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Kia Provides Peek at Cross GT Concept

Maker also bringing “Superman” Optima to Chicago show.

by on Jan.30, 2013

Kia offers a hint of the Cross GT concept.

Auto show season is well underway and makers are rolling out a string of new models and concepts as they look to both update existing product lines and find ways to attack the proverbial white spaces they’ve so far ignored.

Considering ongoing market trends, it’s probably no surprise we’re seeing so many products that slip into the nebulous crossover category. The recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit was full of them and we’ll be seeing still more before the show season wraps up.

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That includes a new “premium” crossover-utility vehicle from Korea, the Kia Cross GT scheduled to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show in little more than a week.

The maker has released a first teaser image of what it confirms will be larger than the current 2014 Sorrento. It brings to mind the size gap between the 2- and 3-row versions of the Santa Fe launched this year by sibling maker Hyundai.


Kia Teases “Provocative” Urban Concept

Debut planned for Geneva Motor Show.

by on Jan.23, 2013

A first look at the Kia Urban Concept.

Apparently not content with just having the edgy Soul to win over young, urban buyers, Kia apparently is ready to roll out another option for them and will provide a hint of what could be in store in the form of a so far unnamed urban concept vehicle it plans to introduce at the Geneva Motor Show later this winter.

The maker is offering us a first hint of what it has in store with this teaser image, but beyond that it isn’t saying much more, other than to describe the prototype as “a provocative and racy new urban concept car.”

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It adds that Kia’s now-familiar tiger-nose front end can be seen “morphing into a mischievous yet friendly grille and headlight arrangement, coupled with strong styling lines that exude speed and energy from every angle.”