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New York 2024: 2025 Kia K4 Compact Sedan Revealed

New York, NY - Today under the bright lights of the 2024 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Kia debuted the K4 compact sedan, marking the first time Kia’s latest styling language has made its way to a Kia sedan after making waves on the likes of the Kia Niro, Sorento and even the EV9.

Design of the 2025 Kia K4

There is indeed a clear connection between those models and the K4 when you consider the front fascia. More specifically, the headlights have multiple bulbs, the LED DRLs wrap around the leading hood edges and a single horizontal chrome strip connects those atop the patented Tiger Face grille. 

The two-tone chrome/black grille and its detailing are right on as well. But then down the side of the K4 comes the C-pillar, which joins the rear side windows in an odd fashion. It’s as if they took the upper part of the vehicle – the greenhouse, if you will – and nested it within the rest of the body. The result is a sedan that looks very much like a grand touring hatchback shape, a theme started by the Stinger back in 2018.

It’s all part of a design language that Kia calls – wait for it – “Twist Logic” – which definitely lives up to its name as you try and understand what it means. Slightly clearer is something Kia calls “Opposites United”, which speaks to the way the roofline and body mesh. 

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