The first official images depicting the production Kia KX3 have leaked into the web

The first official images depicting the production Kia KX3 have leaked into the web.

The model, based on the Hyundai ix25, will be launched in China soon with a design that is heavily influenced by the KX3 concept, unveiled last November during the Guangzhou Auto Show. Compared to the concept, the production model features a new fog lights design at the front and different exhaust pipe configuration at the back.

The interior comes with a familiar cockpit layout with brown leather upholstery, lacquered trim and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.

From what we know about the KX3 so far, it will be powered by two petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 liters. One is naturally aspirated and has 123 HP (90 kW) and 151 Nm (111 lb-ft) of torque, while the more powerful is turbocharged and generates 200 HP (147 kW) and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque. The turbo unit will be offered with a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

Optional equipment will include a panoramic sunroof, a rear-view camera, keyless entry, an automatic climate control and etc.

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