Kia Teases New Concept SUV Set to Debut Next Week

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Kia has announced that it will debut an all-new concept SUV at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

The new concept was conceived at the company’s California design studio and, according to the Korean automaker, will offer an abundance of advanced technology, including state-of-the-art health-and-wellness technology. The concept will also preview the future of Kia’s design language, and promises to take it in a bold new direction.

Based on the teaser image, it appears that Kia will present a premium, large SUV at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and will likely gauge interest in such an offering for the market.

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Kia’s current lineup of crossovers include the Soul, Sportage and Sorento at the top of the range. There’s a good chance the new concept will be a seven-seater SUV that would eventually replace the Sedona minivan as the minivan segment continues to lose appeal.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jan 05, 2016

    right away, i notice the longitudinally sliced B-Pillar and grouped door handles.

    • Smartacus Smartacus on Jan 05, 2016

      OK i just downloaded the image and backlighted the crap out of it. The whole thing looks strikingly similar to the body-on-frame Lexus LX570!!! I wonder if it won't have an optional 5.0 V8