Kia Goes Funky With Four New Vehicles Unveiled At LA Auto Show


Kia Motors America is going funky as it exhibits four of its distinctive, strange and highly customized masterpieces at the 2015 LA Auto Show.

Kia already unwrapped these cars and SUVs earlier this month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Now, the automaker is bringing these four crazy ideas into the LA Auto Show.

Interestingly, these newly unveiled vehicles pay homage to American roads. Let's do the rundown.

A1A Optima

The car's name was lifted from a road in Florida, named A1A. The A1A Optima is a drop-top vehicle which rocks a turquoise paint. This is based on the Optima sedan which can be found in local showrooms. It likewise touts 20-inch chrome wheels. The vehicle features a high-performance exhaust and claims to produce 245 horsepower. Furthermore, this vehicle boasts suicide doors and a re-upholstered interior splashed in a light beige color.

PacWest Adventure Sorento

This off-road vehicle is influenced by the forest and the laidback way of life of the Pacific Northwest. When compared to a standard Sorento, this custom-made model is six inches higher. It comes equipped with 17 x 8.5 inches beadlock-style tires with Eibach springs.

Photo Safari Sedona

Kia says this van, which originally can contain eight travelers, is now turned into a two-person vehicle. This particular vehicle demonstrates the fall foliage in the northeastern part of the nation, as shown by its caramel, orange, yellow and red colors.

Forte Koup Mud Bogger

This mild-mannered compact car was transformed by the Korean automaker into a mudding vehicle. It comes packed with 28-inch off-road wheels and four-inch lift. The brand partnered with Lux Motorwerks in coming up with the Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger which is inspired by the American South. The model which it was based when it was created features 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which has the ability to generate 154 pound-feet of torque plus 173 horsepower. The concept echoes the "inexplicable joy of getting dirty on four wheels.”

We earlier reported that Kia wants to develop its very own self-driving cars by 2030. It previously said that it is going to spend $2 billion through 2018 to put these systems into production.

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