One of these years Kia will do some Under the Sea theme and show it's cars submerged in water or Furry Theme and use cheetah wraps or bushy tailpipes but this year Kia went with “American diversity in the form of car culture” by modifying their cars to represent different corners of the nation. This A1A Optima represents the Sunshine State (that's Florida to you geography whizzes) with a turquoise “Key West water”-colored exterior and creamy sand leather deep bucket seats. Under the hood is the 245hp turbo four.
Kia then channels its inner Portlandia with the PacWest Adventure Sorento. Fox Racing coilovers with Eibach springs increase ground clearance by 6 inches. A Mile Marker winch, front and rear skid plates, and LED light bars incorporated in the front bumper and roof rack, BMF beadlock wheels wrapped in Nitto off-road tires and a snorkel intake system equip this V6 Sorento with the mods needed to navigate some trails. And since you may not, Kia pitched its own tent (on the roof).
Lux Motorwerks built the Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger with a four inch suspension lift and 28″ off road tires. Custom riveted fender flares, Rigid LED light bar, Sparco race seats, and a roll cage outfit the Forte for the pigpen while the stripped down interior and Line-X protective coating on the floor help with cleanup.
The Photo Safari Sedona is a nod to leaf peepers in the Northeast during the brilliant shades of fall foliage. LGE-CTS transformed the 8 seater Sedona to fit just two passengers with the remainder of the body dedicated to capturing photos while traveling through the NE with a roof rack meant for mounting DSLR cameras, WASP (Wide Angle Sports Photography) camera system, booms, or jigs. It even includes a safety harness and integrated mounting hooks for any of us crazy photogs. All sorts of storage compartments and outlet ports as well as a hidden compartment to take lower angle shots round out the package. To get those articles turned in on time (guess MIQ should buy one of these…), it even has a professional editing studio.
The Tjin Edition Hyundai Genesis Coupe soups up the 3.8L “Lambda” V6 engine with a Vortech V3 supercharger built by Bisimoto Engineering. A free-flowing exhaust, Vortech FMIC and BOV, and some Peter Pan fairy dust boost this Genesis to 500hp.
Hyundai debuted it's new crossover Tucson platform with the John Pangilinan “Adventuremobile” complete with rooftop pop-up tent and Goal Zero solar panels. The Tuscon features an army green choice to escape the Zombie Apocalypse.