In case these renderings of Kia‘s forthcoming sedan are anything to go by then the production model’s looks will remain faithful to the surprisingly well-received KND-5 concept study that was revealed at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show this past April. Kia stated that the ‘VG’ is made to replace the existing Opirus / Amanti model in Korean, North American and European markets excluding the UK as the company said it has no plans to bring the sedan to the British market.
“VG clearly demonstrates Kia’s design evolution and showcases our new design principle of ‘sophistication by simplicity’,” commented Hyoung Keun Lee, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of International Business Division at Kia.
The production model will have the same dimensions to the concept at 4,945mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,475mm high with a wheelbase of 2,845mm. The sleek looking KND-5 study was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 Lambda gasoline engine, but buyers should expect to see a wider range with smaller displacement gasoline as well as diesel (for the Korean and European markets) powertrains.
Kia’s Opirus /Amanti successor will go on sale in Korea by the end of 2009 with other markets following in the first half of 2010.