A topless Kia Optima is one of four new Kia concepts created for the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
The A1A Optima has been inspired by the state of Florida and is named after the 300-mile highway than runs past the ocean, ending at Key West.
It has a sliced top and a shortened windscreen, with steel reinforcements added into the body so as not to compromise too much structural rigidity. The concept’s most striking feature are the rear-hinged suicide doors.
A turquoise paint finish and 20in alloys complete the exterior look of the A1A Optima, which is powered by a 245bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The A1A Optima also rides lower than the standard Optima saloon on which it is based, thanks to its Ksport-supplied coilover sports suspension system.
Inside, there are cream leather seats and plenty of titanium trim.
Elsewhere on Kia’s SEMA stand is the PacWest Adventure Sorento, which is said to be inspired by the forests of the Pacific Northwest. It gets a special camouflage paintjob and a rugged exterior look, including large all-road tyres and a raised suspension system.