All New Kia K3 Sedan Revealed

Published on 10 Aug, 2023, 9:16 AM IST
Updated on 10 Aug, 2023, 9:19 AM IST

Pratik Rakshit
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Kia will roll out the new K3 sedan from its manufacturing facility in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

In a world premiere event held in Mexico City, Kia took the wraps off the eagerly awaited all-new Kia K3. According to Kia, the new Kia K3 sedan is set to redefine the standards of its segment, boasting a striking design, a spacious interior, and a plethora of convenience and safety features that cater adeptly to the discerning demands of sub-compact sedan buyers. Kia has introduced the K3 as a game-changing model set to roll out from its manufacturing facility in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Firmly grounded in Kia's design philosophy of 'Opposites United,' which combines divergent concepts like technology and nature, the Kia K3 merges cutting-edge shapes, colors, and textures, according to Kia. The outcome is a bold and futuristic aesthetic, accentuated by its fastback-style silhouette, assertive front end, sharp design elements, and unique LED DRL light pattern.

The iconic Tiger Nose grille, a hallmark of Kia's design, retains its place at the front of the K3 but has been reimagined to exude a more purposeful aura. The vehicle's profile sports black accents within the wheel arches, accompanied by a dual-line beltline that stretches from the fender, lending a muscularity to the vehicle's profile. The fastback-style roofline and the clean rear design have a slim strip of LED lighting, connecting the taillights.

For enthusiasts of a sportier appearance, the new GT-Line variant stands ready with larger air intakes, 17-inch wheels, and dual exhaust outlets. The K3's dimensions, measuring 4,545 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, and 1,475 mm in height, and featuring a wheelbase spanning 2,670 mm, are claimed to be class-leading for both front and rear passengers. The trunk, boasting a 544-litre capacity, is primed to accommodate diverse cargo needs.

Inside, the all-new Kia K3 exudes a contemporary, comfortable ambiance that blends functionality and a premium finish. Among the standout features are the instrument cluster and panoramic infotainment screen into a singular unit, a steering wheel inspired by the EV6, and a sleek dashboard.

The central high-resolution touchscreen, sized up to 10.25-inch boasts wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, alongside the convenience of simultaneously pairing two devices via Bluetooth. It also caters to modern connectivity needs by providing USB Type-C ports for both front and rear passengers.

Safety remains paramount for Kia, and the K3 underscores this with six airbags, an ABS braking system, and ESC electronic stability program as standard features. Depending on the chosen trim, a suite of ADAS technologies is also available, incorporating standout functions such as Front Collision Avoidance (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Rear Cross-traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), and Driving Attention Warning (DAW), among others.

The exact specification of the powertrains is yet to be announced but expect the Kia K3 to come equipped with a 1.6-litre engine, and a new sporty GT-Line trim will be available, featuring a 2.0-litre engine. As the calendar progresses toward the fourth quarter of the year, the all-new Kia K3 is set to grace selected markets.

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