KIA K3 Spied Ahead Tuesday Debut

by Aug 4, 2023All News, Kia, Slider0 comments

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While we wait until Tuesday 8th for the world premiere of the all-new Kia K3 in Mexico, we want to share with you the latest pictures of the sporty sedan spotted by our colleagues at GGoma Studio.

The Kia K3 will be revealed on August 8th at 8:00 pm in Mexico City, aligning with Kia’s 8th anniversary celebration in the region. This event underscores Kia’s dedication to innovation and marks a significant step in the brand’s journey. The All-New Kia K3 sedan will combine sophisticated design and a spacious interior, redefining market segments and drawing attention from upper-segment buyers.

Codenamed as CL4, the new Kia K3 is a vehicle that will carry over the current generation in terms of chassis and powertrain, despite minor updates and the possibility to include a Hybrid variant. Following what Kia have done with the Optima/K5 nameplate, it is expected to be renamed as K3.

The rear predicts a sleek design despite the high level of camouflage

Current line-up in the Forte Sedan is a choice of a gasoline engines, including a 1.6 Turbo GDi with 201 hp used for the GT variant, while the rest of the line-up conforms with a 2.0 naturally aspirated and 147 hp. This is the same line-up as Hyundai’s Elantra, despite Elantra has the hybrid, but will Kia launch a new K3 crossover with a hybrid powertrain and compete against its own Niro?.

In the US-market, Kia discontinued the Forte hatch after the second generation of the model while Kia still builds a hatch version of the current generation model but only for markets like South Korea, Australia or Chile marketed as Cerato.

In terms of design and despite the heavy camouflage of the prototype we can see design cues similar to what we already have seen in the EV9. It also remains us to what Kia have done in the recently debuted Picanto facelift, a model that is only available in Europe, South Korea and some emerging markets.

Stay tuned!


Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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