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    Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Kia Thinks New CUB Concept is a Four-Door Coupe
    MARCH 27, 2013
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    Automakers often leave us scratching our heads with the things they claim in their press announcements and presentations. By definition, the term four-door coupe is a misnomer because technically, you can have both, but let's say for the sake of conversation, we accept it for what it stands in today's automotive world – a sedan with a coupe-like profile and roofline.

    Looking at these freshly released pictures of Kia's brand-new CUB Concept that debuts at this week's Seoul Motor Show (March 28 to April 7), how would you best describe its body style? If you answered a five-door hatchback, Kia will kindly disagree with you, as according to the Koreans, the CUB is a "compact four-door coupe".

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Pretty cute. So is the car.

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    fiat 500 better watch out.
    strange things are afoot at the circle k.

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Adam is better.

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    wow a true "4-door" looking coupe... looks great!
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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    looks like a dr seuss character with that grin.
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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Reminds me of the Dodge Venom show car from 1994.

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    I like that odd little flange thing on the door, not too sure about the rest as I REALLY like Kia's current design language.
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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    I like the rearward opening back doors for very small cars w/o the encumberance of a b pillar. Roof to floor crash protection could be built into the doorframe. Though, with this car the rear doors look like nearly full size, usually the rear opening doors require the fronts to be open before they can be used, impossible to tell the intent on this concept.

    Ideally I would like to see a more production realistic version, preferably in Kia's current design asthetic. But overall I like it, decent proportions, no out of place elements like giant headlights or microscopic rear windows.
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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Looks like Rollie Fingers from the front. Do you really need 4 doors on a vehicle so small.

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by johnstarnes View Post
    I like that odd little flange thing on the door, not too sure about the rest as I REALLY like Kia's current design language.
    ...those awful "wing-lettes" on the doors and hood need to go away, and then (maybe) I could like it.
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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Reminds me of an Audi A1 or FIAT 500. Not that these are bad cars, but I was hoping for something a little more original.

    As far as I'm concerned, a miss, breaking KIA's streak of winning designs.

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

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    Re: Seoul 2013: Kia CUB Concept

    Eh, the design is OK (same goes for the models) - not great, not horrendous.

    Looks more like a hatch to me than a "4-door coupe."


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