2009 Kia KND-5 Concept review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 2 April 2009 , 07:04:15 byDan

Filed under KIAConcepts

Kia KND-5 Concept

Kia Motors has taken the wraps off its KND-5 concept car.

Kia released the first official images of the near-luxury sedan concept car, code-named KND-5, ahead of its debut at the Seoul Motor Show 2009 which opens to the press on April 2.

KND-5 boasts a dynamic and balanced appearance that reflects the style of the near-luxury sedan VG (code name) which is scheduled to debut in Korea in late 2009.

VG will be Kia`s first near-luxury sedan and complete the automaker`s passenger car lineup along with the Lotze mid-sized sedan (known as ‘Optima` or ‘Magentis` in overseas markets) and Opirus luxury sedan (known as ‘Amanti` in North America).

Based on the VG, the KND-5 features an exterior with a newly interpreted line and the striking LED headlamps of a luxury sedan.

The front of the car sports Kia`s family-look radiator grille which is based on a symbolic representation of a tiger`s roaring countenance. The 20-inch large-diameter alloy wheels enhance its aggressive yet refined image.

KND-5 employs the same color for its body on the door handles and has a powerful, muscular profile. The panorama sunroof extends seamlessly from the front windshield to contribute to its open and sleek facade.

The KND-5 measures 4,945mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,475mm high with a wheelbase of 2,845mm.

The concept car is outfitted with a 3.5L V6 Lambda engine.

Hyoung-Keun Lee, Senior Executive Vice President & COO, International Business Division, said, "The aggressive and sophisticated KND-5 exemplifies Kia`s futuristic design and values. As a concept car that presents the new direction of luxury sedan design, KND-5 will likely generate a lot of buzz at the Seoul Motor Show."