Even though CES is still in full swing, next week marks the beginning of the North American International Auto Show, aka the. And with not every automaker participating in , our attention is currently bouncing back and forth between the two. Today, Kia's trying to pull our focus back to Detroit.
The company isn't saying much about its new concept, but it's very clearly a large crossover SUV, one that Kia describes as "premium," so it could very well slot above the, if it's not actually a replacement for the Sorento.
Even though we can't see much, there are plenty of design-language bits and pieces to pick up on. The fender flares are more pronounced, and the front end seems to shy away from the face that we see on the current Sorento. Out back, the taillights take on a vertical orientation, in contrast to wraparound-style lights featured on many current Kias.
While it's doubtful that the suicide doors will make it to production (I don't hold out much hope for the brilliant paint job, either), we'll be getting up close and personal with this new concept once Detroit kicks off on Monday.