Today we have the first official pictures from Kia of its KX3 production version available for the China car maket. The China-only small turbochargered SUV was revealed a month ago in a concept form at the 2014 Guangzhou AutoShow.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]The car now shows a two-tone blue-white paint. The KX3 have the same wheelbase of the Hyundai ix25 (2,570 mm). Compared with the concept, the production version shows new fog lights design
This Kia mini SUV use the same engines than his brother, with the only difference that is abailable with a 1.6 Turbo GDi engine delivering 200 hp. Optionally, this engine could be fitted with the latest 7-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission (DCT).
Probably also include in near future a family of diesel CRDi engines, from the U2 engine family, the 1.4 & 1.6 with 90 and 110 hp.
Looking at the pictures, the car looks like a small Sportage, using same style-designed taillights, fenders, but also has similarities between the lastest models from Citroen (front end).
Blue/White KX3 photo source [Xcar.com.cn]