Kia Reveals KND-7 Concept at 2014 CES
Earlier this month at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kia unveiled its sharp-looking KND-7 concept four-door coupe. Small, sleek, and sporty, Kia designed the vehicle at their Seoul headquarters under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer.
The KND-7 concept, as Auto Week notes, is quite identical to the Cub four-door coupe that premiered at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show this past March. It is also noted that the KND-7 is a reinterpretation of the Kia Kee 2+2 concept that turned heads in Frankfurt seven years ago.
Kia’s press release details the KND-7 concept’s powertrain, which will feature a 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) turbocharged engine that is said to put down 201 horsepower. The KND-7’s face features a dip at the top of the windshield, which is a design element similar to that seen in the Optima, Sportage, and Cadenza. It also features a shallower grille that features the engine’s turbocharger’s air intake.
Kia’s KND-7 concept is little more than 13 feet long and features rearward-opening rear doors and an “access-all-areas” interior intended to shirk the normative B-pillar setup and offer better access to driver and passenger alike.
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