Kia has unveiled its all-new K2 saloon, which has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. Jointly produced by Kia Motors and its Chinese partner Dongfeng Yueda Kia, the K2 saloon shares the same platform as the Rio and will be built in China from June.
Positioned as a premium small car, the K2 measures in at 4,370mm long, making it a centimetre longer than a Ford Focus 5 door hatchback, and it has a generous 500-litre boot. The K2 features Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille and a spacious, driver focused interior, which includes a starter button and a smart key.
The K2 will be available in China with 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol engines and the choice of manual or automatic transmissions from June, while a hatchback version is set to arrive in August. The upcoming Kia Rio is due to arrive in Europe in the late summer.