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Kia teases interior of new small SUV…

Kia still hasn’t named its new small SUV but it’s teased another sketch of it…this time showing off the interior which is based around a 10.25-inch touchscreen.

The new Kia small SUV which will be revealed later this year and shares much of its oily bits with the Hyundai Venue is being fed to us in dribs and drabs. The latest teaser is a sketch of the interior showing off a large 10.25-inch infotainment screen.

This infotainment screen will offer native sat-nav as well as smartphone connectivity and it’s good to see that Kia has resisted the move to add the climate controls into the touchscreen with physical controls beneath it. And like more expensive vehicles, the small SUV from Kia will offer mood lighting – does anyone actually use it, though?

Byung Chul Juh, Head of Kia Styling at Kia Motors Corporation, said: “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.”

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And here’s how Kia describes the interior, “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.

Kia’s small SUV will go on-sale in Korea first laster this year but being a global SUV it will be rolled out to other markets shortly afterwards.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.