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Kia Magentis (2011): the first styling sketch

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

The new 2011 Kia Magentis design sketch

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

22 February 2010 11:51

This is our first look at the new 2011 Kia Magentis – a solitary design sketch showing what next year's new family car will look like.

The new Magentis will be shown for the first time at the New York auto show on 2 April 2010 and Kia says it is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor. 'The new Magentis features a significantly longer wheelbase and will offer considerably more space for both people and luggage,' says the company.

That, however, is the sum of the detail confirmed by Kia on its new family car.

When can I buy the new Kia Magentis?

Not many people will in the UK – they only sold 333 here last year. But should you want to, the new Magentis goes on sale in spring 2011 in Europe, six months after its US launch. The exact UK roll-out has not yet been confirmed.

Judging by this design sketch, the new Magentis should be a much sleeker affair than today's model. Ex-Audi design boss Peter Schreyer's new tiger-snout face is in evidence, with a low-slung roof and what look like minimal overhangs.

Come back to CAR Online for the full story in April 2010.

By Tim Pollard