Kia Novo Concept Hints At Korean Brand’s Next-Gen Compacts

Kia used its home market’s premier automotive event, the 2015 Seoul Auto Show, to present the funky Novo concept car. The Novo name comes from the Latin word “novatus”, which roughly translates to “renewed” or “refreshed”. The concept’s minimal front overhangs, longer rear overhangs and fastback roofline give it a raked, sporty profile. Special touches include the diamond-cut alloy wheels, finely-sculpted aluminum side mirrors, and rear-hinged doors. A touchpad controller next to the steering wheel allows drivers to control the car’s many functions without having to take their eyes off the road ahead.