2011 NAIAS: Kia KV7 Concept [Live Photos]
The carmaker brought the concept to the 2011 edition of the North American Auto Show, with the vehicle drawing a lot of attention from the media. The vehicle is powered by a new Theta II 2.0 liter GDI turbocharged engine, which is borrowed from the U.S. version of the Optima. The unit delivers 285 hp and is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
After all, what’s not to like about vehicle that comes with gullwing rear doors?
“The lounge-like interior is accessed by a striking passenger-side gullwing door which, when opened with the pillar-less front passenger door, provides extraordinarily convenient access. It also allows the vehicle to open up to the outside world and become the sociable hub of an outdoor event,” stated the press release.
“Paired with an A-pillar and windshield design that is less vertical than traditional MPVs, KV7’s wide stance and its smooth exterior skin and 20-inch wheels exude a modern appearance while projecting the confidence and strength of an SUV.”
And the vehicle’s original approach isn’t only featured on the exterior. Oh no. The car’s cabin is full of ingenious solutions that take the passengers to a futuristic world. Let’s take the rear seats for example. These use an interesting design that combinesthe words “coasy” and “cool”, also coming with a high level of functionality that allows user to enjoy multiple configurations, catering for a wide variety of needs.The rear passengers can also enjoy a floating tabletop touch-screen computer display.
You can check out the press release below (PDF file) for the full details.
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