Published on May 14th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Kia Show Sketches Of A New Small SUV

Kia have been on a roll with new crossovers and SUVs recently. From an updated, electrified Soul to the huge Telluride. And it looks like they’re about to introduce yet another.

They haven’t yet released a name for this product, but what they have stated is that it’ll possess the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV in a compact package. So, think HR-V/C-HR sized.

The design inspiration comes from the Kia SP Signature Concept, shown below:

Although just a sketch was shown today, Kia say the full reveal is slated for summer 2019 and that the car would be on sale in Korea by the end of the year. There are rumours circulating that the car will be named the Tusker.

Press Release:

Kia Motors has today revealed the first image of its new small SUV. Due to be revealed fully in the summer, the new vehicle possesses the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV in a compact package. With a modern and urbane design, inspired by the 2019 Kia SP Signature Concept, the SUV will stand apart from rivals by matching the unique preferences and needs of the millennial generation. The robust design character of a traditional SUV coexists with sophisticated exterior design details, such as its long hood, a strong, sophisticated character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork.

Its strong shoulder line, matched with a glasshouse which tapers towards the rear of the car, as well as rear bumper with a metallic muffler effect, lends the compact SUV an air of understated sportiness. The new compact SUV brings a sense of luxury to its exterior design with LED headlamps which extend over the radiator grille. The lamps feature a three-dimensional light graphic and a highly technical diamond pattern at their trailing edges. The design is also echoed in the rear LED lamps.

By adding a new global small SUV to its line-up, Kia Motors is extending its range of SUVs to fulfill the needs of customers in every region. Kia’s first global small SUV, the new model will go on-sale in Korea in the second half of 2019, with sales in other regions to follow soon after.

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