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

Posted on 04. Nov, 2008 by in Kia Canada


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 For media information, including photography, revisit

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