satisfy the Kia KX3 Concept, revealed later today at the Guangzhou motor Show.
While the world’s media has its eyes on the sparky unveilings at the Los Angeles motor Show, Kia has selected the Chinese city of Guangzhou for the debut of its SUV concept.
It makes sense as the vehicle previews a China-exclusive C-segment SUV however the idea provides us a extremely great indicator of exactly how the next Kia Sportage will look, due for a 2015 release date.
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Kia states the idea is created “to charm to young Chinese consumers who are trying to find high-value, top quality vehicles that show their enthusiasm for – as well as quest of – an outgoing lifestyle”.
It’s remove to see the KX3 utilizes the extremely successful Sportage as a starting point. The idea utilizes the Sportage’s coupe-like roofline, high-rising belt-line as well as muscular wheel arches, however adds a new version of the ‘tiger-nose’ with a matte chrome-look grille surround as well as wraparound LED headlights. There are likewise cues to other SUVs such as the Porsche Cayenne as well as Volkswagen Tiguan – indications that Kia means to push the next Sportage upmarket.
At 4,260mm long as well as 1,765mm large it’s somewhat shorter as well as narrower than the present generation Sportage, however it’s the exact same height. There’s likewise somewhat less boot area with the seats up – the KX-3 tracks the Sportage by some 62 litres.
Under the bonnet is 1.6-litre turbo petrol engined mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as well as four-wheel drive. in spite of it being just a concept, Kia states the KX3’s chassis has been created for a five-star C-NCAP (Chinese new vehicle evaluation Programme) rating.
The KX3 seems quite production-ready when it pertains to the interior too. Kia states it has the “latest in-car connectivity innovation – with easy-to-use smartphone functionality” as well as it has “a high level of basic equipment, as well as a large variety of options, to make sure the biggest possible value to buyers.”
Kia has provided no indicator whether the vehicle will go into production, however expect to see the next-generation Sportage in a showroom near you looking something like this.
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