On the 17th, Kia Motors confirmed the car name of the successor model of the semi-large sedan K7 as K8 (code name GL3) and revealed the exterior design.
The K8 is characterized by an innovative and luxurious design suitable for the new car name. In particular, the contrast and harmony between design elements can be seen throughout the exterior by reflecting the new design identity of Kia Motors, which is about to be released.
Kia Motors said, “We have inherited the K7’s image of innovation and have confirmed the car name of the follow-up model as K8 with the essence of the Kia brand.”
The front part of the K8 is the first of its kind to be applied with a new emblem made of aluminum, indicating that it is the first model to open a new generation of Kia.
The borderless bumper-integrated radiator grille embodies the movement of light following a diamond-inspired jewel-like pattern, emphasizing a refined and luxurious feel.
‘Star Cloud Lighting’, which is located on both sides of the radiator grill, functions as daytime running lights and turn indicators, and also adds a mysterious atmosphere as if a cluster of stars is floating with the same diamond pattern applied to the radiator grill.
The magnificent and dynamic side part of the 5015mm battlefield also reveals the K8’s innovative image change.
Inspired by the appearance of a luxury yacht running on the water, the streamlined character line creates an elegant and dynamic feel in harmony with the body volume around the wheel.
In addition, a long hood, short front overhang, and a roof line at the rear of the second row that runs coolly all the way to the end of the trunk create a dynamic ratio felt in the coupe.
In addition, the chrome decoration that continues as the rear lamp rises along the lower part of the door makes an exquisite contrast with the straight chrome decoration at the bottom of the side window.
The rear part stands out with a strong, future-oriented image based on a stable posture.
In particular, the’rear lamp cluster’ consisting of the left and right rear lamps and the graphics connecting them is a geometrical shape that feels three-dimensional, emphasizing the wide body width, completing the unique and future-oriented appearance of the K8.
In addition, the rear spoiler, the Kia emblem, and the K8 logo, which are connected from the roof line and give a sleek and strong impression, are arranged concisely to add a sense of stability by contrasting with the three-dimensional rear lamp cluster on the wide side.
A Kia Motors official said, “The K8 logo applied on the rear side reveals its presence as the first model to show a new Kia Motors with the same material and design as the Kia emblem,” and said, “In the future, the interior space, driving performance, and advanced driving assistance technology suitable for the new car name K8 will be sequentially applied. It will be released as” he said.