Kia is a carmaker that become unrecognizable after just about every model it offers has become modern and dare we say it... elegant. Gone are those dreadful little hatches for old people, and we have to admit that our heads were forced to tun when we saw a white 2012 Sportage with big rims the other day. At the coming Frankfurt Motorshow in September, Kia will reveal its distinctive new design direction with a concept model. Described as “powerful, dynamic and forward-looking,” Kia’s fresh concept car is a rear-wheel drive four-door, four-seater sports sedan with sleek and muscular proportions. “No matter from which perspective you look at it – this concept car is roaring with energy and ready for take-off,” said Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors Chief Design Officer. “I believe the car is a strong statement from Kia: we are ready to fast forward to an all new chapter.” The South Korean carmaker hasn’t revealed much of anything about the car, and we’re still waiting on the name. We have to admit that we are quite take with the lines of this concept. The back and the wheels remind us a bit of a certain Lamborghini Estoque from some angles, but those lights are so original that it doesn’t really matter. The front end shows the usual Kia styling and a bit of Aston Martin One-77 inspiration. As you might have already noticed, we love to speculate and we’ll wager that the concept has suicide doors, makes big claims about refinement and boot space and will look a quite a bit different in some aspects if it ever makes it to production. If they go with this shape into production, it will be the best looking Kia on the road. autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
Kia Shows Frankfurt-bound Sports Sedan Concept: Yes Please!
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.