- World premiere of KCD-II concept SUV at the North American International Auto Show in January
- Second concept vehicle released from Kia’s California design center
(SEOUL) December 16, 2004 -- Kia Motors today released the first official sketches of the company’s newest concept vehicle, the KCD-II, a forward-looking SUV that envisions the potential changes to this popular segment.
The KCD-II is scheduled to be unveiled on January 9, 2005 at the world famous North American International Motor Show in Detroit, USA.
Kia’s Senior Executive Vice-President and COO Yong-Hwan Kim said: “The KCD-II is clearly a good look into the future of Kia Motors and, indeed, the auto industry as a whole. The design team has created a forward-looking design, whose stylistic elements may be reflected in our new vehicles as we continue to research and develop innovative offerings for our customers.”
The KCD-II is the second concept vehicle from Kia’s California design center. The KCD-II provides a North American take on a potential new product segment for the company, presenting a modern, rugged body-on-frame SUV that features three rows of seats and dual full-length sunroofs. Built on a long 116-inch wheelbase, the vehicle spans 192 inches (4,877 mm) in overall length, 75 inches (1,907 mm) in height and 77.6 inches (1,974 mm) in width.
Along with the premiere of the KCD-II, Kia Motors will be unveiling the newly remodeled 4-door Rio compact sedan at the North American International Auto Show.
Founded in 1944 and now celebrating its 60th anniversary, Kia Motors Corporation (www.kiamotors.com) is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of automobiles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia is among the world’s fastest growing automobile companies and aims to be a premier global automaker. Kia’s 15 manufacturing and assembly operations in 12 countries make more than a million vehicles a year that are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 190 countries. Kia today has 30,000 employees and annual revenues of $12 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Tennis Open and an official worldwide sponsor of the Davis Cup.