With the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show around the corner, many automakers will be vying to make a splash at the event. One such unveiling to look out for is a new Kia electric car that will be shown on March 5th.
Kia and Hyundai have been making some very impressive electric cars recently, namely the, updated Kia Soul Electric, Kona Electric, and Niro Electric. And while they produce great ranges at great prices, some might not see any of these offerings as “exciting”.
Well it seems like Kia is trying to make a more exciting electric car as evidenced by some of the remarks that Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe, made within the press release.
“Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer – and we believe that there’s absolutely no reason why that should change simply because the car is electric,”
“We imagined designing an all-electric car that not only answered consumer concerns around range, performance, recharging networks and driving dynamism, but one that also gave you goose bumps when you looked at it, and made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you drove it. That’s why our all-electric concept is designed to not only get your pulse racing, but to also signpost our holistic and emotional approach to electrification.”
Other than those quotes and the teaser image above, there is not much information about this new Kia electric car. What we can see though is some very aggressive lines in the front of the car. Along with a futuristic looking headlight setup that at the same time is reminiscent of the Chevrolet Camero and other old-school America muscle cars. Certainly its a good era to take design cues from if you are interested in designing a car that can make “the hairs on the back of your neck stand up”. Along with a futuristic looking headlight setup that at the same time is
Additionally we can see what look like cameras in place of traditional side-view mirrors, similar to the Audi e-tron. Whether the camera mirrors, headlight setup, and multitude of aggressive lines make it into the production version is doubtful. Kia/Hyundai make some very good electric cars currently, albeit in small quantities. If they can make an exciting electric car that is as a good value as their current lineup (and make it in large enough quantities), then this is definitely a car to look out for. Keep your eyes open for March 5th for the full reveal and hopefully more information.
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