Kia announced on the 17th that it will reveal the exterior of the K8. The K8 is the successor to the K7, reflecting Kia’s new design identity. The exterior of the K8 is characterized by dynamic side proportions based on an overall length of 5015mm, an integrated grille without borders, star cloud lighting, and a rear lamp emphasizing the width of the body.
The front part of the K8 announces that it is the first model to open a new generation of Kia by applying a new emblem made of aluminum for the first time. The borderless bumper-integrated radiator grille follows a diamond-inspired jewel-like pattern to create a moving light.
Star cloud lighting is located on either side of the grill and functions as daytime running lights and turn indicators. The steering with a diamond pattern like a grill adds a mysterious atmosphere as if a cluster of stars is floating. The side part made a magnificent and dynamic proportion based on the total length of 5015mm.
The coupe style was implemented with a long bonnet, a short front overhang, and a roofline that extends to the trunk. On the rear, a tail lamp cluster consisting of left and right tail lamps and graphics connecting them is mounted. The tail lamp cluster further emphasizes the wide body width with geometrical shape.
The rear spoiler, the Kia emblem, and the K8 logo that continue from the roof line are concisely arranged to contrast with the three-dimensional tail lamp cluster, creating a sense of stability. The chrome trim that continues as the rear lamp rises along the lower part of the door contrasts with the chrome trim at the bottom of the side windows.
Reporter Hansol Kim