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Old 02-23-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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These are the first official pictures of Kiaís all-new Insignia rival, the Magentis, which will make its public debut at the New York Motor Show on 2 April. The striking concept is longer, lower and wider than the previous model, making it near-identical in size to the Vauxhall saloon. Whatís more, Kia promises that the new car will feature a lengthened wheelbase to provide more interior space for passengers and luggage.

The carís front features Kiaís prominent tigerís snout chrome grille, establishing a clear link between the new car and the rest of the Kia range. In profile, it features a sharply creased C-pillar, mimicking the famous Hofmeister kink seen on all BMWs, and further hinting at Kiaís premium brand aspirations. Lights with horizontal LED bars feature at the rear.

The new Magentis is set to go on sale in the USA and Asia Ė where it is known as Optima - from autumn 2010, while UK sales will begin in Spring 2011.



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Old 02-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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The headlights, C-Pillar remind me of the current accord coupe, and for some reason the grill looks like a crying baby.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Front reminds me of the chevy volt with a camry grille.
The body and rear looks definately like a bmw.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #4
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Looks like a Kia Forte but bigger.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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headlights remind me of that one time I went to that one place and did that one thing.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:58 PM   #6
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Looks like a Kia Forte but bigger.
I'm thinking Forte (i.e. all new KIA styling) on the Sonata chassis.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:25 PM   #7
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Looks like a Kia Forte but bigger.
I agree.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #8
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headlights remind me of that one time I went to that one place and did that one thing.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:53 PM   #9
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headlights remind me of that one time at band camp I went to that one place and did that one thing.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:08 AM   #10
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thats all you can say about Korean car design. "Oh it reminds me of another car that was designed by actual original people."
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:00 AM   #11
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thats all you can say about Korean car design. "Oh it reminds me of another car that was designed by actual original people."
Right since the Genesis coupe (and sedan for that matter) are crappy copies of original cars
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #12
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Right since the Genesis coupe (and sedan for that matter) are crappy copies of original cars
Well the Genesis coupe is a direct rip-off of the Infinity G35/37 coupes. I don't know how anyone could deny that.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:01 PM   #13
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. If particular styling cues sell, then all car makes are on the bandwagon. Hyundai is not the first and won't be the last.

At least they don't blatantly do what China does
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:59 PM   #14
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Well the Genesis coupe is a direct rip-off of the Infinity G35/37 coupes. I don't know how anyone could deny that.
Other than it having glass windows and a steering wheel i don't see it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:25 PM   #15
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Right since the Genesis coupe (and sedan for that matter) are crappy copies of original cars
The sedan is SUCH a copy of classic Lexus and Mercedes, and you can't deny it. Why do you think it has no badge? Its so people who used to have a Mercedes but don't have enough money anymore, (even though its $40k), can still fool people into thinking they have Lexus/Merc.

As for the coupe. It's not really a shameless ripoff of anything, but you can't say its original, or attractive for that matter.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:44 PM   #16
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The sedan is SUCH a copy of classic Lexus and Mercedes, and you can't deny it. Why do you think it has no badge? Its so people who used to have a Mercedes but don't have enough money anymore, (even though its $40k), can still fool people into thinking they have Lexus/Merc.

As for the coupe. It's not really a shameless ripoff of anything, but you can't say its original, or attractive for that matter.
May I ask which company lives up to your lofty standard of design excellence?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:55 PM   #17
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no one now that you mention it. I hate the automotive industry. I like cars, but not the business.

The only cars that used to live up to my picky standards were supercars, but even now, those are starting to annoy me with how much they are copying each other. They get so caught up in what the other is doing, that they end up making the same car. The 458 Italia is my favorite design right now. Obviously, in direct competition with Kia and Hyundai.

i like Mercedes too. They've made some pretty original cars. Most recently the CLS, which started the whole sedan/coupe hybrid thing, you know, 4 door coupes. Before that, this was before I was ever interested in this stuff so I'm not entirely sure, but the SL was like the first retractible hardtop, which also started a big trend years later. The S-Class always pioneers the safety and comfort features for almost ALL cars. First car with 3 point seatbelts, first with side airbags, first with built in navigation I believe as well.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:17 PM   #18
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Other than it having glass windows and a steering wheel i don't see it.
as much as I love the Gen Coupe, it's pretty obvious.



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Old 02-25-2010, 02:41 PM   #19
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They copied Tiburon too.

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:53 PM   #20
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meh, everybody is copying everybody...
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:18 PM   #21
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kiameningitis, what?
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #22
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What's nice is that even Kia is beating Acura at its own game these days. This looks much better than even the TL.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:45 PM   #23
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sounds like a std
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Looks like a bmw-lexus-accord-fusion with **** wheels.
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