Kia KV7: That's A Van, Baby!

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Kia's U.S. designers say in place of just another minivan concept, they decided to "embrace the box." The result is the KV7, featuring a gullwing passenger door and wagon-like lines. Don't squeeze that box too firmly.

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Illustration for article titled Kia KV7: Thats A Van, Baby!

Powered by a 285-hp turbo-four, with wi-fi built in, Kia says this isn't a minivan for your typical suburban family. Rather, it's for a new group Kia calls "Ringleaders:"

Rather than using a van to transport children and their accompaniments, Ringleaders are busy organizing road trips, social outings and new adventures for themselves and their friends to experience together.

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This group of people already has a name, and it's "swingers."

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Fred Smith

just another concept car. funky headlamp and tail light styling, unconventional doors, a ridiculous digital dashboard, oversized wheels, strange seat materials and an unconventional seating arrangement.

I didn't care for these "cutting edge" things in 2004 and I don't care for them now, but this is still slightly better than most.