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Kia Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount



  • Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper.
  • Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors.
  • Quick release design for easy removal.
  • Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA.

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Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper

The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.

Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors

We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.

Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA

The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.

Quick Release Feature

This updated version of the Platypus has a key-hole feature in the backplate that makes it very easy to remove without having to take your license plate off. Use the included low profile wrench to slightly loosen the bolt that attaches the backplate, then slide the backplate off of the stud. The plate is balanced to ensure that even if it were to come loose accidentally, it would still hang on the stud so that your plate does not fall off.

There's a Design Specifically for Your Kia

We make a specific kit for a couple Kia vehicles, but would love to add more to the list! If your car is on the list then you can be sure that we have worked with the local cars to test the fit. If you don't see your specific model, let us know and we would be happy to see if we can find a solution for you. We likely already have the parts!

  • Kia Optima (2011)
  • Kia Soul (2010-2013)
  • Kia Soul (2014-2016)

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  1. Kia Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Awesome Product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2017

    At first I was hesitant ofnpirchasingnit because they don't have the specific item for my car (I have a Kia Forte Koup 2016). However, Cravenspeed team pointed out that their platypus mount for Kia Optima most likely will be a fit and they reassured me that they will help in every way to solve whatever issues that may arise. I was convinced and bought it AND they did not fail! the item fit perfectly as if it was really made for my vehicle!!! KUDOS Cravenspeed! More Power to the team. You can now add it to your item description for your Kia platypus that it also is compatible with 2016 Kia Forte 2 Door Koup!!!

  2. Kia Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Platypus License Plate Mount 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Nov 2014

    This apparatus is absolutely great. We moved to Washington that requires a plate in the front. I had no place to put it other than drill holes. This eliminated doing that. We put it off to the side where where their is little insert to be used for towing. It works great.