KIA Presented Little CUB

March 28, 2013 at 12:54

Since passing these days New York Auto Show is a long and successful platform, designed for production and release of the prototypes of new models. Though there is another such place, like Seoul Motor Show. New model that was presented in the new motor show is a concept KIA CUB, which is a prototype of urban four-door coupe.

2013 Kia CUB

2013 Kia CUB Photo

In principle, CUB would be suitable in the States, but for Detroit Koreans are obviously late and for New York it is too conceptual (especially against the background of updated sedan Optima). In addition, the Asians still bate more on their crossovers, rather than experimental new concept model, as the first ones; in fact, this is demonstrated by the successive premiers of Cross GT and Provo. In other words, potential new compact cars Koreans prefer to display at home.

2013 Kia CUB

2013 Kia CUB Pic

By the way, it is possible that the CUB will get to the conveyor belt (serial assembly of the Korean have not yet started though), opposite to it will be the products of the British brand. Because it looks like a MINI not only conceptually and stylistically, but also technically. In particular, under the hood KIA plans to put a 1.6-liter “four” with direct injection and turbo charging. The return of the unit will then reach 204 hp and 265 Nm of torque.

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