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Ooh, look at the shiny lights. A bit like Tony Blair’s
silhouette, no? 

This moody, teasing little picture is our first glimpse at a
soon-to-arrive 22 sports coupe concept from Kia. And, from the little
we can see of it, it looks good. Even with the prime ministerial ears. 

Designed by Peter Schreyer, the man behind the original Audi
TT who is now heading up Kia’s design unit, the coupe concept is due to be
unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September. 

Details are sketchy at the moment, but our Kia source tells
us that the Korean brand is looking to move away from budget cars into more
exotic territory.

“We’d like to have a halo product,” he said.
“It’s early days at the moment, but a coupe or roadster is a car we’d love
to have in the line-up.” 

However, it could be three or four years before a Kia
production coupe makes it onto the road. Much of the architecture could be
shared with Hyundai - Kia’s parent company - so the coupe could feature the
2.7-litre V6 from the Hyundai Coupe.

But we won’t know much more about the concept until we see
it in the metal at Frankfurt, where Schreyer promises that “Kia will
surprise the entire automotive world”. Hold on to your hats, kids.

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