Corona, CA: On display at SEMA Show: two tricked-out Kias

On display at the SEMA show, which ran from November 1 through November 4, were two tricked-out vehicles, which were inspired by sports ambassadors Blake Griffin and Michelle Wie. The two outrageous vehicles were a product of West Coast Customs (WCC), based in Corona, CA. The basketball-themed Optima Hybrid, inspired by basketball all-star Blake Griffin, features hardwood floors and a pop-up basketball hoop. The golf-themed Kia Soul, inspired by Michelle Wie of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), features Michelle’s personal artwork.

Kia's first-ever hybrid in the U.S. delivers up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway. Inside, hoop fans will find basketball court flooring in the front and rear wells and custom Roadwire Kings Ranch leather seats with suede inserts, white contrast stitching and Blake Griffin's autograph embroidered in the front headrests. The combination of leather and suede continues on the door panel inserts, headliner and sun visors.

Michelle Wie has been Kia Motors' official golf ambassador and spokesperson since early 2010, and in addition to appearing in advertisements for Kia she also can be seen driving a Soul in northern California while attending classes at Stanford University. Outside of golf, Michelle is an avid artist and the custom-embroidered Nike® golf bags she uses for tournament play feature her original artwork.

WCC ensured the Hole-In-One Soul stands out from the crowd with a striking "So Blue" and white House of Kolor custom paint scheme featuring many of the same drawings and characters found on Michelle’s golf bags, and also outfitted the show car with hand-painted 20-inch Niche five-spoke wheels. Inside, Wie's artwork and personal logo are embroidered into the Roadwire "Snow White" leather seats with pink suede inserts, and a baby blue painted dash and pink suede headliner with white diamond stitching complete the whimsical interior design. The Wie-inspired Soul will instantly transport onlookers from the gallery to the golf course with its artificial grass flooring, and the rear cargo is a virtual driving range with a 26-inch LED Samsung TV monitor fabricated into the rear hatch and a Microsoft® X-Box video game console and Kinect system for a round of golf out of the back of the funky urban passenger vehicle. Two of Wie's tournament-used golf bags are mounted behind the TV and conceal eight-inch Diamond Audio speakers, a subwoofer and amplifiers.

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