Kia has officially taken the wraps off the K4 sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show.

The model will be produced by Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture and will be offered exclusively in China. It enters the local car market today, less than five months after the concept version was unveiled in Beijing.

The K4 uses the same architecture as the Hyundai Mistra and is 4.72 meters long with a 2.7-meter wheelbase. Two petrol engines will be available at launch – a 1.8 with 146 bhp (109 kW) and 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) and a 2.0 developing 162 bhp (121 kW) and 194 Nm (143 lb-ft). Later on a 175 PS (130 kW) 1.6 turbo will be added to the line-up.

Targeted at family-oriented clients in their 30s and 40s, the K4 kicks off at 140,000 yuan (22,500 USD) and goes all the way up to 180,000 yuan (29,000 USD) for the range-topping version.

Gallery: Production Kia K4 debuts at Chengdu Motor Show

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