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KIA 'KND-4' CONCEPT CROSSOVER

KIA 'KND-4' CONCEPT CROSSOVER

Los Angeles Convention Center

This KND-4 from Kia was designed and built at the Kia Design Center in Korea, and Kia says "the new concept exhibits a powerful and strong character that corresponds with Kia’s philosophy of 'Exciting and Enabling'." Len Hunt, formerly a top executive of both VW and of Audi in the USA, is now executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America. His LA Auto Show comments on the KND-4 includes this quote: "Designed with active and independent consumers in mind, KND-4 demonstrates Kia’s ongoing commitment to making vehicles that are both stylish and technologically advanced." In any event, there's no serious 4x4'ing in KND-4's future, but, just like the Mitsubishi "Concept CX" on that company's display stand, which was just a few feet from Kia's, many Asian companies at the LA Show were pushing small, light, safe and fuel-efficient cars to the US, perhaps smaller then most US buyers would like.

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