Kia KX3 Revealed Concept At Guangzhou
Kia is one of those automakers in the world that now has the widest range of cars, There’s Kia car in every segment for its ever-increasing loyal customers. Furthermore, the technology to make tens and maybe hundreds of variants makes it easy for automakers to toss a precise product that suits a specific market.
Recently KX3 concept previews a China-exclusive C-segment SUV. KX3 features a bold design and SUV like versatility for it’s young, out and about customers.
Dongfeng Yueda Kia (DYK)
Now Dongfeng is actually a Chinese state-owned company that provides assembly facilities to Chinese built Honda, Nissan, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and now formed a joint venture with Kia Motors Corporation’s, Dongfeng Yueda Kia (DYK).
Production Ready Concept.
The KX3 concept blends an SUV silhouette with sporty looks, featuring a coupé-inspired glass area, small rear spoiler, gently rising belt-line and muscular wheel arches. Kia’s trademark ‘tiger-nose’ grille gets a new matte chrome-look surround, which sits below the concept’s wraparound LED headlights. The KX3’s high ground-clearance and chrome-look body cladding around the base hint at the concept’s four-wheel drive capabilities and on-road stability. The result is a stylish, athletic-looking compact SUV, promising both a high degree of practicality and a great drive.
C – Segment
To give you an idea, If you have seen a peppy, sharply styled Kia Forte/ Cerato, KX3 is based on that platform. At 4,260 mm long, with a wide 1,765 mm body and generous 2,590 mm wheelbase, the KX3 concept ensure that passengers benefit from plenty of cabin space. The raised body, at 1,630 mm in height, offers a commanding view of the drive ahead – on- and off-road – while the concept’s large 400-liter cargo area is completely flat for added practicality.
The KX3 concept is powered by Kia’s high-tech 1.6-liter turbo gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine, paired with an advanced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and offers motorists fun-to-drive handling characteristics. The four-wheel drive powertrain, backed up by the T-GDI engine’s strong performance and high fuel economy, lets drivers enjoy greater stability in all conditions.
Promising Safety & Quality
The KX3’s chassis has been engineered for a five-star C-NCAP safety rating, employing ultra-high tensile steel throughout the bodyshell to maximize passive safety.
The high-quality cabin is designed to offer a high level of refinement and comfort, while Kia’s latest in-car connectivity technology – with easy-to-use smartphone functionality – will satisfy the needs of young-at-heart Chinese drivers. The KX3 concept promises a high level of standard equipment, and a wide range of options, to ensure the greatest possible value to buyers.