Kia has released some surprisingly nice concept cars at recent auto shows, and the trend continues with the KND-4, which was shown today at the Seoul International Motor Show. It’s clear that one major market for Kia is small to mid-size SUVs, as was recently shown with the Kia Kue.

The KND-4 is designed for customers with ‘active lifestyles’ – whatever that means – and features sleek styling to appeal to a younger market. The rounded nose features LED headlights, while flared wheelarches wrap around large diameter 20-inch wheels. Designed for four people with individual seats, the KND-4’s interior is ‘future-oriented’ with floor, dashboard and door trim panels in a metallic finish, highlighted by indirect lighting.

Conceived and created at the Kia Namyang Design Centre – hence the KND-4 naming – it is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine driving all four wheels via the latest version of Kia’s Active Torque Transfer (ATT) system.