car I really love this KIA K2.

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