• Jan 31st 2007 at 12:58PM
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Kia will be using the 2007 Chicago Auto Show as the venue to debut its Rondo SX Concept. We don't have much information on the car, besides the fact that it's based on the Rondo and features a more aggressive front end with a big lower air intake and a revised rear with what we assume to be faux diffusers nestled between a pair of tailpipes. A glimpse of the driver side front wheel shows five-spoke alloy rims that are definitely not available on the current Rondo, as well. Kia says that the suspension will be tuned for performance and that there are other performance mods on the Rondo SX. The regular Rondo can be had with either a 162-hp 2.4L four-cylinder or a 182-hp 2.7L V6, so hopefully the Rondo SX will feature one of these engines pumping out more power than stock.

[Source: Kia]


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      • 8 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, i'm shocked. That actually looks good. However, i'll believe it when I see it (on the road... and not on the side of it).
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Good timing on HAG's part, as Toyota just canceled the Matrix XRS and Pontiac Vibe GT for 2007. This will slip right into their vacated niche.

      And let's hear it for the first Kia with a sporty fender gap and correctly-proportioned wheels!

      If Kia manages to field the first seven-passenger vehicle that's genuinely sporty to drive, they'll win the hearts of a small but vocal market niche--enthusiasts who are also parents several times over. Kia's traditionally clunky, long-throw shifter/clutch and the humdrum nature of the 2.7 V6 temper my expectations, though.
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        • 8 Years Ago
        What would it cost for BRAND NEW + UNLOCKED
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        I would be using it in Asia Pacific region
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is that the Mazda 5 copy without sliding doors?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, calm down, PJ. And calling this the first Kia with correctly proportioned wheels? Have you ever looked at an Optima, a Spectra5, a Sedona...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm very shocked at how much I like this vehicle. And actually I like EXv6 version even more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Michael, you think the Rondo is boring? Now you know what it's like when we read all of your comments.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Spectra5's wheels still look a bit underfed to me, given that Kia would like the car to be perceived as a true sport-compact. For that, it needs 17s.

      Without those sorts of image constraints, I suppose the Sedona's do look fine.
      • 8 Years Ago
      how much torque?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Way to lead by example, Bob, in posting a comment of such relevance and substance. :-/