SUV 2018-2019 Kia KX3 – unscheduled restyling

In a review of the updated subcompact crossover 2018-2019 Kia KX3 -2018 year – photo and video, price and packaging, specifications 2018-2019 Kia KH3 surviving unscheduled restyling. September 4, in the framework of the motor show in the Chinese city of Chengdu was officially presented crossover 2018-2019 Kia KX3 -2018 model year. Updated model significantly tweaked the front part of the body, giving the “face” 2018-2019 Kia KH 3 family resemblance with his elder brother 2018-2019 Kia Sportage 4th generation (in China is offered under the name 2018-2019 Kia KX5). Sales restyled versions of the 2018-2019 Kia KH3 in China will start in October , the price will remain at pre-reform and the cost of the crossover will be 112800 – 186800 yuan (1084-1795 rubles.).


Interestingly, the smallest crossover in the lineup of the company KIA Motors SUV KX3 debut in the Chinese market only a half years ago, and this is a hasty restyling. The problem is that the Chinese 2018-2019 Kia KH3 (model not available in other countries, even in the home for KIA Motors South Korea) sold in China frankly very bad – in July sold only 2455 copies. During the same reporting month crossovers sold 5260 the Hyundai ix25 (known in Russia as the Hyundai Creta ) – is soplatformennym brother 2018-2019 Kia KX3. For the Russian market of such sales appear to be very interesting, but in China there. For example, a Chinese SUV Haval H6 leader of sales each month to buy a 39,000 motorists.

Thus, modifying the appearance KH3 SUV, 2018-2019 Kia guide hopes to draw attention to the child. In our opinion, the updated appearance does not help correct the situation with sales. Most likely, it is necessary to reduce the price of the model, to make available as an optional all-wheel drive and simultaneously to enter the European and Russian market. It’s a shame only that the updated 2018-2019 Kia KX3 in the near future is unlikely to emerge in Russia. Import from China model – noncompetitive price, make the crossover to a conveyor with Hyundai Creta in Kamenka – power companies do not allow. Here’s a vicious circle turns out … a great, seemingly SUV 2018-2019 Kia KX3, but does not want to sell.


To distinguish the new crossover from the pre-reform model is quite simple, especially since all the changes occurred in the front part of the body, food is the same, if not to take into account the changed little bumper. New serious expression “person” compact crossover turned out quite attractive. Highly placed headlamps, a wide smile new false radiator grille, in a rich man clad in chrome garment massive bumper with slot air intake at the bottom and stylish L-shaped inserts on the sides, which are organically arranged vertical section of LED daytime running lights and classic round foglights with LED content.

  • External dimensions Body 2018-2019 Kia KX3 -2018, amount to 4270 mm long, 1780 mm wide, 1630 mm (1645 mm if there are roof rails) in height, with 2590 mm wheelbase and 190 mm ground clearance.
  • Front track – 1557 mm, rear track – 1570 mm.
  • For SUV offers steel and aluminum 16-inch wheels with 205/65 R16 tires and 17-inch alloy exclusively with tires 215/60 R17.

The interior of the updated compact crossover 2018-2019 Kia KH3 minimum changes: Improved the faint shape of the center console, available to new color combinations of materials for interior trim. To be honest, before the restyling salon looked at 5 with a big plus. Simple, clear and not overloaded with superfluous dashboard, exemplary steering wheel, comfortable and logical layout of controls deployed in the driver’s side of the center console, comfortable seats of the first row with the best along the length of the pillow and solid rollers Side Support, welcoming the second row with a high-mounted seat.

Cargo space will appreciate the owner’s excellent performance capacity. Behind the backs of the second row of seats the luggage compartment volume of 420 liters by folding the rear seat backrest separate get an impressive luggage compartment with a volume of 1,100 liters.

In China, the subcompact crossover is available in a wide variety of complete sets. Standard SUV is equipped with frontal airbags, fixings ISOFIX, central locking and anti-theft system, ABS with EBD, height-adjustable steering column, trip computer, cloth-trimmed seats, audio system with 4 speakers (CD-player with MP3 and WMA, USB connectors and AUX), the power windows on all doors, air conditioning.

With the growth of the trim level additionally there are side airbags and curtain airbags in the first and second row, keyless entry system and a button to activate the motor, Brake Assist, TCS and ESP, an assistant at the start of the hill, an assistant during the descent from the hill. As well as electric sunroof or panoramic roof with a sunroof, alloy wheels R16-17, steering column adjustable for height and depth, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, seat trim artificial or natural leather, lifter driver’s seat, electric seat adjustment driver and front passenger, heated and ventilated front and rear seats. The multimedia system – with a color 8-inch touch screen (music, Bluetooth, navigation). Optics – LED daytime running lights and fog. Electrically heated exterior mirrors, automatic folding door mirrors, climate control.

Specifications 2018-2019 Kia KX3 -2018: Suspension front-crossover (all-wheel drive is not available) is quite simple – MacPherson struts at the front axle and a torsion beam at the rear. The brakes on all wheels disc, power steering, depending on the engine hydraulic or electric.
In the engine compartment of a choice of three four-cylinder petrol engine.

  • Basic (model G4FG) naturally aspirated 1.6-liter (125 hp 151 Nm), with 6 speed manual (automatic transmission 6) crossover accelerates to 171 kmh (169 mph) and is satisfied by an average of 6.9 (7.5) liters of petrol.
  • A more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged engine (1.6 Turbo model G4FJ) gives on the mountain 160 power and 250 Nm and comes exclusively with robotic 7DCT. Top speed is 192 mph, fuel consumption in the combined driving mode of 6.8 liters per hundred.
  • It is also proposed a 2.0-liter (model G4NA) naturally aspirated engine (161 hp 192 Nm), mated to a 6 automatic transmission, maximum speed 187 mph, average gasoline consumption at 7.6 liters.

2018-2019 Kia KX3 -2018 test video



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