09 January 2007

Detroit show: Kia Kue

Korean SUV/sports coupe crossover gets scissor doors

Kia Kue concept

Kia is throwing everything at its Kue concept in downtown Detroit.

It's an SUV/sports coupe/crossover kinda vehicle, which might sound like a concept too far, but the Kue carries it off with some panache.

There's no doubting the sporty part of the equation, thanks to the low roofline and sharply creased styling. Oh, and those perennial chav favourites - front-hinging scissor doors.

As for the SUV bit, take a look at those massive 22-inch chrome wheels with the tyres squeezed over them.

Kia says the Kue showcases its talent for building sports cars, but we'll have to wait and see if the Korean firm delivers a production version of the Kue before judging this statement.

However, it's good to see a manufacturer being bold and daring, and the Kue definitely fits that description.

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