KIA has exhibited the new 2012 K2 model at the Auto Shanghai 2011. The vehicle is specially created for the Chinese market. It is based on the all-new Kia Rio, which is scheduled to hit the European market in the late summer, this year.

The engine range includes а 1.4 liter four-cylinder with 109PS (80 kW) and 136Nm (100 lb-ft) and a 1.6 liter four-cylinder with 135PS (99 kW) and 165Nm (122 lb-ft). Both engines are available with either manual or automatic transmissions.

The dimensions of 2012 Kia K2 are -  4 370 mm in length, 1 700 mm in width, 1 460 mm in height and wheelbase - 2,570 mm, which is the longest in its class. The expanded dimensions allow K2 to claim best-in-class interior space and ample luggage capacity of 500 litres. The rear seats can be folded in 60:40.

The new Kia K2 will go into production in June and will be joined by a five-door hatchback in August.  There will be six trim levels, so the vehicle will suit to every taste and pocket.

2012 Kia K2

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Source: Kia