The KX3 concept blends an SUV silhouette with sporty looks, featuring a coupé-inspired glass area, small rear spoiler, gently rising belt-line and bulging wheel arches. Kia’s trademark ‘tiger-nose’ grille gets a new matte chrome-look surround, which sits below the concept’s wraparound LED headlights.
The KX3’s high ground-clearance and chrome-look body cladding around the base hint at the concept’s four-wheel drive capabilities and on-road stability.
At 4,260 mm long, with a wide 1,765 mm body and generous 2,590 mm wheelbase, the KX3 concept ensures that passengers benefit from plenty of cabin space. The raised body, at 1,630 mm in height, offers a commanding view of the drive ahead while the concept’s large 400-liter cargo area is completely flat for added practicality.
Inside, cabin is designed to offer premium-like refinements and ensures occupants’ absolute comfort. Kia’s latest in-car connectivity technology (with smartphone functionality) is included to appease the requirements of young-at-heart Chinese drivers. The KX3 concept promises top-notch standard equipment, and a wide range of options, to ensure the greatest possible value to buyers.
The KX3 concept is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). The four-wheel drive powertrain, backed up by the T-GDI engine’s strong performance and high fuel economy, lets drivers enjoy consistent stability in all conditions.
The KX3’s chassis has been engineered for a five-star C-NCAP safety rating, employing ultra-high tensile steel throughout the bodyshell to maximize passive safety.
The KX3 concept is slated to go into production at a soon-to-be-announced dateline.