Kia plans to unveil a new sports sedan concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not only does it wear surprisingly aggressive bodywork, the concept car features rear-wheel drive.
With a long nose and sweeping, fastback roofline, we think the Kia concept looks remarkably like the Audi A7 or Aston Martin Rapide. In place of mirrors, the concept car has small video cameras mounted on stems protruding from the front fenders. Its door handles meet at the B-pillar, suggesting that the rears open suicide-style.
Like the aforementioned European cars, the Kia concept is a four-seat affair. The company pitches it as a “sleek and muscular” sports sedan, further hinting that Kia may intend this concept car to take on Europe’s luxury brands. If sold here, the sports sedan would also be the only rear-wheel-drive Kia sold in the U.S.
“This concept car is roaring with energy and ready for take-off,” said Kia chief design officer Peter Schreyer. “We are ready to fast forward to an all new chapter.”
We hope to learn more about the as-yet unnamed Kia concept, including whether it is heading for production, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.