Kia has unveiled the new Kia CUB concept, which is having its world debut today at the Seoul Motor Show.
Kia has unveiled the new Kia CUB concept, which is having its world debut today at the Seoul Motor Show. Even though most of us would label the concept as a small five-door hatchback, Kia is labeling it as a four-door coupe concept.
“The new Kia CUB is a compact, four-door coupe created with a clear focus on driving performance and practicality,” comments Thomas Oh, Senior Executive Vice President and COO, Kia Motors Corporation. “Styled to appeal to trend-setting urban dwellers, the CUB features a comfortable four-seater cabin which generates an emotional, feel-good response and delivers everyday, real-world benefits.”
The exterior styling of the CUB highlights that it is both sleek and small, with a cheerful face and a daring character. Design features created by Peter Schreyer for the 2007 Kia Kee 2+2 concept are revisited in a new form. The CUB’s nose has a broad wrap-around ‘mouth’ and there is a ‘dip’ in the top of the windshield – a motif that is featured on Optima, Sportage and Cadenza models. The latest interpretation of grille is a shallower design incorporating the turbocharger’s air intake, highlighted in body color.
Inside there is room for four passengers 1ith four individual seats According to Kia the cabin creates the sensation of a luxurious coupe and is trimmed in black leather with yellow color accents around the seats, door armrests and steering wheel.
Under the hood the CUB concept is powered by Kia’s 201 horsepower turbocharged 1.6L engine. Kia claims that there are no plans to produce the CUB concept.