Kia has revealed two new concept cars at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show, previewing the brand’s future design direction.
The first, dubbed the “Masterpiece”, combines a large SUV body with what is described as a “luxurious, high-tech” cabin; the second, called the “Signature”, is a new concept model which previews the design and layout of an upcoming compact SUV from the Korean brand.
The front of the Masterpiece also features a new incarnation of Kia’s grille, the ‘tiger nose’ – yet, extended outwards across the whole front section of the concept, with no clear boundaries between grille and LED headlamps. The design of the front of the car is then echoed at the rear.
The Signature, meanwhile, represents an evolution of the Kia SP Concept that was first unveiled at Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. Driven by “advanced technology”, the concept car hints at the company’s plans to introduce a new small SUV for its global markets. Aimed at “young trend-setters”, a production-ready version is due to be revealed for the first time later in 2019.
At present, Kia’s best-selling model in global markets remains the Sportage SUV, of which it sold 46,046 units in March.