2025 Kia K4 debuts at 2024 New York auto present

Kia on Wednesday unveiled the 2025 K4 compact sedan on the 2024 New York auto present.

The good-looking four-door is about to switch Kia’s present choice within the phase, the Forte, when it reaches showrooms within the second half of the 12 months. Pricing info to be launched nearer to that on-sale date.

K4 is a brand new title for the U.S. market, but it surely was beforehand used on a compact sedan Kia offered solely in China. The present Forte is offered exterior the U.S. as a K3, however Kia lately launched a separate compact sedan known as the K3 geared toward growing markets, thus a brand new title was wanted for the Forte’s substitute.

At 185.Four inches lengthy, the K4 is nearly three inches longer than the Forte. This has resulted in additional house within the cabin, plus a good 14.6 cubic ft of trunk house.

2025 Kia K4

2025 Kia K4

On the entrance of the cabin, the dashboard sports activities a floating panel spanning practically 30 inches and integrating digital screens for the gauge cluster and infotainment hub. The infotainment system helps and over-the-air updates, whereas wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as normal. Premium touches like a Harman Kardon audio system, heated and ventilated entrance seats, a sunroof, and a voice assistant will all be out there.

Numerous digital driver-assist options may even be provided, both as normal or out there. The record consists of computerized emergency braking with pedestrian and bike owner detection, entrance and rear cross visitors warning, blind sport warning, lively lane management, a surround-view digital camera, and far more.

Though Kia plans greater than a dozen EVs by 2027, the K4 is not powered by batteries. Kia confirmed two gasoline choices: a typical 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 147 hp and an out there 1.6-liter turbo-Four rated at 190 hp. The naturally aspirated engine comes with a CVT whereas the turbocharged engine comes with an 8-speed computerized. Entrance-wheel drive is normal for each powertrains.

For EV followers, Kia plans an EV4 hatchback in the identical phase because the K4. The automaker has additionally proven an EV5 electrical compact crossover, however hasn’t confirmed that mannequin for the U.S.

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