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Blue Kia K2 with chrome alloy-wheels looks cool!

Blue Kia K2 sedan makes its official public premiere at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show!

Built on the same platform as the 2012 Kia Rio hatchback, the K2 sedan was designed and engineered specifically for the Chinese market. While sharing the same technical underpinnings as the new Rio 5-door, the B-segment K2 sedan sports a completely different exterior design lay-out.

The front fascia of the new K2 sedan features Kia’s “tiger nose” signature grille and exudes a high-tech and bold image thanks to innovative fog lamp design, large air intakes and dynamic swept back headlamps. A side character line, side air vent and trunk edge line add to the sporty image of the K2 sedan while the rear view features a two-tone bumper and modern combination lamps.

With an overall length of 4.370 mm, 1.700 mm width and 1.460 mm height, the all-new Kia K2 sedan provides greater cabin room than the outgoing model. It also boasts a 2.570 mm long wheelbase (the longest wheelbase in the segment) and a luggage capacity of 500 liters.

When Kia K2 goes on sale in China, it will be available with six different trim levels, two engines (1,4L and 1,6L) and the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The entry-level 1,4L four-cylinder engine produces 107 horsepower, while more potent 1,6L unit packs 123 horsepower.

According to Kia, both engines deliver class-leading fuel economy ratings. The fuel efficiency for the 1.4L-powered Kia K2 equipped with 5-speed manual gearbox is 6.1 L/100km, or 6.5 L/100km when equipped with automatic transmission. Kia K2 1,6L with automatic transmission consumes 6.4 L/100km.

The K2 sedan will be produced at Kia’s manufacturing plant in Jiangsu province alongside Kia K2 5–door hatchback, which is slated to go on sale in August this year. Production of the four-door Kia K2 will commence in June, according to Kia.

Bosses at Kia are confident that the all-new K2 sedan will provide the momentum needed for the carmaker not only to remain as one of the fastest growing automobile brands in China, but also to become one of the top carmakers in terms of sales, quality and customer satisfaction.

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10 thoughts on “Blue Kia K2 with chrome alloy-wheels looks cool!

  1. Looks fantastic!!!! I am hoping the north american market gets same design but 6speed auto and 6 speed manual, and a great looking interior. I have a feeling the interior will be the same as hatch rio.

  2. I want this website. The only white Rio sedan I can find with the 5 door’s face is a bad photoshop.

  3. I also saw the 2012 rio in white and I am disapointed we aren’t getting the K2 in NA :( I liked the fact that we could have 2 different looking vehicles with the same name. Oh well new rio is still nice

  4. After looking at the new Rio more i am more excited and the interior looks fantastic! It actually looks really good. I think I was just upset about the K2. I hope Kia doesnt make the same mistake as Hyundai and only bring in Automatic and leather like they did in the Elantra

  5. i agree with the people that are thinking this isn’t the new rio, think of it as the new rio for the chinese market only just as the hyundai verna is the accent of China, have you seen pics of the hyundai verna? kind of similar but not entirely the same design as the accent (which i think looks cooler).

    The same applies here as Hyundai and Kia are basically the same company. you agree?

  6. just saw the pics of the white car you guys are talking about, that’s the new rio! man what a cool looking car…

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