Kia’s new K3 midsize EV sedan is making its premiere at the 17th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. A model released exclusively for the Chinese market, the all-new K3 EV has been sold in the country as a gasoline and a plug-in hybrid model, and will be released as an EV model to coincide with the nation’s efforts to fight air pollution and adhere to global climate change targets.
Kia also used the show as a platform to unveil the new KX3 at the show. Specifically targeting China’s competitive SUV market, the new B-segment compact SUV, known as Seltos in other markets, goes on sale at the same time as its reveal at the motor show.
Aside from the all-new KX3 and K3 EV, other Kia models are also on display, highlighting the brand’s latest design and technology innovations. These include the Futuron all-wheel drive concept SUV coupe and the Soul Booster EV concept.
The Futuron concept SUV coupe publicly debuted earlier in November during the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. Futuron’s electric powertrain and Level 4 autonomous driving systems create a spacious, flexible and autonomous cabin unlike any vehicle on the road. The two front seats, created out of flexible materials, can offer an upright driving position as well as a reclined rest position, similar to the flexibility enjoyed by first-class airline passengers.