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Kia VG first photos: the Koreans go upmarket

Thu, 30 Jul 2009

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

30 July 2009 09:39

Kia hopes to climb upmarket with this new premium saloon, codenamed VG. It’s for the Korean market only and goes on sale in Korea, North America and some European markets at the end of 2009.

However, the VG isn’t currently scheduled for UK showrooms. It was shown in concept form at this year’s Seoul motor show and the production version will replace the Opirus.

‘VG clearly demonstrates the next stage in Kia’s design evolution and showcases our new design principle of “sophistication by simplicity”,’ said Hyoung Keun Lee, senior executive vice president and COO of Kia’s international car business.

By Tim Pollard