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2011 Kia Magentis revealed

The Korean automaker revealed photos with the 2011 Kia Magentis as its world debut date at this year's New York Auto Show is getting closer.

Still no details on what's under the skin, but at the exterior the 2011 Kia Magentis features the company's 'tiger' family face, a coupe like profile with a chromed arc from the A to C pillar, a raked roofline, a more pronounced shoulder line.

The 2011 Kia Magentis will aslo have a longer wheelbase and at the interior the manufacturer says that besides the more spacious cabin, occupants will benefit from the latest safety equipments as well as class-leading luxury equipment.

We will have more details with the 2011 Kia Magentis at the time of the show.

Kia press release :

The next generation Kia Magentis is set to make its world premiere next month at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.

“The next generation of Magentis possesses the power to surprise,”says Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer. “It’s a car thatpeople will simply not expect from Kia – and that’s exactly what we setout to achieve.”

The saloon exudes an athletic confidence from every angle – itsraked roofline, high and pronounced shoulder line of its sculptedflanks and its extended wheelbase are complemented by flaredwheelarches and a shallow glasshouse that create a saloon with amuscular, self-assured stance.

The striking visage of the car features a new interpretation ofKia’s bold ‘tiger’ family face that’s edged by piercing projectorheadlamps.

Following the theme of recent model revisions, new Magentis islonger, lower and wider than before, the Kia’s coupe-like profile isenhanced by the sweeping chrome arc that flows from A to C pillar, adistinctive design motif that visually lowers the car further still andenhances its cab-backwards proportions.

“For this car we started with a clean sheet and worked to achieve anexterior design with a European feeling and stance,” explains GregoryGuillaume, Chief Designer, Kia Europe.  To help achieve this, theexterior was designed by his team in Frankfurt.  The interior wascreated by the design team in California.

The new D-segment offering is spacious, and with class-leadinglevels of safety and luxury equipment, the intelligently configured anddriver-oriented cabin underlines a newfound poise and presence.

“This new model embodies Kia's confident new design direction," says Schreyer. "It's a global car with individual appeal."

The all-new Kia saloon will be launched in phases around the globeand will be seen in UK showrooms in 2011 – the model name will beconfirmed closer to launch.

The Kia Motors press conference for the New York International AutoShow will take place on April 1, 2010 from 10:10 - 10:35 am (localtime) at the Kia stand on Level 1 of the ‘Jacob Javits Center’ locatedbetween 34-39 Streets on 11th Avenue in New York City.

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