Kia Sportspace Concept Has a German Seoul


Do you love wagons? I love wagons, and the Kia Sportspace concept is a perfect example of why.

This is the latest design to come from Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt and – presumably ­– a preview of the next-generation Optima.

And if this is any indication of how the next Optima is going to look, the future is bright. Hallmark design elements from the brand like the tiger nose grille are intact, but the Sportspace takes the trendy look Kia already has going and makes it even more attractive.

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Bear in mind that this is a concept car that Kia designed for Europe, so it probably isn’t an indication that there will be a wagon version of the Optima for North America in the future, but something like that could certainly help its popularity on this side of the planet.

If you love the exterior, wait until you see the inside where there are a duo of large screens reminiscent of the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Further emphasizing that this is more of a production preview than a design study, it has a 2.0-liter direct-injected gasoline four-cylinder engine that sends 250 metric horsepower to the front wheels.

But with any luck, this is a strong indication of the styling cues bound for Kia’s next mid-size sedan.

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