Kia Teases New Sporty Electric Car Ahead Of Geneva Reveal

FEB 21 2019 BY MARK KANE 26

“Designed to make the heart beat that bit faster”

Kia announced a new all-electric concept that will be unveiled on March 5, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The vehicle, designed at Kia’s European design center in Frankfurt, is described as “a visual embodiment of the company’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of electrification”.

The teaser looks interesting and we would not mind if Kia would really introduce some sort of emotional sports car with a long all-electric range.

Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe said:

“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,” explains Guillaume. “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.”

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Yes please!

I’ll Buy it ! ~* 🙂 *~ However., It needs to be reasonably priced * (ie:M3-LR) * with a good range & some practicality with reasonable utility function . All that would make this a great fair weather car ..,

Maybe you’ll buy a Kia, a brand known for their second rate cheap car, instead of T badge that’s known as EV leader? People don’t pay Mercedes money for a Kia.

You know he is allowed to have buying preferences different for yours? Plenty of people prefer their Electric car to have a more traditional vehicles interior rather than Tesla’s touch screen interface – and that’s perfectly fine.

As I wrote in the very beginning, “Maybe you’ll buy a Kia”. The reason why Stinger is not absolutely dominating $45K gasser market is due to the logo.

Man….stuck in line at a public charger again today with some free loader in front of you or what?

Every time I visit DCFC, I am waiting for some free charger. Every! Single! TIme!

Free charging SUCKS!!!!!

Stinger starts at $32k, not $45k.

There’s nothing cheap about Kia design or construction, or has been in the past 15 years at least. The Hyundai I had as company car in 1996 was more reliable than the equivalent Hondas & Toyotas (according to the stats of my employer, who had pretty large fleets of all three brands). It did have a less fashionable interior design, but that’s not necessarily a disadvantage.

Tiger nose design and new car company designers brought Kia up just like what happen to Ford in early 10s

Ah, the biased troll off gases again. J.D. Power have awarded KIA 3 quality and 1 dependability award for 2018. Read all about it.

Better then Chevy 15 awards they keep putting ads

Model 3 Long Range runs $57,400 with red paint and Auto Pilot (how I would buy), so if this Kia runs almost $60k too, it better have AWD, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, 310 mile range, over the air updates, roughly 125 kW or faster charging and something equivalent to Autopilot in order to be competitive. If it has all those things then I would consider it.

260miles range, ~5sec 0-60, great driving dynamics and a driver centric interior (no fancy baloney UI or “driver’s aids”) for $30k-$40k and that would be enough. An electric version of the Kia Stinger for a similar price would be great.

M3-LR is not “reasonably priced”, IMO.

All I have to say is, I hope the hood is longer than it looks.

Why? With an EV you don’t need a long hood to contain the engine.

Frunk space, crumple zone, and aesthetics.

It’s only aesthetics because it’s what people are used to. Viva la rEVolution.

And without a huge engine block, the crumple zone doesn’t need as much space.

A StingerEV would be terrific

Definitely. When it first showed up, we wrote an article about that.

How about a junior sized one? Miata-like

Perfect timing for my midlife crisis.

Yawn, concepts…

Why bother? You can’t even produce the cars that you have!

Bring it.