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Mike Stevens | Feb, 10 2015 | 0 Comments

Kia has confirmed that it will unveil an all-new concept car at March’s Geneva Motor Show.

The growing Korean carmaker previewed the concept in a revealing teaser handed down today, although its exact purpose remains a mystery.

For now, Kia has confirmed only that the concept was developed for the ‘D-Segment’, or ‘large car’ market - although Europe's definition of 'large' is what we call a medium car in Australia.

That would make the new concept a preview of the coming new midsized Optima, which is expected to make its production debut in New York the following month.

Above: the new Optima has been spied testing in recent months.
Above: the new Optima has been spied testing in recent months.

There may be another clue as to the concept’s purpose in the teaser image, however: the obscured rear half could mean that Kia is about to unveil a new wagon - perhaps something of the ‘tapered roofline’ sportswagon type.

Adding credence to that notion is the one vague detail offered with today’s media release:

“The concept has been created as a spacious and versatile accessory to an active lifestyle, as a purposeful, energetic design study for the style-conscious," the statement reads.

Watch for Kia to hand down another teaser or two, and maybe a hint as to this concept’s name, in the weeks ahead.

MORE: Kia News & Reviews | Concepts | Geneva

 
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