Kia Motors has been selling K3 instead of Forte for a long time In Korea.
I think it will be sold under K3 instead of under the name Forte.
I rented a K3 for two days through SoCar, a famous car sharing company in Korea.
I drove about 500km, so I’d like to leave a review.
I was very impressed after driving the Avante(CN7), which was rented from Socar.
The body was so big that I thought it was not the Avante of the past that I felt stable.
I was thinking about renting Avante again, but I chose K3 when I saw the new arrival of K3 in Socar.
K3 2020 has many design changes with the new Kia logo.
Personally, I liked the design of K3 2022 much better than Avante’s.
I was surprised to ride indoors.
For cars rented from Socar, the options were really poor, but this car had a 10.25-inch display.
I need to thanks to the 10.25-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were also used comfortably, and the rear screen was good.
It appears that some options have been added to the K3 of the low trim.
There were auto stops and drive wise options.
It also had button start function and dual zone auto air conditioner.
The first row seats didn’t feel very inadequate.
The visibility of the cluster was really good.
The 10.25-inch display was really comfortable.
It will be difficult to use 8-inch displays from now on.
The space inside the center console was not narrow either.
Now this class of vehicle is really wide.
As low as the trim was, there was a dummy switch.
There was no luxury in the interior finish.
But it is neatly organized.
It didn’t rattle or crack.
The space in the rear seats was definitely narrower than the Avante.
It seems that K3 needs a platform change.
But I don’t think this space is bad.
This much trunk space seems to be enough.
K3 2022 Drive review
To start with the conclusion, the Avante of the 3rd generation platform is much better.
If it’s the same price, you’d better buy Avante.
Avante has a better sense of stability than K3 when driving at high speed.
Avante is larger than K3 in indoor space.
The K3 sold in Korea is an IVT mission for 1,600cc engines.
It’s not enough power but it’s not bad.
The 4,000-kilometer K3 was driven about 500 kilometers, but there was no major inconvenience.
I think it’s a pretty substantial vehicle.
K3 of 3rd generation platform such as Avante will be released next year, it would be better to buy it then.
Avante would be a better option if it had to be purchased now.