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Spy shots have appeared of a partially camouflaged new small sedan, code-named 'AB', to be introduced by Dongfeng Yueda Kia sometime later this year. It is not the sedan version of the new YB Rio, because new photos show that to be a different car. The AB sedan may turn out to be a little smaller than the new K2 (UC) sedan.

http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201702/898752.html

Update: Chinese name to be Huanchi (焕驰)


AB sedan spies:





New Rio hatchback:



New Rio sedan (spies):

2017-Kia-Rio-Sedan-front-three-quarters-spy-shot.jpg 2017-Kia-Rio-Sedan-profile-spy-shot.jpg 2017-Kia-Rio-Sedan-rear-three-quarters-left-side-spy-shot.jpg 2017-Kia-Rio-Sedan-rear-three-quarters-right-side-spy-shot.jpg

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http://www.caradvice.com.au/515721/2017-kia-rio-pricing-and-specs/photos/
https://twitter.com/HUBEMX/status/822295841591463938
 

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Dongfeng Kia Pegas (YQZ7146)

Pics from MIIT:




Dimensions: Long: 4300 wide: 1700 high: 1460 mm
Wheelbase: 2570 mm
Engine: 1368 cc, 70 kW
 

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Kia Soluto

Kia Motors marked its return to the Philippine market, under a new distributor (Ayala), by launching the Soluto (i.e. rebadged Pegas) yesterday. It will be available in two trim levels, powered by the 1.4L engine mated to a choice of 5-speed MT versus 4-speed auto. This will be a CBU export from China.

https://www.autodeal.com.ph/articles/car-news-philippines/2019-kia-soluto-most-value-packed-sedan-in-ph-today




In a swift response, HARI (Hyundai's Philippine subsidiary) announced prices of the Reina for that market, hinting at an imminent launch for the related model in the same segment.
https://www.autodeal.com.ph/articles/car-news-philippines/2019-hyundai-reina-sedan-debuts-online-starts-p598-000
 

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Kia Sephia Taxi

In Colombia, the old Sephia name is now applied to the taxi version of the Soluto imported from China. Taxi versions of the Cerato and Rio too had been called "Sephia" earlier.

The Soluto was launched recently in Colombia and Ecuador. Multi-brand assembler Aymesa is planning to start production of the Soluto in Ecuador towards the end of this year.





https://www.elcarrocolombiano.com/lanzamientos/kia-sephia-taxi-2020-caracteristicas-y-precios-en-colombia/

Images from: carro.mercadolibre.com.co
 

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Kia Soluto (Vietnam)

THACO Kia has begun production of the Soluto at its recently modernized plant in Chu Lai, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province.

https://haiquanonline.com.vn/chot-gia-tu-399-trieu-dong-kia-soluto-se-khuay-dao-phan-khuc-hang-sedan-hang-b-111539.html
https://vietnamposts.com/economy/general/371566-upgraded-thaco-kia-factory-inaugurated.html

THACO (Truong Hai Auto Corporation) has been investing heavily in auto production and over the past 1½ years has inaugurated two other new plants for making Mazda and Peugeot cars. These replaced the earlier Vina Mazda operation.
 

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So the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is now producing CKDs, or SKDs, of the China-produced Soluto, in Vietnam. Is this their first overseas (production) venture together?
I understand the DPCA JV has for a while been producing at this location as well.
 

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Possibly kits for older Pride and Sportage generations have previously been sent by DYK overseas for assembly; no way to ascertain now.

The product mix at Peugeot's plants in Vietnam and Malaysia has changed recently. It is difficult to say whether DPCA is still supplying kits there, but 408 and 3008 models have been assembled from China-sourced knockdown kits not too long ago.
 
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