Kia Concept KX3
Kia Motors Corporation and Dongfeng Yueda Kia (DYK) have joined together to create the concept that is the KX3. The concept C-segment SUV is exclusive for the Chinese market.
Designed to appeal to young Chinese consumers who are looking for high-value, high-quality cars that reflect their passion for – and pursuit of – an outgoing lifestyle.
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.
The KX3 concept is powered by Kia’s high-tech 1.6-litre 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.
At 4,260 mm long, with a wide 1,765 mm body and generous 2,590 mm wheelbase, the KX3 concept ensures 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 high quality cabin is designed to offer a high level of refinement and comfort, in-car connectivity technology is easy-to-use with smartphone functionality. The KX3 concept promises a high spec standard equipment, and a wide range of options, to ensure the greatest possible value to buyers.
The KX3’s chassis has been engineered for a five-star C-NCAP safety rating, employing ultra-high tensile steel throughout the body shell to maximize passive safety.
The Concept KX3 made its global premiere at the 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show.