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Check out the Kia K3 sedan, Hyundai Verna rival

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Kia has revealed the new K3 sedan. This is the successor to the Kia Rio and is sold in overseas markets like Latin America, South-East Asia and the Middle East.

Kia K3 : More Details

In terms of size the Kia K3 measures 4,545 mm long, 1,765 mm wide and 1,475 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,670 mm. Thus it is slightly larger than Rio. The boot space is 544 litres. If launched in India, it could rival the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Skoda-VW twins Slava and Virtus.

Coming to the design, the K3 gets a fast-back design. The exterior is comprised of multiple colours, textures and shapes. The front gets sharp LED DRLs while the grille is a welcome departure from the conventional Tiger nose design. It is now a sleeker and cleaner unit.

Other exterior details include all-around cladding, chrome window lining, and round wheel arches. Meanwhile, the GT line comes with bigger air intakes, dual exhaust tips and 17-inch alloys.

On the inside, there is a large 10.25-inch infotainment screen. It gets wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity. Other features include USB-C ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting and rear AC vents.

Safety kit on the Kia K3

Kia is offering six airbags, ESP and ABS across the line. Top-end models are equipped with ADAS features like blind spot warning, front collision avoidance, lane assist, driver attention assist and rear cross traffic warning / prevention. The K3 boasts of a reinforced structure which aims to offer better protection to occupants in the situation of a collision.

Powertrain of the Kia K3 sedan

Kia offers two engine options of the K3. The standard option consist of a 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit good for 121 BHP. The GT line meanwhile comes with a 2.0-litre petrol good for 150 BHP. The former comes with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic, but the latter is offered only with a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

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