Kia has presented a pair of new SUV concepts at the Seoul Motor Show, dubbed the Mohave Masterpiece and the Signature.
Starting with the Mohave Masterpiece, it is easily the largest of the two vehicles currently on display and adopts a very aggressive and menacing stance. Viewed from the front, for example, there are LED headlights neatly incorporated into the front fascia and at the rear, the Masterpiece features a pair of large taillights and quad tailpipes incorporated into the lower portion of the bumper.
Whereas Kia says the Masterpiece Concept simply shows how the company could adapt its current design features into a large off-road SUV, the Mohave name, along with a prototype that was recently caught testing, suggests that it will replace the first-gen large SUV that’s been on sale for more than a decade and, in the U.S., where it was sold under the Borrego moniker, was a sales flop.
The Signature Concept is similar to the Kia SP Concept presented at last year’s India Auto Expo but adopts a modified design. Unlike the Masterpiece, which has a very square design, the Signature incorporates a host of flowing lines and has a futuristic feel to it. The front end has been made particularly interesting thanks to eye-catching headlights and a faux front grille. Kia has already confirmed that the Signature Concept previews a production-ready compact SUV which will be presented to the world later this year.
In addition to the two SUVs, the Korean automaker is also displaying the eye-catching ‘Imagine by Kia’ concept at the Seoul Motor Show. The Imagine by Kia is the car manufacturer’s first all-electric, four-door passenger car concept, but the official line is that won’t make it to the production line. It could, however, hint at future interior and exterior design elements which could be found in upcoming Kia models.