28 de março de 2013

Kia finally reveals the CUB Concept at the Seoul Motor Show

While everyone is paying attention to the New York International Auto Show, Kia decided to bring a new concept to the Seoul Motor Show, but at the same time revealed they have no plans to put this compact, "four-door coupe", designed in Seoul, into volume production. 

The four meter long concept with room for four people has "suicide doors" for the rear doors and doesn't have a B-pillar for an easier access to the interior. In the front of the car we find head lamps with two-point LED lights similar to those premiered with the Quoris, 19-inch alloy wheels and a bumper shaped to look like a "cheerful face".

In the rear, the LED treatment continues in the tail lights, while the bumper has a shape similar to the one in the front in order to accentuate the width of the vehicle.

Inside we have four individual seats, creating the sensation of a luxurious interior, that is complemented with the use of black leather with yellow color accents in the seats, steering wheel and door armrests.

The engine in this "four-door coupe", and i used quotation marks because this looks more like a five-door hatchback (read the definition in wikipedia), is the same one used in the pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT. The 1.6 liter GDI with 204PS (150kW) and 265Nm (196lb/ft).

The CUB has an estimated top speed of 230km/h (143mph) and will take 7.7 seconds to reach 100km/h (62mph) when using the six-speed manual transmission.