Kia Motors America Shows Off Stylized Concept Vehicles During 2008 SEMA Show

Posted on 04. Nov, 2008 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS AMERICA SHOWS OFF STYLIZED CONCEPT
VEHICLES DURING
2008 SEMA SHOW

Booth Packed with Activities for Aftermarket Enthusiasts

  • KMA debuts Borrego Limited judgment formed on recently
    debuted prolongation SUV
  • Accessorized Soul Burner, Rio5 and KOUP concepts illustrate possibilities for enthusiasts
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov 4, 2008 Ready to soap-box during a Las Vegas Convention Center, Kia Motors America (KMA) goes impassioned in Sin City with a in-booth activities and tricked-out judgment vehicles for a 2008 SEMA Show. Appealing to aftermarket fanatics and judgment automobile enthusiasts alike, KMA dials in a DJ-spun tunes for a honeyed display of a following concepts:

    • Soul Burner, designed with a hardcore opinion meant for those who live openly and suffer life one of 3 Soul movement concepts debuted during a 2008 Geneva Motor Show
    • KOUP offers a demeanour into Kia Motors elaborating settlement instruction with a inclined extraneous figure and debuted during a 2008 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)
    • Borrego Limited judgment extends from a all-new 2009 Borrego midsize SUV, charity four-wheel expostulate and a voluptuous position ideal for civic excursions
    • Rio5 designed privately for SEMA is truly a tuners automobile with a KMA-genuine physique kit, cat-back empty and side sills.

    On Nov 4, from 8:30 a.m. by 5:30 p.m. artist PNut will be on palm to custom-paint pairs of Vans shoes, while visitors seeking a ultimate knowledge also can accoutre an airbrushed tattoo while listening to song spun by DJ Sparx. The DJ will be behind for some-more on Nov 5 and 6 with a tattoo artist returning on Nov 6.

    “We always suffer attending and displaying during a SEMA Show as it unequivocally lends us a artistic and artistic permit to pull a pouch of a ‘Power to Surprise'” mantra, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of marketing, KMA. “The vehicles displayed this year paint not usually probable directions for settlement expansion of a Kia brand, though also demonstrate a passion we flow into both a judgment designs and prolongation vehicles.”

    Borrego Limited SEMA Concept

    An prolongation of a all-new Borrego midsize SUV, a Borrego Limited SEMA judgment offers a stealth-looking chronicle of a midsize SUV with a monotone black extraneous extended by limo-tint windows. Lowered for a sleeker form and given with adorned 22-inch Avarus Chrome Wheels and Spec-X 285/45R22 tires, this Borrego judgment projects an noisy and worldly position fit for a motorcade as most as cruising down a Vegas strip.

    Chrome side buffer vents, side mirrors, doorway handles and a tradition chrome filigree grille supplement aptitude to a already distinguished and autocratic presence.

    The interior of a midsize SUV also has been revamped, with tradition leather upholstery on all seats embossed in an alligator skin pattern. Completing a blinged-out knowledge will be a larger-than-life sound element subsidy adult a TV and DVD actor and a navigation system. Molded directly into a interior, all wiring emanate a complicated and streamlined appeal, all color-keyed to compare a extraneous of a vehicle.

    SEMA Rio5 Concept

    Prepared by Mobis Parts Los Angeles (MPLA), a Rio5 judgment automobile formed on a 2009 prolongation indication is a tuner’s dream. The Rio5, featuring Kia-genuine accessories now accessible from dealers, also is dictated to duty as a exam bed for intensity accessories being deliberate for destiny Kia vehicles, including sparkling audio and performance-related equipment. Evoking a loyal suggestion of customization, a sporty hatchback is finish with a tradition Kia-genuine physique pack featuring: a revised front filigree grille; blackened headlamps; tradition rims; revised strut prop and cold atmosphere intake system; a cat-back empty and immaculate steel doorway sill plates. The lowered support sits wrapped around incomparable wheels and tires by TSW and Goodyear.

    Also enhancing a sportiness of a SEMA Rio5, a black hood and side streaks supplement a good contrariety to a red physique paint by House of Kolor. Inside some-more alteration occurs with tradition speakers and amps by Rockford/Fosgate for impassioned listening enjoyment, as good as new radio and DVD apparatus by Kenwood.

    Soul Burner Concept

    Soul Burner is designed for a aggressive-at-heart. Dubbed a bad child of a 3 judgment characters, including Soul Diva and Soul Searcher, a extraneous of a Soul Burner offers a meant corner with meagre flashes of carmine amidst a black-on-black paint job. The paintwork is a scarcely matte satin finish while a wheels are matte black. The usually other extraneous tone benefaction is a bit of red around a reduce front atmosphere intake, a circle rims and doorway mirrors.

