At the international motor show in Paris this October, Kia is going to present a number of cutting-edge products, including a gasoline-electric hybrid-powered concept model based on the current Cee’d compact hatchback.
With its body 411cm long, 179cm wide and 161cm tall, the upcoming 2009 Kia Soul mini MPV will be 3cm longer, 6cm wider and just 1cm lower than the yet to go on sale Citroen Picasso C3 MPV.
With its rugged body-on-frame architecture, a set of powerful engines and impressive 114-inch wheelbase, 192.1 inches of overall length and 75.4 inches of overall width, the 2009 Kia Borrego is clearly aiming to take the place of the old 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser 100 SUV.
As the Korean company partly shifts 2008 Kia Sportage‘s production to Slovakia, the compact SUV receives a minor face-lifting. With its last year’s Hyundai Santa Fe, the Korean carmaking conglomerate clearly indicated its intention to make their SUVs less off-road capable trading articulation for better handling on a highway. The next generation of Sportage is still on its way, but, as you can see on the picture above and after the jump, it gets more and more expensive to maintain if you plan to use it on a trail.
The 2007 Kia Carens / Rondo compact multi-purpose vehicle is just a trifle longer than 4.5 meters and features a decent wheelbase of 2700 millimeters (106.3 inches.) Although the car was created specifically for the European market, it will possibly soon go on sale in the United States and Australia as Kia Rondo.