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Kia K4 Hatchback Confirmed for the U.S., and It Looks Good

2025 kia k4 hatchback
Kia K4 Hatchback Confirmed for the U.S.Kia
  • Kia showed a hatchback version of the new K4 compact and confirmed it's coming to the U.S.

  • The previous-gen Forte didn't offer a hatchback version in America.

  • We don't have exact timing, but Kia says the hatchback version is coming "at a later date."

Although the outgoing Kia Forte was offered only as a sedan in the U.S., many of its compact competitors—namely the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla—also offer a hatchback variant. Now we know that Kia is remedying that with the new 2025 K4, as the company showed a new hatchback version at the New York auto show and confirmed that it will come to the U.S.

2025 kia k4 hatchback
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The K4 hatch looks quite different than the sedan, at least aft of the B-pillar. It incorporates a "floating roof" design with an interestingly shaped chrome trim piece around the rear window and D-pillar. The taillights are similar to the sedan's, with LED lighting strips stretching nearly the width of the car. The relatively upright hatchback shape looks promising for the cargo area, which should offer more space than the sedan's trunk.