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Kia K3 (YD)
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Kia K3 (YD). 2012–18 (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door sedan, 2-door coupé. F/F, 1582 cm³ diesel, 1591, 1797, 1999 cm³ petrol (I4 DOHC). Forte replacement, on Hyundai Avante (MD) platform. More stylish, and European in looks. Coupé released August 2013. Hatchback, from September 2013, called K3 Euro in Korea and K3S in China. Usually exported as Cerato or Forte; coupé called Shuma in China. More refined and roomy, with easy Bluetooth connectivity. Agile, though reports indicated that even 1·8- and 2·0-litre models felt underpowered.

Manufacturing locations: Korea; China

Marque: Kia | Model: Kia K3 | Predecessor: Kia Forte (TD) | Successor: Kia K3 (BD)


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