Locking your keys in your car is never a fun experience. You have to call the auto club or tow service, wait for them to either bring you a new key or break into your car for you. It's something that happens to everyone at least once, and then you (try to) remember never to do it again.

A team of Kia engineers putting a Quoris luxury sedan prototype through its paces in the desert have just performed the lockout test – unintentionally. As you can see from these photos from the spy shooters at KGP Photography, once locked out of the car, the entire team went to work, trying to get back into the sedan by the most high-tech means possible: screwdriver, pry bar and wire hook.

According to our intrepid spy photographers, the engineers toiled with the locks of the future Korean flagship for some time before getting the car opened – and not without a bit of embarrassment.

If only the Quoris had some sort of telematics system like OnStar from General Motors or Blue Link from sister marque Hyundai, they could have just called in and had the doors unlocked remotely. Perhaps it'll be an option?


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      kay3460
      • 2 Years Ago
      Keyless entry
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That photo of all of them trying to hide their faces in shame is priceless.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am laughing, but at the same time I feel back for those guys. But still laughing.
      maloneemp
      • 2 Years Ago
      The trunk is open! Remove the panel and go in through the back seat space.
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      someone probably already said this but why isnt there a seat release in the trunk? Does the rear seat not fold down?
      jca420666
      • 2 Years Ago
      ...and with no water in sight, the four engineers were forced to resort to cannibalism.
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      well the boot is open so if they went through the pass through they could get into the car... just stating the obvious
        Mike J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Greg
        I was thinking the same thing, the seats don't fold.
      Henry ptnm
      • 2 Years Ago
      On my 2004 Ford Ranger, I have 2 keys that has a computer chip that opens the door and starts the truck but I have a regular key in my wallet that just opens the door. Comes in handy just in case.
        Nick Stürtz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Henry ptnm
        I have a 2001 Ranger and, though they said it has a chip in the key, I am able to start it w/ a normal key (:
      usci1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now they have found a way to bypass their security system. No leaks on that info guys! Lemon situation became lemonade. Sweet!
      Porschetr
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a prototype/ test mule car. They probably didn't expect it to lock itself when the key was in the car. Something went wrong I guess. Anything can go wrong with these non-production vehicles. My 98 Honda with remote is fool proof. It won't let me lock the driver side door manually when door is open. So almost impossible for me to lock myself out.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      bajapescadero
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they had a GM car they could call ONSTAR and they would unlock it!
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