View Full Version : Kia Multi-S

09-14-2005, 12:44 AM
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09-14-2005, 02:19 AM
Is this concept as replacement of Kia Carnival??? It looks like it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

09-14-2005, 02:57 AM
not bad looking for a kia, those alloys look really nice.

09-14-2005, 03:11 AM
I think its gonna be a smaller MPV somethin like the Madza5. <p>Does look good though, KIA and Hyundia are on fire wit production cars AND concept....

09-14-2005, 03:12 AM
Maybe carens then.

09-14-2005, 04:56 AM
So THIS is what that mysterious spy shot is. Definetly going into production.

09-14-2005, 05:17 AM
This is to replace Kia Carens (of coure it's a prototype), which would be, in addition, bound for NA; slotting under Carnival/Sedona, to compete with the likes of Mazda5<p>More Pics: <A HREF="http://automobilemag.com/auto_shows/frankfurt/0509_kia_multi-s" TARGET="_blank">http://automobilemag.com/auto_...lti-s</A>/<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:37 AM 9/14/2005</i>

09-14-2005, 07:16 AM
Its interesting to note that its the exact same wheelbase as the Sorento and approx. the same length and width. If the new CAFE standards are adopted, suv mfg's are going to be srambling to make lighter and more fuel efficient suv's. That's why you are seeing so many hybrids pop up.

09-18-2005, 08:51 AM
From 4car.co.uk:-<p>"Everyone's working on a crossover, and Kia is no exception: the Multi-S "is designed to cater for the needs of modern customers by blending the interlocking trends of crossover vehicles, MPVs and SUVs", says the company. Kia calls it a CUV (work it out) and says that if it were to go into production, it would come with equipment including ESP, adaptive front lighting, full-length curtain airbags, active head restraints and tyre pressure monitoring. <p> <br>The Multi-S is a seven-seater, with a twin-panel glass roof for an airy feel and all the usual MPV fitments such as storage boxes, overhead compartments and centre console, along with three-row air conditioning, a surround-sound stereo system, USB ports and DVD entertainment system for the rear seats. The show car is fitted with the Hyundai-Kia 2.7 V6 petrol engine and five-speed automatic transmission, but could also take the 2.0-litre turbodiesel. Kia says that it is "intended to trigger public debate and generate feedback from consumers about their future motoring needs", and that "at present, there are no plans to put Multi-S into production." It looks like a goer, though, as a potential replacement for the undistinguished Sedona. "<p>

Swallow Doretti
09-18-2005, 11:05 AM
Proving that British auto "journalists" pull most of their information out of their ass...

09-20-2005, 02:56 PM
err no they "pulled" the information off of the Kia website by the looks of it, so am guessing it must be factual:<p><A HREF="http://www.kiamotors.com/UVehiclesNewsWeb/KmceVn01_VehiclesNewsRead.aspx?Idx=293" TARGET="_blank">http://www.kiamotors.com/UVehi...x=293</A>