Kia has revealed a new gullwing crossover concept – the Kia K7 – which will be revealed at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2011.
We’ve got used in recent years to the Koreans - in the guise of Hyundai and Kia – presenting more and more credible concepts which go on to become equally credible production versions.
So the news that Kia are taking a new concept to the Detroit Motor Show in January – the Kia KV7 Concept - is something we should probably take quite seriously as a pointer to a new model.
The fact that Kia allude to the production versions of cars like the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage being close in style to the concepts that preceded them in their press release on the KV7 also makes it an extremely strong possibility that the KV7 Concept is pointing to a new model from Kia.
Kia has released nothing on the KV7 apart from the rendering at the top. From what we can see the Kia KV7 is going to be a crossover of some description, offering flexible and versatile transport. The interior seems almost Swedish in its minimalism and incorporates flexible, swivel seating and a wood floor.
The doors are regular openers at the front, but the back doors are gullwing an reveal a pillarless opening, at least on the passenger side. All of which we’d normally put down to concept flights of fancy, but with Kia banging on about their concepts making production relatively unchanged…
Definitely one to look out for at Detroit.