New KIA KX3 outperforms low-cost KIA SportageFebruary 16, 2020
The market debut of the budget compact cross KIA KX3 took place in November 2019. The new SUV will reach us, though under a different name – KIA Seltos.
The new small crossover KIA KX3 successfully launched in the Chinese market. In January of this year, he managed to break out into the bestsellers of the Chinese car market. In this he was helped by sales that reached the mark of 6,300 cars, which slightly exceeds the result of the budget KIA Sportage. The difference is small – only one percent. Recall that last year it was Sportage that was considered the most popular model among Chinese motorists.
In length, the cross reaches 4 345 mm with a wheelbase of 2 630 mm. He relies branded grille “tiger nose”, as well as on a global car, similar optics and impact portion of chrome in the finish. But when decorating the KX3, new materials were used, and the front panel was also refined. So, for example, multimedia with a large touchscreen and virtual dashboard here are combined under one visor.
The KIA KX3 is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol aspirated engine producing 115 hp. It works in conjunction with a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT, but the drive does not imply a choice – no front-wheel drive. As for the prices, the KIA KX3 costs almost as much as the Sportage. For comparison, they ask for 108,800 yuan for the new compact cross, and 108,900 yuan for Sportage. At the same time, the new KX3 boasts a more modern appearance and a rich list of available options.
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