Kia sub-compact sports car still under consideration

This sketch was previewed at the press
Kia is strongly considering a sub-compact sports car to compete with the ever-popular Mazda MX-5/Miata, claims Tom Loveless, vice-president of Kia sales in North America.

Our previous reports suggested the car would take styling cues off the 2007 Kue concept, but reports now indicate the car will be a two seater. A sketch that was presented at a press meeting at Kia's HQ in the U.S seems to be based upon the KCV III concept that debuted way back in 2003.

Although Kia has released anymore details, there's room in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia for the brand to capture a certain percentage of the compact roadster market. In the future, look out for a larger, halo sports car that will rival the Nissan 370Z.

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