• Dec 7th 2006 at 12:22PM
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Kia released a sketch today of the Kue concept that will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in early January. In the great tradition of concept vehicles that come before it, the Kue supposedly foretells what future Kia vehicles will look like. Showing that the Kue is not so pie-in-the-sky as we might think, however, Kia told Automotive News that it's built on a unibody platform, which makes it a candidate for an upcoming redesign of the Sorento that is supposedly being moved to a unibody platform for its next redesign in 2008. The Kue's wheelbase is a 114 inches and its overall length 186 inches, most of the difference being consumed by a set of massive 22-inch wheels that we doubt the Sorento will ever see. While it's difficult to form an opinion of the Kue based on this rear, 3/4-angle sketch, we do like the converging point made by the edges of the roof at the rear of vehicle that's matched by a similar shape in the rear bumper. We'll have to wait until we can bring you live shots of the Kue from the floor of the Detroit auto show before we can pass judgment, however.

[Source: Automotive News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I realize this is a concept, but why are beltlines steadily moving so that they're higher than the driver's head? It looks cool and all, but how are you supposed to see anything in one of these?
      • 8 Years Ago
      sigh. they make ALLLLLLL these concepts... hyundai has one in every major autoshow, yet i don't see a lot of them are reflected in their production models. these concepts show that they are CAPABLE of doing great things, but just won't do them
      • 8 Years Ago
      Neo futuristic design.
      I like kia soul.(concept car)

      According to my knowledge, Kia has a brilliant car designer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You japanese guy blame korean car.
      but I don't think so.

      This design is very unique.

      but is it tank...?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This kia concept reminds me of my matchbox car collection. Also, could you imagine getting a supersized coke and side of chili cheese fries from a fast food drive through, then trying to get them through the car window.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's up with all these concept sketches having huge wheels and ridiculous exagerrated proportions? Who told all the designers to draw like this?
      • 8 Years Ago

      Sorry, but if you don't see the similarity you are blind. Also, I agree that the "far-out" concepts are cool, but I doubt we'll see much of either of these designs come out in a production model.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow....Korean car designs have something the Japs don't: Seoul
      • 8 Years Ago
      This concept looks like something that Acura just put out-- the new concept for the RL... a lot like it... or at least the back does.
      • 8 Years Ago
      to 16 existonfile

      No, Do not similar.
      you are blind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      reminds me of the beltlines so high on women's clothing these days, you know, the ones just under their yumyums that makes them look pregnant. This one looks about 8 months along to me.
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