The UK arm of Kia just released a teaser image (click to enlarge) for a new concept car that will be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show. With little information to go on, the single overhead shot of the unnamed concept shows that it will be a two-door hatchback with a 2+2 seating configuration.

The brief press blast, which is posted below, promises that this is a new concept vehicle, so it's unlikely that it has anything to do with the similarly shaped Provo Concept that Kia showed off earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Kia says that it will release more images of the concept soon, but it won't divulge the full details about the car until Detroit.
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KIA TO UNVEIL SPORTS CONCEPT IN DETROIT

-First image of new concept car
-Designed by Kia team in Irvine, California
-2+2 sports concept to star at NAIAS

Kia is set to unveil a stunning sports car concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

Conceived and designed by Kia's California-based team at Irvine, the 2+2 sports car is aimed at delivering head-turning looks whilst providing superb driving enjoyment whether on the road or at the track.

The concept will be unveiled at Kia's stand at the NAIAS on Monday 13 January.


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      jjmoonen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Overhead shot looks like it could simply be a Kia version of Hyundai's Veloster
      sstowes
      • 1 Year Ago
      A little disappointed, if I'm being honest. Still awaiting an affordable RWD sedan blessed with the Genesis' 2.0T and Optima's good looks. Maybe gen 2? There's definitely room in the lineup
      Jimmy Joe
      • 11 Months Ago
      Everyone need to google 2005 VW ecoracer. This is a total rehash of that concept, down to the taillights.
      Pablo Tanja
      • 1 Year Ago
      STILL A PIECE OF JUNK
      Pablo Tanja
      • 1 Year Ago
      AND THE OTHER PIECE OF JUNK IS THE HYUNDAI
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Pablo Tanja
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      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      A volvo c30 copy
        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bK
        Please describe in detail how you concluded, solely based on this one photo, that this is a Volvo C30 copy. Please be as technical as possible without sounding comical and idiotic. Otherwise, just STFU.
          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MotionDesigner
          Insecure? No pondnavy, that would be you, the hysterical prozac queen, who is apparently following me around now and calling ME insecure. Irony seems to have a way with you. Funny? Yes.
      MotionDesigner
      • 1 Year Ago
      I doubt this is a reskinned Veloster. I'm not so sure it's even a hatch or even a 2+2. You guys need to study up on car proportions. Judging by the placement of the front wheel wells, they look well distanced from the A-pillar, giving it RWD proportions. This makes the bonnet very long too, as if to accommodate a longitudinally placed engine rather than transverse, again suggesting this may be a RWD platform. You need a completely new frame to make these type of changes. If this teaser shot is accurate, I'd bet my money on it that it's a RWD chassis. This is a top view of the Veloster. Look at the difference in hood length and dash-to-axle: http://images.dealer.com/evox/stills_0640/8201//8201_st0640_117.jpg I see more of a 370Z type of proportion with some type of fastback design in the rear than a Veloster: http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/media/eVox/stills_0320/7828/7828_st0320_117.jpg This is either a sport coupe or a sporty crossover type 2-door SUV (like a smaller BMW X6 type of thing).
        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        Scratch that, this can't be an SUV with the front wheel housings bulging up like that. I'd say this is a 2-door sport coupe. Perhaps to compete with the BRZs and FRS.
        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        Argh, just clicked on the "Press Release" right now. So yea, I guess it'll be 2+2 but I have a feeling those rear seats will be very small.
      DRO3000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kia Veloster
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      a little more rake in the rear than a Veloster, but the windshield matches up.
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      Erwin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Will they offer it in that cool metallic gold finish?
      Darius ChainReaction
      http://www.dinsdalehyundai.com/new/HYUNDAI/2013-HYUNDAI-VELOSTER-82f90d500a0a006400101044945f0734.htm
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