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2009 Kia KND-5 Concept news, pictures, and information
Kia takes wraps off KND-5 Concept CarKia 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 wîth 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 wîth a newly interpreted line and the striking LED headlamps of a luxury sedan. (concept carz)
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.
|Engine : 3.8 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 264 hp
Torque: 260 ft-lbs
The KND-5 measures 4,945mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,475mm high wîth a wheelbase of 2,845mm.
The concept car is outfitted wîth 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.'Source - Kia
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