] Hyundai Motor
and Kia Motors
, plan to promote China-oriented crossovers at the Shanghai auto show.
In the 2017 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, open to the public from April 21-28, Hyundai will debut its ix35 while Kia will reveal the K2 Cross. The two are SUV models tailored from the outset to satisfy the needs of Chinese consumers, statements by the affiliated companies said.
According to Hyundai, the ix35 SUV will be sold in China in two versions later this year, one with 1.4-liter gasoline turbo engine and the other a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter petrol mill. The two models will be mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission or a six-speed automatic.
Kia also plans to launch the K2 Cross small crossover in the neighboring market later this month. The entry-level SUV is fitted with a 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter gasoline engine with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission sending power to the front wheels, it said.
By Alex Lee and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org