KIA hints at interior design of all-new small SUV
- Cabin characterised by broad, sweeping shapes and sophisticated technical details
- Aimed at youthful, tech-savvy buyers looking for ease-of-use with a bold design statement
- High-tech features include 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and Sound Mood Lighting
- New model on-sale in Korea later in 2019, with global markets to follow
(SEOUL) 23 May 2019 – KIA Motors has today revealed an interior sketch of the cabin of its all-new small SUV. Due to be revealed this summer, the new small SUV’s interior makes a bold design statement and has a focus on maximum ease of use.
Trimmed in high-quality materials throughout, the expansive shapes and technical forms of the cabin create a youthful and luxurious vibe. With chic design details, such as metallic highlights in the air vents and a broad, sweeping dashboard, the cabin also maintains a focus on technology, creating a modern ambience to appeal to young-at-heart, tech-savvy buyers. The grab-bar on the passenger side of the centre console adds a sporty feel.
The dashboard centres on a new 10,25-inch touchscreen navigation system providing seamless access to a range of features. The tactile, user-friendly centre console beneath allows certain features – such as ventilation and air conditioning – to be adjusted easily and safely on-the-move. KIA’s Sound Mood Lighting technology can alter the cabin’s ambient lighting to suit occupants’ preferences.
Byung Chul Juh, Head of KIA Styling at KIA Motors Corporation, comments: “We have focused on designing a cabin unlike any other in the small SUV segment, with a greater sense of depth and richness to the design. Our newest model will offer greater pleasure and satisfaction to our customers, with a premium-quality interior that benefits from sophisticated design details.”
By adding a new global small SUV to its line-up, KIA Motors is extending its range of SUVs to fulfill the needs of customers in every region, with the new model possessing the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV in a compact package. KIA’s first global small SUV will go on-sale in Korea in the second half of 2019, with sales in other regions to follow soon after.