View Full Version : Kia "Mesa"

01-06-2005, 08:26 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.just-auto.com/images/news/jan05/05.01.cia01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.just-auto.com/images/news/jan05/05.01.cia02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.just-auto.com/images/news/jan05/05.01.cia03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>SOUTH KOREA: Kia previews full-size SUV for USA <br>06 Jan 2005 <br>Source: just-auto.com editorial team<br> <br> <p> <br>Kia has released first pictures of the KCD-II, also known as the Mesa, a new sport utility vehicle (SUV) scheduled to be unveiled next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.<p>The Mesa, headed for a market segment not currently addressed by Kia in the US, encapsulates the Korean automakers vision of an exciting and enabling new SUV and has been specifically designed with the requirements of the North American market in mind.<p>COO Yong-Hwan Kim, said: The Mesa exemplifies the future of the SUV market and is a good glimpse into the dynamic exterior designs to come from Kia Motors."<p>The Mesa is the second Kia concept vehicle to be developed by the firms California design centre in Irvine.<p>The new vehicle is a modern, rugged body-on-frame SUV that features three rows of seats, dual full-length sunroofs and a 116-inch wheelbase.<p>Interior features include a rear passenger entertainment system with DVD player and 9-inch LCD monitor, a high-end low profile speaker sound system in the headliner instead of door speakers and a full-length sunroof. <br> <br>

01-06-2005, 10:02 AM
As usual, the sketches looked so much better.

01-06-2005, 08:24 PM
Bigger pics from autoweek.nl<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8612.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8613.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8614.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8615.jpg" BORDER="0">

01-06-2005, 11:11 PM
Love the side profile, but the front and rer end don't do it for me. The front looks a lot more blocklike than the skecthes.

01-07-2005, 02:32 PM
Yeah, you're right. The interior photo looks nice, seats are located like in a bus LOL

01-10-2005, 12:04 AM
Looks tough! Any word on diesel engines?

01-10-2005, 11:08 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8612.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is it just me or does the rear look like its melting?

01-11-2005, 07:41 AM
Nice stuff. But typically unoriginal--does anyone else read this as an update to the original International Harvester Scout? The D-pillar, roof profile, fenders, etc.