Large MPV concept will be sold in the US - but it's unlikely to ever make it to the UK
11 January 2011

Kia has designed its KV7 concept to showcase its vision for the large MPV sector, particularly in the US.

Revealed at the Detroit motor show, the Californian-penned "convention-challenging” show car is nearly 4.9m long and more than two metres wide. Its most striking feature is a gullwing passenger-side door.

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The car is powered by Kia’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, as found in the US-market Optima. When it makes production, it is expected to be launched in both seven and nine-seat configurations,

Kia has yet to decide whether to bring the eventual production version to the UK, but Autocar understands it is unlikely to reach dealers here.

Instead of the KV7, UK buyers will be able to get an all-new seven-seat Kia Karens – set to be launched later in 2012 – as well as a seven-seat version of the new Sorento.

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