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Gullwing doors... they're not just for SLS AMG owners or Back to the Future fans anymore. Kia is bringing its KV7 crossover concept to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, and the ingress/egress on it looks to be pretty simple. This is very clearly just the rendering of the concept vehicle, and we'd bet a pair of DeLorean-themed Nikes that nothing with these doors or interior finish enters production. However, the KV7 could offer some subtle styling clues as to the future of Kia's crossover design language. We'll be in a better position to break it all down when we see it up close in Detroit.

Just past the break, you'll find a brief official statement from Kia on the KV7 concept. Enjoy!

[Source: Kia]
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For the past several years Kia Motors' design-led transformation has been delivering production vehicles – such as the Soul, Forte Koup and Sportage – that bear a very close resemblance to the original concept designs that preceded them. At the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Kia will make another dramatic design statement with the world debut of an all-new, convention-challenging concept vehicle named "KV7."

Further information will be released in early-January.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm thinking it could make a pretty good replacement for the Element, now that Honda's decided to drop it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Honey, can you close the door please?"
      "I would but I can't reach the handle! Could you fetch the stool ladder for me?"
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The KV7 could offer some subtle styling clues as to the future of Kia's crossover design language."

      What styling clues? Continue to copy other Auto Makers designs ?
        • 4 Years Ago
        From this angle, the front looks like the Land Rover Evoque...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nissian Cube anyone?

      The problem with 'Gull Wing' doors is they look good on a super car but are not very practical in a cramped inner city multi level car park/lot, two over tired children and bags of shopping. For a Kia it looks pretty good but when you look at all Kia's they're just unoriginal, good for what they are but just not original.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its actually a Kia Flexplorerquest.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like this is the *real* swagger wagon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I need to ask, how hard is it to make something original? They need to rip someone off for EVERY design! This is just the Flex with Explorer proportions.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A Fairlane?

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