2018-2019 Kia wants to produce KX3 crossover in Russia

Kia wants to produce KX3 crossover in Russia 01

Korean manufacturer 2018-2019 Kia can start production of a compact crossover KX3 at the facilities of “Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus’ St. Petersburg plant.

Today, the model is available only in China, but that could change in the near future, when the head office of Hyundai-2018-2019 Kia will make the final decision.

In the case of the optimistic development events – in St. Petersburg production of “SUV” will be launched in or 2018, taking place conveyor hatchback 2018-2019 Kia Rio.

According to preliminary information, the Russian version of the 2018-2019 Kia KX3 get petrol engines of 1.6- and 2-liter, developing 125 and 160 hp respectively.

Propulsion will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission.

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Recall that KX3 premiere took place at the beginning of last year in China. The car is built on the basis of “SUV» Hyundai Creta, and the basis of its design concept used by way of the eponymous show car, presented in November at the Motor Show in Guangzhou .

The motor range of the Chinese model has entered the 1.6-liter “aspirated” power of 125 hp turbo engine of similar volume, which develops 160 hp and the 2-liter 161-strong installation.

The units are joined with a manual, automatic or robotised gearbox.

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