Kia KND-4 SUV Concept

Concept Cars 5 Apr 2007
Kia KND-4 SUV Concept

Unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show, the KND-4 is a compact three-doors SUV concept with a dynamic design and a futuristic high-tech interior that gives some hints on the brand’s future design directions.

Kia KND-4 SUV ConceptDebuting at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show, the KND-4 SUV Concept by Kia features a three-doors layout with relatively compact dimensions (4466mm of length).

Although clearly a concept car, the KND-4 gives a bold hint at how future Kia compact SUV models might look, as stated by Mr Yong-Kwan Kim, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Kia Motors Corporation: "Over time, elements of this concept SUV will evolve into our next-generation line-up […]"

KND-4 is powered by a 2.2-litre VGT diesel engine coupled with an all-wheel-drive system and equipped with an Active Torque Transfer (ATT) system which, in severely slippery
conditions, automatically distributes torque to the wheel or wheels with the best traction.  

Exterior Design

Kia KND-4 SUV ConceptThe KND-4 concept SUV was conceived and created at the Kia Namyang Design Centre – hence the KND-4 naming.

The exterior styling of KND-4 is designed to appeal to consumers who crave freedom and an active lifestyle, while removing the traditional boundaries between urban and rural vehicles.

The sleek, rounded nose features LED headlights, while flared wheelarches wrap around large diameter 20-inch wheels and 245/40 R20 low-profile tyres, which appear to bulge out of the vehicle’s form.

The pronounced shoulder line, glass-house profile and sweeping C-pillar give a dynamic flare to KND-4. 

The full-width rear screen emphasises the interior volume and provides a simple contrast to the complex styling of the LED rear lamp clusters.  Short overhangs and a high ground clearance ensure excellent off-road ability.

Interior Design

Designed to seat four people in individual seats, the KND-4’s interior is ‘future-oriented’ with floor, dashboard and door trim panels in metallic finish, highlighted by indirect lighting that reflects in this metallic material and creates an exciting cabin ambience.

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Kia KND-4 SUV Concept - InteriorThe interior is equipped with advanced IT technology, to present the driver with information from within and from outside the vehicle. 

Dominating the centre stack is a next generation AMOLED (Active-Matrix, Organic Light Emitting Diode) display screen which features an ultra-thin screen, ultra-wide viewing angle and ultra-high contrast.

Controlled by multi-function buttons on the steering wheel, the KND-4 offers the driver both Bluetooth and Blu-ray (high density optical disc) technologies, plus a built-in hard disc for the audio player. 

Kia KND-4 Concept Dimensions

  • Overall length: 4466 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2630 mm
  • Width: 1860 mm
  • Height: 1600 mm

(Source: Kia)

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