Kia debuts two cool SUV concepts at 2019 Seoul Motor Show

Striking design studies hint at future models

29 March 2019 - 14:14 By Motoring Reporter
The new Kia Masterpiece concept with the Korean girl band, Blackpink.
The new Kia Masterpiece concept with the Korean girl band, Blackpink.
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Kia wowed the Seoul Motor Show with two new SUV concept cars.

Making its first ever public appearance is the the so-called 'Masterpiece': a chunky, rugged-looking machine that shows how the Korean marque could adapt its current design language for the large off-road SUV segment.

Giving off strong "go anywhere" vibes thanks to its masculine proportions, the front of the Masterpiece also features a new incarnation of Kia’s iconic 'tiger nose' that has no clear-cut boundaries between the actual radiator grille and LED headlamps. 

The Kia SP Signature hints at a new SUV the Korean marque plans to launch later in 2019.
The Kia SP Signature hints at a new SUV the Korean marque plans to launch later in 2019.
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The Kia SP Concept has been subject to a number of stylistic tweaks since it was first seen at India's 2018 Auto Expo. Now known as the Signature Concept, this sleek design study hints at the company’s plans to introduce an all-new small SUV for its global markets.

According to Kia the the Signature "heralds the forthcoming arrival of a model for young trend-setters." The concept apparently previews a production-ready compact SUV from the Korean marque, which is due to be revealed for the first time later in 2019.

The concept’s design will also influence future models destined for Kia’s global markets.

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