The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is just around the corner so it’s not surprising that news of some of the event’s upcoming concept car and new model reveals are already starting to break. Today we have details of a new crossover or MPV concept vehicle from Kia that's scheduled to make its debut at next month’s Detroit event and previews yet another turn in design language for the South Korean automaker.

The concept vehicle is the new 2011 Kia KV7, which sports similar proportions to the Ford Flex and will almost certainly showcase Kia’s blueprint for efficient design and packaging. As its name suggests the KV7 will likely be designed to fit seven occupants, offering families a new alternative for when it’s time to hit the road with everyone in tow.

While Kia is yet to confirm the KV7 for production, a statement released along with this teaser image strongly suggests that a version of the concept will be appearing in showrooms in the not too distant future.

The automaker states that its new KV7 will be making “another dramatic design statement” and that for the past several years its "design-led transformation has been delivering production vehicles--such as the Soul, Forte Koup and Sportage--that bear a very close resemblance to the original concept designs that preceded them".

Stay tuned for an update with the 2011 Kia KV7 concept’s full specs and live shots direct from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show floor.

[Kia]