Showing posts in the category of Kia Concepts

New Kia Sorento Rendered Sporty via GT Treatment


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We’ve seen the way Kia likes to do the projector lams on its sporty line of GT cars, and the look would definitely suit the all-new Sorento SUV, as well.

Bummer; Kia Will Not Build Sports Car, Top Executive Says


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You probably remember Kia's attractive GT4 Stinger concept that was unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2+2 coupe study (pictured) represented Kia’s vision of a rear-wheel drive sports car and led many to believe that the Koreans will produce it.

Kia Trots Out New K4 Mid-Size Sedan Concept in Beijing


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At the Beijing Auto Show, Kia is hosting the world premiere of its new K4 Concept car, which it says, was "developed especially with Chinese consumers in mind" adding that it previews a production version expected to go on sale in China during the second half of 2014.

Rumors Spawn Two-Door Kia Soul Crossover Render


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Reports about Kia mulling a two-door (or three if you include the tailgate) version of the Soul with or without a metal top above its head have been going around ever since the Koreans introduced their interpretation of Japan's box-style cars, with the most recent landing on the web just last month.

Kia Truckster Concept Is…[Insert Your Own Word Here]


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What have we here; an official Kia concept for a sports pickup truck, a leaked internal study, the work of an imaginative independent designer, or something we may have seen before and it somehow escapes my memory at this moment -you never know)?

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Rendered Roofless


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The GT4 Stinger Concept should definitely be the base or starting point for a production car from Kia that would compete with the likes of the Toyota GT-86 or Nissan’s 370Z if they decide to position it a bit higher in terms of power/performance – the concept has 315 hp.

Kia GT4 Stinger Could be Built as a Scion FR-S and Mazda MX-5 Rival


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The Kia GT4 Stinger concept, displayed at the Detroit motor show, was arguably one of the venue’s highlights. It is wacky-looking enough to thoroughly deserve being called a concept, but it has a proper powertrain configuration and engine, plus it is painted orange to attract as many gazes as possible, and it looked a bit like an Audi, so also it caused a bit of welcome controversy.

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Shows its "Totally Selfish Design" in Detroit [w/Video]


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Kia has unveiled the GT4 Stinger Concept at the Detroit Auto Show today, with the RWD coupe billed as “the brand’s most aggressive concept car ever”. Designed by Kia’s California design team that was also responsible for the Track’ster concept, the GT4 Stinger provides “a possible and highly provocative glimpse into Kia’s future”, according to the Korean company.

First Official Photos of Kia’s GT4 Stinger Concept Leak on the Web


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Following a series of teaser skecthes released by Kia itself, the first official images of the GT4 Stinger 2+2 concept surfaced online. The leaked photos reveal a bold design, especially at the front end thanks to the aggressive, low-mounted vertical LED headlights.

Kia Gives us an Overhead View of New GT4 Stinger RWD Coupe


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Just so we can keep in mind that it will debut a new concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next week, Kia released a third teaser photo of the GT4 Stinger showing the car (again) from above.

Kia's Stand Packed With Tech at CES in Las Vegas


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Aside from the Cub concept that brought to the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, a car we’ve already seen before and know, Kia is also showcasing new infotainment and display systems in different exhibits around their stand.

Kia's Detroit Motor Show Coupe Concept Gets a Name, a Face and an Engine


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The new 2+2 seater coupe concept prepared by Kia for the upcoming 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) now has a name, the GT4 Stinger. The Korean company also released a new sketch revealing the front end of the coupe model along with initial details about its power source.

Kia Bringing a New 2+2 Sports Coupe Study to Detroit Auto Show


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Kia has released a teaser photo of a new concept car that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show (January 13-26, 2014). The Korean automaker didn’t provide many details about the study, other than it’s a 2+2 sports car concept conceived and designed by its California-based team at Irvine.

Kia Feels the Beat with Five Music-Themed Souls at the SEMA Show


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Kia's dancing all the way to Las Vegas and the 2013 SEMA Show with five concept versions of its 2014 Soul compact. The music-themed builds include the DJ Booth Soul, Amped Soul, Music Memorabilia Soul, a Soul inspired by NBC’s show The Voice and a Soul highlighting the brand’s partnership with the Vans Warped Tour.

Kia Turns the Soul into a YouTube Player on Wheels


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To mark its involvement as official sponsor of the inaugural YouTube Music Awards (#YTMA) global event, Kia Motors has transformed a 2014 Soul into a mobile video recording booth and multi-screen YouTube player.

Kia Envisions a New Small SUV with Niro Concept


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What would you say about a small B-segment SUV like the Niro Concept? It looks kind of cool with its big 20-inch off-road tires and tough styling attitude, doesn't it? Then again, we all know what happens to conceptual studies once pragmatism and market studies sink in…

Nevertheless, Kia states that its Frankfurt Motor Show star was created to gauge potential customer response for a production model that would go against the Nissan Juke, adding that while it "may be a designers’ eye view of a future B-segment contender, that doesn’t mean it is a pure flight of fancy".

Kia Opens Its Wings with New Niro Small Crossover Concept


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Kia teased its concept version of a Nissan Juke rival earlier this month, and showed us an aggressive shape, with a green-outlined front grille and lots of LED lighting. Now, the concept has been fully revealed, and given a name, less than two weeks before it debuts in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show on September 10.

New Kia Soul and Facelifted Optima to Make Euro Debut in Frankfurt


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Joining Kia's display of a new concept model for a small crossover to compete against the Nissan Juke at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, will be the European premieres of the all-new, second generation Soul and the refreshed Optima sedan.

Kia to Gauge Reactions for a Nissan Juke Rival with New Concept Model


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The success of B-segment or sub-compact crossover models like the Nissan Juke and GM's trio of CUVs, the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka, Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, is forcing other automakers to take notice and prepare their responses.

At next month's Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Kia will introduce an as-of-yet unnamed concept, which it says, will be a "playful but gutsy, sturdy yet impish" study hinting "at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity".

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT Sketched as a Convertible Model, Should it be Built?


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A speculative drawing depicting a possible convertible version of Kia's Pro_Cee'd GT sports hatchback surfaced on the Kia-World enthusiast website today. Even if you missed the one too many door lines on the car's profile, somewhere deep inside the article it is stated that, "this particular concept is only speculation".