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Kia Kee news — Frankfurt show: Kia Kee

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Seldom has a Kia been described as unmistakable,
but there was no missing the yellow-hued Kee concept on the Korean
manufacturer’s stand.

Kee is the official name of the coupe concept that we showed
you teasing sketches of a few months back, and Kia designer Peter Schreyer’s
first ground-up design for the firm.

There’s no denying it’s a bold effort. A 2+2 coupe
with a curious-looking multi-level hatch, the Kee showcases a design language
that looks like nothing Kia has done before.

The LED running lights surrounding the front headlamps are
our favourite touch - in fact, the whole of the front end looks good - but the
rear clamshell hatch is a little over-fussy.

The Kee is powered by the 2.7-litre V6 from the Hyundai
Coupe, which drives the front wheels through a six-speed paddle-shift auto

Though there’s no word on what sort of performance the
200bhp engine might produce, the fact that much of the Kee is constructed from
lightweight plastics and aluminium means it should be fairly chuckable.

That’s if it makes it to production. Kia says it still
hasn’t decided whether to build the Kee or not, but we’re assured that if it
gets the thumbs-up, it could be on the road within a year.

Hopefully in a few other colours than that yellow.

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