Posts Tagged ‘Seoul Motor Show’

Kia Debuts Two New Concepts Overseas

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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The Seoul Motor Show is well underway, from March 31 to April 7, and although most automakers will be revealing Chinese Auto Market exclusives, not all of them stay there. Mitsubishi Motors eventually brought the Outlander PHEV to American Shores, and the Jeep Commander, thought to be an only overseas vehicle, is being used as the platform for a new crossover from Fiat Chrysler. With Kia Motors becoming an automaker that can steal the spotlight at any auto show, it’s very possible that the vehicles they’re bringing to Seoul won’t stay there. After all, their Imagine by Kia showcase at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show promises a lot of changes going forward.

2019 Seoul Motor Show

During the 2019 Seoul Motor Show, Kia Motors introduced two new concepts that can land in either the SUV or crossover car segment. On the larger end of things, a three-row SUV concept with some off-road style is known as the “Kia Masterpiece”. Built to be a large and rugged SUV, the Kia Masterpiece actually looks like it could be built on the same platform as the Telluride. With its cross-functionality and the multiple versions we’ve seen of the Kia Telluride at auto shows, the Masterpiece may be an example of what one could do with the Telluride here in the states.

For the Motor Show, the Kia Masterpiece features a full LED light-up grille, and the trademark tiger-nose grille is extended outward to complement this. Faux integrated tailpipes can be found in the rear, but the off-road components are the components gaining some interest. Skid plates seem have been equipped all around the undercarriage of the vehicle, the Masterpiece has a larger ride height than most of the Kia Motors crossover/SUV lineup, and there’s a little more space in the wheel wells for suspension travel.

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Kia Unveils Futuristic Optima-esque Concept in Seoul

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Kia Novo Concept

Kia Motors Corp. is always looking for the next big thing. In terms of innovation and forward thinking, this automaker has taken the world by storm.

Most recently, it brought the public something special at the Seoul Motor Show: a compact coupe-styled sedan.

On the outside, it is hard not to see a little bit of the Optima in this new vehicle, dubbed the Novo.

Designed at the company’s Namyang design center, this four-door compact sedan offers the best of both worlds. It is big enough to accommodate the needs of a family, but small enough to be affordably priced, nimble, and able to take on a variety of roadways.

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