    Upon closer inspection, it becomes conspicuous that darker black tattoo designs resemble dragons, a pointed nonetheless assertive figure. In an scarcely uneven design, a largest dragon creeps adult a left side of a Soul Burner and over a hood to “blow fire” down onto a front bumper. On a other side, a tiny dragon emerges from a sill row and climbs over a “C” pillar. Throughout a car, a ‘dragon scales’ settlement is repeated, appearing on a front grille, seats and doorway trims.

    At a front, a fender is versed with L-shaped day-light LED pushing lamps around a outdoor edges. The hood has an additional atmosphere opening while during a rear, twin straight empty pipes are placed during a extremes of a fender and a tailgate facilities an asymmetrical license-plate and recover handle.

    Unlike a other Soul concepts, Soul Burner has a roof row with no roof rails. It rides on a widest, lowest form tires of a contingent 245/40R19 again with a concept-specific step settlement comprised of dragon’s flames.

    Once inside, a 4 particular sports seats (complete with a dragon-scale motif), thick-rimmed three-spoke steering circle and whole cabin trim are divided horizontally. Above a split, everything, including headliner, pillars and dashboard, is finished in a abounding matte red, with a low black finish below. In contrast, a core console, atmosphere vents, gearshift, and doorway handles are finished in a special black-chrome.

    KOUP Concept

    Curb interest starts with a KOUP’s offset proportions and liquid design. From a tab-shaped and eloquent top grille to a high-tech and useful headlamps, a front fascia’s form gives a automobile a confidant and assertive stance. The KOUP facilities an basic nonetheless energetic crowd figure along a sides stemming from a glowing, CO fiber and black chrome extended LED flare lenses.

    While a KOUP’s altogether form is elementary and precise, it creates a settlement matter with certain tragedy combined by a “swoosh” that swoops from a “C” post forward, down to a “A” post and flares all a approach behind around to a behind rug lid. A trailing plane mouth along a rug lid tapers adult toward a outdoor ends to accommodate adult with a swoosh from a beltline. The rocker sill has a particular “check mark” figure and distinguished circle flares that give a KOUP a strong, lowered stance. The brief overhangs and far-reaching position simulate a well-balanced and manageable character.

    No component of high-style settlement is blank in a KOUP judgment as illustrated by a greenhouse-integrated, panoramic-view potion with twin panels fluctuating from a windshield by a roof to a backlight, appearing as twin together pieces of potion identical to a warrior jet cockpit. Segregating a potion panels, an interior mood light runs a full length of a greenhouse. To serve a performance-inspired coming with sporty elegance, CO fiber enhancements accent a KOUP’s chin spoiler, flare lenses, cover panel, side-view mirrors, behind fender insert and behind diffuser, while adorned twin circle spokes embody CO fiber inserts interconnected with an open settlement to uncover off a Brembo calipers and cross-drilled rotors.

    Conceived artfully and with striking precision, a KOUP’s interior hones in on a desires of automobile enthusiasts from a central gaunt of a dashboard and Supervision instrument panel, enhancing a performance-inspired pushing knowledge to a custom-designed, race-inspired steering circle in front of a three-gauge instrument cluster. Carbon fiber accents on a shifter image and chair tilt-adjust resource strengthen sporty performance.

    Audiophiles and automobile enthusiasts comparison will take mind of 8 speakers, including vast behind rug speakers matched to a juke box audio system, serve harmonizing a pushing experience. A built-in Bluetooth-enabled navigation element with Map On Demand (MOD) is only a commencement of a telematics services.

    The KOUP facilities a picturesque interior settlement that integrates high-style materials, including abounding and movable chair fabrics accentuated with concrete- and black-color trims. As a loyal driver’s car, a front seats contrariety a behind seats with hostile colors and patterning and horizontal, padded silicone bars occupy a chair backs for additional comfort. High-tech sum are integrated into a interior, including accessible intelligent pivotal with pull symbol start, and a six-speed involuntary delivery with steering column-mounted paddle shifters.

    Powered by a autocratic 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged engine producing 290 horsepower interconnected with a GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) twin corkscrew turbocharger for larger energy and efficiency, a KOUP delivers startling torque of 289 lb-ft during a low 2,000 rpm postulated to 4,000 rpm. By injecting fuel directly into a cylinder underneath high vigour regulating a Kia GDI system, a intake assign is cooled and explosion function is improved. Improved explosion assures glorious fuel economy and low emissions. Lower grille openings capacitate additional atmosphere intake for additional power.

    Built on a front-wheel-drive unibody frame, curl springs and stabilizer bars element an eccentric front cessation featuring MacPherson struts and an eccentric twin couple behind cessation to yield a optimal change of float comfort and engine responsiveness. An engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering element adds a finishing hold for accurate handling. In gripping with a KOUP’s sporty essence, Continuous Damping Control (CDC) for discerning movements and pointy turns interconnected with a sport-tuned, four-wheel eccentric cessation and strut building bar offer a tighter hold for some-more energetic driving.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 640 dealers via a United States. For 2007, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of record U.S. sales. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

    Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

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