Korean brand previews two SUVs with full-size off-roader and revised SP Signature concept, with the latter due to be revealed in the coming months.

Kia Motors has taken to the Seoul motor show with two new concept cars, the Mohave Masterpiece and SP Signature.

Making its global debut at the Korean event, the Mohave Masterpiece likely previews the next generation of Kia's flagship off-roader that's currently reserved for its home market.

In concept form, the Mohave Masterpiece retains its tall and boxy aesthetic, mixing old-school off-road design with the company's latest technology.

Kia says the Masterpiece has a high-quality and high-tech cabin, though there aren't any interior images just yet.


UPDATE, 28/03/19: We've added some extra images of the Kia Mohave Masterpiece and SP Signature concepts shot by our very own Scott Collie, who is on the ground in Seoul.

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What we can see so far are the use of LED lighting at both ends, incorporating a version of Kia's 'ice cube' signature at the front.

The company says the Mohave Masterpiece retains a resemblance to its other SUV models through its sculpted bodywork and bold lines, along with a version of the brand's signature 'tiger nose' front grille.

Rounding out the exterior design elements are huge alloy wheels filling the flared guards, along with a quad-tipped exhaust element integrated into the rear bumper.

While Kia is yet to confirm whether the Mohave Masterpiece will translate to a production model, the fact it's being presented indicates Kia is looking into it or already in the process of developing a new model. It's also worth noting the current Mohave has been in production since 2008.

Joining the Mohave Masterpiece in Seoul is the SP Signature concept, which Kia describes as an evolution of the SP concept revealed in New Delhi last year.

Like the original, the SP Signature previews Kia's upcoming entry into the burgeoning small SUV segment – set to rival the likes of the Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Qashqai.

There's a new two-tier headlight design up front, with the upper tier blending into the slim front grille. A contrasting black 'floating' Kia roof emphasises the possible customisation options that will be available with the new model, as does the bright orange main finish.

At the rear, the tailgate is dominated by a prominent chrome strip that spans the width of the vehicle, which links the LED tail-lights and also incorporates the Kia logo.

Faux exhaust tips are integrated into the contrasting rear bumper, which also features a bash plate-style treatment.

The large alloy wheels aren't dissimilar to the rims used on the flagship Stinger GT, right down to the fake centre lock cap.

Kia says the production version of the SP concept will be revealed "later in 2019", and signals a new design strategy that will "influence future models destined for Kia's global markets".

At this stage, Kia Australia has indicated it's planning to launch the production version of its new crossover around September or October this year. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.