December 20

4 Kia Concepts to Check Out

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Imagine by Kia, the all-electric concept carKia Motors are always striving to be at the forefront of the automotive industry and they currently have several concept vehicles. Here are four of the most interesting pre-production Kia cars.

  1. Kia GT4 Stinger

The GT4 Stinger is a striking two-door coupe that sits low and wide with sensual curves designed to fully optimize airflow over the aerodynamic profile. For improved visibility, the see-through A-pillars remove a driver’s blind front spots. Unique vertical multi-LED headlights blend into the bulging fenders.
It’s powered by a 315-horsepower turbocharged engine driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The driver-focused cabin seats four and is designed for pure driving pleasure.

  1. Kia HabaNiro

Redefining the compact crossover SUV is the Kia HabaNiro. It’s a fully electric all-wheel drive vehicle with a range of over 300 miles. The muscular exterior features short overhangs, aluminum skid plates and tow hooks, and rugged 20-inch wheels that define its go anywhere capability. Kia describe it as an all-electric everything car, or ECEV.

The HabaNiro has no B-pillars, and the four butterfly-wing doors open in a scissor-like motion to provide open access to the spacious high-tech interior. It has no traditional knobs, buttons, or screens, instead it’s featuring a windshield with full-width, head-up display controlled by an interactive touchpad with sensory light feedback.

  1. Kia Imagine

The Kia Imagine is another all-electric concept car that is designed to capture the heart and make it beat a little faster. It’s a four-door passenger sedan featuring an induction-charged battery pack which powers a compact drivetrain. The low mounted battery pack allows for more interior space.
Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille has been reinterpreted as a tiger mask forming a distinctive ribbon of light across the front and encircling the headlights which appear to float unsupported. Ruches on the flanks and front air curtain create a rippled look giving the impression of motion. A single sheet of glass forms the windshield and roof to create an open sky effect.
Inside, 21 synchronized screens curve across the top of the dash to create a unified display. The steering wheel and pedals are recessed when the car is stationary. The drivetrain layout allows for a front trunk, or “frunk,” as well as a rear storage area.

  1. Kia GT

The Kia GT is a full-size, four-door luxury sedan with grand touring coupe styling. The sleek design combines a high-performance exterior with interior opulence. Its arrival is announced by sculpted air intakes that wrap around over the uniquely styled headlights. At the back, the taillights form a continuous line of light and the narrow turn signals wrap around to the fenders.
Along the sleek profile, the rear-hinged back doors eliminate the B-pillar allowing easy access for rear passengers. The driver has sports style instrumentation and controls that mark this concept as a car for enthusiastic drivers as well as a long-distance cruiser.
Many of Kia’s current vehicles began as concept cars, but through innovation, they became a reality. See the full range at Huffines Kia Corinth.
 
Image via Kia.com


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