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Kia teases ‘mischievous ‘ concept car for Frankfurt

Kia will show off its design direction at the Frankfurt auto show with this concept car.

(Credit: Kia)

Gearing up for the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next month, automakers are releasing half-lit photos showing a bare portion of the cars they will unveil. Kia merely described its entrant as a B-segment concept and did not release a name.

However, a couple of high-resolution images revealed a few details. The front shot looks like a coupe with a high stance. LED lights up front are a staple of concept cars, but are also making their way into production cars.

Kia’s press release calls the car “mischievous” and describes it as having a “clearly robust and substantial yet stylish bodyshape.”

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The interior shot reveals quite a bit more. Molded seats flow seamlessly over the console, and a unique-looking drive selector points toward the dashboard. Anodized paddle shifters are mounted on a sporty-looking steering wheel.

Icons printed on a row of buttons sticking out from the dashboard suggest that the concept has four-wheel drive…. [Read more]


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