2015 Kia Novo Concept front 3/4 The Kia Novo Concept has been introduced at the Seoul Motor Show to showcase the Korean marque’s design direction for its next-generation compact vehicles. The Novo codename or Novatus in Latin points to an interpretation of renewed or refreshed innovation.

In looks, the Kia Novo, based on the Cerato platform, features a coupé-inspired silhouette and recognizable Kia motifs. The Novo’s minimal front overhangs, longer rear overhangs and fastback roofline, as well as a slim, long glass area, give it a raked, sporty profile. To further add to the sporty persona, the Novo takes up a wider and more deeply embedded ‘tiger nose’ grille, slim headlights and low and wide intakes with additional headlights. Going to the side, large wheel arches, hinged doors and a deep shoulder line that stretches to the rear light give a definitive character to the Kia Novo concept. From the rear, the low triangular exhausts and delicate lines provide the compact with a greater width and volume.

The Novo’s diamond-cut alloy wheels (20-inch) feature a similarly sharp design, made up of straight edges and two-tone carbon and silver finish. Completing the Novo’s thoroughly contemporary look are an aluminum rear roof line and two-tone silver and green paint finish.

Kia has always paired the exterior and interior of their cars well; the Novo’s contemporary cabin comes with a driver-centric configuration, along with wide dashboard and all the leather, aluminium trimmings. The instrument binnacle shows relevant information through a compact three-dimensional hologram display, while a ‘blind control’ touch pad next to the steering allows drivers to control the car’s many functions without having to take their eyes off the road ahead. A touch pad with fingerprint scanner, wide touchscreen and Dark brown leather sports seats are just some of the highlights inside the Kia Novo concept.

Powered by a 1.6-liter T-GDI Kappa Turbo engine and new 7-speed auto transmission, the Novo is predicted to offer a zippy performance on a low fuel consumption estimate.

The Kia Novo concept is very much in its pre-mature stage of development, but it’s likely that Kia would announce production plans in the not-too-distant future.

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