After releasing a teaser, Kia officially introduced today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show the KV7 Concept, a vehicle designed by the brand’s U.S. design studio which previews a modern-day “activity MPV”.
According to the company, the design of the KV7 Concept was inspired by the simplicity of elegant box shapes such as sleek smart phones and classic pieces of luggage (honestly, we do find the car more attractive).
The front end of the car feature Kia’s signature bold tabbed grille and is highlighted by the LED headlamps in order to create a smooth and clean look.
The design is completed by the impressive 20-inch wheels, which exude a modern appearance while projecting the confidence and strength of an SUV.
Inside, the vehicle promises to be functional to transport children and was designed for people who are busy organizing road trips, social outings and new adventures. Rear passengers have their own, separate interface in the form of a floating tabletop touch-screen computer display.
The concept car is powered by Kia’s new Theta II 2.0-litre GDI turbocharged engine delivering up to 285 hp and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers V6-type power and performance while enhancing fuel efficiency.