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Our apologies to Kia for ignoring the company's press event in Chicago (well, not so much ignoring as failing to attend due to relative disinterest apathy). Still, Kia is the new Hyundai, which is the new Toyota, which is the new GM, which is the new, well, never mind — so it deserves our respect. There it is. So, this day, we proclaim the next thirty seconds to be the Kia half-minute, during which time we will show the crossover concept the company unveiled yesterday at the show (too bad we'd seen it all before). The Multi-S concept crossover is a take on the next-generation of non-minivan family cruisers, with an emphasis on leading-edge styling, safety, and spaciousness. It's powered by by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine linked to a five-speed automatic transmission, and rides on 19" alloys. Inside, a full-length moonroof will keep the kids searching for Orion until they regurgitate purple liquid from their nostrils, and fold-flat second- and third-row seats indicate how Kia rolls among the Stow-and-Go ballers. Coolness comes in the form of an interface for iPods, MP-3s, PDAs, cell phones, notebook computers, plus a rear entertainment system with USB port and surround sound audio system. Yes, they may build it. Now back to the world as we know it.

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Related:
http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/concept-cars/frankfurt-premiere-kia-multis-concept-could-hit-the-market-126161.php">Frankfurt Premiere: Kia Multi-S Concept Could Hit the Market [internal]