Earlier this month Kia Motors revealed its all-electric concept car, ‘Imagine by Kia’, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.
Imagine by Kia is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car. It draws together elements of a muscular sports utility vehicle and a versatile, spacious crossover. The architecture of this vehicle is not specifically a car, crossover or SUV but something completely different for the Kia lineup.
Unlike the award-winning e-Niro electric crossover, which is based on the existing architecture of the hybrid-powered Niro, Imagine by Kia is underpinned by a low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain. Its exterior finish involves six hand-applied layers of chrome-effect silver paint are covered in a tanned bronze tint that changes in different light conditions to accentuate its curves and contours.
Further body styling includes a single sheet of glass as the windshield and roof for a vast sky-window that tapers into a double-bubble over the rear passenger seat. Dramatic light features have also been added to this concept vehicle, such as an illuminated streak that flanks the large sky window and a front Kia logo that intuitively lights up and glows as the driver approaches the car.
“Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer. We believe that there’s absolutely no reason why that should change simply because the car is electric,” says Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe. “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.”
Although Imagine is currently only a concept design, it offers a glimpse into the future of Kia vehicles to be powered by electric propulsion. Our Kia Dealership in Odessa is pleased to bring you updates about Kia innovations and future designs. If you have any questions about new Kia vehicles or upcoming models please contact us.