2018 KIA K2 — China Spec 2018 Kia K2 Shows How Rio Sedan Would Probably Look Like. We have seen the latest generation of Kia Rio hatchback in the last Paris Auto Show. So, now we only have to wait for the company to reveal the Rio sedan.
Unfortunately, it seems like we have to wait for a pretty long time if we want to see it. That’s because Kia doesn’t have any plan to reveal it soon. Thankfully, the China-spec of Rio sedan that is dubbed as Kia K2 has been unveiled and it is possible that Rio sedan intended for another market will look very similar to it.
2018 KIA K2 Specifications
Exterior, Interior design
Kia Rio hatchback brings the company’s new design language. So, it is not a surprise if 2018 KIA K2 sedan adopts some styling cues from its hatchback brother. At the front, Kia K2 gets new head lights and LED daytime running lights that are integrated to the fog lights. However, the grille is slightly different from the hatchback particularly because the tiger nose grille in K2 is bigger than the hatchback.
Furthermore, with the chrome accents on the grille, K2 is also flashier. However, this flashy design will not make it to the international model which will probably come with a more subtle black grille.
Inside, K2 sedan 2018 is pretty similar with the hatchback. The information about the cabin is very limited. But, it is almost certain that K2 and the hatchback share the same steering wheel and pretty identical console design. The most noteworthy difference is in K2 the infotainment screen is attached to the dashboard.
Engine details — 2018 KIA K2 Sedan
Kia K2 has two petrol units in the engine lineup. The first one is 1.4 L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 98 HP (100 PS) and 133 Nm of torque. This engine can be paired to either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
|Torque||133 Nm of torque|
|Dimension ( L x W x H )||4,400mm x 1,740mm x 1,460mm|
Meanwhile, the more powerful one is a 1.6 L unit that produces 121 HP (123 PS) and 151 Nm of torque. Unlike the 1.4 L engine, the latter is paired exclusively to 6-speed automatic transmission.
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For Euro spec Rio sedan, it seems like we can expect an addition of a diesel engine in the lineup. There is no information yet regarding the top speed and 0-62 mph time so let’s wait for further updates about this matter.
2018 KIA K2 Release Date and PRICE
While the China-spec 2018 Kia K2 has made its debut in Guangzhou Motor Show, we still need to wait for the upcoming Euro spec patiently. It seems very likely that Rio Sedan will make its European debut sometime in 2017. While in US market, the car will probably be launched in summer or autumn 2018.
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