Beijing 2018: Kia Reveals K5 Plug-in Hybrid And Yi Pao SUV Exclusively For China

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Beijing 2018: Kia Reveals K5 Plug-in Hybrid And Yi Pao SUV Exclusively For China

Kia’s Chinese joint venture, Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors has revealed two new models made for China at the ongoing Auto China 2018 – the Yi Pao urban SUV, and the K5 Plug-in Hybrid.

No technical details of the Yi Pao urban SUV were revealed, but Kia said that it comes with an array of high-tech convenience and safety features.

Aimed at young, active individuals, the Yi Pao, which means “one shot”, comes with crisp structural lines on the exterior, as well as a Targa-style C-pillar.   

The company said that the Yi Pao will go on sale in China in the second half of 2018.

The K5 Plug-in Hybrid on the other hand, is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain which comprises a 2.0L GDI engine producing 156 PS and 189 Nm of torque, a 50 kW electric motor making 68 PS, and a lithium-polymer battery pack.

The full electric driving range has not been revealed, but we expect all details to surface when the K5 Plug-in Hybrid enters production in the second quarter of the year.

Besides the two models mentioned above, the Kia Telluride seven-seat luxury SUV concept is also making its China debut.

Longer, wider and taller than the Kia Sorento, the Telluride, which was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show, envisions how a full-size Kia SUV could look.

With a modern and upright shape, muscular stance, the Telluride makes an aesthetic statement for the brand. Focus is placed on the second-row passengers, with an abundance of advanced technologies and comfort features for occupants to enjoy.

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