China Gets Rio Based K2 Model from Kia
The vehicle draws styling cues from the popular K5 sedan (known as ‘all-new Optima’ in many markets). Kia’s signature “tiger nose” radiator grille, an innovative fog lamp design, large air intake and dynamic swept back headlamps, are featured. A side character line, side air vent and trunk edge line add to the sporty image of the K2 while the rear view features a two-tone bumper and modern combination lamps.
Interior highlights include a 3-cylinder supervision instrument cluster, cloth lined door panels, leather steering wheel, engine start-stop button and smart key.
“We are confident that this all-new model for China will provide the momentum needed for Kia not only to remain as one of China’s fastest growing automotive brands but also to become a top 10 automaker in the local market in terms of quality and customer satisfaction,” Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman of Kia Motors, said at the launch.
The K2 will come in six trim levels with either a 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter Gamma petrol engine mated to a manual or automatic transmission.