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.

Gallery: Kia KX3 first official pictures hit the web including first interior photo

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