Design & Technology / Product
Introduction to the VG show car (KND-5) design concept June 15th, 2009
By Kia Design Center
Another “Power to Surprise”
The strength and smooth lines of mountain ranges covered in glacial snow served as the inspiration for the exterior of Kia’s latest sedan concept car – codenamed VG (KND-5). Its interior was based on the modern and progressive image conveyed by the ebony and ivory keys of a piano.
The intended target driver of VG (KND-5), and its future production model, is the neotraditional urban DEWK (dually employed with kids) generation that enjoys a future-oriented lifestyle. Reflecting their active attitude toward life, the sedan combines sporty and luxurious styling elements with the latest technologies. Although first unveiled at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show in April, visitors were unable to get a close-up view or look inside the car as it was displayed inside a glass booth.
So Kia Buzzers, here’s an exclusive introduction to the core design elements of our VG(KND-5), Kia’s premium concept car!
High value dynamic sedan with pureness
The long-cabin proportion which offers a perfectly balanced profile, purposeful stance of a sedan and Kia’s dynamic details characterize the exterior of VG (KND-5). The refined surface finish and strong character lines represent Kia’s design philosophy of
“sophistication through simplicity.”
The car features a dynamic window graphic, 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof and a front grille made of a translucent acrylic material that gives it a crystal-like feel as part of Kia’s emotional appeal through design. Other high-end fashion elements showcasing the striking style of Kia’s premium sedan include LED headlamps and rear combination lamps sporting an aggressive design that complement the car’s its white glossy pearl exterior color.
High-tech & high-comfort beyond luxury
The eye-popping interior features a bold color combination of black and white, and a high gloss trim that creates a refined yet ultra-modern feeling. The gloss trimmed center fascia appears to float in the air and adds to the car’s stylish look and feel. The 2+2 leather Alcantara seats and other high-end appointments offer comfort that goes beyond simply a mode of transport.
VG (KND-5) sports the latest technologies to offer a more exhilarating experience to both the driver and passengers. They include the industry’s first 12.3-inch full HD LCD cluster, data conversion type start button and AMOLED 7-inch display (upper part of fascia/ rear seat monitor).
Offering a fresh perspective on near-luxury mid-size sedans, VG (KND-5) will help Kia enhance its innovative brand value. Get ready to be impressed! Our new dynamic sedan will not disappoint.