Looking every centimetre a road-legal racer, the Geneva Concept Car mixes ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look to deliver an exciting new B-segment car for enthusiasts. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, every curve, crease and line combines to a single purpose – to delight and entrance its owner and to bring a smile to the driver's face.
An urban attraction
The sleek, low coupe-style hatchback is created to deliver a new interpretation of the DNA from sporting coupes of the past with all the advantages of up-to-the-minute technology and materials. The Geneva Concept Car blends a clean, simple yet muscular exterior with a stunning interior treatment mixing high-tech and luxury materials that will set pulses racing whether on busy city streets or at the race-track.
A powerful performer
From its steep leading edge featuring an aero-style splitter, carbon-fibre panels and tiny LED cluster front lights, over the long bonnet and sculpted flanks, visor-look windscreen to the sharply cut-off rear treatment, the Geneva Concept Car isn’t just a styling exercise. It combines a 1.6-litre Turbo GDI engine producing 204 PS with smart-4WD-hybrid technology from an electric motor delivering an additional power surge to the rear wheels when required and also allowing low-speed electric-only motion. A seven-speed DCT transmission – Kia’s first – completes the impressive technical package.
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A driver's delight
Moving inside, The Geneva Concept Car combines clear functionality with exuberant style. Modern materials allow the front seat construction to be made from a single wave-like panel running from one door sill to the other – covered in quilted leather. The sleek interior including polished aluminium footrests and pedals is focussed on the driving experience, but keep the functional aspects and demands of today’s motorists in mind. The digital display can be programmed individually so the driver can select between a variety of screen displays – as well as controlling infotainment functions. Set on the centre tunnel are two more control hubs – the engine stop-start button and drive selector for the seven-speed DCT transmission and a Multi-Media Interface control.