Is Kia Considering a 4x4 Off-Roader? These SEMA Cars Point to Yes


After a short-lived Kia Soul concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, branded as "the Trail'Ster", sparked hopes in the hearts of Urbana drivers for an off-roading, grit-crunching Kia 4x4, we all seemed to fade away from the idea.

Until now. Because, while the Kia Sorento and Sportage both offer great all-around capability, neither is truly engineered for the sort of intense off-roading that high-adrenaline drivers crave. But, maybe Kia has a few tricks up its sleeve yet...

And it looks that trick is coming in the form of a tricked-out Kia Forte Koup, built with a lift, some gigantic tires, and some mud-loving fun. See for yourself.

Now this is still a just-for-fun concept car, but what do you think? Is it time for a few new Kia models to see a boost in rugged capability, and a bit more bite into their bark? Or, do you prefer the more laidback athleticism of their current crossovers?

Let us know! Leave your comments on Napleton's Kia of Urbana social media.

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