Okia will unveil an idea automobile on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present, and it is electrical. The model teased the unnamed idea automobile in a Thursday announcement and stated it indicators an “emotional method” to electrification.
The model was mild on particulars however stated the idea comes from Kia’s European design heart in Frankfurt, Germany. Kia Motors Europe Vice President of Design Gregory Guillaume stated design must be about “capturing the guts and making it beat that bit quicker.” He added he needs the automobile to not solely examine all of the bins for acceptable efficiency, vary, and driving dynamics but additionally give onlookers goosebumps after they take a look at it.
The only real photograph Kia offered exhibits the automobile’s entrance fascia with a lighting factor that spans the entrance bumper. The form is paying homage to the model’s present “tiger shark” grille remedy discovered on its manufacturing automobiles. Slim LED lighting components reside the place typical headlights sit and fluid shapes encompass them. From what we are able to inform, this is not a crossover or SUV, both.
The automobile appears small and lengthy with large fender arches that give the impression of one thing performance-oriented. The hood additionally options chiseled styling traces that draw one’s eye again right down to the lighting factor up entrance. Aspect mirrors are absent in change for small gadgets mounted to the perimeters, that are possible cameras.
We will additionally spot an up to date “Kia” badge that sits beneath the hood. Moderately than the oval badge with “Kia” scripted within it, the letters circulate freely with a brand new font. The look is arguably extra upscale than the present brand.
We’ll know extra in regards to the new electrical automobile idea when it debuts in Geneva on March 5.