Kia has given the regular crossover a sporty theme with its Kue concept, which was designed first and foremost as a driver's vehicle. While possessing SUV characteristics and capabilities, the Kia Kue focuses more on giving the driver an exhilarating driving experience, instead of being solely a practical vehicle.

The Kia Kue has a monocoque platform that sits on 22-inch tires with a wheelbase of more than 114 inches, packaged in an overall length of 186 inches. Though purely a concept, the Kia Kue does, however, hint at future styling directions for Kia Motors.

On the inside Kue continues the clean and sporty theme. The concept comes with a four-passenger seating arrangement, custom-built bucket seats and a technology-driven interface with touch pad and motion-sensing controls for adjusting things like audio and climate. Under the hood resides a 400hp supercharged 4.6-liter V8 that twists out 400 lb-ft of torque mated to a full-time all wheel drive system.

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