KIA Motors Corporation has unveiled its latest concept car, the KCV-III, 2+2 convertible coupe, at Frankfurt’s IAA 2003 motor show. Kia says it has created KCV-III to show how powerful emotions, the ‘cyber style’ artistic movement, and young consumers’ dream-world computer fantasies, can be combined and expressed in automotive terms.

KCV-III, says Kia, has the appearance of a fun-to-own, ‘street toy’ on the outside, but it’s a ‘toy’ that is packed with high technology on the inside. Fun to drive, fun to live with, KCV-III delivers an ‘extreme driving experience’ in terms of complete user enjoyment and driver involvement, plus tactile and visual excitement.

With a fully-automatic, all-solar-glass, convertible roof, KCV-III is designed to make occupants feel part of the environment – both with the roof open and closed.

Aimed at Generation Y customers, Kia claims the car has ‘visual cool’, and boasts many automatic functions, including forward-looking radar, a mobile telematics system, in-dash DVD and an MP3 player.

Designed at Kia’s Namyang design centre, the KCV-III was built in France by Heuliez.