Kia Cub Compact (Four-Door) Coupe Coming to Seoul Motor Show This Week
At last month's Geneva Motor Show, Kia introduced its Provo concept car that looks to challenge Mini with hybrid power and an aggressive look and feel. This week, we have it on pretty good authority that Kia will be bringing the redesigned 2014 Forte Koupe, redesigned 2014 Soul hatchback, and refreshed 2014 Optima midsize sedan to the New York Auto Show. And, yet, there's still more. Also hitting the auto show circuit this week is the Kia Cub, a four-door compact coupe about two feet shorter than the new and similar-in-concept Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Kia says it's less than four meters--13.1 feet--long and is "styled to appeal to trend-setting urban dwellers." Coo story, bro. In its U.K. press release, Kia says the Cub's two-point LED headlights are similar to the Kia Quoris full-size luxury sedan's four-point LED headlights. Then, it notes that the Quoris isn't available in Europe. Rumor has it that the $50,000-plus sedan will be heading to the U.S. in the next few years. Kia has given us but a dimly lit picture that we've since brightened the heck out of with Photoshop and a short description. As a design-driven brand, we expect it to look good. And we expect that it will have a stripe on its hood, obviously, which is oddly unconventional given South Korea's ultra-conservative taste in cars. The Kia Cub concept is set to debut on March 28 at the Seoul Motor Show. Seeing as how Kia is the No. 2 brand in Korea behind affiliate Hyundai, it certainly couldn't come to the show empty handed, despite having its hands full in the rest of the world. We'll let you know more about the Kia Cub after the automaker turns on a few more lights later this week. Source: Kia
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