2025 Kia K4 - Compact sedan powered by ICE

2025 Kia K4 – Compact sedan powered by ICE

Kia is not giving up on ICE cars, and their latest model, the Kia K4, is one of them. It is a compact sedan and the successor of the Kia Forte model, with a completely different design.

The design of the car is adorned by the body color, which at first glance gives the impression that it is a two-door car. However, if you look closely, you will notice the rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar. The headlights have a “T” shape, which also adorns other Kia models such as the Sorento. The design continues with a straight roof line to the rear part where there is a vertical line of taillights that extends almost to the rear bumper.

Inside, the seats are covered in Slate Green material, which also covers the dashboard, center armrest and steering wheel. It is not known what kind of material it is. There is also a centrally positioned 30-inch screen through which all important functions can be controlled. However, Kia kept the buttons, so the air conditioner can still be operated manually.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Kia K4 will be offered in two versions. The entry version is powered by a 2.0L naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 149 hp (111 kW) and 132 lb-ft (179 Nm) of torque, mated to a CVT gearbox. The second version is powered by a 1.6 L I4 engine with 193 hp (144 kW) and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The car was premiered at the 2024 New York International Auto Show in early March, and will be available as a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback.

Source: KIA