At the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Kia celebrated the world premiere of the K4 Concept car that previews a mid-sized sedan developed especially for the Chinese market. According to Kia, the new concept shows a simple, distinctive and dignified design. Moreover, the concept car offers class-leading interior space and comes equipped with numerous high-tech convenience and safety features.
Kia K4 Concept rides on a unusually long wheelbase for a mid-size car (2,700 mm). Furthermore, the interior features a push button engine start system, Supervision instrument cluster and Kia's UVO infotainment system. In terms of safety, the K4 has been fitted with six airbags, ESP (electronic stability program), a rear-view camera and promises to achieve a 5-star rating when when subjected to C-NCAP tests.
Under the hood, there is a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI engine mated to a 7-speed (Dual Clutch Transmission), which ensures effortless, fast and smooth gear shifts. The 4.72 meter long K4 concept promises to deliver a thrilling drive when it will go on sale in China during the second half of 2014.
"From its earliest development stage, the K4 concept was designed specifically to satisfy Chinese consumers' needs and preferences. Now, we are confident that the production version of the mid-size K4 family sedan will set a whole new standard for its class in China when it is launched later this year," commented Soon-Nam Lee, Vice President of Kia Motors Corporation's Overseas Marketing Group. [source: Kia]