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Kia Teases Upcoming K4 5-Door Hatch Model

Kia Expands K4 Lineup: Introducing the Versatile 5-Door Hatch for Urban Explorers

  • Kia unveils the 2025 K4 sedan in New York, teasing an upcoming 5-door hatch model for urban lifestyles.

  • The 5-door hatch will mirror the K4 sedan’s design, emphasizing practicality without detailed specs or release dates.

  • The K4 sedan boasts advancements in space, powertrain options, and technology, hinting at features for the hatch variant.

At the global debut of the all-new 2025 Kia K4 compact sedan at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, the South Korean automaker unexpectedly teased an upcoming 5-door hatchback version of the vehicle.

“I’m excited to give you a look at what’s coming next, a 5-door hatch version. A practical vehicle that is aimed at a dynamic and urban lifestyle,” said Karim Habib, Head of Kia Global Design, during the K4 sedan unveiling.

Habib revealed the 5-door hatch will share the same front and rear styling as the sleek new K4 sedan, which features a fastback roofline, vertically oriented LED lighting signatures, and pronounced character lines. However, he did not provide any additional details such as projected release timing or specifications.

New 2025 Kia K4 Officially Introduced at New York Auto Show

The surprise announcement indicates Kia plans to expand the versatility of its fourth-generation compact car offerings beyond the traditional three-box sedan bodystyle unveiled in New York. A 5-door hatchback variant would allow for increased cargo capacity and practicality compared to the sedan.

The 2025 K4 sedan showcased bold new proportions for the compact segment, measuring 185.4 inches long and 72.8 inches wide with a spacious interior boasting best-in-class rear legroom and headroom. Powertrain options include a standard 2.0L 147 hp engine or an available 1.6L turbo putting out 190 hp, the latter offered on sportier GT-Line models with a multi-link rear suspension.

No other details were provided on the forthcoming K4 5-door hatch, though it will likely share much of the sedan’s technology like the massive digital display cockpit, connected car features, and extensive advanced driver assistance systems. Kia’s plans for the new body style remain to be seen.

2025 Kia K4 5-Door | Photo: Kia
2025 Kia K4 5-Door | Photo: Kia
2025 Kia K4 5-Door | Photo: Kia
2025 Kia K4 5-Door | Photo: Kia


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