• Mar 19, 2008
Click the image above for a high-res, albeit very red, gallery of the Kia KOUP.

Kia was kind enough to invite us (and the rest of the media types braving a monsoon in NYC) down to an art gallery this evening to check out this newest concept before its official unveiling tomorrow morning. The KOUP (we're unsure if it's pronounced "coupe" or "coup") is the next major step for Kia to evolve its current design language into something more palatable than what we've been endured in recent months (ahem, Kee Coupe Concept). From the details we saw in the awkwardly lit gallery, it looks like the designers could be on the right track, but we'll have to wait for the official reveal at 9:40 AM EST tomorrow to be sure.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      looks suprisingly good. we shall see its specs and build quality though..
      • 6 Years Ago
      this thing is hot! i say if hyundai has the genesis coupe...i say to kia build this one! this will be their hallow car! ^_^
      • 6 Years Ago
      That, sir, is a glorified Civic coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey fellas, keep in mind that this is a preview of the next gen Spectra that is due out for 2010 model year. Check out spy shots at http://www.kia-world.net/ for the sedan version. Looks promising so far, hopefully as dynamic as the Euro Kia Cee'd cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I expect it will a be a competently executed traditional design, with maybe some fresh detailing. I think the Kee was more interesting, though this may be more conventionally attractive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Terrific!
      Now make it FR and then we'll have a winner on our hands.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks hot!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is looking really good so far.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a SAAB.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please make a Hyundai version and call it the SKOUP :p

      Seriously, I'm intrigued...looks pretty sharp so far...