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GOYANG, South Korea, March 28 (Yonhap) -- Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-largest automaker, plans to sell 77,000 units of its new Carens that was unveiled at the country's largest auto show, an official said Thursday.

The vehicle, 4.52 meters in length and 1.8 meters in width, is equipped with a 1.7-liter VGT diesel engine, offering up to 140 horsepower and 33 kilogram-meters of torque.

Seo Chun-kwan, Kia's marketing director, said his company plans to sell 105,000 units of the new Carens next year as his company premiered the CUB, a four-door coupe compact.

The CUB, which is less than four meters long and features rearward-opening rear doors, was supervised by Peter Schreyer, Kia president and chief design officer.

"Styled to appeal to trend-setting urban dwellers, the CUB features a comfortable four-seater cabin which generates an emotional, feel-good response," said Thomas Oh, Kia's senior executive vice president.

Kia said its has no plans to produce the concept car for consumers.

The sister company of Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest carmaker, also showed off 25 vehicles such as the Cross GT, a concept car of Kia's large hybrid crossover vehicle.

Separately, Kia premiered three vehicles, including Forte Koup, at the New York International Auto Show that coincided with the Seoul Motor Show.

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