South Korean marque Kia has unveiled at this year’s Beijing Motor Show in China the K4 concept which will go into production in the second half of the year. The mid-size sedan uses the same architecture as the Hyundai Mistra and will be assembled at Dongfeng Yueda Kia’s factory in Yancheng in Jiansu province. This near-production concept is 4.72 meters long and has a 2.7-meter wheelbase and will be slotted in Kia’s range between the K3 and K5. It comes with six airbags, rearview camera, electronic stability program and the firm’s UVO infotainment system, along with push button engine start and a Supervision instrument cluster.
Under the hood of the Kia K4 concept is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder GDI engine that has premiered in China and will work together with a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox. It is believed the model will also be offered with 1.8- and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engines although this information has not been made official by Kia.