Car and Driver is reporting that the new rear-wheel-drive sports sedan concept from Kia may be called the Veredus. The vehicle is set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, though the company has been mum on the project's name so far. Kia filed for a patent on the Veredus name not too long ago, and, as Car and Driver points out, the concept is the only vehicle in the company's short-term product plan without a name. Sounds like a pretty strong case to us. While the report reminds us that there are plenty of other future nameless Kia models, everything else in the near term has a moniker.

One of those future models just so happens to be a rear-wheel drive sedan (heretofore known as the K9) based on the Hyundai Genesis platform, and there's also word that the Hyundai Cadenza may show up soon as the Kia Cadenza. Either of those vehicles could snap up the Veredus name instead of the concept, however.

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      Erm... Lamborghini Estoque..?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poor man's Lamborghini Estoque???
      Mike Thepittbull Mis
      • 3 Years Ago
      kia should not break away from their design language they have now. im not too keen on that design either. hey kia how about farenheight it would be one hot car
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can haz Korean Aston Martin??? yez pleaze.
      Asim Sadiq
      • 3 Years Ago
      ok u have the estoque... mixed with the one-77 and then u have the reventon wheels...they can at least try to make it less obvious
      • 3 Years Ago
      it looks "used" already...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a fan of Kia... may not be a ground breaking aesthetic, but is better than what anyone else is doing..... affordable, design concious and not over done..
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      Personaly I love this design, simple elegance. A modern car for modern times. This is very much in line with there over all new design language. There used to be no design language. I love the cues to past cars from other makes, nothing wrong with that when done right.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not liking the design language. What is good about it isn't original, and what is original isn't good.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My revision of this car as a coupe.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't get it... from every angle it looks great. The sides are nicely sculpted. The rear has great "hips". Its got great proportions. Then you get to the front, and its got those weird "gills" right below the headlights on either side of the grill which gives makes it look like a Hyundai which totally ruins the design for me. WTF? The current Optima, I think, is one of the best looking family sedans on the market today, and I would have thought that this RWD Kia would make a great addition to the family, but I think this front end ain't doing it for me at all.
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