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 |  Apr 25 2011, 2:23 PM

The Chinese auto industry is reaching new peaks. That was probably the reason South Korean auto manufacturer Kia choose to name their new Rio sedan K2 for the Chinese market.

As many of you should know, K2 is one of the tallest mountains in the world, and this Chinese built Kia will hopefully take its makers sales figures sky high.

This miniature version of the Optima sedan will be available in China in six trim levels. Buyers will get to choose between a 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter engine. Both motors are four-cylinder units and power is sent to the front wheels via either manual or automatic gearbox.

Kia has just unveil the North American version of the Rio at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.

The K2 is now on display at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show in China.

[Source: Carscoop]