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Kia K3 (BD)
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Kia K3 (BD). 2018–23 (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door sedan. F/F, 1353, 1497, 1591, 1598 cm³ petrol, 1598 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC), 48·6, 56·5 kWh electric. Attractive second-generation K3 with plusher looks, inside and out. Dual fuel-injection system, intelligent CVT designed to save fuel and improve shift response; more rigid body. Seven airbags inside for home-market models, with active safety features. AI-powered speech recognition for navigation. Stiff ride and not as refined as competition. Chinese K3 with larger grille, shown in 2019, with different petrol engines (1·4 and 1·5), and electric models from 2020. Retained Forte and Cerato names for some export markets.

Manufacturing locations: Korea; China

Marque: Kia | Model: Kia K3 | Predecessor: Kia K3 (YD)


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